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Just got back…from travels around Europe…specifically the Berlinale Talent Campus.

A really unique experience that I highly recommend…a week of film film film, workshops, meeting and mingling with incredibly talented people from every place imaginable. Inspiring, energizing, educational and super fun. While there I was contacted by Christoph from RADIUS Magazine, a new online publication to produce a short film for them. It features a wonderful Persian dancer Modjgan Hashemian from Berlin. The encounter added a special sweetness to my whole experience…you might enjoy it.

Otherwise, I was a bit disenchanted with the films at the Berlin film festival, in general from the films I saw the quality was poor…however, I did catch a gem, Death For Sale by Moroccan director Faouzi Bensaidiwho is also a character in the film. An intense complex plot with brilliant cinematography, engaging acting and beautiful tunes.

One of the most intriguing workshops was a discussion with Nuri Bilge Ceylan in who (i’m paraphrasing) makes films so as to solve his life situation, to understand something through film, by making a film that relates to something that’s important to him at that moment.

Feb 27

The boat ride lasted 3 hours…In which I, perhaps not so discreetly, stalked Helge a little bit…He wasn’t feeling too great and wasn’t much up to talking.(given the fact that he talks for 3 hrs straight on these tours, this is not surprising)…

Here’s how he spends his days ::: http://vimeo.com/16199862

Otherwise, Berlin was an interesting place…beautiful and strange.

KW had an extensive film exhibit that screened Doug Aiken’s Migration…what a brilliant piece. Dor Guez’s Al-Lydd exhibit was interesting, particularly the documentary video portraits. At Berlinische Galerie I discovered Julian Rosefeldt’s film works…captivating.

Oct 10
The boat ride lasted 3 hours…In which I, perhaps not so discreetly, stalked Helge a little bit…He wasn’t feeling too great and wasn’t much up to talking.(given the fact that he talks for 3 hrs straight on these tours, this is not surprising)…
Here’s how he spends his days ::: http://vimeo.com/16199862
Otherwise, Berlin was an interesting place…beautiful and strange.
KW had an extensive film exhibit that screened Doug Aiken’s Migration…what a brilliant piece. Dor Guez’s Al-Lydd exhibit was interesting, particularly the documentary video portraits. At Berlinische Galerie I discovered Julian Rosefeldt’s film works…captivating.

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Posted on Monday February 27th 2012 at 12:00am. Its tags are listed below.

Just got back…from travels around Europe…specifically the Berlinale Talent Campus.

A really unique experience that I highly recommend…a week of film film film, workshops, meeting and mingling with incredibly talented people from every place imaginable. Inspiring, energizing, educational and super fun. While there I was contacted by Christoph from RADIUS Magazine, a new online publication to produce a short film for them. It features a wonderful Persian dancer Modjgan Hashemian from Berlin. The encounter added a special sweetness to my whole experience…you might enjoy it.

Otherwise, I was a bit disenchanted with the films at the Berlin film festival, in general from the films I saw the quality was poor…however, I did catch a gem, Death For Sale by Moroccan director Faouzi Bensaidiwho is also a character in the film. An intense complex plot with brilliant cinematography, engaging acting and beautiful tunes.

One of the most intriguing workshops was a discussion with Nuri Bilge Ceylan in who (i’m paraphrasing) makes films so as to solve his life situation, to understand something through film, by making a film that relates to something that’s important to him at that moment.

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Posted on Sunday October 10th 2010 at 04:25pm. Its tags are listed below.

The boat ride lasted 3 hours…In which I, perhaps not so discreetly, stalked Helge a little bit…He wasn’t feeling too great and wasn’t much up to talking.(given the fact that he talks for 3 hrs straight on these tours, this is not surprising)…
Here’s how he spends his days ::: http://vimeo.com/16199862
Otherwise, Berlin was an interesting place…beautiful and strange.
KW had an extensive film exhibit that screened Doug Aiken’s Migration…what a brilliant piece. Dor Guez’s Al-Lydd exhibit was interesting, particularly the documentary video portraits. At Berlinische Galerie I discovered Julian Rosefeldt’s film works…captivating.
The boat ride lasted 3 hours…In which I, perhaps not so discreetly, stalked Helge a little bit…He wasn’t feeling too great and wasn’t much up to talking.(given the fact that he talks for 3 hrs straight on these tours, this is not surprising)…
Here’s how he spends his days ::: http://vimeo.com/16199862
Otherwise, Berlin was an interesting place…beautiful and strange.
KW had an extensive film exhibit that screened Doug Aiken’s Migration…what a brilliant piece. Dor Guez’s Al-Lydd exhibit was interesting, particularly the documentary video portraits. At Berlinische Galerie I discovered Julian Rosefeldt’s film works…captivating.

The boat ride lasted 3 hours…In which I, perhaps not so discreetly, stalked Helge a little bit…He wasn’t feeling too great and wasn’t much up to talking.(given the fact that he talks for 3 hrs straight on these tours, this is not surprising)…

Here’s how he spends his days ::: http://vimeo.com/16199862

Otherwise, Berlin was an interesting place…beautiful and strange.

KW had an extensive film exhibit that screened Doug Aiken’s Migration…what a brilliant piece. Dor Guez’s Al-Lydd exhibit was interesting, particularly the documentary video portraits. At Berlinische Galerie I discovered Julian Rosefeldt’s film works…captivating.