Tag Archives: Hawaii

“The Beginning”: A Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Music Short Film For Whim Grace Directed By Lance Page (2017)

“The Beginning” is a Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Music Short Film For Whim Grace Album Directed By Lance Page.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Lance Page

Words, Music and Narration by: Whim Grace (“Black Holes and Unicorns”)


‘The Beginning’, a short film for a new world. 4K time-lapse cinema from Page Films and spoken word from Whim Grace, a collaboration of the arts.

“When I fell to this plane of existence,
  I was shocked by the amount of resistance;
  Of gravity, of society, of disparity
  Weighing down on these creatures called humanity…”


Additional Time-Lapse by: Troy Page

Locations: In Oregon (Canyon Creek Meadows / Camp Sherman / Sparks Lake; Hawaii (Big Island); and Australia (Broken Head Beach).


Websites: http://pagefilms.com/


“I Am Different”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed By David Holm (2015)

“I Am Different” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Featuring Photographer Clark Little Directed By David Holm.

Directed by:  David Holm

Director of Photography:  Justin Henning
Water Camera Operator: Don King

Edited by: Josh Bodnar

Sound Design: Joe Mount

Narrated by:  Tom O’Bedlam

I Am Different Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed by David Holm in 2015

“Directors Cut for the Nikon project “I am Different” featuring Clark Little. In water video shot in Maui.”

Excerpts from “roll the dice” by Charles Bukowski

if you’re going to try, go all the way.
otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all theway.
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.

go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a park bench.
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,

isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
endurance, of how much you really want to
do it.
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
anything else
you can imagine.

if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with

do it, do it, do it.
do it.

all the way
all the way.

you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight
there is.

I Am Different Cinematic Poem Short Film For Nikon Directed by David Holm

Websites:  http://clarklittlephotography.com/pages/videos


“View From A Blue Moon”: A Cinematic Short Surf Film Trailer Directed By Blake Vincent Kueny (2015)

“View From A Blue Moon” is a Cinematic Short Surf Film Trailer Featuring John Florence and Directed By Blake Vincent Kueny.

Filmed and Directed by:  Blake Vincent Kueny

Created by and Starring:  John Florence

Produced by:  Brain Farm Cinema

View From A Blue Moon Cinematic Surf Short Film Trailer Featuring John Florence Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny in 2015

Narrated by:  John C. Reilly

Original Music by:  Jack Johnson

View From A Blue Moon Cinematic Surf Short Film Trailer Featuring John Florence Directed by Blake Vincent Kueny 2015

“See the sport of surfing as it’s never been captured before in John Florence and Blake Vincent Kueny’s second signature release, in association with award-winning film studio, Brain Farm. The first surf film shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows the world’s most dynamic surfer John Florence and his closest friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to his favorite surfing destinations around the globe. From the dreamy blue perfection of the South Pacific to the darkest uncharted waters of Africa (and everywhere in between), Florence faces a broad spectrum of emotions as he continues to seal his legacy as one of the most gifted surfers ever. And while the young Hawaiian is pulled in increasingly different directions, there is no form of pressure that will keep him from his ultimate goal — to redefine what is possible in the ocean.”

Website:  http://brainfarmcinema.com/viewfromabluemoon/

“Hawaii”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Of Mark Twain’s Favorite Islands By Matt Johnson (2015)

“Hawaii” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Of Mark Twain’s Favorite Islands Directed By Matt Johnson.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Matt Johnson

Music Composed by:  Sleeping At Last

Hawaii Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film featuring Mark Twain directed by Matt Johnson 2015

Narrated by:  Stan Robinowitz

“Paradise of the Pacific” by Mark Twain

“Hawaii: No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through half a lifetime, as that one has done.

For me the balmy airs are always blowing, its summer seas flashing in the sun; the pulsing of its surfbeat is in my ear; I can see its garlanded crags, its leaping cascades, its plumy palms drowsing by the shore, its remote summits floating like islands above the cloud wrack; I can feel the spirit of its wildland solitudes, I can hear the splash of its brooks; in my nostrils still lives the breath of flowers that perished twenty years ago.

It is the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean.”

Website:  http://whoismatt.com/hawaiitimelapse/

“House Of Clouds”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Hawaii By Julian Tryba (2014)

“House Of Clouds” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film on Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, including Haleakalā (House of the Sun), Directed By Julian Tryba.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Julian Tryba

Music Composed by:   Shaun Taylor McManus (“The Last Stand”)

Filmmaker Julian Tryba
Filmmaker Julian Tryba

“This film was shot in two weeks (Dec ’13) on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui. Many of the timelapses were taken on Haleakalā (House of the Sun), which is a 10,000ft tall dormant volcano. The volcano is a timelapse photographers dream; the climate is in constant flux and the landscape is absolutely breathtaking. I often spent 12 to 15 hours on the mountain watching the clouds and photographing them. ”

Website:  http://www.juliantphoto.com/

“Māmane Tree Bones”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring A Hawaiian Chant Directed By Gary Yost (2014)

“Māmane Tree Bones” is a cinematic infrared time-lapse short film in Hawaiian featuring an “Oli Style” chant “Ku’u wahine i ka ua ‘Ulalena” sung by Charles Albert Manu’alkohanaiki’illili Boyd filmed and directed by Gary Yost.

Filmed and Directed by:  Gary Yost

Chant sung by:  Charles Albert Manu’alkohanaiki’illili Boyd

Ancestor akua (spirits) embodied by Māmane tree bones. These trees are on Kohala mountain, the first volcano that rose from the seabed to create the Big Island of Hawaii.

In the early 1900s, along with the Palila bird, Māmane trees sued the Hawaii Dept of Land and Resources for protection from overgrazing: tinyurl.com/pvjyxp5

Pre-European Chant: “Ku’u wahine i ka ua ‘Ulalena” by Charles Albert Manu’alkohanaiki’illili Boyd

Translation below:

“My lady in the ‘Ulalena rain
That tears the blossom of the makahala
The travelers sitting by the trail
Chant of the grass blossoms at Lanihuli
My lady has turned by mistake
To dream, unintentionally of the kawelu grass
Being jerked about at Lele-a-‘anae
Perhaps she stands on Waipuhia
Where the Ki’owao wind blows
Tearing off the tips of the ‘iihihi leaves
And leaving them at Ka’ana-ka-hinahina
The lady eschews the water of Kahaukomo
And goes to the flowing water of Kahua-i-Iana-wai
Made cold is she by the rain that soaks the koa (tree) leaves
Love for you has drawn itself to me
And is hiding here within the person
Settling itself in its house, the mind
In our lehua (tree blossom) laden house at Kinimakalehua.
My constant companion in the dark misty rain
The rain that makes Ko’olau almost as dark as night
My companion in the shade of the ti and of the kulrui (tree)
The shade of the lrukui grove of Kaho’iwai
Your greatest gift to us is your love
And that is a gift I now cherish
Let it not be disregarded and treated as naught
A name chant ~ a name chant for Pauahi the chiefess.”

Article on the filming:  http://nikonrumors.com/2014/08/03/hawaiian-infrared-time-lapse-of-haunting-mamane-trees-made-with-ir-converted-nikon-d5200-camera.aspx/#more-78708