The project was to use footage that we did not film and edit together to convey an idea or story that the original media was not intended to portray. When it was assigned, I had a few ideas floating through my head. However, none of them ended up working when I tried them. It was at this point that I realized I should pick an idea that I was more passionate about. I remembered a story I had heard about a young David Belle supposedly being inspired by the movement he saw in some nature special on monkeys in India.
The original idea was that I wanted to convey the idea of seeing these animals and becoming inspired to emulate their movements. I also wanted to convey that feeling of connectivity to nature that I think every student of movement comes across.
The song used is
“Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin. It was originally created for the Civ4 OST.
I downloaded 60+ videos to make this, but didn't end up using all of them. The clips I did choose to include were chosen not because they were the best examples of a specific movement, but because they fit with the clip of animal movement the best. Here are the ones I did use, in the order in which they first appear.
“Costa Rica Rain Forest Canopy AERIAL VIDEO” - Oceansaloft
“Vienna Action – Daniel Ilabaca Parkour Tour” - ParkourTour
“Origins of Parkour – Episode 1: The monkeys” - l1consolable**
“Daniel Ilabaca Liverpool to Lisses February 2006” - Sergio Ariel Díaz Díaz*
“Motus” - Nicholas Bluff
“KRAP Invaders Winter 2013 OFFICIAL VIDEO” - KrapVideo
“Acrobatic Gibbon!” - Indie 9999
“OUT OF TIME” - Андрей Скурьят DREE
“Origins of Parkour – Episode 3: The Lemurs” - l1consolable**
“Where my Fortune Lies” - pkfrmedia
“Parkour, literally. (part 2)” - l1consolable**
“Professor Longhair, Big Chief” - traceurelements
“Monkey Parkour” - VisiveProductions
“Best of Vlad Erovikov” - parkourman64**
“Origins of Parkour – Episode 2: The felines” - l1consolable**
“Livewire GOES: Lisses ft Sebastien Foucan” - 99timshi
“Together We Are All A Part” - MaxwellHennasby
“Stairs of the Mitridat..” - VladErovikov
““The World's Best Parkour and Freerunning 2012” - StuntsAmazing1**
“Enjoy movement and forget the rest. Parkour.” - GalizianUrbanProject
“I Fell 25Ft Between 2 Buildings ( Clip of the Week ) - Jesse La Flair” - LaFlairParkour
“ 'rilla Hops 100%” - JcalebM
“Pasha =) good day” - Pasha3run
“Origins” - Blaneuk**
“We Own The Sky” - austrianbeatboxchamp
“Ryan Doyle parkour in Mardin” - redbull
“Forest Bait” - BAITYK
“My 2011 – Summary of a year.” - GalizianUrbanProject
“My 2012 – Summary of a year.” - GalizianUrbanProject
“Retour A La Racine – Sébastien Foucan Freerunning” - FreerunningTVDotCom
* [I do not know where I can find a link to the original]
** [A compilation. Don't know wheret the clip is originally from. If you do know, feel free to send me a PM or comment or something so that I can give proper credit where credit is due.]
I would like to thank all traceurs and freerunners for making the videos they make. Even if I didn't use a video you made in the final edit, none of this would be possible without the videos you guys put together. Thank you.
A special thanks goes to L'1consoable for making the “Parkour Origins” videos. You saved me a lot of time I would have spent searching for clips of specific animal movements.