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“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2017)

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the Theewaterskloof Dam In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by: Alexandr Shumalev (“Beautiful Dawn”)

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

“To appreciate the yang in life, we need to experience the yin. Nature is teaching us a lesson. We need to take notice and learn from our mistakes and stop wasting our resources.”

“Close to my hometown of Caledon is the 7th largest fresh water catchment dam in South Africa, the Theewaterskloof Dam. With the completion of the dam in the 1980’s, together with farm houses and infrastructure, a forest of pine trees were flooded on the banks of the river and eventually died. These dead trees has become quite famous amongst photographers and provide fantastic photo opportunities when water levels is low. It is a mere half hour drive for me and a favourite shooting location ever since I started photography. I know this landscape like the inside of my hands.

In the beginning 2017, reports started to surface in the media of a drought gripping the Western Cape Province. The Theewaterskloof Dam provide the greater metropol of Cape Town of fresh drinking water and it was at it’s lowest level ever since completion. The water situation was growing dire and the drought proved to be the worst experienced in the area in 100 years.”

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Location: Theewaterskloof Dam, Hottentos Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Website: http://lieselkershoff.com/

 

“Truitjieskraal”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa By Liesel Kershoff (2016)

“Truitjieskraal” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Nikita Kondrashev

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff in 2016

“Truitjieskraal Nature Reserve is situated inside the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve of the Cederberg Conservancy, South Africa – a World Heritage Site.

Truitjieskraal is fragile. The sandstone crumbles with every touch and the bushman’s paintings is on the same height as inquisitive hands. The vegetation takes years to recover from man made foot paths. The less people, the better.

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff

500 Million years ago Truitjieskraal were formed by different coloured sands deposited in shallow seas. Over the years, temperature-, wind- and chemical erosion started to bring Truitjieskraal out of the ground. Differing hardness of the layers rock is the reason for these beautiful rock formations we see today.

If you have visited Truitjieskraal before, you would know that it creeps into your soul. It is spiritual, it’s quiet and it demands your respect. Most people whisper as they walk between the rock formations. Truitjieskraal has that effect on you.”

Truitjieskraal Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa by Liesel Kershoff 2016

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“Route 44”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2016)

“Route 44” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in Western Cape, South Africa Filmed and Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Alexandr Shamaluev

Route 44 Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff

“The R44 in South Africa is a provincial route that connect Piketberg to Kleinmond, running past historical towns like Stellenbosch on it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean.

The most spectacular part of this route is between Gorden’s Bay and Betty’s Bay where it winds along the coast through the Kogel Bay region. Sheer cliffs fall into the Atlantic Ocean with the R44 hugging the mountain on winding turns.

This short film covers the scenes I explored; starting at Betty’s Bay, passing Pringle Bay and Rooi Els and ends at the Steenbras River mouth (Gorden’s Bay) with a beautiful green saltwater pool caught between slabs of rock and a full moon rising over the mountain.”

Route 44 Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff in 2016

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“Metamorphosis”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2015)

“Metamorphosis” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Nikita Kondrashev (“Cinematic”)

Metamorphosis Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2015

“Like a morphing butterfly, the wheat producing region of the Overberg, South Africa changes color from shades of greens, ripening to a patchwork of greens and golds and ultimately dusty hills of browns and yellows when harvest culminates. This morphing takes place every year as spring rolls into summer.

The yellowing hills heralds the start of the annual wheat harvest when combines, tractors and big trucks dominate the dusty roads. During harvest nights, their lights disco on the hills and chases each other around and around until deep into the night.

On the edge of this region, the fynbos mountains are filled with spring flowers, unaware of all the activity in the valleys, as they too ensure their future existence.

Then, all of a sudden, as soon as it has started it all comes to an end and every last bit of green and gold is replaced by dusty yellows and browns.

The ever changing Overberg goes to sleep until the next fall, when new seeds are sown again.”

Metamorphosis Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa by Liesel Kershoff 2015

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/

“Time”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2015)

“Time” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Liesel Kershoff

Music by:  Harold Lennep (“Dreams”)

Time Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in South Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2015

Filmmaker Liesel Kershoff
Filmmaker Liesel Kershoff

“The Overberg (in South Africa) is starting to show it’s winter coat of rolling green hills and foggy valleys. I am fortunate to witness this spectacular show every year and it has become my mission to capture it’s beauty.”

Website:  http://www.lieselkershoff.com/