Tag Archives: Narrated Short Films

“Time To Leave”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film In Japan Filmed & Directed By Lee Hang Gab (2014)

“Time to Leave “ is a cinematic narrated short film on a trip to Japan inspired by “Travel Note“ by Lee Byung-ryul, a Korean writer and poet.

Filmed and Directed by:  Lee Hang Gab

Music by:  Olafur Arnalds   (“Arcade”)
Narration by David Tran
Translation by Yoo Won Jung

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“Walking on the sunny path or walking on the shady path,
Which one do I prefer?
That’s how I understood love.
The sunny path or the shady one.
Always between the two hesitating which one to take with a conflicting mind.
I never considered them compatible.
Love was in both paths, both paths were mine to take.
But why did I feel guilty and anxious seeing how the wind blows on the other side?

Whenever you hesitate between eating a lemon or an orange
Whenever the taste is bland
but you hesitate between salt and sugar
When one thing you used to like becomes now unlikable for no apparent reason
When the clothes that were ironed
are mistaken for dirty washing and put in the washing machine

When you’re faced with such hopeless situations
It’s time to move on and leave.”

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Website:  http://www.leehanggab.com

“Frozen Moments”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film In Canadian Rockies Directed By Preston Kanak (2014)

Follow a filmmaker as he journeys into the Colorado Rockies. Experience the highs and lows as he makes his way through the wilderness in search of the perfect shot.

Filmed and Directed by:  Preston Kanak

A Film by Michael Pavlovsky, Preston Kanak & Mandy Pavlovsky.

Script by:   Mandy Pavlovsky.
Story Edit by:   Preston Kanak & Michael Pavlovsky.

Special Thanks to Nasa Koski, Michael Brown, Liz Hampton, Micah Baird, Bruce Kirkby, Heju Jemison, Ava Jemison, Tanner Lauringson, Debbie Kringel & Kurt Kincel.

Music by:   Lights & Motion (“Hope”)

Voice Over by:  Tim Tippets

Outside Adventure Film School: adventurefilmschool.com/.

Pavlography: pavlography.ca.

“Thin Ribbon”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film Featuring Ultra Athlete Markku Saarinen By Julius Koivistoinen (2014)

A cinematic short film story about life, happiness and mental strength starring ultra athlete Markku Saarinen. Narrated by Frank Boyle. Original music by Teea Aarnio.

Filmed and Directed by:  Julius Koivistoinen

Voice-over recording: Ilari Sivil
Sound designer: Antti Rasi
Young Markku: Alexandros Staboulis
Make-up artist: Mari Sevonen
Assistant: Touko Tupola

Original songs by:  Teea Aarnio

LAPPI (“Lapland”)
AVARUUS (“Universe”)

Original score written by Teea Aarnio
Produced by Juha Tuukkanen & Teea Aarnio

Behind the scenes: http://youtu.be/wJEQaHdyCFY

http://www.thinribbonfilm.com

“Body Of A Dancer”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Daniel Gallenkamp (2012)

“Body Of A Dancer”is a Cinematic Poem Short Film of Dancer Tim Persent Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp.

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp in 2012

Editor: Allard Zoetman
Music: Andre Ettema
Grading: Beer Buijsman
Phantom tech.: Flip Bleekrode
Gaffer: Eugene Sprik, Frank Berger
Focus puller: Floris v.d. Lee, Danny v. Deventer
Airbrush artist: Peter Evers
Make up: Ingrid v. Wakeren, Fieke Brokkelkamp
Ass. Make up: Denise Boon
Electrician: Tjeerd Oosterhuis
Set assistance: Kick Schlüter, Michel Koenders, Ronnie Boelens
Production manager: Wiarda Postma

Idea & concept: Daniel Gallenkamp
Produced by Smit & Jansen

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp

“A portrait of dancer Tim Persent.

Cinematic poem brings an ode to dancers and what they are able to do with their body, by showing what our eyes normally can’t see in real time.”

Body of a Dancer Cinematic Poem Short Film Filmed and Directed by Daniel Gallenkamp 2012

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielgallenkamp

“The Fountain”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Darren Aronofsky (2006)

“The Fountain” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By Darren Aronofsky.

Written and Directed by:  Darren Aronofsky

Music Composed by:  Clint Mansell

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Cinematography by:  Matthew Libatique

Film Editing by:  Jay Rabinowitz

Produced by:  Ari Handel, Arnon Milchan, Iain Smith, Eric Watson & Nick Wechsler

The 2006 Movie Trailer for Director Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain” was 2:27 in length and visually stunning. Any determination of the “official” first-ever “Cinematic Poem Short Film” must include this stunning edit of the full-length movie.

Further reading:  “The Fountain movie review:  A Cinematic Poem named “The Fountain”. (Rianne Hill Soriano, Examiner.com, 12/17/10).

http://www.examiner.com/review/the-fountain-movie-review-a-cinematic-poem-named-the-fountain

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Joseph Conrad Directed By James W. Griffiths (2012)

“We Were Wanderers On A Prehistoric Earth” is a Cinematic Poem Film  shot in Malaysia, with excerpts from Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” narrated by Terry Burns, directed by James W. Griffiths.

Director/Producer/Editor – James W. Griffiths

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Director of Photography – Christopher Moon
Sound Design and Mix – Mauricio d’Orey
Music – Lennert Busch
Narrator – Terry Burns

Narration adapted from excerpts from “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad (1899).

“The smell of mud, of primeval mud, by Jove! was in my nostrils, the high stillness of primeval forest was before my eyes; there were shiny patches on the black creek. The moon had spread over everything a thin layer of silver—over the rank grass, over the mud, upon the wall of matted vegetation standing higher than the wall of a temple, over the great river I could see through a sombre gap glittering, glittering, as it flowed broadly by without a murmur. All this was great, expectant, mute, while the man jabbered about himself. I wondered whether the stillness on the face of the immensity looking at us two were meant as an appeal or as a menace. What were we who had strayed in here? Could we handle that dumb thing, or would it handle us? I felt how big, how confoundedly big, was that thing that couldn’t talk, and perhaps was deaf as well. What was in there?”

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Website:  http://www.jwgriffiths.com/