Film makers Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinović have given permission to FilmScore.club members to practice film scoring with the astoundingly beautiful film YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ. You should turn the sound down to imagine your own newly written score.
“It’s almost summer and summer is the time of stars. With just a little effort we can get ourselves out to a park or a field or any place where streetlights are blocked and the stars can make their appearance. But more important than just stars is the Milky Way — the diffuse band of light that defines the disk of stars our sun is embedded within. If you can get far enough out into the country, the Milky Way can be seen in all its glory. Get yourself into a slower head space and spend a good hour watching the Milky Way slowly pivot across the sky; it is something far more than just entertainment.
In that spirit I give you this time-lapse work of sky art by photographer Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinović. YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ is Navajo for Milky Way or “That Which Awaits the Dawn.” There are remarkable views here of the cloud crossing skies over the American west, the Milky Way and the bowl of stars spinning around the North Star. Combining a documentarian’s eye and the poet’s interpretive sensibilities, YIKÁÍSDÁHÁ’s four minutes will hopefully serve as inspiration to get you (and me) out under the stars this summer.”
— from “Look Up In The Sky And Live Big” by Adam Frank
May 20, 2014
Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinović