If your impression of Burning Man is that it's populated with scantily-clad, hippie-esque coeds who are probably a little overly, um, "ripe" from being out in the hot desert over a long weekend, this video probably wont dissuade you from your notions. It will, however, possibly change your perception of what's possible with today's micro-cam video recorders. Watch this insanely interesting video and you'll depart wanting to push your next film project to ever greater lengths.
Yes, please. I'll take one, neither shaken nor stirred.
The Story of Everything in 2 Minutes.
It's always difficult to match the subtle, simple strength of photography, music and editing.
Just for the provocative fun of it, here's a new music video from Willow for the song "Sweater." Check out the film technique: three projectors were used on two walls and a floor. That and some clever propping and a device to allow the artist to walk in place is all that was needed. Pretty unique!
Una Hora Por Favora.
On the streets of LA, thousands of men are available as day laborers for cash, by the hour. What happens when lonely and single Elissa picks up the capable and handsome Arturo to help her fix the shower? She realizes one hour is simply not enough. An afternoon turns into a long weekend that changes them both forever in this hilarious yet emotional short film. Written and directed by Jill Soloway and starring Michaela Watkins and Wilmer Valderrama.
Tribeca Film Fest Latino Picks.
This year’s Tribeca Film Festival was filled with films that offer diverse portraits of Latinos. There are stories about a Mexican-American folk singer from Detroit, a Latin Dance world champion who happens to be Ukrainian, an Argentinian professional poker player, a gringa who becomes an immigrant-smuggling coyote, Brazilian Xingu Indians and of course, the requisite Salma Hayek movie. Here are this year's picks for favorites among them.
Latino/Irish Mashup Filming in the Bronx.
So what’s a 39-year-old Irishman doing shooting a film in the Bronx with an entirely Latino cast? Whatever he wants. Macdara Vallely, a native of Northern Ireland, is shooting his second film, "Babygirl," with a cast entirely comprised of Latino actors. The bi-lingual Vallely (who's obviously very intelligent; see previous Provoke Daily post regarding bilingualism) will screen at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Shaking the product placement record.
Or is it stirring it? The upcoming MGM/Sony James Bond movie "Skyfall" has shattered one record already: The $45 million raised through product-placement deals more than doubles that attained by "Minority Report" in 2002.
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