In this video by Mitch Moore, Iowa-born pianist Bruce Brubaker performs Philip Glass’s “Metamorphosis 2” and talks about the significance Glass’s work. Having played and studied Glass’s music for over 20 years, Brubaker stresses Glass’s belief that art isn’t the sole property of the person who creates it but is, rather, completed by the people who take it in. See the video below.
JK Keller re-appropriated standard software to distort the audio and visuals of popular television shows. Posted on YouTube with titles like “NEw alGOriTHm USed To RemastEr seInfEld epIsoDeS iN hD” and “STar trEk TO bE RErelEAsed iN VERtIcAL CINeMa ForMat (coMMErciAl),” Keller explores the concept of manipulation, socially as much as technologically.
See some of Keller’s work below, including Realigning My Thoughts on Jasper Johns, his 2011 re-mastering of the entire Simpsons episode “Mom and Pop Art.”
Skillshare has just released this terrific 16-minute tutorial video with celebrated New York-based graphic designer Jon Contino. This is a must-watch for any aspiring illustrators or designers out there. Jon is a great teacher, and here he walks you through creating a graphic for a bandana from start to finish in a single afternoon.
Art and design school’s really have to step up their technical teaching with great content like this available online for free. Watch “Inside The Studio with Jon Contino” below.
This looks really good! “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is set to come out June 12th. The story is about a kid who makes bad parodies of movies and his friendship with a classmate who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Watch the trailer below.
Ray-Ban has just launched a short film series on their Never Hide Films channel, pairing rising directors with musicians. The series begins with this film by UK-based director Danny Sangra, with a score by west coast producer, Terrace Martin (aka the guy who produced Kendrick’s “m.A.A.d city”).
Watch “Saturday Night Cosmic Breakdown” below.