Archive for the 'Art' Category

An Evening With Peter Noever

We hosted an “on-site art intervention” in our Culver City studio on the occasion of visionary Peter Noever’s guest lecture and workshop at SCI-Arc on December 9th.  With some of the top creative minds from Culver City’s Conjunctive Points on hand, the ideas, chilli and wine flowed.  Enjoy this piece created by Samantha Hart and edited by James Lipetzky.

 

Shoup-Shoop-A-Doop

Foundation’s Associate Creative Director, Kyle Shoup visited the L.A. office recently, from Chicago. Shoup, Producer, Evan Cohen, and Owner, Samantha Hart went to MOCA to attend Aaron Roses’ lecture about his curating Art in the Streets, an exhibit of street art which included works by our artist in residence, Nick Egan.


A great time was enjoyed by all and we strongly encourage anyone in the L.A. area to check out the exhibit for themselves. http://www.moca.org/

 

Aaron Brown WOWs L.A.

Check out WOW Magazine‘s spread on Aaron Brown in their Summer 2011 issue.  Copies of the issue are available online.

The 12 page article features Aaron’s photography and thoughts on the artistic and cultural underbelly of Los Angeles.  “A lot of all kinds of weird, scary, hysterical things happen in LA at every instant,” Aaron says in the interview, “As a result there’s all kinds of different work happening.”

It’s an interesting article, well worth the read, and Aaron’s photographs look great. Definitely “wow” provoking!

A Night with Inner-City Filmmakers

Foundation L.A. recently hosted a roundtable discussion for an audience of students and alumni from Inner-City Filmmakers, a nonprofit dedicated to training and employing disenfranchised high school grads.  The panel – including DPs, editors, directors, Poolhouse producers, and our own James Lipetzky – covered everything from story development to hands-on practicalities of production.

It was a wonderful evening, everyone stayed late to share advice for the kids’ future collaboration with Nylon Studios, Kodak Film, and EKA Reps on the upcoming  Pocket Fest film festival.


Special thanks to all the fantastic panelists who made the night possible: Jessica Cooper Carlson, Mary Ellen Duggan, Will Hartman, Barry Norwood, Robert Parker, Lyra Rider, Vicki Mayer, and James Lipetzky.

We’ve Got It Covered

Check out the cover art for the upcoming Arctic Monkeys single THE HELLCAT SPANGLED SHALALA, shot by Focus Creeps on our LA stage.

You can now pre-order the 7″ release of ‘The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala’ from the Arctic Monkeys Mart – Click here to pre-order.

The single is released on Monday 15th August 2011.

United We Stand

In Los Angeles, James Lipetzky directed a piece for United Way of Orange County. Shot over five days on location in Orange County,  Foundation’s Evan Cohen pulled double duty on this shoot as both Line Producer and AD.

The shoot culminated with 50 people on the beach in Newport Beach.  James Lipetzky commented; “I was deeply moved by some of the stories I encountered while on this shoot, of those helped by United Way. The work they do to help those in need really is exceptional.” Stay tuned for more on this piece in the future!

America, the Beautiful

The new video for DOM’s “Living in America” debuts today. Click below to see it live on Vevo.

Another great piece by Focus Creeps. Edited by the lovely Gladys Bernadac with awesome blurs by Jenn Moody. Nice work here from everyone. This video makes me… proud to be an American.

Instant Gratification

Our graphics team just finished this spot for TicketsNow.com with the folks from Sponge.

Ryan Pribyl created the sound design and Jenn Moody and Jesse Willis were the motion designers on this piece.

I don’t know about you… but I know where I’ll be getting my next concert tix!

NEW GARAGE EXPLOSION!

Focus Creeps co-directed this documentary on garage bands with Joseph Patel.  The film is a glimpse into the world of garage rock, and it is screening TONIGHT (April 20th)  in Chicago!

It’s fun and short (71minutes) and has a lot of bands that I know you all adore!

NEW GARAGE EXPLOSION: IN LOVE WITH THESE TIMES
April 20, 2011
7pm
Century City Cinema
2828 N. Clark Street

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/hAj7iO

As Brisk As We Wanna Be

Cornerstone recently had us create a motion reel projection for a Shady Records concert on 3/25 in Detroit.  Shady Records recording artists Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf were joined on stage for a surprise performance by their label-head, Eminem.  The concert was sponsored by Brisk and the reel incorporated original artwork by Matt W. Moore, SOPA, Colletivo, ILOVEDUST and Tristan Eaton.

Click the picture below to view.

We turned this around in just 3 days! Shout out to graphic artist Francis Kmiecik , for his assist on this project.


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