By Gary Meyer May 26, 2022 (updated May 29) Most of us see in 3D. We can look around, above, and below. We take it for granted and it is generally not a thrill ride. But offer us a pair of 3D glasses, a VR rig or some kind of created immersive environment to take […]
By Steve Segal May 23, 2022 Ever since audiences fled for their lives seeing the Lumière’s Train Entering the Station in 1895, filmmakers have been trying to bring cinema audiences into the action. I recently saw two such examples. Gone Gone Beyond is a one-hour 360-degree cinema collage presented by Recombinant Media Labs CineChamber. It is […]
Just as reading a great short story can have an impact in a relatively few pages, short films also can entertain, inform and challenge us with limited running times. Most of our favorite filmmakers started their careers making short subjects. Which of this year’s Oscar™ nominated creators will be the makers of the next breakout […]
“I think it’s in my basement…Let me go upstairs and check.” ― M.C. Escher By Steve Segal Maurits Cornelis Escher commonly known as M.C. Escher was an artist who has inspired millions with his unique vision. This is made abundantly clear in the film M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity, a hugely entertaining and informative documentary.
by Steve Segal The king of independent animators, Bill Plympton, recently visited San Francisco to present his seventh independently made, hand-drawn animated feature Cheatin’ .