Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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THE ENCOUNTER

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Is Simon McBurney’s The Encounter the future of theatre? Some of us here are friends”, a voice whispers into your ear, so close you think you can feel the hairs inside curl. The voice is enveloping, other-worldly, cryptic – and not a little malign? Simon McBurney’s latest one-man play, a head trip into the depths of…

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FILM ANALYSIS: ONLINE VIDEO ESSAY LINKS AND SITES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Video Essay Channels on YouTube: Every Frame a Painting Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form and is the most popular video essayist on the Internet. Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement Nerdwriter1 This channel isn’t just movies, but his “Understanding Art” videos on movies are absolutely brilliant. If I need…

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F FOR FAKE: HOW TO STRUCTURE A VIDEO ESSAY

February 27, 2016 / 0 comments

If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the…

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THE CHICKENING

February 26, 2016 / 0 comments

Classic Film Remix by Nick DenBoer & Davy Force. Official selection TIFF40 and Sundance 2016. Song on my soundcloud Website

THE GREATFUL DEAD WERE TECH PIONEERS

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

WHEN THE MUSICIANS once and forever known as the Grateful Dead take the stage in Chicago this weekend to cap a two-city, five-show 50th anniversary run, Deadheads the world over will have myriad ways to join the fun. As with any high-profile event these days, fans can tune in to pay-per-view streams and satellite radio…

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ARCHITECTURAL HACK: REINVENTIONS OF CITY BUILDINGS

February 21, 2016 / 0 comments

We’re used to seeing transformed buildings in our cities – think hotels in town halls and bars in banks. But here are some of the more unusual proposals and projects – from a skate park in a church to a swimming pool in a metro station The payphone that became a disco: how street furniture…

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GILLIAMESQUE – TERRY GILLIAM’S PRE-POSTHUMOUS MEMOIR

February 18, 2016 / 0 comments

Terry Gilliam’s memoir is as unique as the man himself. Known for his work with Monty Python and as a director of films like Brazil, Time Bandits, and Twelve Monkeys, Gilliam’s work has always had a surreal quality that makes it instantly recognizable. His “Pre-posthumous Memoir” happily possesses a similar quality. Most authors would write…

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MODERN DAYDREAMS 1: DEERE JOHN

February 14, 2016 / 0 comments

http://MitchellRose.com & http://BodyVox.com present “Modern Daydreams,” a suite of four Chaplinesque films. In this episode a man and a 22 ton John Deere excavator dance a dance of discovery, fulfillment, and eventually, the loss that any diesel-based relationship must suffer. See more comedies at MitchellRose.com, and explore BodyVox at BodyVox .com. Music by William Goodrum.

JOHN CLEESE ON CREATIVITY

February 12, 2016 / 0 comments

You know, when Video Arts asked me if I’d like to talk about creativity I said “no problem!” No problem! Because telling people how to be creative is easy, it’s only being it that’s difficult. I knew it would be particularly easy for me because I’ve spent the last 25 years watching how various creative…

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