This Friday, there's an art show at Conari Arts in Denver (942 Kalamath, 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM). The show is all about mustaches, and is aptly titled Mustache Madness. There will be live music, drinks and art by local artists like Shaw Nielsen, Lynon Aksamit and Chris Huth. Should be ticklish.
This is one of two documentaries created by Ricochet Ideas and Crosspoint to unveil and explain a revolutionary new concept in libraries. The shows have been broadcast at four new library opening events and are the key presentation at the 2010 National Public Libraries Association show.
The majority of filming took place during live events and could not interfere with the proceedings. This required a small, highly organized crew that could maintain a tight schedule, organize VIP interviews, and shoot B-roll surroundings within just two days.
John Bellina - Writer/Director
Tasso Stathopulos - Art Director
Joan Laflamme - Proofing
Corey Hayes - Producer/Director
Luke Bishop - DP/Grip Sound
Chris Walsh - Sound Design Audio Engineer
Matt Struck - Editor
Nate Rich - Graphics
Jeff Chiba Stearns - Animation
A few months ago, Pentax hired Denver production company Futuristic Films to make a short film with their latest DSLR camera installation, the PENTAX K-7.
A few explosions and high-speed chase scenes later, Futuristic Films serves up Uncle Jack, directed by Jamin Winans – whose most recent indie-feature "Ink" took audiences and critics by storm.
Uncle Jack is the story of a desperate fugitive on a wild nocturnal odyssey whereby a kooky clown, some magic pills and a charming bedtime story add up for a fast-paced, riotous adventure. The film was shot all over Denver with the PENTAX K-7 and the DA 10-17mm, DA* 16-50mm, and DA* 60-250mm lenses.
With a project of this scope, it truly came down to the directorial skills of Jamin Winans, the innovation and versatility of the PENTAX technology, and Futuristic's ability to effectively produce a challenging creative idea that delivers immediate runaway success as a viral asset for the client. On the whole, it is these sorts of crafty collaborative gut-punchers that are paving the way in the new era of entertainment and commerce. Don't miss the behind-the-scenes look into "The Making of Uncle Jack" for the full effect.
Denver illustrator Rafa Jenn did his first pin-up show at JoyEngine in Boulder – a set of 25. They sold out. He did a second show of 9 at Space Gallery. They sold out. He's done another little set, but this time he decided to turn it into a limited-edition giclée set. So, he's now offering a set of six archival prints, 10" x 10", signed with matching numbers for $199. Get 'em while they're hot.