All posts by cinematicpoems

An important emerging Short Film genre.

“Lost Places”: A Cinematic Poem CGI Short Film By Fabian Aerts (2020)

“Lost Places” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Created and Directed by Fabian Aerts.

Created, Produced and Directed by: Fabian Aerts

Words and Narration by: Alan Watts

Lost Places is a little series i worked on the last couple of weeks. The initial idea was to challenge myself in the creation of full CG environments. I wanted to create large scale scenes and elaborated landscapes. But next to that, the mysterious beauty of abandoned places always fascinated me. I’m addicted to travel but unfortunately the current pandemic and the lock down forced us to stay safe at home for long months so i guess it was for me the only way to explore some far away lands and imaginary countries. Alan Watts wise words resonated and helped me put all this research together and make sense of it. 

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“A Short Film About Ice”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Adam DJ Laity (2020)

“A Short Film About Ice” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film” in Arctic Directed by Adam DJ Laity.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Adam DJ Laity

A film-poem documenting the journey of a cinematographer through the changing landscapes of the Arctic.

Why did I come here?
To immerse myself in a sublime landscape,
To in some way be a witness to the
Change that is happening here?
We think by feeling.
What is there to know
?

The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene.

Touching on themes of aesthetics, cultural responsibility, inter-connectivity and eco-anxiety the film aims to provoke discussion about the need to re-conceptualise how we make and disseminate images, in order to see ourselves as an integral part of the world rather than seeing ourselves as in front of or separate to nature.

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“Balance”: A Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film On FreeDiving (2020)

“Balance” is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Josh Knox and Richard Armitage.

Telling stories is our passion. During this time of global anxiety, we wanted to share more stories around mental health and the tools people use to find calm – in the hope it might help others to find theirs.

Meet Arnaud, a freediver, longtime friend and inspiration. He uses freediving to find balance and calm his mind.

Production Company – Cheekyfire
Director/DP – Josh Knox
Director/DP – Richard Armitage 
Producer – Ben Knox
Underwater Cinematography – Marcus Greatwood / Adam Slama
Editor – Richard Armitage / Cheekyfire
Grade – Ivanov Boeck
Sound Design – Richard Armitage / Herbie Lomas
Additional Post Production – Harry Garcia / Ivanov Boeck

Shot in the UK.

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“Most People Are Pretty Nice”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Stephen McNally (2020)

“Most People Are Pretty Nice” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Author and Historian Rutger Bregman Directed by Stephen McNally.

Directed by: Stephen McNally

Produced by: Abi Stephenson
Animation: Jac Clinch & Diana Gradinaru

Narrated by: Rutger Bregman

‘We have taken huge steps towards tackling some of the biggest threats on humanity throughout history, and in many ways our lives have never been better! So where do we go from here? Author and historian Rutger Bregman argues that in order to continue towards a better world, we need big ideas and a robust vision of the future. Revolutionary ideas, that were once dismissed as a utopian fantasy, became reality through people believing there was a better way – but what if our progress is hindered by our own dim view of human nature?’

Audio from “Utopia for Realists | Rutger Bregman” (2017). youtu.be/U6vozRIo6bA

“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film – Dan Sadgrove (2020)

“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Patagonia Directed by Dan Sadgrove.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dan Sadgrove

Voiceover by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Music by Tim Tregonning
Sound by Morgan Johnson
Color by Mike Rossiter
Aerial by Wade Sedgwick

In early 2019 I spent four months living in a tent at Estancia Ranquilco, a remote horse and cattle ranch nestled deep in the foothills of the Andean mountains in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Largely stripped of modern conveniences and offering a chance to experience off-grid, communal living, it is both a gentle, and harsh, return to primitiveness.

Yet the magnetic pull from Ranquilco reaches far beyond the realms of sentimentalism. It is not merely a vague summation of its parts. Of earth, water, sun, grass and trees. It is the past as well as the present, built into the stonework and in the footsteps of the worn paths on the last edges of land, hanging on the horizon.

For those devoted to this way of life, it is simply a return to the familiar.

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“Echoes From A Silent World”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner (2020)

“Echoes From A Silent World” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Kleiner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matt Kleiner

Starring: Asher Pacey
Sound Design: Brennan Mercer
Narrator: Terry Burns
Narration Adapted from Excerpts From: Proust Was a Neuroscientist
Written By: Jonah Lehrer
Music By: Philip Grass & Niklas Paschburg

Echoes from a Silent World - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Matt Kleiner - July 31 2020

My entry for the Lockdown Short Film Contest by London Surf Film Festival. The concept was simple, dive into the archives. While the world was on lockdown earlier this year, take something old and make something new from the confines of your home.

While unable to work it was creatively therapeutic to dive into old hard drives and make something fresh that reflected the dream-like state of isolation.

The title pays tribute to that brief moment in time where the outside world stood still in early 2020. The majority of the globe could only reminisce on what were becoming faint memories of life outside of the house as reality began to seem like a figment of our imagination.

Rather than make something that got you excited to go surf, I wanted to make something unrealistic and dreamlike, saturated with colors and details from an ocean experience.

To bring the visuals to life I teamed up with Brennan Mercer for Sound Design. His ability to create a subtle world within a world of imagery set the tone for a true visceral effect. These were the sounds of nature and the world we all longed to be a part of once again.

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“The Off-Season”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Sam Davis (2020)

“The Off-Season” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Sam Davis.

Director – Sam Davis

Producer – Rayka Zehtabchi
EP – Andrew Hutcheson / Voyager
AC/Loader – Jeff Vanderpool
Steadicam Operator – Nick Schwyter
Composer – Giosuè Greco

Voice – Stan Robinovitz

As the son of a football coach and brother of a QB-turned-sports broadcaster, my upbringing revolved around fall Friday nights. And while I may have turned out to be the artsy one in the family, I know how much football means to players, coaches and communities everywhere.

While questions linger about the fate of the coming season, I hope this film can be a little blip of hope and excitement for the return of football, whenever that may be. Hang tight. Life will go on, and so will sports.

“The Forgotten Shieling”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Norway By Lars Hauge Hoel (2020)

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Lars Hauge Hoel

Written by: J Allen Shaw
Narrated by: Steve McCurdy
Music by: Tashi Gyelpo

The Forgotten Shieling - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Lars Hauge Hoel

A short little film about an old and forgotten shieling located in the heart of Jotunheimen, Norway.

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“I Can Wade Grief”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Lucia Hunziker (2020)

“I Can Wade Grief” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Emily Dickinson Directed by Lucia.

Edited and Directed by Lucia Hunziker

The Woman & Voiceover: Carina Braunschmidt

Produced by: LLH Productions
Wardrobe Styling: Ruth Bugmann, Sandra Wichowski
Production Design: Jackie Wagner
Set Design & Set Dressing: Andri Buser
Voice over Recording: Oslo Studios
Sound Design: Anderson Audio Productions

 

“I can wade Grief—” by Emily Dickinson

I CAN wade grief,
Whole pools of it,—
I ’m used to that.
But the least push of joy
Breaks up my feet,
And I tip—drunken.
Let no pebble smile,
’T was the new liquor,—
That was all!

Power is only pain,
Stranded, through discipline,
Till weights will hang.
Give balm to giants,
And they ’ll wilt, like men.
Give Himmaleh,—
They ’ll carry him!

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“The Language Of The Trees”: A Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film -Bradley Tangonan (2020)

“The Language Of The Trees” is a Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by Bradley Tangonan.

Directed by: Bradley Tangonan

The Language Of The Trees - Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film Directed by BRADLEY TANGONAN July 15 2020

Creative Director DEBORAH ROYER
Exectuive Producer STINE CHRONE MOISEN
Director of Photography JAMES L BROWN

Original Score by JORDAIN WALLACE
Sound Design & Mix TORIN GELLER & HAYLEY LIVINGSTON / ONE THOUSAND BIRDS

Featuring EDWARD MILLER & RILEY SHAW

Set in the imposing landscape of the Kimberley in Western Australia, this short documentary follows the story of an aboriginal farmer named Edward.

Raised among elders who taught him how to thrive “out bush,” Edward navigates between the rhythmic routine of a small sandalwood farm and the vast and abundant wilderness just beyond its border.

This journey of silence and presence in nature awakens the senses, teaches us how to connect with trees and the land, and invites us to listen to the natural world around us.