DocTalk: ‘BURDEN’ — Filmmakers Speak About Man Who Had Himself Shot for Art (Video)

Posted on May 13th, by admin in Art, Biography, Film, Photography and Video. No Comments

Co-directors Richard Dewey and Tim Marrinan discuss the making of “BURDEN,” a new documentary about a performance artist who shocked the world with his violent work in the early 1970s. Chris Burden ultimately left behind this provocative, innovative art when he moved out of Los Angeles to Topanga Canyon. There he began to create large, detailed installation pieces, which includes “Urban Light” (2008), one of his most iconic. 

DocTalk video produced, directed and edited by Barry Rubinow. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor who worked as Senior VP, Creative for The Documentary Channel.

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CITY LIGHTS (4 minutes, 2013)

Posted on December 30th, by admin in Art, Film, Photography and Video, Travel. No Comments

By Colin Rich (text and video)

‘City Lights’ is the final chapter from my “Trilogy of Light” series that began a couple years ago with ‘LA Light’ and then followed up with ‘Nightfall.’ It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder.

It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway … Read More »

Stephen King on Childhood (4 minutes, 2016)

Posted on December 25th, by admin in Art, Biography, Writers. No Comments

“The things that really scare us are the things that are going on just outside the spotlight that you can’t quite see” – Stephen King on October 22, 1989

The author takes us on a journey back to his childhood and the roots for his decades crafting memorable horror fiction. Interview originally aired on the Public Radio Book Show and it comes to us courtesy of WAMC Northeast Public Radio and the New York State Writers Institute. (Source: PBS’s Blank on Blank)

Watch a Discussion about ‘CHRISTINE’ at TIFF (41 minutes, 2016)

Posted on December 12th, by admin in Art, Film, Photography and Video. No Comments

Exclusive Q&A about the new film “Christine,” about a suicidal television reporter form Florida, at the Toronto International Film Festival, interviewed by The Guardian’s editorial team.

Francis Ford Coppola on Solitude (5 minutes, 1996)

Posted on December 11th, by admin in Art, Biography, Film, Photography and Video. No Comments

“Death is on the back of everyone’s minds whether they want to admit it or not” – Francis Ford Coppola on July 28, 1996. Interview by R.H. Greene when Coppola was promoting his film, “JACK,” starring Robin Williams. (Source: PBS Digital’s Blank on Blank)

The Power of Nazi Propaganda (5 minutes, 2010)

Posted on November 17th, by admin in Art, Military & War. No Comments

From radio and film to newspapers and publishing, the Nazi regime controlled every aspect of German culture from 1933-1945. Through Josef Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, the German state tightly controlled political messaging, promoting deification of the leader—the Führerprinzip—and the demonization of the ubiquitous and duplicitious “racial enemy.” (Source: Reason TV)

Finding the Truth in Nonfiction with Werner Herzog (4 minutes, 2016)

Posted on November 6th, by admin in Art, Film, Photography and Video, Performing Arts. No Comments

Werner Herzog shares his insights on storytelling in this clip. (Source: MasterClass)

How Snapchat’s Filters Work (5 minutes, 2016)

Posted on July 20th, by admin in Art, Business, Technology. No Comments

The engineering behind Snapchat’s augmented-reality selfies (Source: VOX)

Ian Brown of The Stone Roses Has His Portrait Painted (22 minutes, 2013)

Posted on March 27th, by admin in Art, Biography, Popular Music. No Comments

Convicted art forger John Myatt paints Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, and talks to him about his life as a famous artist.

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance (5 minutes, 2016)

Posted on March 18th, by admin in Art, Biography, Environment, Nature. No Comments

“Any man who really has faith in himself will be dubbed arrogant by his fellows” – Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, as told to Mike Wallace