Posts tagged Non-Verbal
I never thought I would see a broadcast television series that sites Baraka as its main inspiration. Slated to air on Discovery HD Theater, Lightscapes is billed as a “half-hour experiential television series that captures famous buildings and landscapes around the world as they are transformed by stunning, large-scale lighting displays.” Read more about the project at the official site.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of Samsara, the sequel to Ron Fricke‘s Baraka (an amazing, highly recommended, non-verbal documentary – shot on 70mm). The latest update that I could find, regarding the release date, is here. So, it’s hard to tell how long we’ll have to wait, but it seems to still be in the works.
While searching around for this info, I came across another great non-verbal piece. Richard Sidey shot this in September on a Canon 5D Mark II. He remarked,
I filmed this over a couple of weeks while working on an expedition cruise ship. Shooting in these environments is very opportunistic, basically grabbing what you can without being able to wait around for the right light or explore for various angles. The shots of the Aurora were especially tricky, due to necessary long exposures (up to 8 seconds at ISO 4000) and a lot of ship movement, wind, severe cold and on some occasions a full moon, which overexposed the sky. But when it worked, I was blown away with the results.
I think the footage is spectacular and definitely makes me wonder if DSLRs and HD video cameras are now on the verge of merging completely.