Tag Archives: Moby

“Elévation”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film On Réunion Island Directed By Luc Perrot (2015)

“Elévation” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film On Réunion Island Directed By Luc Perrot.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Luc Perrot

Music by:  Moby (“Mistake”) and MK2 (“Hero Theme”)

Elévation Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Luc Perrot

“I am happy to present you “Elevation”, my last timelapse movie from Reunion Island.  I had fun (making) the connection with the poem of Charles Baudelaire from the collection “Flowers of Evil”.  In the spirit (and humbly), we find a certain similarity.”

“Elevation” (from “Flowers of Evil”) by Charles Baudelaire

Above the valleys and the lakes: beyond
The woods, seas, clouds and mountain-ranges: far
Above the sun, the aethers silver-swanned
With nebulae, and the remotest star,
My spirit! with agility you move
Like a strong swimmer with the seas to fight,
Through the blue vastness furrowing your groove
With an ineffable and male delight.
Far from these foetid marshes, be made pure
In the pure air of the superior sky,
And drink, like some most exquisite liqueur,
The fire that fills the lucid realms on high.
Beyond where cares or boredom hold dominion,
Which charge our fogged existence with their spleen,
Happy is he who with a stalwart pinion
Can seek those fields so shining and serene:
Whose thoughts, like larks, rise on the freshening breeze
Who fans the morning with his tameless wings,
Skims over life, and understands with ease
The speech of flowers and other voiceless things.

Website:  http://www.lucperrot.fr/

“The Windmill”: A Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Short Film In Chesterton, UK Directed By Chad Gordon Higgins (2014)

“The Windmill” is a cinematic poem time-lapse short film of the Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire, England featuring poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow filmed and directed by Chad Gordon Higgins.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:   Chad Gordon Higgins

Music by:  Moby  (“State”)

Poem Read by:  Andrew Charles-Hilton

“The Windmill” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Behold! a giant am I!
Aloft here in my tower,
With my granite jaws I devour
The maize, and the wheat, and the rye,
And grind them into flour.

I look down over the farms;
In the fields of grain I see
The harvest that is to be,
And I fling to the air my arms,
For I know it is all for me.

I hear the sound of flails
Far off, from the threshing-floors
In barns, with their open doors,
And the wind, the wind in my sails,
Louder and louder roars.

I stand here in my place,
With my foot on the rock below,
And whichever way it may blow,
I meet it face to face,
As a brave man meets his foe.

And while we wrestle and strive,
My master, the miller, stands
And feeds me with his hands;
For he knows who makes him thrive,
Who makes him lord of lands.

On Sundays I take my rest;
Church-going bells begin
Their low, melodious din;
I cross my arms on my breast,
And all is peace within.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/chadchudtimelapse

 

“Passing Through”: A Cinematic Narrated Short Film Featuring Nikola Tesla Directed By Olafur Haraldsson (2012)

Passing Through” is a cinematic poem narrated short film featuring excerpt of a speech by Nikola Tesla, filmed and directed by Olafur Haraldsson and Kristian Ulrich Larsen.

Filmed, Produced and Directed by:  Olafur Haraldsson

Co-produced by:  Kristian Ulrich Larsen

Music by:   Moby  (“Division” from “Wait For Me” album)

Narrated by:  Frank Stubbs

From “The Electrical Review, 1893” by Nikola Tesla:

“Like a wave in the physical world, in the infinite ocean of the medium which pervades all, so in the world of organisms, in life, an impulse started proceeds onward, at times, may be, with the speed of light, at times, again, so slowly that for ages and ages it seems to stay, passing through processes of a complexity inconceivable to men, but in all its forms, in all its stages, its energy ever and ever integrally present. 

A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature. In no way can we get such an overwhelming idea of the grandeur of Nature than when we consider, that in accordance with the law of the conservation of energy, throughout the Infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance, and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”

“Passing Through” is made at Kolding School of Design in connection to the Danish iPower-project.
To learn more about the iPower-project go to http://www.designskolenkolding.dk/ind… or http://www.ipower-net.dk.

The text used for the narration of “Passing Through” is part of a speech Serbian scientist and inventor
Nicola Tesla delivered in 1893 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Though today less known than
figures like Edison and Einstein, Tesla was more or less the father of much of our modern technology, since
he among other things developed the foundations of the European electrical system based on alternating
currents and the principles of wireless radio communication.

At the time he was deeply influenced by the Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach, believing
that the world should be conceived as a whole where everything is interconnected influencing each
other. And that energy is a force that runs through everything be it inorganic matter, organisms or human
consciousness. According to this line of thought every single action has universal consequences, not unlike
what the father of modern chaos theory Edward Lorenz in the 1960’s termed ‘the butterfly effect’.

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