Tag Archives: Nikita Kondrashev

“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/

“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/