Yeah, pretty cool, wasn’t it? :)
Nature features prominently in the works I’ve seen by Olmo. And the kind of feeling of nature I get from his work is usually a sort of peaceful, but overwhelming and a little impersonal feeling.
Here’s an expressionist avant-garde short by Robert Florey. Very well-made.
I will make it a link! :)
I saw this film a few months ago. It’s called Black Biscuit directed by Fabrizio Federico.
It’s being called LSD Cinema.
Here’s a link to Black Biscuit, per your address above.
Thanks I’ve found the poster too.
Wow and so there’s a manifesto/explanation of how experimental filmmakers work and their philosophy, and while my particular work ain’t aimed at making myself or anyone else sick or ready to vomit, I fully support this no holds barred guerilla and passionate approach to making films. It’s on the frontier and there are no rules. I’m down with it.
Class Picture (Guy Lumbera & Timmy Harn, Philippines)
Loved the color scheme in the film, and it had a quiet mystery that drew me in.
The link: Class Picture
Posting here, this is just beautiful thanks for sharing it, Greg!
Glad you like it. I first discovered it here in this article:
Cool, thanks, Greg!
Notebook! Here’s the link.
I’m curious about Raya Martin. Anyone have information/opinions on him?
I found this about him.
Here is his page on Mubi.
You could start a thread on him, he’s got 53 fans on that page and not a single forum discussion seems to be devoted to his movies.
First I wanted to see some of his shorts. I found two on YouTube. Not bad.
Which ones did you watch? Post links here! :)
I watched “Track Projections” which sort of upended low-rez video footage from a moving train and somehow transformed it into an approximation of a film strip:
Then I watched “Ars Colonia” which experimented with watercolor markers applied directly on film footage of the sea. It reminded me of the way Dusan Makavejev played with color drawings directly on film in “Innocence Unprotected”:
Ooo! Thank you, Greg!
Here are the links then, Track Projections
And, I’ll post them here:
And here, yes this one I love because I’m partial to very short films and to painting on them:
Here’s my review of the Alternative Film and Video Festival in Belgrade part II:
Festival Structure and Identity
Had difficulties with this one. This post is an example of where my mind couldn’t stay focused so I kept wrapping in a bunch of other conceits toward a center that I believe I missed. A real “buddy could you gimme an editor”? moment, but I had to get it finished and posted before I left for Japan else it wouldn’t exist at all.
Cool! Thanks for this, DiB!
Excellent article DiB, and it’s even better than the first. You don’t need such harsh editing as you may think! I hope you’ll return as a guest for the 30th anniversary festival at the end of this year. It would also be great if you reviewed the festival and MUBI would publish it.
I’ll do my best but I fully expect that by November of 2012 I will be either really busy or really poor! :)
Here’s an interesting film called “Intermittent Delight” by Akosua Adoma Owusu. She was just awarded a 2012 film/video grant from Creative Capital.
Here it is:
^ Lovely and fun (where those ’60s people dancing in front of a decorated refrigerator? lol).
FYI, the CalArts channel on youtube.
That CalArts channel is dangerous. I saw it existed and could foresee hours of my life just disappearing forever. Luckily, I held myself back from the void.
^ HA! I know someone who went there. He made a film called Scrap Vessel (which I have yet to see). He’s a great guy but he’s far away now working for the U.N. in Africa. With little to no internet connection! We get a postcard from him now and then, depending on what far flung (to us boring people) place he is traveling to. Who knows if he’ll ever move back to the U.S….