It’s Friday!! Hooray!!! Not only has the weekend begun, but it is now time for a new installment of Roque’s Friday Films! I took a break last week because of the incredibly stressful presidential election going on here in the US, but today, I present to you a film called “Autumnal”.
Living in the hills and woods of middle Tennessee has given me the chance to enjoy all of the fall colors that are unravelling right now. I literally cannot get enough of how strikingly beautiful all of it is—so much so, that I made a film to showcase the colors and foliage that exist right outside my door.
“Autumnal” is a contemplative film that highlights the vivid changes occurring in nature during a fall season. It features original music by my frequent collaborator and talented musician Andrew Weitze.
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It’s here! This week’s new film is designed to be experimental and evocative. Filmed during a recent trip to the Stone Door trail at South Cumberland State Park in Tennessee, I was able to capture lush forest imagery and panoramic vistas overlooking the gorgeous Savage Gulf area.
I have always wanted to play around with color in my films and the backdrop of fall foliage colors seemed to be a wonderful opportunity to try it out. I also recorded a chant that I wrote. I sang it in three part harmonies, and the result is a plaintive and haunting piece of music.
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Roque’s Friday Films now starts its fall season after a much needed break in September. Today is the World Premiere of a film I have been working on since last Spring. It’s called MaxZine’s Garden and features the vibrant and joyful space where gardener MaxZine Weinstein diligently grows several flowering and edible plants.
Filming for this project began in April earlier this year in order to capture as many spring, summer, and fall plants as possible on camera. The music heard throughout the film was performed and recorded on my piano at home.
MaxZine’s garden thrives deep in the hills of middle Tennessee in a town called Liberty.
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Thank you for watching this week’s film. It’s been a labor of love in the making. There will be more to come every Friday this fall!