A 3 minute visual-poetic film based on the Redwood trees, laced with tidbits of information.
There are 3 members of the Redwood tree family:
Coast Redwoods (Sequoia semperviren) located on the California coastal fog belt.
Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) of the Sierra Nevada.
Dawn Redwoods (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) of Central China.
This small film depict the first two.
In the 1980s, CDs started entering the market while people were stuck on cassette tapes. I came across a magazine that contained a “CD sampler.” I stared at it and thought the idea of “CD” would never catch on, and since CD players were costly, I threw the sampler among my belongings. Close to a year later, I had a CD player. In a time of struggle, I found the old CD sampler and played it. There was a track on it that gave me a calming sensation. It was called “The Redwoods,” read by Princess Grace of Monaco. I did not quite understand much of its meaning at the time, but the sound spoke volumes to me intuitively. I still have the CD 20 years later and when I wanted to piece a small video together on the Redwood trees, my spider sense kept tingling to use that track. Hope you enjoy.