A fixture of both classical and modern music, the piano has been around since the early 1700s, and its predecessors, the harpsicord and clavichord, for much longer. Originally invented because it was able to produce more varied tones and volumes than what came before, it revolutionized music. However, it was only recently that the way a piano could be played was re-imagined, giving it far more tones… and in some cases, bringing into question whether it is even still a piano. [Read more...]
Filming a grandfather, his son, and grandson, Corey Aumiller tells the story of three generations of adventure. In his film 1926/1950/1984 we are given a snapshot of each man’s spirit through skin, scars, smiles and photographs. A Media Arts teacher at a suburban high school in Ohio, Aumiller uses his films to inspire his students and encourage community. [Read more...]
Ever wonder how to take pictures of models? Look no further than the sound advice of The Girl on the Magazine Cover, a campy short film from 1940. It was a promotional film produced by Jam Handy, one of the world’s leading commercial and industrial film producers. Often creating short films for major clients, Handy’s films were seen in movie theaters before the main show. Narrating this film about the model industry was popular radio comedian and emcee Walter O’Keefe.
Mixing both the mechanical and natural, mysterious graffiti artist Rapaze (aka 777) transforms and reclaims space with generously flowing paint. His sweeping organic forms can be found enhancing his home town of Niort, France.
In this latest video, Rapaze teams up with his friends Saïr and Spektr using an abandoned room as a 3D canvas. As if channeling the spirit of German designer Hundertwasser, the trio brings the outdoors inside, transforming the bleak space by surrounding themselves in an inviting floral canapy. For more on Rapaze check out his flickr photos or see repaze.com. [Read more...]
Imagine a world where all your thoughts come to life, every amazing invention you can think is realized before your eyes and each adventure is a journey instantly manifested. In their new advertisement for Batelco, the filmmakers at Spyfilms create a reality where all ideas are possible… and it’s one amazing roller coaster ride.
The film is part of a rather confusing interactive Facebook campaign for the Bahrain based communications group Batelco. It invites viewers to take webcam shots of themselves, the slogan “Batelco. Bringing ideas to life” is pasted over their face and then they are supposed to put down their ‘ideas’. Where this is all going, and to what ends, left us a little lost… we think Batelco could implement an instructional ‘about’ video to great advantage. Regardless, it’s a thrilling film by the very talented folks at Spyfilm.
Most Interesting Person (MIP) is a film interview project and a potentially infinite collection of the most interesting people as told by the last person interviewed. With a potentially infinite degree of separation, each fascinating person interviewed talks about who they are, and then leads us to who they think is the most interesting person they know. And the list goes on… [Read more...]
Merging a love of the environment with one for intense downhill skiing, The Sherpas recently released their beautiful and inspiring All.I.Can Teaser: a two-year feature film project. The film aims to unite people from the global mountain culture and bring them together as the leaders of a revolution that will encourage others to take steps towards doing all they can for the environment.
Combine one part pop music, with one part paper arts and crafts, mix with extremely good editing and you have the work of SoLab. A French production company who has worked with the likes of Pony Pony Run Run and Wax Tailor, SoLab writes, shoots and produces short films and music videos.
Using a refined, subtle touch, Ibraheem Youssef takes single moments or single objects from movies and creates beautiful, understated tribute posters. Here he turns his talents to Wes Anderson films. From the block puzzle reference to The Royal Tenenbaums, to the bullet hole surrounded guitar from The Life Aquatic, Youssef makes picking a favorite challenging. Check out his many other movie-themed prints at ibraheemyoussef.com.