After a personal tragedy, Harry Taylor discovered a passion for the 150-year-old craft of tintype photography.
Directed, Produced, Shot, and Edited by Matt Morris | Featuring Harry Taylor | Executive Producers David Ford, Stu Pollard, and Mary Pergola Parent | Composer Hanan Townshend | Music Engineer Kelly Donnelly | Musicians Hanan Townshend, James Gradone | Production Sound Benedict R. Fancy | Sound Editor Casey Langfelder | Sound Mixer Scott R. Lewis | Colorist Andrew Francis | D.I. Producer Mike Dillon | D.I. Assistant Producer Brandie Konopasek | Title Design Kaya Thomas |
EFILM Digital Laboratories
Soundtrack available here: hanantownshend.bandcamp.com/track/american-tintype-original-soundtrack
The ocean is serene as it is unsettling. There's no better example of its power than the super storm that came through New York City last week, unleashing havoc that left a wake of destruction along its path. The beaches at Rockaway that we New Yorkers were so familiar with over the summer is no longer what it used to be. It's a chilling reminder that when faced with nature's force, we are not in control. Yet, even with its destructive power there is beauty in the ocean and for a surfer and artist like Chris Gentile, one can find the parallels between the two.
In July we went out to Rockaway Beach to shoot our latest film on Gentile. As the owner of Brooklyn's Pilgrim Surf + Supply, many people know him as a surfer but to others, he's an established artist represented by galleries in New York and San Francisco. Gentile, who received an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill was initially apprehensive about the negative connotation a surfer had and how that would reflect upon his work. He kept the two identities separate. But in recent years, Gentile came to terms with these two important facets in his life and embraced them. His artwork is a melding of sculpture and photography – playing on scale, social interactions and with the viewers' perception. His sculptures are created for the sole purpose of being photographed. thescoutmag.com
Jason Beck is not your usual pianist. For starters, he goes by the name Chilly Gonzales. The bathrobe-clad Grammy nominated musician demonstrates his gifts for the instrument and his passion for the form. More on theavantgardediaries.com
Direction & Production by Hadley Hudson / Camera & Sound by Nikolai Kanow / Editing by Ray Burris / Excerpt from "Take Me to Broadway" video by director Nina Rhode (courtesy of Kitty-Yo Records) / Special thanks to Christophe Chassol
Director : Lynne Ramsay
Production company: Warp Films
Commissioned by the London Olympics 2012
Shot in location in Devon, London, and underwater tanks in Pinewood and Basildon
Apologies, the original excerpt had to be shortened due to the producers requests.
I hope you enjoy this shorter excerpt, the full short will be available early next year distributed by Criterion and Cinema 16.
Article on American Cinematographer coming up in December.
Thanks for your patience.
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