Finale, 2010

Sol Lang
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A short film by Sol Lang filmed in the fall of 2010.

I was intrigued by the richness of colour and the beauty that the fall season gifts us. As a photographer, I used to avoid this kind of richness of colour. It had been to easy and quite pedestrian as far as creative photography is concerned. Every amateur photographer and tourist to this part of the world woud photograph the Canadian fall season. A good reason for me to avoid it. But this is my back yard. A place we, my wife Mary, our pets and I, use actively in the summer. So seeing it in this very temporary state, inspired me to create this short video.

I just shot footage that I found visually interesting, but as I was doing the shooting, an inkling of an idea started to emerge. Once all the footage was imported into my editing set-up and I started to assemble the scenes, a concept started to emerge. A bitter sweet lamentation about endings. The end of a season, the end of youth, the end of life.

But endings are needed for beginnings to exist and so the circle turns.

I was lucky to find a striking piece of creative commons music by a wonderfully talented composer/pianist named Kendra Springer. It works perfectly well with my film and oddly, is called New Life.

Music: New Life by Kendra Springer.

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