An intense and sometimes disturbing series of encounters between the filmmaker and his mother as they relive the traumatic years of his childhood and adolescence. Following the migration of the family to Australia from Holland in the difficult postwar years they had to grapple with problems of housing, social injustice and adjustment made more difficult by the father’s mental illness. For the filmmaker ‘the sentiment had to be uncompromisingly true’ although he became aware that ‘all film is fiction’. See more
NEW! A discussion between Richard Murphet (Director/Writer) and Leisa Shelton (Director/Performer) about their years of collaboration in directing, during which they have produced 5 new theatre works. The discussion makes a clear distinction between collaboration and group devising, and outlines 4 modes of collaboration that the two artists have undertaken in their working process.
The works produced over a period from the late 90s to 2008 have lent themselves to collaboration because of the focus of their content upon the multiple perspectives of social and personal identity. See more
7 fascinating films from Frank Doorhof, the International Fashion and Glamour Photographer with lots of instructional materials: 1. Light series 2. Inside Look series 3. Live in Boston 4 . Model photography. See more
Frank Doorhof teaches you how to setup light from very simple one light setups to very complicated setups. But also the mix of available light and flash is demonstrated in several exciting location sessions with stunning models. But that’s not all, learn how to work with windmachines, smokemachines, how to coach your models, the importance of makeup and styling and of course how to incorporate this all in your own style. The inside look series is an exciting way to learn, you will love it.
Fashion/glamour Inside Look is the new instructional DVD. A lot of topics ranging from on location work and of course studio work. Also includes a video on: Calibrating the lightmeter and tips and tricks with the large Elinchrom Octa. See more
3 fascinating films from Frank Doorhof, the International Fashion and Glamour Photographer with lots of instructional materials:
1. Light: This part is jammed packed with new instructional material
2. Light II working on location: Natural light is a wonderful lightsource to work with, but if you master and understand the use of flash on location there are almost no limits to the possibilities.
3. Light III Backstage: Concepts Working with groups and movement Working on special locations and themes Backstage on the New Yorkworkshops Instructional videos See more
A road movie about Detroit and the automobile industry, a documentary about making a documentary about a city. Detroit, known as Motor City, once the fourth largest city in the United States, home of the Ford Motor Company, General Motors and other major car manufacturers, is nowadays a city in serious decline, which has lost more than half its population and much of its real estate. Until recently, residents would celebrate’Devil’s Night’ on the eve of Halloween by going out and setting fire to dilapidated buildings. Houses, factories, stores, office blocks, theatres, even the railway station, stand in ruins or have disappeared altogether, leaving vast empty lots that have returned to nature. See more
A Documentary by Michael Chanan
The American Who Electrified Russia explores the relationship between history and family memory through the biography of an individual unrecorded in the history books whose life was nonetheless intertwined with history, but in a paradoxical fashion. Solomon Abramovich Trone (1872‐1969) was my maternal grandmother’s first cousin. A participant in the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, he was also a director at General Electric, first in Russia before the First World War and then after it in America. Behind the scenes, he was a key figure in the electrification of the Soviet Union. See more
Developed by David Pledger, Artistic Director of Australian performance company not yet it’s difficult (NYID), the workshop video takes the viewer through exercises that form the basis of the methodology of body listening.
Joined on the floor with actors, dancers and musicians from NYID and Wuturi, the video is the first recording of a process which has been delivered around the world, including Shanghai, Seoul, Liverpool, Dublin, Melbourne, Chuncheon and Berlin. Body listening is a process which prepares the body to register and process spatial and performative awareness.
Little Opera in words, Lazzi and Music in the style of the Neapolitan Commedia dell’arte. A real deal: an original performance with an internationally acclaimed Italian master, Antonio Fava.
Premiered in Brisbane in 2010, the performance presents authentic Italian Comedia scenerarios, centered around the famous character, Pulcinella. Pulcinella is one of the typical characters of Commedia dell’Arte, one of the over two hundred variations of ‘zanni II’, the ‘foolish servant’. Pulcinella in this sense, is only a name just as ‘Arlecchino’, Franceschina, ‘Truffaldino’, ‘Traccagnino’, ‘Tabacchino’, Zagna, Zezza, and so on are simply other names for ‘zanni II’. See more
This film provides an in depth exploration of the complex and intimate relationship between Actor and Director when working on a play-text. It was shot extensively during 3 months of intensive rehearsal and performance in 2011.
The core of the process presented in the film involves working with physical and (subsequent) emotional intensity in the space, and crucially not imposing any preconceived ideas onto the work. See more