Pocket cinema: Processing the Signal – documentary

January 4, 2011

Processing the Signal (1989) is a documentary directed by Marcello Dantas about Video art covering many aspects of the medium: technology, the process, presentation, reception and audience, as well as the narrative aspects.

The film features some of the leading artists of video and media art like Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Kit Fitzgerald, John Sanborn, Paul Garrin, Zbigniew Rybczinski, to name a few.

Bill Viola: The Messenger (c)

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Pocket cinema: The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

December 20, 2010

Let’s plunge a bit into the core of one of the most innovative progressive rock music story – the story of Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Hence, here we have BBC documentary from 1994 titled ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart’, narrated by John Peel, featuring Beefheart himself, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, etc.

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Don Van Vliet/Captain Beefheart, Photo: Anton Corbijn, 1980 (c)

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Pocket cinema: The Genius of Photography documentary series, episodes 4-6

November 27, 2010

This is the second part of Pocket cinema section screening BBC documentary The Genius of Photography… If you’ve missed episodes covering early stages of photography history just click here – Pocket cinema: The Genius of Photography documentary series, episodes 1-3

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Photo above: Liz Shaking Fist at Ray by Richard Billingham (c)
Photo bellow: New Brighton by Martin Parr, Magnum (c)

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Pocket cinema: The Genius of Photography documentary series, episodes 1-3

Raise hands who like BBC documentaries on my blog… Oh, I see many hands, I’m satisfied… Well, I have great news for you! Here is one of the BBC latest documentary series The Genius of Photography.

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Photo above: Bichonnade Leaping by Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Jacques-Henri Lartigue Foundation (c)
Photo bellow: Motion Study by Eadweard Muybridge
Stanford University (c)

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