I hope you enjoy this beautiful short film capturing of the essence of Kirsi Ranto, a lovely musical artist from Jalasjärvi, Finland. Kirsi and I both love to spread love through our art, so to be able to synergize together and combine my visuals with her music, and share this with you is a dream come true.
I am so excited to share this special project with you. It is something that is very dear to my heart, and has been one of the most life changing experiences I have ever had. About 7 months ago, Kirsi reached out to me on Facebook after seeing my short film Yosemite Range of Light. Right away we both realized that we have the same mission in life, to spread love. So we decided to dream up a project together. I had been wanting to do a short film for quite some time that captured the essence of an artist, and after hearing Kirsi's beautiful music, and realizing her life mission is so similar to mine, I knew she was the perfect one to synergize with.
The process of bringing this to life has been one of the most rewarding, enriching, growing experiences of my entire life, and has truly helped me step into the next chapter of my life. Please share this with anyone that you feel will appreciate Kirsi's heartfelt music, and our message of love for the world! We hope you enjoy :)
To see more of our work, please visit our websites:
I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.
Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost 2 years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound :)
If you would like to license any of my clips or hire me to shoot for you, please be in touch. I do have 4k footage available for licensing.
Also a huge thanks to all of you who help support me with your warm comments and continuing encouragement. It means more to me than you know.
I hope this inspires everyone to get outside and explore the beautiful outdoors, especially magical places like Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra. It's National Parks week and all of our national parks are free this week, so get outside and explore!
*So it seems like a lot of people are asking what gear I used. I'm not going to detail every little thing, but here's the core of what I used: (Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II (rented from LensProToGo)
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
KesslerCrane 5 foot Cineslider, Revolution Head, Oracle's & Basic controller, Elektra Motors, AT Outrigger Feet
Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission. Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love and light through visuals, music and writings. Please join us on facebook and share in this journey with us.
Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months this past spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Paul accompanied by the compelling poetry of Kirsi Ranto uplifts you with its message of love, and is the perfect complement to this magical landscape.
"I (Shawn) am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project anywhere in the world, let's talk. If you would like to license any of my clips or contract me to shoot for you, please get in touch. I also have 4k footage available for licensing as clips and showreels."
"I (Kirsi ღ Deepthi) am a music artist and writer, and founder of the Be The Light You Are method, which is a tool of the heart for self discovery and awareness. I'm constantly traveling giving concerts, retreats, lectures and workshops. India also has a special place in my heart."
For a more complete experience, please check out Oneness New Zealand on Reelhouse where you can purchase and download the film & soundtrack, and where you'll find a spectacular collection of additional images & behind the scenes videos. Reelhouse.org/ShawnReeder/OnenessNewZealand
Huge thanks to my sponsors who helped make this dream into a reality.
Kessler Crane Motion Control Systems: KesslerCrane.com
LensProToGo Equipment Rentals: LensProToGo.com (use the discount code "ONENESS" for a 10% discount on gear rentals until October 15, 2013)
F Stop Gear Camera Bags: FStopGear.com
A big thanks to Drew Geraci of District 7 Media for producing the beautiful opening title sequence for us! district7media.net
Music: Mother’s Blessing by Snatam Kaur
Amma photographs - public domain
Original quotations from the teachings of Amma
Flowers from the gardens of Safe Harbor Center for Spiritual Healing
Video editing: Cathy Ginter, daughter of Grace
Mother's Blessing - La Bendición De Tu Madre
Retoño mio, esta es la bendición de tu madre.
Oh my child this is your mother's blessing.
Nunca olvides a Dios, ni un momento
May you never forget God, even for a moment
Adorando, por siempre, al Señor del Universo
Worshipping forever the Lord of the universe.
Recordando a Dios, todos los errores son purificados.
Remembering God, all mistakes are washed away.
Y todos nuestros ancestros son acogidos y salvados.
And one's ancestors are redeemed and saved.
Siempre canta el nombre de Dios, Har Har
Always chant God's Name, Har Har
Dios esta en tu interior, Dios es infinito.
God is inside you, God is Infinite.
Que el Verdadero Guru te sea amable
May the True Guru be kind to you
Que ames estar en compañía de santos.
May you love to be with the Saints.
Que tu prenda de vestir sea la protección de Dios
May your clothing be the protection of God
Que tu sustento sea el canto de la alabanza de Dios.
May your food be the singing of God's Praise.
Bebe el néctar del nombre de Dios, y vive una larga vida
Drink the nectar of God's Name and live long
Que la meditación en Dios te traiga dicha incesante
May meditation on God bring you endless bliss.
Que el amor sea tuyo propio y tus deseos se cumplan
May love be yours and your hopes fulfilled
Que la preocupación nunca te consuma.
May you never be worn by worry.
Haz de tu mente el abejorro
Let this mind of yours be the bumble bee
Y que los pies de loto de Dios sean la flor.
And let the Lotus Feet of God be the flower.
Oh sirviente Nanak, ata tu mente de esta manera
Oh Servant Nanak, link your mind in this way
Como el gavilán encuentra la gota de lluvia, y prospera.
Like the sparrow hawk finding a raindrop, blossom forth.