Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy -- regardless of whether life has greeted them with great fortune. Armed with a vision and their cans of spray paint, El Mac and Retna will transform a forgotten wall into a piece of art.
El Mac and Retna are street artists, born in LA. They use building walls as blank canvases for their imagery, and the duo has collaborated to create murals all over the world. El Mac and Renta have very different styles, and have been collaborating the last few years. They combine their artistic forces in a specific way: El Mac creates huge lifelike portraits and Retna, calligraphic brushwork and decoration. The result is striking imagery that is unique and recognizable as theirs. It's not uncommon for street art fans and documentarians to gather to watch the progression of an El Mac and Retna work in progress.
El Mac and Retna art feels appropriate for the street because the artists themselves embrace the city streets, the different neighborhoods, and the blend of cultures and backgrounds of the people that fill them. Street art, including the work of El Mac and Retna, also reflects a new attitude about accessibility to art in our environments. "Why not see all the walls painted," says Retna. "Let the Arts Roam!"
Created by Joris Debeij & Terence Loos. Music by The Pilots
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In Yonkers, NY, an extensive collection of piano cases, keys, pedals, bridges and strings reside in the Cantabile Piano Arts warehouse. Each part is waiting in queue to be utilized by a passionate team who work to repair, refinish and reconstruct vintage pianos. We spoke with Ivan Brunner, a piano-tuner who works on each instrument in its final stages—giving each piano its very own unique "voice." Through Brunner's intricate and precise artistry, CH had the opportunity to see the complexities at work beneath a piano's lid.
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Artists Ian and Paula Rylatt show us their artistic approach to two individual projects while exploring what it means to be an artist living a rural and alternative lifestyle in the Welsh countryside.
You can see more of Ian and Paula's work here: http://www.rylatt.co.uk/
NOMINATED for Student Royal Television Society award for Best Factual Undergraduate Film in the UK. (May Judge date).
NOMINATED Film of the Year, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing - Watersprite International Student Film Festival 2013
WINNER Best Factual Film - Royal Television Society Yorkshire Student Awards 2012
SHORTLISTED Amateur Short Film - G-Technology Driven Creativity 2012
Producer, Cinematography & Grading: Oliver Hadlow-Martin
Director: Danny Carter
On-location Sound: Lilith Panter
Editors: Danny Carter & Sara Trzupek
Post Sound: Danny Carter
The Dove - Caspian
re:Stacks - Bon Iver
Shot on Sony F3 with 35, 50 & 85mm stock primes.
Glidetrack HD Slider
2xARRI D12's and 300/650W redheads
Post: Adobe workflow and DaVinci Resolve
Conventional wisdom tells us not to talk with our mouth full, but no one ever said anything about pieces of food rapping along to some of the best culinary lines in hip-hop history. The latest short from production duo BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle finds a stop-motion film that shows everything from pancakes and bacon to a green pepper with a platinum grill lip-synching along to classic lines from Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man and a whole lot more notable emcees. Dinner is served.
Directed by Bankshot
Music By DJ Nick Castle
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