30
Jul 10

GTKU – Photos

Unpublished photos from this week’s Getting to Know You entries.


30
Jul 10

Locked

Very cool short someone sent me this morning.  The twist at the end makes it worth reading 9 minutes of subtitles.

Enjoy
Trevz


29
Jul 10

GTKU – Natalie

Life is like a box of Chocolates, so are people.  That is the inspiration behind the Getting to Know You project. Meet Natalie who I met walking across the Williamsburg bridge, Natalie’s mission is to fold a thousand cranes and document it on her tumblr.


28
Jul 10

GTKU – J.R. Melanie & Basquiat

Life is like a box of Chocolates, so are people.  That is the inspiration behind the Getting to Know You project.

This past Monday I finally got around to seeing The Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary Radiant Child. Director Tamra Davis did a great job presenting a more disarming and thoughtful side of the talented but tormented artist.  The commentary from Nelson George about the artist struggle with being a black man in a mostly white scene is fresh and insightful.  And if you are a fan of the Julian Schnabel bio pic Basquiat you’re going to love seeing much of it play out through photos, video and interviews.  One major critique I have is the poor camera and audio on some of the interviews. Nelson’s being the worst. Still I would higly recommend seeing this film.

After the film I thought it would be great to get a review from a fellow theatre goer.  Say hello to J.R. and Melanie.  They seemed like a great duo and I just had to approach them as a part of my Getting to Know You series.

BTW the film only runs through August 3rd.  For more info log onto the film forum website.

Enjoy
Trevz


27
Jul 10

GTKU – Sarah

When I first started TheNewPop in 2005, I use to love touring NY documenting the colorful mosaic that makes up this city.  Back then I use to rent my camera and wanted to get as much milage out of that rental as I could. So after a full day of shooting a video I would travel the city through the night shooting anything and everything that caught my eye.  Mostly simple things that normally go unnoticed.  I used my video camera in very much the way a photographer would use a still camera.  Those early days were pure magic.

Since those early days I have tried many times to return to that free spirited approach without much luck. However thanks in part to owning a smaller DSLR camera (which for me also satisfies a long time desire to shoot photos), lately I have been more inspired to document city life again.  This week I started doing a series of street interviews which I titled Getting to Know You. The title originally came from Theophilus London who guest hosted an episode on The New Pop that he titled, you guessed it “Getting to Know You.”  They say life is like a box of chocolates, I say people are too.  This is the inspiration behind this project.

This first episode features Sarah who works in a little Ice Cream Truck you may have seen around town called heartschallenger.com.   Sarah was more than happy to tell us about the company and how she got involved with it.  There will be more folks to meet this week.

Enjoy the series

Trevz


24
Jul 10

New Orleans Bounce – Big Freedia

Check out this cool piece I found on The New York Times website about Bounce music featuring Big Freedia who was featured on New Pop not too long ago. It is really well shot, and well done.

Go Freedia!!!

Our 2009 Piece on Big Freedia shot at Glasslands


23
Jul 10

A Cold Splash of MiMA

A much needed cold front is headed to the city, and its coming from the Caribbean. MiMA (Yarimir Cabán) lived on and off in New York until five years ago, when she released her folk-bossa self-titled debut at a packed Joe’s Pub and then headed off to the Basque Country, Texas, and elsewhere. When she landed back home in Puerto Rico, she pretty much tossed all of her beautiful, singer-songwriter crowd- pleasing material and started from scratch. And off she went, on to a winding road of her own, turning down countless record deals along the way and becoming a powerful voice, always stubborn in her DIY approach. MiMA has been constantly playing and experimenting live, but a proper second coming has not released or even finished due to evolving ideas, lack of funds, and her trademark perfectionism when it comes to recording.

Now, MiMA’s second coming will manifest itself in the flesh in Brooklyn, at Public Assembly on Sunday, July 25th. She brings along Macha Colón y Los Okapi, for their first foray outside the island. MiMA will also open for Bomba Estéreo at SOB’s on Tuesday, July 27th. Expect other shows and subway jamming sessions to be announced as well. She says the new album is in the works, due out this fall (for real!). Even if it is, one thing is certain: it won’t be the same as the magic we’ll be fortunate to witness this week.

Let these moving images telltale a glimpse of her potential.

Nuria Net


23
Jul 10

Full Bleed

Here is a piece from VBStv featuring some of the people involved with the new book Full Bleed.  It documents 30 plus years of Skateboard culture in NYC.  What I really like about this piece is the barebone focus on the storyline.  It is an approach many filmmakers present company included are intimidated by.  No soundtrack, no cute editing, no cool camera angles, just a damn good story.  VBStv strikes again.

Enjoy

TrevZ


21
Jul 10

The Hardest Working Taxi Driver In America

Mitchum recently held a video contest called The Hardest Working Person in America. I decided to do a video on Clyde Bayack who also happens to be my Dad.  He has been driving a NYC Taxi cab 12 – 15 hours a day 6 to 7 days a week for 35 years.   The video failed to make the final round but thought I would publish the video here anyway.    Booo to Mitchum, hooray to my Pop’s.

Enjoy

Trevz


16
Jul 10

Styles of the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit event

So I hit up that event for the Need For Speed - Hot Pursuit game premier with Trevz the other night for The New Pop.  I was in hot pursuit of some great fashion, and of course, this being NYC, I found it. I couldn’t help but notice that style was out in droves.  I felt inspired by what I saw at the Classic Car Club – the dope fashions ranged from a vintage couture look to empire-shouldered frocks in the vein of pop starlets like Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

Enjoy.

M