Speechless

  1. The Blue Duck, or Whio, survives only on exceptionally clean and clear, fast-flowing New Zealand rivers.

    This iconic freshwater species was once abundant throughout mainland New Zealand, however introduced predators, habitat loss and disturbance mean they number now less than 3000 and that population is declining.

    This was our first good look at a Whio in the wild, while hiking in Kahurangi National Park.

    Read more about the Whio and the conservation efforts to save it here:
    doc.govt.nz/whio

    Cinematography and Editing: Richard Sidey
    richardsidey.com

    Sound Recording: Aliscia Young
    alisciayoung.com

    Produced by Galaxiid
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    © 2018 Galaxiid Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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  2. Episode 10 - In this Speechless episode I spend time with two Spirit Bears, as they fish for salmon on a river deep in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest.

    In Gitga'at mythology, the creator, the Raven, asked the Black Bear to turn one in every ten cubs white to serve as a reminder of when the world was covered in ice.

    At the end of this short film, a Spirit Bear steps into a single ray of light that evades the dense canopy overhead. The bear's white fur catches the light, illuminating the bear in an otherwise dark setting, and depicts the name given to the white bear by the local Gitga'at First Nation - Moksgm'ol (Ghost Bear).

    Filmed by Richard Sidey with invitation from the Gitga'at First Nation.

    Read a photo story from these encounters here:
    richardsidey.com/spirit-bears

    Speechless | Nature without music or narration

    View the entire web series at:
    richardsidey.com/speechless-web-series

    Feature documentary, Speechless - The Polar Realm, now available OnDemand:
    vimeo.com/ondemand/speechless

    Visit my Social Media pages:
    facebook.com/richardsideyphoto
    instagram.com/richardsidey

    Produced by Galaxiid

    © 2017 Galaxiid Limited | All Rights Reserved
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  3. Episode 08 - Yellow-eyed penguins navigate past New Zealand Sea Lions and Brown Skuas on the beaches of Enderby Island before entering the sanctuary of an ancient Southern Rata forest.

    Speechless: Nature without music or narration.

    richardsidey.com/speechless-web-series
    facebook.com/richardsideyphoto

    Feature documentary, Speechless - The Polar Realm, now available OnDemand:
    vimeo.com/ondemand/speechless

    All material © Richard Sidey. All Rights Reserved.
    richardsidey.com

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  4. A one minute video snapshot during a peaceful canoe expedition through the Oro Province of Papua New Guinea. Big thanks to my local canoe guide, Stephanie.

    From my ongoing non-verbal web series 'Speechless'
    Speechless Series

    My 45-minute feature film 'Speechless - The Polar Realm' is now available on demand
    vimeo.com/ondemand/speechless

    More videos and photographs from my expeditions can be found on my facebook blog: facebook.com/richardsideyphoto

    © 2015 Richard Sidey. All Rights Reserved.
    For more info & licensing visit richardsidey.com

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  5. Beautifully filmed by New Zealand nature photographer Richard Sidey over the past decade throughout the Earth’s polar regions, Speechless – The Polar Realm is a non-verbal visual meditation of light, life, loss and wonder at the ends of the globe.

    In search of an individual viewing experience aided by the absence of spoken narrative, Speechless – The Polar Realm guides this cinematic voyage through both powerful imagery of the natural world and a poignant, original score from composer and sound artist, Miriama Young, performed by Mirabai Peart and Ryan Francesconi.

    Listen and buy the soundtrack online – A purchase includes a donation to the Climate Council.
    richardsidey.com/speechless-the-polar-realm-film-soundtrack/

    REVIEWS
    “Powerful visuals and a compelling score. Truly does leave us Speechless.” – Paul Nicklen | National Geographic
    “A true inspiration to love and respect Earth’s last great wilderness.” – Robert Swan | 2041
    “A transcendent cinematic experience.” – Dominic Corry | New Zealand Herald
    “Pretty damn amazing” – New Zealand Listener
    “A beautiful nature film that is, and literally will leave you, speechless.” – Anna Tokareva | Concrete Playground
    more reviews: richardsidey.com/speechless-reviews/

    AWARDS
    Best of Festival Award - Wolves Independent International Film Festival 2015
    Best Nature & Music Film - Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2015
    Best New Zealand Cinematography at Documentary Edge Festival 2015

    Original Music & Heartbeat recording by Miriama Young
    miriamayoung.com

    All material © 2015 Richard Sidey. All Rights Reserved | #ThePolarRealm
    richardsidey.com/speechless

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Speechless

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Nature without music or narration
A web series of short videos from remote regions of the planet
RichardSidey.com

Speechless Concept:
I want to share the experiences of visiting these remote locations of outstanding natural beauty by making…


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Nature without music or narration
A web series of short videos from remote regions of the planet
RichardSidey.com

Speechless Concept:
I want to share the experiences of visiting these remote locations of outstanding natural beauty by making this series of videos as real as possible.

So I've decided that maybe the best way to do this is strip down the video, with raw footage only, no music, no David Attenborough, no fancy editing and no touching up. As it was on the day.

And maybe, with no one telling you what to think and no music to stir the emotions, maybe it will be quite refreshing, and a lot more real?

For more info visit
RichardSidey.com/speechless

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