‘Escape the Heat’

Under the scorching heat. Where to go, where to turn. The heat penetrates my very skin from every direction, the one layer I cannot shed. Where water has escaped into the sky, I cannot follow. As I walk the dry asphalt that seems to flake, thin crisps like feathers in convection dance around my red and blistering feet. Where am I trying to go? My clothes have long burned and my skin soon to follow as the first pop and smoke of my hair ignites in red flames. I turn to see my doom as the mushroom cloud rises.

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We are Creators Living in our Prime

“When you see with your eye, hear with your ear, taste with your tongue, touch with your finger, and smell with your nose, all interpret into a creation”. All good stories start with creativity.

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You’ve often heard me say that we all possess the power and creativity to create. We are creators, all of us. We can create something out of nothing. Creativity knows no bounds. We all borrow from popular culture, from history, music, art, oral tradition, crafts, design, graffiti, film, sculpture, architecture, dance; these things all know no bounds and have no keepers once they enter the public sphere. They are not static but are continuously evolving and taking on new meanings. We all traverse space and time in our different context and imbue those structures and forms in our lives with new meanings.

Or so we should. If you entered our house this week you were sure to be met by these scenarios: there was jazz playing in the background, flowing simultaneously in the corners of our minds, rousing various sensations and urging us to create our respective arts. Reinier was…

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Monday’s Stimulate Me: Penguins

Hello Monday-ners!! Need some inspiration? Some creative outlet to fill that void left by the weekend?

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‘Bitches’

A boy meets a girl. But the girl is a cat, a little feathery long light-grey haired critter. It looks at him with big jade green eyes and says, ‘dude, I thought you like bitches’. The boy looks at him, confused. Is love only reserved for humans? No, love is for everyone and everything! ‘I mean like bitches. Like. Dogs. Swag.’ The cat meows. ‘oh’, the boy says as he turns to see his dog beside him, keeping him company as always. ‘yeah what the hell man’ the dog barks.

 

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What’s Important

Here’s a really great video of cinematographer Wally Pfister talking about his work with Director/Writer Christopher Nolan.

It really shows that what interests us in movies are really stories and that cinematography is often simple and uncomplicated in order for the story to really shine. Pfister’s work on Memento, Inception, The Prestige and the Batman Trilogy have all contributed to the success of these films but none to the power of the stories within those films.

The amazing twist at the end of Memento? Haven’t seen it? WATCH IT

What kept you guessing at the mind blowing illusions in The Prestige? :O

 

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Our First Story!

A lady sits in an armchair by the window of her living room. The fire is lit, its orange glow siting in the company of dark mahogany furniture. It is snowing outside, a window of pale grey touches her face and fills her with its lonely sorrow. She is isolated from the warmth of home, family. There is a knock on the door, things can change. It’s her daughter, filled with the life and colour of her home, none that she shared with her mother. Is there hope? No, for that grey has always been death.

We think this one is chilling! Such imagery!

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Monday’s Stimulate Me: Piano Man

Billy Joel’s Piano Man can tell an amazing story in a song!

What can you do in 100 words?

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September 23, 2013 · 6:56 am