My life as a filmmaker has been a journey which has blessed me with the privilege of seeing some of the most surreal and timeless places on the planet. These images of our Sacred Earth set to music are my way of sharing some of the magic that I’ve experienced along the way…
Full details and locations shots-by-shot: www.TERRA-SACRA.com
“Terra Sacra” ~ Latin for Sacred Earth.
Six years in the making… seven continents… 24 countries.
Terra Sacra is a short film featuring time lapse sequences of remote landscapes and ancient monuments from around the globe. These images were photographed during my assignments and personal travels between 2006-2012.
Inspired by Ron Fricke’s Baraka, I combined my favourite shots from these various trips into a brief non-narrative film that touches on a them close to my heart: Sacred Earth.
The visuals are driven by an original score by composer Roy Milner. The six-minute film is a journey through three distinct Acts: (I) Primordial Earth (II) Past meets Present and (III) Eternal Universe.
This film is a personal project to share the beauty and awe I witnessed at these locations. I hope viewers will be moved by the intangible power of our Terra Sacra.
Photographed and edited by Sean F. White. Original music by Roy Milner.
Endless thanks to Art Wolfe for hiring me to as the cinematographer for the public television series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge and taking me to the ends of the Earth where most of the shots from Terra Sacra were made. Art, you are an inspiration and the most driven photographer I have ever known! I learned so much working on this show with our amazing crew and have stories to tell for a lifetime!
Never-ending thanks to friends and colleagues Ian Herring and Maija Leivo of Parallax Film Productions for permission to us shots I took for the television series Ancient Megastructures (National Geographic Channel / History Television) and Battle Castle (Discovery/History Television/ BBC). These assignments provided unprecedented access to some of the world’s most iconic ancient landmarks.
Infinite thanks to my amazing wife Deddeda for her love and constant encouragement to pursue this project.
- Photographed mostly with Canon 5D, some Canon 7D and Canon 5D mkII.
- Edited using Adobe Bridge, LRTimelapse, Quicktime Pro and Final Cut Pro.
- All images single manual exposures, no HDR composites
Countries: (in chronological order of filming)
Bolivia, Chile, USA, Antarctica, Kenya, Madagascar, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Mali, Nepal, New Zealand, Japan, Bhutan, Peru, Mongolia, Iceland, Cambodia, Egypt, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Poland
Help bring this concept to the masses by sponsoring the next project: a series of real-time and time lapse images from Sacred Places around the word in stunning stereoscopic 3D.
For sponsorship and distribution opportunities, please contact me