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Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking

Film School 101: Werner Herzog teaches me filmmaking

It's official. I'm now studying under famed filmmaker Werner Herzog. Well, actually we all are... A few months ago I enrolled in the German director's "Masterclass." You've probably seen ads for the web site -- most notably the ones by Kevin Spacey for his class on acting. There's nothing new of...

San Francisco Jazz: Kim Nalley radiant, at top of her game (Review)

Kim describes this new album as a journey of African Americans in the new world – sacred, profane, good times and bad times.
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‘Phantom’ kicks off Broadway San Jose season

Great news Bay Area! Andrew Lloyd Webber's eternal classic The Phantom of the Opera will kick off Broadway San Jose's 2016-17 season. Look for the US tour to arrive this September. Full details below. In addition to Phantom, other musicals rounding out the Broadway San Jose line-up include The Sound of Music,...
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Stark Insider Music Video: ‘Daydreaming’ by Radiohead ft. Loni Stark

Radiohead has a new album out, A Moon Shaped Pool, and that can only mean one thing: Time for a viral video marketing campaign! I'm guessing this isn't the first time that an artist has leveraged social media to get the word out. And I'm quite certain it won't be the...
Blade Runner: Los Angeles in 2019

Blade Runner fans rejoice, sequel concept art looks fab

If a movie is defined by its look, its mood, then Blade Runner is one of the industry's most famous, celebrated examples. Ridley Scott's 1982 masterpiece is getting the sequel treatment. Canadian Denis Villeneuve (Sciario, Enemy, Prisoners) directs, Ryan Gosling, Robing Wright, Ana de Armas and, yes, Harrison Ford, star....

In Photos: Museum of Anthropology at UBC

Yes, it was raining. But, no, that did not stop me from visiting the stunning, cultural gem known as the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Located on the expansive grounds of the University of British Columbia (the property lies on University Endowment Lands west of Vancouver, Canada), the MOA is...

28,000 attend San Francisco Opera ‘Carmen’ performance at AT&T Park

28,000 people. In a beautiful ball park overlooking the Bay. Enjoying the classic Carmen. By all accounts the annual "Free Opera at the Ballpark" was a smashing success. Now in its tenth year, the event features a live simulcast, beamed across town from the War Memorial Opera House. San Francisco Opera General Director David...
Zero Days - Film Review

Zero Days: There are no rules of engagement for cyber weapons

As you watch Alex Gibney's latest documentary, prepare to be transported, just as you were with 'Inside Job' narrated by Matt Damon in 2010.
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Shot on Canon 80D: Vancouver SkyTrain in search of creative impulse (Video)

Experimenting with Canon 80D neutral profile and Alexa LUT to create dreamy/filmic look.