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Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/01/14 12:04:31 PM

Sebastian Junger Reveals Plans to Self-Distribute Latest Documentary

Realscreen has announced that director Sebastian Junger plans to self-distribute his latest documentary, Korengal--a sequel to his Oscar-nominated Restrepo. The film will be in NYC theaters in May and on VOD in September. “We’re going to kind of use the Louis C.K. model,” Junger says. “He just bypassed the whole power structure in media, which is pretty amazing, so that’s what we’re going to try and do. Documentaries don’t get the opportunity to do that that often, but I think that we can because we have an enormous fan base from Restrepo. So we’re in a great position to leverage that." Read the full story here.  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/01/14 11:04:43 AM

New Short Documentary Looks at Piracy for Cinephiles

The short documentary "Bootleg Cinema Paradiso," sheds a different light on piracy. It looks at two popular bootleggers in Lima, Peru whose DVD store provides Peruvians access to independent and classic films they might not otherwise get a chance to see. "Good cinema is culture but really all kinds of knowledge is good and it's important to have access to knowledge," one of them says. 'Pasaie 18' specializes in doing that." Watch below. (via Indiewire)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/01/14 11:04:17 AM

Inside Season 2 of 'Inside Amy Schumer'

The second season of Comedy Central’s successful sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, premieres tonight and CableFax Portal's Kaylee Hultgren talks to executive producer and showrunner Dan Powell about the inner workings of the series.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 04/01/14 10:04:23 AM

Lily Baldwin Makes Transition from Dance to Film With New Short

Dancer Lily Baldwin makes the leap to film with her stylish short film "Sleepover LA," which she wrote, directed, and stars in. She tells NOWNESS, "Transitioning from performance into film has made so much sense, as all film is choreography...The camera can create an intimacy that's not possible from the stage." Watch below and read more here. Sleepover LA on Nowness.com  

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 05:03:02 PM

Brock Davis Uses Vine, Instagram and More to Their Full Artistic Potential

Artist Brock Davis has garnered attention for being able to manipulate his art to perfectly align with platforms like Vine, Flickr, and Instagram. He tells CNET, "Flickr was my gateway medium back in 2009. I participated in a project called Make Something Cool Every Day in which I created a piece every day for 365 days. The process of having to come up with an idea and execute it daily was challenging and refreshing but it also helped me become reacquainted with how I used to make art when I was a kid. Spontaneity is a big part of how I create. While Flickr is great for sharing photos and experiences, it has a bit more breathing room when it comes to sharing and uploading. Instagram, Vine, and other social hubs are a bit more in the moment and immediate. Spontaneity is a key ingredient. I also like that they come with limitations. Having limitations and parameters can make for some great work."

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 04:03:49 PM

Data Visualization Shows Popular Opinion of When TV Shows Peaked

You've probably heard of a TV show peaking, but you likely have never seen it in action like this. Data visualization specialist Kevin Wu has taken ratings breakdowns by TV episodes off of IMDB and converted them into colorful graphs which show you the critical mass of popular shows, episode by episode. Enter the name of your favorite show here to see its graph. (via It's Nice That)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 04:03:05 PM

Oliver Hadlee Pearch Directs New Jungle Music Video

Oliver Hadlee Pearch directs the deceptively simple music video for Jungle's "Busy Earnin'". A dance troupe in a gymnasium shows off their moves set to the catchy tune. Watch below. (via It's Nice That)

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 02:03:46 PM

Mike Judge on HBO's Hands-Off Approach for 'Silicon Valley'

Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge--the man behind such cult favorites Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill--recently spoke at the Code/Media event about his new HBO series and why he has decided against working on a network TV show for a long time.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 02:03:56 PM

Artist Martin Messier Turns Out-of-Date Projectors Into Musical Art

With his piece Projectors, artist Martin Messier turns an array of 8mm and digital projectors into an audio/visual experience. He explains of using the old-fashioned machinery, "These old objects constrain me, which is quite important when we live in a time with all these tools accessible to everyone. These objects give me the framework that I need; they become my instruments, my inspiration, and my conceptual guide. The whole idea is to give ordinary, everyday objects a second life so they become magical. Traditional tools (musical instruments, for example) are instruments leading you to a musical way of thinking, that take you somewhere else completely." Watch Projectors in action below and read more here on The Creators Project.

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/31/14 02:03:11 PM

Deru Releases Interactive Website as Companion to Concept Album '1979'

As a companion to his upcoming album 1979, Deru has released an interactive website that allows users to peruse the mysterious memories found in a box Deru bought from a flea market, as well as upload their own nostalgic ephemera.