1. Frozen Music (whole movie)


    from Igor Vrabac / Added

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    A Toronto based composer Igor Vrabac discovers a historic treasure and pays homage to Goethe's famous quote 'Architecture is frozen music'. This intriguing exploration of a monument that houses the largest pipe organ in Canada and the oldest carillon in North America, shows us that Toronto is much more than the Wall Street of Canada. What is a carillon? Carillon is a set of over 22 tuned bells. Music could be played by a giant, keyboard like mechanism, which is connected to the clappers that hit the bells. In this documentary, the official "carillonneur" Gerald Martindale, gives a delightful presentation of the instrument, along with its history, tradition and its 54 bells, which were assembled from three different countries in Europe over a period of five decades. He also explains how the instrument works to a composer who attempts to write for it. Musical Director and Organist, Dr. Patricia Wright demonstrates the unthinkable power of the pipe organ and serenades us with a majestic performance. In addition, The Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea tunes our ears into the mystic songs that resonate in every corner of this magical sanctuary. Duration: 25 minutes Genre: Documentary Created, written and produced by Igor Vrabac http://www.igorvrabac.com Directed by Jamie Way http://vimeo.com/user2842733 Director of Photography: Devon Burns http://www.vimeo.com/devonburns Edited by Dan Goto http://dangoto.com Original Music by Igor Vrabac http://www.igorvrabac.com

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      from Daniel Roper-Jones / Added

      Nosy Maitso: Ranomafana is a film designed to enhance the conservation education programs being offered by Centre ValBio, a research station in the high mountainous rainforests of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Wildlife in Madagascar is diminishing rapidly due to poor agricultural practices, logging, and encroaching human populations. Centre ValBio seeks to stem this destruction, and this film has become an important element in their programs by bringing video education to rural communities surrounding the park, where even television is a rarity. This film was recently granted the "Merit for Conservation Award" by the International Wildlife Film Festival in Montana. The aim of the Nosy Maitso project is threefold: to raise local understanding about the unique and fragile biodiversity of Madagascar, to explain the importance of conservation research, and to show local communities how they can assist in the conservation effort. Please show support for the Nosy Maitso Project by joining the Nosy Maitso Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/NosyMaitso

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