Mental Wellness Videos
Calm Yourself! Instant tools
"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)
In this powerful short film, watch and hear from elementary school students learning to use mindfulness to navigate complex feelings. “Just Breathe” was created by Mindful Schools graduate and filmmaker, Julie Bayer Salzman. The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA. I was surprised and overjoyed to witness first-hand just how significant social-emotional learning in an elementary school curriculum was on these young minds. The following year, I decided to take a 6-week online course on Mindfulness through Mindful Schools (http://www.mindfulschools.org/), figuring that if my son was learning about this, it only made sense that I should learn too. Within the first week, I felt the positive effects of this practice take root not only on my own being but in my relationships with others. As a filmmaker, I am always interested in finding a subject worthy of filming, and I felt strongly that Mindfulness was a necessary concept to communicate visually. Thankfully my husband, who happens to be my filmmaking partner, agreed. We made “Just Breathe” with our son, his classmates and their family members one Saturday afternoon. The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation. They, in turn, are teaching us all ...
Create Yourself! Build skills
Travelling Through Brush and Ink | National Palace Museum Taiwan 筆墨行旅 | 台灣故宮 逐格動畫
Watch "Behind the Scene" here: https://vimeo.com/224334164 **Winner of Worldfest Huston International Film Festival 2017** "Travelling Through Brush and Ink" is a stop-motion animation of a little modern man traveling through four significant ancient Chinese paintings, transforming himself into animals and plants, and becomes part of the nature. Each painting represents four important stages of landscape art in Chinese history. Based on the original paintings, we built the sets and animated little character inside- all frame by frame. The animation is the opening film of 2016 annual exhibition National Palace Museum Taiwan. **2017休士頓國際影展動畫獎得主** “筆墨行旅”故事敘述一個現代男子進入畫中世界展開旅程，在旅程中形變成動物或植物，與自然合而為一。動畫中的四個場景分別為四幅歷史上重要的中國山水畫，畫中景色被製作成真實模型場景，人物和動植物在其中全是逐格拍攝。 四幅畫分別為唐代〈明皇幸蜀圖〉、北宋〈谿山行旅圖〉、南宋〈巖關古寺〉及元代〈鵲華秋色圖〉，呈現中國山水畫講求可行、可望、可遊、可居之意境，為中國山水畫的歷代風格演變的代表。本動畫是台灣國立故宮博物院2016年度典藏展的開幕片。 Art Director: Pu Chen | 藝術指導：陳普 Director: Annlin Chao | 導演：趙安玲 Composer: Pi Chiu | 編曲：邱比 Color Design: Kuan Hung Chen | 色彩設計：陳冠宏 Film Editing: Chia-Hung Lin, Ping-Kuei Lin | 影片剪接：林珈弘，林品逵 Scene Design: Ren-Hao Cai, Jia-Jhen Syu | 場景美術設計：蔡仁豪，許家禎 Graphic Design: Chung-Yang Chen | 平面設計：陳仲揚 Special Effects: yo-cheng Zheng | 特效：詹游丞 Lighting Assist: Chang Wen Liang | 燈光輔助：梁昌文 Assistant Animation: Lu Chang, Petula Hsiao, Jamie Xuan, Cheng Leo, Hung-Xie Chia, Szu-Yu Tu, Lee Te Yi 動畫助手：張怡儒，蕭亦布，林姿萱，李宥成，謝嘉鴻，凃思羽，李得嫕 Executive producer: National Palace Museum | 執行單位：國立故宮博物院 Executive: 247Visualart | 製作公司：日目影像 247Visualart Production: XXtralab | 執行公司：爻域互動科技
Brené Brown on Empathy
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. Voice: Dr Brené Brown Animation: Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne) www.gobblynne.com Production and Editing: Al Francis-Sears and Abi Stephenson Watch Dr Brené Brown's full talk 'The Power of Vulnerability' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSjc-pbXk4 Dr Brené Brown is a research professor and best-selling author of "Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead" (Penguin Portfolio, 2013). She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Find out more about the RSA: http://www.thersa.org Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg
Nourish Yourself! Stress escape
Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg
The invitation: Open up your heart and feel grateful for this day, the beauty of this planet, the people we meet. How? By focusing on the positive aspects rather than the negative. By showing who other people are, in all their individual specialness rather than focusing on lecturing and "finger-wagging" to "not judge others" is the way to open people's hearts organically and show our humanity to the people of different beliefs, capabilities, colors, ethnicities, religions that walk on this earth, with us. The more you see the real person, the less likely you will objectify them as a "category," as a "group" to hate. Watching this amazing little movie, we guarantee you will feel a bit more love in your heart, and love life a little more. If you are feeling depressed, or is finding it difficult to feel positive - which is all of us at some moments - this little movie will heal your heart just a little bit. Enjoy it! ---------------------------------- Credits: - Spoken Word & Music Montage created and composed by Gary Malkin - Narration Written and Spoken by Brother David Steindl-Rast
The Thai Ad that went Viral (Empathy Series 1)
A few weeks ago, this ad circulated around the globe. Thailand has many creative media projects that go viral, and this story captivated many people. We're taking a closer look at it and asking ourselves some questions about how these stories work in reality.
Enrich Yourself. Museums & culture
Claud Monet's House and Gardens, Giverny
When Monet and his family settled in Giverny in 1883 the piece of land sloping gently down from the house to the road was planted with an orchard and enclosed by high stone walls. A central alley bordered with pines separated it into two parts. Monet had the pines cut down, keeping only the two yews closest to the house to please Alice. From this Clos Normand of about one hectare, Monet made a garden full of perspectives, symmetries and colours. The land is divided into flowerbeds where flower clumps of different heights create volume. Fruit trees or ornamental trees dominate the climbing roses, the long -stemmed hollyhocks and the coloured banks of annuals. Monet mixed the simplest flowers (daisies and poppies) with the most rare varieties. The central alley is covered over by iron arches on which climbing roses grow. Other rose trees cover the balustrade along the house. At the end of the summer nasturtiums invade the soil in the central alley. Claude Monet did not like organized nor constrained gardens. He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely. With the passing years he developed a passion for botany, exchanging plants with his friends Clemenceau and Caillebotte. Always on the look-out for rare varieties, he bought young plants at great expense. "All my money goes into my garden," he said. But also: "I am in raptures." Giverny Claude Monet's Garden In 1893, ten years after his arrival at Giverny, Monet bought the piece of land neighbouring his property on the other side of the railway. It was crossed by a small brook, the Ru, which is a diversion of the Epte, a tributary of the Seine River. With the support of the prefecture, Monet had the first small pond dug ; even though his peasant neighbours were opposed. They were afraid that his strange plants would poison the water. Later on the pond would be enlarged to its present day size. The water garden is full of asymmetries and curves. It is inspired by the Japanese gardens that Monet knew from the prints he collected avidly.
Path of Beauty
Path of beauty - Director's Cut Version. A women walks in the Musée du Louvre, alone. The museum is completely empty. We follow this young woman in her dreamlike journey through the different rooms of the museum, between amazement and beauty, art and poetry. The woman : Eve Claudel Director : Florent Igla DOP : Benjamin Ramalho Steadicam operator & Camera : Aymeric Colas First AC : Sonia Bisch Editor : Camille Guyot Color Grader : Arthur Paux Flame Artist : Gregg Langlois Smoke Artist : Bruno Beaudouin Production Company : O.I. Client : Musée du Louvre de Paris & Nintendo Music : Sigur Rós - "Suð Í Eyrum" This a director's cut version of a movie I've made for clients Musée du Louvre and Nintendo. This a personal version. There's no and there'll not commercial exploitation with this movie. If you like it, please share it ;)
London's grand historic houses
An Art Deco palace with a pet lemur's bedroom, Queen Victoria's birthplace and the Iron Duke's opulent Hyde Park home are all on Dr James Fox's list of historic houses to visit in London. Here are the top 10: http://po.st/EnU4ZX All are free with a National Art Pass:https://www.artfund.org/national-art-pass