We welcome you to explore the poetry videos submitted to “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” Group. We are based in Berkeley, CA. Our on-line home is at Vimeo. What a surprise it is to get a new poetry video presented to the group every now and then! Today in Berkeley Calling Blog we feature the four most recent poetry videos: (1) “Happy Dancing Energies” from spacey (poem by Ava Bird); (2) Imitation: “Edgar Allan Poe Video Poem” from Mark “Iron Strike” Holmberg; (3) “Nature Moments: The Ocean” from Microdac; and (4) Arrival (Video Poem) (2:26) from Athina Souli and her class project team in Greece. We hope that you enjoy these poems. If you really like one or all of these poetry videos, then we hope that you will share them with others!
Vimeo is a quality site for videos of all kinds. It is noted for a distinguished level of composition and artistic sensibility. At this point in time, August 8, 2015, I have posted 17 of my own music videos at Vimeo as “Vic Sadot Broadside Balladeer”. Since I had a couple of videos that were from poetry set to music, I decided to start an open submissions Group for people using video to express poems. I named it “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS”. Then I forgot about it for a couple of weeks. Some email notices came to me saying that people had contributed poems. We now have 36 videos and 23 members in the group with me as the monitor. This is turning out to be an enjoyable adventure that I want to share with you at this time in this Berkeley Calling Blog. Our settings place the latest contributions at the top of the site in chronological order back to the first one placed in the group by yours truly. That was “The Fog Watch”, a poem by my uncle George Reuter that I set to music many years ago. My father, Jean-Henri Sadot, was from France, and he loved to write poetry too. Listen to “White Clay Creek”. These poetry videos are the four latest additions to this open participation group on Vimeo. Enjoy!
“Happy Dancing Energies” from spacey was just added on 8-07-15 as an Editor’s Choice. It’s a poem of only 1:11 minute long poem by my friend Ava Bird with really cool graphics and lyrics selected in a mix meant to uplift and inspire. The thumbnail photo is “Laughing Sal”. Click on the screenshot!
Imitation: Edgar Allan Poe Video Poem from Mark “Iron Strike” Holmberg was contributed on 6-16-15 to “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” channel at Vimeo. Posted notes: “Steve Guynn in a video poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. Shot with a gh4, and a computer 12.5 mm.” A very engaging and effective use of visual effects for a trippy 1:51 minute Edgar Allan Poe poem created by Mark Holmberg. Spooky fun! Click on the screenshot!
Nature Moments: The Ocean (8:43) from Microdac at Vimeo was contributed to “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” channel at Vimeo on 5-08-15. Posted Notes: A few minutes by the ocean.” Indeed! A Quote from Henry David Thoreau and a few comments by Microdac to the sound and scenes of ocean surf on a sunny tranquil day encourage you to “think for yourself”. Microdoc joined vimeo 8 years ago and lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Quote: “I am a retired sailor who love to play golf and to travel to the Caribbean. I love sharing the same space with artists and other creators; people who are spiritual (NOT religious). Sensual people who are never ashamed of their lives or activities.” Indeed, Microdoc covers nature from “Wasp Engineering” to turtles basking in the summer sun to “Image in the Clouds”. Let’s take a walk by the ocean now with Monsieur Microdac. Allons y au bord de la mer! (Let’s go there along the ocean shore!) Click on the screenshot!
Arrival (Video Poem) (2:26) from Athina Souli. This poem was done as a class assignment. Yet it is a class act in terms of composition. I love it! Credits for this first-rate poetry video team! Poem title: “Arrival” by William Carlos Williams; Actors: Elena Masala & Alex Anagnostopoulos; Shot & narrated by Stavros Symeonidis; Written & directed by Athina Souli; Music by Sigur Rós – Í Gær; Course: Directing & editing; Course Instructor: Nikos “Tei” Terzis of Athens, Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts. ©2015. From the San Francisco Bay Area, we salute you all! We thank you for sharing your video with us at “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” on Vimeo. Click on the screenshot!
“TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” at Vimeo is an open contribution site by poets and their friends using video to express their poetry. Progressive commentary, free thinkers, and humor encouraged. Open forum for poetry recitals. Poetry in motion or in stills. Live readings from home cameras or remote locations. Poetry interpreted as song with video. Vive “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” at Vimeo! Founded by Vic Sadot in Berkeley, California on March 5, 2012. Vic Sadot can be reached at BroadsideBalladeer@gmail.com
To see a list of all of the poetry videos submitted so far at “TRUTH & LOVE POETRY VIDEOS” click on the name in capital letters. Thanks for spending some time with us and our group members!