I loved this ad. Really nice to see the expressions on their faces when they get to open their presents. Brilliant ad for Harvey Nichols. I especially like the end with the little boy and his mom.
Bruce Weber talks about his process and career on the Huffington Post Live.
My friend Gerald Decock, who is an artist, director and hair-stylist, has worked for Bruce Weber for years and he told me about this wonderful interview. As a creative person, this is a lovely window into Weber’s process and his love of the work. I enjoyed hearing his answers to the questions and how he kept his love of people and collaboration as the thing he gets most excited about. He kept talking about being proud of the relationships he helped nurture over the years in regards to his photography. I thought it was so touching and simply beautiful as his thing is all about the people and making those connections. The interview is about 24 minutes long and also mentions the retrospective of Bruce Weber films at the Film Forum that starts this weekend! I think I am going to try to catch Lets Get Lost.
The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace
I loved how this was done. It’s different for the Times to post this on their website, so I am impressed that this was in their Editor’s Choice section of the Video page. Liked the puppets moving through the various environments and the dynamic colors and sound effects. It’s not easy to do this type of movement with puppets so I really appreciate the work. Loved the section after 3:35 as we see a little bit of the 3D set they made as well as seeing all the specimens. Also at 4:14 it’s beautiful as we are in the middle of a malarial dream, that Wallace has his eureka moment. It goes on for more detail, but the puppetry and approach is what makes this piece unique. Didn’t find tons out there about the directing team of Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck at Sweetfern Productions but liked Sharon’s Vimeo channel. Lovely little animated film.
Giggled my way through this. I think that is Edward Norton playing Owen Wilson. I was hooked when I heard Alec Baldwin’s voice-over……
The Wolf scaring Leo and Natalie from last Halloween on Time Out New York Kids! Just click on the This Weekend link. My wonderful friend Jennifer let me know that this was on their website today so I am grateful. Zachary made the Native American costume for Natalie (that my Native American family approved of…) and the beautiful and talented Elisa Jimenez made the Wolf. We always have fun scaring people with it…..Thanks TONY for capturing a great moment. We will be out there this weekend to celebrate!
Slow Cam app
Another example of the quality from regular to slow motion. Didn’t want to get closer as if was LOUD! Feel like I need to go back and forth from regular to show motion a few times over the course of an action to make it more interesting.
Slow Cam App for the iPhone 5
I have been fooling around with this new app for my phone and I kinda like it and how it’s working. Since I only have the iPhone5 and not the 5S or the 5C, I can’t slow down to 120FPS but I definitely like how it goes smoothly from regular motion to 60FPS. I feel like I want to experiment more with turning ‘on’ the slow motion at certain points. The app has a little snail button that you have to hold while filming. It’s pretty easy to use although it took me a second to figure out how to cancel after you zoom in on a subject. This was from the BRIC arts fair near BAM. We were really impressed with the stilt dancers here. I also used my Olloclip fisheye lens here to get the whole scene.
Polish director Lech Majewski brings an epic 1564 painting literally to life in a series of vignettes that span ages. Starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling, and Michael York.
I have been enjoying watching some films on Mubi lately. Most times I feel like watching something, I get frustrated with the limited choice on Netflix and the same old TV on Hulu. The films I watch on Mubi seem to be winners most of the time.
This film, The Mill and the Cross was amazing, not only because of the concept, but for how it looked and the superb acting and direction. It was like painting with cinematography as many of the scenes were composited into wide shots that were like paintings that have come to life. I loved how the Polish director, Lech Majewski was able to capture the medieval world of 1564 and to let the viewer just observe life at that moment. The looming Mill in the scenes in the far background remind us of the looming servitude towards their corrupt and cruel landlord. Somewhat disturbing to watch at points, but surprising to see Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York in such an interesting, experimental film.
I also enjoyed watching Lemming with Charlotte Gainsbourg as it was a French thriller where I really couldn’t predict what was going to happen next. Reminded me of the exceptional La Moustache (2005) by Emmanuel Carrère.
I love this. Besides Louis C.K being brilliant, I loved this conversation and discussion of kids and cell phones and adults and their obsession with cell phones. I also laughed hysterically at 1:37. I loved how both he and Conan got into remembering the ‘Boss’ and listening to him on the radio and what feelings that brings out. The look that Conan gives Louis at 4:30 is priceless too. Wonderful bit that reminds me that Louis CK really has true parenting wisdom.