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Good music, Good cause, Good day
November 21, 2013

Good music, Good cause, Good day

Playing For ChangePlaying For Change creates excellent music videos that make a positive impact on the world. Watch their rendition of “Stand By Me” which features over 35  musicians collaborating across the globe and tell us if you think its better than the original. Playing for Change has provided musical education to 600+ students and created 153+ jobs around the world. It is a true testament to the power of film and music.

 

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Fail. Fail Again. Fail Better. How to make better films like Philip Bloom.
November 2, 2013

Fail. Fail Again. Fail Better. How to make better films like Philip Bloom.

Ponte Tower South Africa

How do you get better at filmmaking? Make films. Today we’re revisiting one of our favorite mini-docs from one of our favorite doc-makers, Philip Bloom. While the doc itself is beautifully made with an original story and artful cinematography, we were particularly impressed by a different aspect of this film, time.

 

 

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“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” teaches you nothing about sushi, but about everything else.

 

Hand SushiOkay, maybe Jiro does teach you something about sushi, but not a whole lot. This documentary is more about a man than a craft. Jiro is best described as a Yoda-like figure teaching us the ways of his mental discipline. Or as Netflix summarizes:

“This delectable documentary profiles sushi chef Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old master whose 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant is legendary among Tokyo foodies… inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance to reserve a seat.” (more…)