Our footage for one day on earth. Everything mostly raw and roughcutted:
All footage was shot at a northern wine growing district of germany, called Saale-Unstrut.
The sunrise in the hills, nature and the first glass of wine on a day!
It´s about one day at the vineyard of Matthias Voltz, a community of friends and people coming together to harvest the wine grapes of this year.
We say thank you to all the helping hands - not because of helping but also because they let us watch and film those moments.
We felt a unique spirit while filming that we didn´t feel for a long time. It´s the feeling of sudden community even though you don´t know each other. The energy of this community took us through the day and made me want to never switch my camera of.
But in the end the moment came and i switched it of and finally let myself be a part of this wonderful time and space. The smell of fresh fallen autumn foliage, the taste of wine, the last warming sunlight. For me the day way like a little island where i felt that there´s something about life you can´t tell what it is but when it happens once in a while you´d wish you could keep this feeling for all time. I think it´s because of the energy that involves when people do something together that they really enjoy and want.
This is what i experienced that day and i say thank you to odoe-people to have inspired us and so gave the idea for this beautiful day.
And here are the pictures:
GRAPE HARVEST I GRAPE HARVEST II GRAPE HARVEST III GRAPE HARVEST IV GRAPE HARVEST V GRAPE HARVEST VI GRAPE HARVEST VII GRAPE HARVEST VIII
I´m going to shoot a vine harvest on 10.10.10 together with Axel Sarnoch in one of the vineyards farest north in germany.
We´re gonna film with an hdslr and try to capture the whole day from the sunrise to the sunset.
i´m really looking foward to that day and hope we have good weather. on the day before we´re gonna help harvesting! hope we don´t get too much sore muscles of running up and down the hill so we can still shoot the next day. but i fear yes - wohaaaa!
I´m looking for people to create an inspired and touching video for the project. There are no restrictions to the ideas - the only demand ist honesty! You mustn´t be from around where I live - I´d love to collaborate with people around the world. So the more exciting it gets!
I am also glad to hear from you if you come from somewhere in or around Nürnberg (Germany). This is where I live.
a) Making as you are saying, trying to find other people wanting to do it in their countries, if possible in their own language.
b) Making it in Adam, really nicely made, counting with the effort of everyone giving a hand.
I believe it we are a bit too short in time for the a) hypothesis. Everything is possible, however I believe it would make more sense if the text would be performed in the native language of the places where it would be filmed. And that would take time, as also the rehearsal of the text, finding the place to shoot, putting more musicians and other contributions involved, etc, etc.
The project itself has two different purposes, the first to contribute the best way (I could) to the idea around the "One Day on Earth Project"; the second to proceed with it to independent broadcasting channels, as websites, social networks, stream platforms and naturally, Doc Festivals too.
If the text and the concept are then strong enough, to survive to the process and proceed giving a positive input, I would believe we'd have the right signs telling us to go to a more ambitious concept, like the one you proposed, within one year time, in the next edition of the "One Day on Earth".
What do you think?
Anyway, as I don't know s*** about editing and little about direction techniques (I did made some movies before but always with people knowing better) and I believe there should be another cam (with better quality), beside the surveillance cams, so why don't you direct it for us? Hey, that music video is really professionally edited. Congratulations!
Thanks, mainly its the village folks who provide the labour, but I have a friend who has volunteered to always go to the project site to help with the filming and pictures, when I cant make it he goes to supervise, so its the two of us.
Lucky for us, change doesn't start with politicians... I have learned so much from this project so far, and it is only going to get deeper. There are lot of inspired people out there that can influence change... and One Day on Earth is looking!