Category Archives: Nature

Nature & Adventure Videos: “Earth – Tomes” By Rhett Cutrell (2020)

Filmed and Directed by: Rhett Cutrell (ForNever Productions)

Fornever Productions specializes in telling the difficult stories in, and about, the natural world we inhabit but our 2020 Demo Reel is inspired by the stories Earth tells US. Earth: tomes. features a collection of our favorite moments over the past few years that were captured in the highest cinematic quality imaginable. We are very proud of our past work and are excited for what the future holds in the way of Outdoor Cinema

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Top New Travel Videos: “Nature Showreel 2019” In Europe By Hans Leysieffer

Filmed and Edited by: Hans Leysieffer

Sequences mainly from my first feature film “Ars Natura” which has beside other nominations and awards been nominated as “Best Independent Production” at the European leading GREEN SCREEN International Wildlife Filmfestival Eckernförde 2019. “Ars Natura” is a 95 min non-verbal emotional and meditative movie about the beauty of nature and life based on an inspiring surround sound track.

Music: “Harpoon” by Igor Dvorkin, Duncan Pittock, and Ellie Kidd

Movie website: arsnatura-thefilm.com

Homes In Nature Design: “From Roots To Crowns” – Visionary “Lifting House” From Italian Studio NOA*

noa* Lifting House - From Roots to Crowns“from roots to crowns” describes the vertical metamorphosis of a hybrid building, moving from below ground through fields and trunks up to the crowns. It is a living shell on the move, able to take on 3 main positions “under the earth”(-1), “on the fields” (0) and “in the tree crowns” (+1+2). The lifting house is a visionary way of adapting the concept of “living and working in nature” to the varying requirements of its inhabitants. 

noa* (Network of Architecture) is the essential expression of a collaborative work-ethos: the young team of architects & designers, led by founders Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier and based in Bolzano (Italy) and Berlin (Germany), explores and examines interdisciplinary methods of design, continuously evolving depending on both nature and requirements of each project.

noa Lifting House - From Roots to Crowns

By following the concept of „emergence“, where the whole is perceived as being far greater than the sum of its parts, a holistic approach and strategy is central to noa*s way of conceiving design.

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Gardens & Nature Videos: “Proserpina Returns Home” By Jonathan Gelez

Filmed and Produced by: Jonathan Gelez (The World Is Art)

Music:  “Spenta Mainyu” by Jesse Gallagher

Here is a simple and relaxing film about the beginning of the spring season as it happened in my garden. Since going outside wasn’t an option due to the confinement measures in place, I tried to capture the beauty of nature at home.

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Top Photographers: 65-Year Old William Neill “Light On The Landscape”

Drawing from the tradition of behind-the-scenes books like Ansel Adams’ Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs and Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape, Light on the Landscape covers in detail the core photographic fundamentals such as light, composition, camera angle, and exposure choices, but it also deftly considers those subjects that are less frequently examined: portfolio development, marketing, printmaking, nature stewardship, inspiration, preparation, self-improvement, and more. The result is a profound and wide-ranging exploration of that magical convergence of light, land, and camera.

Light On The Landscape - William Neill 2020

For more than two decades, William Neill has been offering his thoughts and insights about photography and the beauty of nature in essays that cover the techniques, business, and spirit of his photographic life. Curated and collected here for the first time, and accompanying 128 beautiful reproductions of Neill’s photographs, these essays are both pragmatic and profound, offering readers an intimate look behind the scenes at Neill’s creative process behind individual photographs as well as a discussion of the larger and more foundational topics that are key to his philosophy and approach to work.

Light On The Landscape - William Neill 2020

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Filled with beautiful and inspiring photographs, Light on the Landscape is also full of the kind of wisdom that only comes from a deeply thoughtful photographer who has spent a lifetime communicating with a camera. Incorporating the lessons within the book, you too can learn to achieve not only technically excellent and beautiful images, but photographs that truly rise above your best and reveal your deeply personal and creative perspective―your vision, your voice.

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Travel & Nature Videos: “Mountain Dreams” By Wildglimpses (2020)

 

Filmed and Edited by: Raul Tomas Granizo (Wildglimpses)

In these uncertain days, locked up in our houses watching the world from the window, we can only dream. Dream about the wild places we once visited, its pristine mountains, deep valleys and forests full of wildlife.

But now (more than ever), we should keep dreaming with our eyes wide open with all those corners that we have left to visit and that will remain there when all this finally ends…

Dedicated to all the victims of Covid-19 and their families/friends

Locations:
-Patagonia, Central Andes, Rocky Mountains, Alaska Range, Pyrenees, Lyngen Alps, Tien Shan, Caucasus, Himalaya

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New Timelapse Videos: “Lumina” – A Study Of Light & Shadows In Nature

Filmed and Edited by: Aaron Keigher

I wanted to share with you this short timelapse film, “Lumina”, which focuses on the light and shadows in nature.

During this difficult and troubling time, always remember the light that is out there and awaits us all.

Locations Include:

Acadia National Park, ME
Alabama Hills, CA
Arches National Park, UT
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Coal Mine Canyon, AZ
Colorado Canyon National Monument, CO
Dillon Reservoir, CO
Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA
Factory Butte, UT
Fantasy Canyon, UT
Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Monument Valley Tribal Park, AZ
Mystery Valley, AZ
Trona Pinnacles, CA
Yosemite National Park, CA

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Website: aaronkeigherphotography.com

Wildlife: “Hummingbirds Don’t Like Flying In Rainy Conditions” (Smithsonian)

No bird is more skilled at in-flight feeding than a hummingbird, thanks to their ability to hover in the air. But if it’s rainy, these fantastic flyers have to be extremely careful not to get hurt.

From the Series: Into the Wild Colombia: A Hummingbird’s Quest http://bit.ly/2Pvi9Fh