Watch on Vimeo – watch on YouTube.
Usually I would wait till morning to post something completed so late at night, but this one needs to get its first few views from my fellow night-owls. It occurred to me that Emily Dickinson might well have envisioned a male narrator for her poem “Wild Nights…” (1861).
I first watched the silent footage used here on CreatureCast last year and was entranced. Fortunately, they license everything Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike, God bless ’em. You can watch their original, higher-resolution version here. “This footage shows what a remotely operated submarine was seeing at about 600 meters depth in the Pacific Ocean.”
The music is “Soundscape #3” by Ithaca Audio on SoundCloud. Oddly, as I was taking a break in putting this together to surf the web a few hours ago, I happened on a blog post about the guy behind Ithaca Audio and his approach to creativity and sharing. There’s serendipity for you.
5 Replies to “Wild Nights (videopoem)”
Like! nice choice of footage – really is enchanting – and the soundtrack is a good complement.
An original take on a familiar poem. You sure have a gift for this!
This is lovely, and I think it’s a good thing my original comment never made it :-)
Thanks, y’all. And while I was perusing the complete poems last night, I found so many more Dickinson poems I want to make videos for!