Screening Room: Video Highlights from December
Today we feature our monthly retrospective of stand-out short documentaries, video news reports, time-lapse and drone photography and other work featured in December at our sister publication Motion Arts Pro. The videos here form a tour of the globe: There's a documentary on muxes, Mexico's third gender; a look at a beauty pageant in Kenya for people with albinism; a long and dusty drive from Alice Springs to Adelaide, Australia; and stunning drone's-eye-views of Iceland and Oregon. You'll also meet some interesting characters along the way, including surfers turned farmers, a daredevil who rides inside a globe of death, and diver who flies through the sea like Superman.
See It Now: 2017 Sundance Shorts
While the vast majority of the 72 short films programed to play at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival are world premieres, the fest has been a pioneer by embracing films that have already been available online, notes Short of the Week. The website features a several films audiences will be seeing this year in Park City, Utah. Looking at the selected online work provides an interesting peek into the programer’s thought processes regarding the current state of content, adds SOTW. Among the films spotlighted: director Shola Amoo’s Dear Mr. Shakespeare; animator Drew Christie’s Drawn & Recorded: Smells Like Teen Spirit; and the documentary Project X from directors Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke.
Neither Here Nor There in LIC
Neither Here Nor There, currently on view at RadiatorArts, in Long Island City, presents work by eight artists born in France who have made a home in New York City. Through mixed media, sculpture, photography and painting, the artists of Neither Here Nor There examine a state of being slightly “out of tune” and how their experience may have impacted their work over the years. While there are no drawings per se included, the show expresses an undercurrent of design through drawing, a...
Latin American Ilustracion: Peter Kuper
American illustrator and comics artist Peter Kuper is best known for his autobiographical, political and social observations, all of which were on display in his 2015 book "Ruins," a graphic novel about a married couple living in Mexico. The plot mirrors Kuper's own life - he lived in Oaxaca, Mexico, with his wife and daughter from 2006 to 2008. During that time, Kuper and his daughter observed migrating Monarch butterflies, which proved to be the inspiration for work named a winner of Latin American Ilustracion 5.
Illustrator Profile - Polly Becker: "Put something of yourself into your images"
Polly Becker is a Boston-based illustrator and artist who is known for her smart, elegant, and very imaginative assemblages. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers. In addition to her assemblages, Becker also works in a black and white, pen and ink style, with a strong vintage feel.
A Peek into the Future of Cameras with the Panasonic Lumix G85
What does the future hold for cameras? To see which way the wind blows, our prognosticating photographer Wiggy hits the streets (and the clubs) with the brand new mirrorless Pansonic Lumix G85 and the Lumix G Vario 12-60mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH lens!