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“Special WOD”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed By Sofía López Salguero (2016)

“Special WOD” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Featuring Poem “Love” by Allen Ginsberg Directed By.Sofía López Salguero

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sofía López Salguero 

Music by:  Ryan Taubert (“We Wish It Was Never Light”)

Narrated by:   Tom O’Bedlam

Special WOD Cinematic Poem Short Film of CrossFit Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed by Sofía López Salguero

“Love” by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
a miracle,
in imagination
till born
in human—

looks out of the heart
burning with purity-
for the burden of life
is love,
but we carry the weight
and so must rest
in the arms of love
at last,
must rest in the arms
of love.

No rest
without love,
no sleep
without dreams
of love—
be mad or chill
obsessed with angels
or machines,
the final wish
is love
—cannot be bitter,
cannot deny,
cannot withhold
if denied:

the weight is too heavy

—must give
for no return
as thought
is given
in solitude
in all the excellence
of its excess.

The warm bodies
shine together
in the darkness,
the hand moves
to the center
of the flesh,
the skin trembles
in happiness
and the soul comes
joyful to the eye—

yes, yes,
that’s what
I wanted,
I always wanted,
I always wanted,
to return
to the body
where I was born.

Special WOD Cinematic Poem Short Film of CrossFitter Athlete Samuel Gallego Directed by Sofía López Salguero

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“Start Me Up-2012 London Olympics”: Cinematic Commercial For Omega Watches Featuring Rolling Stones Remix By Producer Don Was (2012)

As Official Timekeeper for London 2012, OMEGA will once again bear witness to Olympic glory. It has also been 50 years since the Rolling Stones became a band and 31 years since “Start Me Up” first entered the charts! To mark these occasions, OMEGA has released an extended Olympic Games-themed television commercial.

Commercial Produced By:  Omega Watches

Music Producer:  Don Was  (Rolling Stones “Start Me Up”)

The footage features the Rolling Stones’ classic hit “Start Me Up”, remixed especially for the commercial by producer Don Was. The on-screen footage features Chinese diver Qiu Bo, U.S. swimmer Natalie Coughlin, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos and U.S. pole vaulter Jenn Suhr — all Olympic hopefuls and OMEGA brand ambassadors. The focus is on the athletes’ routines and concentration in the pivotal minutes and seconds before competition, a moment in time for each athlete that can set the tone for a potentially life-changing performance.

Article on filming the commercial:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/67689dce-a9aa-11e1-a6a7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz33Djy4HkO

Website:  http://www.omegawatches.com