Archives For Film & Cinema

As Arcade Fire’s Reflector Tour comes to a close at the end of August in Montreal lets take a moment to remember just how good they have been in concert.  This is probably everyone’s favorite version of Ready to Start (that you can not purchase) and could be just one of those songs that defines what rock should always strive to be

A lesson on how to make a live video if there ever was one, the video was released on August 20, 2010, directed by Charlie Lightening and filmed at the band’s July 7, 2010 concert at the Hackney Empire in London.








Arcade Fire Ready To Start

Gabriele Rothemann: Bird Cages 2009

video with sound, 6 min (looped)


Can an untrained person paint a Vermeer?

This is a wonderful and quirky film about a very smart inventor with a truly unique Johannes Vermeer obsession. Maybe one of the best documentaries concerning art and optics (and especially the way the lens and eventually photography has completely changed painting and drawing forever). David Hockney is consulted in this film because of his brilliant book Secret Knowledge which explores how optics changed painting forever (and thus dispelling most of the mythical “great painters” in art history).




Film Review: Tim’s Vermeer

Jim Campbell is a master at taking a moving image and making it a 3-Dimensional Sculpture…He relies on the power of the human mind to detect and recognize movement. He can take a string of lights and make magic with them. His work is really wonderful but you need to see the video to get it…

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Jim Campbell: Exploded View

Adam Magyar is a brilliant Hungarian photographer who spends his days thinking about visualizing time. He has designed his own scanning cameras as well as working with different ways to capture time and motion with high speed video. He is the Muybridge of our time.

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Detail #323 ( 1 minute 55 seconds )

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Installation view:

Very interesting talk on his work via

Nice article on him here:



The Photographic Works of Adam Magyar