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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

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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

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“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 

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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

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“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

“Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Theodore Ushev (2015)

“Sonámbulo / The Sleepwalker” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Inspired by Poet Federico García Lorca Directed By Theodore Ushev.

Written, Produced,Animated and Directed by: Theodore Ushev

Original Music by: Kottarashky / Nikola Gruev
Music Production: Asphalt Tango, Henry Ernst and Nikola Gruev
Sound Design: Olivier Calvert
Line Producers: Dominique Noujeim and Galilé Marion-Gauvin

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“A surrealist journey through colours and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights.”

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“Romance Sonámbulo” by Federico García Lorca (Excerpt)

Green, how I want you green,
green wind, green branches.
The ship out on the sea
and the horse on the mountain.
With the shadow around her waist
she dreams on her balcony,
green flesh, green hair,
with eyes of cold silver.
Green, how I want you green.
Under the gypsy moon,
the things are watching her
and she cannot see them.
 
Green, how I want you green.
Big hoarfrost stars
come with the fish of shadow
that opens the road of dawn.
The fig tree rubs its wind
with the sandpaper of its branches,
and the woods, the cunning cat,
bristles its brittle fibers.
But who will come? And from where?
She is still on her balcony,
green wind, green hair,
dreaming in the bitter sea.
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“To Brooklyn Bridge”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Suzie Hanna (2013)

“To Brooklyn Bridge” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Hart Crane Proem Narrated by Tennessee Williams Directed By Suzie Hanna.

Designed, Animated and Directed by:  Suzie Hanna

Sound by: Tom Simmons
Produced by: Sally Bayley
Music by: Maurice Ravel (“Bolero”)
Music Performed by: Mengelberg Concertgebouw Orchestra

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“This Poetry Animation is a representation of Hart Crane’s iconic ‘Proem’ from his epic work ‘The Bridge’. Suzie Hanna animated the film using hand cut stencils imitating some graphic aspects of contemporaneous 1920s New York artists who were in Hart Crane’s coterie, such as Joseph Stella and Marsden Hartley. She also referenced Vorticism to capture vertiginous aspects of the verse. The voice of Tennessee Williams, who was an ardent admirer of Crane, is taken from a 1960 recording. Tom Simmons has built this into a resonant dramatic soundscape which interprets the materiality of the bridge, the surrounding land and waterscape and the ‘prayerful’ qualities of the Proem. He embeds sonic references to Hart Crane’s ‘shamanic process’ in which the poet played records on his Victrola, including Ravel’s ‘Bolero’, loudly and repeatedly , whilst drinking heavily and typing phrases in manic bursts. The film is part of ongoing research into representation of poetic metaphor, between Sally Bayley, Tom Simmons and Suzie Hanna: their recent article ‘Thinking Metaphorically and Allegorically: A Conversation between the fields of Poetry, Animation and Sound’ was published in Autumn 2013 in the Journal of American Studies. A further installment has been commissioned for publication in Spring 2014.”

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Read by: Tennessee Williams

“The Bridge: To Brooklyn Bridge” by Hart Crane

How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him,
Shedding white rings of tumult, building high
Over the chained bay waters Liberty—
 
Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes
As apparitional as sails that cross
Some page of figures to be filed away;
—Till elevators drop us from our day …
 
I think of cinemas, panoramic sleights
With multitudes bent toward some flashing scene
Never disclosed, but hastened to again,
Foretold to other eyes on the same screen;
 
And Thee, across the harbor, silver paced
As though the sun took step of thee yet left
Some motion ever unspent in thy stride,—
Implicitly thy freedom staying thee!
 
Out of some subway scuttle, cell or loft
A bedlamite speeds to thy parapets,
Tilting there momently, shrill shirt ballooning,
A jest falls from the speechless caravan.
 
Down Wall, from girder into street noon leaks,
A rip-tooth of the sky’s acetylene;
All afternoon the cloud flown derricks turn …
Thy cables breathe the North Atlantic still.
 
And obscure as that heaven of the Jews,
Thy guerdon … Accolade thou dost bestow
Of anonymity time cannot raise:
Vibrant reprieve and pardon thou dost show.
 
O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet’s pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover’s cry,
 
Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom, immaculate sigh of stars,
Beading thy path—condense eternity:
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms.
 
Under thy shadow by the piers I waited
Only in darkness is thy shadow clear.
The City’s fiery parcels all undone,
Already snow submerges an iron year …
 
O Sleepless as the river under thee,
Vaulting the sea, the prairies’ dreaming sod,
Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend
And of the curveship lend a myth to God.
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Website:  http://www.suziehanna.com/

“My Child Is Dreaming”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film By Pask D’Amico (2016)

“My Child Is Dreaming” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Pask D’Amico.

Created and Directed by:  Pask D’Amico

Original Music by:  Maurilio Cacciatore, Performed by Ensemble Aleph
Animation, Editing and Post Production by:  Klesha Production

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” ‘My Child is Dreaming’: The idyllic world of children against adults’ dreamlike visions.

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When my daughter was born I bought my first diary. In the beginning I was just taking notes of her progress, reactions and likes. Then I began writing about my dreams as well. After two years, I’ve collected all the most beautiful bits to create a video.From such duality, a project called “My child is dreaming” was born.

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It is an introspective journey full of metaphors and paradoxes that put in contrast the idyllic and enchanted world of children with adults’ dreamlike visions, sometimes a bit pessimistic and obsessive.”

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Website: http://www.kleshaproduction.com/

“Motion Poems”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jonah Hall And Kevin Lau (2016)

“Motion Poems” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring “A Sonnet After Chopin’s Requiem” by Monique-Adelle Callahan Directed by Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau.

Designed, Animated and Directed by:  Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau

Produced by:  TIMBER
Executive Producer: Sabrina Elizondo
Produced by:  Megan Kennedy
Art Director: Jon Lorenz
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Animation and VFX: Jonah Hall, Henry Foster, Casey Benn,  Gabriel Valente Ferrao, Jeff Willette,  Brad Hayes, Ian Ross, Jon Lorenz,  Lyz Holder, Alireza Bidar, Andrew Schreiber
and Giancarlo Rondani
Narrated by:  Ashley Becerra
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“Luscious”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animation Short Film Directed By Amber Xu (2016)

“Luscious” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animation Short Film Directed By Amber Xu.

Animation, Motion Graphics Design and Directed by: Amber Xu

Original Music by:  WenguHu

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“ ‘Luscious’ is a 2D motion graphics video looks at human nature, human instinct and the power of imagination. Minimally styled illustrations tell the story of a beautiful woman who achieves satisfaction by having a psychedelic, metaphoric, sensual journey during dinner. The film’s goal is “not only deliver pleasure images but raise the spectre of unlimited pleasure.”

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Article on short film:

http://directorsnotes.com/2016/08/10/amber-xu-luscious/

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Website:  http://www.amberxu.com/