It is my pleasure to release my short movie (Gravity Glue 2014) that i’ve been working on for the last couple weeks…. All year i’ve been recording small clips here and there throughout my travels and experiences with balancing… (as i’ve done the previous 3 years). a kind of video yearbook of my stone balance experience.
i must say there has been quite a bit of magic (understatement) along the 2014 journey. Lots of traveling. Lots of ups, downs, and mammoth challenges — occasionally to the point of feeling more or less collapsed, but also to the point of rising up to potentials i never knew i had. A great hands-on education for spirit and character.
Despite only capturing a small fraction of the magic on film, the most difficult part came down to deciding what to include and what to cut. even with 10 minutes of music (which was also difficult to settle on).
looking back through all these clips (mixed with the music i chose) makes me quite emotional, often inspiring tears as all the memories flood back. Sometimes I just sit and wonder how some of these moments even happened. and i’m speechless. It’s impossible to describe how they happened. they just happened, and that’s it. nothing more. the whole compilation could be seen as highly nonsensical, but keeping a compiled record of my creations over the year like this means so much to me. Personally i think it turned out kinda awesome. :))
All three tracks are quite inspiring for me. And the name of the main track is perfectly fitting to the mood of the blend… “Dreamsters” — (because this entire gravity glue experiment is little more than listening to heart, creating something from ‘nothing’, and ‘winging it’ as a process). The resulting audio-visual blend is quite nonsensical i guess, but it targets a precise feeling in various sections. The overall feeling has me excited to be alive, which is a similar feeling to many of the fairytale-like opportunities that keep asking me to play.
There are so many little details in the clips that i synced up with the music, so i imagine you can watch it multiple times and notice some new synchronicity each time.
List of countries included in this film are: Scotland (Findhorn Bay), Belgium (Brussels), France (Nice), Germany (Lake Constance), Croatia (Split), Ukraine (Carpathian Mountains), Canada (Ottawa), USA (Boulder, Aspen)
- Make sure to have a good sound device (good speakers/good headphones), to hear the minor details throughout the music
- Let the video load in HD 720p and make it fullscreen. :)
- Or hook it up to a bigscreen via HDMI cable. :)
ENJOY! and Thanks for watching! :))
All music is under copyright and ownership of its respective artist.
More music by these artists can be found in the following links..
- Spoken Word: Alan Watts