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August 31 at 10:00am

“When Times Are Tough, MAKE GOOD ART”

“The rules on what is possible and impossible in the arts were made by people who had not tested the bounds of the possible by going beyond them. And you can.”

This is a line from a great commencement speech Neil Gaiman gave at the University Of The Arts. You can read the whole beautiful thing here:

http://www.uarts.edu/neil-gaiman-keynote-address-2012

Or watch it here:


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August 28 at 10:30am

From Last Week’s Tragic Artist

If you watched “RYAN” last week on this blog, you know of which I speak. If you haven’t start there and then come back.

This short was conceived and animated by Ryan Larkin.

Walking by Ryan Larkin, National Film Board of Canada


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August 24 at 10:30am

This Short Captures So Many Things I Love

RYAN is a perfect balance of form with content.  It is an expressionistic documentary, an animated essay film.  It respects life and our struggles. It is about the creative process and inspiration.  It is not to be missed.  It won an Oscar in 2004.

 

Ryan by Chris Landreth, National Film Board of Canada


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August 18 at 11:11am

Wander The World We Can Never Have

Rubix by Chris Kelly from Dezeen on Vimeo.


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August 17 at 8:17am

Sometime I Just Don’t Want To See Humans

The internet has given us an abundance of great nature shorts.  And it is fantastic.  Sometimes I need my beauty and transcendence delivered devoid of human life.  Here the bugs and snails traverse the green in splendor.

Life on Moss from Boris Godfroid on Vimeo.


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August 10 at 8:20pm

Goodnight, World


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August 10 at 9:42am

When You Find That Thing That Feels Like It Is Yours

I loved rock and roll from a young age.  It was one of those things that helped me recognize that I differed from my contemporaries.  If memory serves correctly it was the same day that The Peanuts movie “You Are A Good Man Charlie Brown” and “Woodstock: The Movie” came out.  Although the former was more age appropriate, I saw the latter and managed to stay up just until Hendrix started playing.  ”Kung Fu Fighting” was the number one cafeteria junior high juke box smash when Springsteen’s “Born To Run” captured me away.  I had cycled out all my classic rock for new wave by senior year in high school, but had yet to truly lock onto something until in college.  It was another party in the kitchen when X’s “Johnny Hit And Run Pauline” punched out of the radio and blew my mind.  I found much to love sonically over the next 5 years or so, but I probably saw X more than any band.  Just seeing/hearing them here brings back that rush I felt back then, the one that clarified “yes, finally, there was a music made for me”.  Know what I mean?


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