On the last week of January 29th of 2022, I had the pleasure of starting it off fresh. I drove up to San Francisco from the south bay neighborhood of Milpitas. It was a warm sunny afternoon fit for a picturesque California sunset at the beach – a beach about less than 30 minutes from where I live in Milpitas. I left my house around … Continue reading Marshall-Tashi-Aaron trio, Experimental Music gig at the SF Lab in the Mission.
10 years ago, I had to opportunity to capture Kazuki Tomokawa films on Vincent Moon’s website. Kazuki was recorded in three parts. I watch all three. I was amazed at the class, style and technique harnessed by this purist of a filmographer. Too add, there was a story behind Kazuki’s film. It’s an area of Osaka where tourist may not roam around certain hours of … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: 10 years of footage from South America to Japan
I was excited to watch this documentary advertised on Instagram page of nowness. The name of this film is Disciples. With the recent surge in right-wing politics, it was only a matter of time when the term “Skinhead” would make it way on national headlines. I’m a fan of hardcore punk, black metal, experimental metal and grindcore, etc. There exist skinheads in the confines of … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Disciples, a short film about the Malaysian Skinhead culture
Finally, I had time today to experience a taste of the film feature at past Cannes Film Festivals. These shorts and feature films mark the anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. From July 6th until July 17th you have an opportunity to watch some of these films free of charge. They have closed-caption and subtitles available in a English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese, … Continue reading Light, Camera & Sound: My French Film Festival via Cannes
Around 1970’s in Moscow, Andrei Tarkovsky was asked the question about an interest in creating abstract films. His response was there can be no such thing. Cinema’s most intrinsic function is to operate a camera that opens a shutter, begins rolling film, and recording the action set in front of the lens. Nothing more. Tarkovsky settled for this notion, nothing more. Well Tarkovsky, the 21st … Continue reading Lights, Camera & Sound: Post Cinema Discussion II (Digital Cinema)
I’m currently reading a book, a valuable source, about the Post-Cinema theory. The name is Post Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film by Shane Denson and Julia Leyda. I’m reading the Introduction section. I will get to Chapter 1 later weekend. From what I have read, the authors Shane and Julia give contrasting personal recollections from their childhood about cinema’s impact on their lives. It’s good to … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema Discussion Part 1 continues………
I was pondering a term to explicate the style of the existing cinema culture. Hence, whenever the term ‘Post-‘ is applied in art, music and film it usually refers to ‘after‘ or ‘in between periods.’ I am certain theorists – in this paradigm – are churning the preverbial engine to get their scholarly journals, books, and symposium in circulation to render a clear definition of … Continue reading Lights, Camera, & Sound: Post-Cinema, a Movement, Genre or Neo-Paradigm?
H.A.K.M. the song is a drone piece developed during my nomadic state of creativity and construction of H.A.K.M. project. We have two short films from La Blogotheque with 9 year span circumventing the late 2000’s- late 2010’s. First Miho Hatori in 2009 (right before the beginning of the 2010’s) and Sudan Archives in 2018 (close to the end of the 2010’s). Both filmmakers techniques are … Continue reading Miho Hatori & Sudan Archives: La Blogotheque with a twist of feminine wilds in diversity.
Petites Planetes is showing a live film event online March 7th. The film is title, “When We Are Born.” It features the work of Vincent Moon and Olafur Arnalds. It’s a 23-minute long film done in one shot. This is Vincent Moon style cinematography that he has crafted for over 15 years. I know his style very well for I have viewed only a hand … Continue reading Petites Planetes: When We Are Born
She is so soft, so tender and so vibrant I was surprised to see Vincent Moon back in action so soon. I guess he has a message for COVID-19: va te faire foutre!! This film is the best artist tonic to relax our COVID-19 blues. These two clips are based on Indonesian musicians. What better place to film one these musicians than from the majestic … Continue reading Camera, Sound & Travel: Indonesia Is Calling!