"La Mano: The Burning of Engraved Wooden Plates" is a film by Adolpho Avril and Fabian Dores Pais. The film is made from footage of a series of wood engravings that I find deeply intriguing. I love the simplicity and ghostly quality of the characters and figures engraved into the wood. This film, which was an entry into the 2019 Raw Vision short film competition, brings the engravings to life.
A few years ago, Quentin Tarantino announced he was eyeing retirement after his 10th feature film. Tarantino has frequently compared directors to boxers, claiming that both have a finite window of activity where their skills can flourish. However, in Tarantino's estimation, practitioners that find themselves on the wrong side of the window are forced to… READ THE REST
There's a predictable narrative arc associated with celebrity. At first, the celebrity will become the center of attention for either their skills or appearance. After ascending to the upper echelon of public interest, they'll either make a crappy piece of art or a horrible life choice that causes their professional stock to plummet. Once a… READ THE REST
In 1975, Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam, the now-common technology that enables a camera operator to move around while isolating the camera itself from the herky-jerky motion, resulting in a smooth shot. The test footage above is what inspired, and allowed, director John G. Avildsen to shoot the iconic steps scene in Rocky, seen below.… READ THE REST
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