Gary Burden, who was part of the birth of American rock and roll in the 1960’s has passed. The New York Times has a remembrance:
Gary Burden, Designer of Famous Album Covers, Dies at 84
Here’s a fantastic video of Gary Burden being interviewed while driving up Laurel Canyon Boulevard as well as Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.
[via Gary Sharp]
“Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?”
She did this in conjunction with WIRED magazine.
This is brilliant, very well done. I was hoping she’d comment on the William Hurt movie, The Doctor (operating room music, among other things) and the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive where there’s behind the scenes fraud going on to inflate the effects of a drug.
A New View of the Moon from Alex Gorosh on Vimeo.
Alex Gorosh walks around Los Angeles with a Dobsonian telescope and shows folks the moon and they’re blown away. Fantastic.
[via Edward McKeown]
My Flickr contact obtus took this interesting reflection somewhere in Japan with his Ricoh GR. This is a terrific genre and a number of my Flickr contacts are really good at it. Almost looks like a double exposure which the Ricoh GR is capable of in-camera, but it’s a single shot of a window.
My Flickr contact Adam Bliss took this outstanding image of a mountain with the aurora borealis over it outside Lafoten, Norway.
A tree on a lake shore in Sweden looks like a stalk of broccoli. A photographer decides to photograph it over a number of years. It becomes popular on social media. Someone else makes a video about the entire broccoli tree thing. This is that video. Amazing.
A brilliant video on how illuminated manuscripts were and are still made.
An illuminated manuscript is a book written and decorated completely by hand. Illuminated manuscripts were among the most precious objects produced in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, primarily in monasteries and courts. Society’s rulers–emperors, kings, dukes, cardinals, and bishops–commissioned the most splendid manuscripts.
[via The Loop]
Pickin’ & Trimmin’ from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.
I posted this in 2011 on my old site. It’s a great film by Matt Morris about a barbershop in Drexel, North Carolina that hosts bluegrass music jams in the back room.
This video has been making the rounds and I’ve watched it numerous times; it’s brilliant. Director Spike Jonze put together a great music-video ad for Apple’s HomePod (speaker) featuring FKA Twigs (an English music star and dancer).
She’s an excellent dancer with serious modern dance training and the choreography is brilliant. Notice how she moves walls (and other things) the way we pinch, spread our fingers, and swipe to move windows and objects on our hand-held devices (iPhones, iPads, etc. this is an Apple video).
I posted about another fantastic music-video commercial Jonze did for Kenzo World (perfume) in 2016 here.
Here’s that video saving you a click (grin).
Jonze is amazingly good. His movies include Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Her, and many others. When you think about his work, it’s all high quality but definitely outside the box.
My Grandfather’s Memory Book
Sorry, I attempted to embed the video but the NY Times embed code doesn’t seem to get along with WordPress. Follow the link for the video, its worth it.
This is a brilliant remembrance of Colin Levy’s grandfather. More on this story here.