Memos from June 2010


Ichi

Fan of for­eign films? How about action, for­eign films? How about of samu­rais? Well, if you’re fami­lar with Zato­ichi et al. then you might like “Ichi” which is based from that genre if we may call it that as there has been tons of movies based on the blind swords­man.

I was sur­prised to find it being streamed for free on Hulu. So here it is, Ichi.

Ichi — a beau­ti­ful, blind samu­rai — wan­ders in search of the sight­less swords­man who long ago taught her to kill. Many along her soli­tary path are touched — some by the sound of her del­i­cate music, oth­ers by the edge of her lethal blade.

THE PARADE WILL BE AT LA (TPWB@LA)

Since every­one got cre­ative with their own Lak­ers tee (Freshjive, Undefeated, etc.)… I fig­ure might as well con­tribute to the fan­dom. Mind you, this came about at 4pm Pacif­ic; 2-hours before tip-off of Game 6 at Sta­ples Cen­ter (were the Lak­ers faced an elim­i­na­tion of being down, 2 to the Celtics’ 3). Any­ways, the dome want­ed to con­tribute with the ral­ly and show some sup­port. So here it is…

TPWB@LA


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How You Like Me Now?

Always dug that KIA 2011 Soren­to com­mer­cial; backed by the music “How You Like Me Now?” of The Heavy. I guess “the like” is com­ing from a well-picked audio piece that accen­tu­ates the char­ac­ter of not only the com­mer­cial, but the KIA Sorento’s playful/active and fam­i­ly-ori­ent­ed lifestyle.

Any­ways, enough read­ing and more watching/hearing, here’s the minute spot.
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Pillows

Chris Crutch­field doc­u­ment­ed DTLA’s event dur­ing Inter­na­tion­al Pil­low Fight Day this past April 3, 2010. Here’s his video, Pil­lows (Good Feel­ing).

Awe­some, dig­ging it. Espe­cial­ly the use of AE, the crisp­ness, and sound­track.

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The Sandpit

In the spir­it of my Small Worlds post, here’s a short by Sam O’Hare enti­tled, The Sand­pit.

A day in the life of New York City, in minia­ture. ”

Do note that for the best effect, you should see this piece in HD and full screen.

PS. If you are inter­est­ed for a descrip­tion of the shoot, cam­era, lens­es and work­flow, go here.