23
Dec 11

Art Basel Miami 2011 Recap

I have been to Art Basel three times but this year there was an energy that was very different. From the large venues like Scope, to the indie galleries like Fountain, to the streets of the Design District, it felt like everyone everywhere was simultaneously absorbing as well as radiating positive vibes.

The Wynwood Walls were the single most incredible collective art project I’ve ever witnessed, the art was amazing! And as expected the after hours events left me worn out until well into the next day.

This was the first time that I wasn’t on assignment at Art Basel so I could move at my own pace and without all my equipment. The only thing I carried was my 7D. I didn’t even take extra batteries nor did I carry my external audio recorder. But I got to say that it was worth it traveling as light as I did. Shooting was almost an after-thought and I think that comes across in this cut, jus’ like dem New Pop days of old.

Enjoy
TrVZ


19
Dec 11

pluggedin episode 3 – Facebook vs. Google+

In this Episode of pluggedin Luna Vega and I decided take on the G+ vs. Facebook debate. Our guests panel included Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post, Brian McDaniel of bkmacdaddy.com Dean Levitt of madmimi.com and Jay Baer of convinceandconvert.com

All shot with laptop cameras using Google+ hangouts, I took what was a 40 minute debate and edited it down to 6 key minutes of points and counterpoints. if you are interested in seeing the entire debate you can via our new live stream feed.

Editing in this style is the closest thing to painting that I have ever done. It involves creating multiple layers of video and sound weaved together in a way that allows you the viewer to gain a better understanding of the issues and at the same time gain an appreciation for the lo-fi beauty that is video chat.

So sit back and enjoy our lovely experiment, and don’t forget to vote for the person you think gave the winning argument on our Facebook link.

Thanks
TrVZ


19
Dec 11

Facing Change Documenting America – Debbie Fleming Caffery

It has been some time since I updated my blog. This might be the longest time between posts since I revamped my site in 2008. There is a good excuse, I have been insanely busy shooting and editing, but the good news is I will be able to post some really cool videos in the upcoming weeks and into the New Year. Today I got two posts for you guys…

Earlier this year Leica announced their collaboration with Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), a non-profit collective of prominent photographers and writers dedicated to exploring the United States during one of the most enduring times in the nation’s history. I was recently asked by Leica to document the photo journalists who make up the Facing Change roster.

For the first video we traveled to Breaux Bridge, Louisiana to meet with Debbie Fleming Caffery who has been documenting the destruction and devastation caused by the modernization of farming forcing out the formerly poorly paid farmhands and, more recently, the river flooding on to farmlands.

Enjoy
TrVZ


19
Nov 11

Photo Essay – The Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Park Eviction

About 4:00 am on the morning of November 15th I woke up to tweets about a Zuccotti park eviction. I got so riled up that I decided to take an early morning trip to Foley Square and join the movement to take back the park. This is my photo essay of that day’s events.

Later that night as is my habit I was watching The Rachel Maddow show and was surprised to see myself on TV marching with the people. You can see me at the 1:11 mark on the far left (no pun intended).


18
Nov 11

Here Comes The Neighborhood – Trailer

HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD is a short-form Docuseries exploring the power of Public Art and innovation to uplift and revitalize urban communities. I am headed down to Miami Art Basel in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see this project in person.

TrVZ


11
Nov 11

Mr Kaves

This is the directors cut of a video I shot for the French wine company George Dubeouf featuring Lordz Of Brooklyn legend Mr Kaves.

“Brooklyn-based graffiti artist, creative entrepreneur and rapper Michael McLeer, aka Mr Kaves. Providing insight on what it was like to grow up in the late ’70s, we get an idea of his beginnings from scratch and building up an empire revolving around the creative industry.”

Hypebeast

Most recently Mr Kaves designed a bottle for George Dubeouf which will be unveiled at an event benefiting Meals on Wheels on November 16th at Stage 37. You can RSVP here.

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TrVZ


31
Oct 11

Nasa Hadizadeh – Pluggedin Promo

We are proud to present the short promo awarded to the winner of our first episode of the pluggedin TV video roundtable Nasa Hadizadeh. The topic of discussion was Tumblr vs. WordPress.  Congratulations Nasa, and the best of luck to you and your startup cultured productions.com

 


28
Oct 11

Pluggedin Episode 2 – Rdio vs Spotify

We present pluggedin Episode 2 Rdio vs Spotify. Producing this show has been one of biggest logistical challenges I have ever faced. It hasn’t been done before so we are literally making it up as we go along. This episode features Grammy.com blogger Arjan Writes. Designer and musician Bisc 1. Producer DJ rapper Dances with White Girls, and vocalist, dj, vj Zeena Koda, in a spirited debate about the two music sharing platforms. Check it out and don’t forget to vote for the winner here.

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23
Oct 11

Everybody Street

This Kickstarter campaign for the film “Everybody Street” by photographer Cheryl Dunn looks like a winner and includes a few photographers I have met or interviewed during my time as a videographer.

“Everybody Street”, a feature documentary about NYC street photographers who have taken some of the most iconic images of the last century. Whether you take pictures with your phone or a Leica, you will relish the opportunity to hear the real stories of the men and women who are the very foundation of the street photography movement and of the medium itself.”

Navigate to the link below the movie window to contribute.

TrVZ


13
Oct 11

LATL – Homeboy Sandman & Fresh Daily “Table Cloth”

Our Friends at Live At The Loft are at it again with an electric performance of “Table Cloth” from Homeboy Sandman and Fresh Daily. This invite only event just continues to grow.

Enjoy
TrVZ