A video collage created by students under Michael Wesch and his Digital Ethnography Research Team called Visions of Students Today can be viewed at this link. It is fascinating to watch and it is interactive. To hear each student’s vision, click directly on the thumbnail of each student’s video.
… the basic idea is to create a 3 minute video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. We already know some things from previous research (and if you know of any interesting statistics, please list them along with the source). Others we will need to find out by doing a class survey. Please add whatever you want to know or present.
The disadvantage to making a small camera? GoPro, great footage to use on your website. Grab it.
Another way of working outside the “Hollywood” model is to create a collective of your choice. A collective is a viable and exciting paradigm to work in, very exciting.
Fog and Smog is a creative collective of culture vultures from the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles. Some of us work as composers, some as film editors, producers, designers, deejays, animators, photographers, etc.
Our first project, “Whole Foods Parking Lot” was written produced and performed by DJDave aka David Wittman, and directed by George Woolley with Pedram Torbati. Jake Pushinsky cut it, and both Ben Kahle and Ben Marlbrough appear in supporting roles. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.
These guys are HOT!!!
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N’ Roses.
Soy Cuba at The Getty Center on June 11
In 1964 Cuba and Russia joined efforts to produce a stunning film that paid homage to the Cuban Revolution. Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov, it was shot in black and white, sometimes using infrared film with amazing cinematography by Sergei Urusevsky. Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Cuban poet Enrique Barnet wrote the screen play creating the ultimate visual poem.
Both Soviet and Cuban governments hated it, critics panned it, and the film found no audience. It was buried for over 30 years but was resurrected in the 1990’s by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. True eye candy. This is a great opportunity to see it screened which does not happen very often.