The Dillon Markey story: In 1989, Nintendo released the Power Glove for its Nintendo Entertainment System.  In 2015, Dillon Markey modified a Nintendo Power Glove, turning this humble Nintendo relic of a bygone generation into the most awesome stop motion animation tool ever made. Dillon Markey is an animator for Robot Chicken and PES, among other […]

From Clay To The Cloud On View at the Laband Art Gallery Loyola Marymount University January 23 – March 20, 2016 Opening Reception Was Saturday, January 23, 2-5pm Talks were by Brewster Kahle, Founder of Internet Archive and Artist Nuala Creed, Creator of 116 Clay Archivists From Clay to The Cloud explores the human impetus to preserve our […]

  The Boy With A Camera For A Face is the superb online premiere of the multi award winning short film from writer/director Spencer Brown. The Boy with a Camera for a Face is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by […]

French Photographer and teacher in Paris, Serge Ramelli (Artisan Cinema), brings us this story about a pair of photographers attempting to use their individual bottomless bags of photo gear to win the attention of a beautiful lady by staging a lens duel.  Filmed in a public park, this red head gal is on a bench eating lunch, when the […]

What does it mean to tell a “Story With Soul?”  I see photographs posted online that often make me stop and shake my head.  Perfectly executed technically, but with little soul.  These photographs show solid understanding of  equipment operation, but nothing of the human condition or emotion that gives a photo soul.  These photos are wooden, lifeless, though […]

Leave it to Ray Collins, a one time coal-miner turned fine art photographer to bringing some new and radically different angles to oceanic imagery. The coal-mining town of Bulli, south of Sydney, is not regarded as a repository of high art, nor as a vibrant and pulsing beehive of life and color, and yet there was Ray Collins. […]

  These days, every organization needs a polished, professional video to legitimize its cause. That’s why Dissolve has partnered with* the Association of Obscure Associations to create memorable ads for some lesser-known not-for-profits, social groups, and industry coalitions. Do they deserve your support? Watch first, then you decide for yourself. *Invented   Video effects courtesy […]

My friend and mentor David Alan Harvey begins his talk at TEDxVerona with the observation that photography is now the only universal language, a common thread understood around the world without need for translation.  He goes on to observe we are now all visual storytellers, thanks to the incredible proliferation of cell phone cameras and […]

    Like most men, I’m almost certain It’s never OK for a woman to admit that she knows she’s kind of average-looking and she’s OK with that. In the chaotic world of Advertising, nothing is more important for a woman stereotype than being perceived as beautiful.  Not being perceived as a kind and generous person.  Not being […]

Yosemite from Ian Ruhter : Alchemist on Vimeo. “My greatest failure in life came when I lost the ability to believe in my own dreams. It had taken a year and a half to return to Yosemite after enduring one of my most heartbreaking experiences. In an unexpected twist of fate I regained the courage […]

One of the wonders living near Hollywood is the number of opportunities that come up to see first class, top drawer creative  works.  The real deal, too, works from the world’s top creative artists.  Much of it is surrounded by a lot of pomp and pageantry, and yes, much of that is quite pretentious.  It is, after all, […]

Dream from Vaya on Vimeo. Master CG Architects at Vaya Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria, all got together one cold winter’s day and decided to have some fun with dream animation.  Above is the short dream animation movie result done at Vaya Studio.  When the dream animation gets so good that it fools even professional photographers into […]

  I know the opening “Tissue” line is an old West Virginia play on words, but it is an accurate description of this story.  This is one of the best time lapse animations I have seen put together,  a monumental execution task for a masterpiece outcome.  It goes to show that once in a rare […]

Amelie and Alchemy from Konstantin Brazhnik on Vimeo. An antiquarian Tintype photographer father. A four year old contemporary energetic daughter. For 15 seconds, the two worlds collide and with a little help from the black arts of  Luther Gerloch emerges poetry…   Tintype, also melainotype and ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a sheet of iron metal that […]

Seed Story from William D. Caballero on Vimeo.  From behind a camera lens, William D. Caballero tells big stories using small figures.   His childhood action figures, model railroad set miniature people, and 3D printed polymer-resin models became an army of actors that William positioned amongst life-sized backdrops of urban decay, in the filming of […]

The Falcon from Scot Hampton on Vimeo. The Falcon is a steampunk stop-motion film starring Professor Weston (ISO 50), Silly Patty (+2/-2 EV) and ‘Howell’ the Owl (f/256) during the Age of Argus as they journey throughout the Focal Kingdom.   The Falcon is composed entirely of macro-photographed hardware pieces from disassembled vintage/antique cameras, ‘The […]