Tag Archives: Nature

“The Eternal Moment Of Now”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Shawn Reeder (2016)

“The Eternal Moment Of Now” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Shawn Reeder.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Shawn Reeder

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Music by:  Shaun Diaz (“Enchanted”)

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“In a world filled with distractions, there’s an art to being present. More than ever we have a million different places outside of ourself to place our attention and yet when we truly tune into the present moment, we realize that’s all there ever really is, The Eternal Moment Of Now.”

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Website:  http://www.shawnreeder.com/

“Words Of Wilderness”: A Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Directed By Pete McBride (2014)

“Words Of Wilderness” is a Cinematic Poem Nature Short Film Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act Directed By Pete McBride.

Directed by:  Pete McBride

Produced by:  Vital Films

Cinematography by:  Pete McBride, Matt Hobbs and Cael Jones

Words of Wilderness Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pete McBride and Vital Films (2014)

Words by:  Edward Abbey, Aldo Leopold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir and Wallace Stegner
Narrated by:  Duke Beardsley

Aerial Support by:  The late Doug Sheffer, DBS Helicopters, Aerial Filmworks, John McBride and Tom Walton

Words of Wilderness Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Pete McBride and Vital Films

“Happy 50th Wilderness Act – In 50 years how you have grown: From Nine to 110 million acres. Thanks to the visionaries who saved some wild country.”

Website:  http://vitalfilms.com/

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“Crowds”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Directed By Dan Sadgrove (2015)

“Crowds” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Featuring Bill Buford’s book ‘Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence’ Directed By Dan Sadgrove.

Directed by Dan Sadgrove

Original Music by:  Max LL

Crowds Cinematic Poem Short Film In New Zealand Directed by Dan Sadgrove in 2015

Director of Photography: Tim Pierce
Produced by: Toby Crawford
Edited by: Iain Whitewright
Colorist: Aubrey Woodiwiss
Narrated by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound: Jonny Platt
Story adapted by:  Dan Sadgrove & Amelia Rynkowska

Among The Thugs by Bill Buford“Inspired from Bill Buford’s book ‘Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence’ a particular paragraph stood out to me regarding the herd mentality of crowds. Here Buford introduces a series of metaphors from historians, sociologists, criminologists, social psychologists & philosophers that define what a crowd is to them. Adapted for the chaos of city life, this is my ode to nature.”

Excerpt from “Among The Thugs” by Bill Buford

THESE ARE THE things that are said about crowds.

A crowd is mindless.

A crowd is primitive; it is barbaric; it is childish.

A crowd is fickle, capricious, unpredictable. A crowd is a dirty people without a name (Clarendon). A crowd is a beast without a name (Gabriel Tarde). A crowd is a wild animal (Alexander Hamilton, Hippolyte Taine, Scipio Sighele). A crowd is like a flock of sheep (Plato), like a pack of wolves (Plato), like a horse—tame when in the harness, dangerous when set free. A crowd is like a fire burning out of control, destroying everything in its way, including finally itself (Thomas Carlyle). A crowd is in a fever, in delirium, in a state of hypnosis (Gustave LeBon). A crowd reveals our Darwinian selves, primal hordes suddenly liberated by the sway of the pack. A crowd reveals our Freudian selves, regressing to a state of elemental, primitive urgency. A crowd killed Socrates; a crowd killed Jesus. A crowd kills—in the Bastille, at the Commune, in front of the Winter Palace, in the streets of Vienna, down a dirt road in Mississippi or Soweto.

Website:  http://www.dansadgrove.com/portfolio/crowds