Hello, it’s Media Monday! The idea of being conceptual – what does it mean? Taking it further – why Conceptualist Films? Francisco gives us the illustrated answer in this colorful short film.
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It’s Media Monday on Tuesday again, and today’s short, powerful film discusses the journey we all must take to find our path in life. Often, it takes us far from what we know and are familiar with – what may be safe, but not true to ourselves. And too often for many people, they are dispossessed of their homes, their countries, for a variety of reasons, and find they have no choice but to seek a new path for themselves. Please enjoy this video, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, Conceptualist Films
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Hello! It’s Wordsmithing Wednesday, and we are working our words around sculpture. It’s everywhere, from parks to college campuses – not something simply to be viewed in a museum, but to be wondered at in most public spaces. Sculpture seems to be getting harder to define as the decades progress, until the question arises – is it possible to sum up modern sculpture? In a film full of incredible examples, Francisco traces three trends showing how (1) massive blocks became seemingly “moving” projections; (2) depth became compressed into flatness; and (3) the creative process and its medium became a singular phenomenon. Deep theory, lots of works, an amazing ride!
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Hello and Happy Friday! I hope you are enjoying the end of the week! I’m very excited to announce the release of Francisco’s fourth album, “Minimal Souvenirs.” This album is a joyful, funky instrumental album full of complex rhythms, where each track has its own sense of time. It’s available here on Amazon, as well as iTunes and various streaming services. In the below video, Francisco gives us a sample of six tracks from “Minimal Souvenirs.” Have a great, safe weekend!
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Hello!It’s Friday again, and while we are no strangers to hearing about (or being around) violence from gangs, there is perhaps one area where a turf war seems incredible, harking back to the good old days of running after an ice cream truck, its familiar call promising to chase away the summer heat with an ice cream treat. But all was most definitely not as it appeared. In this short film, we learn the dangerous truth beneath the mild vanilla exterior of the ice cream truck business. Enjoy!
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Hello! I decided to deem today as Fashion-Forward Friday. They say that in difficult times, fashion is always outrageous. Not surprisingly then, Francisco’s short film looks at new directions transforming the fashion system into a media platform. Enjoy!
It’s Wordsmithing Wednesday, and today we look a artist Eva Hesse. Using industrial materials not common to art in the 1960’s, sculptor Eva Hesse developed a powerful, influential style, attaining widespread fame and dying in the same month of her short, difficult life. Francisco reflects on this extraordinary artist’s life and work. Enjoy.
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Hello, and welcome to a later edition of Media Monday on Tuesday! Not all stories are narratives, and not all narratives are stories (think of dreams, for example). In this engrossing work by Francisco, can you tell which kind it is? Travel down the rabbit hole and offer an interpretation for this rich procession of images. It’s all there.
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Sadly, on March 22, 2016, one of the members, Phife Dawg, passed away from complications of diabetes, aged only 45. This film reflects on both him and on the most unusual band of its time and genre of which he was a part.Comments Off on Of A Tribe Called Quest
Happy Sunday, everyone! The festival is getting into full swing now, and runs through the coming week with well over one hundred films being screened in all genres. Our film, F For Franco, will screen on Wednesday, February 24th. Each day, I will be posting some material to give a sense of the visual journey the viewer will enjoy in watching F For Franco. Here is a short film to get you started:
You can purchase tickets here: http://www.laemmle.com/theaters/4/2016-02-24#get-tickets
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