80 seconds of awe. Reverential respect. Period.


If you missed my post on my first Harris Hawk experience, it’s worth a peak here. I had a similar awe inspiring experience watching this short 80 second clip. Danny Cooke, director and film maker from the UK, produced this short film of his nephew Sam “who has a fascination and colossal knowledge of Birds.  On his birthday, he had the chance to fly a Harris Hawk named Sol.”


Life.is.calling


This short film features “life” shots in Iceland, Japan, California and France.  It’s wrapped in Bon Iver’s Holocene, which takes it up a notch.


59 Finishes in 5 min. How many can you name?

The Last Thing You See: A Final Shot Montage from Plot Point Productions on Vimeo.


My score? < 25%. Need answers. See below: [Read more…]

New Beginnings At Sunrise


“To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the New York City Ballet at dawn on September 12 released a film, New Beginnings, of two of its principals dancing at sunrise on the 57th floor terrace of Four World Trade Center, now under construction in lower Manhattan.  This short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home.  The backdrop is the New York City skyline and One World Trade Center, which was formerly known as the Freedom Tower, and which, upon completion, will be the tallest skyscraper in North America, 1,776 feet high with its mast.”

The music in this clip is Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part (one of my favorites).

Three minutes of wonderful here to start your day…


Source: nycdancestuff


SMWI*: Cranberries


This is a bit of a departure from the usual SMWI* (Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration) clips but no less inspiring.  The imagery on this short film is stunning.  This video was filmed in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin in cranberry bogs.  This extreme sport is called winch boarding which involves “being pulled by a large machine while on a skateboard, surfboard, snowboard, or other type of board.”  Don’t quit on this one too early.

(Source: The Minneapolis Egotist: Two Locals & Red Bull Created a Stunning Cranberry Wakeskating Video.

Sunday Morning: L’envol

L’envol from Magda Jamil on Vimeo.


L’envol = In Flight.  Not exactly sure I landed on a concrete meaning here, but I was fully present from the early frames through to the end…loved it.  All interpretations welcome.

Sunday Morning: The Last Ice Merchant

The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) from Sandy Patch on Vimeo.


This is an award winning short film.  And deservedly so.  It is long but worthy.  A wonderful story of the life of Baltazar Ushca, who for more than 50 years has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo to make a living.  Beautiful cinematography.   Charles Kuralt-like clip.

Good Sunday morning.

 

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night) explores a fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper real fantasy. Magic

Body Calligraphy in Motion

Piano Works 13 from Julien Martorell on Vimeo.

Sunday Morning: Samare

Samare from Troshinsky on Vimeo.


Samare” is a 1 minute short film. It is a stop-motion short film that uses the flipbook illusion. Let’s me just call it magic artistry.


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