I have always wanted to travel to New Zealand for as long as I can remember, and so when I decided to move out of my home of 10 years and start pursuing film making around the world, I knew the time had come. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made to leave my beloved home, but I was more ready than ever to embrace the unknown and explore the world. I spent 3 months in New Zealand traveling in a Camper Van having one of the most incredible times of my life. I enjoyed countless nights under the stars, towering mountains, magical rainforest, stunning ocean, and meeting people from all over the world. It changed my life forever, and I know I'll never be the same.
Magical New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 150,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months last spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Diaz is the perfect complement to this magical landscape. If you enjoy, please share!
This piece and footage clips from it are available for licensing at 4k and 1080p.
I originally created this piece with beautiful spoken poetry accompanying it. Recently I prepared this without the spoken word for my stock agency and since it has such a different feel I want to share it here as well. You can see the original piece here:
Oneness New Zealand - vimeo.com/shawnreeder/onenessnewzealand
I am honored to have met and created this beautiful project with two very inspirational human angels. They have authored one of my favorite books, We Are Human Angels; and to meet and share time and creative energy with them has been a beautiful, uplifting experience. Please check out their website and book filled with inspirational wisdom.
~ The Rebirth
How to be a Human Angel
~ The Intelligence of the Heart
How to consciously create our own reality
How to be yourself without judgment
~ The Here and Now
How to live free from the past and the future
~ Free Will
How to help others while respecting their choices
How a Human Angel prays
~ The Greater Good
How to live in service to the Oneness
"Be The Light You Are" is written and performed by Finnish music artist Kirsi Ranto and filmed by visual artist Shawn Reeder. Hope you enjoy and please check out our other work through the links below.
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 :)
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