"Sakura is one of the best experimental projects we've ever seen. It is very very good, every detail is wonderful."
Carpe Diem Film Festival
"Dear Miguel, you did it and it means your emotions are now comparable to ours when we made our choice, it's wonderful, your reality fascinates, never stop in your work, you will bring a lot to this world"
CYCLE OF LIFE SERIES
Directed by: Miguel Raymond
Duration: 3min 25 sec
Format: Digital HD
"SAKURA" is an expérimental film, part of the Cycle of Life series using my Cineflow concept.
In Japan, Sakura witch means cherry blossoms in spring, is synonymous with renewal, beauty and the ephemeral nature of life.
It evokes the hope of a new beginning, and is of almost divine inspiration.
The film Sakura also deals in parallel with a state of being. It puts in images the long journey to maturity and self-fulfillment.
What is Cineflow?
Cineflow is a concept I created for my art films, that emphasizes the use of fluid, uninterrupted transforming shots to create a sense of poetry and beauty in the visual storytelling.
The idea is to create scenes or sequences, without any cuts or edits, to create a sense of continuety and immersion for the viewer. This approach is used in my art films, where the focus is on capturing the essence of a moment, witch is totaly different than a traditional narrative structure.
The goal of Cineflow is to create a sense of flow and continuity in the film, allowing the viewer to fully engage with the scene and feel a deeper connection to the combination of images and the story being told.