my sweet disposition

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

 

my sweet disposition from cartwheels & pinwheels on Vimeo.

This is just a little video ive made from the random moments I collected while I was roaming around Europe in July. Before I went away, I knew I wanted to do something creatively that did not involve just picture taking. I wanted to see and experience this trip differently. I stumbled across a little teeny tiny camera called the zumi that takes the most horrendous stills but I really like how it captures video, giving it a very super 8 kind of look. Before I went away I knew the song was going to be the soundtrack. The song speaks to me. When I first heard Sweet Disposition by the Temper Trap, goosebumps covered my arms. Ive only just tried finding the meaning of the song and found this quote, “When we’re young, we act first and think later. But as adults, we rationalize everything. Basically, the song is about capturing the innocence of youth.” (in Nylon, Nov 09). Gosh. It was the whole reason why I went away, just to stop and to just enjoy what is right in front of me.

{sweet disposition by the temper trap}

Sweet disposition
Never too soon
Oh, reckless abandon
Like no one’s watching you

A moment, a love
A dream aloud
A kiss, a cry
Our rights, our wrongs
A moment, a love
A dream aloud
A moment, a love
A dream aloud

So stay there
Because I’ll be coming over
And while our blood’s still young
It’s so young
It runs
And we won’t stop until it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

Songs of desperation
I played them for you
A moment, a love
A dream aloud
A kiss, a cry
Our rights, our wrongs
A moment, a love
A dream, aloud
A moment, a love
A dream aloud

  • jesh de rox said:

    you're amazing and i'm so proud of you *

  • Lauren said:

    oh samm it's gorgeous! What an awesome way to capture your trip. You have a talent for this too!! Sooooo good. :)
    and yes, one of my most favourite songs ever, know exactly what you mean about the goosebumps!

  • Craig Chiswell said:

    Really love it actually. Does give the old super 8 feel to it, and what a great musical piece.

  • Cliff said:

    This is gorgeous. It gives the video such a whimsical feeling. Beautifully captured.

  • Love that breakdancer near the end. Such a rad video of a wonderful time for you!

  • aimee said:

    this is really beautiful samm...it makes me long for my own adventures (soon to come!) so much! congratulations on your engagement! you must feel so very blessed :) xx

  • Calvina said:

    wow samm, this is beautiful. :) you went EVERYWHERE! :)

  • Katie said:

    Oh Samm! A billion emotions!!! You just captured everything I love about travel and life in one. So powerful and so beautiful. So glad you shared that. :-) xxx

  • Just wonderful Samm! I have all ways like that song, heaps more now...I love the bit where the people are busking and the dude on roller blades comes through. THANK YOU so much for creating this!!!

  • Aaron Kamp said:

    Great work Samm - thanks for sharing!
    The only thing that could make it better is if it was shot on real Super 8....but the Zumi does a decent job! (And at a fraction of the cost)

  • Rebecca said:

    LOVE love love! Except I just clicked the link to the Zumi camera and spent too much money at that store :)
    And now I need to go travelling!

  • Jeanine said:

    Congratulations!!!! to both of you, can't wait to see whom you pick as your wedding photographer and then see all the gorgeous pics of you both. And the video is amazing, just made one dreaming of a trip!

  • I'd been raving about this to Steve since you shared it with us when you were down here...great to be able to share it with him today. Love it!

  • Prue said:

    Wicked video Samm! I'd love to see the world through your eyes for a day or two.. or your camera! xx

  • this has the most gentle soft feeling Samm, and has left me smiling heaps..this is so beautiful, thank you for sharing with us all :-)

  • wei said:

    This is great, Samm! Makes me want to start doing video for our vacations!

  • Gemma said:

    You just totally took me back to Europe. Thank you.

  • Oh Samm...this is brilliant. You are brilliant. I love your vision and the love that radiates out of you. I'm goosebumpy.

  • Samm, I am so incredibly excited for you! Congratulations on you getting engaged!I LOVED the video. I smiled when the lady and the guy with the guitar sang on the street. Very neat.

  • Awesome vid... Love the Zumi! Great footage from the plane window. Captures the vibe so well.

    We're gonna be in Perth in Jan... Look forward to catching up with you then : )

  • Such a great little piece, Samm. I have a Zumi too, but for some reason I never use it. I may have to reconsider that after seeing this. Great work.

  • and this is exactly why I love you samm. You see the world as a child does and that is a beauty,,, something to be cherished. Thank you for sharing this beautiful girl!

  • Adrian said:

    This is just amazingly wonderful and heartfelt. I love the experience and journey of travelling and you've captured it so beautifully and personally. Thanks for sharing.

  • this left my face numb and my heart warm... thanks so much for sharing a little part of your universe with us samm.. cant wait to see ya xx