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Posted in art, Art + Thoughts, Film by adamkupratis on May 6, 2009

After mentioning Alex Pardee in my last post I decided to check on his blog. He just recently put up a video from io9 featuring behind the scenes intel on his new animated series “Chadam”. I’m wetting my pants right now in excitement.




Posted in Film, Music by adamkupratis on May 3, 2009

The music video for Waves Machines new song, “The Greatest Escape We Ever Made” rediscovers the “joys and agonies of stop motion” as quoted by director Stuart Lanceley. The song made me bounce a bit in my chair while I sipped on vitamin water and recovered from last night.

For this video, I rediscovered the joy and agony of stop-motion animation. It’s the reason I first got into film-making. I created a paper edit first, then shot the band with a Sony Z1 camcorder. I edited this footage together in Final Cut Pro and then exported every frame as a TIFF. These stills were printed and cut out. It was then re-shot with a digital camera before all the stills were brought back into FCP once again. Et Voila! Hope you enjoy it.
If you want to know more about the band, they have a free download and links to myspace, facebook etc. at – Stuart


Posted in Art + Thoughts, Film by adamkupratis on April 30, 2009

Robert Seidel posted his video for Grau on vimeo recently. Its pretty epic and beautiful. I wouldn’t recommend watching this if you were on Salvia.

… _grau is a personal reflection on memories coming up during a car accident, where past events emerge, fuse, erode and finally vanish ethereally … various real sources where distorted, filtered and fitted into a sculptural structure to create not a plain abstract, but a very private snapshot of a whole life within its last seconds … 


Posted in Film, Music by adamkupratis on April 29, 2009

The music video for the band Firekites is awesome. The song Autumn Story has a video co-directored by Lucinda Schreiber and Yanni Kronenberg. The entirely chalk-drawn animation makes you really appreciate a labor of love.


Posted in Art + Thoughts, Film, Photography by adamkupratis on April 27, 2009

I’ve never had a post that needed 3 categories, but Steven Kleins work is legendary. From his Moving Pictures to his Stills everything is an art form and nothing is sacred. I love artists that use millions of different mediums. Steven Klein states that..

Art starts as a means of control but the atoms that compose us can spin in a different direction. When you see Madonna in a series of these images, she is neither a perfected icon nor is she revealed – instead she remains ambiguous. I feel the obsession with celebrities is for the most part based on a tired need to know oneself through the other, and perhaps the concept of knowing oneself is all deluded.

That turned me on. Like Art Boner for real.


I knew Hamlet was more interesting

I knew Hamlet was more interesting


Posted in Film by adamkupratis on April 20, 2009

Michaël Dudok De Wit actually won an Academy award in 2000 for this film Father and Daughter. I recommend watching this. Follow the link to the film. via OkGreat.