Tag Archives: Cinematic Poems

“Valhalla – Trailer 2”: A Creative Cinematic Poem From Sweetgrass Productions Director Nick Waggoner (2013)

Patagonia Presents, a Sweetgrass Productions Film: “VALHALLA”

Directed by:  Nick Waggoner

Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi

Beyond action sports– with Valhalla’s totally unique style and structure, we’ve recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man’s escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.

Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

Supported by: Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Backcountry.com, Blizzard/Tecnica, Powder Magazine, Zeal, Osprey, Venture Snowboards, Flylow, Gentemstick, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside TV, and Whitewater Ski Resort.

Locations: Whitewater, BC; Rogers Pass, BC; Revelstoke, BC; Golden Alpine Holidays– Sentry, Meadow, and Sunrise Lodges, BC; Valhalla Range, BC; Haines, AK; Glacier Bay, AK; Juneau, AK; Eaglecrest, AK; Tordrillo Mountains, AK.

Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson – Cody Barnhill – Carston Oliver – Zack Giffin – Pep Fujas – Kye Petersen -Johan Olofsson – Adraon Buck – Ryland Bell – Josh Dirksen – Aidan Sheahan – Molly Baker – Forrest Shearer – Taro Tamai – Stephan Drake – Eliel Hindert – Will Cardamone – Jaime Laidlaw – Trevor Hunt – Donny Roth – Jesse Hoffman – Austin Ross – Nick McNutt – Paul Kimbrough – Thayne Rich – Kazushi Yamauchi – Keely Kelleher – Ralph Backstrom – Piers Solomon -Johan Jonsson – Alex Yoder

“Body Of A Dancer”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Daniel Gallenkamp (2012)

“Body Of A Dancer”is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of Dancer Tim Persent Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp.

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp in 2012

Editor: Allard Zoetman
Music: Andre Ettema
Grading: Beer Buijsman
Phantom tech.: Flip Bleekrode
Gaffer: Eugene Sprik, Frank Berger
Focus puller: Floris v.d. Lee, Danny v. Deventer
Airbrush artist: Peter Evers
Make up: Ingrid v. Wakeren, Fieke Brokkelkamp
Ass. Make up: Denise Boon
Electrician: Tjeerd Oosterhuis
Set assistance: Kick Schlüter, Michel Koenders, Ronnie Boelens
Production manager: Wiarda Postma

Idea & concept: Daniel Gallenkamp
Produced by Smit & Jansen

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp

“A portrait of dancer Tim Persent.

Cinematic poem brings an ode to dancers and what they are able to do with their body, by showing what our eyes normally can’t see in real time.”

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Filmed and Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp 2012

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielgallenkamp

“Native Boy: Law Of The Jungle”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer From Director Henry Roosevelt (2013)

A retired firefighter brings turned author brings a magical story to life. A story about a boy on a quest to capture the sun.

Directed by:   Henry Roosevelt

MUSIC: Kid Cudi – Destination: Mother Moon
POEM: Rudyard Kipling – Law of the Jungle

“Native Boy” is a short film due out in 2013 with exclusive engagements beginning in April, 2013.

“Baraka”: The Digitally Remastered Theatrical Trailer Is A Cinematic Poem From Ron Fricke & Mark Magidson (2001)

Spectacular 8K restoration of original 1992 theatrical trailer of “Baraka” film.

Originally shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka brought together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls “a guided mediation on humanity.” It was a shoot of unprecedented technical, logistical and bureaucratic scope that would take 30 months to complete, including 14 months on location, with a custom-built computerized 65mm camera.

“The goal of the film,” says producer Mark Magidson, “was to reach past language. nationality, religion and politics and speak to the inner viewer.”

Baraka was one of the most acclaimed international releases of its time. A 2001 DVD release featuring a new  transfer and digitally re-mastered 5.1 surround sound became one of the most popular and acclaimed discs in the format‘s history. But as Fricke and Magidson began to explore the capabilities of new digital technology, they would soon seize the challenge to capture the film‘s 70mm theatrical impact in the ultimate high definition DVD, resulting in the widely acclaimed Blu-ray release of Baraka.

* YouTube video used here is a HD Matchframe Re-Edit from Jarrod Factor at http://www.factorfiles.com/home.shtml

“Samsara”: A Cinematic Poem Theatrical Trailer From Ron Fricke (2011)

SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

Directed by:  Ron Fricke

Producer:  Mark Magidson

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

“Richard II”: Cinematic Poem Trailer From Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran (2013)

Richard II was broadcast live on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. David is joined in the Company by Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke.

Richard II Cinematic Trailer Royal Shakespeare Company

http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/richard-ii/default.aspx

 

“Brideshead Revisited” 30th Anniversary Collection Trailer: Cinematic Poem Features Geoffrey Burgon Score

Adapted from the novel by Evelyn Waugh and winner of 17 international awards.  Premiered in 1981.

Directed by:  Charles Sturridge,  Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Music Composed By:  Geoffrey Burgon

Produced by:  Granada Television.

BAFTA Award wins:

  • Best Drama Series/Serial
  • Best Actor – Anthony Andrews
  • Best Costume Design – Jane Robinson
  • Best Scenic Design – Peter Phillips
  • Best Film Editor – Anthony Ham
  • Best Film Sound – Phil Smith and John Whitworth
  • Best Make Up – Deborah Tinsey and Ruth Quinn
BAFTA Award nominations
  • Best Actor – Jeremy Irons; John Gielgud; Nickolas Grace
  • Best Actress – Claire Bloom; Diana Quick

 

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)”: A Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions (2014)

“Winter in Fenway (Sonnet 97)” is a Cinematic Poem Promo Short Film For The Boston Red Sox By DGA Productions.

How like a winter hath my absence been   From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!   What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!   What old December's bareness everywhere!   And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,   The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,   Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,   Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:  Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me   But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;   For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,   And thou away, the very birds are mute;   Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer   That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare
The Sun Rising by John Donne

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem’d to me
But hope of orphans and unfather’d fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, ’tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter’s near.

Filmed and Edited by: Michael Andrus

Production Company: DGA Productions

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Filmed by: Jan Maliszewski, Jeremy Bond & Aaron Frutman
Voice Over by: Tom O’Bedlam
Music – Ba Ba by Sigur Ros

“Footage shot for ESPN spring training tease.”

winter-in-fenway-cinematic-poem-short-film-directed-by-dga-productions-2014

Article in Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/obnoxiousbostonfan/2014/03/shakespeare_snow_and_fenway_park_red_sox.html

Website:  http://dgaproductions.com/

“The World Beyond the World”: A Cinematic Poem Of The Alaskan Arctic Wilderness Directed By Paxson Woelber (2014)

“The World Beyond the World”: A Cinematic Poem Of The Alaskan Arctic Wilderness Directed By Paxson Woelber.

Filmed and Directed by:  Paxson Woelber

“Using text adapted from Robert Marshalls “Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Brooks Range” (1929) and images from Expedition Arguk (2013), “The World Beyond the World” aims to celebrate that most ancient and sublime of human pleasures: moving through a mysterious, beautiful, and unknown landscape.

In 2013, Expedition Arguk walked and packrafted across 300 miles of wilderness in the Alaska Arctic in order to report on Arctic issues and create public-use media from this far-off but increasingly important region. “The World Beyond the World” was shot during the first third of our trip, which took place entirely in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Gates of the Arctic is the second-largest US National Park, but its extraordinary remoteness and challenging weather mean that the Park sees relatively few visitors. There are no guidebooks, trails, campgrounds, or roads. Most of the photos that make up this film are available for 100% free, unrestricted public use at expeditionarguk.com

We are immensely grateful to the American Alpine Club, the Sierra Club Alaska Chapter, the Alaska Wilderness League, Ground Truth Trekking and our many other sponsors and advisors.”

Website:  http://www.expeditionarguk.com/

“The Fountain”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Darren Aronofsky (2006)

“The Fountain” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Darren Aronofsky.

Written and Directed by:  Darren Aronofsky

Music Composed by:  Clint Mansell

The Fountain Movie Poster Darren Aronofsky Director 2006

Cinematography by:  Matthew Libatique

Film Editing by:  Jay Rabinowitz

Produced by:  Ari Handel, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith, Eric Watson & Nick Wechsler

The 2006 Movie Trailer for Director Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” was 2:27 in length and visually stunning. Any determination of the “official” first-ever “Cinematic Poem Short Film” must include this stunning edit of the full-length movie.

Further reading:  “The Fountain movie review:  A Cinematic Poem named “The Fountain”. (Rianne Hill Soriano, Examiner.com, 12/17/10).

http://www.examiner.com/review/the-fountain-movie-review-a-cinematic-poem-named-the-fountain