“Night Trips”: nocturnal experiments

A collection of photographic abstractions stemming from a disparate collection of nocturnal time-lapse shots collected over the last few years.  Improvisations, if you will.

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Posted in art, cinema, work in progress

Bruce Conner and the Art of Juxtaposition

conner-imagef-00003Dennis Hopper called Bruce Conner “the most important artist of the 20th century”.  He frequently recycled stock footage, found objects, photographs, clippings, whatever, into “assemblages” filled with irony, humor & pathos.  I first encountered Conner via “A MOVIE” in High School nearly 50 years ago, and either consciously or sub-consciously, he has been a huge influence on my film work.  Bruce Conner:  It’s All True is a career spanning retrospective which will be at SFMOMA (San Francisco) from late October to January 2017.

“Mongoloid” is a Music Video Conner did for Devo.

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Great photograph by John Schoenwalter

cole1aI recently celebrated a birthday and I received a card with this wonderful picture on it.  I dare you to look at this picture and not smile.

Posted in awesome, moments

Operatic Audi commercial

A highlight of watching the Emmy Awards show last night for me was this Audi commercial, depicting the birth and death of a tear drop.  Bravo!

Posted in music (classical), television

The Crack Between Worlds

Actually, it’s just another sunset over the Pacific, viewed from the Marin Headlands (just north of San Francisco).

Posted in awesome, moments, San Francisco Variations

Lang Lang and dancer Marquese Scott team up for Chopin’s “Ocean” etude

Here’s a wonderful pairing of the great Lang Lang performing Chopin’s “Ocean” etude along with dancer Marquese Scott’s inspired moves.  A refreshing idea:  taking the music out of the Concert Hall.  Works for me!

Posted in art, music (classical)

Soothing Greenery

Just looking down on some kind of water plants, blowing in the wind, somewhat manipulated to create a loop.  Not that it matters, but filmed with an iPhone in Point Reyes National Seashore…

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Be the Shark of the Ocean!

Need a pep talk?  Check out the AMAZING Demarjay Smith, age 8, personal trainer & motivational speaker from Jamaica.

Posted in awesome, personal reflection

Battle Beyond the Sun

The original 1959 Russian film “Nebo Zovyot” (The Sky Calls) was dubbed and re-edited for American audiences by Roger Corman, who hired a young film maker named Francis Ford Coppola to do the job.  Coppola shot additional sequences featuring the penis & vagina creatures seen prominently  in the trailer (and lobby card)!  Greatness has to start somewhere.

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Posted in movie posters, trailers

“Molten Cubes” trippy abstract loop

 

Posted in animation, art, work in progress