November 25th, 2015
This week we are chatting with Miniature creator / Photographer Matthew Albanese.
Matthew Albanese’s fascination with film, special effects and movie magic—and the mechanics behind these illusions—began early. Born in northern New Jersey in 1983, Albanese spent a peripatetic childhood moving between New Jersey and upstate New York. An only child, Albanese enjoyed imaginative, solitary play. He loved miniatures and created scenarios intricately set with household objects and his extensive collection of action figures. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography at the State University of New York, Purchase, Albanese worked as a fashion photographer, training his lens on bags, designer shoes and accessories—this small-object specialization is known in the retail trade as “table top photography.” Albanese’s creative eye soon turned to tabletop sets of a more wildly eclectic nature. In 2008, a spilled canister of paprika inspired him to create his first mini Mars landscape. More minute dioramas—made of spices, food and found objects—followed. In 2011, Albanese was invited to show at the Museum of Art and Design of New York. His work has also been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Winkleman Gallery, and Muba, Tourcoing France. Matthew is represented at Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York
November 18th, 2015
This week we chat with Composer Heather McIntosh about her life and career that lead her to composing for the feature film "Z" for Zachariah.
Heather McIntosh recently moved to Los Angeles from Athens, Georgia. House cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective, she has played with of Montreal, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Music Tapes, Gerbils, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo, Great Lakes, and The Ladybug Transistor.
November 12th, 2015
The Minimalists, Catalyst, Asymmetrical, and SPYR have finished filming Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, directed by Matt D’Avella.
With several thousand hours of footage, Matt and Team are carefully weaving the hours into a beautiful 80-minute narrative featuring dozens of minimalists from all walks of life: minimalist families, travelers, city dwellers, suburbanites, country folk, artists, architects, men, women, people from everywhere on the socioeconomic ladder.
November 2nd, 2015
The Great Conjunction: The Legacy of The Dark Crystal investigates how one film released in 1982 inspired generations of filmmakers, artists, writers
This week we chat with the people who are trying to create a documentary focused on the classic film Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. The Doc is called The Great Conjunction.