Kubo Keiichi’s 6 - year photo journal focusing on the residents on the Haida-Cho district in South East Japan. Their economy revolves around the fishing industry where they employ a uniquely Japanese method of catching fish with a fixed net. However the working population of their village has decresed by over 50%, which is a problem experienced in many rural areas of Japan. The compelling work of Kubo Keiichi reveals how the villagers are trying to encourage the youth to continue with their tradition of fishing, in an era where many leave and traditions are challenging to maintain. In his book The Youth Shall Inherit The Sea, Kubo Keiichi documents the many beautiful traditions woven into their culture in a time of uncertainty and change.
Entranced by the incredible archive in this 4-part Netflix Original series - Bobby Kennedy For President. Love the tone of the opening sequence by Elastic. Highly recommend this series, some beautiful editing.
The colour palettes of Wes Anderson movies - or the assumed ones. Great exercise in trying to identify the colour scheme of some of his best work. It's all about the tone.
Duet. Full of grace - such an elegantly crafted short film. A ballet duet with two outstanding ballerinas. Duet is my film of October.
Featuring Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Yasmine Naghdi
Directed by Andrew Margetson
Produced by Louise Jones
Executive Producers: Deborah Cowles, Adrienne Rich
Choreography by Kristen McNally
Cinematography by Ed Rutherford
Music by Lorne Balfe
Edited by David Webb
Sound Design by Patch Rowland
Digital Colouring by Jean-Clement Soret
Rugged American landscape as captured by Jesse Rieser. Feast your eyes on these striking compositions.
When Lucas Zanotto an artist/designer/animator/director describes how "A series of installations I’ve had on my mind for a while, finally came to life," you have to sit back and watch it unfold. Here are many ways to present the eye.
Another insightful read from Adobe Cloud - Real Life in Pictures: A Pulitzer-Winning Photojournalist on Telling Hard Stories.
Insightful account from Yannis Behrakis, a photojournalist with Reuters. With over 3 decades experience, witnessing momentous occasions, in 2016 along with a team of other photojournalists from Reuters he was awarded the Pulitzer prize for his moving images of Syrian refugees.
The latest documentary project from legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman as he turns his camera on to the New York Public Library. Home to 92 branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, the library receives 32 million online visitors annually. The trailer alone has me very intrigued & excited.
Watched this exquisite animation at BFI's London Film Festival. Taking a crew of 50 to produce, it's a lovely, heart-warming film about a boy who is also an egg who falls in love with a girl who appears to be a bee. Joyous.
Joyful sports promo to be found in Olympia. Described as a homage to the Games, the athletes and their amazing moves.
creative direction: Henrique Barone, Rafael Mayani and Conor Whelan
art direction: Rafael Mayani
storyboard and animatic: Henrique Barone
animation and line clean-up: Henrique Barone and Conor Whelan
color clean-up: Rafael Mayani and Henrique Barone
compositing: Conor Whelan
music and sound design: John Black
One to watch.
Archive footage - researching it, watching it, reading about it, is one of my passions and I adore this short film - We Visit Often. Piecing together footage from filmmaker Billy Boyd Cape and Super-8 footage taken by his late grandfather - they present a slice of the USA.
Summer may have slipped out the back door but there is still a place for colour on my screen.
Love the fluid display in this short video from FutureDeluxe.
When book covers start to move....... neat experiment. Motion on the front cover.
Animation: Henning M. Lederer / led-r-r.net/
Music: Jörg Stierle / soundcloud.com/muschel
Julian Montague Project / montagueprojectsblog.blogspot.de/
Book Worship / bookworship.com/
Very moving piece concerning anxiety disorders. Slick graphics coupled with an evocative voice-over ensured my attention didn't wane. Beautiful work from Ariel Costa of BlinkmyBrain - http://www.blinkmybrain.tv/.
Words from the filmmaker:-
In nature, it is often the simplest rules that lead to forming the most complex, beautiful forms.
flow/er is a visual poem that observes this through a design lens, combining our fascination with organic, raw aesthetic with foreign geometric forms.
We observe natural laws take shape in a strange dance of meticulous choreography clashing with violent forces of nature."
Alexa Sirbu, http://alexasirbu.com/
Lukas Vojir, http://lukasvojir.com/
When Scottish folk meets a music experimentalist in the form of Aidan Moffat. This is a music road trip with a difference where new versions of the folk music standards are met with a varied reception. Directed by Paul Fegan and edited by David Arthur.
A different perspective on presenting the mother-child relationship - My Mother is Pink is the road tripthat aims to heal. As Malou Gabriella and her blue-painted son head off in her camper van it’s a time of discovery and recollection. Tender, free and revealing. Directed by Cecilie Debell and edited by Jella Bethmann.
Impressively filmed and engagingly edited, it’s an uneasy watch considering the stark subject matter, yet it’s impactful, provoking and vital. Matthew Heineman follows members of the Syrian citizen journalist group Raqaa Is Being Silently Slaughtered and reveals that even though they are far away from their war torn city, in exile they still aren’t safe.
In turbulent times it’s re-affirming to watch a cinematic gem that highlights both woman and man’s ingenuity. This is the incredible story of NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 satellites as they began their journey in 1977 through the cosmos. Their mission was to document each planet and to carry a time capsule containing a greeting from the earth. The documentary captures the magic of the mission and the daring scientists and engineers behind the stellar task. Dazzling to the eye, it brightens the mind. Directed by Emer Reynolds, edited by Tony Cranstoun and produced by Clare Stronge and John Murray.
For it’s majestic imagery alone and emotive soundtrack - it’s worth watching this provoking documentary. When nature and man collide, this film is a gripping watch. Directed by Mike Day it secured a BAFTA Scotland nomination and is due for release in the UK in 2017.