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“Ode To New York City”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo (2018)

“Ode To New York City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo.

Directed & Edited by Alessio Cuomo

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Cinematography by Rene Koster
Creative Director – Marco Barneveld
Narrated by Eric Forsythe
Music by Joe Kraemer
Portraits of Immigrants – New York Public Library
Additional Footage courtesy – McKittrick Hotel

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

 

“Travel magazine Wideoyster presents a poetry film about New York. Ode To New York by Walt Whitman. A poetry video we made for travel magazine WideOyster.
The poem Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun was published in 1865, but Whitmans sharp-witted observations of the city are, perhaps, even more relevant today than when the poem was written.

Walt loved New York. Even though at the time it was a tough city to live in. He felt energized instead of overwhelmed by its constant motion, heard music instead of madness, and saw humanity instead of strangeness in its crowds.”

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

“GIVE ME THE SPLENDID SILENT SUN” by Walt Whitman
GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-
dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the 
orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—give me serene-moving 
animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, as on high plateaus west 
of the Mississippi, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, 
where I can walk undisturb’d;
Give me for marriage a sweet-breath’d woman, of whom 
I should never tire;
Give me a perfect child—give me, away, aside from the 
noise of the world, a rural domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse 
by myself, for my own ears only;
Give me solitude—give me Nature—give me again, 
O Nature, your primal sanities!
—These, demanding to have them, (tired with ceaseless 
excitement, and rack’d by the war-strife;)
These to procure, incessantly asking, rising in cries from 
my heart,
While yet incessantly asking, still I adhere to my city;
Day upon day, and year upon year, O city, walking 
your streets,
Where you hold me enchain’d a certain time, refusing 
to give me up;
Yet giving to make me glutted, enrich’d of soul—you 
give me forever faces;

 

Article on film: http://www.wideoyster.nl/magazine3-eng/new-york-city/

Ode To New York City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Walt Whitman Directed By Alessio Cuomo 2018

Website: https://www.alessiocuomo.com/

“The Crown Of The Robey Chicago”: A Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Short Film By Max Wilson (2016)

“The Crown Of The Robey Chicago” is a Cinematic Poem Time-Lapse Promotional Short Film Featuring Alan Watts Directed By Max Wilson.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Wilson

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“The Robey Hotel in Chicago sits high above the famous six corners in Wicker Park/Buck Town neighborhoods. The Robey Hotel was recently renovated for the past few years and transformed from the old Northwest Tower into an amazing place to visit and stay. This was a focused piece upon the top of The Robey and the spectacular views.”

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Excerpt from “What Is Reality?” by Alan Watts:

“It is that our attention is captured by the figure rather then the background and by the relatively enclosed area rather than the diffuse area and by something that’s moving rather than something that is still. To all the phenomena that attract our attention in this way, we attribute a higher degree of reality than we do the things we don’t notice.”  

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Website:  http://www.chicagotimelapse.org/

“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/

 

“Skyglow-Tortugas Rock”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film By Harun Mehmedinovic (2016)

“Skyglow: Tortugas Rock” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film in the Florida Keys Directed By Harun Mehmedinovic.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Harun Mehmedinovic

Music by: Terry Devine-King

Skyglow-Tortugas Rock Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Harun Mehmedinovic 2016

Special Thanks: Kelly Clark & Nick Fuechsel; National Park Service;
Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic and Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak

“On a remote island hours away from Key West lies the largest masonry structure in the Americas: Fort Jefferson. Built with 16 million bricks, but never finished, the fort served as a prison during Civil War. In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, upon visiting the island, named it a National Monument, and in 1992 it became part of Dry Tortugas National Park.”

Skyglow-Tortugas Rock Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Harun Mehmedinovic in 2016

“This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association.”

Skyglow-Tortugas Rock Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Filmed and Directed by Harun Mehmedinovic 2016

Website:  WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM

 

“Shifts”: A Cinematic Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Rhett Cutrell (2016)

“Shifts” is a Cinematic Infrared Time-Lapse Short Film in Southeastern Colorado Directed by Rhett Cutrell.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Rhett Cutrell

Music by: Sophie Kazandjian

Shifts Cinematic Infrared Time Lapse Short Film in Colorado by Rhett Cutrell in 2016

“A beautiful 4K series of time lapses shot in Infrared….Locations include La Junta Colorado and the famous Cheeseman canyon near Deckers Colorado. Come see how our perspectives change as we see the world with SHIFTS to our color spectrum.”

Shifts Cinematic Infrared Time Lapse Short Film in Colorado by Rhett Cutrell 2016

Website:  http://www.forneverproductions.com/

“Windy City”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” By Gary Paitre (2016)

“Windy City” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Poet Carl Sandburg’s Poem “Chicago” Directed by Gary Paitre.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Gary Paitre

Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Carl Sandburg Poem Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre 2016

Music by : J. Ralph (“Chasing Ice – Cryoconite”)

Narrated by:  Tom O”Bedlam

Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film in Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre

“Chicago” by Carl Sandburg

Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
   Bareheaded,
   Shoveling,
   Wrecking,
   Planning,
   Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
                   Laughing!
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.
Windy City Cinematic Poem Short Film in Chicago Directed by Gary Paitre in 2016

“Last Exit To Elsewhere”: A Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Directed By Dan Sadgrove (2016)

“Last Exit To Elsewhere” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Featuring Excerpts from William Least Heat-Moon’ Book “Blue Highways: A Journey Into America” Directed by Dan Sadgrove.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Dan Sadgrove

Music by : Hanan Townshend

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan Sadgrove in 2016Narrated by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound by: Morgan Johnson at Barking Owl Sound
Color by: Kath Raisch at Company 3

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Filmed and Directed by Dan Sadgrove

“Based off conversations William Least Heat-Moon had on the road in his book ‘Blue Highways: A Journey into America.’ This film represents my journey of lonely miles through small towns and empty highways.

Blue Highway A Journey Into America  William Least Heat-MoonIn late 2015 I went on a 5,000mile road trip through the bottom half of the US from California to Louisiana and back. Driving through back-road highways, much like the Least Heat-Moon, I avoided the Interstate Highways as much as I could. It is off these Interstate highways where you can still find remnants of America as it used to be, maybe back when the author drove through it in the late 70’s. Over the course of my journey whilst reading ‘Blue Highways’ I found my experiences on the road mirrored that of the author and though it was written in 1978, still held true to my journey in 2015.”

“As a kid, I was searching beyond myself…Dreaming of something, something to bring harmony and make sense of things.”

“I still dream, but I’m not restless anymore….”

William Least Heat-Moon

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan Sadgrove

Website:  http://www.dansadgrove.com/

“Tempus Fugit 2”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed By Nicholas Roemmelt (2016)

“Tempus Fugit 2” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Nicholas Roemmelt.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Nicholas Roemmelt

Music by:  Phil Rey (“Lion Heart”)

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TEMPUS FUGIT 2 , the sequel of my first time-lapse movie „Tempus Fugit“, took me three years to shoot. I was visiting a lot of popular and well known places around the world but quite remote and deserted spots, too, in the last three years. Sometimes I had to hike for hours with heavy equipment to come to the spots. You will find locations in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and USA (California, Utah, Washington, Oregon).

Tempus Fugit 2 Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film Directed by Nicholas Roemmelt

Website: http://www.nicholas-roemmelt-photography.com/index.html

 

“Lopez”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong By Director Josh Cole (2015)

“Lopez” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Of American Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong (Sudan) By Director Josh Cole.

Directed by:  Josh Cole

Music by: Simon Bass

Lopez Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong Directed by Josh Cole in 2015

Director of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Edited by: David Stevens
Sound by: Nicholas Davies

Lopez Cinematic Poem Documentary Short Film of Olympic Runner Lopez Lamong Directed by Josh Cole

“My story is not my own – it’s the story of thousands of children who are still victims to the evil of war.”
“I dream to empower people to look at their lives in a new light and take action in their communities and in the world.  Sharing my story is my passion and I would love to come speak at your school, business, or community!”

Lopez Lamong

Website:  http://www.joshcole.co.uk/

http://www.lopezlomong.com/hear-my-story.html

“Valhalla”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The Oregon Wilderness Directed By John Waller And Ben Canales (2016)

“Valhalla” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in the Oregon Wilderness Directed by John Waller and Ben Canales.

Filmed, Written, Edited and Directed by: John Waller and Ben Canales

Music by:  Tony Anderson (“Ember”)

Produced by:  Uncage the Soul Productions

Narrated by:  Tish Iceton

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Produced in Collaboration With: Oregon Field Guide Valhalla Documentary

“Valhalla”

Your persistent journey
has revealed my hidden gate.
Each step burns a deeper path
into this warrior’s heaven.

Reckless footprints
of your searching
Find no welcome here
Bear witness to this place
untrammeled by your visit.

In these cathedral gardens,
the chaos of rock and water,
the tenacity of life,
the wisdom of time,
sit around the warrior’s table.

But you arrive without invitation;
The illusion of a pioneer,
stalwart, on your hero’s journey.
This caravan of pride and ego,
Find no celebration here.

Here is where your proud waves halt.
Have you journeyed to the springs of the mountain?
Have you walked the corridors of Time?
Tell me, if you know all this.

With wisdom, place your next step
Do these sacred halls stand
for you to fill and subdue?

Pass through these gates of truth
and walk with the courage to accept
the death of your beliefs.

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Websites:  http://uncagethesoul.com/

http://www.opb.org/news/series/valhalla/