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“Samsara”: A Cinematic Poem Theatrical Trailer From Ron Fricke (2011)

SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

Directed by:  Ron Fricke

Producer:  Mark Magidson

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

“Evermore”: Creative Animation Short Film By Philip Hofmänner With Original Score By Michael Künstle (2012)

Written and Directed by:  Philip Hofmänner (2011)

Original Winning Music Score by:  Michael Künstle (2012)

145 composers from 27 countries submitted a film score to the 6-minute Swiss animation short “Evermore” by Philip Hofmänner. A panel of four experts nominated five finalists, whose compositions have been world-premiered on September 27th by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the baton of David Zinman.

The jury chose the 21-year-old Swiss Michael Künstle as the winner of the competition, he has been awarded a ZFF Golden Eye endowed with a prize money of CHF 10,000.

“Autumn Leaves”: Creative Orchestral Short Film By Jon Sandersen (2014)

Filmed and Composed By:  Jon Sandersen

Most of this video was shot during the fall in Larvik, Norway. Some scenes were shot in Bamble and the Steinway Grand Piano was recorded at Ibsenhuset, Skien.

“I started working on this piece of music several years ago, but it was first when I started filming that I knew what the final orchestration should sound like.”

Website:  http://www.jonsandersen.com/#/hjem

 

“Silent Storms”: Creative Time-Lapse Short Film Of Scandinavian Auroras By Ole C. Salomonsen (2014)

Silent Storms is the fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.

Filmed and Edited by:  Ole C. Salomonsen

Music:  AJ Hochhalter

In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring.

The “storms” referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several sub storms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.

The film is made primarily of stills, two sequences are real-time video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video.

Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception.

This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries.

Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III.

“Reflections”: A 2014 “Imagination Series” Creative Short Film By Anthony Khaseria

The award-winning Imagination Short Film Series returns with Academy Award® Winning Writer Geoffrey Fletcher’s new script.

“Reflections”,  A Bombay Sapphire Film

Directed and Imagined by:  Anthony Khaseria

One of Five Films based on the same outline script, Reflections tells a fantastical tale of a beautiful couple in beautiful surroundings – it should have been the start of the ultimate love story. But a romantic meal turns dark when they discover a hidden mirror which shows their true reflection.

Watch the other winning films of this year’s Imagination Series:
Other Side of the Game — Suspenseful thriller
Exit Log — Sci Fi Drama
Need For Speed Dating — Romantic Comedy
Graffiti Area — Suspenseful thriller

The Imagination Series is a short film competition that aims to spark people’s imagination by offering them the chance to have their own short film made through interpreting a script written by Academy Award® winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.
Entries were received from all over the world, a judging panel lead by Geoffrey Fletcher were tasked with selecting the 5 most imaginative films to be premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and online.

“Lunar Odyssey”: Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Andrew Walker (2014)

Time-lapse of the Lunar Eclipse that took place April 15, 2014.

Filmed and Directed By:  Andrew Walker

Shot on 2 5D Mark III cameras using Canon lenses and a RED Epic with a 300-1200mm Canon Century zoom lens that is used on IMAX cameras. Motion control was done using an eMotimo TB3 and the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero track.

Music:
2001: A Space Odyssey

Twitter: Drew599

Website: 599productions.com

“Richard II”: Cinematic Poem Trailer From Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran (2013)

Richard II was broadcast live on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. David is joined in the Company by Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.

Richard II Cinematic Trailer Royal Shakespeare Company

http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/richard-ii/default.aspx

 

“Magical Europe”: Cinematic Timelapse Short Film Directed By Stan Chang (2014)

Filmed and Directed By:  Stan Chang

One family, 2 cameras, 30 countries, 60 flights, 1000+ time lapse videos, 200,000+ images – almost 20 terabytes of data!

“This is a compilation of time lapse videos shot over the last two years when I travelled Europe with my wife and son. I’m excited to share some of my favorite clips.”

Equipment used: Nikon D800E, Nikon D600
Professional Total Camera Moving Solution: Konova (konovaphoto.com)
LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com)
Music with permission : ‘ The Death of a Star ‘ by Van Syla (facebook.com/VanSylaMusic)

More information, please go to:
stanchang.wix.com/photo

“Thinlines”: Cinematic Action Sports Short Film On Snowkiting Directed By Will Taggart (2014)

Directed and Filmed By: Will Taggart

Camera & Effects: Pascal Joubert, Wayne Phillips

Thinlines is a cinematic snowkite short documenting the last 2 months of the 2014 season. This video was shot at a number of places in the Jackson, Wy area including 3 Waters Mountain in the Wind Rivers, the Absaroka’s, the Buffalo Plateau, Togwotee, and a little Bondo. Many of these shots are documenting the first snowkite sessions ever in these locations.

We’re taking our filming and snowkiting to new places each time. We are excited to say that aside from the shot of lines in the intro there wasn’t a single tripod, glidecam, or slider used in this video. GoPro mounts on kites, skis, RC plane, and helmets. The DSLR was all filmed by hand. We are taking stabilization a step further with zen focus practice and proper editing. This may be one of the most cutting edge aspects of this film along with the snowkiting itself. This filming and editing technique will undoubtedly move to other expedition oriented sports since you can give a cinematic feel to a video with nothing but the camera and your hands in the backcountry.