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“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

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“The Song Of Wandering Aengus”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Matthew Lawes (2017)

“The Song Of Wandering Aengus” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Poem By W.B. Yeats Directed By Matthew Lawes.

Animated, Photographed and Directed by: Matthew Lawes 

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

Executive Producers: Marlena Hellebø, Ex-Animo Foundation & Marta Sala Font
Produced by: Other Brother Studios & Square Eyes Films
Original music by: David Holmes & Keefus Ciancia
Animation Assistants: Jack Maddison & Kit Lawes
Puppets by: Olga Lunina, Kerry Dyer, Natasha Lawes & Ruth Pease
Sets by: Matthew Lawes
Fish Mouth by: Elizabeth Jane Winstanley
Backdrops by: Phoenix Finlayson-Pugh
Recording Engineer: Joe Bulmer
Mixed by: James Cox at Jungle Studios
Post-Production: Felip Docolomansky, Matthew Lawes & Valeria DiClaudio

Narrated by: Liam Cunningham

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

“The Song of Wandering Aengus” by W.B.Yeats

I went out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.
When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.
Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

The Song of the Wandering Aengus Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed by Matthew Lawes 2017

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

 

“To Brooklyn Bridge”: A Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Directed By Suzie Hanna (2013)

“To Brooklyn Bridge” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring Hart Crane Proem Narrated by Tennessee Williams Directed By Suzie Hanna.

Designed, Animated and Directed by:  Suzie Hanna

Sound by: Tom Simmons
Produced by: Sally Bayley
Music by: Maurice Ravel (“Bolero”)
Music Performed by: Mengelberg Concertgebouw Orchestra

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“This Poetry Animation is a representation of Hart Crane’s iconic ‘Proem’ from his epic work ‘The Bridge’. Suzie Hanna animated the film using hand cut stencils imitating some graphic aspects of contemporaneous 1920s New York artists who were in Hart Crane’s coterie, such as Joseph Stella and Marsden Hartley. She also referenced Vorticism to capture vertiginous aspects of the verse. The voice of Tennessee Williams, who was an ardent admirer of Crane, is taken from a 1960 recording. Tom Simmons has built this into a resonant dramatic soundscape which interprets the materiality of the bridge, the surrounding land and waterscape and the ‘prayerful’ qualities of the Proem. He embeds sonic references to Hart Crane’s ‘shamanic process’ in which the poet played records on his Victrola, including Ravel’s ‘Bolero’, loudly and repeatedly , whilst drinking heavily and typing phrases in manic bursts. The film is part of ongoing research into representation of poetic metaphor, between Sally Bayley, Tom Simmons and Suzie Hanna: their recent article ‘Thinking Metaphorically and Allegorically: A Conversation between the fields of Poetry, Animation and Sound’ was published in Autumn 2013 in the Journal of American Studies. A further installment has been commissioned for publication in Spring 2014.”

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Read by: Tennessee Williams

“The Bridge: To Brooklyn Bridge” by Hart Crane

How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
The seagull’s wings shall dip and pivot him,
Shedding white rings of tumult, building high
Over the chained bay waters Liberty—
 
Then, with inviolate curve, forsake our eyes
As apparitional as sails that cross
Some page of figures to be filed away;
—Till elevators drop us from our day …
 
I think of cinemas, panoramic sleights
With multitudes bent toward some flashing scene
Never disclosed, but hastened to again,
Foretold to other eyes on the same screen;
 
And Thee, across the harbor, silver paced
As though the sun took step of thee yet left
Some motion ever unspent in thy stride,—
Implicitly thy freedom staying thee!
 
Out of some subway scuttle, cell or loft
A bedlamite speeds to thy parapets,
Tilting there momently, shrill shirt ballooning,
A jest falls from the speechless caravan.
 
Down Wall, from girder into street noon leaks,
A rip-tooth of the sky’s acetylene;
All afternoon the cloud flown derricks turn …
Thy cables breathe the North Atlantic still.
 
And obscure as that heaven of the Jews,
Thy guerdon … Accolade thou dost bestow
Of anonymity time cannot raise:
Vibrant reprieve and pardon thou dost show.
 
O harp and altar, of the fury fused,
(How could mere toil align thy choiring strings!)
Terrific threshold of the prophet’s pledge,
Prayer of pariah, and the lover’s cry,
 
Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom, immaculate sigh of stars,
Beading thy path—condense eternity:
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms.
 
Under thy shadow by the piers I waited
Only in darkness is thy shadow clear.
The City’s fiery parcels all undone,
Already snow submerges an iron year …
 
O Sleepless as the river under thee,
Vaulting the sea, the prairies’ dreaming sod,
Unto us lowliest sometime sweep, descend
And of the curveship lend a myth to God.
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Website:  http://www.suziehanna.com/

“Motion Poems”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jonah Hall And Kevin Lau (2016)

“Motion Poems” is a Cinematic Poem Animated Short Film Featuring “A Sonnet After Chopin’s Requiem” by Monique-Adelle Callahan Directed by Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau.

Designed, Animated and Directed by:  Jonah Hall and Kevin Lau

Produced by:  TIMBER
Executive Producer: Sabrina Elizondo
Produced by:  Megan Kennedy
Art Director: Jon Lorenz
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Animation and VFX: Jonah Hall, Henry Foster, Casey Benn,  Gabriel Valente Ferrao, Jeff Willette,  Brad Hayes, Ian Ross, Jon Lorenz,  Lyz Holder, Alireza Bidar, Andrew Schreiber
and Giancarlo Rondani
Narrated by:  Ashley Becerra
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“Luscious”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Animation Short Film Directed By Amber Xu (2016)

“Luscious” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Animation Short Film Directed By Amber Xu.

Animation, Motion Graphics Design and Directed by: Amber Xu

Original Music by:  WenguHu

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“ ‘Luscious’ is a 2D motion graphics video looks at human nature, human instinct and the power of imagination. Minimally styled illustrations tell the story of a beautiful woman who achieves satisfaction by having a psychedelic, metaphoric, sensual journey during dinner. The film’s goal is “not only deliver pleasure images but raise the spectre of unlimited pleasure.”

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Article on short film:

http://directorsnotes.com/2016/08/10/amber-xu-luscious/

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Website:  http://www.amberxu.com/

“The Aleph”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Story By Jorge Luis Borges By Cenk Güzeliş (2016)

“The Aleph” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Short Story By Jorge Luis Borges Directed By Cenk Güzeliş.

Production Design and Directed by: Cenk Güzeliş

Animation Supervisor:  Nic Clear
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Typewriter Documentation: Clara Fickl
Music by:   AlienHand (“Circle of Life”)
                     The Great Schizm (“The Cloud Hunter”)
                     Aphex Twin (“Stone in Focus:)
Site:  Gallitzinberg, Austria
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Narrated by:  Will Stafford
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“Aleph, found in the woods of Vienna, is a point in a space which contains all the points of universe, where all the universe can be observed without distortion or confusion. Animated film based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges.”
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Excerpts from “The Aleph” by Jorge Luis Borges
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“On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost jorge-luis-borges-the-alephunbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realized that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph’s diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror’s face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me;
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I saw the rotted dust and bones that had once deliciously been Beatriz Viterbo; I saw the circulation of my own dark blood; I saw the coupling of love and the modification of death; I saw the Aleph from every point and angle, and in the Aleph I saw the earth and in the earth the Aleph and in the Aleph the earth; I saw my own face and my own bowels; I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon — the unimaginable universe.”
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“Elwood’s Ark”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Dan Evans And Merass Sadek (2015)

“Elwood’s Ark”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Dan Evans And Merass Sadek.

Directed by: Dan Evans and Merass Sadek

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Cinematography by:  Tobias J. Brebner
Music by:  Jon Hopkins
Written by: Dan Evans
Produced by:  Bill MacKenzie
3D Design by: Ian Harrison
Sound Design:  Dan Evans
Edited by:  Dan Evans and Tobias J. Brebner

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“A young boy releases a cloud into a church and it builds to a storm. Elwood’s Ark traces the journey of the water we drink, back 13.8 billion years through time and space to the beginnings of the Universe, challenging our perceptions of religion and redemption.

Water is something that everyone can relate to. Yet we rarely think about where it comes from, and how far its ancient molecular cocktail has travelled, to be here with us in this small moment – or how it will exist long after we’re gone. For Elwood’s Ark, we wanted to create a short film that would approach the subject of water’s journey, and our fragile relationship with it, putting into perspective human existence in the vastness of time and space.”

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Website:  https://wearetilt.com/

 

 

“The Hidden Keys”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Book Trailer For André Alexis Directed By Bruce Alcock (2016)

“The Hidden Keys” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Book Trailer For Author André Alexis Directed By Bruce Alcock of Global Mechanic.

Directed by: Bruce Alcock

Production and Animation:  Global Mechanic

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“Inspired by a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable, what it means to be faithful and what it means to sin.”

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Websites:  http://www.globalmechanic.com/

http://www.chbooks.com/catalogue/hidden-keys

“Muse Of The Wind”: A Cinematic Art Short Film Featuring HaeYoung Lee Directed By FLEV (2016)

“Muse Of The Wind” is a Cinematic  Art Short Film Featuring Painter and Artist HaeYoung Lee Directed Seunghwan Oh of FLEV.

Directed by:  SeungHwan Oh

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Produced, Animated and Edited by:  FLEV (Jason Kim,  Minjoo Kim,  Inseok Jung and Dongseob Im)

Artist HaeYoung Lee
Artist HaeYoung Lee

“An art concept video for Korean painting artist HaeYoung LEE`s second exhibition in Seoul.  Title of the exhibition is ‘Muse of the Wind’.

She is ‘humorist’. She frees herself by transforming a tragedy into a comedy, or vice versa.

If the harsh wind of pain and the gentle breeze of peace that followed was what moved  her to paint and create, she is now trying to “move” herself and “move” the world with her work.”

Websites:  http://flipevil.com/FLEV-INFO

http://www.leehaeyoung.com/home/Exhibition/1st%20Exhibition/92

 

 

“Nubivagant”: A Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed By Esther Dorhout Mees (2016)

“Nubivagant” is a Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees.

Produced and Directed by: Esther Dorhout Mees

Director Of Photography:  Max Maloney

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Music & Sound Design: Guido Maat
Producers: Esther Dorhout Mees, Bernou van der Ent, Elsbeth van Nieuwenhuise
Focus Puller: Justus Engelbracht
Asst. DOP:  Amit Kumar
Gaffer:  Joris Hetsen
Lighting Asst.: Henry Rodgers, Brian van Dijk, Willem Groen
Crane Driver: Jasper Dirkse
Hair Stylist: Hester Wernert
MUA: Lydia Le Loux

Editor: Wouter van Luijn

Colorist: Rachel Stone
VFX: The Darlings

Location: SUGAR CITY

Models: Evelyne Scheffers, Femke Elsinga

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“Nothing is more revealing than movement”        Martha Graham

Nubivagant: “Wandering in the clouds; moving through the air”

NUBIVAGANT Cinematic Fashion Short Film Directed by Esther Dorhout Mees 2016

Website:  http://www.dorhout-mees.com/