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Looking Glass – A Hypnotic Study of the Human Eye

Check out this hypnotic film by Benjamin Lebeau: a study of a couple hundred people’s eyes at UCLA. WARNING: Do not watch this video if you’re sensitive to rapid imagery. Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with an SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 lens. Graded, stabilized, and edited with a roundtrip workflow between Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Read MoreRead More

Watch The Idea, the First Animated Film to Deal with Big, Philosophical Ideas (1932)

Check out this animated short – The Idea from 1932 by Berthold Bartosch. The Idea first emerged as a wordless novel in 1920, drawn by Frans Masereel. Masereel, a close friend of Dadaist and New Objectivist artist George Grosz, had created a stark, black-and-white story about the indomitable nature of ideas. Employing thick, aggressive lines obtained through woodcut printing, Masereel Read MoreRead More

Why We Create Music

“Why We Create Music” tells the story of the absolute importance of music with the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, sit down with the director, Michael Marantz, to discuss their labor of love, songwriting and composing. Each featured artist was asked to contribute a Read MoreRead More

Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired. Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art..Read More

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