A Cinematic Creation with Runway 3

A Cinematic Creation with Runway 3

This article is based on this Dutch article of Martijn Benders

Video Clip Made with Runway 3

De Hertenklanken, the shamanistic folk group from Mierlo, have a new love song on YouTube with an accompanying video that I made myself.

The song itself features some delightful poetic hooks, ranging from vistas to inventive remorse to those childhood memories of DEET, which you had to apply to your legs while camping. This is something I think few songwriters would include in a love song, although that’s undeserved, because dating is somewhat similar: you engage in an exchange with beings interested in your energy.

‘Vistas’ is a beautiful word in Dutch because it simultaneously means both horizon and future.

Runway is starting to take shape, that’s all I can say about it. Of course, this video has enormous shortcomings, but I find those to be artistically justifiable. The devil wouldn’t have been better if he had been less unconventionally jumping rope. I think it’s much stronger this way.

I’ve created a new website for Sri Veer’s project Mantra Dance:


I’ve also started working with video there. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the woman has six fingers, and a statue in the temple has an animated head.

Will I end up a film director in this lifetime? Who knows—with this technology a year from now, that might become a possibility.

I must say that Runway 3 is quite expensive—you can generate about 20 clips for 40 euros, and three-quarters of them fail or are unusable. So, you end up paying around 15 euros per usable clip. That’s rather steep, you could have bought a stock video for the same money, but stock videos are almost always mind-numbingly boring.

The Mantra Dance clip would have cost quite a lot in the past:

Now, I made it in an hour. That’s almost unimaginable. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all models will be out of work immediately, but the amount of work available will certainly dwindle quickly, because it’s a universal law: humans will not do something expensive and difficult if it can also be done cheaply and easily.

This is why discussions on this topic should be held now. But with whom? The supposedly famous politicians? They all keep their jobs anyway, so I would first suggest replacing politicians with AI robots. Then we could have a discussion with those (hopefully) reasonable robots about a new economic model based on a universal basic income.

Martijn Benders, 04-07-2024

About the author

Martijn Benders has published twenty-six books, eighteen of which are in Dutch. Critics such as Komrij and Gerbrandy have hailed him as one of the greatest talents of his time. He has also written three philosophical works, one of which is in English and focuses on the Amanita Muscaria, the Fly Agaric. Publishing on the international platform of The Philosophical Salon, he has also gained international recognition as one of the most remarkable thinkers from the Netherlands.


There exists a considerable group of leftist individuals who vigorously opposed the prevailing coronavirus narrative, including some of the world’s leading philosophers, such as Agamben and Kacem. However, this stance was heavily censored and vilified by what is referred to as ‘neocon-left’ or ‘woke-left’, as something associated solely with what they deem ‘far-right’. In my book, I discuss the reasons behind these actions, the underlying motives, and how this is emblematic of a new form of fascism aimed at seizing power permanently.

The middle section of the book is dedicated to poetry. It features a beautiful selection of poems from the Mediterranean region, by poets from Turkey and Greece, who have been imprisoned and tortured by the regime.

The final part of my book is a manifesto against literary nihilism, as manifested in the Literature Fund. It reveals how this fund is dominated by a group of Christians and ‘wokies’, which is undesirable in a free society.

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress is an exceptional work that sets a new benchmark in the realm of mycophilosophy. While one might be tempted to classify the book within the domain of Art History, such a categorization would fail to capture its true essence. 

Amanita Muscaria – The Book of the Empress – De Kaneelfabriek, 2023

You don’t have time to read this, but that’s because you are no longer human. If anything remained of the original person within you, the old mycelia of childhood, you would learn a great deal from this book. In fact, its magical knowledge might become your most valuable possession. This is a book about human imagination and how it fell into the iron grip of transdimensional cockroaches. Additionally, it offers magical tips to significantly improve your life and time acceleration. M.H.H. Benders also takes a light-hearted yet scathing look at the entirety of Dutch literature. What more could you want?