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“A Short Film About Ice”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Adam DJ Laity (2020)

“A Short Film About Ice” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film” in Arctic Directed by Adam DJ Laity.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Adam DJ Laity

A film-poem documenting the journey of a cinematographer through the changing landscapes of the Arctic.

Why did I come here?
To immerse myself in a sublime landscape,
To in some way be a witness to the
Change that is happening here?
We think by feeling.
What is there to know

The camera bears witness to the shapes and colours of glaciers, tundra, mountains and sea ice while the filmmaker explores the role of the human and the artist in such landscapes in the time of the Anthropocene.

Touching on themes of aesthetics, cultural responsibility, inter-connectivity and eco-anxiety the film aims to provoke discussion about the need to re-conceptualise how we make and disseminate images, in order to see ourselves as an integral part of the world rather than seeing ourselves as in front of or separate to nature.


“Man In Nature”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For The Brothers M Studio By Silviu And Bogdan Mustatea (2015)

“Man In Nature – Being One With Europe’s Last Wild Places” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Showreel For The Brothers M Studio Directed By Silviu And Bogdan Mustatea.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Silviu and Bogdan Mustatea

Music by:  Audionetwork (“Solar Gaze”)

Man In Nature Cinematic Poem Short Film Showreel For The Brothers M By Silviu And Bogdan Mustatea

Narrated by:  Alan Watts

“Man in nature” is at its basis, a collection of images from different projects The Brothers M had over the year 2015 and it Introduces some of Romania’s most iconic images in some of Europe’s last wild places: the Danube Delta & the Carpathian Mountains. Shot mostly with the DJI Phantom 3 & Sony A7s, the film brings the idea that when in nature, one doesn’t need to confront it’s environment, instead it needs to be one with it. This applies perfectly when testing its limits. Featuring Olympic winner Ivan Patzaichin (who grew up and trained in the Danube Delta), Andrei Rosu (first Romanian to swim the English Channel) and Petru Ariciuc, head of the Vatra Dornei mountain rescue agency.”

Excerpts from “The Real You” by Alan Watts

“If you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up and if you’re not ready, you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just “poor little me”.

And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I
assume that you’re all on the process of waking up or else you’re teasing yourself with some kind of flirtation with waking up which you’re not serious about.

But I assume maybe you are not serious, but sincere that you are ready to wake up. So then, when you’re in the way of waking up and finding out who you really are, what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now.

You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.

The real you is not a puppet which life pushes around.

The real, deep down you is the whole universe.

So then, when you die, you’re not going to have to put up with everlasting non-existing. Because that’s not an experience. A lot of people are afraid that when they die they’re going to be locked up in a dark room forever and sort of undergo that. But one of the most interesting things in the world – this is yoga, this is a way of realization.

Try and imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up.

Think about that.

Children think about that.

It’s one of the great wonders of life.

What will it be like to go to sleep and never wake up?

And if you think long enough about that, something will happen. You will find out, among other things. That it will pose the next question to you. What was it like to wake up after having never gone to sleep?

That was when you were born.

You see? You cant have an experience of nothing; Nature abhors a vacuum. So after you’re dead, the only thing that can happen is the same experience, or the same sort of experience of before you were born. In other words, we all know very well that after people die. Other people are born.
And they’re all you, only you can only experience one at a time.

Everybody is I, you all you’re you.

And wheresoever’s beings exist throughout all galaxies it doesn’t make a difference.

You are all of them and when they come into being as you come into being.

You know that very well.

Only you don’t have to remember the past in the same way you don’t have to think about you work thyroid gland or whatever else it is in your organism. You don’t have to know how to shine the sun., You just do it. Like you breathe. Doesn’t it really astonish you that you are the fantastically complex thing and that you’re doing all of this and you never had any education on how to do it.”

Man In Nature Cinematic Poem Short Film Showreel For The Brothers M Studio By Silviu And Bogdan Mustatea (2015)

Website:  http://thebrothersm.eu/