Around 1970’s in Moscow, Andrei Tarkovsky was asked the question about an interest in creating abstract films. His response was there can be no such thing. Cinema’s most intrinsic function is to operate a camera that opens a shutter, begins rolling film, and recording the action set in front of the lens. Nothing more. Tarkovsky settled for this notion, nothing more. Well Tarkovsky, the 21st … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)
I’m currently reading a book, a valuable source, about the Post-Cinema theory. The name is Post Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film by Shane Denson and Julia Leyda. I’m reading the Introduction section. I will get to Chapter 1 later weekend. From what I have read, the authors Shane and Julia give contrasting personal recollections from their childhood about cinema’s impact on their lives. It’s good to … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………
I was pondering a term to explicate the style of the existing cinema culture. Hence, whenever the term ‘Post-‘ is applied in art, music and film it usually refers to ‘after‘ or ‘in between periods.’ I am certain theorists – in this paradigm – are churning the preverbial engine to get their scholarly journals, books, and symposium in circulation to render a clear definition of … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema, a Movement, Genre or Neo-Paradigm?
H.A.K.M. the song is a drone piece developed during my nomadic state of creativity and construction of H.A.K.M. project. We have two short films from La Blogotheque with 9 year span circumventing the late 2000’s- late 2010’s. First Miho Hatori in 2009 (right before the beginning of the 2010’s) and Sudan Archives in 2018 (close to the end of the 2010’s). Both filmmakers techniques are … Continue reading Miho Hatori & Sudan Archives: La Blogotheque with a twist of feminine wilds in diversity.
Petites Planetes is showing a live film event online March 7th. The film is title, “When We Are Born.” It features the work of Vincent Moon and Olafur Arnalds. It’s a 23-minute long film done in one shot. This is Vincent Moon style cinematography that he has crafted for over 15 years. I know his style very well for I have viewed only a hand … Continue reading Petites Planetes: When We Are Born
She is so soft, so tender and so vibrant I was surprised to see Vincent Moon back in action so soon. I guess he has a message for COVID-19: va te faire foutre!! This film is the best artist tonic to relax our COVID-19 blues. These two clips are based on Indonesian musicians. What better place to film one these musicians than from the majestic … Continue reading Camera, Sound & Travel: Indonesia Is Calling!
I ask myself: are we seeking peace or are we seeking comfort in the idea? Procrasnation rears an ugly taste to the sense of eludication. Continue reading Camera, Sound, And Travel….Femi Kuti rocking a rooftop in Paris with screams for amity!
La Blogotheque has created a Take Away Shows episode with the American Modern Opera Company.; an excerpt from something called “With Care.” A sort of live experimental dance and experimental music short operatic theme performance. The scene in the video is a woman performing an dance while a guy plays violin in the background on some theater stage in NYC. It was produced by a … Continue reading Camera, Sound, and Travel: American Modern Opera Company excerpt from “With Care.”
Vincent Moon is the videographer maverick who, I believe, has revolutionized film, music and art into a platform to be unscathed by the corporate machine. His videos are like visions. His technique is like a visionary. His name has become legendary amongst the music world. He is the Bodhi, Buddha of cinematography that some may admire or abhor. I see his style is borrowed from … Continue reading Collection Petities Planetes: That Man holding that camera is Vincent Moon.
I first started watching “Take Away Shows” back in 2011. The first film to catch my eye was by Vincent Moon with his “Fiume Night” series on YouTube or Vimeo. It was the “Jess Chambers and the Firefly Orchestra” video I saw. I remember the beginning with Jess speaking on windy winter night in some city in New Zealand. Her beautiful voice resonating my ears. … Continue reading Camera, Sound and Travel: Take Away Shows presented by La Blogothèque