Following up on last year’s video on surviving SXSW, this year’s installment includes Top Chef winner and local restauranteur Paul Qui with recommendations on what to eat in Austin.
Archive for the ‘video’ Category
Colleen Curtis, writing for the White House blog:
First Lady Michelle Obama today welcomed 80 middle and high school students to an interactive workshop with the cast and crew of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, in the State Dining Room. The students, who were from Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA, got to talk with director Benh Zeitlin, actor Dwight Henry and the movie’s 9-year-old star, Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who stars as Hushpuppy.
You can see the entire workshop, moderated by Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, on YouTube.
A thought-provoking bit of science-fiction that probably isn’t too far over the horizon. I like the fact that the film is entertaining, funny, and only eight minutes long. Frankly, it’s a better exploration of the ideas presented than “Minority Report” was.
New from Film Threat: an entertaining series of videos about the film festival process, written and directed by my friends Mark Potts & Don Swaynos. Above: episode 1, in which a filmmaker wraps his shoot and gets a little bit ahead of himself.
Potts’ newest feature Cinema Six will debut in April at the Dallas International Film Festival.
This is admirable filmmaking: a documentary exactly as long as it needs to be, and not a second more. There are filmmakers out there who would try to make a feature-length doc out of this but documentarian Bianca Consunji sums up a man’s life in two exquisite minutes. I don’t know if this was submitted to film festivals but it could play a ton of them.
At some point in the near future I may write up a semi-serious response to this video, but for now – just watch.