"Falling" is the third season/film of the Cycle of Life series, using my Cineflow concept.
At this stage, we can often feel the rapid passing of time. We feel we are still of value, but time overwhelms us and engulfs us. Our brilliant colors slolwly wash away.
Miguel RaymondDirectorPrélude à la Lune, Sakura, Solstice, Un Dia en la Vida
Miguel RaymondProducerPrélude à la Lune, Sakura, Solstice, Un Dia en la Vida
Project Type:Experimental, Music Video, Short
Runtime:3 minutes 43 seconds
Completion Date:June 21, 2023
Production Budget:1,000 USD
Country of Origin:Canada
Country of Filming:Canada
New York Movie AwardsNew York
July 6, 2023
Silver Award Experimental Film
International Gold AwardsNew York
July 6, 2023
Best Experimental Film
Naples Film AwardsNaples
July 15, 2023
Best Inpirational Film
Bio Miguel Raymond 2022
Miguel Raymond graduated in communication from the University of Quebec in Montreal and also trained in special effects at the Graphic Institute of Technology in Tokyo.
(GIT) under the direction of the artist Ko Nakajima.
In the 80s, Miguel Raymond quickly forged an enviable reputation as an video artist, director and editor. For nearly 40 years, he has created and contributed to a wide variety of works and has won several awards both in Canada and abroad. His passion and creativity have allowed him to explore several artistic genres.
From stage work to installations, from fiction to documentary, from live performance to video, his work is integral to the emergence of the digital art scene in Canada.
In recent years, he has collaborated on the creation of video projections for Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson One in Las Vegas.
He directed the videos for the great show marking the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games on July 21, 2016, at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
He also worked with Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon on the multimedia work "Cité Mémoire" launched in 2016 and 2017 as part of the celebrations for the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal.
Miguel Raymond is now an artist, independent director and music producer.
He is the manager of the group Sol Caribe from Cuba, producer of their first album
"Soy del Caribe" and director of the music video of the same name.
Since then, he has signed several works, including the short documentary "Holy Trinity: The church that wouldn't die" in 2019, as well as the experimental productions "Un dia en la vida" and "Prélude à la Lune" in 2021 which obtained several international awards.
In 2022, he started a series of 4 films called Cycle of Life. The two first films in this series are called "Sakura",and “Solstice”. Those 2 first films also won multiple international awards for Best Experimental film, Best Director and Best Editing.
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.