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“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
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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.)
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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/

“Tokyo Aglow”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Justin Tierney (2016)

“Tokyo Aglow” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film (At The CONFLUX Part Two) In Japan Directed by Justin Tierney.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Justin Tierney

Original Music by: Justin Tierney, The Deviant Septet (Karen Kim—violin, Doug Balliett—bass, Mike Gurfield—trumpet, Matthew Melore—trombone, Jared Soldiviero—percussion)

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney in 2016

“Tokyo Aglow tours the Japanese capital by road and rail. Whereas Aerial Arterial (the first installment) explores the edifices of the city from elevated perches, Tokyo Aglow captures the city from the blacktop. The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.

Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film in Japan Directed by Justin Tierney 2016

“Tokyo Aglow” is the second of five installments of At The CONFLUX, a short film exploring the rhythm of urban Japan and its people.”

Tokyo Aglow Cinematic Time Lapse Short Film Directed by Justin Tierney

Website:  http://www.justintierney.com/

 

 

“Tokyo Roar”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Brandon Li (2015)

“Tokyo Roar” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film In Japan Directed By Brandon Li.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Brandon Li

Music by: Blake Ewing (“Undertow”), MoreBeat (“Bushido”) and Anamog (“One Precious Moment”)

Narrated by: Tom O’Bedlam

Tokyo Roar cinematic poem short film in Tokyo directed by Brandon Li 2015

“TIGER” by A.D. Hope

The paper tigers roar at noon;
The sun is hot, the sun is high.
They roar in chorus, not in tune,
Their plaintive, savage hunting cry.

O, when you hear them, stop your ears
And clench your lids and bite your tongue.
The harmless paper tiger bears
Strong fascination for the young.

His forest is the busy street;
His dens the forum and the mart;
He drinks no blood, he tastes no meat:
He riddles and corrupts the heart.

But when the dusk begins to creep
From tree to tree, from door to door,
The jungle tiger wakes from sleep
And utters his authentic roar.

It bursts the night and shakes the stars
Till one breaks blazing from the sky;
Then listen! If to meet it soars
Your heart’s reverberating cry,

My child, then put aside your fear:
Unbar the door and walk outside!
The real tiger waits you there;
His golden eyes shall be your guide.

And, should he spare you in his wrath,
The world and all the worlds are yours;
And should he leap the jungle path
And clasp you with his bloody jaws,

Then say, as his divine embrace
Destroys the mortal parts of you:
I too am of that royal race
Who do what we are born to do.

Website: http://www.unscripted.com/

“Our Japan”: A Cinematic Short Film Directed By Marc Ambühl (2014)

“Our Japan” is a cinematic short film in Tokyo, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima, and Kinosaki filmed, edited and directed by Marc Ambühl .

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Marc Ambühl

Music Composed by:  Masakatsu Takagi  (“Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki OST – Oyosute Aina”)

Website:  http://www.marcambuehl.com/

 

“Last Curtain”: A Cinematic Short Film In Tokyo, Japan By Hideki Inoue (2010)

“Last Curtain” is a cinematic short film in Tokyo, Japan filmed, edited and directed by Hideki Inoue.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Hideki Inoue

Music Composed by:  Frédéric Chopin (Prelude in E-Minor)

Filmed at the Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan in 2010.

Website:  http://about.me/hideki.inoue