Category Archives: Scenic Outdoor

“Cormorant Fishermen”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In China By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

“Cormorant Fishermen” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov.

Filmed and Directed by: Alexander Alexandrov

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Editor: ANTHONY LEE MARTIN
Composer: VLADIMIR KULBAKIN
Color grade: KATHERINE FOX
Second camera: EDUARDO CAPRILES
Local production manager: MERCIER ZENG

“Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, Chia,
men fished using trained cormorants since 960 AD.

Fishing with these birds in an ancient tradition which
was practiced in a handful of countries over thousands
of years.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Today the method (no longer sustainable) is a decaying
virtue. Most of the Li River is closed to fishing.

The primary image on the reverse side of the 20 Yuan note
is a view of a fisherman on his bamboo raft floating down
the Li River through the spectacular Karst mountains.”

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

At darkness hour, every dawn
I took the light and you aboard

In our world, of force and skill
the silent bond that we both built

with bare purpose to provide
yet catching beauty with our eyes

not every turn the river made
I knew, yet didn’t hesitate

and through these moments flashing by
I felt the current of our time

With every chance we caught the stream
It felt as if I lived the dream
and marked with screaming scars of joy
the flow of passing silent void

And when the times took you away
I lived and saw up to the days
Of world so vast to comprehend
Of changing streams I could not sail

i thought as generations passed
if they relate to one of us

some other place, from dusk to dawn
the paths we cross, to rise and fall

to catch the moment of the day
and share it with you to stay.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Website: http://alexanderalexandrov.com/

“Human Architecture”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Karim Shaaban (2019)

“Human Architecture” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Karim Shaaban.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Karim Shaaban

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Written by: Jana el Sokkary
VO: David Warner
Sound Design: Fady Garas & Gareth Wood
Sound Mix: Gareth Wood
Music: Khaled El Kammar
Sound Studio: The Sound Company UK
Grading: Ahmed Essam

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

“Cities breathe. They are as alive and individualistic as people. They change from heaviness to lightness and lightness to heaviness in the speed of thought and bring out different sides of inhabitants to the surface.

They are life set in concrete, listen closely and you will hear them sigh.

Through the film, I wanted to make a visual comparison between lightness and heaviness. I travelled to Iceland and Hong Kong trying to visually understand what does it mean to be heavy and busy and compare it to emptiness and lightness.”

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Cities are People.
Some are older than sin.
Others are insecure,
And fickle adolescents
Learning which roads to cross.
No road signs anywhere,
Just streets stretching ahead
Like millions of veins to
Keep us going to wherever
Home is.

Human Architecture Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Karim Shaaban 2019

Website: http://www.karimshaaban.com/humanarch

“Call Of The Wild”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Tribute To Earth Day By Eric Larsen (2019)

“Call Of The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Robert Service Directed By Eric Larsen.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Eric Larsen

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The love and concern for our environment is something I have always known. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was outside as much as possible – camping fishing, riding my bike… But back then, my mind didn’t stretch much farther than my own backyard. For that, I credit writers like Farley Mowat, Sigurd Olsen, Barry Lopez and many others who were able to describe places of which I barely knew existed. They were some of my biggest sources of inspiration and their words instilled a longing to experience true wilderness for myself. But Robert Service’s ‘The Call of the Wild’, more than any of the others, stirred an unrelenting aching to grab my pack and go.

As a tribute to Robert Service’s eloquent words as well as the planet that is the foundation of both our dreams and health, I gathered up footage from the past eight years and five continents for an Earth Day tribute featuring some of Service’s lines. And if you think this video and poem might inspire someone else, please share it.

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

In the years since I discovered ‘The Call of the Wild’, I feel that I have lived each line tenfold. But that doesn’t mean I don’t need a reminder that the fate of our planet is in our hands. Earth day is a good start. But our efforts to reduce waste and pollution, curb greenhouse gas emissions, protect endangered species or remove plastic from our oceans should not end when the clock strikes midnight. There are a lot of great environmental organizations doing important work on behalf of our planet and I suggest that you support one or two or more. Of course, we need to take responsibility for our own actions as well. The environmental crises we face today are not problems for someone else to solve and we all need to make significant efforts on both the individual and global level.

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

I’ve spent several Earth Day’s on the Arctic Ocean either at, or very near, the North Pole. On April 22nd, 2010, I wrote this, “The weather started out relatively calm but the wind steadily increased to what I would consider near brutal proportions. We skied with our down parkas at times. Brrr. I guess it was the Arctic Ocean’s fun little way to remind us who’s in charge around here.”

So often on my expeditions, I feel insignificant and afraid, barely withstanding the extremes of our planet. But today, we all venture into uncharted territory. Human beings have an unprecedented ability to change and alter our environment. While we all need resources to be able to live and survive, which resources we use, how we use them and if they’re renewable or not should be cornerstone to every decision we make.’

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The Call Of The Wild” by Robert Service

Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there’s nothing else to gaze on,
Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore,
Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon,
Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar?
Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream streaking through it,
Searched the Vastness for a something you have lost?
Have you strung your soul to silence? Then for God’s sake go and do it;
Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost.

Have you wandered in the wilderness, the sagebrush desolation,
The bunch-grass levels where the cattle graze?
Have you whistled bits of rag-time at the end of all creation,
And learned to know the desert’s little ways?
Have you camped upon the foothills, have you galloped o’er the ranges,
Have you roamed the arid sun-lands through and through?
Have you chummed up with the mesa? Do you know its moods and changes?
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

Have you known the Great White Silence, not a snow-gemmed twig aquiver?
(Eternal truths that shame our soothing lies.)
Have you broken trail on snowshoes? mushed your huskies up the river,
Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the prize?
Have you marked the map’s void spaces, mingled with the mongrel races,
Felt the savage strength of brute in every thew?
And though grim as hell the worst is, can you round it off with curses?
Then hearken to the Wild — it’s wanting you.

Have you suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down, yet grasped at glory,
Grown bigger in the bigness of the whole?
“Done things” just for the doing, letting babblers tell the story,
Seeing through the nice veneer the naked soul?
Have you seen God in His splendors, heard the text that nature renders?
(You’ll never hear it in the family pew.)
The simple things, the true things, the silent men who do things —
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

They have cradled you in custom, they have primed you with their preaching,
They have soaked you in convention through and through;
They have put you in a showcase; you’re a credit to their teaching —
But can’t you hear the Wild? — it’s calling you.
Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us;
Let us journey to a lonely land I know.
There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us,
And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go. 

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

Website: http://www.ericlarsenexplore.com/updates

 

 

“In The Woods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo By Andrew David Watson (2017)

“In The Woods” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts By Ralph Waldo Emerson By Andrew David Watson.

Directed by: Andrew David Watson

Edited by: Orlando Loredo
Sound Design by: Gabriel Pimenta
Music by: Alaskan Tapes (“We All Speak in Poems”)

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Starring: Christopher Grys

CLOTHING & STYLING BY: Kai D. Utility

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.”

From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

” “IN THE WOODS” is a collaboration between designer Kai D Utility and myself. We originally set out to shoot a short look book film about escaping to the woods, only to find (after the fact) our images matched perfectly with excerpts from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We decided to turn our look book film into a homage to the concept of Transcendentalism. The appreciation and need for nature is even more alive today, then it was in the 1820s. We hope this video motivates you to take that weekend trip you’ve been planning, but have yet to take.”

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Website:  andrewdavidwatson.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

“A Sense Of Wonder”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In France Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2017)

“A Sense Of Wonder” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Music by: Franck Zaragoza
Audio Mix by: Laurent Mollard
Words and Narration by: Benjamin Dowie

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

“A vast silence swallows the sound. A kingdom of mountains rise majestically toward the heavens. A call of the wild to a wandering soul.”

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/

“If”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue (2017)

“If” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Rudyard Kipling Directed By Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue.

Filmed and Directed by: Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue

If Cinematic Poem Short Film of Rudyard Kipling Directed by Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue 2017

Produced by: Emily Miller
Edited by: James Cooper
Original Music by: Harlan Hodges
Mixed by: Ryan Todd Garza
Color by: Gregory Reese

Starring: Justus Farrell, Ben Farrell and Amanda Madlener

Narrated by: Robert Morley

If Cinematic Poem Short Film of Rudyard Kipling Directed by Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue 2017

“If” by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you   
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;   
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;   
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
If Cinematic Poem Short Film of Rudyard Kipling Directed by Matt Baker And Michael Sugrue 2017

“Lost In You”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Helen Takkin (2016)

“Lost In You”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Helen Takkin.

Directed by:  Helen Takkin

Starring:  Andero Ermel and  Karin Rask

Cinematographer: Meelis Veeremets
Gaffer: Tõnis Tuuga
Set Designer: Eva-Maria Gramakovski
Costume: Jörgen Terepson
Mövi and Drone Operator: Jaan Kronberg
Makeup an Hair: Hella Marats, Karolina Veetamm

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Sound recording: Martin Vinkel
Sound design: Romet Pott
Music: Chad Lawson

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Producer: Peeter Järvelaid
Production Manager: Liina Tiido
Location Manager: Toomas Külaots

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Editor: Johannes Arro
Color Grade: Evar Anvelt
Online Editor: Marion Koppel
Postproduction: Tallinn Postworks
1AC: Mihkel Soe
2AC: Erik Õunapuu
Electricians: Silver Soe, Markus Orav, Volmer Kliimand
Set Design Assistant: Jaan Kontkar

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Website: http://shp.tv/talent/helen-takkin/

“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/