Alice Herz-Sommer was 40-years-old when she and her young son were taken to a concentration camp by the Nazis. Now 110, the world’s oldest pianist shares her incredible story and life experiences that define her as a woman of love and compassion.
This clip’s frames have been interpolated to playback at 30 frames per second. The Slow-Motion portion has 4 interpolated frames for each real frame. The original film frame rate was 18fps.
When nice guy Zac finds his deepest fantasies inadvertently appearing on a computer screen in front of a policewoman and his girlfriend, he has little hope of saving face, and even less of saving his relationship.
Want to watch a non-fiction film about photography? Here’s a list of documentaries (and some other stuff) concerning photography that I’ve collected over the years.
- 1948, The Photographer – YouTube
- 1957, Ansel Adams, Photographer – YouTube
- 1972, Going Where I’ve Never Been The Photography of Diane Arbus – YouTube
- 1973, The Decisive Moment – YouTube
- 1984, America and Lewis Hine
- 1986, Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank – YouTube
- 1989, Creativity with Bill Moyers: The Photographer’s Eye – YouTube Clip
- 1989, Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge – YouTube
- 1989, Strand, Under the Dark Cloth – YouTube
- 1989, W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult – YouTube
- 1995, Lee Miller: Through the Mirror
- 1996, Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light – YouTube
- 1998, National Geographic: The Photographers
- 1999, Magnum Photos: The Changing of a Myth – Vimeo
- 2000, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks – Netflix/YouTube
- 2000, Naked States
- 2001, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye – YouTube
- 2001, Henri Cartier-Bresson: L’amour Tout Court (Just Plain Love) – YouTube
- 2001, Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton
- 2001, Near Equal Daido Moriyama – YouTube
- 2001, War Photographer
- 2002, Gursky World – Vimeo
- 2002, The True Meaning of Pictures: Shelby Lee Adams’ Appalachia
- 2003, Ansel Adams, American Experience
- 2003, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
- 2003, Martin Parr – De Magie van het Moment – YouTube
- 2003, Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones – Vimeo
- 2003, Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time – YouTube
- 2003, The Adventure Of Photography – YouTube
- 2003, The Colourful Mr Eggleston – YouTube
- 2003, The World According To Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2004, Arakimentari (Bill Bartlett)
- 2004, Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
- 2004, Thinking XXX
- 2005, Leaving Home, Coming Home A Portrait of Robert Frank
- 2005, What Remains – Sally Mann
- 2005, William Eggleston in the Real World
- 2006, Annie Leibovitz Life Through A Lens
- 2006, Manufactured Landscapes
- 2006, Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project
- 2007, At Close Range With National Geographic
- 2007, Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
- 2007, Eloquent Nude: The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson
- 2007, Helmut by June
- 2007, Michael Kenna’s Hokkaido – Stream
- 2007, Shadow of the House
- 2008, An Unlikely Weapon
- 2008, Blood Trail: Shooting Robert King
- 2008, In Harm’s Way – War Photographers – YouTube
- 2008, Visual Acoustics The Modernism of Julius Schulman
- 2009, Erwin Olaf, on Beauty and Fall – Vimeo
- 2009, Salt
- 2009, Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Bill Cunningham New York
- 2010, Marwencol
- 2010, Moonbug
- 2010, Smash His Camera
- 2010, South Africa in Pictures – Vimeo
- 2010, Teenage Paparazzo
- 2010, The Pirelli Calendar Saga
- 2010, The President’s Photographer – PBS
- 2010, The Weird Adventures of Eadweard Muybridge
- 2010, The Woodmans – Netflix
- 2010, Waste Land
- 2011, America in Pictures- The Story of Life Magazine – Vimeo
- 2011, Bert Stern: Original Madman
- 2011, Last Days of the Arctic
- 2011, Rock ‘N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography of Bob Gruen
- 2011, Sam Abell – The Life of a Photograph – YouTube
- 2011, Shooting the Hollywood Stars – Vimeo
- 2012, Anton Corbijn Inside Out – YouTube
- 2012, Chasing Ice
- 2012, Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters
- 2012, In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter
- 2012, McCullin
- 2012, No Worries – Martin Parr – YouTube
- 2012, The Many Lives of William Klein – YouTube
- 2013, Vivian Maier Who Took Nanny’s Pictures – YouTube
- 2013, Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
- 1983, BBC’s Master Photographers
- 1988, Contacts, Vol. 1 The Great Tradition of Photojournalism
- 1992, Contacts, Vol. 2 The Renewal of Contemporary Photography
- 1997, Decisive Moments – The Photographs That Made History
- 2001, Contacts, Vol. 3 Conceptual Photography
- 2007, Edwardians in Colour: The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
- 2007, The Genius Of Photography
- 2012, Capture with Mark Seliger (RSRV)
- 2012, Picture Perfect (Vice)
- 2012, Witness (HBO)
Films By Photogs
- 1966, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo – Film by William Klein
- 1993, Don Van Vliet: ‘Some Yo-Yo Stuff’ – Vimeo – Documentary by Anton Corbijn
- 1999, Think of England – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 2005, Stranded in Canton – Online – Documentary by William J. Eggleston
- 2007, Control – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, Despair – Online – Film by Alex Prager
- 2010, Restrepo – Documentary by Tim Hetherington
- 2010, The American – Film by Anton Corbijn
- 2010, The Forgotten Space – Documentary by Allan Sekula
- 2011, Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory – YouTube – Documentary by Martin Parr
- 1972, Ways of Seeing (Art Appreciation)
- 1992, Visions of Light – The Art of Cinematography (Cinematography)
- 2000, Killing Us Softly 3 Advertisings Image of Women (Advertising Industry)
- 2001, Stanley Kubrick – A Life In Pictures (Film Industry)
- 2003, Los Angeles Plays Itself (Film Industry)
- 2004, Light Fantastic – YouTube (Light)
- 2009, The September Issue (Fashion Industry)
- 2010, How to Make a Book with Steidl (Photo Books)
- 2011, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (Fashion Industry)
- 2011, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (War Journalism)
- 2011, The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Netflix (Film History)
- 2012, Side by Side (Film Industry)
- Bring Your Own Doc: A conversation with director Jeff Malmberg about Marwencol – YouTube
- Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography 2012 – YouTube
- Henri Cartier-Bresson Interviewed by Charlie Rose – YouTube
- Inside Media: The President’s Photographer – YouTube
- James Nares – STREET – Lecture – Vimeo
- Joel Meyerowitz 1981 Street Photography Program – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Earthlings by Richard Kalvar – YouTube
- Magnum Photos – Personal Best by Elliott Erwitt – YouTube
- Mark Feeney: “Four Photographers on Three Wheels: William Eggleston’s Tricycle and Before” – YouTube
- Peter Fraser 2011 talk on his work and workshop assignment – Vimeo
- Sarah Moon is a Master of Photography (from Contacts) – YouTube
Feel free to suggest any films we’ve left off the list in the comments below.
About the author: Wirjo Hardjono is a photography enthusiast who enjoys finding and watching films about photography. This article originally appeared here.
At this point even the most gullible of filmgoers must realize that nearly every movie has been digitally enhanced in one way or another. Long gone are the days when talented VFX artists were only called on to bring spaceships and dinosaurs to life; these days directors like Baz Luhrmann spend millions on effects to simply help bring even a few lamp posts to life.
The Great Gatsby’s VFX Supervisor Chris Godfrey posted this collection of awesome before and after shots completed by FX shop Animal Logic, showing how Luhrmann used extensive digital techniques to create camera moves and locations that would have otherwise been incredibly challenging and expensive through traditional filmmaking techniques. And even though The Great Gatsby is far from what one would consider a Hollywood blockbuster, the film still contained almost 1,500 digitally manipulated shots. [Gizmodo]
Decades ago, documentary filmmaker Leon Gast attempted to complete a feature about the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” championship bout between boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire.
Sundry complications, though, held up the project until its release in 1996.
It was well worth the delay. From Gast’s perspective of modern history, the six weeks Ali and Foreman were forced to spend waiting in Africa for their fight to take place now looks like an important moment in America’s cultural understanding of African American roots.
In a nutshell, Ali had been stripped of his heavyweight champion title because his opposition to the Vietnam War-era draft had landed him in prison.
Reigning champ Foreman agreed to a Don King-promoted match in Kinshasa, but after all parties got there the fight was put off.
Gast captures the charismatic Ali, in the ensuing days and weeks, going out among the people and getting to know them while the more reclusive Foreman keeps to his own company.
Meanwhile, King brings over black American artists such as James Brown and the Spinners to mix it up with African musicians.
The sense of excitement and connection is thrilling, as is the boxing footage of Foreman and Ali finally taking swings at one another in a titanic duel.
Writers George Plimpton and Norman Mailer, each of whom was covering the fight as journalists, are on hand to recollect the details. Whether you’re a fight fan or not, this is a unique experience and a fascinating insight into America’s sense of identity.
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Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.
This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast’s spoken words, Gary Malkin’s musical compositions and Louie’s cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us.
Continue reading Louie Schwartzberg: Nature, Beauty, Gratitude
Chef John joins us for this edition of Meet & Eat to tell us about himself, his culinary experience, and walks us through a mahi-mahi ceviche. So give yourself a little break, it’s Friday after all, and watch this episode of Meet & Eat with the host and creator of Food Wishes.
When you’re done, head over to Food Wishes and see what else Chef John has been cooking up: http://www.youtube.com/foodwishes
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