Monday, September 30, 2019
The director made it clear to visual effects supervisor that his actors would refuse to do their jobs “with helmets on or tennis balls on their faces.” With that in mind, ILM developed a technology that didn’t require rigging and instead relied on a massive three-lens camera—sometimes two of them when two actors were in a scene—to capture footage for digital altering.
Pre-Production film storyboarding discussion about analog & digital shot-list storyboarding, script draft interpretation and multiple revision oversight. So interesting, yet a creative headache when doing this within big corporate productions where all interactions between staff and crew are done via emails, Skype and teleconference meetings- i.e. no one ever meets anyone till the giant movie hits the theaters. Nuts. Totally nuts.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Sept. 30th at 10pm streaming on POV (PBS)
Mallett grew up on a small family farm in Appalachia and notes her connection to the Nolans. “We grew and raised almost everything we ate when I was young,” explains Mallett. “As the years passed, I watched the farms close their doors and be forced to sell—either because the farmers grew old and no one wanted to take over, or because the pressures stemming from corporate agriculture were just too great for the small family farms to keep up with... It was devastating.” Yet Mallet stayed deeply connected to the land around her and began to create stories that deal with themes of nature, food, and home. “It was important to me for the land to be a real presence in the final piece,” Mallett continues. “The Nolans rely on the land for everything they do, just as generations of families have done on the same piece of land for many thousands of years. Even when things feel scattered or unknown, the land holds it all together.”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Boris and Brexit: pending.
The Union Jack: jacked.
Discussing Brexit, Boris, soft/hard borders, the future of UN trade and Winston Churchill with friend & MEP (Member of European Parliament) member Alexandra Lesley Phillips.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
In 1999, while living in a small desert town in Arizona, projectionist and film nut Mike Plante printed the first issue of a staple-bound zine called Cinemad. It was an era before social media, before torrenting; frustrated by the lack of information about the rare films he loved, Plante thought that starting a DIY publication would allow him to communicate with filmmakers and maybe get a few screeners in the mail. But Cinemad ranged far beyond the horizons of any typical fanboy outlook. In the xeroxed pages of its six print issues, Cinemad corralled a sprawling array of topics, organized by Plante’s own obsessions with fringe Hollywood, obscure independents, canonical avant-gardists and a new generation of experimental filmmakers. In any given issue, readers might encounter interviews with Haskell Wexler or Karen Black, Jonathan Rosenbaum or Charles Burnett, Miranda July or Jem Cohen, alongside accounts of people who lived in movie theaters, appreciations of recognizable but unnameable character actors, profiles of porn editors and stuntmen, reviews of bizarre television, and of course the occasional screed. “Just for the record, I talk about films you’ve never heard of because I can’t find them in other magazines and want to know more, forcing myself to search,” Plante ranted in his introduction to issue five. “I do my best, but when I get a crown on my tooth and then go to Mexico for a punk rock show and drag my ass home at 4:30 am, the next morning’s writing is probably gonna suffer.”
Riding the last big wave of the zine distribution era, Cinemad reached hundreds of bookstores worldwide before being reinvented as an online publication in 2003 and later transforming into a podcast. Plante began hosting screenings of the filmmakers he wrote about, eventually moving to Los Angeles, becoming a programmer for Sundance, and directing films of his own. Now, for the 20th anniversary of its debut, Plante has assembled a survey of the magazine’s rambunctious early years and subsequent evolution. A revelatory transmission from cinema’s outer limits at the turn of the millennium, his illustrated talk will be accompanied by original audio interviews as well as a screening of choice works that circled through Cinemad’s orbit: a new restoration of LA legend Nina Menkes’ first film, A Soft Warrior (1981), the flickering melancholy of Naomi Uman’s Private Movie (2000), Stom Sogo’s mind-bending transmedia memoir Periodical Effect (2002), Stephanie Barber’s cryptic, participatory Total Power, dead dead dead (2005), Bobcat Goldthwait’s home movies, and a gambling lesson from Orson Welles. bye.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Saw #Joker. It is DARK. Think Network as a comic book movie. Freakily relevant to right now. Nicely twisty though familiar too. Joaquin makes the thing - we’re gonna have MANY convos about this flick. #TIFF19 pic.twitter.com/pcgx1J1UyD— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) September 10, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
news articles with “Nipsey Hussle” pre-mortem: 0
news articles with “Nipsey Hussle” post-mortem: 6882
never heard of him before he died. and sick of hearing bout the guy now that he's dead.
the media literally washing our brains with everything they want. so ridiculous. and annoying.
Use a pendulum and try to swing it without touching it. It requires your mind to become one with the pendulum. So, you must find a pendulum that is right for you. When you learn how to hold and use it properly you should be able to find lost things and search for answers. Remember, it's all in the mind.
Take a smooth pen and place it on a table where there is no perturbation. Try moving it just by thought. Once it moves, try stopping it the same way. Thank you. bye.