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Buenos Aires: Las Calles de Borges | Video

on September 15 | in Poems, Video | by | with 3 Comments

A little homage to the Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges, one of the greatest writers of all time. This video was shot in the winter of 2010 in Buenos Aires and Capilla del Señor, Argentina. (written by Ian Ruschel on his vimeo page) 

“Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark.”  – Jorge Luis Borges

Directed and shot by me (Ian Ruschel) with a Canon 5d. I edited and color graded it in Final Cut Pro using Twixtor, Knoll Light Factory and Magic Bullet.

Alcidez Zonco as Borges
Assistant Director: Max Laux
Production Manager: Arnoni Lenz
Production Company: Zeppelin Filmes

Track: Gustavo Santaolalla – 21 – The Motorcycle Diaries Soundtrack

Special thanks to the Zeppelin Films crew and Gabriela Mo for all the support. And Max Laux for helping me out with the editing and some post production issues.

Lenses Used:

Canon 50mm 1.4
Lensbaby 50mm 2.0
Canon Macro 100mm 2.8
Sigma 10-20mm 3.5
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3 Responses to Buenos Aires: Las Calles de Borges | Video

  1. Ana says:

    Francisco Varela said the brain’s function is to create reality and meaning and not for processing information. Viva el Arte!!

  2. Mark says:

    Such a beautiful and moving piece. I don’t think I’ve had an experience in which uncommented images captured so vividly and powerfully the experience of looking at the world through the poet’s eyes. The dance of texture, light, color as captured through the lens was indeed poetic.

    • Mark, I’m glad you watched it and appreciated what I did. I was disappointed by the amount of people who viewed this page being so low. It was such a necessary piece to a full experience of the publication. I probably needed to title it something different. Also, if you like this sort of thing, spend some time on There is tons of this stuff. It is a whole genre at this point, of HD video shot with DSLRs. My brother is amazing and is making a documentary on surfers in New Jersey – surfers, not surfing. Anyway, check out my brother’s stuff as well at go to his videos. his photography is great too.

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