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INK’DLINGS: A Printumentary

Art | 05 Sep, 2013 | 2 Comments

This short documentary looks at the somewhat unknown fine artistry of printmaking featuring respectable well-known Chicago artists demonstrating the various techniques such as relief, etching, lithography, woodcut and screen-printing. Interviews with a number of printmakers is coupled with time lapse examples of printing and the final[...]

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Hot Metal Histories

Art, Indie, Short | 20 Jun, 2013 | 20 Comments

A brief history of the craft of typology, including an interview with Robin Nicholas, who has worked in the typography field for over 45 years, and was one of the creators of the Arial typeface. This film explores the changes in creating typefaces from original drawings with pencil, to digital[...]

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Characters & Letters

Art | 19 Jun, 2013 | No Comments

A short documentary that profiles two of Nottingham England's top grafitti artists, friends Boaster & Kid30/Smallkid. We see how they met, how they got into their art, and how much work really goes into their masterpieces. Starring: Boaster & Kid30/Smallkid (smallkid.co.uk) Featuring: Daps & Onga Shot by: Will J Carman & Luke James Sound Operator: Rob Johnston Edited by: Will J Carman Music: Just Once[...]

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Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious

Art, Economics, Short | 23 May, 2013 | No Comments

Influencers is a short film that explores how trends in music, fashion and entertainment spread. It tries to get to the bottom of how a person can be greatly influential without taking a metric approach. Official website: http://www.influencersfilm.com influencers Watch Documentary Online Now

Bomb It – The Global Graffiti Documentary

Art | 27 Mar, 2013 | No Comments

Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70′s and 80′s, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. Featuring old school legends and current[...]

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The Hands of Hollywood

Art | 18 Mar, 2013 | 1 Comment

The true story of the meteoric rise and fall of Steve Hershon, Hollywood's go to hand insert model. Hershon’s career in Los Angeles started with him doing extra work, appearing on Happy Daysand Star Trek as a featured extra and eventually becoming a stand in. By way of the historicCentral Casting, he got his “big break” doing hand[...]

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Half Past Autumn: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks

Art | 07 Mar, 2013 | 2 Comments

Gordon Parks is seen as one of the most prolific & diverse artists in America. A well known photographer, poet, writer, composer and filmmaker, Parks's artistic vision knows is endless. This candid portrait of the artist is a journey through the turning points in America's social history, punctuated by Parks' seminal works and his unique ability to[...]

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STYLE WARS [1983]

Art, Performing Arts | 01 Feb, 2013 | 1 Comment

Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on the hip hop culture in New York. The film has an focus on graffiti, although "bboying" and rapping are covered to a lesser extent. The documentary shows both young artists struggling to express themselves through their art, examines  their points of view on the subject of graffiti, as well as[...]

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Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer

Art | 15 Jan, 2013 | No Comments

This 25 minute documentary interviews the well known author, Ray Bradbury, about his creative process and[...]

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Amen Break

Art, Music | 23 Nov, 2012 | 185 Comments

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the "Amen Break," a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music -- a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate[...]

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The Genius of Mozart

Art | 07 Nov, 2012 | 8 Comments

‘The Genius of Mozart’ recreates the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s (1756–1791). Charles Hazlewood, a popular composer and presenter brings an insightful, educational dimension to this historically accurate docudrama. The story begins with the Mozart’s father Leopold with whom Mozart had a zealous and tortured correspondence. Mozart’s music and his inspiration behind them are given a[...]

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The Mystery of Picasso

Art | 06 Nov, 2012 | 12 Comments

The Mystery of Picasso is a 1956 film, made by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It aims to unravel Picasso’s process of painting and of artistic production of metaphysical meta-projects in just 75 minutes. This film documents the production of 20 original works by Picasso. Here we see how Picasso’s earlier works were made principally in black ink, with little[...]

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That’s Greece

Art, Economics, Social, Travel | 24 Oct, 2012 | 26 Comments

This short documentary is really good attempt by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (BHCC) when they presented this at their Annual Conference in London on 28 June 2011 to dispel many of the myths and common misconceptions surrounding Greece and it people. It is really pertinent in 2012 because the economic situation in Greece has[...]

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Challenge the Obvious

This is a social experiment and experience documentary starting in the poor favella's of Rio, Brazil but moving from there to the poorest areas of Philadelphia.  Haas and Hahn are 2 dutch artists with "Challenge the Obvious" as their brand logo who look to make a massive impact upon these really poor areas..not for money!!! but to make[...]

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