What makes Jogo Bonito different from other documentaries about capoeira? The film’s strength lies in its exploration of the martial art through the experiences of those who practice it- from the beginning student to the Mestre. Our players provide an important foundation for the film- without…
An end to an era… Martin Scorsese, the champion of film preservation has decided to shoot his next film digitally. Although previously filming Hugo digitally because it made sense to do so since the movie was 3D, he’s decided to leave the world he’s been trying to preserve behind, and move to the future.
For the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, SPIN magazine has put together a tribute of covers by a gallery of artists. This tribute, available for free download via SPIN’s facebook page til July 25th then available on SPIN’s website, is a fantastic tribute to a band that, in my opinion, changed the face of rock music. With a variety of great artists, the album is a great reminder of what an amazing album Nevermind is, and additionally how with this album and Nirvana cemented themselves into rock history. The album consists of some straight up covers emulating Nirvana and a handful of reinterpretations. The emulations are good, but with modern bands trying to imitate Nirvana something falls a little short, I felt nostalgic in hearing them, but at times wished I was listening to Nevermind. The handful of reinterpretations are stunning, crafted by artists who are channeling and redirecting the emotion of the songs into a new style, showing that not only are these songs timeless classics, but also what an great songwriter Cobain was, by the ability of these songs to be reinterpreted and still have the feeling of the originals. Some standouts include, Butch Walker & the Black Widows cover of “In Bloom”, “Lithium” by The Vaselines, Amanda Palmer’s haunting rendition of “Polly”, and my favorite hands down is Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band’s soul chilling version of “Stay Away”. Being that I grew up during the era of Nirvana, the tribute took me back to my angst ridden youth of torn jeans, flannel shirts and heavy work boots. Thus, success. Great job SPIN, thanks for the walk down memory lane.
The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Pretty amazing, show some old footage from Batman Begins, and some new footage too, looks like it’s going to be a great conclusion to the Nolan trilogy.
With a not so great release of Apple’s FCP X, Adobe chooses to capitalize on disgruntled professional editors. Might be worth a look, considering many people feel apple is leaving their professional user base behind and catering towards consumers. This attached article talks about adobe dropping their price for switchers by 50%. thats a great price point for any pro, half off the entire production premium package of CS 5.5. I’ve got to give it to Adobe for reaching out and making a grab for unhappy editors. I know I might try out premiere pro and see what the buzz is about, I’ve heard great things about the last few versions. Click the title to read the article from 9to5 mac.