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SEEDS of CHANGE

A dance meditation upon the nature of the feminine. 

The music Seeds of Change by Naser Musa and Steve Wood inspired choreographer Melanie Kareem and our wonderful dancers when we filmed on the mountain-side of Trust Ranch in Topanga. What we created is sacred, sensual and ecstatic.

I was approached by Panavision and Light Iron-Hollywood to test a prototype of their new 8K Millennium DXL camera. For cinematographers, David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia photographed by Freddie Young, BSC is a touchstone for its remarkable 65mm images but that story was made in and about an era that focused almost solely on men. In collaborating with Melanie making a film today with the digital equivalent of that 65mm camera, we felt it should portray and celebrate the strength, beauty and power of women.

DIRECTOR - CINEMATOGRAPHER James Chressanthis, ASC, GSC  -  CHOREOGRAPHER Melanie Kareem

PRODUCED BY James Chressanthis and Melanie Kareem

DANCERS Laura Cutler, Vanessa Frazier, Melanie Kareem, Diana Mathur, Rachel Moore, Dawn Marie Yurkovic

SEEDS OF CHANGE Composed by Naser Musa and Steve Wood

OUD & PERCUSSION Naser Musa

KEYBOARDS & GUITAR Steve Wood

QANOON James Grippo

VIOLIN George Hamad

PERCUSSION Petro Al Ammar, Faisal Zedaan

MASTERING Joe Gaswirt

CHIEF LIGHTING TECHNICIAN Ricky Lewis

1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA Greg Williams, Darin Miller

2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA Laura Odermatt

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY Robin Becker, Michael Cioni

MAKEUP & HAIR Penelope Irwin

PRODUCTION MANAGER Jesse Liliedahl

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Gaea Adrian

8K POST PRODUCTION BY LIGHT IRON - HOLLYWOOD

COLORIST Jeremy Sawyer

PANAVISION MILLENNIUM DXL 8K CAMERA - PRIMO 70MM LENS SYSTEM

SPECIAL THANKS Sue & Martin Schmitt, Dan Sasaki, Bob Harvey, Michael Cioni, Amit Dave

Filmed in Heaven - Topanga, California

SEEDS OF CHANGE © 2016 James Chressanthis and Melanie Kareem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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