Category Archives: Nature Films

“Like Water”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean (2017)

“Like Water” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Chris McClean.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Chris McClean

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Produced by: Easkey Britton and Jelle Mul
Music by: Christopher Bissonnette
Sound by: CJ Mirra
Narrated by: NC Mundy

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

Poem by: Dan Crockett

Layers lifting
Moats of light shifting
Spheres of currents dance.
At the heart of the
Wildest storm is silence;
This is old music.
There are paths
Between the reefs,
Promises on the swell and dip.
Truth in droplets of our
Saline blood.
Our bold movement asks questions.
This is a place beyond borders,
Beyond you and me to us.
We are held in sway
As a merging unfolds,
The illusion of separation crumbling.
The glow of living faces falling,
Fine lines and faint traces
To a liquid place outside time
Where all our fences are broken.
Shadows and sunlight
In which we must become whole,
To Live, to breathe, to join.

Like Water Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Chris McClean 2017

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

 

 

 

 

“Waiting Between Worlds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic (2017)

“Waiting Between Worlds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Excerpts from Robert Penn Warren Poem Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Music by:  Zack Hemsey (”Waiting Between Worlds”)
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam
Edited by: Josip Boban

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

“True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath. It

Makes you feel dirty. You need a hot bath.
I leaned against a telephone pole, and watched.
I thought I would die if she saw me.

How could I exist in the same world with that brightness?
Two years later she smiled at me. She
Named my name. I thought I would wake up dead.

Her grown brothers walked with the bent-knee
Swagger of horsemen. They were slick-faced.
Told jokes in the barbershop. Did no work.

Their father was what is called a drunkard.
Whatever he was he stayed on the third floor
Of the big white farmhouse under the maples for twenty-five years.

He never came down. They brought everything up to him.
I did not know what a mortgage was.
His wife was a good, Christian woman, and prayed.

When the daughter got married, the old man came down wearing
An old tail coat, the pleated shirt yellowing.
The sons propped him. I saw the wedding. There were

Engraved invitations, it was so fashionable. I thought
I would cry. I lay in bed that night
And wondered if she would cry when something was done to her.

The mortgage was foreclosed. That last word was whispered.
She never came back. The family
Sort of drifted off. Nobody wears shiny boots like that now.

But I know she is beautiful forever, and lives
In a beautiful house, far away.
She called my name once. I didn’t even know she knew it.

Waiting Between Worlds Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2017

Website: https://1x.com/member/49537

 

 

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2017)

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the Theewaterskloof Dam In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by: Alexandr Shumalev (“Beautiful Dawn”)

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“To appreciate the yang in life, we need to experience the yin. Nature is teaching us a lesson. We need to take notice and learn from our mistakes and stop wasting our resources.”

“Close to my hometown of Caledon is the 7th largest fresh water catchment dam in South Africa, the Theewaterskloof Dam. With the completion of the dam in the 1980’s, together with farm houses and infrastructure, a forest of pine trees were flooded on the banks of the river and eventually died. These dead trees has become quite famous amongst photographers and provide fantastic photo opportunities when water levels is low. It is a mere half hour drive for me and a favourite shooting location ever since I started photography. I know this landscape like the inside of my hands.

In the beginning 2017, reports started to surface in the media of a drought gripping the Western Cape Province. The Theewaterskloof Dam provide the greater metropol of Cape Town of fresh drinking water and it was at it’s lowest level ever since completion. The water situation was growing dire and the drought proved to be the worst experienced in the area in 100 years.”

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Location: Theewaterskloof Dam, Hottentos Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Website: http://lieselkershoff.com/

 

“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

“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/

 

“Wilderness”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Temujin Doran (2016)

“Wilderness” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in the Scottish Highlands Featuring Writings of John Muir Directed By Temujin Doran.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Temujin Doran

Produced by: Alastair Humphreys
Production Company: Studiocanoe
Music by: Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie & Dustin O’Halloran
(“A Winged Victory For The Sullen”)
Narrated by:  Jim Crumley
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“This short film is based on the writings of naturalist, author and environmental philosopher John Muir. It is a an ode to wilderness, and was filmed in the Scottish Highlands.”
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Excerpts from “The Story of My Boyhood and Youth”
by John Muir
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“WHEN I was a boy in Scotland I was fond of everything that was wild, and all my life I’ve been growing fonder and fonder of wild places and wild creatures. Fortunately around my native town of Dunbar, by the stormy North Sea, there was no lack of wildness, though most of the land lay in smooth cultivation, With red-blooded playmates, wild as myself, I loved to wander in the fields to hear the birds sing, and along the seashore to gaze and wonder at the shells and seaweeds, eels and crabs in the pools among the rocks when the tide was low; and best of all to watch the waves in awful storms thundering on the black headlands and craggy ruins of the old Dunbar Castle when the sea and the sky, the waves and the clouds, were mingled together as one. We never thought of playing truant, but after I was five or six years old I ran away to the seashore or the fields most every Saturday, and every day in the school vacations except Sundays, though solemnly warned that I must play at home in the garden and back yard, lest I should learn to think bad thoughts and say bad words. All in vain. In spite of the sure sore punishments that followed like shadows, the natural inherited wildness in our blood ran true on its glorious course as invincible and unstoppable as stars.”
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“Levende Rivier”: A Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit (2016)

“Levende Rivier” (“Living River”) is a Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ruben Smit

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Music by:  Anne Van Schothorst
Produced by:  Seymour Films B.V.

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“A new TV series about a man and his canoe traveling through the river Rhine landscape from the border with Germany to the sea. In this ‘boat movie’ in you will experience Dutch nature like you have never seen it before. Flood plains, woodlands, streams teaming with wildlife, above and underwater.”

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Website:  http://www.rubensmitproductions.nl/producties/productie-1

“The Wet Desert”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The UK Directed By Max Smith (2016)

“The Wet Desert” is a Cinematic Poem Ecology Short Film in the United Kingdom Directed By Max Smith.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Smith

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Written and Narrated by:  Ben Smith
Production Company:  Fatsand Films
Camera Assistant:    Michael Hodges

“Somewhere here, a landscape has been lost…”

“In the U.K. we often regard moorland landscapes, such as the Highlands of Scotland, The Lake District and Dartmoor, as symbols of wilderness. However, these places have been farmed, mined and inhabited by people for millennia, and have felt the presence of humans longer than many of our urban centres.

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The ecologist Frank Fraser Darling coined the phrase “wet desert” to describe the landscape of Dartmoor, such was the lack of biodiversity that he found there. But in hidden corners of the moor, relics of its past cling on – stands of trees coated in moss and fern, supporting a range of plant and animal life – relics that point to the bizarre fact that when humans first arrived here, these open landscapes were temperate rainforests.”

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Website:  http://maxsmith.tv/

 

“Olympic NP”: A Cinematic Nature Short Film Of Washington State Ecosystems Directed By Rudy Wilms (2016)

“Olympic NP” is a Cinematic Nature Short Film of the Ecosystems In Washington State National Park  Directed By Rudy Wilms.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Rudy Wilms

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“This Movie is a first of four movies in this part we will share the highlights of the three eco-systems of the park, and will be making three more videos of the Olympic Mountains, Olympic Rainforests and Olympic Pacific Coast.

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The Olympic National Park is located northwest of Washington State; the diversity in the park is spectacular. Within the park are three ecosystems from the wild and mostly foggy pacific coastline to the snow covered alpine peaks of the Olympic Mountains with its fabulous wild flower meadows to the temperate rain forests with its lush and green moss covered conifer trees and wildlife”.

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Website:  http://www.rudywilms.com/

 

“The Eternal Moment Of Now”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Shawn Reeder (2016)

“The Eternal Moment Of Now” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Shawn Reeder.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Shawn Reeder

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Music by:  Shaun Diaz (“Enchanted”)

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“In a world filled with distractions, there’s an art to being present. More than ever we have a million different places outside of ourself to place our attention and yet when we truly tune into the present moment, we realize that’s all there ever really is, The Eternal Moment Of Now.”

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Website:  http://www.shawnreeder.com/