ABOUT US

 

JULIA SET LAB WORKS ON DOCUMENTARIES, FILM ESSAYS, VR EXPERIENCES AND VIDEO INSTALLATIONS.

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The Julia Set Lab foundation started in 2012 and is run by filmmaker and producer Sandro Bocci together with collective of freelance artists | professionals Julia Set Collection based in Italy. 

Our laboratory works also with Special Effects and Experimental Footage for collaborative projects.  We have recently collaborated with the production of the film Voyage of Time and Song to Song by Terrence Malick and Nat Geo | Nutopia TV-Series One Strange Rock by Darren Aronofsky, providing some special effects and additional footages. In addition, we work with other kind of projects, as well as virtual reality experiences, games, commercial and interdisciplinary projects inspired by science.

 

In 2013 our first documentary Meta (3.1 / km²) won the award for Best Documentary at SIFF (Salento International Film Festival) and in 2015 won for Best Photography at Premio Libero Bizzarri concorso Italia Doc.

In 2016 our work in progress film project Àperiron was finalist at MID (Milano Industry Days - Milano Film Network) and in the same year the script of the film was finalist at Premio Solinas Documentario per il Cinema.

 

- A KNOT IN IDEA SPACE -

Julia Set Lab involves a collective of artists who have been collaborating in many of the projects over the years. 

Sandro Bocci: Founder, Film Maker, SFX Supervisor 

Giorgio Leonelli: Sound Designer

Claudio Pedica: Design, technology and digital expression 

Maurizio Morganti: Music Supervisor

Sara Tassotti: Script Writer

Erica Amatucci: Laboratory Supervisor

Ipazia and Nina: Laboratory Assistants

 
 
 
 
 

INSPIRATIONS

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One of the forefathers of modern dynamical systems theory, Gaston Julia is best known as the creator of the Julia Sets. Julia was quite famous, especially among mathematicians, in the 1920s for his "Mémoire sur l'itération des fonctions rationnelles", published in the Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (1918).

 
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The Mandelbrot set is the modern development of a theory developed independently in 1918 by Gaston Julia and Pierre Fatou. Julia wrote an enormous book — several hundred pages long — and was very hostile to his rival Fatou. That killed the subject for 60 years because nobody had a clue how to go beyond them. My uncle didn’t know either, but he said it was the most beautiful problem imaginable and that it was a shame to neglect it. He insisted that it was important to learn Julia’s work and he pushed me hard to understand how equations behave when you iterate them rather than solve them. At first, I couldn’t find anything to say. But later, I decided a computer could take over where Julia had stopped 60 years previously.
— Benoît Mandelbrot