15.04.14 by Jeff

Same But Different “Theo’s Story”

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I don’t know if I’m just extra emotional tonight or what, but I cried two times watching this video by director David Barnes. This kid’s honesty and the beautiful filming and editing, ahh it’s too much for me right now. A+

Theo is 10 years old, and almost blind. In this video he explains “what it’s like to be me” as part of an Emmy Award winning collection of short documentary portraits, featuring kids with a variety of medical conditions.

Watch “Theo’s Story” below!

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27.03.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Audrey Louise Reynolds

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Audrey Louise Reynolds studied painting, photography, and film, while working as a cook, and her interests in all those areas sort of meshed together as she started to hand dye fabrics. New York Times called her “the fashion world’s artisanal fabric dyer” and The Selby recently followed her around as she created some of her work. Watch the video below.

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20.03.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Shigeto

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Enjoyed this profile by the folks at VSCO, featuring Detroit-based musician Zachary Shigeto Saginaw, aka Shigeto. Watch the artist profile below!

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11.03.14 by Jeff

“The Puppetman” by Ema Ryan Yamazaki

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This little profile on “The Puppetman” of New York City is begging to be turned into a feature length documentary. Can someone please make it happen? I want to know everything there is to know about this guy! Watch the video below!

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13.01.14 by Jeff

Video Feature: Interview with Artist Erosie

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Artist Jeroen (Erosie) discusses his unconventional style and how it relates to drawing a perfect circle. Watch the video interview below.

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07.01.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Illustrator Victo Ngai

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The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. I’ve followed her work for awhile so it was great to hear her talk about her work (and sing some Backstreet Boys). If you missed it, I previously posted Victo’s work here and here.

Watch the video profile below!

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06.01.14 by Jeff

Video Interview With Artist Andrea Wan On Her First Solo Show in Denmark

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Here’s a lovely interview with my friend, Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based, artist Andrea Wan as she prepares for her first solo show, in Denmark. Vancouver really misses you Andrea, me especially.

I love the part where she talks about the improvised stories she used to tell into a tape recorder when she was younger. Things like that can unlock ideas that are buried deep in your subconscious.

My mom kept an old journal of mine from grade 3, and when I found it a few years ago, it was hilarious to see how many of the stories were about someone getting lost. It didn’t matter if it was a boy, a snail, a knight. No matter what happened in the beginning and middle of my stories, somewhere near the end, whoever it was, they got lost. I guess it was my biggest fear at the time.

 

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Andrea Wan’s Website

via: I DO ART

16.12.13 by Jeff

Spike Jonze Interview

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Photo by Lance Acord

Interview Magazine just posted up a terrific exchange between Spike Jonze and Nicole Holofcener. Holofcener is a writer and director, and Jonze’s latest film “Her” is his first effort as a writer and director.

It makes such a difference when the interviewer is actually knowledgeable and doesn’t ask the same boring questions. Great interview.

Read it here.