Portrait as Cinema

  Elegant portrait work from director Matthew Donaldson, with sound design by Mutant Jukebox. I came across this clip as part of my ongoing research on portraiture in the motion picture genre. These are exciting times for cinematography: as cameras become more powerful, high-speed shooting more affordable, and distribution less exclusive, we have begun to […]

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Lessons from Africa

I’m just back from a shoot in Cape Town, South Africa: a short documentary I’m directing about a design workshop hosted by the social-innovation group Design Can Do. The workshop brought together a diverse group of professionals—mostly designers, but also anthropologists, writers, entrepreneurs, and host of practitioners from other fields—to meet in one room and […]

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