Art in Site

Calm films are made by artist filmmakers in consultation with health professionals. To view the full collection and access the ability to download Calm Films please click here.

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The Calm Films project began in response to a call from an NHS brain injury therapist for moving images to help his patients to relax.

“Moving from a mentally overly-stimulated state is often difficult; it is particularly difficult for those with an acquired brain injury. Calm films can help move people to a more relaxed state.” — Bob Lamperd HEADWAY

Prompted by research findings showing that healing and recuperation are hastened by exposure to images of nature, Artinsite are making a series of films of British Landscapes to promote feelings of calm; a reflective and meditative state of mind. We have built a library of films, but are also undertaking individual commissions.

Orchard 1Hr. Blossoms and buds in a Kent orchard in spring.

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Meadow 1 Hr. Wildflowers and grasses in a film that takes us from dawn to dusk in a Cambridgeshire meadow untouched by agriculture.

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Spring Bluebells 1Hr. A calmfilm made by Martin Jones, shot in Ladylands, Somerset.

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Rhossili 45 mins. The world famous beach at Rhossili, where waves lap gently against a three mile arc of yellow sand.

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Dunes 18 mins. Sandy dunes near Rye. Gently waving sea grass and sparkling water on the hottest day of the year.

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Kites 1Hr. Filmed at a kite festival in Southern England. Blue skies, white clouds and multicoloured kites.

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Chelsea Physic Garden, Spring 1Hr. Made in association with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Buds and early flowers in West London’s walled garden of medicinal plants.

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Constable Country 1 Hr. Filmed in the very place where John Constable painted some of his most famous works. Flatford Mill-pond and the gently flowing Stour in midsummer.

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From Southend Pier 35 mins. Views across the glittering Thames Estuary looking towards Kent, with slowly passing ships and boats.

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Swansea Spring 1Hr. Blossoms and new shoots against the gentle waves in Swansea Bay.

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Swansea Summer 1 Hr. The bays and fields of Swansea and the Three Cliffs in the summer haze.

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Swansea, Autumn 1Hr. The bays and fields of Swansea and the Three Cliffs as the trees turn gold.

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Looking up 20 mins. Made originally for children, but popular with all ages. A slow parade of everything you might see if you look up at the summer sky; clouds, gliders, butterflies, kites and skydivers. For a moment, even a gentle summer rainshower.

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3 Cliffs Bay 1Hr. (silent) The famous beauty spot near Swansea, filmed in midsummer.

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Our films are installed at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, ABM Swansea Healthcare and with HEADWAY, a charity helping people with brain injuries.

calmfilms are made by artist filmmakers in consultation with health professionals. They are available to download, as blue-ray or dvd disks or as projections and flat screen installations, commissioned as part of an interior design or digital signage scheme.

Each film is like a moving painting showing subtle shifts of light and texture in the landscape. The soundtrack is non-intrusive natural sound captured on location.

for more info contact: info@calmfilms.com