Influencers is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.
Is there really such a thing as the mad genius? Can creativity be both a blessing and a curse?
At seven years old, Nick van Bloss started shaking his head, grinding his teeth and making wild whooping noises. Nick had Tourette's syndrome. No medical intervention helped him. But one creative activity stopped it all...
The moment Nick placed his hands on the piano keys his symptoms vanished. By the age of 20, he was an award winning international pianist. He felt sure that his illness had made him the success he was.
But there is a catch. The brain state necessary for his creative genius can also be dangerously close to a mental chaos. Nick's personal journey reveals the world how creativity, society and art are connected.
Most good, human loving people will be surprised to know that they own stuff that was produced by slaves. Consumers and businesses can unite to fix this problem.
A short animated film about the Belgian political structure.
The text was written by Marcel Sel, a Belgian writer, author of Walen Buiten, a best-seller on the «Belgian Crisis». The music was specifically composed by Laurent Aglat for the film, and Emma Dornan's beautiful voice gave the commentary its magical tone
Passion combines with creativity in this documentary that features a selection of AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO) from the Pacific NorthWest. A small documentary that is definately worth a look because their are some stunning creations to be seen!
A highly inspirational film directed by Denis van Waerebeke for the « Bon appétit » exhibition, aimed mainly at the kids aged 9 to 14.
A movie about Facebook. Made this after reading about facebook everyday in the news. A lot of what was said seemed like it would make more sense if explained in a little movie... so that's that.
This four part series, presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon, explores how drawing has shaped our lives. Join him to discover the history of drawing and its relevance to the modern world. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the first episode of the series, so you have to make do with the second one.
Takeshi Murata has been influenced by a history of visual music, animation, and abstraction in film, as well as by a long tradition of reworking this history and recycling its cinematic forms. Yet it takes an artist like him to revisit these traditions through digital tools and at the same time to explore a dystopia of the digital age. Murata’s visions are a nightmare of viral editing in which all material becomes an endless liquefied abstraction of information, seemingly floating in and out of barely recognizable figurations. In fact, no image or figure is ever sustained. Every image is pixilated to its essence of endless morphology, driven by currents of psychic state of minds.
MANGA MAD gives insight into contemporary Japanese culture through the iconography of its biggest pop culture and explains why comics are not just for children, as depicted by the compulsive consumer obsessiveness of the otaku adult manga and anime scene. The tradition of graphic narrative is traced in Japanese art history through to the post WW2 boom of comics. There is extensive coverage of cyber-sex, 'electronics town', Akihabara. The virtual reality, manga-anime-mecca, for otaku, and most popular tourist attraction in Japan. In addition, Comiket Market, the biggest comic and cosplay event in the world is featured with an interview with its founder, Mr Yonezawa, who recently passed away. Candid interviews with artists, animators, publishers, historians, retailers and otaku fans punctuate vivid fantasy graphics and cartoon-clad, bustling, metropolis vistas, segued with an exotic, electro sound track. MANGA MAD opens the window behind the Japanese mask, to reveal what's really going on in the collective imagination, and explains why manga is so ubiquitous, mesmerising, virtually uncensored, and is now contagiously popular world wide.