rachaelsullivan + film   28

The Matter of Electronics | Vague Terrain
We have become used to imagining new media as quintessentially non-physical, virtual, immaterial. This supposed contradiction evaporates when scrutinized.
digital-material  glitch  materiality  film  videoart  obsolescence  from delicious
july 2014 by rachaelsullivan
Hito Steyerl, the ICA ‘Liquidity Inc.’ | atractivoquenobello
For Hito Steyerl’s ‘Liquidity Inc.’ (2014), the ‘Inc.’ is essential. An incorporation, a corporatisation, it as much refers to the stable value of an economic asset as it does the “gorgeous, displaced animated water” of an online CGI lesson, playing out while Steyerl and associate Brian Kuan Wood joke about selling weapons for funding on screen. They communicate via countless chat and email windows that eventually inundate the frame, in the same way that water, or a simulation of it, engulfs the whole 30-minute film. Water incorporates everything, and everything is incorporated. Reference to liquid is expectedly pervasive, whether it’s through a projection during central character Jacob Wood’s Martial Arts tournaments or on a plasma screen behind his back when sat in an office, at a desk, dressed in a business suit and writing on a notepad, “BE WATER”.
art  digitalculture  film  experimental  from delicious
april 2014 by rachaelsullivan
Little Burn Films || 60 WRITERS / 60 PLACES
a wonderful example of literary thinking becoming a visual language
film  filmpoem  writing 
april 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Extra-Less FIlms - the new amateur filmmaker
What's new is that the new camera/apps are steadily coming becoming like a word processor -- both pros and amateurs use the same one. The great script is not due to a better word processor; it's how the great write uses it. Likewise, a great film is not due to better gear. The same gear needed to make a good film is today generally available to amateurs -- which was not so even a decade ago. Film making gear is approaching a convergence between professional and amateur, so that what counts in artistry and inventiveness.
filmmaking  film  kevinkelly 
march 2010 by rachaelsullivan
B-sides film marketing/distribution company shuts down
Concludes Hyams, “We find ourselves at a time of great upheaval in the film industry. We are somewhere between the old and the new world. Technology is altering the way films are being made, and there are new avenues for how films can be consumed. How audiences discover and find films — that’s what’s we have been focused on. We have proven an amazing amount of things about how audiences become engaged and how to connect with them, but we were not able in that time to build a business that would sustain itself.”
february 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Stop selling scarcity « BuzzMachine
There is still value in unique performance. We will continue to buy tickets to concerts by stars (but we won’t pay for the Muzak covers of their songs on elevators). We will buy books. We will pay to sit in a movie theater with popcorn. The new competition in the case of media and performance isn’t that someone will make a good-enough version of what we do but that there is more call for the public’s attention.
attention  cinema  film  jarvis 
february 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Uploading the Avant-Garde - NYTimes.com
In “Manhatta,” which emphasizes how the city dwarfs and threatens its inhabitants, a crowd of commuters disembarks from the Staten Island Ferry; they’re jammed so tightly that they seem in danger of suffocating or stampeding. Similarly, there’s virtually no way to see the city in “Manhattan Bridge Piers” except as one secured by fragile pacts. In both films, the filmmakers align their technology with soaring modern structures and have sought vantages from which to underscore that identification. But the humans in the two movies are mostly out of sight, encased in monstrously beautiful architecture that can be truly beheld — in all its smoking, soaring, swaying, flashing sublimity — only by gods or cameras.
youtube  avant-garde  whitman  sheeler  film  newyork 
september 2009 by rachaelsullivan
Minimovies - A new series of documentaries made for the digital age
A Minimovie is an episodic documentary consisting of 8 to 10 episodes. Episodes are 7 to 10 minutes each. Put together, they form a self-contained story. With MiniMovies SubmarineChannel explores a new narrative and visual style of documentary filmmaking.
film  video  composition  documentary  collaboration 
june 2009 by rachaelsullivan
The Substance of Style, Pt 1 by Matt Zoller Seitz - Moving Image Source
This is the first in a five-part series of video essays analyzing the key influences on Wes Anderson’s style.
anderson  criticism  film 
may 2009 by rachaelsullivan
YouTube - World Builder (high quality)
A strange man uses holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves. This is a short by filmmaker Bruce Branit known also as the co-creator of 405.
animation  VR  video  youtube  film 
march 2009 by rachaelsullivan

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