Posts Tagged "documentary"

Dan and Aaron, on the Ethics of Documentary

My friends Dan and Aaron are the co-curators of an exhibit currently at Intuit Gallery, entitled Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton. Dan and Aaron have been working on this project for over four years, and in that time they’ve collected a great deal of video footage. They’re also working on a documentary focusing on Anton’s life… and are…

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Premier of LaPorte, Indiana Documentary in… LaPorte, Indiana

I was able to score tickets to the premiere of LaPorte, Indiana – a documentary inspired by the book of the same name. It all started about eight years ago, when Jason Bitner happened in to B&J’s American Cafe in LaPorte, Indiana. At the time, he was going through town on his way to a demolition derby. He happened in…

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Walking with Dinosaurs: “Making Of” Documentary and Live Show

Over the weekend, I happened to be watching PBS and caught a pretty amazing documentary about Walking with Dinosaurs, a BBC series that first aired about 10 years ago. The six-part documentary used a lot of computer generated graphics, combined with animatronics. The series was intended to be like the movie Jurassic Park, but presented as a nature documentary… and…

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I Am _____.

I Am is a video by Steven Nicholas Smith, where random people in Philadelphia are asked to complete this sentence: “I am _____.” As you can expect, he interacts with a ton of people, and gets a ton of varied responses to the prompt. In a few instances, Smith explores individual stories a little deeper… and focuses on a select…

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Web 3.0: A Story About the Semantic Web

Web 3.0 is a short documentary on the semantic web, by Kate Ray. I don’t recognize a lot of names of folks who were interviewed, by Clay Shirky’s stands out. Lots of interesting points and points of view here. Overall, it’s about 15 minutes long. Context and relationships are two very interesting terms to banddy about, when thinking about the…

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Lessons From a Tailor: Everybody is a Perfect Person

Thanks to Juliet, for sending in this great documentary short about tailor Martin Greenfield. Made by Galen Summer, it’s an intimate look at Greenfield’s career, the surprising arc of his life from childhood until now, and his view on both clothing and people. Greenfield strikes me as the kind of guy you want to hang out with, sitting in chairs…

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The Bridge

I recently watched a documentary entitled The Bridge, and it absolutely took my breath away. The film is about San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and the people who go there to jump, to end their lives. In 2004, the director and crew spent an entire year on site, filming the bridge… and many of the 24 suicides that took place…

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