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by stephen proctor
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FILMS

FILMS

SHORT FILMS

A constellation of videos featuring works by various liturgical artists, projection installations, immersive experiences, & theological musings on art & faith.

For your inspiration…

 

ART x LITURGY

CREDO: Visual Exegesis – "...Fascinating..." is how N. T. Wright has described this visually stunning documentary following the process of how Christian Worthington creates sacred art in the 21st century. Also featuring Dr. Roy R. Jeal from "The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images."

MADE TO CREATE: As you are created in the image of the God who made everything, you are made to create. Shape, mold, dance, move, paint, write, draw, and design to reflect God, to reveal God, and to create a more good and beautiful world.

WE LIVE ART : My Monastery is My Studio – It is often thought that modern art and particularly contemporary art is difficult and only understood by experts. But that isn’t true. Or rather, it is exactly outside that small circle of ‘the initiated’ that you find people whose lives have been changed since they got to know art. They quench their thirst for art not only in their private lives but also in their work with all the beautiful, exceptional, elusive and intense images that are shown in the museum.

"The Four Holy Gospels" from Crossway. Featuring Makoto Fujimura . "Illumination: The Crossway Fujimura Bible Project" video by Plywood Pictures and Ty Fujimura.

NIHONGA: slow art - featuring Makoto Fujimura

The Saint John's Bible is one example of the new evangelization in action. The Bible was commissioned by the monks of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. It is the first hand written, hand illuminated Bible of its kind in 500 years.

ALABASTER : THE BEAUTIFUL BIBLE – Visual imagery and thoughtful design integrated within the text of the four Gospels for a beautiful reading experience.

BIBLIOTHECA – Bibliotheca is an elegant, meticulously crafted edition of the Bible designed to invite the reader to a pure, literary experience of its vast and varied contents. The text is treated in classic typographic style, free of all added conventions such as chapter and verse numbers, section headers, cross references, and marginalia. Project Creator: Adam Lewis Greene

STATIONS of the CROSS - First Wesleyan Church in Tuscaloosa, AL

STATIONS of the CROSS – Through his abstract portrayal of the Stations of the Cross, priest and artist Bill Moore offers space for people to slow down and find artistic nourishment.

STATIONS in the STREET (by Scott Erickson) is a street art version of the Stations Of The Cross... a meditation of Jesus' journey from the garden to the tomb. You can download this imagery and put up your own show! https://scottericksonartshop.com/

WHAT is CULTURE CARE? Mako Fujimura, director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, and a variety of voices from the 2017 Culture Care Conference reflect on culture care, the role of silence in culture, imagination, and more. The second annual Culture Care Summit was hosted by Fuller's Brehm Center and led by acclaimed artist and Brehm Center director Mako Fujimura.

SACRED STREETS : by artist Jason LeithREDEMPTIVE PORTRAITS OF THE HOMELESS / HOUSED IN A SACRED SPACE ON SKID ROW / DISPLAYED AS A GIFT OF DIGNITY & BEAUTY – Sacred Streets is a holistic integration of art and social engagement. The most recent display featured twelve portraits of individuals the artist met on Skid Row, drawn and etched with saint-like symbolism on reclaimed found objects.

BECOMING the LITURGY – One segment from a nine-part interview with author and speaker Ian Morgan Cron.

WHAT IS LITURGY? – Part 2 of a 5 part series of reflections on the themes of Aaron Niequist's new book, The Eternal Current: How a Practice-Based Faith Can Save us From Drowning. This episode explores the meaning of the word "liturgy"--and why it not a certain style or tradition, but instead a well-balanced meal for any style or tradition. Directed by Eric Niequist of New Branch Films.

THE ANGLICAN MISSION

 

PROJECTION MAPPING x EXPERIENCE DESIGN

ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTION - by Visual Worshiper (Camron Ware)

[ PROJECTION MAPPING in a BASILICA ] – AURA: NOTRE-DAME BASILICA OF MONTREAL WILL OPEN ITS DOORS FOR A UNIQUE LUMINOUS EXPERIENCE BY MOMENT FACTORY

PROJECTION MAPPING in a CATHEDRAL a film by Claude Mossessian

LIGHTFORM: Design Beyond the Screen – Lightform is a new design tool for projected augmented reality. With Lightform anyone can create amazing projected AR experiences. Order Now at http://www.lightform.com

PROJECTIONS in the FOREST – The projection mapping "bioluminescent forest" is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad. The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon "bioluminescence". They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing "bioluminescent forest". More information on the project: www.bioluminescent-forest.com

BEHIND the SCENES : Projections in the Forest – The projection mapping "bioluminescent forest" is made by artists Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad. The artists spent six weeks in the forest fascinated by the silence and natural occurrences in nature, especially the phenomenon "bioluminescence". They personified the forest to accentuate the natural beauty by creating luring luminescent plants and glowing magical mushrooms that speaks volumes to any visitor that enters the minds of the artists through viewing "bioluminescent forest". More information on the project: www.bioluminescent-forest.com

SYMPHONIE CINÉTIQUE - The Poetry of Motion – This film presents the wonderful journey that media artist Joachim Sauter (ART+COM) and composer Ólafur Arnalds ventured on together at MADE, that culminated with the creation and performance of this interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk. The dialogue and exchange between these two craftsmen, each coming from a distinctly different discipline, resulted in a majestic clash of light, motion and sound. Please dive in, let go and enjoy this wonderful moment - Joachim's graceful kinetic pieces breathing and moving in harmony with the touching music composed by Olafur.

LIGHT LEAKS – A scattered array of fifty mirror balls reflect light from three projectors, filling a room completely with small reflections, casting patterns that fill the visitor’s peripheral vision. Creating a curious space that alternates between a meditative state, and an uneasy imbalance. An experiment in combining a found object with computer vision to create a profound and unusual experience.

DROMOS - An Immersive Performance – Dromos is a Live audio visual performance created by composer Fraction and Digital Artist Maotik, designed for immersive environment, produced in the satosphere, at the Société des Arts Technologiques, for Mutek festival in 2013. All Visuals by Maotik More Info on http://www.maotik.com/dromos

 

 

FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS

Films, Docs & Lectures that have inspired my faith & creativity in very significant ways.

(FYI: Most of these are trailers.)

PRESS PAUSE PLAY – The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world's most influential creators of the digital era. www.presspauseplay.com

Score: A Film Music Documentary Trailer #1 (2017)

THE TREE of LIFE – From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as BADLANDS, DAYS OF HEAVEN and THE THIN RED LINE, THE TREE OF LIFE is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's.

MY FAVORITE SCENE from THE TREE of LIFE – This clip is a real high frame rate (HFR) video; it is not interpolated; it was sped up to achieve the desired framerate (48 fps, 50 fps or 60 fps) and then recut/remastered, picture- and/or soundtrackwise so that picture and audio match in the style of the original cut/master.

from “THE TREE of LIFE” – A tribute to the movie Tree Of Life directed by Terrence Malick. Music : Spring - Vivaldi (Recomposed by Max Richter)

Babette's Feast (1987) - trailer. Nothing screams entertainment like a slow bleek film with Danish subtitles from the 80s! But seriously, this slow art film beautifully captures the essence of the Eucharist like nothing else I’ve ever seen. For those who have eyes to see, ears to hear, and patience to give, Babette’s Feast is definitely worth your time.

RIVERS & TIDES : art doc featuring artist Andy Goldsworthy – This initial upload is an artistic nod, a christening of the Rising Paradigm organization and its broadcast identity. As Mr. Goldworthy demonstrates, cosmic beauty can be achieved through toil and artistry, but in the end... it must all return to the world for which it was formed.

The Secret of Kells (2009) trailer : the story of The Book of Kells – Synopsis: A young boy in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids is beckoned to adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives with an ancient book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.

"Silence" (Trailer) | Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. Based on Endo Shusaku’s novel SILENCE; directed by Martin Scorsese

SILENCE & BEAUTY : by Makoto Fujimura – Shusaku Endo's 'Silence' took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present.

[ LECTURE ] SEEING ICONS with PROTESTANT EYES – Dr. Matthew Milliner of Wheaton College discusses the proper role of icons in Christian faith, drawing parallels between current opinion of icons to the iconoclast period of Byzantine Christianity. Dr. Milliner ultimately concludes that icons serve the important purpose of pointing toward the person of Christ, but that Christians must be sure not to seek Christ's actual presence in any image.