Category Archives: Cinematic Visual Poems

“A Mind Sang”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film By Vier Nev

“A Mind Sang” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Vier Nev.

Directed and animated by Vier Nev

ORIGINAL MUSIC | Yanis El-Masri
SOUND EFFECTS | Francisca Dores, Henrik Ferrara
SOUND TEAM MANAGER | Francisca Dores
RECORDING / SOUND PRODUCTION | Guilherme Correia
MUSIC ASSISTANT/RECORDING ASSISTANT | Miguel Serrão

A short film about perception, rebirth and transformation.

“A Mind Sang” is the winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

A Mind Sang - Vier Nev Director and Animator 2020

Read more about it on the Vimeo blog: vimeo.com/blog/post/staff-pick-award-a-mind-sang-vier-nev/

MUSICIANS
PICCOLO | Simão Pinto
FLUTES | Melanie Gil, Ana Teixeira
OBOE | Gabriela Pereira
CLARINET | Joana Lima
BASS CLARINET | António Lopes
BASSOON | Adriana Gonçalves
CONTRABASSOON | José Miguel Oliveira
FRENCH HORNS | Cristiana Azoia, Luis Oliveira
TRUMPET | Pedro Jerónimo
TUBA | José Santos
VIOLINS | Alice Abreu, Daví Rabog, Tiago Rodrigues, Yuri Gomes
VIOLAS | Catarina Gonçalves, Luís Silva
CELLOS | João Geraldo, Dinis Lecomte
DOUBLE BASS | Amã Oliveira

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“Holika”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In India By Kevin Clerc (2020)

Filmed, Sound Design, Voiceover Script and Directed by: Kevin Clerc

Voiceover Artist | Arvind Mehra
Music: “What Happened to You” by The Cage

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

The Holi festival, also known as the Hindu Celebration of colors, is celebrated every year by millions of persons by throwing pigments of colors on people’s faces.

Originally the Holi festival celebrated the fertility of the land, today the participants rejoice for the abundant crops and the defeat of evil.

Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. The story of Holika Dahan (Holika’s death) signifies the triumph of good over evil. Holika is associated with the annual bonfire on the night before Holi.

Holika Cinematic Poems Timelapse Short Film by Kevin Clerc Face du Monde January 2020

 

Last March, I had the opportunity to go to India and participate at the Holi Festival in Varanasi. Taking part of this holy celebration and being able to film it was in my bucket list.

Located on the left bank of the Gange river, the city of Varanasi is considered one of the oldest inhabited city in the world and probably one of the holiest cities of India.

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“Nessun Dorma”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film By Txema Ortiz (2018)

“Nessun Dorma” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film in Spain By Txema Ortiz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Txema Ortiz

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

Music Arrangement and Direction by: Martin Zalba and Jody Jenkins

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

“A project made in 4 months recorded in different locations of the geography of Navarra.
I wanted to reflect different environments changing the color tone in each scene, after making the white balance, thus generating a very different environment, dark, inospito and inert, heavenly, ….. trying to find the beauty of still life. A trip through different spaces through doors trying to awaken sensations. A walk of the soul.”

Nessun Dorma Cinematic Visual Poem Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Txema Ortiz 2018

Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/Txema-Ortiz/100014734934218

“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

“Statures Of Gods”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde (2017)

“Statures Of Gods” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde.

Directed and Edited by: Arthur Valverde

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Director of Photography: Michel Taburiaux
Phantom Operator: Thomas Briant MacGregor
Music By: Tony Anderson (“All Is Not Lost”)
Sound Design by: Arvids Saulitis

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Dancers: Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir and Paul Marque

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

“Statures of Gods is an exploration of the art of movement; either sculpted or through the expression of dance. When the statues of Paris become one with three ballet dancers, captured frozen in jumping movement, truth is found in the shared reach for beauty.

Starring Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir et Paul Marque from the Opera National de Paris.”

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Website: http://www.arthurvalverde.com/

“The Flower Of Life”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film By Damien Krisl And Ronan Gali (2017)

“The Flower Of Life” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Damien Krisl And Ronan Gali.

Directed by: Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali

DOP – Guillaume Adrey (Kinou Conseil)

Featured Model:  Lorena Rae

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

DOP High-Speed – Selim Zouaoui
1st AC – Bernard Jallet
2nd AC – Matthieu Blanchais
Stylist – Melanie Perego
Makeup-Artist – Christina Lutz (B-Agency)
2nd Makeup-Artist – Claire Plekhoff
Hair-Stylist – Audrey Lambert (B-Agency)
2nd Hair-Stylist – Kelly Peach

Models – Amandine Elina, Amandine Choquet
Set-Designer – Sylvain Cabouat
Music Composer – Augustin Charnet
Sound Design – Christian Schlumpf

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

“The Flower of Life is a poetic journey of a women in a bed. Flowers as a metaphor for her emotions. An ephemeral moment where unconsciousness falling down in a moving dream.”

The Flower Of Life Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Damien Krisl & Ronan Gali 2017

Website:  http://damienkrisl.com/

“Anatolia Express”: A Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux (2017)

“Anatolia Express” is  Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed By Stanislas Giroux.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Stanislas Giroux

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Music by: Débruit & Murat Ertel (“Duman”)

“Hop on the Anatolia Express train with us, and imagine what turkey taste like for 3 minutes. We travelled for 2 weeks from West to East and back, most of the time on train tracks, and we discovered a truly inspiring people living in amazing landscapes and cities full of life.

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

We captured our vision of turkish life crossing by Izmir, Denizli, Konya, Göreme, Kayseri, Batman, Hasankeyf, Van, Erzurum, Ankara, Edinre and Istanbul.”

Anatolia Express Cinematic Travel Short Film In Turkey Directed by Stanislas Giroux 2017

Website: http://www.stanislasgiroux.com/

“Genoa – More Than This”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev (2017)

“Genoa – More Than This” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Music by: Tony Anderson

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

“Genoa is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. City reveals its charm if you decide to explore it. Here’s a short visual poem revealing feelings left with me after stay in this gem. City that is free of crowds and chaos you may observe in other places.”

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Website: https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

“Sunburnt Country”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia By Sam Brincat (2017)

“Sunburnt Country” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia Directed By Sam Brincat.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Sam Brincat

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“I have never really taken the time to travel my own country. I have travelled overseas a fair bit, as I was always more interested it what lay outside my own turf. But there is so much to discover in this rugged land of variation “Australia”.

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“My Country” by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze …

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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Website: https://vimeo.com/user19223187

“Spirit Of Solitude”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Danny Christensen (2017)

“Spirit Of Solitude” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Inspired by Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley Directed By Danny Christensen.

Directed by: Danny Christensen

Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017

Filmed and Edited by: Gianluigi Carella
Produced by: Utopia the Agency
Fashion Sylist: Gina Donnelly

Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017

Excerpts from “Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude”
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mother of this unfathomable world!
Favour my solemn song, for I have loved
Thee ever, and thee only; I have watched
Thy shadow, and the darkness of thy steps,
And my heart ever gazes on the depth
Of thy deep mysteries. I have made my bed
In charnels and on coffins, where black death
Keeps record of the trophies won from thee,
Hoping to still these obstinate questionings
Of thee and thine, by forcing some lone ghost
Thy messenger, to render up the tale
Of what we are. In lone and silent hours,
When night makes a weird sound of its own stillness,
Like an inspired and desperate alchymist
Staking his very life on some dark hope,
Have I mixed awful talk and asking looks
With my most innocent love, until strange tears
Uniting with those breathless kisses, made
Such magic as compels the charmèd night
To render up thy charge:…and, though ne’er yet
Thou hast unveiled thy inmost sanctuary,
Enough from incommunicable dream,
And twilight phantasms, and deep noon-day thought,
Has shone within me, that serenely now
And moveless, as a long-forgotten lyre
Suspended in the solitary dome
Of some mysterious and deserted fane,
I wait thy breath, Great Parent, that my strain
May modulate with murmurs of the air,
And motions of the forests and the sea,
And voice of living beings, and woven hymns
Of night and day, and the deep heart of man.
Spirit of Solitude Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Danny Christensen 2017