Shall we have some late night Liquicity for us after all this NSNV abandonment? YES! Make your pick.
There are so many shows to share and to recommend but I shall start with this one since it’s a fresh one (2014 came super fast). Although I’ve seen only the first episode (as of now there are only two episodes out) it seems very promising!
HBO’s True Detective starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey is a crime drama created by Nic Pizzolatto. Now, on the surface the show definitely made me think of Hannibal with its ‘unordinary’ murders and self-made fish-hooks (or whatever they’re called). But the story definitely manages to pull you in from the first episode. Obviously, a lot of the credit goes to the great acting and a good-sounding story but, as many shows nowadays do, this one also looks great. A definite plus is the beautiful intro, which, by the way, seems to be a growing trend – I like it!
All of you know the joke: “Leave it to the French to invent the sport of running away.”
BUT all jokes aside, there are no words to express how amazing and impressive I find parkour! I won’t even try explaining the awesomeness of being able to control your body completely and develop a sport in the midst of all those urban living spaces. Not to mention how much balls you need to have!
I ended up watching some parkour videos for a uni shoot exercise. And I’m happy I did! Watching these videos motivates me. Not to start parkouring but to actually DO something productive. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
(Had to copy-paste that title because how can anyone remember the spelling of that name!) Never thought I’d blog about a visual effects artist but this guy is impressive! Besides being a filmmaker he has also worked on a lot of big Hollywood films (Sin City, Star Trek, Transformers, Iron Man, Battleship, Cloud Atlas, Pacific Rim, etc.).
But I guess I was mostly impressed by the three short films below. All of them have a somewhat dark subject matter – a doomed future. Maybe that’s why I like them so…
Mr. Anderson is back with another deadpan dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel. My colour senses are being blown away just from watching the trailer!
IMDB: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Set in the rainy Amsterdam, this beautiful short created by Brian de Vore lets us in on the somewhat sad story of love and heartbreak (or should I say friendzoning). However, everything works during these 12 minutes. I want to go back to Amsterdam into that kind of melancholic weather…
For all you artists out there!
I have been a bit too busy with my internship to update the blog regularly enough, my apologies! On the bright side, I’ve learnt a lot of new and useful information about bunch of aspects of filmmaking. Thanks for that (and a shout-out) goes to Raindance! If you’re an independent filmmaker and don’t know what Raindance is, click on that link. During my time here I’ve got to (like I said) learn good skills but also meet so many amazing people who share my passions for filmmaking – I guess I’m building that network or community everybody always talks about!
Just a bit of background. Raindance was founded by Elliot Grove and started off as a Raindance Film Festival in London (which is still going on). But from there they developed into a non-profit organization that provides independent filmmakers with resources like courses in any area of filmmaking, consultation and networking. They are also an international organization that has offices in quite a few places in Europe and North-America. So yeah, if you’re an independent filmmaker in despair (as I guess most of us at some point are), check them out.
That’s my mini-rant about what’s been going on and obviously I won’t leave you just with that because it’s always much more fun to check out a video that either motivates you, makes you think, or teaches you something (or all of those)! So, here’s an amazing short Wonderland that basically consists of interviews with artists who talk about, well, how to balance being an artist and staying true to your vision while trying to work for big companies who are more concerned with profit. And how in the midst of all that, to actually make money from the thing you love most in life – your art. It’s a pretty short and all the artists bring good insights, so check it out below.