Muziek & de bibliotheek

Geanimeerde poëzie van Billy Collins

Posted in Billy Collins, open culture by Jeroen de Boer on april 9, 2011

My pen moves along the page like the snout of a strange animal, shaped like a human arm and dressed in the sleeve of a loose green sweater. I watch it sniffing thepaper ceaselessly, intent as any forager that has nothing on its mind but the grubs and insects that will allow it to live another day. It wants only to be here tomorrow, dressed perhaps in a sleeve of a plaid shirt, nose pressed against the page, writing a few more dutiful lines while I gaze out the window and imagine Budapest, or some other city where I have never been.

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Father and Daughter op Open Culture

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on april 3, 2011

Een mooie besteding voor zondagmiddag is het bekijken van Father and Daughter van Michael Dudok de Wit.

A father says goodbye to his young daughter and leaves. As the wide Dutch landscapes live through their seasons so the girl lives through hers. She becomes a young woman, has a family and in time she becomes old, yet within her there is always a deep longing for her father.

The story can be seen as a metaphor. The father leaving on a boat signifies his death and the images of the daughter watching for him to come back is signifying her always thinking about him throughout her life. Towards the end when the now elderly daughter begins to travel through the overgrown, dried up riverbed is supposed to explain that she has died and is now travelling in the afterlife to see her father once again.

36 Hitchcockmoorden in unisono

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on maart 16, 2011

Zoals Open Culture het in 36 Hitchcock Murder Scenes Climaxing in Unison al omschrijft, a little morbid, maar tegelijkertijd some points for creativity and many for effort:

The World Is Obsessed With Facebook

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on februari 26, 2011

Wederom een mooi filmpje via Open Culture: The Facebook Obsession.

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Filmgeluidenmaker Gary Hecker

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on februari 26, 2011

The Art of Making Movie Sounds op Open Culture bracht me in aanraking met filmgeluidenmaker Gary Hecker. Zijn prestaties hoorde ik vast eerder, maar nu wordt een kijkje achter de schermen getoond.

From “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Robin Hood”, award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.

Hecker also recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood. Among his recent credits are 2012, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Angel & Demons, Watchmen and the Spiderman trilogy.

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Uniek kijkje in de Pixarkeuken

Posted in open culture, Pixar, The New York Times by Jeroen de Boer on februari 17, 2011

Getting inside Pixar Studios has never been easy. But last week The New York Times pulled it off, producing a six minute video that takes you through the studios designed by Steve Jobs himself, and inside Pixar’s patented animation process – a process that combines more traditional and cutting-edge elements.

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Super Bowl met de touch van topregisseurs

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on februari 5, 2011

Hieronder een mooie verbeelding van hoe de Superbowl eruit zou zien wanneer zij geregisseerd zou worden door bewezen topregisseurs. Persoonlijk vind ik de ‘bewerking’ door Werner Herzog er bovenuit steken.

What would it look like if our great directors took creative control over the Super Bowl broadcast? Slate imagines it, showing you how Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog and Jean-Luc Godard would put their cinematic stamp on the broadcast. The clip gets better as it moves along…”

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Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom: muziekeducatie Disneystyle

Posted in animatie, muziekeducatie, open culture, Walt Disney by Jeroen de Boer on januari 7, 2011

The first ever cartoon in CinemaScope. In this short subject (which mostly represents a departure from Disney’s traditional approach to animation), a stuffy owl teacher lectures his feathered flock on the origins of Western musical instruments. Starting with cavepeople, whose crude implements could only “toot, whistle, plunk and boom,” the owl explains how these beginnings led to the development of the four basic types of Western musical instruments: brass, woodwinds, strings, and percussion.”

Bron is het onvolprezen Open Culture, dat overigens ook weet te melden dat Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom in 1954 een Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons) kreeg. Daarnaast kwam het terecht op de 29e plaats in de 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time.

My Blackberry Is Not Working!

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on december 24, 2010

Onderstaande mobiele apparatensketch My Blackberry Is Not Working! is afkomstig uit de Britse comedyreeks The One Ronny. Bron: Open Culture.

Donker kerstgedicht

Posted in open culture by Jeroen de Boer on december 22, 2010

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Nicholas Was…

older than sin, and his beard could grow no whiter. He wanted to die.

The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did not speak his language, but conversed in their own, twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible rituals, when they were not actually working in the factories.

Once every year they forced him, sobbing and protesting, into Endless Night. During the journey he would stand near every child in the world, leave one of the dwarves’ invisible gifts by its bedside. The children slept, frozen into time.

He envied Prometheus and Loki, Sisyphus and Judas. His punishment was harsher.




via Open Culture.