Mary Hestand received a Master of Fine Arts in Directing for the Theater from Columbia University in New York. While at Columbia, she started working with the Wooster Group, the experimental theater company whose founding members included Spalding Gray and Willem Dafoe. She performed with the group in Frank Dell's The Temptation of St. Anthonyon tour and at The Performing Garage.
Her first film, the 8mm MAGICAL THINKING, earned a grant award from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her second 8mm film, AUTOMYTHOLOGIES, was shown at the Collective for Living Cinema as part of the New Filmmakers Series. In 1988, Apparatus Productions, a film production company formed by Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon and Barry Ellsworth, produced HE WAS ONCE. HE WAS ONCE was shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the USA Film Festival, on WNET Channel 13 in New York as part of theReel Life Series and won a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival.
After returning to Texas in 1992 to raise her daughters, Mary produced and directed DOG, a short film about peer abuse and teen suicide. Partially funded by the Irving Television Network (ITVN), DOG was shown at the USA Film Festival, on ITVN and on Frame of Mind on KERA Channel 13. Mary was Associate Producer on OF TWO MINDS, produced and directed by Mark Birnbaum, a recruiting film for the physician-scientist training program at the Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School. OF TWO MINDS was a finalist for the Telly Awards, a national competition honoring outstanding non-broadcast video and film production. Mary co-produced I AM SCORPIO with her long time friend and collaborator David Nelson; SCORPIO premiered at the Dallas Video Festival in March of 2000 as part of The Texas Show.
Mary currently collaborates on experimental music and videos with her husband, Alan Tubbs. heir most recent collaboration was in the Texas Show, a juried video compilation seen at the Dallas Video Festival and at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin in 2004. Mary also sings lead vocals and writes songs with Merry and the Mood Swings.
The second film discusses the female nude. Berger asserts that only twenty or thirty old masters depict a woman as herself rather than as a subject of male idealisation or desire.
The book Ways of Seeing was made by Berger and Dibb, along with Sven Blomberg, Chris Fox, andRichard Hollis. The book consists of seven numbered essays: four using words and images; and three essays using only images. The book has contributed to feminist readings of popular culture, through essays that focus particularly on depictions of women in advertisements and oil paintings.Ways of Seeing is considered a seminal text for current studies of visual culture and art history.
The third programme is on the use of oil paint as a means of depicting or reflecting the status of the individuals who commissioned the work of art. In the fourth programme, on publicity and advertising, Berger argues that colour photography has taken over the role of oil paint, though the context is reversed. An idealised potential for the viewer (viaconsumption) is considered a substitution for the actual reality depicted in old master portraits.
"Every parent believes his children are capable of anything, but most of these fantasies are limited topaltrygoals like becoming a doctor or being elected President of the United States. Dreamworks animator Daniel Hashimoto had bigger dreams for his son James: the thrilling life of a 24/7 action movie hero.
Under the YouTube pseudonym 'Action Movie Kid,' Hashimoto transformed James' innocent playtime into adorable (and funny) action sequences. The young boy jack knifes deep into a puddle at the hardware store, uses his state of the art Nerf 'grappling gun,' wrecks a Toys 'R Us with a 'real' lightsaber, and blasts off into space from a fast food playground.
"Upon viewing the lightsaber and Iron Man videos," Hashimoto told us, "My son replied, 'Why if I did that for real-sies, Dad?'" Heart-melting.
These short bursts of movie magic are also typical of creators like Vine artist Zach King, who cuts his Vines together with professional editing software to make the impossible possible (plus, of course, some serious magic skills). Hashimoto uses Adobe AfterEffects for his "new favorite hobby." You can see Hashimoto's public YouTube channel, the one not devoted to making his kid an action star, here.
We'd love to see what would happen if Action Movie Kid ever encountered Bat Dad, the Vine maestro who keeps Gotham safe from his Honda Odyssey. " By Beckett Mufson — Mar 26 2014
Rabbits is a 2002 series of short video films written and directed by David Lynch. It depicts three humanoid rabbits in a room, played by Scott Coffey, Laura Elena Harring and Naomi Watts. Their disjointed conversations are interrupted by a random laugh track. Rabbits is presented with the tagline "In a nameless city deluged by a continuous rain... three rabbits live with a fearful mystery". As with most of David Lynch's films, the score was composed by Angelo Badalamenti.
Rabbits originally consisted of series of eight short episodes shown exclusively on DavidLynch.com, but is no longer available there. It is now available on DVD in the "Lime Green Set" collection of Lynch's films, in a re-edited four-episode version. In addition, the set and some footage of the rabbits are reused in Lynch's Inland Empire.
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