Category Archives: Music Short Film

“Violin Tsunami”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Julia & Mike McCoy (2019)

“Violin Tsunami” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Music Short Film for Songwriter Kishi Bashi Directed By Julia & Mike McCoy.

Created, Animated and Directed by: Julia and Mike McCoy

Violin Tsunami Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Julia and Mike McCoy (2019)

Produced by: Tandem Media
Co-Directed by: Benjamin J. Strickland
Music by: Kishi Bashi (“Violin Tsunami”) from album ‘Omoiyari’

Violin Tsunami Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Julia and Mike McCoy (2019)

“Animated music video for ‘Violin Tsunami’ by Kishi Bashi comprised of hand painted watercolor elements.”

Violin Tsunami Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Julia and Mike McCoy (2019)

 

“Violin Tsunami” by Kishi Bashi

When our faith was on the edge of the wind
The summer days on end
Memories of the setting sunlight
Would tell a different way to be
To be, to be

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Violin Tsunami Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Julia and Mike McCoy (2019)

When in song we are blessed to be
Mending the rift of our apathy
I have the answer
You will remain
Days on end after the end of the cancer
One day you will follow with the sound of laughter
One day we’ll fall in love

Violin Tsunami Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Julia and Mike McCoy (2019)

Website: https://tandemmedia.net/

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“Thoroughbred”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

“Thoroughbred” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Concert Pianist Ivan Moshchuk Directed By Kurt Schneider.

Edited and Directed by: Kurt Schneider

Thoroughbred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

Narrated and Performed by: Ivan Moshchuk

Produced by: Eightfold
Director of Photography: Casey Stolberg
1st AC: Quinton Rodriguez
2nd AC: Vinnie Bredemus
Steadicam: Greg Johnson
Gaffer: Taylor McKean
Grip: Jake Gottman
PA: Kyle Brow

Sound Design: Tailorsound
Color: Matt Osborne

“Thoroughbred is a film about the isolating pursuit of perfection. The daily battle waged between ambition and anxiety.”

Thoroughbred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

Here again, seated with a gnawing feeling of dissatisfaction.
The ache in my stomach, the push at my back, always constant.
Forward.
Driven by that ambiguous spark. 
I question its origin, its impetus.
Burning, my envy rages against those so easily satisfied.
To know that peace would be bliss.
Yet were it offered, I know I would decline.
For as much as I disdain its presence, I invite its consistency.
Always more, always next.
For now, that great fear, the gap between my accomplishments and its expectations, subsides for the day. 
I’ve earned this calm, this freedom.
But it is fleeting.
For tomorrow, we start again.

 

Thoroughbred Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Kurt Schneider (2019)

Website: http://kurtschneider.tv/

“In Between Words”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City By Sheldon Chau (2018)

“In Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In New York City Featuring Poet Lilian Mehrei Directed by Sheldon Chau.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sheldon Chau

Music Composed by: John Corlis
Piano: John Corlis
Violin: Gustavo Eiriz
Actress: Achiaa Prempeh
Narrated by: Achiaa Prempeh

“A woman looks for her place in New York City as she contemplates the meaning of “home.”

The City Odes Project is a passion project in which my composer and I will collaborate with a poet and an actor to create a humanist, emotional, and visual story amidst the backdrop of a particularly city. “In Between Words” is the first of many to come, and kicks off this series in the city I currently reside in – New York City. The narrative was birthed out of an eagerness to collaborate with Achiaa, my actress, who now lives in New York and is originally from Ghana. In speaking with her, I decided to pursue a story about someone searching for home; a woman who is figuring out if NYC is the place for her, who is coming to terms that she is 5,000 miles away from her original home in West Africa, and thus easing out tensions with her mother, who of course wants her to return. The final result here features the work of Lilian Mehrel – a fellow filmmaker and classmate of mine back at NYU Grad Film school – who captures these feelings through her words, and my frequent collaborator John Corlis – an LA-based musician and composer – who complements the poetry with his mixture of piano and strings.”

“In Between Words” by Lilian Mehrei

Where am I?
Check the map. What’s a map, anyway? 
An alphabet. 
Spelling out spaces
In between words.

When you carve lines in a concrete jungle,
The dust particles remain. They stain
The people with grit
Glittering their teeth.

When I was little, my mother told me
My great-grandfather was the head of our tribe.
What’s a tribe? I asked.
He was like the king of our village, she told me.
Are you the queen now? I asked.

Yes Queen, says a handsome woman walking by.

Excuse me, do you know which way is north?
I squint up at the scrapers of the sky. 
They look down at their fireflies.

My eyes blink for a rest. I need to go
Underground.
I enter the arteries 
To flow with bodies as one.
Noon or midnight, there is no time here.

I balance, suspended halfway 
Between North and South.
There is no fullness,
There is no stillness.

I cross the street. I cross my heart.
I cross my mother, one too many times.
Why don’t you come home? She says.
What is home? I say.
There are too many people there, she says.
There’s nobody to bother me, I say.

When it’s too much
I slip in the small spaces.

Can you find me on a map?
Look, there – that eyelash that fell,
Between 6th and 7th avenue, that’s me.

Where are you? My mother calls me.
I’m on 6th and a half avenue, I say.
What?

You don’t believe me?
Look on the map. It’s really there.

Website: http://www.sheldonchau.com/

 

“Blue Floozy”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves (2018)

“Blue Floozy” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film With Poet Mia X Directed By Yuri Alves.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Yuri Alves

Poem Written & Performed by: Mia X

Produced by: Igor Alves & Yuri Alves
Original Score by: Boris Ivanov
Live Violin Performed by: Olga Yanovich
Assistant Camera: Caroline Sincaruk
Sound by: Victor Buitrago
Sound Editor & Mixer: Mert Ozcan
Colorist: Gabriel Kurzlop
Artwork by: Rochelle Bernal

“Renowned spoken word poet Mia X, unfurls a powerhouse monologue from her poem “Blue Floozy” in this continuous single shot short film directed by award-winning filmmaker Yuri Alves. Featuring a heart wrenching original musical score by composer Boris Ivanov. Presented in 4K.”

Loose screw,
mixed mind up,
glue fake hair
to fake mindset
with grand visions
out jive eyeballs
of blue much more
than who you know
yourself to be.

Post Production Sound Services: The Record House
Post Production Color Services: Dramplay Productions

Production Company: DreamPlay Media
Made with support from: Newark Office of Film and Television, City of Newark.

Website: http://www.yurialves.com/

“Serenity”: A Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco (2018)

“Serenity” is a Cinematic Poem Music Performance Short Film Featuring Poet Edward Rowland Sills Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Vincent DiFrancesco

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

Performance by: Hannah Williamson
Original Music by: Vincent DiFrancesco
Narrated by: Thomas Dunbar

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

“Serenity” by Edward Rowland Sills

Brook,
Be still,—be still!
Midnight’s arch is broken
In thy ceaseless ripples.
Dark and cold below them
Runs the troubled water,—
Only on its bosom,
Shimmering and trembling,
Doth the glinted star-shine
                  Sparkle and cease.

                  Life,
Be still,—be still!
Boundless truth is shattered
On thy hurrying current.
Rest, with face uplifted,
Calm, serenely quiet;
Drink the deathless beauty—
Thrills of love and wonder
Sinking, shining, star-like;
Till the mirrored heaven
Hollow down within thee
Holy deeps unfathomed,
Where far thoughts go floating,
And low voices wander
              Whispering peace.

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

Website: https://vimeo.com/user36704740

“Siege Of Salzburg”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Matthew Rycroft (2017)

“Siege Of Salzburg” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Music by Wolfgang Mozart Directed By Matthew Rycroft.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Rycroft

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Music by: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (“Lacrimosa” from Requiem Mass)

A cinematic opera based on the dramatic beauty of Salzburg, Austria.

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

ACT I – Beacon of Light
ACT II – Surrounded
ACT III – Storm the Castle (Dies Irae)

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

Website:  http://www.matthewrycroft.com/

 

“SEASONS Of Norway”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad (2017)

“SEASONS Of Norway” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Morten Rustad

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Produced by: Anders Graham
Original Soundtrack by: Jogeir Daae Mæland
Vocals by: Katrine Stenbekk

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017
Mixed by: Sivert Hagtvet
Sound Design by: Viljar Losnegård
Creative Advising by: Jørn Nyseth Ranum

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

“With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.”

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

Websites: http://www.turbinfilm.no/

http://www.rustadmedia.com/

 

“Letter”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written And Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2017)

“Letter” is a Cinematic Poem Performing Arts Short Film Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Written and Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko

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Cinematography, Editing and Sound by: Dmitry Tskhay
Executive Producer:  Anton Mishenko
1AC: Fedor Yashkin
Starring: Keyko Lee
Music by: Pavel Ivanov (Producer) and Sergey Uzhakin
Sound Design: Qbsound Studio
Narrated by: Richard Wayne
Color by: Konstantin Kuchin

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Website:  https://vk.com/alexandrachukhnenko

“Paris Noir”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart (2017)

“Paris Noir” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Benjamin Trancart 

Music by: Juliette Gréco (“Paris Canaille”)

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“By dint of searching, sometimes you’ll finally find… what you were not after.”

Philppe Lejeune

“Since past years, I often dreamt of shooting time lapses. This night again, I was on top of a slate metallic roof lit by the moon. Viewpoint was awesome, opening on the seaside with a red lighthouse sweeping the mist. I was licking the salt on my lips. 
But in those dreams, i’m always late setting up my camera or i just forgot to charge my battery missing the occasion to capture this ephemeral moment.

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Positive side of it is that during those dreams my brain has created fantastic images, unbelievable landscapes, volcanoes, and luxuriant forests. Some places that will never exist but that i’ll never forget. However i open my eyes and i still go and look for those places.

I’m aware that we have to live things and not look at them through the lens of a camera but harvest time is an incredible moment.

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Maybe we’ll meet one night on a slate metallic roof messed around by a pale moonlight.”

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Website: http://www.benjamin-trancart.com/

“Show The Love”: A Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Directed By Stuart Rideout (2017)

“Show The Love” is a Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Awareness Directed By Stuart Rideout.

Directed by: Stuart Rideout

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Cinematography by: Dan Holland and Alyn Wallace
Music By: Elbow (Sung by Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir)
Produced by: Nick Ferguson

Narrated and Starring: Charles Dance, David Gyasi,
Jason Isaacs & Mranda Richardson

Poem by: Anthony Anaxagorou

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“This is a love song like you’ve never heard before. Join Charles Dance, David Gyasi, Miranda Richardson, Elbow and people across the country in coming together to protect all we hold dear from climate change.

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Watch, share, #ShowTheLove. Together we can protect the places and life we love from climate change”.

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Website: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/