Sunday, February 19, 2006

web promos and how they work

How do you sell your programme/media online to the cut and paste generation? Here, a ditty about my past and links reviving work on web promos e.g. Lennox Lewis and interactive documentaries.
. . .and then click throughs to Lennox Lewis' promos etc. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this

Friday, February 17, 2006

24 Frames Comments

Yannis sent me a couple of photos after I'd invited a couple of photographers to work with our Masters students. Breaking down walls is what you could call it, photojournalists getting the chance to work with screen and print journalists. Afer seeing Yannis photos, I couldn't put them down.
In South Africa circa, 93 I lived in a flat in Yeoville. My landlady if I can use that term was Lindsey who edited a glossy, I think called Living. She would regale me with stories about some of photographers she had commissioned. One of them was Kevin Carter, a member of the Bang Bang Club.
My healthy regard for photographers who tread were angels dare was born. Like Kevin, Yannis pics are hallucinatory, disturbing, mesmerizing, grim, yet gripping. Last week, he picked up first place at the World Press Photo, Contemporary section. It's well deserved. I'm hoping to get him on here for a skype blog. Let me know if you're interested

Friday, February 10, 2006

Rock girl Nancy Ginindza

Nancy Ginindza could have been many things growing up, but carving out a career as a musician lends the title: anomaly.

Eschewing the obvious for a woman of colour, residing in London, via her homestead Swaziland, Nancy scores like a pupil from the music school of Chapman, Morrissette and Skin.

In reality, she's completing her second year degree in Commercial Music at the University of Westminster.

What do you think about her music? Nancy's going to be on a skype blogg after her next gig with a giveaway track. Tell us what you think?

Friday, February 03, 2006

Charlie Kills Hollywood

By 2010 how will the film industry look and function?

Its practices and DNA have resisted outright mutation for more than a hundred years.

Now there are forces of change spurned on by digital practices.

The future is something Hollywood doesn't want to now - a visual free-for-all- in which the non traditional film maker, perhaps you, will be a driving force.