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Dom Pérignon by David Lynch Spending an afternoon with David Lynch in the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont isn't necessarily an everyday occurrence—the filmmaker, known for his surrealistic visions, actually admits that he rarely leaves the house if he doesn't have to. As the son of a forester, Lynch grew up spending time with his father in their woodshop, and now enjoys time at home creating his own art, photography and sound studios. Lynch did venture out recently to the home of his friend, special effects designer Gary D’Amico, to collaborate on a bottle and package design project for Dom Pérignon. The two experimented with welding torches, shot beams of light into crystals, sprinkled sparkles and powered up smoke machines and other lighting effects to capture images for the resulting wraps. Shrouded in dreamy, glowing light streaks is Lynch's scrawled label, "Dom Pérignon by David Lynch" sliced horizontally across the dark Champagne bottle. For you is Champagne an every day or a special occasion beverage?

Episodes - Do Not Track “By continuing to browse this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies to offer you content and services tailored to your interests.” Have you had enough of this message that has been popping up all over the Internet these past few months? As we all know, the easiest thing to do is click “OK” and you’re rid of it. Miniature worlds by Takanori Aiba Incredible miniatures by illustrator/architect Takanori Aiba. via: emmeline + colossal The Cinematographer Prepares with Jim Denault Cinematographers need to do more than simply, “show up and shoot.” Preparing to film is a complex, considered, and artistic task and The Cinematographer Prepares with Jim Denault, ASC will teach you how to strategize and achieve the most creative, productive shoot possible. Most filmmakers are in the dark about what cinematographic preparation truly entails. This class will give you with a step-by-step guide to preparing to shoot a whole range of narrative material – from the simplest moments to the most complex series of scenes. Jim will show how to break-down and analyze a script from an aesthetic, technical, and practical point-of-view.

14 Brilliant Films You Can Watch in the Time It Takes to Eat Lunch You might have noticed that movies are getting longer these days. A typical Hollywood blockbuster now runs well over two hours, and who has time for all that? On the other hand, a well-made short film offers all of the same pleasures — story, spectacle, heart — and requires less of a time commitment. Artist Publishes His Life Online Via A Custom iPhone App (And 3 Other Projects That Tackle Living In Public) In our digital information age where social media and pocket devices are king, our private lives are no longer so private. By now this is public knowledge, much like your tweets, and it’s become such a universal truth it’s practically a cliche to say it. Whether it’s a model tweeting about a married actor hitting on her or you tweeting about that band/sandwich/art show you went to see/eat/experience, the private/public divide that was once so tangible has now become less so. At a time when governments are snooping on citizens, when our devices track our every move via satellite, when Google monitors your web activity, and on one side of the spectrum we witness the evasion of privacy laws in the name of protection and national security, while on the other we willingly “check-in” on Foursquare or post images to Instagram to notify the world of our activities and locations, the whole privacy/public debate becomes ever more pertinent. And confusing.

How Filmmakers Build Social Media Authority If you have been tracking what we have been doing social media wise here at Raindance you will have followed a series of simple steps. As a wannabee social media darling you will have registered your vanity url, registered your name or your film name on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Then you have built your website. Stanley Kubrick’s Photos of New York Life in the 40s Self portrait with showgirl Rosemary Williams 1948 – Photograph via Stanley Kubrick—who wrote and directed Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining—was one of America’s most influential filmmakers.

Postgraduate Film Degree - MA/MSc Film by Negotiated Learning - Raindance Raindance makes filmmakers. Upcoming ONLINE Info Discussion with Elliot Grove: Sunday May 3rd, 2015 The ideal postgraduate film degree for someone on-the-go and for people managing complicated schedules. Full time or part time, online or London-based. A modular study programme in which you design 80% of your curriculum in negotiation with mentors and industry experts. Top 13 Sites For Independent Filmmakers In recent years, the content of the internet has transformed itself from a controlled and manufactured environment to a vast expanse of user generated content. Internet users can log on and create their own subjects, themes, and arguments to the sites they frequent. This idea gave birth to sites like Facebook, and Twitter; as well as creating tools like wikis, forums, and blogs.

33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome We’ve all got some sort of idea of how our dream home might look. Some of us have just got to have a pool, while others want clever modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dream home unique, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies. [Read more...] These ingenious home improvements run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. 10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Film Editing Editing is a selection process. Sometimes hundreds of hours of footage are captured, and we only end up seeing around two hours of it. It’s also a language that has rules.

Artist Creates Hallucinatory Portraits In A Series Of Stunning Cinemagraphs Human portraits filtered through the dreamscape are what Chilean artist Jon Jacobsen explores in a series of cinemagraphs called The Present. These haunting, distorted images feature a subject who, like the dreaming woman in Fuseli's The Nightmare, is surrounded by his own unconscious leaking out in to the real world as the two combine into one freaky, phantasmagorical whole. The figure in Jacobsen's GIFs takes up a pose that's caught between torment and trance, as the elastic imagery ripples into life around him, twisting the bodies further or complementing the fantastical goings-on taking place already.