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TBT March 16, 2017

Hello! I know it’s supposed to be Throwback Thursday, but I prefer Thoughtful Thursday, and Francisco playing guitar in the early morning is just the thing to start or end one’s day. Enjoy!

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SNL, ATCQ, Redux November 13, 2016

Hello! With the US election so close behind us, it was only natural that Saturday’s Saturday Night Live show dealt with the election’s outcome in various ways. The program also featured the musical guest A Tribe Called Quest. The band performed with a tribute to late Tribe member Phife Dawg, who passed away earlier this year. Francisco had already created his own tribute to Phife and ATCQ, which I’m presenting to you again now. Please enjoy!

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Music, From the Skies November 12, 2016

Hello, and how are you today? As the weekend approaches, we have a treat for you – Francisco sharing some guitar music while we also enjoy a glimpse of a foreign city in the skies (a nod to the original Star Trek). If so inspired, make some music of your own!

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Guitar Musings October 30, 2016

Hello, it’s Surprise Sunday! Today’s short film by Francisco is a few minutes of beautiful and stirring guitar playing. Get your favorite beverage, (perhaps even your guitar if you want to play along), and enjoy!

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Insights On the Road September 29, 2016

Hello, it’s Thoughtful Thursday! From crowded shelves, to teetering hardcover end tables, to an overloaded Kindle, our books are everywhere. Many are old friends, while some will never be read. Others have given us help and clarity with their carefully chosen words. When these beloved works have offered up their insights to us, do we still need to hold on to the physical objects? In this short film, Francisco delves into this discussion, so please buckle up for the ride and enjoy!

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The Idea of Ideas and of Being September 12, 2016

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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To Make Your Mark August 30, 2016

Happy Media Monday on Tuesday! Today’s film is about art. What would you risk to make the art you want to create? Being ridiculed instead of recognized? Wondering if anyone will ever see in your art what you see in it, rather than enjoying the fruits of your labor while you are still alive? Shot on a blustery day in Copley Square, Boston, MA, Francisco tackles the question most artists grapple with in pursuing their passion. Enjoy!

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Losing one Path to Find Another July 12, 2016

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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Everywhere is Sculpture July 6, 2016

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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Minimal Souvenirs is So Much More July 1, 2016

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. MinimalSouvenirs_Cover In the below video, Francisco gives us a sample of six tracks from “Minimal Souvenirs.” Have a great, safe weekend!

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