Now through January 2015, the Museum of the Moving Image here in New York City is presenting an exhibition featuring the art of animator Chuck Jones. If the name Chuck Jones is unfamiliar, then the names of the characters he animated will probably ring a bell. He is most well known for bringing classic Warner Brothers characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck to life. And for the much younger generations, he created the Road Runner character — which has been the mascot of the Time Warner Cable company’s internet services — among many other beloved animated creatures. Continue reading
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Filmmaking has become more and more accessible in recent years. We all know that you no longer need to carry around a large film-eating camera, whose film then needs to get specially developed, to get some decent footage. But what you might not know is that you most likely have its equivalent in your pocket right now. Mobile phones, while ubiquitous for vertical video of pets and babies alike, have become a vehicle for independent filmmakers looking to explore the medium on a budget. Continue reading
If you are in NYC this weekend, you might want to stop by the MoMA and wish it a happy birthday! The Museum of Modern Art is hosting an event the evening of November 15th in honor of its 85th anniversary.
The MoMA was born in the shadow of the infamous Wall Street Crash of 1929. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her friends opened the museum which was the first of its kind in Manhattan. The museum quickly expanded under the leadership of president A. Conger Goodyear, eventually outgrowing the several rooms it occupied on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue. Continue reading
If you are in New York City this November, you may want to consider DOC NYC. In just four years of existence, DOC NYC has emerged as one of New York City’s premiere documentary film festivals. Festival films will screen at the IFC Center in the West Village and also at locations in Chelsea (SVA Theater and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas) beginning November 13th.
The festival website currently includes a long list of the films that will be screening. Without further ado, here are a few of the films I’m most excited about: Continue reading
BAM is currently hosting the multidisciplinary 2014 Next Wave Festival which they’ve billed as “New York City’s largest experience in live performance.” As part of the festival, they are screening Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films which is a collection of 15 Warhol films that have never been seen before. The entire collection of 1960′s era films has been digitally restored for today’s audiences. The Warhol films screen November 6th through November 8th. Continue reading
Today is Election Day here in the United States. If you haven’t yet, go out and exercise your right to vote! While most folks who voted today will be interested in watching who wins or loses, we thought you might want to see those results tomorrow morning and watch a great election-themed movie instead. Read on for our best movies to watch while secretly checking race results on your phone. Continue reading
It’s Halloween and if you don’t have plans, today is a perfect day to stay in and watch a scary movie or two. Thankfully, Anthony and I have been watching a bunch of horror films this month to help you narrow it down based on whatever flavor of scary you prefer. Continue reading
Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is perhaps one of the most referenced films about high school even though it was set nearly forty years ago in the summer of ’76. While set in the seventies, it was filmed in the 90′s and just celebrated its twentieth anniversary last year. Continue reading
Recently, I was watching Project Runway (one of my favorite television shows) with some friends and one of my friends mentioned that a designer was great but “she couldn’t edit” her own work. And the program itself, which is now running at an hour and 30 minutes, arguably could use some more editing to fit into a more manageable 60 minute chunk (of course, there are probably a number of ratings-related reasons why it instead runs 90 minutes).
As we work on editing our latest film, this got me thinking about the tough choices that creative folks in any industry must face. Continue reading