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“Call Of The Wild”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Tribute To Earth Day By Eric Larsen (2019)

“Call Of The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Robert Service Directed By Eric Larsen.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Eric Larsen

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The love and concern for our environment is something I have always known. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was outside as much as possible – camping fishing, riding my bike… But back then, my mind didn’t stretch much farther than my own backyard. For that, I credit writers like Farley Mowat, Sigurd Olsen, Barry Lopez and many others who were able to describe places of which I barely knew existed. They were some of my biggest sources of inspiration and their words instilled a longing to experience true wilderness for myself. But Robert Service’s ‘The Call of the Wild’, more than any of the others, stirred an unrelenting aching to grab my pack and go.

As a tribute to Robert Service’s eloquent words as well as the planet that is the foundation of both our dreams and health, I gathered up footage from the past eight years and five continents for an Earth Day tribute featuring some of Service’s lines. And if you think this video and poem might inspire someone else, please share it.

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

In the years since I discovered ‘The Call of the Wild’, I feel that I have lived each line tenfold. But that doesn’t mean I don’t need a reminder that the fate of our planet is in our hands. Earth day is a good start. But our efforts to reduce waste and pollution, curb greenhouse gas emissions, protect endangered species or remove plastic from our oceans should not end when the clock strikes midnight. There are a lot of great environmental organizations doing important work on behalf of our planet and I suggest that you support one or two or more. Of course, we need to take responsibility for our own actions as well. The environmental crises we face today are not problems for someone else to solve and we all need to make significant efforts on both the individual and global level.

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

I’ve spent several Earth Day’s on the Arctic Ocean either at, or very near, the North Pole. On April 22nd, 2010, I wrote this, “The weather started out relatively calm but the wind steadily increased to what I would consider near brutal proportions. We skied with our down parkas at times. Brrr. I guess it was the Arctic Ocean’s fun little way to remind us who’s in charge around here.”

So often on my expeditions, I feel insignificant and afraid, barely withstanding the extremes of our planet. But today, we all venture into uncharted territory. Human beings have an unprecedented ability to change and alter our environment. While we all need resources to be able to live and survive, which resources we use, how we use them and if they’re renewable or not should be cornerstone to every decision we make.’

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The Call Of The Wild” by Robert Service

Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there’s nothing else to gaze on,
Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore,
Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon,
Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar?
Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream streaking through it,
Searched the Vastness for a something you have lost?
Have you strung your soul to silence? Then for God’s sake go and do it;
Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost.

Have you wandered in the wilderness, the sagebrush desolation,
The bunch-grass levels where the cattle graze?
Have you whistled bits of rag-time at the end of all creation,
And learned to know the desert’s little ways?
Have you camped upon the foothills, have you galloped o’er the ranges,
Have you roamed the arid sun-lands through and through?
Have you chummed up with the mesa? Do you know its moods and changes?
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

Have you known the Great White Silence, not a snow-gemmed twig aquiver?
(Eternal truths that shame our soothing lies.)
Have you broken trail on snowshoes? mushed your huskies up the river,
Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the prize?
Have you marked the map’s void spaces, mingled with the mongrel races,
Felt the savage strength of brute in every thew?
And though grim as hell the worst is, can you round it off with curses?
Then hearken to the Wild — it’s wanting you.

Have you suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down, yet grasped at glory,
Grown bigger in the bigness of the whole?
“Done things” just for the doing, letting babblers tell the story,
Seeing through the nice veneer the naked soul?
Have you seen God in His splendors, heard the text that nature renders?
(You’ll never hear it in the family pew.)
The simple things, the true things, the silent men who do things —
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

They have cradled you in custom, they have primed you with their preaching,
They have soaked you in convention through and through;
They have put you in a showcase; you’re a credit to their teaching —
But can’t you hear the Wild? — it’s calling you.
Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us;
Let us journey to a lonely land I know.
There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us,
And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go. 

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

Website: http://www.ericlarsenexplore.com/updates

 

 

“Memory Iceland”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum (2019)

“Memory Iceland” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Joseph Meldrum

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

Cinematography and Drone Operator: Jared Langmaid
Music by:  Moritz Wanger
Drums – PJ Ciarla
Drum Recordist – Antione Cotton

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

“Cold, hard, wet and rugged. These are the textures of Iceland. Dedicated to Bow Smit.”

“I know you are out there somewhere.
I see glimpses of you there…

Like you left pieces of yourself
For us to find.”

Memory Iceland Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Joseph Meldrum 2019

Website: https://www.faunfilms.com/film

 

“Beyond Ordinary”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By Goran Jovic (2018)

“Beyond Ordinary” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Goran Jovic.

Filmed and Directed by: Goran Jovic

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Edited and Filmed by: Josip Boban
Music by: Dead Can Dance
Written by: Mooji and Goran Jovic

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Actress: Diana Loos

“What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” There might be times when people think that travelling ain’t for them. It requires a lot of organization with a pinch of spontaneity (or two pinches or as you like it), it hides its attraction in a lot of unexpected turns and sometimes even leads to unknown whereabouts but, finally, it moves you deeply and you fall in love with it irrevocably. There might be times when people fail to find will and determination to do something new or take a new step into the unknown. Nonetheless, you always should keep in mind that tomorrow is a new day. If you are ever at the crossroads, dare to do more than just sleeping on it, go to the desert(s), listen to its silence, take a deep breath and everything will appear to you as it is. There might be times when you doubt yourself, but there are answers to all your questions – just don’t be too timid to ask for them.”

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Where is the beginning of this
Where is the end
Why are you here
What is your life about anyway.

Try to look deep inside and ask yourself
Who are you?
What is it you are seeking for?

Beyond Ordinary Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Goran Jovic 2018

Website: https://1x.com/member/49537

“Ethos”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jay Worsley (2018)

“Ethos” is a Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Featuring Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren and “Song” by Allen Ginsberg Directed By Jay Worsley.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jay Worsley

Music by: Ryan Taubert
Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Filmed in California, Arizona and Oregon.

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “True Love” by Robert Penn Warren

In silence the heart raves. It utters words
Meaningless, that never had
A meaning. I was ten, skinny, red-headed,

Freckled. In a big black Buick,
Driven by a big grown boy, with a necktie, she sat
In front of the drugstore, sipping something

Through a straw. There is nothing like
Beauty. It stops your heart. It
Thickens your blood. It stops your breath…

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Excerpts from “Song” by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
constructs
a miracle,
in imagination
anguishes
till born
in human–
looks out of the heart
burning with purity–
for the burden of life
is love,

Ethos Cinematic Poem Aerial Short Film Directed by Jay Worsley 2018

Website: http://jayworsley.com/

“Siege Of Salzburg”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Matthew Rycroft (2017)

“Siege Of Salzburg” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Featuring Music by Wolfgang Mozart Directed By Matthew Rycroft.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Rycroft

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Music by: Wofgang Amadeus Mozart (“Lacrimosa” from Requiem Mass)

A cinematic opera based on the dramatic beauty of Salzburg, Austria.

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

ACT I – Beacon of Light
ACT II – Surrounded
ACT III – Storm the Castle (Dies Irae)

Siege of Salzburg Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Matthew Rycroft 2017

Website:  http://www.matthewrycroft.com/

 

“SEASONS Of Norway”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad (2017)

“SEASONS Of Norway” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Morten Rustad.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Morten Rustad

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Produced by: Anders Graham
Original Soundtrack by: Jogeir Daae Mæland
Vocals by: Katrine Stenbekk

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017
Mixed by: Sivert Hagtvet
Sound Design by: Viljar Losnegård
Creative Advising by: Jørn Nyseth Ranum

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

“With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.”

Seasons Of Norwary Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Morten Rustad 2017

Websites: http://www.turbinfilm.no/

http://www.rustadmedia.com/

 

“Sunburnt Country”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia By Sam Brincat (2017)

“Sunburnt Country” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film In Australia Directed By Sam Brincat.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Sam Brincat

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“I have never really taken the time to travel my own country. I have travelled overseas a fair bit, as I was always more interested it what lay outside my own turf. But there is so much to discover in this rugged land of variation “Australia”.

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“My Country” by Dorothea Mackellar

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror
The wide brown land for me!

The stark white ring-barked forests,
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon,
Green tangle of the brushes
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops,
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When, sick at heart, around us
We see the cattle die
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the rainbow gold,
For flood and fire and famine
She pays us back threefold.
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze …

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand
though Earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

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Website: https://vimeo.com/user19223187

“Lost But Not Forgotten-Forgotten Coast”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Series Directed By Matthew Green (2017)

“Lost But Not Forgotten: Forgotten Coast” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film On The Isle of Wright Featuring Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem “Nothing Will Die” Directed By Matthew Green.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Matthew Green 

Aerial Cinematography by: Matthew Green and Stuart Hackshaw
Produced by: The Progress Film Company

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“A poetic exploration of the Isle of Wight’s South West coastline, where coastal erosion and constant landslips have left abandoned towns and decaying holiday villages. Once home to Alfred Lord Tennyson, his poem ‘Nothing Will Die’ serves to highlight the never-ending cycle of death and rebirth along the coast.

This is the first film in our Lost But Not Forgotten series. Across Europe lies a multitude of hidden spaces, remote landscapes and mysterious figures that have, for years, remained unknown. Wearied by time, their stories have gone untold, until now.

Produced by The Progress Film Company, Lost But Not Forgotten shines light on a host of unique and compelling stories that share the common themes of memory, time and loss.”

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“Nothing Will Die” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When will the stream be aweary of flowing
Under my eye?
When will the wind be aweary of blowing
Over the sky?
When will the clouds be aweary of fleeting?
When will the heart be aweary of beating?
And nature die?
Never, oh! never, nothing will die;
The stream flows,
The wind blows,
The cloud fleets,
The heart beats,
Nothing will die.

Nothing will die;
All things will change
Thro’ eternity.
‘Tis the world’s winter;
Autumn and summer
Are gone long ago;
Earth is dry to the centre,
But spring, a new comer,
A spring rich and strange,
Shall make the winds blow
Round and round,
Thro’ and thro’,
Here and there,
Till the air
And the ground
Shall be fill’d with life anew.

The world was never made;
It will change, but it will not fade.
So let the wind range;
For even and morn
Ever will be
Thro’ eternity.
Nothing was born;
Nothing will die;
All things will change.

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Website:  https://thelostbutnotforgottenseries.com/

 

“Show The Love”: A Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Directed By Stuart Rideout (2017)

“Show The Love” is a Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Awareness Directed By Stuart Rideout.

Directed by: Stuart Rideout

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Cinematography by: Dan Holland and Alyn Wallace
Music By: Elbow (Sung by Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir)
Produced by: Nick Ferguson

Narrated and Starring: Charles Dance, David Gyasi,
Jason Isaacs & Mranda Richardson

Poem by: Anthony Anaxagorou

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“This is a love song like you’ve never heard before. Join Charles Dance, David Gyasi, Miranda Richardson, Elbow and people across the country in coming together to protect all we hold dear from climate change.

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Watch, share, #ShowTheLove. Together we can protect the places and life we love from climate change”.

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Website: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/

“The Heart Of Glenlivet”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Scotland By Kirk Norbury (2017)

“The Heart Of Glenlivet” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Scotland Directed By Kirk Norbury.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Kirk Norbury

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Music by:  Huma Huma (“Pachabelly”)

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“”The Heart Of Glenlivet” takes you on a journey through the stunning landscape where one of Scotland’s most favourite whiskies has called home since 1824. This time-lapse film showcases the stunning scenery, gorgeous rivers and majestic hills that surround the distillery. During the end of 2015 I was hired to capture this landscape for the Glenlivet distillery, here is a collection of my favourite clips from my time spent in this beautiful part of Speyside.”

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Website: http://kirknorbury.co.uk/