Tag Archives: BBC

“Melancholy Gorge”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film By Harun Mehmedinovic (2015)

“Melancholy Gorge” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in West Virginia for BBC Earth Directed By Harun Mehmedinovic.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Harun Mehmedinovic

Music by:  Paul Mottram

Melancholy Gorge Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in West Virginia Directed by Harun Mehmedinovic

“New River Gorge, located in gorgeous rural West Virginia, is the site of the oldest river system in the world.

At the heart of the New River Gorge is world’s third longest single span arch bridge, as well as the third tallest bridge on the United States at 876 feet above river level. Every year, around mid-October, this moody stretch of the river becomes the site of one of the most impressive displays of Fall foliage colors, and that transition of seasons has become one of the biggest tourist draws on the East coast.

This video, which premiered on BBC Earth, was filmed as part of SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky Preserves in North America.”

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“Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 – Curling”: Cinematic Poem Promotional Film For BBC Sport Directed By Jason Devine (2014)

The Olympic sport of curling was born in Scotland. The stones forged from granite found on Ailsa Craig.

‘Curling, the sport of a silence broken beautifully’.

Directed By :  Jason Devine
Post Production :  Intro in-house team
3D Animation :  Chris White

To launch curling during the Winter Olympics Intro created a film which brings the viewer to the Scottish wilderness. Beginning on the waters of a summer loch, the beauty is transformed by an engulfing harsh Winter.

The ‘soundtrack of silence’ is broken by the rumble of granite as a curling stone glides across the ice.

Unique camera angles and super slow motion effects created by the intro team help connect the viewer to a sport that dates back to the 16th century.


“There’s Always More To See”: Cinematic Poem BBC Two Trailer Featuring A “Cento Poem” Created By Alison Chisholm (2012)

“BBC Two Trailer – There’s Always More To See”.  Featuring a  Cento Poem created by Poet Alison Chisholm.

Filmed and Produced By:   BBC 

The BBC Two cento is comprised of lines written by the following poets: John Keats, Arthur O’ Shaughnessy, James Elroy Flecker, Walter Savage Landor, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Alison Chisholm.

Over the years, like most forms of poetry, centos have evolved through different rules and patterns, but the principle of producing a new poem from lines of published poetry persists.

The name cento comes from the Latin word for patchwork. So the poem is a collage, or a hotchpotch of lines and phrases from other pieces. It’s a glorious new invention celebrating the enduring beauty of language and power of poetry. BBC Two Trailer Cento Poem By Alison Chisholm 2012

“Much have I travelled in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen,
But still I long to learn tales, marvellous tales,
Of ships and stars and isles where good men rest,
How others fought to forge my world.
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? What wild ecstasy?
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Step forward,
To feel the blood run through the veins and tingle
Where busy thought and blind sensation mingle.
Come, my friends, ‘tis not too late,
For we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems;
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”

Alison Chisholm is an award-winning poet who has had over 600 poems published in magazines and anthologies, eight collections published and poems broadcast by BBC Radio Network Northwest and Channel 4.


“Winter Olympics 2014”: Cinematic Poem Trailer From BBC Sport Narrated By Actor Charles Dance

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia from 7th-23rd February 2014.

Filmed and Produced By:  BBC Sport

Poem Read By:   Charles Dance

I am the dreadful menace.
The one whose will is done.
The haunting chill upon your neck.
I am the conundrum.

I will summon armies.
Of wind and rain and snow.
I made the black cloud overhead.
The ice, like glass below.

Not you, nor any other.
Can fathom what is nigh.
I will tell you when to jump.
And I’ll dictate how high.

The ones that came before you.
Stood strong and tall and brave.
But I stole their dreams away.
Those dreams could not be saved.

But now you stand before me.
Devoid of all dismay.
Could it be? Just maybe.
I’ll let you have your day.