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Sellebrity: A Fantastic Doc About the Paparazzi

January 24, 2013 by Documentary, Screening Room

$ellebrity is a documentary about paparazzi culture and its origins. The movie was produced and directed Kevin Mazur who is himself a celebrity photographer.

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More Mesmerizing Instagram Work: Instantáneas

This video came to me with the following note:

Hola les dejo este video que hice con imágenes de instagram que viendo el contenido de su página seguro les puede interesar para publicar.

I stuck it into Google Translate but I think there’s probably a better translation out there. If you speak Spanish, please let us know what Lucas Otero said above. He’s produced a fabulous little video made up of photos from Instagram.

Muchos gracias Lucas. Your video earns a coveted seat in the PCN Screening Room.

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F***IN Cruise Ship Tour

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A Great Short: Eric Goes West

January 7, 2013 by Screening Room, Short Film

Ryan Nelson is a designer who works for screenwriter John August. Ryan and his wife Amy produced a short that I just found on the John August blog that, according to August, played at Slamdance last year. It is the epitome of working with you’ve got available to you like a sailboat and a blowup sex doll. Oh, and a Panasonic AF100, a friend who can act well, and a good idea. Directed by Dee Austin Robertson, it’s a fabulous short and well worth nine minutes of your day. Eric Goes West makes it into the PCN Screening Room.

My 2012 End-of-Year List of One

Maybe you, like me, have a tendency to get stressed by all the top-ten lists that emerge at the end of the year. The lists are usually filled with books you must read, dishes you must try, restaurants you must visit, movies you must see. Rather than inciting enthusiasm for the possibility of adventure or entertainment, the lists often impart feelings of regret for all that that you could have experienced, but didn’t. Soon anxiety replaces your sense of loss because somewhere between number seven and three you decided you must pack it all in before the list writer deems you unworthy. If you’ve read all the way to number two you eventually toss the whole thing aside. “Fuck the list.” … Continue Reading

“Crash” My Victim

Local San Francisco heavy metal band, My Victim just released a new music video. The visuals are saturated with dark hues as the subject matter cuts between out-of-focus shots of the band and its story line, which references the title of the song, “Crash.” We are quickly informed as to what kind of crash the song refers to as images of cars and shocked faces permeate the screen. The video’s graphics are edgy, and as such, it should resonate with every heavy metal fan out there. For others, Crash is a powerful song combined with strong imagery that may just have you embracing the heavy metal genre. … Continue Reading

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