June 22, 2013
Two scribbles out of the NFB’s McLaren Workshop IOS app. I am disappointed that it’s so locked into Vimeo, because for some reason iMovie just spins it’s wheels trying to read the film, which shows up as a long black strip of credits, and the films won’t play in Quicktime Player. I would like to extract the 16 or so frames of the black cat and work with them. And I can’t precisely cut them out to even splice them together again.
It’s a great app if you want to learn about Norman McLaren, and work in his style and technique. Lousy if you want to work with your consequent workshop output.
September 14, 2012
Found as posted by Paul Lynch on Google+, a post from a Blogspot blog: http://chanpoetry.blogspot.ca/2012/09/growing-up-and-so-is-love.html
August 16, 2012
And those are indeed, magnificent feet.
Crackle presents the movie, streaming, as an option. You must download Crackle for your iPad, if you watch only this movie.
August 27, 2011
Magician Dan White travels to Nepal to learn some of the magical secrets of the Mysterious East. Beautiful exotic landscapes. Folkloric story elements with people fooling each other over power, mystery, magic and illusion. Completely unbelievable, as the narrator ironically speaks – for he is a professional magician – yet still completely delightful.
Certainly you could watch this only for the flavour of the selected views of easily accessible Bhaktapur, and the romantic colour of the mountains and trails and be still very well entertained. The story elements are extra, and just too much fun. Lamont Cranston would be proud.
Discovery Channel’s “The Supernaturalist” is Super Stupid at The Skeptical Teacher has opinions.
February 26, 2011
I caught this review at New Scientist:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2011/02/how-to-save-the-earth-with-film.html for the film Home. 90 minutes. Free. In the mold of Kooyoniskaatsi. The images are stunning. Here’s the You Tube link:
Please watch it.
Call The Office (York Hotel) as historical centre for London artists.
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August 28, 2010
I’ve tried a couple of streaming video apps on my iPad, and, well, deleted them. Both Movie Vault and Tap TV do a decent job of providing access to some obscure and interesting movies and organizing the videos available for streaming, but both suffer from the consequences of choosing streaming as the delivery method – compression artifacts that make the video basically unwatchable. Tap TV solves this partially by making the view smaller, about 1/4 screen. Movie Vault presents the video full-screen in landscape and screen-width in portrait. Tap TV is ad supported and free, and this creates another problem. The ads move. They are animated and as they refresh they are annoying and distracting.
So, I’ve returned to podcasts, where the video is downloaded to my Mac and synced to the iPad. The difference in image quality is astounding. And if I’m paying for the bandwidth to download anyway, I get the better quality and the chance to stop and start the movie to view at my convenience.
Podcasts I’m following are iMovies and Cult of UHF. iMovies provides some better quality films, and I can pick and choose through Cult of UHF.
Update: Aug 28 11:20 pm
I can’t find the iMovies podcast link on iTunes, though the last posting from them was August 9th. A Search for ‘Public Domain Movies’, though yields a number of podcasts redistributing these films. AMC seems pretty good. Follow the links in ‘Viewers also subscribed to…’ for leads to other podcasts.
AMC is Archive Classic Movies. The website seems abandoned, but the info is still there.