To lose nothing of summer

An in-depth exploration of the ink and color on silk handscroll painting, Insect and Grasses by Japanese artist Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783–1856), is used to express the poem "Pour ne rien perdre de l'été" by Acadian poet Serge Patrice Thibodeau with original music composed by Benoît LeBlanc. The narrative of the poem complements the painting's composition, launching the flying and crawling insects across the horizontal space in an extended arabesque.

  • Douglas Capron
    Director
  • Serge Patrice Thibodeau
    Writer
  • Douglas Capron
    Producer
  • Benoît LeBlanc
    Music
  • "Insect and Grasses" by Japanese artist Yamamoto Baiitsu (1783–1856)
    IMAGE CREDIT*
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pour ne rien perdre de l'été
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 12, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    French
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Douglas Capron

I started my visual arts career documenting live music, particularly the Blues and Jazz scene, and made my first experimental film in 1997 which won an Honorable Mention at the US Super 8mm Film Festival, Rutgers University, New Jersey. This progressed to taking portraits of musicians and designing album covers which inspired me to explore photography as an art form. I recently rediscovered my passion for film making and have been producing and directing music videos. Future projects are in the preliminary phase with evolving screenplay and feature film development. One based on a true story of a detective mystery set in medieval Japan.

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Director Statement

I am inspired by music and fascinated by the transformations and transitions that occur within nature and people and how our perception of time alternates with various life experiences. Cinematography allows me to express and share this passion by creating what is hopefully a sustainable dialogue between my subject and the viewer.