1. Nanbam Art in Japanese folding screens started to appear when Portuguese people arrived in Japan, in 1543. Almost as an illustrated book, it depicts the arrival and the trades that occurred between the two people.
    Based on two panels located in Museum Soares dos Reis (Porto) and its fine, detail oriented painting style, this animated short film intends to show the thrill that must have been when the Japanese and the Portuguese first met. Both were strange and exotic to each other's eyes, and both exchanged objects and knowledge which became rooted in their culture up until today. More than this being a story, it's an impression, a plethora of feelings and images as if, just like them, you didn't have the language to help you comprehend the situation.

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  2. CANYONLAND is a timelapse film showcasing the slot canyons of Escalante, Utah. Slot canyons are narrow passageways carved out over thousands of years by water from flash floods. These rivers of stone are deep chasms in the earth and contain unspeakable beauty.
    My goal was to capture specific spots that had never been filmed before. A few of these canyons were fairly easy to access, though, nothing is easy in Southern Utah, during the monsoon season with 50 lbs of camera gear on your back.
    Many of these canyons were difficult to find and some required carrying my camera bag on my head while trudging through shoulder-high mucky water and hoping that it doesn't rain. Slot canyons are extremely dangerous when it rains, and without any exits, they can take your life in as little as 15 minutes of rain.
    Because it was the monsoon season, I tried to play it as safe as possible, but occasionally I put myself in dangerous situations in my efforts to get shots, and in one instance, I just made it out as the water was rising past my shoulders. I always seemed to have plenty of camera equipment but never enough food or water. August in Utah requires carrying a lot of water, and with the gear I lugged into these canyons, it was difficult to carry the 3 liters of water needed to survive.
    Thankfully I found Excursions of Escalante, a professional guide service, run by Rick Green, who took me rappelling into some stunning secluded canyons. Rick taught me techniques for traversing through these narrow canyons safely, which were invaluable when I was alone.
    People die in these canyons every year and all I can say is: Do not hike alone, without enough food or water, in August with a huge pack full of camera gear, and no map. Ok, I did all of those and worse but I pushed myself to get the shots and it was an experience that I'll never forget!

    Shot on Canon 6d and 60d with L-series 14mm 2.8 and 24-105mm with 10-stop ND filter.
    Motion control made possible by the Stage One Dolly by Dynamic Perception.

    Edited with Lightroom, Lrtimelapse, After Effects and Final Cut Pro 7

    Music by: Michael Nyman (with permission)
    Title: The Departure
    Purchase on itunes @ itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-nyman/id281045

    Thank you to Mr. Michael Nyman who allowed me to use his beautiful music.

    Video licensing available through bodhifilms.com

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  3. Inspired by Mel Watkins’ book, “On The Real Side: From Slavery to Chris Rock”, Spike Lee’s controversial movie, “Bamboozled”, and Dave Chappelle's "dance vs. shuffling" analogy, this evening- length dance theater work celebrates African- American humor, examines "the mask" of survival and the "double consciousness" (W.E.B. DuBois) of the Black performer throughout history, and examines stereotypical roles dominating current popular Black culture. Through comedy, animation, theater, soul- stirring live music by Scott Patterson (with original compositions from Jonathan Melville Pratt, Brandon McCune, Kurt "KC" Clayton, and Pratt), and poignantly retrospective dance vocabulary, TOL... speaks to the issue of tolerance- how much Black performers had to tolerate, and addresses-forms of modern day minstrelsy we tolerate today. It is not a history lesson. Blending and contrasting the contemporary with the historic, the goal of this personal work is to engage, provoke, and move the conversation of race forward in a timely dialogue about where we have been, where we are and where we might want to be.

    "Brown has created a dance performance that manifests and explores, both abstractly and directly, the complexities of institutional racism, fame and the ruthlessness of Hollywood, and the power of cultural images to overtake personal freedom, just as Lee has in his movie...the character of the show is much more complex than simply a protest piece. The work goes deep into its material and finds humor and beauty and frustration and ugliness and…and… and." Oregon Arts Watch

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  4. A short film by Bill Domonkos.

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    billdomonkos.tumblr.com/

    Credits:
    Director, Sound Design, Animation, Compositing - Bill Domonkos, Music Arrangement - Herman Price, Archive Film Footage - Prelinger Archives
    Cast: Paul - Rex Thomson, Dad - Peter Hobbs, Mom - Anna Minot Franz

    A note about copyright: All of my films use archive photos and film footage that are in the public domain. I only use music/sounds that are under the creative commons license or I purchase the rights to use a specific piece of music—or I have permission from the author.

    # vimeo.com/73875213 Uploaded 2,812 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Ten years ago, Michael Langley decided to grow his hair out. Langley is a member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Grand Ronde, Oregon, a tribe that was established, terminated, and restored by the federal government. Already a conglomeration of multiple tribes and various languages throughout the northwest, the Tribe has struggled for an identity amidst a generation of elders who were so successfully assimilated that their traditions, ceremonies, and oral histories were largely lost - their generation-weaving voices silenced.

    Langley grew up in Tillamook, Oregon where his grandfather moved to find work; he attended Portland State University and now serves as auditor of the Spirit Mountain Casino. He has returned to the reservation with the vision of seeing his people create a new identity for themselves: an identity both relevant and meaningful.

    In this piece Langley explains the symbolic context that growing his hair has provided to both his personal and tribal identity as a modern Indian.

    The Tribe has created a great multimedia interactive tool that can be found at grandronde.org/ikanum/index.html

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Change The Life Channel ~ Book of Peace: Intention and Desire by Karin Lisa Atkinson

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Don't like what is on your life channel, then go inward and change your channel to broadcast within your Self what it is that gives you peace, inspiration, validation, dignity, respect, empowerment. It is called cultivating your own personal life's Self


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  • Dani Planas

    We have just done our first project : the main titles for FIU bcn, that is is an event created with the aim of propelling quality projects in the hands of creative new generations. The place where students looking for inspirations and references may address their concerns for the future, as well as a hub where companies interested in the creative-hunting can discover the great creative talent. The event was yesterday at DHUB (Barcelona!) and we want to share it with all of you!
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