Independent filmmaker Harmony Korine unveiled a new experimental short film, Duck Duck, at this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. Best known for Kids, Spring Breakers and most recently, The Beach Bum, the cult filmmaker experimented with using Snapchat parent company Snap, Inc.‘s new 3D camera system Spectacles 3 as a cinematic tool, overlaying augmented reality onto three-dimensional scenes for immersive storytelling.
Using Spectacles 3, Korine transforms Miami into an unbridled dreamscape of sound and color in Duck Duck — exploring the emerging disciplines of wearable cinema, augmented reality, and immersive, spontaneous storytelling. The film’s hybrid reality is brought to life through 3D Effects developed for the film, which will be available to Spectacles 3 users on Snapchat.
“Spectacles 3 is a completely unique format that shifted my perspective on film, narrative, what’s animated and what’s real,” said Korine. “By combining a first-person point of view and 3D Effects, the sunglasses inhabit their own hyper-personal universe, and helped inspire the multi-sensory experience of Duck Duck — like you can walk into this world when you watch it.”
With support from Gucci, Duck Duck premiered during a private event at Art Basel in Miami Beach on Dec. 4. Korine has a longstanding relationship with the luxury brand, including multiple ad campaigns and a limited-edition art book, as well as a cinematic exhibit dedicated Korine to at the Gucci Hub in Milan during Men’s Fashion Week. As part of this collaboration, Korine and Gucci partnered with Spectacles to create limited edition Spectacles x Gucci by Harmony Korine. The limited edition Spectacles 3, created exclusively for Art Basel Miami Beach 2019, were inspired by Korine and designed with Gucci for creators. Snapchatters around the world can virtually try on Spectacles x Gucci by Harmony Korine here.
Learn more about the making of Duck Duck in the behind-the-scenes video below: