Tuesday, November 21, 2017
An abridged radio interview for KBPK’s Educational Communications program, hosted by Nancy Pearlman. Mrs. Pearlman is a broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor, producer and outdoorswoman, who has made safeguarding the earth’s ecosystems a career. The Q & A was recorded in Idyllwild, at the “Pearlman Cabin” designed by architect John Lautner. The film was produced subsequently.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments from my previous films.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
A short teaser of a feature documentary under development is followed by an in-depth blog on how to bridge many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas with the needs of the present and the future. The film is to be a cry-out to the new generation to study and use many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles and visionary ideas to create a better future of livable cities and human settlements.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Walking through the many trails of Idyllwild provides an excellent source of learning from nature by going back to fundamentals, delivered by boulders and trees: life and death, change, the nature of materials, gravity, light and shadow, adaptation and wise economy of form.
Monday, August 28, 2017
A personal view of artist Paul McCarthy’s exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, in downtown LA’s Arts District. McCarthy’s large scale sculptures in wood inspired the film’s shooting and editing and triggered associations with other like-minded artists. Tango’s are here used as a metaphor of nonlinearity, Baroque fluidity, dynamism and improvisation.