Tag Archives: Landscape Films

“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.

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“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film – Dan Sadgrove (2020)

“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Patagonia Directed by Dan Sadgrove.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dan Sadgrove

Voiceover by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Music by Tim Tregonning
Sound by Morgan Johnson
Color by Mike Rossiter
Aerial by Wade Sedgwick

In early 2019 I spent four months living in a tent at Estancia Ranquilco, a remote horse and cattle ranch nestled deep in the foothills of the Andean mountains in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Largely stripped of modern conveniences and offering a chance to experience off-grid, communal living, it is both a gentle, and harsh, return to primitiveness.

Yet the magnetic pull from Ranquilco reaches far beyond the realms of sentimentalism. It is not merely a vague summation of its parts. Of earth, water, sun, grass and trees. It is the past as well as the present, built into the stonework and in the footsteps of the worn paths on the last edges of land, hanging on the horizon.

For those devoted to this way of life, it is simply a return to the familiar.

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“The Forgotten Shieling”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Norway By Lars Hauge Hoel (2020)

Filmed, Created and Directed by: Lars Hauge Hoel

Written by: J Allen Shaw
Narrated by: Steve McCurdy
Music by: Tashi Gyelpo

The Forgotten Shieling - Cinematic Poem Short Film by Lars Hauge Hoel

A short little film about an old and forgotten shieling located in the heart of Jotunheimen, Norway.

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“Song Of Amergin”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

“Song Of Amergin” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Arnie Hensman

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Music by: Tea Time (“Walking On Clouds”)
Narrated by: Daniella Hensman

The Brú na Bóinne megalithic sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth take on a mystical aura at most times of the year. The scorched summer landscape of 2018 proved no exception as the monuments appeared more reminiscent of their distant past, when the climate of Ireland was warmer and drier.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Midsummer night at Newgrange sees the setting sun in almost the exact opposite position to the famous winter solstice that lights up the chamber.

The Song of Amergin is considered to be the earliest spoken Irish poem. It is attributed to the Milesian druid and bard, Amergin Glúingel, who is said to have incanted the words over the Boyne Valley hundreds of years before Christianity during the Milesian arrival in Ireland.

This ‘Mystery’ chant, perhaps sums up the area’s mystique most appropriately. He concludes by asking, “Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?”. Recounted in the Leabhar Gabhála or Book of Invasions, it has a philosophical essence paralleling spiritual traditions most certainly unknown to the author. Amergin’s incantation has been interpreted by artists, presidents and world renowned musicians. While many mysteries of the Boyne Valley remain unknown, the words shed light on an ancient people’s quest to make sense of the ambiguities of nature.

The translation used is in keeping with the cadence of the original old irish, and the succinctness of the spoken verse.

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Am gáeth i m-muir,
Am tond trethan,
Am fuaim mara,
Am dam secht ndirend,
Am séig i n-aill,
Am dér gréne,
Am cain lubai,
Am torc ar gail,
Am he i l-lind,
Am loch i m-maig,
Am brí a ndai,
Am bri danae,
Am bri i fodb fras feochtu,
Am dé delbas do chind codnu,
Coiche nod gleith clochur slébe?
Cia on co tagair aesa éscai?
Cia du i l-laig fuiniud gréne?
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I am wind on sea
I am ocean wave
I am roar of sea
I am the stag of seven battles
I am an eagle on the cliff
I am a tear of the sun
I am the fairest of plants
I am a wild boar in valour
I am a salmon in the pool
I am a lake in the plain
I am a hill of poetry
I am a word of knowledge
I am the head of the spear in battle
I am the God that puts fire in the head
Who shed light on uncut dolmen?
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who shows the place where the sun sleeps?
If Not I

Song Of Amergin A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Ireland Directed By Arnie Hensman (2019)

Website: https://vimeo.com/arniehensman/about

“An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

“An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film  For Homestedt Directed By Peter Crosby.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Peter Crosby

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

Production Company: Bullrush Films
Poem Written by: Gavin Maxwell for Homestedt
Narrated by: Ira Wolf Tuton

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

“A love letter to the Catskills from Homestedt. Filmed at Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club in Livingston Manor, NY.”

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

There is a place not accessible through downloads,
It’s instead revealed down winding country roads.
Where modernity’s false gospel and urban strife,
Are baptized by clear waters and gurgling life.

An Ode To The Land Of Little Rivers Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Peter Crosby (2019)

Website: http://bullrushfilms.co/work

“Time For The Wild”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary Directed By Andrew O’Donnell (2019)

“Time For The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary In Scotland Directed By Andrew O’Donnell.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Andrew O’Donnell

timeforthewildcinematicpoemshortfilminscotlanddirectedbyandrewo27donnell2019

Narrated by: Andrew O’Donnell

timeforthewildcinematicpoemshortfilminscotlanddirectedbyandrewo27donnell2019

“It’s a strange thing, life
And an even stranger thing,
Is Time.
No living thing knows quite
How much we have.
Wondering and an innocence
Unaware when the clock
Will stop ticking.”

timeforthewildcinematicpoemshortfilminscotlanddirectedbyandrewo27donnell2019

Website: https://www.scotlandbigpicture.com/Home

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“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge Of The Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film In California Wilderness Directed By Angel Marin.

Filmed and Directed by: Angel Marin

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Produced, Written and Narrated by: Josh Berry
Edited by: Galut Alarcón
Original Score by: Chris Klotz
Starring: Joyce Hu and Mary Tran

“Edge of the Sea is a love poem by Marlin Ray for the wilderness coast of California.”

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

“Edge of the Sea” by Marlin Ray

Soft dust wraps us in its rough embrace, 
sea salt air dense with water. 
Sunrise sea change 
embraces the blue
dirt gives from the earth
soft kelp sleeve
and urchin wrap. 
crayfish covering 
and grey waves. 
For these I sing my song. 
Seaweed circus
of youthful shouts 
bottomless marine world
of chance and glee. 
The quiet line of breaking ocean, 
for these I sing my song. 
Hills slide to the edge of the sea 
always fitting perfectly. 
Everywhere the colors shout and twist 
making joy and rain. 
for these we sing our song.

Edge Of The Sea Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Angel Marin (2018)

Website: https://marlinray.com/

 

“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“Build Me A Cottage”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

Music by: Keaton Henson
Produced for: Musea Guarda

“Video poem made in a abandoned wool factory in Portugal for the museum of Guarda by Pat van Boeckel and Peter van der Pol.”

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

“Build Me A Cottage” by Fernando Pessoa

Build me a cottage deep
In a forest, a simple, silent home, 
        Like a breath in a sleep,
Where all wish may be never to roam
And a pleasure all smallness may keep.
 
        A palace high then build,
With confusion of lights and of rooms, 
        A strange sense to yield,
Whither my desire from the cottage’s glooms
May go, to return, unfulfilled.
 
        Then dig me a grave,
That what cottage nor palace can give 
        I at length may have,
That the weariness of all ways to live
May cease like the last of a wave.

Build Me A Cottage Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Pat van Boeckel And Peter van der Pol (2018)

Website: http://patvanboeckel.nl/

“The Sun Within”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2018)

“The Sun Within” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Featuring Poet Fernando Pessoa Directed By Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

Music by: Solar Fields (“Into the Sun”)
Narrated by: Leonor de Vilhena Roque Dantas de Matos

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

“Horizonte” by Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)

Oh ocean preceding us, your fears
Had coral and beaches and forests to them.
Were the night and fog unveiled,
The past’s storms and mystery,
The Afar would blossom, and the starlit South
Shine resplendent on the ship of initiation.

Austere line of the distant coast
Upon the ship’s approach, the slope of the land rises
In trees with nothing
Far about them;
Closer by, the earth opens up in sounds and colours

And upon landing there are birds and flowers
Where from afar there was only an abstract line.
The dream is to see the invisibile forms
Of imprecise distances, and, with sensitive
Movements of hope and will,
To seek out in the cold line of the horizon
The tree, the beach, the flower, the bird, the fountain
The much-deserved caresses of Truth.

The Sun Within Cinematic Poem Short Film In Portugal Directed By Mathieu Le Lay 2018

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/