ANTIVJ

This visual label constantly redefines the limits of mapping and projection technics. After watching their mysterious video, i am thinking of doing my own mappings.

The Icebook

The Icebook is a book which comes alive. The artist created a pop-up book and mapped videos with a project. This is a very innovative way to tell a story and combines old and new techniques.

Seven Samurai and Citizen Kane

These movies have changed the way to tell a story in a movie and influenced a lot of todays directors. Especially Citizen Kane that tells the story from different perspectives. That was a revolution in 1941. 

Both of them have beautiful storytelling and cinematography and are in my collection of favorite movies.

2001 a space oddisey

After the end of the movie, i did not know what to think about it. I had too much questions that i could ask M. Kubrick. After couple of days full of thinking about the reason of existence of the monolith, i think that this film is a masterpiece and a must see.

I love the approach of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke to write a book (i strongly recommend to read afterwards) and a screenplay together at the same time.

Andrej Tarkovskij

This post i dedicate to the poet along movie makers, master of long shots and perfectionist: Andrej Tarkovskij. His movie Stalker and his book sculpting time were a big influence to me. After you've watched a Tarkoskij movie you instantly start to ask yourself questions about your own existence. For me, when you start asking those questions after you have watched a movie makes a movie an artistic masterpiece.

  The long scenes and the mystical atmosphere in the zone are one of the key elements of Stalker. Some people might find it boring, but i think that making those beautiful long shots are giving the audience more time to think and discover details because they do not have to handle time jumping cuts all the time. (See the Bourne identity movies) If you want to know more about Tarkovskij work i really recommend you to read his book.

However, it is really hard to master long shots because you have to consider each detail in the frame. The movie Gravity from Alfonso Cuaron is another good example of the beauty of those shots. 

Enjoy Stalker!

Vimeo

I'm always discovering wonderful pieces of arts on Vimeo. Great inspiration site. They also have great weekend challenges if you want to learn new techniques.

Down Into Nothing by Jake Fried 2013. Hand-drawn animation with ink, gouache, white-out and coffee. More at http://www.inkwood.net

RBMA Lectures

These lectures are very important in my "artistic" education. It's not a well known how you are doing, are you excited for the gig or why are you so cool interview. The interviews have much more details and questions focused on the work and approach of the artist in creating his art. Yes they are long but they contain a lot of interesting point of views. 

Here i have a link of Theo Parrish's Lecture. His approach in creating and selecting music and down to earth mentality makes him one of my personal idol.