Archives for posts with tag: movies

JoshCooleyHeaderJosh Cooley, a story supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios, best known for his work on  UpRatatouille and Cars, has recently tried his hand at more adult subject matter. While we might still be many years away from Pixar’s take on Silence of the Lambs, Conley has applied the same kid friendly animation style to some iconic scenes from classic R-rated movies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Documentary director Jeremy Seifert’s GMO OMG takes a deep look into the quality of food in the United States. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) account for the majority of food that Americans eat daily with the long term effects on the individuals and the environment ultimately undefined. Seifert approaches the subject as a father concerned for the future of his three young children–attempting to inform viewers of the current state and ignite action for sustainability.

Thanks to JR Harris for today’s fodder.

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90s action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme, best known for his martial arts skills, has teamed up with Volvo Trucks to demonstrate the stability and precision of Volvo Dynamic Steering. Also, it illustrates that even at the age of 53, JCVD is still pretty badass.

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IsTheManWhoIsTallHappy?HeaderFrench filmmaker Michel Gondry had the opportunity to record the many conversations he has had with famed linguist, philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky. The compiled result is the upcoming film Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?. Gondry uses his own brand of animation to visually convey Chomsky’s dense stream of ideas. The film will be out in select US theaters on Nov 22.

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 12.45.08 PMSlacktory has created ‘Movies In Movies’, a video montage of film highlights all with one theme in common–going to the movie theatre. With uplifting music and a fast pace, the video gives a sweeping yet brief history of cinema within other movies.

Film yourself watching the video for added Inception-type layer of excitement.

 

FedericoMauroHeaderItalian artist and multimedia director Federico Mauro has taken a look at the eyewear that defines celebrities and is now turning his sights to their footwear. In his latest series “Famous Footwear,” Mauro describes people, both fictional and nonfictional, through what they wear on their feet. Read the rest of this entry »

LifeInFiveSecondsHeaderWhile reductionism in science might be a terrible idea, graphic reductionism in pop culture can be a source of endless delight. Milan-based creative agency H-57 has released an entire book titled Life in Five Seconds, applying an irreverent aesthetic to everything from cult movies to the biographies of historical figures.

Thanks to Joe Koufman for today’s fodder. Read the rest of this entry »

FILMographyHeaderFILMography is an ongoing art project by Christopher Moloney that matches scenes from movies with their real-life, present-day locations. It is interesting to see how well some of these locations, especially the obscure, have held up over the years. Moloney’s photographs are currently on display in homes and galleries in Canada, Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Brazil and the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

SharmMurugiahHeaderSo these aren’t actual Penguin book covers, but they are still really good. London-based graphic designer Sharm Murugiah re-imagined Quentin Tarantino’s movie screenplays in the style of vintage book covers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Over the past three years, Pittsburgh based production house, Animal (a partner that Engauge has worked with extensively), have been working on their first full-length documentary, Blood Brother. The film tells the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American drifting through India.

The film, directed by Steve Hoover, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and took home two awards–The U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and The Audience Award for U.S. Documentary.

Thanks to Beth Nigro for today’s fodder.