+ LIFE IN MOTION
Creating intriguing motion is one of the greatest pleasures of filmmaking.
I try to capture what lives in my soul: intense embracement of the world around us and deep curiosity of the miraculous of being.
Textures, shapes, lines, colors and composition help to convey a message and reflect an inner -and deeper- dimension of emotions.
A MAOIST TOWN IN MODERN CHINA
two drone teasers / 35” & 56" / 2018 / © Christian Clauwers
It was hard to find, but worth to have a look. A journey to the revolutionary China of the 1950's, where even portraits of Marx, Engels, Stalin and Lenin are represented on the main square. Propaganda from speakers, no advertising billboards, portraits of the Chairman everywhere... On the rainbow is written: "Mao Zedong thought will shine forever". Yes, this is all real... It is not a park nor a tourist attraction. When I took out my drone, the adrenaline was enormous. The local police man was fascinated and (maybe because of his enthusiasm?) he let me do my thing...
DRONE FOOTAGE OF SCOGLIETTO DI PORTOFERRAIO, ELBA, ITALY
drone teaser / 42" / 2017 / © Christian Clauwers
A lonely lighthouse bathing in the golden Italian sun near the coastline of Elba, at Scoglietto di Portoferraio, Italy.
THE SHEER CLIFFS OF MYKINES
drone teaser / 43" / 2016 / © Christian Clauwers
Drone footage of the spectacular cliffs on the island of Mykines, Farœ Islands (Denmark). This is my very first drone footage, how exciting!
A DRONE FLIGHT OVER SAN GIMIGNANO, TUSCANY, ITALY
drone teaser / 40" / 2017 / © Christian Clauwers
Piercing through Tuscany clouds, the medieval skyscrapers of San Gimignano still appeal to the imagination...
psychological thriller / 4' 19" / 2006 / © Christian Clauwers
A visual story of a traumatized schizofrenic girl, who is coping with something that she is not sure of that it even happened... Where fears interferes with reality...
Wat is Nederlands voor jou?
Contest (2nd price!) / 1'17" / 2013 / © Christian Clauwers
What means Dutch to you? A short movie about the meaning of Dutch for people that are brave enough to study this difficult language...
drama / 2' 03" / 2001 / © Christian Clauwers
A personal interpretation of one of the most touching songs ever written...
THE 9TH OF LUDWIG VON
absurd comedy / 1' 30" / 2002 / © Christian Clauwers
ironic drama / 2' 58" / 2003 / © Christian Clauwers
commercial / 1' 52" / 2001-2002 / © Christian Clauwers
ironic drama / 1' 26" / 2003 / © Christian Clauwers
In 1916, the Hershey Chocolate Corporation of Pennsylvania (USA) purchased large parts of land in Cuba and built a sugar mill 45 km east of Havana, Cuba. To transport its produce (sugar) to nearby ports ands its workers to adjacent towns in Cuba, this authentic Hershey train -steam-powered and dating 1917- was built. It still rides !
There is more to come....soon!
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