Student project by Maximov. Pretty frickin’ nice.
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People are so interesting. That sounds dumb, but bloody hell. Humans. The way we can be engaged on such a base level and open up in ways that both surprise and astound. These are just random people on the subway, answering questions honestly and off the cuff. Seriously, our ability to lower our shields in a flash to reveal our hearts to strangers and share loose-leaf thoughts – it’s one of the joys of existence. It blows to doors off my brain. Yay, humans. That’s all I have to say.
(And then there are the assholes. But shepherd them out the back door if you can.)
QUICK UPDATE: By the way, I don’t find the subway to be that depressing. There are times when I look around and think ‘what a cheerless bunch’, but others when you laugh with a stranger or talk about a book they’re reading etc. I’m more talking about the responses of those he spoke to. I wonder how intelligent my own responses would sound if put on the spot like that.
If you are not subscribed to Hennessy, I suggest you get on that (though be warned if you’re a little sensitive to bad language, you’re gonna blanch). Super watchable and kinda mind screwy, because although funny, they are some pretty sharp observations in there. How to make an art is another goodun. I don’t know why I love them. They just tickle some sad part of me.
Here’s an interview with him “Ali G With an MFA: Q+A With Hennessy Youngman” over at Art in America.
Prosthetic knowledge over on Tumblr got me hooked on him last week. And now, I pass the torch to you.
Nice. So much work going on out there that I’ll never see. Showreels make for a nice nibble.
Explanation from Adam Voorhes
For this project I collaborated with illustrator Will Bryant to create a stop motion animation for Bluetooth’s publication ‘Signature.’ We incorporated the cover copy and the logo into the illustration and filled the cover with Will’s signature style. I love seeing a cover done organically, let alone being able to display it as an animation!
Paintings – Holton Rower
Directing, Cinematography, Editing – Dave Kaufman
It’s put me in a certain mood for the day.
Probably late to this, but lovely.
From the vimeo page:
Star Wars given the Paper Treatment! Watch the Original Trilogy retold via paper animation set to the lovely song ‘Tatooine’ by Jeremy Messersmith
Animated/Directed by Eric Power
Jeremy has a great ‘pay what you choose’ option for getting digital copies of this song plus all three of his fantastic albums. You can find em on his bandcamp page here:
Via someone’s Facebook wall.
There’s a phrase used in this: pick-and-choose journalism. I can’t deny that I have fallen for it. Over the last few years, whenever I hear the word ‘Detroit’ I think of moody photo features showing fantastic urban decay. Of ruined architectural marvels succumbing to the sepia-toned ravages of time. Sure that’s there, but this film shows another side of the story which I’m glad I’ve seen. You can’t help be uplifted by the spirit and electric energy of what’s going on there, even if you’re old and jaded like me.
If you have 30 minutes free today, I suggest you watch this. That sounds like spam, but I mean it. You need alternate POVs in your life. Stay vigilant in your consumption of media. The end.
Lovely. The end. (That’s the kind of quality commentary I bring to blogging.)
The New York Times presents Fourteen Actors Acting: A video gallery of classic screen types. Personally, I found it difficult to get past Javier. There’s something about these portraits that is very intimate, which I guess is the nature of acting. Probably helps that they’re black and white.
And Vincent Cassel proves this: Dance, it’s all in the pants. Wait, that didn’t come out right…