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Here’s is the official film festival ballot. You can start voting on Sunday evening.
In Love and Loss
From the Lives Restored series (sorry I can’t get it to embed)
If you have the time on your hands, here’s another excellent feature, though it’s longer than what we’ll do for class and does incorporate some narration. http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/02/25/health/100000001367225/dementia-behind-bars.html
The Making of “Hero”
A used car salesman reflects on a more successful time…
A moment to reflect as the Barclay Arena gets set to cut the ribbon. A short from 2008. RIP to the original Freddy’s. Best Bar in Brooklyn!
Patricia Rey Mallen
Life in a Day by Kevin MacDonald and Ridley Scott.
This is the trailer for Ridley Scott’s online video experiment, in which he asked youtube users around the world to submit videos on their daily life, all shot on July 24, 2010. The result was a 90-minute documentary, edited and corrected from 4,500 hours of raw material submitted from 192 countries. Here are 1 and a half teasing minutes.
Tattoo Artist Butterfly
A woman’s story on how she became a tattoo artist in India
by Smith Journal
Amar (all great achievements require time)
by Pilgrim Films
(It’s over 9 minutes long; I suggest watching the first five)
Meet Amar. He works two jobs to support his family, and he also goes to school. This piece is a simple tick-tock, a day-in-the-life-of. No bells and whistles, no narration; just great sound, shots and sequencing.
“Esquivel” by David Hubert: It is very short piece about shoe-production. But I love how it makes the natural sound of shoe making rhythmic.
Bela: L’Homme Chat (Bela the Cat Man), Julie Strickland
Our previous film festivals have been lacking in cat videos.
Don’t mean to hammer the sports thing too hard, but I thought this was a really well done video. Nice and short too.
Elbert Chu: From a boxer to ballerinas’ handmade custom shoes. $500,000 each year at the New York City Ballet.
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The world population has reached more than 7 billion and it’s expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. LA Times asks how we’ll be able to feed them all.