Project Description

F O R E S T   O F   T R A N Q U I L I T Y

A short non-narrative experimental documentary film, capturing the serene atmosphere inside the forests of Epirus, Greece.

Director Statement

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”John Muir

Forest of Tranquility is my 2nd personal experimental short documentary film, after the award winning timelapse documentary film “Keep Looking Up”.

The idea for this project was formed one year ago and during the preparation stage of this project, I was thinking on the filming approach and what the film should look like.

My thoughts were that we live in a fast paced world with infinite number of useful as well as not so useful information that the brain has to process daily, and as a result, it gets so easy to “disconnect” from nature, due to the routine of everyday life.

I decided to make things simpler, and just film moments inside nature where the pace remains the same from the beginning. To film sequences that showing the simplicity of nature and make the mind stop down for a moment.
Scenes like the flapping wings of a butterfly, a spider’s nest that dances with the wind or just a small ant that searches for food.

The days I spent inside the forests filming this project were truly amazing and inspiring, as also rejuvenating. It would be great if everyone could spent more time in nature.

Personal Thoughts

I owe my love for nature to my wife and soul mate Catherine.
She was the one 18 years ago that reconnected me with nature, as she showed me how beautiful it can be.
Thank you my love!
You are a truly unique and gifted person!
Without you nothing would be possible!
Thank you!!!

I also want to thank my good friend and great music composer Colby, better known as Dreamstate Logic.
After our first collaboration for Keep Looking Up project, he once again managed to create the perfect music for the film, by only watching a couple of early unedited clips.
Thank you my friend!!!

Lastly, I want to say a big THANK YOU to my supporters Tokina, Hoya, Cokin and Slik for their support to create this short experimental documentary film.

 

GEAR

Nikon Z6, Tokina 24-70mm, Hoya Circular Polarizer, Timelapse+ View, Cinetics Lynx 3-axis system, Slik ProCF834

Nikon D850, Tokina Opera 50mm F/1.4, Cokin Clearsky Filter, Timelapse+ View, Cinetics Lynx 3-axis system, Slik ProCF833

Tokina Opera 50mm F/1.4

Tokina Firin 20mm F/2 AF

Tokina Firin 100mm F/2.8 FE Macro

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8

Tokina ATX-Pro 17-35mm F/4

Tokina ATX-Pro 24-70mm F/2.8

Slik Pro CF 834

Slik Pro CF 833

Nikon D850, Tokina Opera 50mm, Cokin Clearsky, Cinetics Lynx 3-axis, Timelapse+ View

Nikon Z6, Tokina Opera 16-28mm, Cinetics Lynx 3-axis

Cokin Nuances Extreme ND8

Rode VideoMicro

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