The 2005 Auckland Hip Hop Summit was held 7-8th October at Auckland's Town Hall and Aotea Square. I caught a bit of the grafitti wall being painted on Saturday afternoon, and some of the "Disrupt the Floor" breakdancing heats. The finals and MC gigs were held Saturday night but unfortunately I couldn't attend. Congratulations to the Blackout crew for winning the competition - I heard it was a great battle between Step Kingz and Blackout. Check out some of the videos of the heats via the links below - be warned, some of the files are quite large!
Save the links and open in Real Player (Windows) to stream the videos instead of downloading. I'm trying out different file formats - some are are divX AVI and the others are DivX6. Any comments welcome on which format work best on your system..
2005 The third Weather in My Brain Sound-Visual Art Festival is set for December.The event will include four sections: Weather in My Brain Sound ‚Äì Visual Art Festival Performance Series, Weather in My Brain Music Video Festival, Weather in My Brain International Sound ‚Äì Visual Art Forum, and Weather in My Brain Taiwanese Open Exhibition/Performances. For the long term, it is also planned to establish a Taiwan Sound ‚Äì Visual Artist's Community. Web site to download application form: http://www.weatherinmybrain.org/
Monthly screenings with a simple goal of showing interesting and experimental film and video works in an appropriate setting, comfortable seating - 5.1audio - large scale projection. read more or visit http://obscura.lanfranchis.com for details. Channel101 is a "living, autonomous, untelevised TV network, powered not by promise of reward to the artist, but by the artist's desire to reward the audience." "For the audiences that attend the live screenings, Channel 101 is a chance to sit in the worn-out chair of the fat network exec, drunk on the blood of lowly artists whose right to exist is given in exchange for their ability to nourish. If there are 10 shows in the screening and 7 of them are good, that means 2 good shows aren't coming back and the power of life and death is in your hands. Base your decision on whatever you want. You run the network. You pick the programming. Then come back in a month and see the next episodes of the shows you picked- plus a healthy crop of new pilots. Dump the whole lineup and start fresh, or keep your favorite show running all year. Unlike "real" television, at Channel 101, what you want is what you get more of, and the day you stop wanting something is the day it stops." http://www.channel101.com
tom thumb is a short film (3 minutes) which I created in my spare time during june 2002
at the time, I was experimenting with ways of using my background in computer games and realtime graphics in unusual ways.
as a result, I decided to create a "generative film".
the film is generative in the sense that each time it is rendered by the computer, many of the details are changed. generative work with computers throws up interesting questions about free will, and where the work of the artist ends and the job of randomisation begins.
With the imminent release of their new single "Duck 'n Cover", Australian electronic producers Statler and Waldorf have teamed up with the talented DarcStorm production team to shoot their new clip. Taking place over two days in a private filming session at Brisbane's iconic Moon Bar at the Empire in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, the clip will be filmed in 16mm film format for national distribution and broadcast. Whilst as yet unreleased, early dub plates of "Duck and Cover" released to select DJ's have been generating a hype that's indicative of the momentum Statler & Waldorf have maintained through extensive gigging and festival performances such as Big Day Out and Queensland Music Festival.
Open Source Cinema is a film project dedicated to creating movies in ways inspired by the free software and free culture movements. The goal is for filmmakers to be able to collaboratively create film works, via Internet, using shared footage from a variety of sources. Open Source Cinema also encourages the free sharing of film works through peer to peer networks and other alternatives to mainstream distribution, such as Creative Commons licenses.
Free Cinema is an experiment with two goals: 1) To introduce independent filmmakers to the ideas behind the burgeoning free-culture movement. 2) To see if applying those ideas to feature filmmaking will result in something new and interesting.
Now that digital technology has made the feature film as cheap to produce as a novel (i.e., for nothing), it has become possible for filmmakers to experiment with their own copyrights in ways that were formerly impractical.
NOW! is a unique, international collaborative film project.
The project aims to create a powerful and inspiring snapshot view of the world today, as seen through the eyes of a global network of film-makers: YOU! If you'd like to take part in making cinematic history please read on!
You and NOW!
YOU, the global network of filmmakers, will decide on the content: the footage for NOW! will filmed by you, and sent to the NOW! team for editing...read more about this