This short film explores the connection we have to the life of trees. It's a video meditation on the stillness of the earth and the presence of an oak tree in a Quantock field in Somerset, England. It was inspired by my work with my Chi Gung teacher and life coach Clive Tempest.
"Everything on earth is made of the same stuff ultimately - chi (qi, ki, prana or life force - vitality). The notion that we humans are separate from nature, including the earth itself below our feet, is an illusion. Through practices like Chi Gung and Tai Chi we can reconnect with what we truly are and become strong and calm - profoundly connected in a state of oneness to everything around us, knowing that we are not separate from it all. I made this film because this reconnection is vital for my mental health and physical wellbeing."
- Tim FitzPatrick
Shot on Canon 650d DSLR + Canon 17-85 IS USM EF-S Lens
Conscious Connections Chi Gung Meditation - Clive Tempest - bigger-picture.net
Music Track by Stars of the Lid - brainwashed.com/sotl/
The Engine Room, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK - engineroom-somerset.org.uk
Somerset Film, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK - somersetfilm.com