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“Cormorant Fishermen”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In China By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

“Cormorant Fishermen” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov.

Filmed and Directed by: Alexander Alexandrov

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Editor: ANTHONY LEE MARTIN
Composer: VLADIMIR KULBAKIN
Color grade: KATHERINE FOX
Second camera: EDUARDO CAPRILES
Local production manager: MERCIER ZENG

“Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, Chia,
men fished using trained cormorants since 960 AD.

Fishing with these birds in an ancient tradition which
was practiced in a handful of countries over thousands
of years.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Today the method (no longer sustainable) is a decaying
virtue. Most of the Li River is closed to fishing.

The primary image on the reverse side of the 20 Yuan note
is a view of a fisherman on his bamboo raft floating down
the Li River through the spectacular Karst mountains.”

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

At darkness hour, every dawn
I took the light and you aboard

In our world, of force and skill
the silent bond that we both built

with bare purpose to provide
yet catching beauty with our eyes

not every turn the river made
I knew, yet didn’t hesitate

and through these moments flashing by
I felt the current of our time

With every chance we caught the stream
It felt as if I lived the dream
and marked with screaming scars of joy
the flow of passing silent void

And when the times took you away
I lived and saw up to the days
Of world so vast to comprehend
Of changing streams I could not sail

i thought as generations passed
if they relate to one of us

some other place, from dusk to dawn
the paths we cross, to rise and fall

to catch the moment of the day
and share it with you to stay.

Cormorant Fishermen Cinematic Poem Short Film In China Directed By Alexander Alexandrov (2019)

Website: http://alexanderalexandrov.com/

“The World Before Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film By David Bryan (2016)

“The World Before Me” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Walt Whitman Directed By David Bryan.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  David Bryan

Original Music by: Lynnae Gryffin and David Bryan
Narrated by: Arpita Patnaik

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“The World Before Me is a modern-day round the world trip, set to the words of a 19th century poet.

‘Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.’ 160 years have passed since Walt Whitman penned this text, but feelings about travel remain the same. We’re still inspired by the open road and still excited by discovering the unknown.

In the fall of 2015, while preparing for a trip that would take me literally around the world, I couldn’t shake the desire to share the experience of travel, which for me is a very personal one. This film is the culmination of that desire. I carried my camera for 5 months through 15 countries. The endless metropolis of Tokyo, tiny islands of The Philippines, busy streets of India, the Swiss Alps and the Scottish Highlands. They’re all right here, for you, in 6 minutes.”

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Excerpts from “Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman
1
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)
2
You road I enter upon and look around, I believe you are not all that is here,
I believe that much unseen is also here.
Here the profound lesson of reception, nor preference nor denial,
The black with his woolly head, the felon, the diseas’d, the illiterate person, are not denied;
The birth, the hasting after the physician, the beggar’s tramp, the drunkard’s stagger, the laughing party of mechanics,
The escaped youth, the rich person’s carriage, the fop, the eloping couple,
The early market-man, the hearse, the moving of furniture into the town, the return back from the town,
They pass, I also pass, any thing passes, none can be interdicted,
None but are accepted, none but shall be dear to me.
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Website:  http://dcbryan.com/

“Levende Rivier”: A Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit (2016)

“Levende Rivier” (“Living River”) is a Cinematic Documentary Short Film Trailer In The Netherlands Directed By Ruben Smit.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Ruben Smit

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Music by:  Anne Van Schothorst
Produced by:  Seymour Films B.V.

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“A new TV series about a man and his canoe traveling through the river Rhine landscape from the border with Germany to the sea. In this ‘boat movie’ in you will experience Dutch nature like you have never seen it before. Flood plains, woodlands, streams teaming with wildlife, above and underwater.”

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Website:  http://www.rubensmitproductions.nl/producties/productie-1

“Framing Salzburg”: A Cinematic Short Film In Austria Directed By Gunther Machu (2016)

“Framing Salzburg” is a Cinematic Short Film in Austria Filmed and Directed by Gunther Machu.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Gunther Machu

Music by:  Chad Lawson (“Die Bittre Leidenszeit”)

Framing Salzburg Cinematic Short Film In Salzburg Directed by Gunther Machu

“A little study on the spectacular views of the old town of Salzburg in Austria, mostly seen from the Mönchsberg. I spent a few days there in April, and the natural light these days was so clear and yet so colorful…”

Framing Salzburg Cinematic Short Film In Salzburg Directed by Gunther Machu in 2016

Website:  https://vimeo.com/gunthermachu

 

“Voyage”: A Cinematic Infrared Short Film In Australia Directed By Glen Ryan And James Van Der Moezel (2015)

“Voyage” is a Cinematic Infrared Short Film In Australia Directed by Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel

Original Music by:   Marcus Hooper and Andy Heaney

Voyage Cinematic Infrared Short Film in Australia Directed by Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel 2015

“Melting winter snow and spring rains combine to swell the streams of the Brindabella Ranges as they build momentum before leaving the the mountains – a voyage captured here with infrared light from slightly beyond the range of the human eye (from brindabellas | part four | spring).”

Voyage Cinematic Infrared Short Film in Australia Directed by Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel

Website:  http://www.silverdory.com/portfolio/voyage

“The Little Carpathians”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Slovakia By Majo Chudý (2015)

“The Little Carpathians” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Slovakia Filmed and Directed By Majo Chudý.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Majo Chudý

Music by:  Florian Bur (“Aurora”)

The Little Carpathians A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Slovakia Directed By Majo Chudý (2015)

The Small Carpathian Mountains is a mountain landscape unit, which is titled to be a mountain bridge between Alps and the Carpathians. I focused and was interested in the south-west half.
The Small Carpathians are not very high, but despite this fact they stand out the lowland surroundings. It is the green island in wide land neighborhood. Do not look for high rocky peaks, but the deep wood forest is full of natural wonders, which this mountain unit can be proud of.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/MHVstudio/timeline

“New Hampshire Falls”: A Cinematic Short Film Of Waterfalls Directed By Tom Guilmette (2009)

“New Hampshire Falls” is a Cinematic Short Film Of Waterfalls in Northern New Hampshire Filmed and Directed By Tom Guilmette.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Tom Guilmette

Music composed by:  Tom Salta and Alec Harrison

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Behind the scenes photo blog and details about the home made pvc skateboard wheel dolly used in this film: tomguilmette.com/wp/my-blog/archives/1683

Website:  http://www.tomguilmette.com/

“Appalachian Spring”: A Cinematic Short Film In North Georgia Mountains Directed By Mark Williams (2013)

“Appalachian Spring” is a Cinematic Short Film In North Georgia Mountains Directed By Mark Williams.

Filmed and Directed by:   Mark Williams

Music Composed by:  Jason Boyd (“Waters Edge”)

Filmmaker Mark Williams
Filmmaker Mark Williams

“It has been a long wet spring here in the North Georgia Mountains. The wettest in over a decade of drought. It has presented some fantastic spring foliage as well as full streams and rivers.

This is my tribute to our Appalachian Spring. I spent a few days exploring some familiar locations. Scenes are from Little River AL, Blood Mountain GA, Anna Ruby Falls GA, Moccasin Creek GA and Amicalola River GA.”

“Budapest”: A Cinematic Short Film Featuring Marmoset Score Directed By Joe Simon (2014)

“Budapest” is a cinematic time-lapse short film featuring an original music score by Marmoset filmed and directed by Joe Simon.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Joe Simon

Music Composed and Performed by:  Marmoset (“Dusk”)

Filmmaker Joe Simon
Filmmaker Joe Simon

Joe Simon bends the laws of time in Budapest with his beautiful short film. Using Hyperlapse and other forms of innovative effects, we get a vivid and surreal glimpse of this gorgeous landscape. Our original composition “Dusk” followed along the journey of this piece.

“I have been testing out the GH4 in Budapest and made this short film over the past few days. It’s a mix of 4K footage, hyperlapse and time-lapse. The high speed shot of the pigeons is shot at 1080 96fps.

Write up filming:   the-delivery-men.com/panasonic-gh4-budapest-cityscape-film/

Website:  http://the-delivery-men.com/

 

“Thudinia”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Belgium By Michael Dautremont (2014)

“Thudinia” is a cinematic visual poem time-lapse short film in the region of Thuin – Belgium, filmed and directed by Michael Dautremont.

Filmed and Directed by:   Michael Dautremont 

Shot in two days in the region of Thuin – Belgium – and with conditions between sun and rain , this short time-lapse was created to highlight some landscapes in the region.

Website:   http://www.michaeldautremont.be/