Jonas Mekas - A Walk

 Jonas Mekas, 1974. Photo: Hollis Melton.

Jonas Mekas, 1974. Photo: Hollis Melton.

Jonas Mekas always blew my mind. I came upon this magical video of the man taking a walk around Soho, New York. The video starts with a shot of rain drops hitting the street. I remember back in school we were talking about filming rain and how hard it was to portray rain. And Stan Brakhage mentioned it was always a better idea to show where the rain hits instead of rain drops up in the air. Since Brakhage and Mekas were acquaintances, I believe this wisdom was shared by both.

Moderna Museet Malmö hosts the video on their Youtube.

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The Camera That Changed The World

 Jean-Luc Godard 1982 with the LTR Super16

Jean-Luc Godard 1982 with the LTR Super16

I love this documentary on the necessities around small portable cameras. I am a fan of Jean-Pierre Beauviala and his camera design philosophy. Modern cameras need very strict modification to be used in this way, quick and discreet.

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A Night at the Hospital

A film of Esra's trip to the local hospital.

This is old, from July 2014. My wife had to get an injection. and I had a new camera to test. So we decided make a little film. It was a hot summer night. I think it is awesome and a funny memory to see her so scared, yet hiding it for the film. The climax, when She looks at the nurse is so heartfelt and so her. :)

I love doing small films like this. I should do more.

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Thurston Moore & Konstrukt @ Soho House 06.06.2016

Thurston Moore & Konstrukt @ Soho House 06.06.2016

Thurston Moore visits friends in Istanbul for an afternoon of improv. 6th of June, 2016

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