Suzanne Marta is the Web Content Editor/Producer for KERA’s Economy Project and has been listening to Pink Martini since 1997. Pink Martini — the quirky little band/orchestra from my hometown of Portland, Ore. — released “Splendor In The Grass,” its fourth CD this week. Songs from previous releases — especially “Hang On Little Tomato” –make frequent appearances [...]
Archive for October, 2009
– it’s now online as one of Gary Cogill’s WFAA videos, all 20 breathless minutes of it (” “magnificent!” is pretty much how the prose starts). Mighty cool visuals, though. A first look at that rooftop logo, for instance, with a big aerial reverse zoom that makes Cogill look like a tiny bridegroom figure topping [...]
Guest blogger Bart Weiss is director of the Video Association of Dallas and VideoFest, which runs Nov. 5-8. He sends this post along about the process of creating the intro that runs before each program: Like designing a poster (which I wrote about here), the video intro for the festival has always been important to [...]
From the Chronicle of Higher Ed: A compromise spending bill approved by Congressional negotiators on Tuesday sets the 2010 fiscal-year budgets for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts at $167.5-million each, a $25-million total increase over the appropriations for the two endowments in 2009. The National Endowment for [...]
Commerce-based artist David Zvanut talks about technology’s role in producing Music on Parade, his winning entry in the 4th Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition, as part of this week’s Art&Seek Q&A:
TO HOLLYWOOD AND BACK AGAIN: Fort Worth filmmaker Tom Huckabee’s life story sounds like a movie itself. He got interested in making movies as a kid by playing around with cameras with his good buddy Bill Paxton. He moved out West to chase the Hollywood dream. Then tragedy struck his personal life, and it was [...]
I’ve already seen all the images of the Winspear Opera House that have appeared over the past three weeks — and I’ve seen ‘em a half-dozen times in several different formats. I’ve been to the ‘attic’ (the lighting grid), I’ve been backstage, under the stage, in the offices. You think you’re tired of the bloody [...]
Did you attend the live performance of Philip Glass’ Dracula score on Saturday at the Winspear Opera House? KERA’s (and soon to be KXT’s) Paul Slavens did, and he sends along this review.
Dallas International Film Festival Senior Programmer Sarah Harris sends along a reminder today that the earliest deadline (and cheapest option for filmmakers) to submit films to the 2010 festival is this Friday. You can click here for more details on how to submit or take a look at this flyer:
Nick Prueher talks to Krys Boyd about the truly funny-awful tapes of the Found Footage Festival: training films, dating videos and, of course, the guy-dropping-his-pants furniture ad. Through such tapes, you, too, can learn to defend yourself against some really vicious short ribs.