The Sadness of the Trees

(2015)

Synopsis
Two separate, yet poetically connected films that act as a threnody on nature; with the trees as silent observers to Man's insidious desolation.  

Part I  
A film by Mikel Guillen for Hiroshi Sugimoto

Part 2
A film by Scott Barley for Vija Celmins  

Sound design for parts I & II, and original composition: The Night's Kiss  by Scott Barley





Technical Information
12 minutes
16:9 aspect ratio
2K resolution
5.1 surround sound

Shot on DV & iPhone 6 Plus, with multiple re-photographs
Edited with Final Cut Pro X
Stream
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In Production
Within Without Horizon
The Flesh
The Sea Behind Her Head


2020
To the Moon

2019
Wind

2017
Eviscerations
Womb
Midnight
Passing

Starless / Mouths in the Grass / Lustre to Void The Green Ray
Sleep Has Her House
Fugue
Painting (I)


2016
Hinterlands
Closer


2015
Blue Permanence/Swan Blood
Hunter
To Young to Die
The Sadness of the Trees
Death is a Photograph
Shadows
Evenfall
Hours


2014
Polytechnique
Ille Lacrimas


2013
Nightwalk
Irresolute
Retirement
GLASS | TRUTH


2012 The Ethereal Melancholy of Seeing Horses in the Cold
Untitled




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© Scott Barley 2023