31
Jan 11

New Pop Vintage 2007 – Down & Derby II

Of all the events I covered, the Down and Derby events at Studio B was the best of them all. This video comes from the second Down & Derby which unlike the first D & D was a bit more laid back.  There was a surreal mood that was different from the all out non-stop fun of the first event. It felt more like a cool date as opposed to an all out party.  My favorite clip comes from the two sisters who found each other on facebook and met for the first time about a week before this event.

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TreV


29
Jan 11

Tiny Feature Saturday’s – The Thomas Beale Cipher

This animated short tells the story of the Thomas Beale Cipher.  Filmmaker Andrew S. Allen combines textures, patterns and shadows to give us a distinctive and groundbreaking piece of work. The narration and sound editing is superbly done and provides the perfect backdrop for history’s most challenging cipher.  Not since the groundbreaking feature film “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” have I seen such a refreshing take on an old genre.

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TreVZ



28
Jan 11

Greg’s Avatar Review

Check out this video from Paul Smith who is an amazing animator.   The short features a character called Greg who is an avid Avatar fan and gives us his webcam review after his fourth viewing of the film.  What makes this so cool is that the amazing motion and facial capture is made all the more real because we are somewhat distracted by how much of a geek Greg is. I also embedded a little BTS clip.

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TreV


27
Jan 11

Teaser – Stones Throw Doc for National TV France

Here is a teaser about the independent hip hop label Stones Throw Records that will air on National TV france. Based in Los Angeles, California. Stones Throw was started in 1996 by DJ/ProducerPeanut Butter Wolf and has featured some legendary indie hip hop acts like Madlib, Quasimoto, Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc, J Rocc, and of course the late J Dilla.

Enjoy the teaser


27
Jan 11

Inside the Studio of Cindy Sherman

Here is a profile of photographer and film director, Cindy Sherman best known for her conceptual portraits, courtesy of the folks at Wallpaper Magazine.

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Trev


26
Jan 11

Anthony Michael Sneed – “Hell for Hire”

Anthony Michael Sneed is a multi-platform visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. Often incorporating early 80s 8-bit video game aesthetics, the resulting imagery can seem anachronistic or frozen in a particular time, juxtaposing the contemporary topical content with a conscious approach.

Thenewpop sat down with Anthony during his pop up art exhibit titled “Hell For Hire” where he revealed the methodology behind his sometimes controversial approach.  You can learn more about Anthony’s work at anthonysneed.com

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TreVZ



25
Jan 11

Exit Through The Gift Shop – Free on Hulu

If you haven’t seen Exit Through the Gift Shop yet it is now playing on Hulu for free. In exchange you get to sit through a few corporate pitches.  A small price indeed. Check it out here.

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TreVZ


24
Jan 11

Trailer – Bill Cunningham New York

This past year has brought us some incredible indie films like “Radiant Child” and “Exit Through the Gift Shop” Now comes a film from Richard Press about the iconic New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham appropriately titled “Bill Cunningham New York

About the film:

“the “Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the TimesStyle section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.””Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.”

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK OPENS AT NEW YORK’S FILM FORUM ON MARCH 16, 2011.

For more info you can log onto the website here.


22
Jan 11

Tiny Feature Saturday’s – “Why Can’t We Walk Straight?”

Here is an interesting animated short that begs the question, “Why Can’t We Walk Straight?”

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TreVZ


21
Jan 11

IHMDJ! – The Brooklyn Artist Project

Best known for his Polaroid’s documenting anyone who was anyone in the New York downtown Art & Music scene, Antoine of “I Hate My Day Job!” fame has been laying low for the past few years. Recently he announced his return to the scene with an art show titled “The Brooklyn Artist Project” at Rouge 58. We were there to talk to “Mr Day Job” himself about his return and his latest project.

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TreVZ