“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” ~Carl Sagan
© Damien Bouchard / StockProject1
“An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” ~Dalai Lama
“Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.” ~James Bertrand
“Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” ~Carl Friedrich Gauss
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” ~Steve Jobs
“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” ~Bill Nye
(in order of appearance)
“Cosmos8_0007” produced by Funerium and distributed through Resurgere Stock resources;
“Mountain Lake” by Damien Bouchard, distributed through StockProject1;
“The Future Is Now” produced by Kuschelirmel Stock;
“Premade Background 1478” by AshenSorrow;
“Zebra Profile Fractal” by Nicholas Raymond; and
“Feather Dreams” by Mohamed Raoof.
New ideas, new perspectives, new ways of living can add vitality to existence; when we embark upon new adventures it reminds us that we are alive. . . and that life does not have to be squandered in drudgery. I try to do something new each day.
As such, I conceived poetry from a new perspective. How else can we express poetry, if we don’t use the written or spoken word? Motion picture. I imagined that I could use video as poetry, rather than words, allow the images to express and convey meaning. I felt this added a new level of sensation and ambience to poetry. Suddenly, poetry is alive. It is in motion, new senses are involved, for a fuller experience of meaning.
“Soar” was filmed in HD, select 720p or 1080p for optimal viewing.
More Visual Poetry:
Dystopia (also in HD)
Forest Footage captured by NIKOtheOrb
Float (bird footage) captured by Manuela Donoso.
“Orion 300XB” by Kevin MacLeod.
(NIKOtheOrb added effects/mix to the music using Audacity and Power Sound Editor).
*Header image from Resurgere Stock Resources.
All footage, music, and images used with permission under Creative Commons attribution license or public domain.
- Binaural Eerie (nikotheorb.wordpress.com)