Happy Birthday, Orson Welles! Here, to commemorate his birthday, we offer a brief bit of news regarding Orson’s papers, and remember a few of his obscure but memorable works and appearances, from a recording where Francisco pondered some media history coinciding with Orson’s later life. Happy Saturday!Comments Off on Orson On The Margins
Happy Friday! For some, it’s Good Friday; for others, another day of celebrating Passover. Here, it’s fashion for the 2017-18 Autumn Winter season. Join Francisco in this insightful short film about fashion in the Space Age, and the search for something new. Enjoy!
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!Comments Off on SNL, ATCQ, Redux
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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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 FilmsComments Off on Losing one Path to Find Another
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!Comments Off on Everywhere is Sculpture
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!Comments Off on Ice Cream Wars – Attack of the Cones
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.Comments Off on Eva Hesse – A Long Career, A Short Life