Samstag, 27. August 2011

It's Trailer Time 3

Welcome back to my favourite trailers that have been online lately. Here we go:


Chasing Madoff is much like the Enron - the smartest guy in the room movie in the way it's being told. Another interesting story on the bad boys of the economical world. It looks like it's  going to be another eye opening documentary on our capitalist society that we all are part of. Looking forward to seeing this!

Martha Marcy May Marlene also called "The 4 M's" during this years sundance festival for people that just couldn't remember the name of the movie looks like a very interesting thriller. To me it's got some smililarity to Michael Haneke's Funny Games. The girl seems to be out of control whilst living with some people out in the country. Flashbacks or Flashforwards are telling the story about what makes her so crazy. The trailer edit is very interesting and the quick cuts make the observer just as crazy as the protagonist. I'm really looking forward for the Sundance surprise hit of this year.

Heavy Times just looks like one of the most amazing and real live road trips ever. Unlike most road trip movies here we got a real pain in the ass kind of guy that just annoys everyone in a way it would actually happen. I'm ready to see this one!

Daniel Radcliff is back on the screen but this time he's not Harry Potter. After the last few years of him impersonating the Potter kid all the time he's finally managed to get a shot at another kind of movie after his broadway adventure. Black woman is a "haunted house" movie, so not very original and from the trailer I can't really tell any difference that should make this one special. Still looks pretty cool and scary I think. Let's hope that this movie has more to offer than Mr. Radcliff.

Martin Sheen is back on a big motion picture set. The story about father and son that have been disappointed in each other their whole lives is not an original new idea but it's always a great base for a story. Old grumpy and isolated Martin Sheen decides to follow his sons path along the camino in Spain. On his way he finds other people that want to travel with him. I'm a big Martin Sheen fan and I think he does a great job in this movie.


That is it for this week. I hope you enjoyed the trailers. See you next time!



Samstag, 20. August 2011

Magnum Photos bringing the world closer together

Recently one of my friends whom I met on my worldtrip suggested I would check out this webpage called Magnum Photos . My friend Guy from England is a great photographer and shoots amazing documenty photos of far away places. The webpage he suggested is based on photographs taken by a few chosen photographers and their stories behind the pictures. Here is a quote from the webpage that acutally does a better job describing it than I could:

"Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about
what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to
transcribe it visually.
" -Henri Cartier-Bresson

They had a great idea for these photographers to tell their stories without writing any text down for the audience. They made a slide show of pictures with background music, wildtracks and voice over interviews with the people in the pictures. As much as I love photographs, I was always more keen on moving pictures and their stories. But the essays on Magnum Photos are just fascinating, interesting and beautifully arranged. I love to hear these stories and the fact that just seeing a still picture makes me even more curious about what is being said. So to all of you out there with a little extra time. Please check out the essays and photographs on this page. It's well worth it!

 Paris. 1957. Magnum meeting. ©Magnum Photos
Paris. 2005. Magnum meeting. ©Magnum Photos

Freitag, 19. August 2011

Behind the Scenes with the Cambusters

Thanks to Nino Leitner and Sebastian Wiegärtner I got the chance to assist at the Cambusters workshop in Munich on August 11th 2011. Unfortunately there wasn't a whole lot of light in the movie theatre, hence the different light situations. I really enjoyed helping out and listening to the info in the workshop. I guess there is just so much you can do with people sitting around and talking/listening. I still think it's a nice video and since it's in workshop recordings a little bit different from the other videos of the cambusters workshops. I still feel bad for not putting a timelapse in my video ...it just feels wrong haha. I hope you enjoy it!

Donnerstag, 18. August 2011

MünchFilms producing video interviews for art webpage


A couple of weeks ago Thomas Bauer and I got together to talk about an interview series for the webpage www.artito.com . It's a great website for artists and curators to present themselves online and sell art worldwide. Artito.com offers a lot of written information on their clients with a variety of digital images of the paintings that are being sold. On top of that they decided to include a short interview with all the artists and curators so they potential buyers have a chance to get to know them on a more personal level. Luckily for me artito decided to do this with me. You can check out the Interviews on their vimeo page and hopefully soon on their webpage as well.


Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

25 Actors before they were famous

This one goes out to all you actors out there. Everybody started with weird stuff when nobody knew them. It's always fun for me to see the big celebrities at their humble beginnings and thanks to slashfilm.com I got to see this funny clip.


They're not always the stars first role in a movie especially Seth Rogan in Donnie Darko since he already played in Freaks&Geeks. But it's fun to see Caniel Craig teaching a kid how to joust in (which later become American Pie star Thomas Ian Nicholas) or Nicole Kidman rolling off her thick australien accent in BMX Bandits. It's nice to see that none of these famous actors were as polished and shiny as they are today.



Here's a list of the actors:


Jim CarreyCopper Mountain (1983)
Ryan GoslingAre You Afraid of the Dark (1995)
Denzel WashingtonCarbon Copy (1981)
Daniel CraigA Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995)
Keanu ReevesOne Step Away (1985)
Nicole KidmanBMX Bandits (1983)
Seth RogenDonnie Darko (2001)
Courtney CoxMasters of the Universe (1987)
Jake GyllenhaalCity Slickers (1991)
Jennifer AnistonLeprechaun (1993)
Natalie PortmanDeveloping (1994)
Jack NicholsonLittle Shop of Horrors (1960)
Joseph Gordon-LevittRoseanne (1993)
Jack BlackThe Neverending Story III (1994)
John CusackClass (1983)
Arnold SchwarzeneggerHercules in New York (1969)
Sarah Jessica Parker3-2-1 Contact (1980)
Angelina Jolie - Lookin’ to Get Out (1982)
Sandra BullockHangmen (1987)
Steve BuscemiMiami Vice (1986)
Jackie ChanSnake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)
Ben StillerThe Hustler of Money (1987)
Scarlett Johansson – VTM Casting Call (1993)
Harrison FordDead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round (1966)
Sean ConneryDarby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) – The Neverending Story III (1994)

Montag, 15. August 2011

Banksy with a 48minute TV Special from last night!

It's been quite a while since my last post. I wasn't home much so I barely had time to take care of the blog. I hope I have more time again now.




This morning I read an article about the new banksy TV show called "The Antic Road Show" that was aired last night in the UK. Banksy has been around for a long time now conquering our streets and the movie theatres with his film Exit Through The Gift Shop. Now he's spent some time on this TV show about the art anarchy that has been around in the 20th century. The show is a great compliation of a few of the most known outdoor guerilla art projects in the world.



It reminds us of the other form of art we can produce. Not just commercials to inform and sell things. Not just feature films with the intention to pleasure us and make a lot of money for the producers. Not just documentaries with the goal to inform and wake our conscience but a form of art that combines awareness of global problems,  cool installations in public places and the power of one persons idea.

Dienstag, 2. August 2011

MünchFilms @ Arts'n'Boards Opening Party July 2011

Check out the latest work of MünchFilms on YouTube. I've uploaded some of my new videos on YouTube for you to look at. On July 2nd I was filming an opening party for the Arts'n'Boards a Gallery/Restaurant/Surfer hangout place. I had a great time and I'm happy I got to be there.