May 16, 2009

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April 23, 2009

This is a song by Saosin, “You’re Not Alone. Below is the link for the regular version, underneath is the acoustic version, both are absolutely amazing and has inspired a new screenplay I’m writing. The video itself is also inspiring, the use of black and white but with blues used. Both versions leave ridiculous chills on my arms.

This is a short documentary about body image and mannequins with a secondary theme of religion.

friend showed me this video. you have probably already seen it. The person is Susan Boyle, competing on Britain’s Got Talent. She is an absolutely amazing singer, who at first glance you think is just another person trying to get their 15 seconds of fame. Don’t judge a book by its cover… absolutely amazing

Corey L.


March 30, 2009

All this talk about Mumblecore got me thinking about my theme and how these people basically started an entirely new type of film. I thought about how this new wave of film is starting to pick up and how these people are leaving their mark. People like Joe Swanberg, Andrew Bujalski, and Lynn Shelton are making films that are realistic to human nature and it is refreshing to see something a little more intelligent out there. I myself am not a huge fan of it, mostly because of its low budget look and feel, but I am beginning to get used to it because it is closer to what is available for myself to film. It is becoming more and more obvious that this film business isn’t entirely beyond me, that I can actually produce some good shit and get it out there and do something with this craft I’m learning. Leave my mark if you will.

Young American Bodies is definitely something I could easily make (although the writing is a little bit beyond my skill level, for now). Its just crazy to think something so simple could be so big, and it could be that it is just a trend in this seemingly “artsy” time but its nice to see that something like this isn’t totally out of my reach.

Corey L.

Currently writing a short film for Intro to Digital Filmmaking. Should be interesting, kinda one of those “opportunity missed” stories that I love. One of those films that you know what’s going on but the characters don’t and its frustrating and makes you yell at the screen. Hopefully that’s what happens. The basic premise is a girl meets a guy (cliche, but whatever) in a grocery store. Both are card carrying Communist Party members but they don’t know the other is and they are attracted to each other, desperately trying to find something to connect on but they never do. Sucks.

Anyways. So I’ve been looking at some abstract expressionist art, and realizing that its a pretty good example of what I was talking about, although slightly on a different level. To me (and this is just my opinion, feel free to have your own), this is just art for arts sake. To me it just seems like lazy art that a 5 year old could do and someone gave it a name so that it could have more value. Now this may just sound like a rant but its not. I am not learning anything though this art about the artist other than that they are probably a poor artist. Or maybe there is something I can’t see. Maybe it is telling me something about the artist that I just don’t comprehend. It might not be something personal, but maybe their abstract expressionist art is telling me about what they think art is and what art does. But I guess my point would be is that this isn’t what the artist will tell you. A good artist would tell you why its important to them and why they did it, a poor artist would tell you, I don’t know, something not like that. In that case their abstract work just becomes smears of paint on a piece of paper that I could have done.

Here are some pieces of work that I am talking about:

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These were taken from the link above.

Artist in the Art

March 13, 2009

When I was coming up with the idea for this project I started thinking about why artists create their art. I thought about reasons why I create art and what my art is trying to say. I realized that most artists tend to have some metaphorical social meaning behind their art that nobody gets unless they are there telling people what it means. Most artists forget that their “artistic soul” is represented in every piece of art they create. They forget that when they aren’t in the room, most people don’t see that meaning, they see the artist, because your art represents you. When I draw or paint I want people to look at it and learn something about me, not try and think about its significant meaning in society. 

I decided to get a little creative with this film and use irony. Instead of using the voiceover to tell you about my piece and how it represents me, I address every artist and challenge them to stop giving BS explanations about their art and just tell us about them. 

The actual art in my film is just about a time when I made my father coffee one day and on my way to give it to him, I dropped the mug and it shattered in the floor. The mug was his favorite mug.

So here is a link to my website with the film on it. Soon I will also have my “portrait of a space” project on there as well, “MiGraiNe”.

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A Preview of What’s to Come

February 25, 2009

For my third project I am doing a time warp. I am taking the process of leaving a mark from beginning to end. My plan is to start with a blank canvas, aim the camera at it, and create a mural, capturing every second of it from different angles. Below is a video, similar to mine… kind of. it shows the progress of a mural but not as a time warp. The video is of the album and insert art from Linkin Park’s Meteora album. It is an amazing work of art. Its a long video but it is definitely worth watching. The video itself is amazing and something that I one day hope to be able to do. Enjoy

PS- The Watchmen is coming out soon and is going to be the best movie ever made, way better than Slum Dog Millionaire… get some.