Monday, August 30, 2010

Beat the Heat!





Support for this project provided by the Wexner Center
for Arts Program, The Ohio State University.


Remember OPEN CALL for Videos on Broadway.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rarely Seen Art!

Yesterday I was stuck on a subway train. A train broke down in the station ahead, and there were trains behind us at the last. Unable to go backward or forward into a station, after quite a delay we rolled slowly, connecting to the offending train, then exiting by walking car to car through both trains. It was a perfect blog opportunity for tunnel art you never get to see. Ah, rara artis!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Spilling

I'm still worrying about the spill and its after effects. The long term prognosis is still so murky. Here are some recent images from Italian Vogue by Steven Meisel, an oily blue crab larvae from an article by Mary Tutwiler, the Lafayette Independent and my new film, Sibylline Fracture.








Support for this project provided by the Wexner Center
for Arts Program, The Ohio State University.


Remember OPEN CALL for Videos on Broadway.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Focus on Kurt #1

I tend to be more interested in the blog than my compatriot so I've decided to raid his files on a regular basis and show you the results. He loves NYC and the parks. Here are three from our parks.





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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Prismatically Yours








The Wonderful Color Wheel by Jude Stewart in Print Magazine is a fascinating look into the color universe, specifically the color wheels and systems of long ago.

In addition check out Color Lovers and the full Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe, courtesy of the guttenberg Project. Of particular interest to me, was the section on words for color.

I think that the Japanese have many words for different colors of green. It makes sense to me that a culture so interested in nature would have words like "shin ryu" which refers to the color that is the bright acid green of new leaves.

For myself, an avid painter of safety cones, I love Pyrrole Orange and Cadmium Orange and Vat orange and Alizarin Orange and Permanent Orange and Coral Orange and Scheveningen Orange and Indian Yellow Orange Lake Extra.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Diana the Mermaid

Lest we forget one of summer's great joys... This year since I was filming for "Gizmo Kaleidoscope" I didn't take many stills at the Mermaid Parade. However since I was using a Diana lens on my Nikon, I was not surprised to see the parade work it's particular magic.

Remember OPEN CALL for Videos on Broadway.














Monday, August 9, 2010

Love and Hate

These are all images created with my i-phone. I would have titled this blog, "Fun with i-phone" but recently their upgrade has brought me to my knees. My phone is sooooo slow and cranky I can hardly even type. They've promised a fix but only after insulting the age of my phone, "you can't expect to run new software on an old device." I've been waiting for that software fix but I haven't seen it yet. Ah nostalgia.






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Friday, August 6, 2010

Hello Columbus

What is there about the Midwest that makes you want to drive long distances to look at weird roadside attractions? Sighted near Columbus, Ohio during my Art and Tech residency at the Wexner Center for Arts.






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Thursday, August 5, 2010

People that change your life...



I want to give a shout out to Anthony Q. Artis. Last year I signed up for a B&H Photo workshop with him, a filmmaker's boot camp. After hearing Anthony speak, I felt sure that I could make all the hundreds of films running around in my head. It was truly inspiring. I surfed his blog. I bought his book, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production and I put it all into practice. Last month it was truly a thrill to see my film on the big screen at a real movie theater as part of The New York Independent Film Festival. Wow! and I'm making more...

Another part of the film/video equation came into play via Jon Berge, wonderful artist and good friend. He's the one who's always cheerleading me on to apply for residencies and exhibitions and even crazy stuff like the Pepsi Refresh Project (more about this in September). I saw him in D.C. this summer for an opening— he's exhibiting at the Smithsonian. He also hosted me recently in Ohio while I was at the Wexner and has prodded and pushed me to make Videos on Broadway (now with support from the Puffin Foundation and the Wexner Center Media Arts Program, The Ohio State University) a reality. Shout out to you too, Jon!

These two inspiring men are evidence that it takes a quirky and interesting village to raise an artist.

Remember OPEN CALL for Videos on Broadway.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chashama Film Festival 2010!

You all know Chashama from installations and grants of studio space around the city. I just discovered they host a film festival.

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chashama Film Festival 2010!

This is the time where we ask you to send in your movies ASAP To be eligible for screening at this years festival. We will be accepting through august 14, 2010

We are looking for movies that are themed philosophically;

* documentaries,
* Narratives and
* music videos.

They can range in time from 10 seconds to 120 minutes.
Submission Fees are:

$10$ for 10sec-1min
$20$ 1- 60min,
$30$ 61min-120min.

HALF PRICE: When you get others to submit.
Our deal this year is half price for any who submit and has an associate submit.
Zero budget to Billion dollar budgets accepted!

We ask that you forward this message to all filmmakers looking for an outlet

AND take advantage of our half off prices.

Screenings will Occur Oct.22-23, 2010

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And, of course , you can submit for the OPEN CALL for Videos on Broadway.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chelsea sightings...

In Chelsea recently, lots of shows about...surfing. Made me sooooooo want to get outta town.