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“The Light At The Start Of Everything”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

“The Light At The Start Of Everything”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Iain Thomas Directed By Kim Geldenhuys.

Directed by: Kim Geldenhuys

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

Executive Producer: Jo Barber
Agency : Tbwa Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg
ECD : Pete Khoury
Creative Group Head / Art Director : Coenie Grebe
CD / Writer : Steph van Niekerk
Agency Producer : Sandra Gomes
Client Service : Bridget Langley
DOP : Fabian Vettiger
AD : Annelize Frost
Editor : Xander van der Westhuizen
Post Production : Wicked Pixels
Creative Director: Gavin Coetzee
Post producer: Gabriella Harris
Colourist : Kyle Stroebel
Audio Engineer : Lorens Person
Composer : Nic van Reenan | Field Audio

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

“I hope you travel well,
 I hope you ride the wave
 From the center.
 And the light says:
 You know the start
 But not the end.
 All our ends are different.”

“Kim Geldenhuys was approached to shoot with TBWA Hunt Lascaris for The Okavango Diamond Company. The script: ‘The Light at the Start of Everything’ is a visual poem written by Iain Thomas for The Okavango Blue, the remarkably rare and largest Deep Blue diamond that has ever gone to market. Kim was tasked with a brief to explore the stone’s origin and the magical, unspoilt land of Botswana to which it belongs.

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

To reflect on the transient nature of our human lives and remind us that the light inside the diamond is the same light that resides in us. Kim and a small team headed to Botswana to find ways to film its natural beauty in a way not seen before. The shoot saw a travel to the Makgadigadi Pans and the inaccessible but unique Khubu Island and beyond. A partnership with Wicked Pixels seamlessly integrated the post production elements. An accompanying sound track is scored by Nic van Reenen of Field Audio.”

The Light At The Start Of Everything Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Kim Geldenhuys (2019)

Website: https://www.0307.co/

“The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

“The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page’s ’59 Telecaster” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Telecaster. Produced for Fender.

Directed by:  Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes

Story and Narration by: Jimmy Page

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Produced by: Nexus Studios
Producer: Tracey Cooper
Executive Producers: Chris O’Reilly & Charlotte Bavasso
Production Manager: Rebecca Archer
Previs and Project Supervisor:  Michal Firkowski
Art Director: Melanie Climent
Lead Animator: Bishoy Gendi
2D Animators: Marlène Beaube, Giacomo Autili, Hozen Britto, Peter Lowey, Arina Shabanova

Lead Compositor: Jesse Richards
Compositing: Chris Gavin, Victoria Jardine, Dave Hunt
3D Generalist: Sébastien De Oliveira Bispo and Pierre Clenet
Editor: Dave Slade

Audio Post Production: Factory, London.

Sound Design and Mix by: Josh Campbell, Anthony Moore
Produced by: Lou Allen

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Client:
Executive Producer Jeremy Taylor
Producers Neil Whitcher, Matt Watts, Keith Legro

Special Thanks Mike Bayer, Evan Jones, Justin Norvell, Michael Thomas, Ashley Stagg, Danielle Koehler, Jill Burgeson, Natalie Wright

Music “DAZED AND CONFUSED”
By Jimmy Page
(Inspired by Jake Holmes)

Performed by: The Yardbirds
Taken from the album ‘Yardbirds ‘68’ recorded live New York City

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

“I had the privilage of being Lead Animator on this film, at Nexus Studios. Was great to work with the whole team once again!

I animated the car section at the beginning until the guitar handover, and the final dragon sequence, and a bunch other stuff in between, and generally oversee the 2D animation. I also did the storyboard/animatic/layout process and worked out the 2d camera moves. Its always great to work with Smith and Foulkes because they like to see what the animators and designers come up with, so they give us a lot of freedom to put our own creativity into their projects.”  Bishoy Gendi

The Mystical Journey Of Jimmy Page's '59 Telecaster A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes (2019)

Article on the short film: https://www.stashmedia.tv/mystical-journey-jimmy-pages-59-telecaster/

Website: https://nexusstudios.com/work/fender/

 

“Dream”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Sofie Lee (2019)

“Dream” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Sofie Lee.

Designed, Edited and Directed by: Sofie Lee

Animation Directed by: Omid Seraj
Music by: Wesley Slover and Joe Basile
Sound by: Joe Basile
Mix by: Trevor Richardson
Narrated by: Stella Stocker

“One day, I saw this dazzling darkness, and it devoured me. Then, I no longer existed.

We often tend to dream, expect, and imagine the things we wished we had. Dreaming is a catalyst for a better future. However, I see dreams in two different ways. One being that dreams give off a sense of motivation and the other that dreams create a sense of delusion within. As humans, our dreams block us from seeing the things that are right in front of us. Although dreams are meant to keep us alive, they also make us forget our existence and our purpose. In the end, our lack of awareness of our surroundings can drive us to forget who we really are.

The project, Dream, is a short film that is created based on a visual poem, “Lonely Wintry Moon,” which I wrote portraying myself losing my existence to follow this invisible dream.”

Dream.

Life is like a warm breeze that carries the redolent of spring, the colors that transmute the sky from dusk till dawn. Like a little chaste sprout that just pushed out the ground dauntlessly. A small water drop that just landed on a wild flower to tell its story from a long itinerary

But I’m an indigent goldfish that is floundering helplessly in this tiny bowl enveloped by hollow plastic plants and just gazing at this beautiful world; a xanadu I can’t be a part of it.

I am a puddle on the street that reflects the blue sky and makes graceful ebb and flow of waves coalesced with the spring breeze.

but I’m merely a deserted puddle wandering aimlessly. Then a bleak, lonely wintry moon devoured my life. The life of warmth, beauty, love, and passion departed. Then, time stopped, everything lost its colors. It froze my heart and only the whiteness lingered in silence with me.

Website: https://sofieleeya.com/dream

“CONTACT”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Written And Directed By Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“CONTACT” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Written And Directed By Alessandro Novelli.

Written, Animated and Directed by: Alessandro Novelli

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

For every yes,
There were a thousand no’s.
And, so while we were even asleep,
We sent our dreams to other planets,
And on to other stars.
We were looking for a god, all the
While incapable of finding our way.

 

Art and Creative Director: Alessandro Novelli
Original Music and Sound Design: Simon Smith
Animation: Alessandro Novelli 2D/3D, Laura Sofia Gonçalves 2D, Pamela Poltronieri 2D Hair fx, Christian Müller 2D, Victor Pérez 3D, Ambra Malanca 3D.
Painting & Tracing: Christian Müller, Alessandro Novelli, Inês Teixeira
Design: Alessandro Novelli, Christian Müller.

Produced by: Uniko
Coproduced by: AltContent
Executive Producer: Iván Miñambres
Associate Producer: Arturo Olea

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

3D Modeling: Joao Lucas, Ambra Malanca, Alessandro Novelli, Victor Pérez.
Camera Operator: Giulia Arantxa Novelli.
Lighting: Joao Lucas 3D, Alessandro Novelli 2D/3D.

Production: Diana Cano.
Music Recording and Mixing: BCNsound bcnsound.com/
Post-production, Editing and Compositing: Alessandro Novelli.

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

Post-production Assistants: Carlos Alonso, Elbire Rico.
Intern: Susana Vieira.
Script Consulting: Simon Smith.

Voices: Sara Montgomery Campbell.
Voice Recording Studio: Imagine Sounds & Visions / Juan Cook.

Mastering DCP: Iñigo Gómez

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“Somewhere between reality and fantasy, a woman’s consciousness is awoken through her inner journey that reflects the world around her.”

CONTACT Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Alessandro Novelli (2017)

“Contact” is the second chapter of an animated trilogy about Human consciousness. The first chapter “The Guardian” is available online at:

Website: http://www.contactshortfilm.com/

“Aftermath”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Layla Atkinson (2017)

“Aftermath” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Poet Siegfried Sassoon Directed By Layla Atkinson.

Directed by: Layla Atkinson

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

Produced by: Richard Barnett
Animation by: Marie-Margaux, Tsakiri-Scanatovits, John Harmer, Rok Predin, Jocie Juritz, Jacob Read, Clelia Leroux
Music- Dom James
Sound- Fonic
Mix- Barnaby Templera

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

“Aftermath” by Siegfried Sassoon

Have you forgotten yet?…
For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow
Like clouds in the lit heaven of life; and you’re a man reprieved to go,
Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.
But the past is just the same–and War’s a bloody game…
Have you forgotten yet?…
Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget.

Do you remember the dark months you held the sector at Mametz–
The nights you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets?
Do you remember the rats; and the stench
Of corpses rotting in front of the front-line trench–
And dawn coming, dirty-white, and chill with a hopeless rain?
Do you ever stop and ask, ‘Is it all going to happen again?’

Do you remember that hour of din before the attack–
And the anger, the blind compassion that seized and shook you then
As you peered at the doomed and haggard faces of your men?
Do you remember the stretcher-cases lurching back
With dying eyes and lolling heads–those ashen-grey
Masks of the lads who once were keen and kind and gay?

Have you forgotten yet?…
Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you’ll never forget. 

Aftermath Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Layla Atkinson 2018

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“For The Light And Darkness”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Patryk Kizny (2017)

“For The Light And Darkness” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Patryk Kizny.

Created, Produced and Directed by: Patryk Kizny

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Actors: Dorota Jastrzębska (Light), Aminatu Danesi (Darkness)
Assistant Director: Aga Gonczarek
Director of Photography: Krystian Stępień
Edited by: Aga Gonczarek
Online Editor, vfx & color grading: Patryk Kizny
3d modelling artist:Riley Schmidt
Makeup & stylist:Klaudia Pytlarz

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

“For The Light And Darkness is a visual story loosely inspired by the ancient Manichean idea of a primeval conflict between the spiritual world of light and material world of darkness.

“Manichaeism taught an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness. Through an ongoing process that takes place in human history, light is gradually removed from the world of matter and returned to the world of light, whence it came. Its beliefs were based on local Mesopotamian gnostic and religious movements. [Wikipedia]”

In director’s perspective, all events of the world are part of the eternal cycle of changes between powers of light and darkness. The primary visual layer depicts main characters – an ethereal dancer (Light) and a mighty shaman (Darkness) as they trade the powers. The secondary layer features powerful and rich symbolic imagery to illustrate the transitions of power.”

For The Light And Darkness Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny 2017

Website: http://patrykkizny.com/for-the-light-and-darkness

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matthew Lawes (2017)

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Poem By W.B. Yeats Directed By Matthew Lawes.

Animated, Photographed and Directed by: Matthew Lawes 

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Executive Producers: Marlena Hellebø, Ex-Animo Foundation & Marta Sala Font
Produced by: Other Brother Studios & Square Eyes Films
Original music by: David Holmes & Keefus Ciancia
Animation Assistants: Jack Maddison & Kit Lawes
Puppets by: Olga Lunina, Kerry Dyer, Natasha Lawes & Ruth Pease
Sets by: Matthew Lawes
Fish Mouth by: Elizabeth Jane Winstanley
Backdrops by: Phoenix Finlayson-Pugh
Recording Engineer: Joe Bulmer
Mixed by: James Cox at Jungle Studios
Post-Production: Felip Docolomansky, Matthew Lawes & Valeria DiClaudio

Narrated by: Liam Cunningham

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W.B.Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Website: http://www.otherbrotherstudios.co.uk/

 

“Hate For Sale”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Anna Eijsbouts (2017)

“Hate For Sale” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Anna Eijsbouts.

Animated and Directed by: Anna Eijsbouts  

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

Executive Producer: Michelle Cheripka
Poem Written by: Neil Gaiman
Narrated by: Peter Kenny

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

“A stop-motion animated film about the world we live in.
Created for the Visible Poetry Project 2017.”

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

“Hate for Sale” by Neil Gaiman

Hate for sale. All the very best
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest?
Lovely hate. Your life is rough.

Buy my hate. You’ll come right back for more.
Hate for sale. Enough to start a war.
Hate the rich, the brown, the black, the poor.
Hate is clean. And hate will make you sure.

Hate for sale. You’ll feel superior.
Hate for sale. You’ll make the news.
Hate the families who come here fleeing war.
Hate the gay. The trans. The new. The Jews.

Don’t need to care who you detest
Hate makes you feel a whit less scared
To know that your group is the best
And burn to ashes all the rest
Who will not face the real test
But showed up naked, unprepared
To be sent back, or drowned, or hurled
back into the abyss. Your world
will be so safe, so clean, so great.
And all you needed was some hate.

Hate for sale. All the very best
Hate for sale. Vintage stuff.
Do my cries excite your interest?
Hate for sale. Never enough.

Hate For Sale Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Anna Eijsbouts 2017

Website: https://www.visiblepoetryproject.com/

https://www.annaeijsbouts.com/

“Grow”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film By Nejc Polovšak (2017)

“Grow”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Nejc Polovšak.

Designed, Animated and Directed by: Nejc Polovšak

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Sound Design & Music: John Black
Written: Will Jarvis
Narrated by: Graham Tracey

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Grow, step back, and perspectives will change;
Just adrift on currents and unknow terrain.
As gently raised up, as sure as comes down,
Holding your course and even to ground.

“Grow is a story about ups and downs of life we all have to face sometimes, but I’d love everyone to interpret this in their own way. It’s a short personal film I’ve been working on in my spare time for the past year or so.”

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Website:  http://www.twistedpoly.com/

 

“Speak To Us Of Love”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Joyce N. Ho (2017)

“Speak To Us Of Love” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Excerpts of Kahlil Gibran Poem “The Prophet” Directed By Joyce N. Ho.

Animated, Designed and Creative Direction by: Joyce N. Ho

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Producer: Candace Marshall
Co-Design by: Ryan McShane
Animation by: Chris Morris & Ryan McShane
Edited by: Alex Gee
Music & Sound Mixing by: Zubin Hensler

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“Each year we endeavor to do an internal project that’s just for us, and this time around it all began when we read ‘The Prophet’ – a book of poems by Kahlil Gibran. In it, Gibran devotes each chapter to an important life event or theme, and his chapter on love was so moving we decided to put his beautiful words into motion. In the poem, Gibran writes about the many different types of love that exist, so we created a visual parallel between love and water. Just as we can’t live without love, we can’t survive without water – both are essential, eternal and all-consuming.

We knew we wanted to bring this story to life in 2D, and so we started storyboarding and designing directly in After Effects – a twist on our usual process. This meant we ended up animating in tandem with designing instead of designing and creating assets in Illustrator. As a result, our short film developed organically. It’s a testament to how well the Breeder team works together, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the end result.”

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Excerpts from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook that sings
its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks
for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in
your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Website:  http://www.studiobreeder.com/work/of-love