Another entertaining instalment of Tony Zhou’s ongoing series, Every Frame a Painting. This time around, Zhou focuses on his hometown of Vancouver, B.C. pointing out the nagging contradiction that, despite being the third biggest film city in North America, Vancouver Never Plays Itself! While detailing just how easy it is to disguise a generic, chameleon-like city like Vancouver as someplace else, Zhou also questions what it means that Vancouver is so often the location of a filmset but never the setting of the movie. Watch below!
Vancouverites, this one is for you. So It Is: Vancouver aspires to be a different kind of coffee table book. For Adam Schelle and Kev Holloway, the photography duo behind the project, this city isn’t perfect. Or, at least, that’s not what they want this particular book to be about.
Springing from a desire to represent the small fraction of people who make Vancouver so amazing, but in a way that isn’t about the flawless beauty Vancouver is known for, everyone featured in the book will be photographed only after being soaked with a watering can filled with water. Learn more about Adam and Kev, and their Kickstarter project below!
I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.
Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!
If you’re gonna be in Vancouver October 16 + 17, I’ve been invited to speak at a two-day festival here called Blend. It sounds like it’s going to be more of a party than a conference, for lovers of animation but also other creative things too (at least I hope so otherwise they’re going to be severely disappointed when they realise I’m not an animator).
Tickets are available at http://blendfest.ca.
On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.
On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).
Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.
With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.
Sign up for the event here.
Tattoos by Vancouver-based artist Shannon Elliott. More images below.