Tag Archives: New Zealand

“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

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“Light Therapy”: A Cinematic Surfing Short Film Directed By Riley Blakeway (2015)

“Light Therapy”: A Cinematic Surfing Short Film in Austalia and New Zealand Directed By Riley Blakeway.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Riley Blakeway

Original Music by: Sasami Ashworth

Light Therapy Cinematic Surfing Short Film in Australia and New Zealand Directed By Riley Blakeway 2015

Featuring: Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius, Nate Tyler
Score Produced by: Avi Zahner
Water Cinematography: Talon Clemow
Second Camera: Aidan Stevens
Supported by: Monster Energy / RED Camera

Colored at The Mill Los Angeles
Colorist: Nick Sanders
Executive Producer, Color: Thatcher Peterson
Color Producer: Antonio Hardy
Production Coordinator, Color: Diane Valera

“‘Light Therapy’ – 2015 REDirect surf film festival entry. Filmed on location in New Zealand and Australia, ‘Light Therapy’ was carefully shot with the intention of utilising only available light within the hours of dawn and dusk, over a month spent with surfers Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius and Nate Tyler.”

Light Therapy Cinematic Surfing Short Film Directed By Riley Blakeway

Website:  http://rileyblakeway.com/

“New Zealand Landscapes”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film By Bevan Percival (2014)

“New Zealand Landscapes” is a  Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Bevan Percival.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Bevan Percival

Music by:  Tony Anderson (“Perpetual”)

New Zealand Landscapes Volume 3 cinematic time-lapse short film directed by Bevan Percival

This short film is the third in a series. The footage was shot in Aotearoa (The Land of the Long White Cloud) – New Zealand’s North and South Islands – a special place of great beauty.

Watch Volumes 1 & 2 below:

New Zealand Landscapes Volume 1: The Epic Land (Click on Picture to watch)
New Zealand Landscapes Volume 1: The Epic Land (Click on Picture to watch)
New Zealand Landscapes Volume 2 (Click on Picture to watch)
New Zealand Landscapes Volume 2 (Click on Picture to watch)

Website:  http://www.primalearthimages.com/

“Mountains To Sea”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Zealand By Stephen Patience (2015)

“Mountains To Sea” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Zealand Directed By Stephen Patience.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Stephen Patience

Music By: Tony Anderson (“A Voice in Svay Pak”)

‘Mountains to Sea’ features some of New Zealand’s stunning wilderness areas. Shot mainly in four National Parks, this short time lapse has over 20 landscape scenes showcasing:

• the volcanic land forms in Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Site;
• coastal scenes, rock formations and a rain forest in the Paparoa National Park on the South Island’s West Coast;
• the limestone arches and tannin waters of the Oparara River in Kahurangi National Park;
• the back country and alpine areas of Nelson Lakes National Park; and
• other iconic scenes found on some of New Zealand’s tourist routes.

Website:  http://patience.co.nz/

“Aotearoa-Land Of The Long White Cloud”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Zealand By Nathan Kaso (2012)

“Aotearoa-Land Of The Long White Cloud”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Zealand Directed By Nathan Kaso.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nathan Kaso

Aotearoa Land of the Long White Cloud cinematic time-lapse short film directed by Nathan Kaso 2012

This film is a combination of time lapse and video shot over two weeks while exploring the South Island of New Zealand.

Locations include Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Kinloch, Glenorchy, Fox Glacier, Mount Cook National Park, Twizel, Lindis Pass and Haast Pass.

Website:  http://www.nathankasophotography.com/

“Agitation”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In New Zealand Directed By Martin Heck (2014)

“Agitation” is cinematic time-lapse short film in New Zealand filmed and directed by Martin Heck.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Martin Heck

Music Composed by:  Max Richter (“End Title”)

This is Part IV/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month in locations at the West Coast of the South Island, the Catlins, Piha Beach, the East Coast near Dunedin, the Marlborough Sounds, the North-East Cape and the Coromandel this video features the wild coastlines of New Zealand.

Website:  http://www.timestormfilms.com/

 

“The Road Not Taken”: Robert Frost Cinematic Poem Commercial For Ford Directed By Exit Films’ Mark Molloy (2009)

“The Road Not Taken” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Commercial Featuring Poet Robert Frost for Ford in New Zealand Directed by Mark Molloy.

Directed By:  Mark Molloy

Agency: JWT, Auckland
Executive Creative Director: Angus Hennah
Production Company: Exit Films, Melbourne
Director: Mark Molloy
Producer: Wilf Sweetland
DP: Greig Fraser
Post-Production: Fin Design, Sydney

Music written & produced by:  Andrew Callaghan

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The voiceover in this ad is a reading of Robert Frost’s poem of the same name, while the pictures tell the story of a man and all the possible lives he could lead. An emotive piano soundtrack for this ad that reaches through the gamut of emotions felt in life – tenderness, despair, quietude, determination, and everything in between.

The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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“AWAKENING – NEW ZEALAND 4K”: Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film By Martin Heck (2014)

Part I/IV of a timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over 4 month, travelling through amazing landscapes, sleeping under the stars, hiking on mountains and exploring remote roads.

Directed and Filmed by:  Martin Heck

Soundtrack: “Science and Religion” by Hans Zimmer

Locations in this video where at Fjordland NP, Mount Cook NP and Arthurs Pass NP, Mavora Lakes and Lake Ohau.

Official Website: http://www.timestormfilms.com

 

Short Film “Magical New Zealand” Directed By Shawn Reeder (2014)

“Magical New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 150,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months last spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Diaz is the perfect complement to this magical landscape.”

Directed and Filmed By: Shawn Reeder
Photographer ~ Timelapse Cinematographer ~ Filmmaker

This piece and footage clips from it are available for licensing at 4k and 1080p.

http://ShawnReeder.com