poetry in motion

Poetry in motion

Poetry in Motion > a series of animated poems by Billy Collins

Untitled from design:related on Vimeo.

Noted for their intelligent humor, accessibility and observations on daily life, CBilly ollins’ popular poems come alive in a series of animated poems produced by JWT-NY commissioned by the Sundance Channel. Below, Collin’s describes how the project came about.

Sundance Poetry: The Dead, Budapest, Forgetfulness

Art Director Toby Barlow
Copywriter Billy Collins
Creative Director Toby Barlow
Designer Julian Grey, Isaac King, Philippe Blanchard
Director Julian Grey, Juan Delcan
Producer Anthony Garetti, Sue Riedl, Graciela Del Toro
Production Company Headgear, Spontaneous
Editor Julian Grey
Studio/Design Firm JWT/Lodge 212
Client Sundance Channel
Country United States


ESCAPE (Tryptich) > Donna Vorreyer & Swoon

A videopoem tryptich by Swoon for the poems ‘Disturbance in the Maze’, ‘Wailing Wall Crumbs’ and ‘Ghostless Blues (The story of Vladimir K.)’ by Donna Vorreyer.

The three poems were written by Donna on a visual and aural prompt by Swoon (he also provided the titles as a hint or obstacle. By letting the three films guide her in the writing of the poems she gave the experimental films a story throughout her poems. And that was the experiment in the first place. I only added a few images or made additional cuts according to the reading or the poem.

Words & Voice: Donna Vorreyer
Concept, camera, editing & music: Swoon


Art Of Drowning > Billy Collins

Poem by Billy Collins.

Directed by Diego Maclean.


Heliotropes > Brian Christian

Heliotropes / 2010 / 3 min / HD / Stereo

HELIOTROPES documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light.

Based on the poem by Brian Christian.

“Heliotropes” premiered at SXSW in March 2011.

langanfilms.com


Seasalt > David Mason

Motionpoem by Amy Schmitt, Kelly Pieklo and Emily J. Snyder.

Read by Vera Mariner.

http://www.motionpoems.com


HEART REMAINS > JOELISTICS

Heart Remains > Joelistics from Verb Studios on Vimeo.

The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS by the hip hop artists Joelistics (ELEFANT TRAKS). The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of Australia in the 21st Century.

Words and music: Joel Ma (Joelistics)
Produced, Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish – Verb Studios

Footage Contributors:

Cris Broadhurst
Jasper Smith
Grant VK58GR
Gini Lee
Sundry Productions
San-A
Jenny Grinlington
Michael Fletcher
Kym Fielke
Aime Lou

ABC Open Wide Bay
Darcy Travers
Doecke
Barry Schrapel
Norm Ofstead
Injected Ideas
James Russell
Geoff Oliver
Dave Dwyer
Tracey Lundgren
Pierpaolo Baricchio
Sharon Greenaway
Nicky Forster
Stephanie Riddel
Ty Swanson
Bjorn Rust
Mike Riley
Pasramos
Paul Sellen
Alasdair Shurman
AP_OZ
Ashley Perry
Martin Whipp
Documentary Shop
Will Horne
Liam Monkhouse
Tim Parish

Many thanks to:
Will Tinapple
Sam Hussey
Miles Merrill
Anthea Varigos
Bill Wade
Hamish McDonald
Eric Fassbender
Richard Tamplenizza

Creative Commons


The Beginning of Infinity > Jason Silva

THE BEGINNING OF INFINITY from Jason Silva on Vimeo.

“The adjacent possible is a kind of shadow future, hovering on the edges of the present state of things, a map of all the ways in which the present can reinvent itself.” – Steven Johnson

http://thisisjasonsilva.com/


Speech > Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle Speech from Jeremy Pfeiffer on Vimeo.

Cymatic transposition of Chief Seattle’s visionary speech…


Advertising Lullaby > George Carlin

Week 10 Kinetic Poem – George Carlin “Advertising Lullaby” from Jenny Lien on Vimeo.

The mantra of the market…

Words: George Carlin
Video: Jenny Lien


Nicholas Was > Neil Gaiman

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39 Degrees incredible adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2010 Christmas fable…

Awards: Bronze medal at the Hong Kong Designers Association awards.

39 Degrees North is a Beijing based motion design studio.
39degreesnorth.tv


HOWL > Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, animated excerpt from the feature length film.

http://www.allenginsberg.org/

http://howlthemovie.com/


Spoken Wordsmith > Joshua Bennett

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett revisits the high school that sponsored his education to give something back and perform his latest poem.

Article: http://reesha.re/SpokenWord

http://joshbennettthepoet.tumblr.com/


Who Says These Words With My Mouth > Rumi

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


Valentines Day > Joe Black/Enrico Lambiase

Surrealistic vision of how love can be a Valentine’s day present.

Director, Concept, VFX Artist and Designer: Enrico Lambiase
Music and sound design: Cesare Ranucci Rascel.
Voice over: Joe Black.

Related Art Gallery:
enricolambiase.com/art-gallery/valentines-day.html

Enrico Lambiase – Freelance Filmmaker
enricolambiase.com


When The Smoke Clearz > Taalam Acey

Guerilla News Network’s award-winning video scratch of Talaam Acey’s slam epic

Slam Poet: Taalam Acey

Score: Dead Prez

Producer: Ian Inaba

Designer/Editor: Stephen Marshall

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RIP – Guerilla News Network…


9th & Hennepin > Tom Waits

Footage from a train through Gary, Indiana and downtown Chicago set to Tom Waits’ spoken word piece, “9th & Hennepin”.

http://www.jacobmendel.com


TWO MEN > Dominic Allen

‘TWO MEN’ is an award winning Australian short film directed by Dominic Allen and shot in the Kimberly town of Fitzroy Crossing by Joel Betts, features a robust and dynamic cast of indigenous Australian non actors. With an original soundtrack by Melbourne artist Felix Riebl and based on Franz Kafka‘s short story, Two Men Running, Allen’s short film has been screened internationally at film festivals including New York, Prague, London, Melbourne and Sydney and in 2009 was a Dendy Australian Short Film of the Year finalist.

The film was instrumental in supporting director Dominic Allen’s Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the 2009 Inside Film Rising Talent Award.

2009 MIFF Jury member Deb Verhoeven remarked “Two Men proves that the simplest scenario can provide the perfect premise for conveying the most profound insights. But (Allen’s) key achievement is to understand that even the largest ideas are best told with brevity and the most serious with humour.”

Two Men was made with the support of Yiriman, a community initiated and community driven project supported by the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre which aims to build stories, strength and resilience in the Kimberley’s youth.

http://scarabstudiofilms.com.au/


The Sorplusi Principles > D’bi Young

 

D’bi Young talks about eight principles that she believes can, and will, empower artists, particularly resonating with the needs of African artists.

Presented by The Morcos Brothers
Produced by Okepne Ojang
Cinematography by Elwin Buchel

Brought to you by African Centre
an Andover Yellow / Afritude Production

 


Mankind Is No Island > Daniel Spratlin

Mankind Is No Island from Daniel Spratlin on Vimeo.

‘Mankind is no island’ is a film shot entirely on a cell phone, using found signage on the streets of NY and Sydney to tell a touching story from the very heart of two cities.

Directed by Jason van Genderen
Winner of Tropfest NY 2008!


FIAT LUX > Hugo

Epic conscious rap and video which follows the beginning of the universe from big bang to evolution of life and the creative instinct that sparks eternal.

FIAT LUX is an ode to the creative muses and the evolution of consciousness performed by HUGO (lyricist behind the RAP NEWS), with beat by TREATS (musicfromspeakers.com) and video collage by filmmaker TIM PARISH aka VERB STUDIOS as an Undergrowth Magazine collaborative project in samplology.

FIAT LUX is from the album ‘The Enlightenment Age’ available online through Reverb Nation here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/hugo1

This video is dedicated to the brilliant artists and creative minds that have inspired and evolved the human experience into manifesting a visionary society.

We want to also respectfully acknowledge the work of the filmmakers and painters whose work has been sampled in this video essay of evolution.

FILMMAKERS:
Stanley Kubrick (2001:Space Odyssey)
Jan Kounen (Blueberry/Renegade)
Frank Reggio (Naqoyqaatsi)
Ron Fricke (Baraka)
David Attenborough (LIFE)
Darren Oronofsky (The Fountain)
Alex Grey (TOOL: Lateralus)

Flight 404

MUSIC MAKERS:
Electric Light Orchestra – Tightrope
Telephon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
Sebastian – H.A.L.
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Dub)
2562 – Kameleon
Rhianna ft. Jay-Z – Umbrella
Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion

VISIONARY PAINTERS:
Aboriginal Australian, Mayan, Huichol, Native American and Egyptian Artists, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Brueghel, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Amanda Sage, Alex Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa, Pablo Amaringo and many more…

{ ART IS MAGIC }

Here is another version of the same poem, recited by Hugo live to fellow poet Si in an anonymous cafe. The riddle of life immersed in the mundane…


Jerusalem > William Blake

The twin English  passions of football and William Blake are combined in this unique video poetry project for the BBC’s Poetry Season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason

From movingpoems.com
“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:

http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/


The Genius of the Crowd > Charles Bukowski

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

immprint.com


Fireflies > Omar Musa


Poem by Omar Musa
www.obmmusic.com

Directed and edited by Rush
therush.com.au


Yelp > with apologies to Allen Ginsberg

Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote.

The filmmaking team behind “Yelp: With Aplogies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” also made the 2011 Sundance documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.”

Credits:
written by tiffany shlain & ken goldberg
directed by tiffany shlain
edited by tiffany shlain & dalan mcnabola
original animations by stefan nadelman
narrated by peter coyote
produced by carlton evans

You can learn more about both films at:
connectedthefilm.com