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Film

31 Rolls of Film

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far corners of the world.

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Film

Sometimes the thing you love most in life, just may be the thing that ends up killing you

Question:

Have you ever hurt so much you couldn’t go on till you had an answer?

 

Remember:

Sometimes the thing you love most in life, just may be the thing that ends up killing you.

Daniel Roemer‘s unique and powerful style of directing has lead him to receive such attention as the USA Film’s Top 10 Emerging Director’s list at the age of 20, two-timeProject Greenlight Best Director Finalist, and student Academy Award State finalist by age 22.

He has been characterized as a filmmaker with his finger on the pulse of the world’s youth, as his short films now have screened in over 75 countries worldwide. Partnering with Inspirational Films in Europe, colleges have packed out auditoriums with over three thousand students to screen his films, as well as standing room only theatres in major European cities. [IMDB]

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Animation Film

The Duet

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Illustration

Heart and Brain Ponder The Universe

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Nick Seluk is the designer and illustrator of The Awkward Yeti

Originally based on a terrible painting he had done in 2010, The Awkward Yeti starred in his own children’s book of the same title in late 2012. Nick released his first volume of cartoons and comics in October 2013 after experiencing a lot of growth on Facebook .

Nick works full time as a Senior Designer, even he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has always loved drawing, especially cartoons, because he found it’s the best way to explain what I has going on in his head.

 

 

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Film

First Kiss

Tatia Pilieva asks 20 strangers to kiss for the first time.

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Born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, Tatia received an MFA from the American Film Institute. She began her career with experimental work in music videos and short films. Tatia’s first feature film, FOREVER, starring Deborah Ann Woll and Luke Grimes was produced by The Art of Elysium.

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Film Visual Art

Loving Vincent

There’s some controversy surrounding the death of Vincent van Gogh. The painter, who had a history of mental illness and died of an infection related to a gunshot wound at 37 years old, presumably shot himself in the chest. Only a few years ago, two Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers put forth a more controversial theory: that he was shot by a pair of teenagers.

Loving Vincent, a new film from an Oscar-winning animation and film production studio, explores the mystery of the artist’s death through oil paintings done in the style of his work. Every frame of the animation will be a slightly different still painting on canvas, put together so that the image appears to move. With a plot based on the artist’s letters, the entire feature-length film will consist of more than 56,000 oil paintings, completed by dozens of painters, bringing van Gogh’s distinctive style to life.

In his last letter Vincent wrote:

Well, the truth is, we cannot speak other than by our paintings. With a handshake, your Loving Vincent.

8 Years

860 paintings

1026 drawings

800 letters

20 people

All telling the story of one man.

Imagine yourself in a journey that you could never experience before…

Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, as told through his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

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Film Images

3 Queens

My mum just celebrated her 39th birthday. [She has been celebrating her 39th birthday for as long as I can remember.]

3 Queens is a short film by Matt Bieler that gives us a glimpse into the frantic world of motherhood.

“My mom teaches me about the world, my mom is a cleaner, my mom is a doctor, my mom is an angel.”

More of Matt Bieler’s work here.

And hey, give your mum a call today. Seriously. Call her.

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Documentary

The Innovation of Loneliness

Masterfully told and beautifully illustrated, Shimi Cohen, sheds light on the connection between Social Networks and being lonely. Enjoy!

The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

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p style=”text-align:center;”>Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle – Alone Together.
Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Being Lonely.

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Graphic Design Images Visual Art

Hal Lasko : The Pixel Painter

This one is very close to my heart.

I was eight years old when I started ‘creating’ digitally. Our family computer which previously ran MS DOS got a slick upgrade to Windows 3.11, where I fell in love with Microsoft Paint.  I moved from sketching to creating elaborately detailed 8-Bit drawings.

Meet 98-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter; your modern day, PC-wielding Georges Seurat.

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa,  was born July 28, 1915 in Toledo Ohio – he was one of eight children of Austrian immigrants. As he was starting his career as a graphic designer, he left civilian life to serve in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids.

Hal Lasko worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand.

During life after his service he was a graphic designer in Cleveland, OH. Working on projects for companies like General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns, he eventually retired from American Greetings in the 1970’s.

While Grandpa worked in a creative field – he wasn’t able to fully express his artistic desires on the job – staying up late to paint at home and amassing his own collection of work. His earlier work ranges from colorful drip paintings to abstract design.

He says it wasn’t until he retired that he was able to dedicate the time he craved to his art. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. His work blossomed and he painted on the computer all. the. time. No one knew how important this program would become to Grandpa until he lost some of his vision in 2005 because of wet macular degeneration. Since then Hal has also lost the majority of his hearing. Despite these “setbacks” Grandpa wakes up everyday and is still inspired to create.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo.

A couple of his prints are available for purchase here.

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Film Prose Words

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

i carry your heart with me from Alex Simon on Vimeo.

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)