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Can I get an Amen? – Nate Harrison

12th May 2011 by admin
arts | audio | community | conceptual | documentary arts | education | installation | music | technology | video

Can I Get An Amen
Can I Get An Amen? (2004, 34.3MB, 18:08 min.)

from Nate Harrison.
This documentation of an installation by Nate Harrison,
includes an in depth lecture on the history of a single breakbeat.
It follows this small fragment of a song from its origin in a 60’s soul
recording through the invention of house and contemporary hip-hop.
It also speaks very eloquently on the important issues of copyright in
remix culture. This is fascinating to listen to.

By Mica

Emily Hubley – Big Brown Eyes

19th April 2011 by admin
animation | arts | music video

Big Brown Eyes

Big Brown Eyes (1981, 4.2MB, 2 min.)

Animator Emily Hubley, known for the iconic animations
in the movie –Hedwig The Angry Inch made this video
for 1980’s pop band The DBs.

By Mica.

Ladislas Starewitch – Le Lion Devenu Vieux

22nd March 2011 by admin
animation | arts | cinema | experimental | film | historical | movie making | puppetry | silent | stop motion

Le Lion Devenu Vieux
Le Lion Devenu Vieux (1932, 3.5MB, 1:04 sec.)

Ladislas Starewitch is often credited with inventing stop motion animation
as we know it, though so are several other people. It depends on what fits
into your definition of stop motion.
Certainly he was probably the first to actually make little figures and move
them frame by frame in an attempt to duplicate lifelike movement of actual
living things. it was because he was filming beetles and found that the hot
lights made them lethargic, so he made his own little beetles asrealistically
as possible and animated them instead.
This gave birth to further projects with very lifelike but sometimes partially
anthropomorphic (human-like) animals.
from – Darkstrider.

By Mica. (thanks Adam)

Jon Jost is not making movies

7th May 2010 by admin
arts | community | documentary | education | film | interview | movie making | portraiture | video

Jon Jost is not making movies (2006, 36.4 MB, 6 min.)

In 2006, Woods Hole Film Festival featured a tribute
to filmmaker Jon Jost.
I got a chance to talk with him for a few minutes
about his career in film and his commitment to
pushing the medium of digital video. In this video
he gives some great advice to new DV filmmakers,
and explains once and for all 24fps setting on your camera.

By Mica.

Deerhoof Music Video – Martha Colburn

16th April 2010 by admin
animation | arts | music video | remix/mashup

Wrong Time Capsule(2005, 6.6 MB, 3 Min.)

This is a music video from 2005 for the band Deerhoof, created by
the artist Martha Colburn. A self-taught filmmaker, she
animates her collages into very fancy, lo-fi, kaleidoscopic,
trash-rock adventures. If you don’t get it from this description,
she has many cilps from her films posted on her website.
Go out of your way to see her work.

By Mica.

Pictures of Assholes – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

1st April 2010 by admin
activism | cellphone | community | controversy | documentary | participatory | politics | satire | strange | video

Pictures of Assholes (2006, 6.8MB 3.44Min.)

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes on those pesky celebrity-hounding paparazzi
with a novel new approach, his own video camera (and an impressive amount of patience).
In doing so, he manages to turn the entire relationship on it’s head with true situationist flair.
I found it fascinating to experience this from his perspective, and then, I was kind of shocked
that more famous people don’t do things like this and then publish it online?

I mean, if they really want us normal people to feel sympathy for what their fame and our culture of celebrity worship does to their daily lives..
In any case, Levitt is clearly a cut above, go see whatever movies he’s in.

By Mica.


23rd December 2009 by admin
arts | cinema | movie | remix/mashup | trailer

LOL (2005, 4.3MB, 1:24 min.)

A clever trailer for the independent film – LOL.

By Mica Scalin.

Plastilina Mosh: OXIDADOS

3rd December 2009 by admin
arts | humor | music video | remix/mashup

OXIDADOS (2003, 13MB, 3:09 min)

Plastilina Mosh, one of the original, eclectic rock en Espanol groups.
Here is a new, old school video like the 80.

By Mica Scalin.

For Little Girls

26th November 2009 by admin
advertising | arts | conceptual | satire | strange | video

Beauty Kit (2005, 4.2MB, 2:16 min.)

This is a very dark take on advertising and cult of beauty
made by the talented video makers at Pleix.

By Mica Scalin.

Egg Meat Cheese – Aaron Valdez

23rd July 2009 by admin
animation | arts | community | humor | observational | remix/mashup | satire | tv | video | vlog

Egg Meat Cheese (2006, 11.6MB, 2:38 min.)

Aaron Valdez brings us this excellently
selected sampler from the American media diet.
(Videoblogging Week 2006, Day 2. Recorded 1:40 AM – 2 AM)

By Mica Scalin.