Category Archives: film

Pablo Delfos Photography

I found out about Pablo Delfos this morning through a great post Jonathan did on ISO50. It’s really inspiring to see a photographer still using film and traditional photo processing. Delfos’ work is all in black and white and has a Surrealist touch to it. You definitely need to check out more of his work.

Pablo Delfos

Via ISO50

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Ganglians + Jamie Harley

I was tapped into the wonderful work from the master found-footage manipulator Jamie Harley late last year with his work with Memoryhouse and recently included a video he made for their new “For the Years” EP. Jamie simply searches for perfect visual counterpoint to the songs he loves. He does this by deconstructing old films and remolding them to harmonize with contemporary indie music.

I really held myself back from including all of his videos in this post. This video for local Sacramento band Ganglians really brings the visual elements up to par with their stellar music. If you haven’t heard of this band I don’t know a better way than this to be introduced with this remarkable video for “Bradley.” The altered minimal color palette produces a cold feel of the film which, in its beautiful imperfection, projects the music and visuals in a harmoniously. Makes you forget that the film and music were originally separate entities. It is absolutely lovely that almost every frame/scene could be a stopped in any moment in time to create a photographic gem. Now let it soak in your vision and dissolve in your memory.

Check out more his work here.

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GTLK

Abstract motion visuals designed by Russian company Andrey Muratov. The music complements the stop motion quiet well and the washed out colors set the appropriate mood for the video.

Via Design Collector.

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Memoryhouse ➡ Caregiver

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I just stumbled on this beautiful video by The Tearist for Memoryhouse‘s “Caregiver” and I was spellbound. The song is hauntingly beautiful and really stabs the soul with a pleasant rush of purity. The video adds another dimension to the music creating something very surreal and mesmerizing. The clips are sampled from scenes of “Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors” by Sergei Paradjanov. Memoryhouse has really become one of my favorites over the last year and I am so anxious to hear their new album set to be released very soon.

Via Memoryhouse.

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The Visual Language of Herbert Matter

For the longest time I have felt torn between photography and graphic design. Over the last year I have really discovered that there were endless ways to blend the two disciplines. I have created photo dominant design compositions, played with type over an image, and even used images to create typography. The knowledge and understanding of design principles have really helped me develop a better eye as a photographer. I have learned to enhance the aesthetics of my compositions just moving my camera and cropping my view of the world in a certain way keeping focus on the balance and contrast of the shapes and objects that I am shooting. Photography in design and advertising is still widely used all over the world and we see it everyday on billboards, magazines, clothing, posters, etc. I know the blend of photography and typography is definitely a technique I am keep under my design arsenal.

When I first came across Herbert Matter I was astonished at the timelessness in his work. Soon after that I found out that he was one of the pioneers of combining photo-montage with typography and that didn’t surprise me at all. I’ve seen his works and his name has been discussed briefly in the graphic design courses I have taken but never did I have a true appreciation for his work until now.

The Visual Language of Herbert Matter is a revealing look at the fascinating life story of the highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer’s designer, Swiss born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

So if you are in San Francisco or live near the city you should definitely make time to go see the first sneak peek of this film 2pm this Sunday August 29th 2010 at Yerba Buena Center. I’ll be there for sure.

Visit the film’s website for more information.

Also, if you are in to it I would recommend reading about and watching the title sequence on Art of the Title.

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Via Grafik ➡ Between

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Simply amazing…

more about “Via Grafik ➡ Between“, posted with vodpod

 

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THX 1138 ➡ Intro V1

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I’m currently reconstructing the title sequence for the George Lucas film THX 1138 using Adobe CS3 Flash. This what I have completed so far and I will most likely be making variations to the background and type textures. To view full screen just click on the Vimeo logo on the video. Let me know what you think…Your comments are much appreciated.

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