A Bird Ballet

So, you’ve seen 1 murmuration, so you’ve seen them all? Hmmmmm. No. Can’t seem to get enough. This team was shooting a commercial in Marseille France and waiting for their prop – – “when thousands and thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky.” And just look what they captured.  2.5 minutes of magnificent cinematography and music (“Hand-Made” by Alt-J).  Good Thursday morning.

A bird ballet | Short Film from Neels CASTILLON on Vimeo.

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  1. that was exquisite… like poetry in motion! and the music… who is that singing! I love that stirring tone in his voice. You are a sensitive soul David, with very good taste. What do you do for a living? or is that pushing the blogging boundaries of confidentiality?


  2. Hi, It’s real? No graphics involved. Amazing and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Perfect title


  4. Wow…nature’s show of strength, beauty, community and love! I adored watching the shapes change so seamlessly into art! The knowledge that these are birds is just jaw dropping ~ what a wondrous sight to enjoy this morning with my coffee! Thank you! 🙂


  5. Phenomenal.


  6. Whitney, check out this amazing video!


  7. How graceful and somehow appearing rehearsed despite they’re impromptu choreography. Loved it.


  8. Alex Jones says:

    Nature is full of delights, the mass of starlings is one.


  9. No matter how many times I see videos of birds flying like this I am still amazed….beautiful gift to us to enjoy!


  10. The music was perfect for that one…thanks David. 🙂


  11. I wonder what kind of birds they were. Any idea?


  12. Amazing and beautiful.


  13. Awesome share, Dave. Can’t pick just one word to describe it — and even then, together, they don’t seem to come close enough — but here are a few:

    stunning, arresting, bewitching, beguiling, graceful, elegant, magnificent . . .


  14. Simply stunning. When I watched this I thought of my own site. This is truly WeMoveTogether,. Now imagine the same on Terra Nova and people moving as such. Birds and nature has much to teach us.
    – Michael


  15. Makere Stewart-Harawira says:

    All of the above.. all of it…

    I love the title, WeMoveTogether. How beautiful that sounds, I’d love to visit. Such lovely comments in response to David’s magical sharing

    – Makere


  16. I LOVE the way they dissolve and coalesce again–so graceful, indeed like a ballet as you say. And watching them, I felt like I was taking a Rorschach test administered by Mother Nature–ooohh, there’s an amoeba! Wow, what a mountain range! Hey, did you see that chicken?! (sorry, had to throw that in for Mimi….). Wonderful share, David–thank you! 🙂



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