In 2007 Joseph Martin was celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was a beautiful night. The streets were packed, and people of all kinds were out and about. But that didn’t stop the unthinkable from happening. After a verbal altercation with an off-duty police officer,…
My interview with Slamdance Juror Sheri Candler for MicroFilmmaker Magazine. Director J.R. Hughto discusses his entry into filmmaking from being a photographer and graphic novelist starting with making short films, his new microbudget feature Diamond on Vinyl, and how he views the sacrifices filmmakers have to make in order to work within a certain budget level.
"The Slamdance Film Festival is well-known for showcasing flicks from first-time directors, but the festival is launching a new program this year called Beyond, which features films from directors with one film already under their belt. One of those directors is 34-year-old J.R. Hughto, whose sophomore film Diamond on Vinyl debuts at this year’s festival. The film revolves around the unusual life of a man named Henry (Brian McGuire). Henry’s fiancé, Beth (Nina Millin), leaves him after she discovers he has been secretly recording their conversations and sex life. As Henry tries to save his relationship with Beth, he meets a young, attractive woman named Charlie (Sonja Kinski), who becomes very interested in his bizarre recording obsession, and struggles to find her own identity as well. SLUG recently talked to Hughto over the phone about his film, as well as his thoughts on Slamdance and whether he prefers directing short or feature-length films."
"I was watching the Johnny Carson show, and his guest that night was Jerry Lewis, and I remember Johnny saying, ‘So, Jerry, I understand you’re teaching school,’ and Jerry said, ‘That’s right. I’m teaching cinema at the USC School of Cinema.’ And [when] I heard ‘School of Cinema,’ I never thought anything like that even existed. … I remember literally jumping up to my feet in the living room and thinking, ‘My God, a school to learn how to make movies!’ And the next day I went to the library and found the catalog for USC, and I opened it up to their cinema department. And right there on the front page was a photograph of Alfred Hitchcock standing in front of his class at a lectern, and I thought, ‘My god, this does exist!’ And so I went on this quest to get into the USC film school."
“Minecraft Style” Gives The Hit “Gangnam Style” 100% More Creepers
Popular YouTube gamer Jordan Maron, aka CaptainSparklez, has made some hugely successful music videos in the past and this new video looks to be no different.
“Minecraft Style,” parody of the smash “Gangnam Style” by Psy, incorporates all of the funny moments from the original music video and Minecraft-izes all of them using the blocky humans, pigs and Creepers of the PC game.
Find all of CaptainSparklez’s music videos and more at his YouTube page.
These are your top ten picks for Most Iconic Final Image. I’m surprised Melancholia made the list, and not surprised Stanley Kubrick has three in the top ten. I thought for sure Fight Club would make it, but it didn’t.