18
Oct 10

Converse – Rubber Tracks

In early 2011 Converse will be opening a community based recording studio called Rubber Tracks that new and emerging musicians of all genres can use for free.   According to their website…

“Rubber Tracks will serve as a catalyst for originality by giving new and emerging bands the opportunity to record their songs in a high-quality studio setting. Musicians of all genres will be able to apply in advance for a time to use the studio – for free. As in no cost.”

Artist will also be able to use their social media channels to promote their music.  Check out this really cool video that features industry pros talking about their first studio experiences. And then register at their website for free studio time.

Enjoy


15
Oct 10

Gratuitous Lesbian Makeout – DBB

A friend and neighbor of mine Igor of Driven By Boredom fame who is also the lead character in my web series The Scene did me a favor recently.  In return I told him I would hook him up with some editing.  In true DBB form he thought it would be cool for me to edit some raw footage he had sitting around of girls making out. Pointless maybe, Hot definitely.  Can’t really question his methods since his site which features lots of hipsters bearing their bosoms gets tons of traffic.  For a deeper explanation of the method behind his madness log onto his site.

Enjoy

Trevz


14
Oct 10

Coachelletta – Sam O’hare

My favorite scene in the movie The Social Network was the rowing competition. One element that made this scene stand out was the use of tilt-shift photography.  This technique makes the real world appear like miniatures, and in a sense makes one realize just how insignificant we are. Check out this really cool video shot at the Coachella Festival by Sam O’Hare who is known for his other groundbreaking tilt-shift video The Sandpit.

Enjoy


12
Oct 10

A Short Video – The Desks of Creative People

Really cool piece that looks at how your desk is a reflection of who you are. It is what I was thinking when I posted The Selby is not in My Workspace.

Enjoy


12
Oct 10

Awkward Family Photos – The TV Show

The popular blog AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com is going to be turned into a TV show by ABC.  Not sure how they will convert this idea into a compelling TV series but once again Social Media continues to influence madison avenue and traditional media. Here is a recent blog entry titled “Golden Girls,”  It was posted along with the following awkward yet amusing description.

“My Mother and I. We are wearing the same jacket and when I say same I don’t mean matching, I mean litterally we are wearing one jacket. My right arm and my mothers left. This was a gift from an aunt who custom made the jacket for my mother and I to wear for our Coverlook photo shoot.”


11
Oct 10

3 Years at the same place – Time-lapse

From Paris France this time lapse video documents the Sequana Project in Paris France. The video was produced over the course of 3 years and utilizes over 4500 still images from the same vantage point. Some people find the text to be a distraction, I think it enhances the experience. I also love watching how the change of seasons affect the trees in the foreground.

Enjoy


09
Oct 10

KING TEXAS – Tomorrow | Today

One of the coolest shots I have ever seen from my dear friend King Texas.  She titled it Tomorrow |Today and it came with these words.

“But if you dread tomorrow, it’s because you don’t know how to build the present, and when you don’t know how to build the present, you tell yourself you can deal with tomorrow, and it’s a lost cause anyway because tomorrow always ends up becoming today, don’t you see?”

The photo looks allot better on her site than it does here so check it out at kingtexas.net


07
Oct 10

Why He Look Like Dat?

When people send me video skits my knee jerk reaction is oh boy, this is guaranteed not to be funny. So when a friend of a friend Buzz sent me this skit I had little reason to think it would be any different. I couldn’t be more wrong.  It had me laughing out loud and slapping my table. Check it out and judge for yourself.

Trevz


04
Oct 10

.Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson

Here is my video from the Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson event at Prospect park. I really don’t remember a day where there was so much love in one place. I have referenced MJ in more of my video’s than any other artist for a reason. He just speaks to the love inside of you in a way that no other artist ever has.

Enjoy
TrevZ


02
Oct 10

The Social Network – from the Winkelvi perspective

One of the best played roles in The Social network comes from Armie Hammer who played the twin brothers Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss.  His comic timing and ability to convey subtle differences in twin brothers was masterful.  The Winklevi (Which is how Zuckerberg refers to them in one scene) come across as buffoonish Clark Kent like characters who’s naivety allows them to get the idea of the decade “stolen” from right under their feet.  Once again the Jewish nerd outwits the entitled WASPs in the showdown of the ages.  In the political and social climate we find ourselves in today, I couldn’t help but wonder if conservative white America will look at this as another cheap shot at the established class by the “Liberal” media.  Ok let me not get too political, it’s just a movie right?

Needless to say this is a brilliant film. Brilliantly shot, brilliantly written, and brilliantly acted.  After leaving the theatre the two real life characters I wanted to see the most were the Winkelvi.  I found an interview of them on this CNN clip that I embedded below.  I was amused but not surprised at how the interview revolved entirely around the settlement and ignores their buffoonish portrayal in this film.  For two seemingly well fed and wealthy men you would think they would be a little bit embarrassed and defensive about how they were portrayed.  Instead they politely discussed in a gentlemanly manner getting more money after the initial settlement.  But can you blame them?  Take the film Flash of Genius, a film that focuses on Robert Kearns and his legal battle against the Ford Motor Company when they developed an intermittent windshield wiper based on ideas the inventor had patented.  In one scene Kerns who is upset at the initial settlement argues to his lawyer that Justice is not dispensed until Ford also confesses that they stole the idea, at which point his lawyer responds “This is how justice is dispensed in this country, By checkbooks.” The Winkilvi would seem to side with the lawyers view.  However Kerns disagrees, refuses the settlement and goes on to fight for that confession.  A noble and heroic act that is a complete contrast from the self indulging and gluttonous actions of the central figures in The Social Network.  Of course both these films are just one point of view, and as it usually is in life no one is without blame or without guilt.  In this film Zuckerberg comes across as the most most tragic character reminiscent of Charles Foster Kane in the classic film Citizen Kane.  Even the final sequence in the Social Network is reminiscent on an opposite scale of the famous last sequence in Kane in the way it portrays isolation.

In the end The Social Network does live up to the hype as a film that defines this generation much in the way Citizen Kane defined its generation.  I say run don’t walk to this film.

Trevz