The City of SABA was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in our film by Coleman Barks. What is so striking about this poem is it’s relevance to what is happening in our SABA – Washington, D.C.
One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series – Three innovative new films – RANT * RAVE * RIFF.
“My Confessions” by Joel McKerrow is an epic poem series that explores the taboos of being white male Christian dominance and the guilt that comes with being the most privileged ‘minority’ in a globalised world.
It is a heartfelt, honest and exposing piece of work that deserves to be seen in it’s entirety so SLAM TV presents all four poems and the epilogue here:
My Confessions pt 1 – The White Part of Me
My Confessions pt 2- The Rich Part of Me
My Confessions pt 3 – The Christian Part of Me
My Confessions pt 4 – The masculine part + The Epilogue
For more work by this poet go to: www.joelmckerrow.com
It is not very often that we have the opportunity to create a graphic equivalent of a drug fueled rant bringing all of our collective skills to bear. And it is almost unfathomable that we could actually do something like this and benefit a good cause.
The Buck team dug deep, channeling our inner gonzo, to direct and produce this homage promoting Good Books, the online bookseller that passes all its profits through to Oxfam. A big thanks to String Theory in NZ for bringing us this script, Antfood for their amazing audio stylings, to Thor for giving his voice and to all the artists who made this something we are proud of.
What you will see is an entirely fictional and completely unendorsed representation. [Though we humbly suggest Hunter S Thompson might have liked it.] We are devoted fans paying homage. No disrespect is intended.
Concept by String Theory
Directed by Buck
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producers: Nick Terzich, Alyssa Evans, Emily Rickard
Coordinator: Ben Tucker
Associate Creative Director: Joshua Harvey
CG Supervisor: Doug Wilkinson
Animation Director: Steve Day
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Designers: Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jenny Ko, Jon Gorman
2D Animators: Joe Mullen, Harry Teitelman, John MacFarlane, Jamal Otolorin, Joshua Harvey, William Trebutien, Matt Everton, Taik Lee, Tristan Balos, Regis Camargo, Kendra Ryan, George Fuentes, Trevor Conrad, Jahmad Rollins, Matthew Wade
3D Artists: Jens Lindgren, Timm Wagener, Kai Wang, Joao Rema, Albert Omoss, Joshua Harvey, Christine Li, Kelsey Charlton, Ana Luisa Santos
Compositors: Nick Forshee, Alex Perry, Joshua Harvey, Joe Mullen, Moses Journey, Matt Lavoy, Jenny Ko, Helen Hsu, Elizabeth Steinberg, Adam Smith
Music and Sound Design: Antfood
Voiceover Artist: Thor Erickson
Software: Flash, After Effects, Maya
Client: Good Books
Agency: String Theory
Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.
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Captions now translatable to any language.
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Parker Howell – parkerhowell.com
William Walsh – wbwalsh.com
Produced and Edited by Teddy Saunders
Digital FX and Color by Parker Howell
Original Score by Darius Holbert – dariusholbert.com
Sound Mix by Tyler Payne
Shot on Canon 7D’s with various lenses, a Glidecam and a Zoom H4N.
All proceeds from advertising go towards next years project.
This video is our gift to you. If you wish to donate $20 or more for next years film then we will put your name in the credits. Your support keeps us going!
To donate: http://bit.ly/zrfPwB
Watch the trailer for this film on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/29033100
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Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, animated excerpt from the feature length film.
Who Says Words with My Mouth was written in the 13th century by the Sufi mystic poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi and translated and recited in our film by Coleman Barks.
One of 21 video poems in Four Seasons Productions newly released Moving Poetry Series – Three innovative new films - RANT * RAVE * RIFF.
To learn more about this series, visit www.4spFilm.com
Footage from a train through Gary, Indiana and downtown Chicago set to Tom Waits’ spoken word piece, “9th & Hennepin”.
“Kerouac, the Movie” – a full length documentary study of literary genius and archetypal beat poet – Jack Kerouac.
Includes Jack Kerouac being interviewed by Steve Allen in 1959 and reading from his most famous novel.
The twin English passions of football and William Blake are combined in this unique video poetry project for the BBC’s Poetry Season.
“Continuing the theme of video poems that riff on television conventions, here’s a poetry promo from the BBC disguised as a sporting news story from the BBC. The poem is referred to as “Jerusalem,” but it’s actually from the Preface to Milton. A popular hymn adaptation by Hubert Parry a century after Blake wrote it is responsible for the new title, according to the Wikipedia.”
The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury. The legend is linked to an idea in the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing a Second Coming, wherein Jesus establishes a new Jerusalem. The Christian church in general, and the English Church in particular, used Jerusalem as a metaphor for Heaven, a place of universal love and peace.
More poems by William Blake can be found here:
A short poem by Charles Bukowski, with a recording of him reading the poem, with most of the footage shot in New York.
Soundtrack and video: immprint
Saul Williams performs his epic ode to the genius of language and the indictment of the mindless violence of gangster hip hop culture to raise the consciousness of the entire. fucking. world.
From the album ‘Amethyst Rock Star’ with music by DJ Krust
Below, the same poetry performed live at Def Jam Poetry show on HBO.
A collage of Youtube clips to the original recording from Gil Scott Heron’s classic piece.
Words: Gil Scott Heron
Video artist: unknown.
For those young ‘uns who haven’t heard of Gil, below is full length documentary about the legendary poet and his contribution to the artform.
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