24
Dec 10

Happy Holiday’s – See you in 2011!

This is the last post for the year. Everyone have a happy holiday and for those of you who celebrate Festivus I hope you had a good one. See you in 2011.

TreVz


23
Dec 10

Tokyo Compression

If you thought riding the NYC subways during rush hours was a tough haul, think again.   This photo series by Michael Wolf documents the crowded and steamy rush hour subway commutes in Japan. For more photos log onto Michael’s site here.

Enjoy
TreVZ


22
Dec 10

To Me, Design is…

Here is a video short from the folks at Riot Cinema focusing on the elements of design.

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TreVZ


21
Dec 10

Meet The Geeks

This is a cool video short by Sano Sagara and Luis Francisco about geeks.  Which geek are you?  I would probably be a music video geek as evidenced by the really cool facebook fanpage I created called videogeekout that you should join.

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TrevZ


20
Dec 10

New Pop Vintage 2006 – Love Brigade

In 2006 I approached Alyssa Key the founder of a new boutique Love Brigade about doing a short documentary about her company as a DVD release.  At that point I was shooting web videos for a little over a year and wasn’t quite convinced that the web was a medium that people would embrace for watching films. At the time I started producing web video content in late 2004 Youtube hadn’t even been created yet and most videos on the web were hosted on individual sites and servers all over the net. Other than Atom Films which was mostly a niche group of filmmakers seeking traditional distribution, there wasn’t really a platform for serious filmmakers to exhibit their work to non filmmakers.  It took over a year for me to embrace the potential.

Fast forward to the summer of ’06 while shooting the folks at Love Brigade when after much thought I finally decided to forego traditional distribution for the web.  It was a decision that immediately felt right, and for almost 4 years particularly in the downtown scene I enjoyed having this playground pretty much to myself. The Love Brigade series will always have a special place in the New Pop archives because it was where I came upon the proverbial fork in the road.  Here are the first 3 episode in the Love Brigade series, episode 3 being my favorite.  You can find the rest by following my youtube link.

Enjoy
TreVZ


18
Dec 10

Tiny Feature Saturdays – A Trinidad Teen

Trinidad & Tobago has one of the highest murder rates in the world.  I am a first generation Brooklynite of Trinidadian heritage, so I am very aware of just just how violent it is.  Tragically a cousin I knew lost his life over there to this type of violence.  According to my folks it wasn’t that long ago that violent crime was such a rare occurrence that any incident would be the talk of the entire island, but now according to the director’s vimeo page;

“Trinidad & Tobago’s homicide rate rised 38% in 2008 and in 2009 overtook Jamaica as caribbean homicide capital. Rates are measured against population. 30 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 08′, one of the highest murder rates in the world. These figures are from the Economist (caribbean national) and United States State Department.”

Here is a beautifully shot documentary by Glen Milner focusing on some of the tough choices Trinidadian youth face, and how sports play a role.

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TreVZ


15
Dec 10

The Making of “Null”

Here is a cool time-lapse video of some artist at work.  According to their vimeo page…

“NULL is a shared dream scape that
was created by three creative entities.
The entire structure was built by only
using the geometry of a triangle.
The triangle symbolizes the three
entities working together to realize
one objective.”

Enjoy
TreVz


14
Dec 10

Natalie – Birth to Ten Years Old in 1:25

Amazing!


11
Dec 10

Tiny Feature Saturdays – Pentagram’s Paula Scher

Revealing insight into the process of designer Paula Scher who is responsible for many of the iconic ads and logo’s that surround us.  Her portfolio includes The Public Theatre ads including Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, the Citibank Logo and the Time Warner Jazz Center logo among many others.  Scher is known for how quickly she works and responds to her clients who feel like they are not getting their money’s worth by stating that “it’s (Her Designs) done in a second in 34 years,” Learn more about her process in this informative and well produced interview directed by Hillman Curtis courtesy of Wallpaper magazine.

Enjoy
Trevz


10
Dec 10

The Video Geek Out – Facebook Show

If you ever had one of those youtube vintage music video sessions with friends or by yourself then you already know what VideoGeekOut is about – Join our fan page and log on starting tonight at 10 to see some of our favorite videos from the 80′s to ’05 along  with interesting facts like:

  • Which MC featured an unknown backup dancer named Sean “Puffy” Combs in his early 90′s music video?  Hint: This MC was a fatherly figure of sorts.
  • Which music video had a young Jayzee playing backup to an unknown Jazzy rapper? Hint: In one scene Jigga came from the sky.
  • Which Jackson sibling featured an unknown dancer named Jennifer Lopez in a background role?  Hint: It wasn’t Michael.

All this and more tonight at 10 on the Facebook VideoGeekOut show.