A new dimension in video filming dedicated to the arts and the creative experience.
These are not interviews, portraits or biographies, but spontaneous glimpses of our souls filmed from silence and vulnerable presence...
Interior Truth is the filming and editing service by John Oliver using an ultra minimalist approach, filmed from a place of silent witnessing (e.g. there are no "interview" type questions, or expectations on content outcomes).
"I'm on a journey. Trying to make sense between soul and shadow. Getting out of my head. Seeing in new ways. Dropping into my heart. Feeling in new ways. Unlearning, to arrive at states of naked, fearful innocence. Fascinated by how our path to a greater collective consciousness might emerge from a radical witnessing of our intimate, interior truths."
- John Oliver
This "witnessing zone" integrates inspirations and training from the Inner View Method (nicaskew.com), Integral Theory (Wilber), Focusing (Gendlin) and Sensemaking (narratives).
A recurring remark of participants at the end of the filming, is that even they are surprised as to which narratives arose in the moment, and that I, even as a stranger to them, have had the chance to get to know them like no other.
Further details and video on my journey and purpose can be found here.
Warning! ...Watch only when free from distractions and with headphones.
Treat yourself to the silence and space to connect to what these people are courageoulsy sharing.
the art of silent witnessing
A compilation of the moments of silence shared while filming: The perfect way to get a taste of what it is like to sit in front of a camera in this witnessing space. Watch the video below free from distractions and with headphones.
Are you able to watch the full length (14 min)?
A chance to travel in time, since it will feel like you've been in transported to a new dimension for much longer.
Moments for internal dialogue are rare. There is no cheating because the intimacy reveal's one's truth. The simple fact of John's presence helps finds the thread and coherence of one's invisible, personal mess. It reminds me of the alchemist, who purifies and purifies until you find your quintessence - one's trembling, smiling and strong substance that is only accessed in intimacy and confidence
I was not prepared at all for the depth of result...it takes somebody who is interested and cares about what you have to say, yet has a fresh perspective. I so appreciate this. It was like a lightbulb going on, to have my thoughts captured and curated through the editing. Fabulous experience, I'd recommend this to anyone.
It's a gift.
Quote from the video portrait: I now understand the need for silence...silence isn't not doing anything, it's not saying anything.
Yet from the silence the real is revealed, the reasoning and source behind our work. It is moments like this that touch our ultimate truths.
The free form of interviewing allowed me to skip the obligatory interview questions and target other themes, opening ways to explore new trains of thought.
I loved the post-production interaction when John showed himself extremely apt in adjusting the video to both our visions. A great experience and end result. Stoked!