Let there be represented the summit of a rugged mountain with valleys surrounding its base, and on its sides let the surface of the soil be seen to slide, together with the small roots of the bushes, denuding great portions of the surrounding rocks … and let the mountains as they are laid bare reveal the deep fissures made in them by ancient earthquakes … And into the depth of some valley may have fallen the fragments of a mountain, forming a shore to the swollen waters of its river, which, having already burst its banks, will rush on in monstrous waves; and the greatest will strike upon and destroy the walls of the cities and farmhouses in the valley. (more…)
Andrew Wyeth’s favorite model, Helga Testorf, was a national sensation when the secret paintings of her were revealed… now she tells her side of the story.
Directed by Bo Bartlett and Jesse Brass
Edited by Jesse Brass
Cinematography by Jesse Brass, Bo Bartlett and Tim Brass
Produced by Betsy Eby and Jesse Brass
Featuring Hilary Mccarthy as Helga
Grateful for my Vimeo community.
Victualling of the Ship
Launching of the Ship
The Arrival on Mars
In the Fairy City
Timlin’s calligraphic text, seen on the Table of Contents above, delighted his publishers so much that the book was printed without typesetting. Only 2,000 copies of the book were printed.
Forecast magazine cover by Frank R. Paul, ink on paper.
Pulitzer-prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges, discusses modern day consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a culture dominated by pervasive illusion.
“American Psychosis” is this week’s Staff Pick Premiere. Read more about it here: http://j.mp/2JUF2zh
For more information:
Help Us Make More Films!!
Donate to American Canary:
This is my attempt to envision what could screen graphics look like for the new movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune”, if this would happen.
I have created seven scenes which themes are bond together and all the visuals are merging together into one story, smoothly transitioning one into another: unveiling the planet, discovering its dangers and nature, showcasing its location in the universe, establishing connection with your friendly forces, setting a tone for it, and then completing your mission.
Because computers are forbidden in the world of Dune, I’ve approached this project from the perspective of creating something more of a screen title nature, rather than traditional diegetic UI. White appearance helps to eliminate the holographic look, and overall aesthetics of this piece is close to e-ink technology, to emphasize the literary foundation of the product. (more…)
Blooms are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture. The bloom’s animation effect is achieved by progressive rotations of the golden ratio, phi (ϕ), the same ratio that nature employs to generate the spiral patterns we see in pinecones and sunflowers. The rotational speed and strobe rate of the bloom are synchronized so that one flash occurs every time the bloom turns 137.5º (the angular version of phi).* Each bloom’s particular form and behavior is determined by a unique parametric seed I call a phi-nome (/fī nōm/). -John Edmark (more…)
Explore the cosmos through the lens of the Hubble Telescope. Journey to the Orion Nebula and experience the birth, life, and death of a star.
Made in collaboration with National Sawdust
World Premiere SXSW, Cannes NEXT, AFI Fest, Hot Docs