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Selkie Girl by Jessica Shirley with kind permission
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

View From The ISS At Night

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.
I removed noise and edited some shots in photoshop. Compiled and arranged in Sony Vegas.

Music by John Murphy - Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.”

― Alan Wilson Watts

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Within Two Worlds

Within Two Worlds from Goldpaint Photography on Vimeo.
"Within Two Worlds depicts an alternate perspective by giving us the illusion of times movement, signifying a beginning and end within a world of constant contradiction. It appears you are traveling in the midst of a dream, half-sleeping, half-waking, and touching the arch connecting heaven and earth."

I discovered my passion for photography shortly after my mother’s passing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 3 years ago. This time-lapse video is my visual representation of how the night sky and landscapes co-exist within a world of contradictions. I hope this connection between heaven and earth inspires you to discover and create your own opportunities, to reach your rightful place within two worlds.

Please feel free to share #withintwoworlds! Special thanks to all for your continued support and encouragement.

Limited edition, fine-art prints are available at
In-field and online workshops are available. For more info, visit:


Locations include:
Tumalo Falls, Three Sisters Wilderness, Mount Shasta, Big Bend National Park, Mono Lake, Aurora Borealis over Crater Lake National Park, Texas, Painted Hills, the High Sierra, and the Aurora Borealis over Sparks Lake.

All footage was captured using Nikon equipment.

Copyright © 2012 Goldpaint Photography, All Rights Reserved. For consideration only, no reproduction or commercial use without prior authorization in writing.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Line (film)

The Line from OAKJO on Vimeo.

My first film, starring James Rebhorn (Independence Day, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Game, Scent of a Woman, My Cousin Vinny, and many more). The film received the award for best-short at the Festivus Film Festival, 2011. See my website,, for complete cast/crew credits (Shot on Red One by the amazing Till Neumann). Thanks for watching!

The Man with the Beautiful Eyes

A gang of kids find a strange house with an overgrown garden where they play. Only once do they meet the man who lives there, a dead-beat alcoholic with a free and easy spirit who welcomes them. The children see him as a romantic character in stark contrast to their neurotically house proud parents.

A collaboration between Animator Jonathan Hodgson and Illustrator Jonny Hannah.

Director: Jonathan Hodgson
Producer: Jonathan Bairstow
Designer: Jonny Hannah
Poem: Charles Bukowski
Sound: Jonathan Hodgson
Voices: Peter Blegvad, Louis Schendler
Production Company: Sherbet

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Rescue ~ John Updike

rwscott.goldfinch (1)+Photo by Ralph W. Scott © 1997 Gregg J. Scott


A Rescue

Today I wrote some words that will see print.
Maybe they will last "forever," in that
someone will read them, their ink making
a light scratch on his mind, or hers.
I think back with greater satisfaction
upon a yellow bird--a goldfinch?--
that had flown into the garden shed
and could not get out,
battering its wings on the deceptive light
of the dusty, warped-shut window.

Without much reflection, for once, I stepped
to where its panicked heart
was making commotion, the flared wings drumming,
and with clumsy soft hands
pinned it against a pane,
held loosely cupped
this agitated essence of the air,
and through the open door released it,
like a self-flung ball,
to all that lovely perishing outdoors.

~ John Updike ~


+ Sincere thanks to Greg Scott for allowing me to feature his father, Ralph Scott’s phenomenal capture of a goldfinch in flight.


Drift from Daniel Sousa on Vimeo.

Linked to Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda mi Corazon

2009, 2minutes, HD
Sound Design by Dan Golden

This is the second chapter of an ongoing series of hand-painted animated explorations of childhood and memories, both of which were studies for the longer film, "Feral". This film takes the viewer on a first person's flight through a constantly changing landscape, from nature into civilization, and back again.

Technique: Most of the animation was first drafted in Flash, but then each frame was printed and painted over on paper. The paintings were then scanned and composited in AFter Effects.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Obsculta [Listen] (film)





Abide in Silence,

Like a musical embrace,

Out of Silence—Love

~Noelle Renee

David Ianni - Obsculta [Listen] from Vitùc on Vimeo.

“Obsculta, o fili, præcepta magistri, et inclina aurem cordis tui…
Listen carefully, my son, to your master's precepts, and incline the ear of your heart…”

The opening words from the rule of St. Benedict († 547) have inspired the Luxembourgish composer/pianist David Ianni to write a piece about the nature of silence. All music emerges from silence and leads back into silence. Only by listening with our hearts, can the essence of silence be heard and understood. The composing process naturally led to a quotation of the ancient Gregorian Chant “Ubi Caritas” (“where charity and love are, God is there”), a Chant that David already recorded with his friends, the Cistercian Monks of Stift Heiligenkreuz (Austria) in 2011.

When David met the filmmaker Vitùc in late 2011, he knew that Vitùc had exactly the sensitivity, the passion and the skills to transpose the message of his music into visuals. In May of 2012, Vitùc and David visited the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz for a week. Inspired by the music, the beauty of the monastery and the friendliness of the monks, Vitùc composed a wonderful music clip that reveals some of the unutterable nature of silence and listening - the genesis of all true art.

Script, Camera & Post Production

Music composed and performed by
David Ianni

Recorded, edited and mixed by
Rainer Oleak

Linked to Recuerda mi Corazon Haiku My Heart

Note from Noelle: This is a film filled with sacred music and images that heal the soul and open the heart in places where before an entrance may have been temporarily closed. The use of silence, of shadow and light, of ancient meditative spaces and moments of chant and adoration are profoundly moving. One is taken on a journey toward a different state of consciousness on a crescendo of masterful musical notes. The photography is splendid throughout.