Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I could go on and on about Rodell's work,
but you need to go check it for yourself.
The website development was courtesy
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Director Mariel Brown (centre) enjoys a hearty round of applause after The Solitary Alchemist, a portrayal of the life and art of Barbara Jardine. With her from left are: Barbie Jardine, Marina Salandy Brown (ttff director), Sean Edghill (cameraman) and Eniola Adelekan (cinematographer)
Read the full article here by Melanie Archer on the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival's site.
More pics below.
An exhibition of Screen prints/ Serigraphs and Collages on Paper by Suzanne Nunez now on at the More Vino Restaurant until Saturday 26th September, 2009.
The exhibition is called Louis, Leaves & Things.
Contact information: More Vino
25 O’Connor Street
622 – vino (2710)
Opening and closing hours:
Monday – Wednesday: - 11am – 12pm
Thursday - Friday: - 11am – 1pm
Saturday:- 5pm – 1pm
Closed on Sunday and Public holidays.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Last summer in a rented garage on the outskirts of Queens, NY something incredible was happening. A group of imaginative tinkerers from Trinidad were working late into the nights creating something nobody had ever seen before: enormous stereo systems jury rigged onto ordinary bmx bikes. Traveling together, each behind the handlebars of his or her own massive homemade creation, they treat the neighborhood to an outrageous impromptu music and dance party on wheels. Directed by Randall Stevens, Made In Queens is a film celebrating America's first stereobike crew. Check out the trailer here.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
ALL FREE!!!! But you need to register. Festival Office 663 7126
WEDNESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
10AM: OFFICIAL PRESS LAUNCH NALIS P.O.S. 10 AM
Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival 2009 Official Opening and Press Launch.
12-2PM: FEATURE WORKSHOP SESAME STREET WORKSHOP
Sesame Street Odin Dupeyron puppeteer shares some of Sesame Street magic with the audience.
2-4PM: NALIS CARIBBEAN ANIMATION SCREENING - National Library AV Rm P.O.S.
Caribbean and World animation featuring shorts from Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados
Venezuela, Argentina, Russia.
4-6PM:CANADIAN ANIMATION SCREENING NALIS AV Room P.O.S.
Mike Valliquette Canadian Animation Resources is presents Canadaian animation shorts.
5.30PM LATIN AMERICAN ANIMATION SCREENING Department of Festival & Creative Arts Gordon Street, University of the West Indies. Featuring shorts from Latin America premiering the feature length animated film from Spain ‘LA CRISIS CARNIVORA’
6:30PM: CELEBRATING CANADIAN ANIMATION - Toon Boom Animation Canada in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago Cocktail Reception. (Invitations only)
THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER
9-11AM FEATURE PRESENTATION - PETER DELUCA DISNEY STUDIOS Hyatt Hotel Jade Rm.
At Walt Disney Studios Peter he has worked on ‘Pocahontas’, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, ‘Mulan’, ‘Lilo and Stitch’, ‘Brother Bear’ & others. His latest work is “Princess & the Frog” due for release in December.
11.15-1PM TRADITIONAL ANIMATION WORKSHOP A RORIGUEZ CUBA Hyatt Hotel Jade Rm
A demonstration workshop on traditional animation, also referred to as classical animation, cel animation. Currently a freelancer in Cuba Alex also studied drawing and painting at art school Cuba. Alex has over 12 years experience.
10AM - 2PM MOVIE TOWNE CARIBBEAN ANIMATION SCREENING: Caribbean and World animation featuring shorts from Trinidad and Tobago Brazil, Cuba, Jamaica, St Lucia, Barbados, Venezuela, Russia.
12–2.30 PM NALIS ANIMATION SCREENING National Library AV Rm P.O.S
Latin American Animation featuring Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Spain
3PM – 4PM THE ANANSI MISSION - PART 2 NALIS National Library Theatre P.O.S.
Presentations & discussions about the Anansi World initiative. Featuring Dr. Mirto Lacle Linguistic and Literature Professor at Instituto Pedagogico Aruba. Compa Nanzi: a chronotopical journey, from Ghana to the Caribbean-including the Guyana's with a focus on Aruba.
8PM STUDIO FILM CLUB ANIMATION SCREENING 8PM Building 7, Fernandes Compound, Laventille.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART STUDENT SCREENING The Royal College of Art is one of Europe’s most
prestigious art institutions. Q&A with RCA Student Maryam Moyaher (Iran)
MEXICAN FEATURE FILM ‘La Leyanda de la Nahuala’ – Q&A with Director.
This epic animation is based on Mexican mythology and folklore.
FRIDAY 2ND OCTOBER
9AM-230PM UTT ANIMATION STUDENT DAY OMEARA CAMPUS
CHALK ART, EXPO AND WORKSHOPS
6.30PM ANIMAE CARIBE SALUTES YOUNG PIONEERS IN ART The Corner Bar - Ariapita Avenue P.O.S.
ANIMATION, MUSIC, POETRY, FASHION The ‘Octopus Award’ “Octy,” as she is often referred to, was created in order to salute the young creative dynamic talent we have in the Caribbean. We are inviting young artists to help transform the sidewalk of Corner Bar Ariapita with chalk art starting from 4.30 pm
SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER
10AM – 12 THE WAPOS BAY EXPERIENCE Hyatt Jade Room
Aboriginal North American (Metis) Cam Lizotte Animation Director and Dennis Jackson creator and writer discuss their award winning stop motion animation TV Series ‘WAPOS BAY’ based on their aboriginal traditional folklore and stories. The audience will be given the opportunity to handle some props and models from the production.
8PM CLOSING PARTY & ANANSI PILOT LAUNCH Hyatt Jade Rm
Animae Caribe Annual Award Gala Night featuring Live Band 12 the Band. 5 Awards for distribution and the screening the Trailer for ‘The Anansi Chronicles’ the Caribbean’s first animated Children Television Series. (Invitation only)
ALL FREE CALL 663 - 7126 FOR REGISTRATION
12 the Band hits ten
One could easily be confused by the unusual type of music coming from 12 the Band, but it captivates those looking for something out of the ordinary. The band’s music seems to be a mix of so many genres, but bandleader Sheldon Holder says it is “urban alternative calypso music.” “It is built on the premise that throughout the ages, calypso has been represented in the music that existed in the world at the time,” Holder said.
read full article here:
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Michele is a photographer and mother of a fantastic 'toddler' who loves blueberries, cheese, running and butter!!!! She love's chocolate, coffee, lots of colours and her!! But other than that she also does photography of babies, jewellery, and all kind of funky stuff.
I personally think Michele is groovy.
Check out her portfolio here and of course her blog.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Indigroove TV is the brainchild of Terry Smith. The videos are all available on the website, and soon on iTunes. The Indigroove programme is targeted to people 25 years and over, it's a series of interviews with those known primarily for their creative ventures. But the interviewee is often asked to speak about topics outside their areas of expertise. Terry thinks the future of television lies within the internet. And the medium has it's advantages. click link to view the interview over at CNEWS INTERACTIVE
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
For his 24HRS residency--part of the free+three programme--Marlon Griffith installed a series of "shadow drawings" on large fabric panels across the Alice Yard space. As audience members walked through and around the installation, their own shadows contributed to the spectacle.
(Alice Yard's 24HRS residency programme invites an artist to create a site- and time-specific work in the yard space over the course of a single day. The programme was conceived by Griffith. The first 24HRS artist was Barbadian Sheena Rose.)
Marlon Griffith and Christopher Cozier, silhouetted against a portion of the installation, discuss the 24HRS project in the context of Griffith's previous work.
A detail of the installation, showing one of the stencils used to project Griffith's drawings onto the fabric panels.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
12the band is celebrating 10 years of great T&T music with their long-awaited new album, "Streets & Avenues."
It's a real collector's item with some of their best-loved tunes and a unique case designed by artist Marlon Darbeau. CDs will be available at $200 each.
As usual, the mic is open! Don't miss this edition of Songshine @ Sky Bar!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sheldon Holder performing with 12 the band at "Free yourself, be yourself", Wednesday 9 September, 2009, part of Alice Yard's free+three anniversary programme. The event also celebrated 12's tenth anniversary and the launch of their album Streets and Avenues. Photo by Richard Rawlins.
The audience in Alice Yard during 12's performance. Photo by Nicholas Laughlin.
Sean Leonard participating in a conversation about "The idea of free", Monday 7 September, 2009. Photo by Richard Rawlins.
Part of the audience at "The idea of free". Photo by Mariel Brown.
See more photos from free+three here, and the full programme of events here.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Artist and designer Marlon Darbeau, one of Alice Yard's creative collaborators, has designed three posters for our free+three anniversary programme, incorporating photographs by Rodell Warner. They draw on the new wordmark typeface Darbeau has designed for Alice Yard, and the distinctive trapezium shape of the floorplan of the small gallery at the heart of our space.
From 7 to 14 September, 2009, during free+three, high-resolution PDF versions of the posters, suitable for printing, are available for download--see links above and below.
See the full free+three programme here.
download all posters here:
PLACE: Digital Interactive Co. Ltd. at 101 Eastern Main Road Champs Fleur obliquely opposite the tunnel leading to the Mt. Hope Hospital
COURSE DURATION: 6 week intensive programme with two to three classes per week
DATES & TIME: to be decided by the participants
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY: people with no previous experience in film or TV- up to Masters graduates in film
CONTACT: call 728-0583 or Rubadiri Victor at 797-0949 or email at generationlion@ yahoo.com
ORIENTATION DATE: Tuesday 8th September @ 6pm
COURSE CONTENT WILL INCLUDE:
* The creation of screenplays and storyboards
* Learning about the creation of narrative- from frame to moments to sequence to myth.
* The basics of film, TV and comic book production
* Techniques of the masters. From the godfather trilogy to lord of the rings to graphic novels to the more than 100 films created by Trinbagonian nationals!
* Explore the ‘deep structure’ of popular genres like soap operas, sitcoms and blockbusters, revealing how these really work- dispelling a lot of myths that many may have.
* The history of national cinemas and television from all over the world
* The necessary steps towards the formation of a local aesthetic and industry.
Digital media has made the ability to create TV, Film and pop culture content cheap and accessible. However, the key component in being able to create memorable content is not technology- but the ability to tell a story. Every medium has rules about how stories can be told in it. These courses are designed to give participants the tools to create sophisticated media product.
These groundbreaking courses were launched in1998 and since then have certified and graduated hundreds of students. The Digital Interactive Co. facility that is now hosting the lectures boasts state-of-the- art camera and editing equipment, as well as lights, stedi-cams and all the equipment required to produce sophisticated media product.
Lead course tutor multi-media artist Rubadiri Victor says, “There are many local TV shows, ads and videos being produced. There are also a lot of young producers, directors, and camera-people. However the quality of the work seems to be missing something. This generation needs to ground their work in the basics, genius and mysteries of the craft. ‘Story’ comes first.”
The courses use as their compass the ‘Jouvay Process’- an original methodology of indigenising cultural production pioneered by elder artist Tony Hall of Banyan fame. The curriculum contains a lot of up to date local and international industry information as well as original theories that are currently being engaged worldwide.
To register for the courses and for further information call 797-0949 or 728-0583 or email generationlion@ yahoo.com. The courses cost $1000.00 and the first registration and orientation will be on Tuesday 8th September at 6:00pm.
Check it out here:
About this video
Barbara Jardine, an extraordinarily talented jewelry designer, in the autumn of her career, faces tough choices and realizations about the enduring effects decisions in the past have on her life. Caribbean Filmmaker, Mariel Brown talks to INDIgroove about her latest work called ‘The Solitary Alchemist’. It’s a documentary Surrounding Barbie
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The air is still while the birds provide additional music to the soundtrack. An early morning breathtaking view of Port-of-Spain sets the scene for the start of The Solitary Alchemist.
Enter Barbara Jardine, an alchemist who has created beautiful, powerful work from the tragic things in her life. The jewelry she creates can be called no less than works of art, at times provoking tears from Jardine in her effort to explain her plans.
Read the full article at the Trinidad Guardian online here:
Friday, September 4, 2009
Abovegroup presents Show & Tell Episode 5: "Hands On", Thursday, 10th September 2009 from 7:30pm
After a hectic few weeks of making things happen, why not let someone else do all the hard work at Abovegroup for our latest installment of Show & Tell?
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Alex began studying animation at the age of 21 at the Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industry of Cuba--a talent recruitment & workshop studio. Much of his animation is done by hand rather than electronically.
Alex is currently teaching animation workshops at UTT and at Full Circle. We’re looking forward to him sharing his story and work with us on Thursday...
Incorporating a wide and varied range of musical styles, Keshav is a Trinidadian music producer of a new era. The son of a Diplomat and an an artist, he was born into a world of sound and colour and this is reflected in the music he makes.
Primarily a drummer, Keshav began putting together compositions at the age of 12 and has had an interesting career in the music world thus far. He has scored short films, scored international dance projects, and immersed himself in the world of hip-hop, house and Drum ‘n Bass (as LAZA Beam). Keshav’s planning a live demonstration of his music-making process...
Spread the word, admission is free.
Drinks are on Above(while stocks last unless the contributions pick up! Don’t be cheap!), music by whoever gets here first, afterparty if enough people stick around.
Bury Your MotherThis is a haunting, non-linear narrative depicting a psychological engagement between a mother and her daughter. Through experimental techniques, the audience glimpses the everyday actions and inactions of these two women, who seem physically confined to their house. Conversations between them are few and far between and spoken only in text, as silence and sounds dominate the dark atmosphere. As various troubling scenes unfold, it becomes evident that the protagonists struggle with departure, loss, intimacy, and betrayal.
Comparable to a modern day “Miss Havisham,” the mother drifts around the house alone, pondering the past or performing cryptic actions. She remains nameless. Also alone and nameless, the child makes scarce appearances, suggesting she is either a ghostly figure or a little girl. Mother and daughter never occupy the same frame. Scorned by the rejection of an absent male, the mother often quarrels to herself about him and the haunting visions of her dead husband. The daughter, contentious from abuse and neglect, grapples with the choice to either abandon her mother and face the external world alone, or to continuously exist in the existential space to which she belongs. For screenings and times click below.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Read entire story in the Newsday here...