Category Archives: Nature Films

“Words Of Wilderness”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Pete McBride (2014)

“Words Of Wilderness” is a Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act Directed By Pete McBride.

Directed by:  Pete McBride

Produced by:  Vital Films

Cinematography by:  Pete McBride, Matt Hobbs and Cael Jones

Words of Wilderness Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pete McBride and Vital Films (2014)

Words by:  Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir and Wallace Stegner
Narrated by:  Duke Beardsley

Aerial Support by:  The late Doug Sheffer, DBS Helicopters, Aerial Filmworks, John McBride and Tom Walton

Words of Wilderness Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pete McBride and Vital Films

“Happy 50th Wilderness Act – In 50 years how you have grown: From Nine to 110 million acres. Thanks to the visionaries who saved some wild country.”

Website:  http://vitalfilms.com/

http://www.petemcbride.com/

“Crowds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Directed By Dan Sadgrove (2015)

“Crowds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Featuring Bill Buford’s book ‘Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence’ Directed By Dan Sadgrove.

Directed by Dan Sadgrove

Original Music by:  Max LL

Crowds Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Directed by Dan Sadgrove in 2015

Director of Photography: Tim Pierce
Produced by: Toby Crawford
Edited by: Iain Whitewright
Colorist: Aubrey Woodiwiss
Narrated by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound: Jonny Platt
Story adapted by:  Dan Sadgrove & Amelia Rynkowska

Among The Thugs by Bill Buford“Inspired from Bill Buford’s book ‘Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence’ a particular paragraph stood out to me regarding the herd mentality of crowds. Here Buford introduces a series of metaphors from historians, sociologists, criminologists, social psychologists & philosophers that define what a crowd is to them. Adapted for the chaos of city life, this is my ode to nature.”

Excerpt from “Among The Thugs” by Bill Buford

THESE ARE THE things that are said about crowds.

A crowd is mindless.

A crowd is primitive; it is barbaric; it is childish.

A crowd is fickle, capricious, unpredictable. A crowd is a dirty people without a name (Clarendon). A crowd is a beast without a name (Gabriel Tarde). A crowd is a wild animal (Alexander Hamilton, Hippolyte Taine, Scipio Sighele). A crowd is like a flock of sheep (Plato), like a pack of wolves (Plato), like a horse—tame when in the harness, dangerous when set free. A crowd is like a fire burning out of control, destroying everything in its way, including finally itself (Thomas Carlyle). A crowd is in a fever, in delirium, in a state of hypnosis (Gustave LeBon). A crowd reveals our Darwinian selves, primal hordes suddenly liberated by the sway of the pack. A crowd reveals our Freudian selves, regressing to a state of elemental, primitive urgency. A crowd killed Socrates; a crowd killed Jesus. A crowd kills—in the Bastille, at the Commune, in front of the Winter Palace, in the streets of Vienna, down a dirt road in Mississippi or Soweto.

Website:  http://www.dansadgrove.com/portfolio/crowds

“Autumn-Black Forest National Park”: A Cinematic Nature Short Film In Germany Directed By Simon Straetker (2015)

“Autumn-Black Forest National Park” is a Cinematic Nature Short Film In Germany Directed By Simon Straetker.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Simon Straetker

Music by:  A. Taylor

Autumn-Black Forest National Park Cinematic Nature Short Film In Germany Directed By Simon Straetker

A young team of enthusiastic photographers and filmmakers produced a five-part series of short films and photo series on Baden- Württemberg’s first National Park . With the start in May 2014, created four short films on the respective seasons and a final fifth overall film entitled ” Black Forest Adventure ” over the period of one year.

Website:  http://www.simonstraetker.com/

“The Voyage Of Life”: A Cinematic Nature Short Film In Scotland Directed By Patrick Duijndam and Aron van Blooijs (2015)

“The Voyage Of Life”: A Cinematic Nature Short Film In Scotland Directed By Patrick Duijndam and Aron van Blooijs.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Patrick Duijndam and Aron van Blooijs

Original Music Composed by:  Daan van Haren

The Voyage of Life 2015 Cinematic Nature Short Film In Isle of Skye Scotland Directed by Patrick Duijndam and Aron van Blooijs

“In a time of hustle, emerging cities and high expectation, more and more people venture into the wilderness to find their peace, but also looking for the meaning of life. Just like in the Romantic period, there is a desire for discovery and longing for real nature among a movement of creative people: New Outdoor Creativity.

Romantic painter Thomas Cole made a series of paintings in 1842, in which a man’s journey through nature can be seen as a metaphor for the journey that men makes through life. In this piece, filmmakers Patrick Duijndam and Aron van Blooijs, along with songwriter Daan van Haren, pay tribute to Thomas Cole and his series of paintings. The result of their trip through the Isle of Skye, Scotland, is a music-video that will surely please adventurers, travel enthusiasts and lovers of good music.”

http://www.patrickduijndam.com/