Tonight I finished a first draft of the visual project for Space and Place, after having done a Zoom interview this morning with an informant. I wonder if it’s ok with just one informant in the visual piece. If he’s good, why not? I don’t think it necessarily gets better if two or three people are saying variations of the same things. And it’s only a seven minute piece. (The rules were 5–10 minutes.)
S and I attended the opening and closing of the experimental film festival Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin at HKW. I met our programme director S there, and former student K. As for the films, let’s just say they were all over the spectrum. I loved Lukács’s and Broersen’s Forest on Location.
On Monday I finally did the failed bike ride that I had planned for last Sunday. And yesterday I biked to Liepnitzsee with S, our first long ride together. But 60 kilometers on the fixie was painful in the end.
Two visits to the Apple Store: I got back my Macbook Pro with a new topcase, and I got my Ipad Pro exchanged for a new one (of the older model) after I noticed a lighter spot on the screen. For once Apple Care pays off!
I had lunch with my German friend M, who has moved to Berlin.
I had coffee with a Japanese photo journalist who had contacted me and wanted advice about my programme, which he had been accepted to.
I wrote to four more Japanese shops to ask permission to film there.
Oh, and I read lots of comments and reviews slashing Enter the Anime.
- Memrise: 24,600 (jōyō kanji 小1–6, reviews)
- Nextbook 漢字:
- 小3 writing level 41–50 (including repeats)
- The Economist:
- Leader: Deathwatch for the Amazon
- Jair Bolsonaro shrugs as the Amazon burns
- Leader: As societies polarise, free speech is under threat. It needs defenders
- The global gag on free speech is tightening
- How Turkey deals with returning Islamic State fighters
- Germany’s economy is now shrinking
- Britain’s government tries to trim the £56bn cost of HS2
- As face-recognition technology spreads, so do ideas for subverting it
- An accident in Russia points to the risks of atomic aviation
- Obituary: Toni Morrison died on August 5th
- Engadget: Microsoft discreetly wiped its massive facial recognition database
- BBC: Amazon fires: Record number burning in Brazil rainforest – space agency
- Fristad/Hans Li Engnell: När mobbaren söker sympati
- FiercePharma: Lawmakers clash as Gilead CEO takes congressional hot seat to defend Truvada
- RSC: Enter The Anime Review: A Shameless, Cynical Hour Of Netflix Patting Itself On The Back
- Jeven Dovey: CINEMATIC Color Grading BEGINNERS GUIDE
- Jesse Driftwood: Why LUTs don’t work: My colour grading workflow.
- Shyam Gopakumar: CINEMATIC COLOR GRADING in FCPX 10.4 | Color Correction Tutorial
- James Matthews: HOW TO SHOOT A SHORT FILM // BTS
- This Guy Edits:
- The School of Life:
- Ronald L. Banks: 8 Things I Don’t Buy Or Own As A Minimalist [Minimalism Series]
- Patriot Act/Hasan Minhaj: Deep Cuts: Hasan & Casey Neistat On YouTube’s Downside
HKW: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin – New cinema and contemporary art
Opening screening, 20 August 2019
- Persijn Broersen, Margit Lukacs: Forest on Location (11:42, Netherlands, 2018)
- Laura Henno: Djo (13:00, France, 2018)
- Soufiane Adel: La lumière tombe (9:23, France, 2018)
- Sebastian Diaz Morales: Multiverse (10:00, Netherlands, 2018)
Performances, 20 August 2019
- Untitled performance by Shahram Yazdani in collaboration with Broersen & Lukács (Iran, Netherlands, 10:00)
- The Screening (2019), outdoor screening performance by Ariane Michel (France, 28:00)
Closing day, 25 August 2019
- Sandro Aguilar: Mariphasa (Portugal, 2017, 87 min)
- Brad Olsen: Off the Tracks (Abridged documentary, 2019, 50 min)