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“Call Of The Wild”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Tribute To Earth Day By Eric Larsen (2019)

“Call Of The Wild” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Robert Service Directed By Eric Larsen.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Eric Larsen

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The love and concern for our environment is something I have always known. Growing up in Wisconsin, I was outside as much as possible – camping fishing, riding my bike… But back then, my mind didn’t stretch much farther than my own backyard. For that, I credit writers like Farley Mowat, Sigurd Olsen, Barry Lopez and many others who were able to describe places of which I barely knew existed. They were some of my biggest sources of inspiration and their words instilled a longing to experience true wilderness for myself. But Robert Service’s ‘The Call of the Wild’, more than any of the others, stirred an unrelenting aching to grab my pack and go.

As a tribute to Robert Service’s eloquent words as well as the planet that is the foundation of both our dreams and health, I gathered up footage from the past eight years and five continents for an Earth Day tribute featuring some of Service’s lines. And if you think this video and poem might inspire someone else, please share it.

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In the years since I discovered ‘The Call of the Wild’, I feel that I have lived each line tenfold. But that doesn’t mean I don’t need a reminder that the fate of our planet is in our hands. Earth day is a good start. But our efforts to reduce waste and pollution, curb greenhouse gas emissions, protect endangered species or remove plastic from our oceans should not end when the clock strikes midnight. There are a lot of great environmental organizations doing important work on behalf of our planet and I suggest that you support one or two or more. Of course, we need to take responsibility for our own actions as well. The environmental crises we face today are not problems for someone else to solve and we all need to make significant efforts on both the individual and global level.

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

I’ve spent several Earth Day’s on the Arctic Ocean either at, or very near, the North Pole. On April 22nd, 2010, I wrote this, “The weather started out relatively calm but the wind steadily increased to what I would consider near brutal proportions. We skied with our down parkas at times. Brrr. I guess it was the Arctic Ocean’s fun little way to remind us who’s in charge around here.”

So often on my expeditions, I feel insignificant and afraid, barely withstanding the extremes of our planet. But today, we all venture into uncharted territory. Human beings have an unprecedented ability to change and alter our environment. While we all need resources to be able to live and survive, which resources we use, how we use them and if they’re renewable or not should be cornerstone to every decision we make.’

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

“The Call Of The Wild” by Robert Service

Have you gazed on naked grandeur where there’s nothing else to gaze on,
Set pieces and drop-curtain scenes galore,
Big mountains heaved to heaven, which the blinding sunsets blazon,
Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar?
Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream streaking through it,
Searched the Vastness for a something you have lost?
Have you strung your soul to silence? Then for God’s sake go and do it;
Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost.

Have you wandered in the wilderness, the sagebrush desolation,
The bunch-grass levels where the cattle graze?
Have you whistled bits of rag-time at the end of all creation,
And learned to know the desert’s little ways?
Have you camped upon the foothills, have you galloped o’er the ranges,
Have you roamed the arid sun-lands through and through?
Have you chummed up with the mesa? Do you know its moods and changes?
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

Have you known the Great White Silence, not a snow-gemmed twig aquiver?
(Eternal truths that shame our soothing lies.)
Have you broken trail on snowshoes? mushed your huskies up the river,
Dared the unknown, led the way, and clutched the prize?
Have you marked the map’s void spaces, mingled with the mongrel races,
Felt the savage strength of brute in every thew?
And though grim as hell the worst is, can you round it off with curses?
Then hearken to the Wild — it’s wanting you.

Have you suffered, starved and triumphed, groveled down, yet grasped at glory,
Grown bigger in the bigness of the whole?
“Done things” just for the doing, letting babblers tell the story,
Seeing through the nice veneer the naked soul?
Have you seen God in His splendors, heard the text that nature renders?
(You’ll never hear it in the family pew.)
The simple things, the true things, the silent men who do things —
Then listen to the Wild — it’s calling you.

They have cradled you in custom, they have primed you with their preaching,
They have soaked you in convention through and through;
They have put you in a showcase; you’re a credit to their teaching —
But can’t you hear the Wild? — it’s calling you.
Let us probe the silent places, let us seek what luck betide us;
Let us journey to a lonely land I know.
There’s a whisper on the night-wind, there’s a star agleam to guide us,
And the Wild is calling, calling . . . let us go. 

Call Of The Wild Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed Eric Larsen 2019

Website: http://www.ericlarsenexplore.com/updates

 

 

“In The Woods”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo By Andrew David Watson (2017)

“In The Woods” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts By Ralph Waldo Emerson By Andrew David Watson.

Directed by: Andrew David Watson

Edited by: Orlando Loredo
Sound Design by: Gabriel Pimenta
Music by: Alaskan Tapes (“We All Speak in Poems”)

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Starring: Christopher Grys

CLOTHING & STYLING BY: Kai D. Utility

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.”

From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

” “IN THE WOODS” is a collaboration between designer Kai D Utility and myself. We originally set out to shoot a short look book film about escaping to the woods, only to find (after the fact) our images matched perfectly with excerpts from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

We decided to turn our look book film into a homage to the concept of Transcendentalism. The appreciation and need for nature is even more alive today, then it was in the 1820s. We hope this video motivates you to take that weekend trip you’ve been planning, but have yet to take.”

In The Woods Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed by Andrew David Watson 2017

Website:  andrewdavidwatson.com

“Genoa – More Than This”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev (2017)

“Genoa – More Than This” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Alex Soloviev

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Music by: Tony Anderson

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

“Genoa is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. City reveals its charm if you decide to explore it. Here’s a short visual poem revealing feelings left with me after stay in this gem. City that is free of crowds and chaos you may observe in other places.”

Genoa - More Than This Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Alex Soloviev 2017

Website: https://www.facebook.com/alexaafilm

“A Sense Of Wonder”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In France Directed By Mathieu Le Lay (2017)

“A Sense Of Wonder” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Mathieu Le Lay

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Music by: Franck Zaragoza
Audio Mix by: Laurent Mollard
Words and Narration by: Benjamin Dowie

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

“A vast silence swallows the sound. A kingdom of mountains rise majestically toward the heavens. A call of the wild to a wandering soul.”

A Sense of Wonder Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Mathieu Le Lay 2017

Website: http://www.mathieulelay.com/

“Skygarden”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer In Switzerland Directed By Fabian Weber (2017)

“Skygarden” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer In Switzerland Directed By Fabian Weber.

Filmed, Written and Directed by: Fabian Weber

Skygarden Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer in Switzerland Directed by Fabian Weber 2017

Edited by: Glenn Breda and Fabian Weber

Music by: Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds and Jonathan Sigsworth
Location Sound: Kurt Human
Sound Design: Denis Elmaci
Motion Design: Beat Hösli

Starring: Jost Wildbolz, Kriss Delaye and Anthony Vuignier

Skygarden Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer in Switzerland Directed by Fabian Weber 2017

“We are all on the journey we call life;
And as it unrolls before us, day after day,
We never know where it will lead.
It seems we spend our lives trying to
Capture life’s special moments.
To hold on to forever.”

Skygarden Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer in Switzerland Directed by Fabian Weber 2017

“Auditory perception is triggered by tonal phenomenona, such as language and music. These stimuli are the gateway to recent and distant memories of all kinds, the sequences of pleasant and often unpleasant experiences that shape and accompany us throughout our lives. They are part of us and make us who we are today.

An emotional homage to Switzerland, nature, music and life in all its facets.”

Skygarden Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer in Switzerland Directed by Fabian Weber 2017

Website: https://www.skygarden.movie/

“Paris Noir”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart (2017)

“Paris Noir” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Music Short Film Directed By Benjamin Trancart.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Benjamin Trancart 

Music by: Juliette Gréco (“Paris Canaille”)

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“By dint of searching, sometimes you’ll finally find… what you were not after.”

Philppe Lejeune

“Since past years, I often dreamt of shooting time lapses. This night again, I was on top of a slate metallic roof lit by the moon. Viewpoint was awesome, opening on the seaside with a red lighthouse sweeping the mist. I was licking the salt on my lips. 
But in those dreams, i’m always late setting up my camera or i just forgot to charge my battery missing the occasion to capture this ephemeral moment.

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Positive side of it is that during those dreams my brain has created fantastic images, unbelievable landscapes, volcanoes, and luxuriant forests. Some places that will never exist but that i’ll never forget. However i open my eyes and i still go and look for those places.

I’m aware that we have to live things and not look at them through the lens of a camera but harvest time is an incredible moment.

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Maybe we’ll meet one night on a slate metallic roof messed around by a pale moonlight.”

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Website: http://www.benjamin-trancart.com/

“GONE”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Roman Rütten And Facundo Ruiz (2017)

“GONE” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Mexico Directed By Roman Rütten And Facundo Ruiz.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz

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Original Music by: Ben Lukas Boysen
Actress: Paulina Pozzetti

Inspired by Original Poem by: Cheylee Miller (“Get Lost”)
Rewritten and Reinterpreted by: Roman Rütten and Facundo Ruiz

Narrated by: Rebeca Badia

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People say “Get Lost”
So you decide to try.
But when you go into the woods,
Foreign sounds they make you shy.

People say “Get Lost”
So you try again;
This time in the ocean
But the tides don’t let you in.

“An homage on all the people wandering and following their own path towards their dream.

Not Afraid of the unknown and willing to get lost. To be free. And only live in the moment.
This film is has been shot in Tulum Mexico. A magical place for known for its special energy and similar minded people it attracts from all over the world. This piece has been created as attempt to inspire, dream and being naive.”

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Website: http://www.ruetten.tv/

“Young Sea”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Dominic DiMaria And Geno DiMaria (2016)

“Young Sea” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Carl Sandburg Directed By Dominic DiMaria And Geno DiMaria.

Produced and Directed by: Dominic DiMaria and Geno DiMaria

Cinematography: Geno DiMaria and Chad Stembridge
Editing and Sound Design: Geno DiMaria
Co-Produced by: Chad Stembridge

Production Company: Block One Studios

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“Seahorse” Crew: Captain Joel Wayne

Narrated by: Dave Pettitt

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“Young Sea” by Carl Sandburg

The sea is never still.
It pounds on the shore
Restless as a young heart,
Hunting.

The sea speaks
And only the stormy hearts
Know what it says:
It is the face
of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.
One storm cleans all the hoar
And loosens the age of it.
I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,
Men who ride on it
And know they will die
Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,
Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face
And hear me.
I am the last word
And I tell
Where storms and stars come from.

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Website: http://blockonestudios.com/

“Arctic”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Tim Kellner (2016)

“Arctic”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Tim Kellner.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Tim Kellner

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Original Music by:  Tim Kellner (Using Inuit instruments)

Translated and Read by: Larry Audlaluk
Audio Engineer: Stephen Fielding

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Inuit Poem

I think over again my small adventures, my fears
Those small ones that seemed so big.
For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.

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Website:  https://soundcloud.com/timtothewild

“Olympic NP”: A Cinematic Nature Short Film Of Washington State Ecosystems Directed By Rudy Wilms (2016)

“Olympic NP” is a Cinematic Nature Short Film of the Ecosystems In Washington State National Park  Directed By Rudy Wilms.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Rudy Wilms

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“This Movie is a first of four movies in this part we will share the highlights of the three eco-systems of the park, and will be making three more videos of the Olympic Mountains, Olympic Rainforests and Olympic Pacific Coast.

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The Olympic National Park is located northwest of Washington State; the diversity in the park is spectacular. Within the park are three ecosystems from the wild and mostly foggy pacific coastline to the snow covered alpine peaks of the Olympic Mountains with its fabulous wild flower meadows to the temperate rain forests with its lush and green moss covered conifer trees and wildlife”.

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Website:  http://www.rudywilms.com/