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Banham’s Los Angeles
In the documentary, Banham drives around LA assisted by an imaginary GPS guide called Baeda-Kar. He reflects on the city’s varied architecture and meets up with some of its residents to get a sense of its unique appeal. To compliment this very personal, documentary vision of Los Angeles, my audiovisual essay brings together images and sounds from fiction films made around the time Banham was carrying out his investigations. I draw on work by filmmakers who, like Banham, were outsiders, whether from other parts of the US (Robert Altman, John Cassavetes, Jonathan Kaplan, Ivan Dixon) or Europe (Michelangelo Antonioni, Agnès Varda, Jacques Deray). The attitude of these filmmakers toward LA, whilst by no means uncritical, was generally one of fascination, closely mirroring that of Banham. I use voiceover and musical extracts from the BBC documentary to both comment upon the images and to regulate the piece’s overall rhythm.
losangeles  film  california  reynerbanham  architecture  video  vimeo  pasqualelannone  videoessay 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
There’s No Place Like Here: Brazenhead Books on Vimeo
Tucked high above the bustle of the street, Michael's secret secondhand bookshop is a mecca for those who savor the story behind the volume.
brazenheadbooks  video  vimeo  books  bookstores  newyork  nyc 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Park 101
A visionary proposal to a park over the 101 freeway in Downtown Los Angeles.
vimeo  webvideo  video  parks  losangeles  freewaycap  urbanplanning 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Target Shoots First
An NYU philosophy grad struggles to maintain artistic and personal integrity as a production manager for Columbia House.
vimeo  video  documentary  columbiahouse  music  1990's  thetargetshootsfirst  chriswilcha  film 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
What is Neorealism?
Every cut is a form of judgment, whether it takes place on the set or in the editing room. A cut reveals what matters and what doesn’t. It delineates the essential from the non-essential. To examine the cuts of a filmmaker is to uncover an approach to cinema.
film  vimeo  sightandsound  filmmaking  videoessay  videogames 
july 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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