30
Nov 10

New Pop Vintage 2008 – Art Basel Miami

With the start of Art Basel 2010 tomorrow, I thought I would revisit my first visit to Art Basel in 2008.  2009 wasn’t as good as the year before.  I won’t be attending this year and I can only hope that its growing popularity doesn’t ruin the vibe.  Here is the 3 part series from 2008 Art Basel Miami.  Included are interviews and performances from Jose Parla, Ellis G, A.R.E Weapons and Adult.

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TreVZ


30
Nov 10

GAMER GEEK ALERT! – HEADCRABBED

Here is one in a series of teasers for an upcoming feature length film called Indie Game The Movie which is about video games, their creators and their craft. As a filmmaker/video editor with barely enough time or desire to do much more than shoot and edit, there will always be a place in my heart for socially awkward geeky programmers toiling away at their keyboards for hours on end.  For more information on this film log onto indiegamethemovie.com

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TreVZ


29
Nov 10

Photo Nerd Alert! Leica – Chiun-Kai Shih

Photographer Chiun-Kai Shih paid a visit to the Leica studio during Photo Plus East to demonstrate the Leica S – System, as well as share with us why he is so passionate about photography.  Chiun-Kai or “Chunky” as he is known on set has had his work published in various Conde Nast Publications including Vogue, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times and VIBE. This is the first in a series of interviews I am doing for Leica focusing on well known photographers. For the full interview log onto the Leica Blog.

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TrevZ


26
Nov 10

New Pop Vintage 2007 – Kareem Black & White

One of my favorite profiles featured Photographer Kareem Black.  In 2007 Kareem was at the center of a scene that I was suddenly discovering as a videographer.  At the time things were happening relatively fast for me and I tended to keep everyone at arms distance.  Kareem was someone who because of his talent, his experience and his success provided me with keen insight on navigating the scene and avoiding the stumbling blocks that seem to devour artist after artist.

I am not sure if he realized how much of what he said in this very interview (Especially part 2) still provides me with a blueprint for success as a new media artist.  Allot can be said about Kareem, but you can’t say he isn’t always on his game. Here it is in two parts, Kareem Black & White

Most ironic moment in part 2 at 4:17 right as Kareem says “downtown’s growing up’ someone walks by on cue in what looks like a bull fighting outfit.

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TreVZ


23
Nov 10

Photo Nerd Alert! Leica – Scott Geffert

So my second entry for the Leica series comes from Scott Geffert the president for the Center of Digital Imaging inc. I caught up with Scott at Photo Plus East 2010 where he discussed some of his innovative approaches to international imaging standards.   Sorry about the echo in the room my location options were limited.

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TreVZ


22
Nov 10

New Pop Vintage 07 – A Day in the life of Jules Kim

Here is a profile we did back in 2007 profiling Jules Kim founder of the Bijules Jewelry line. In this episode Jules chats it up with Kareem Black, tells us a creepy gym story, talks about beautiful people, and works on her upcoming showcase. All told in reverse order.

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TreVZ


20
Nov 10

TINY FEATURE SATURDAY’S – The Third & The Seventh

This weeks entry to TFS is a film by Alex Roman that is absolutely unreal.  Alex describes it as

“A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.”

The visuals are mind-blowing but also pay close attention to the sound editing. It is a listening experience reminiscent of THX 1138 or 2001 A Space Odyssey. I ask you to please resist your A.D.D. tendencies and allow this film to play to the end. After all that is why we present these longer format films on Saturday, you will not be disappointed.  And please FULLSCREEN it.

Also I would like to thank BECOME.COM for featuring TheNewPop in it’s Best of the Web series.  Here is an excerpt.

“More than anything else I want people to appreciate the emerging viral filmmaker as the new kid on the block. Ironically my own films are secondary to that goal. Creatively I tend to either make my videos entirely for me, or I make them entirely for a client. When I find a happy medium in that spectrum I think my focus will shift from promoting the medium to promoting myself.”

Thanks guys.

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TreVZ


19
Nov 10

When Facebook Becomes a Book

This ap created by Perfect Fools allows you to save those Facebook moments that would otherwise get lost in virtual time into a book-format.  It’s like a contemporary photo album.

Directed by Siavosh Zabeti

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TreVZ


18
Nov 10

PRESS PAUSE – ian MOURIER

This is the best surf video I have ever watched which isn’t saying much since the most surf footage I have ever seen in one sitting is in the Lords of Dogtown documentary.  Ian Mourier does a great job combining motion graphics, what looks like tilt shift photography(probably done in post) and magic bullet effects to make one rad surf video.  My favorite part is the stuff shot in black and white at the beginning.

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TreVz


17
Nov 10

Helvetica in Motion

Here is a short animation by Evan Shuster about the widely used sans-serif typeface Helvetica. The audio is taken from the documentary of the same name. It’s an elegant explanation as to why we love this font so much.

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TreVZ