Archive for the ‘Portrait’ Category

TURNS

TURNS is a portrait of master woodturner Steven Kennard • Directed by Ben Proudfoot.

Conrad And The Steamplant

Conrad Milster, Pratt Institute’s chief engineer, has worked in the Brooklyn power plant nearly his entire adult life. Starting as a mechanic in 1958, he later became one of only four chief engineers in the plant’s 127-year history, taking over the official duties in 1965. He’s been there ever since.

For the last six decades, Milster (now 79 years old) has lovingly maintained the nineteenth century steam engines that provide heat and hot water to Pratt’s campus. “We have our hands full,” says Milster. “If the plant stops in the winter, Pratt stops.”

Filmed by Dustin Cohen, Autumn Eakin & Christine Ng • Edited by Saela Davis.

The Reinvention of Normal

“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.

Directed & produced by Liam Saint-Pierre • Original Artwork & animation: Dominic Wilcox.

AKA JIMMY C

A short visual documentary focusing on the creative process & technique of iconic artist Jimmy C.

Directed by: e&e • Director of Photography: Edmund Curtis.

Bettine Le Beau: A Lucky Girl

Based on an interview with holocaust survivor Bettine Le Beau.

Commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Memory Makers Project.

Collaboration with collage artist Martin O’Neill.

A Little Film About… Thomas Burden

Thomas Burden is an Illustrator and designer from Chichester. Often inspired by the objects and possessions that surround him, he has a penchant for referencing anything from alpine souvenirs and indigenous art, to all the toys he was never allowed as a child…

You can view Thomas Burden’s 3D illustration portfolio here:

handsomefrank.com/illustrators/thomas-burden

Bruce by Jason Stanfield

Bruce Riley is a hardworking Chicago artist who’s redefining the meaning of the word “painting” – which even that is somewhat misleading. They’re more like psychedelic chemical reactions inside a microscope as seen through a telescope. He calls it flow.

Directed by Jason Stanfield • Co-directed by Jordan Olshansky • Shot by Keith Wilson.

The Colour of Fun: Jon Burgerman

Credited by many as the leading figure in ‘doodle’ art culture, Jon Burgerman is a British artist currently residing in Williamsburg, New York. Often using art as a positive cause to reflect and change our perception of the world, Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for creating has led to a whole host of collaborations, exhibitions and publications, as well as various animations and even a pop-art band.

Desillusion Magazine spent an afternoon in Brooklyn with one of the most unique and exciting artists working today.

The Magic Moment

The amazing paper engineer Peter Dahmen from Dortmund, Germany creates magical moving three-dimensional objects from only paper. He has turned his passion for paper engineering and pop-up cards into a full time career.

Directed, filmed & edited by Christopher Helkey.

Naruko Kokeshi Doll by Yasuo Okazaki

The origin of the Kokeshi doll is a mystery. It has been said that the Kokeshi doll started in the Tohoku district in the late Edo or early Meiji period, but there are various opinions about the birthplace. The wood crafters of the mountainside villages made it as a toy for children, and the dolls have unique designs and features rooted in each region.

The Naruko style of Kokeshi developed at Naruko hot springs. One of the unique characteristics of these Kokeshi is that their heads squeak when turned. They have kind faces and flared shoulders and skirts. The stripes at the top and bottom of the body are painted on the lathe, and the body is often painted with a chrysanthemum motif. The bangs are painted like the dolls sent as gifts from the Imperial Palace. Naruko Kokeshi wear a red headdress.

Yasuo Okazaki was born in 1954. After graduating from high school, he studied under his father and began creating Kokeshi with the guidance of his father’s senior pupil.

Produced by Te to Te to Te.

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