Although American recording producer, Rick Rubin, is more known for his track record and beard, it’s also been established that the avantgarde creative is also a spiritual guru of sorts. The following Nowness short captures the eclectic Rubin in his ultimate element, nature, as he explains what existence and stillness mean to him. Very Zen!
As we welcome the New Year we thought it’d be right to highlight one of our good homies and the enlightening work he’s been doing in the field of inspirational speaking. Meet Robert Nieves and take heed to a few of his thoughts for 2013 and “resolutions.” Props to this and the power of thought, will and greatness!
The following is a musical arrangement of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee’s, water theory. Producer, John D. Boswell, of Melody Sheep combines samples from the lategreat visionary’s Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon movies and a Pierre Burton interview, along with some musically pizazz to create a unique sonic experience highlighting the principles of human form and growth. Be formless and shapeless my friends!
Orange Country, Californiabased production company, Hidden Notice, whipped up a quiet look into the art of surfboard shaping. Their subject, longtime shaper, Tim Stamps, spends hours upon hours perfecting his intimate craft. Here’s a small interview and look into a rare and almost meditative world that most (even surfers themselves) rarely get to see.
New York City fashion icon, Jeff Staple, sits down with formerheavyweight boxing champ, Mike Tyson, to discuss his story and the origins of his recent Broadway show. The interview is part of the ongoing 121 series curated by Jeff. The following is part 1 of a 2part short. Funny how both men are linked to pigeons in their own wayJeff via the Pigeon Dunks and Iron Mike via his love for raising them. Very wellexecuted and thoughtful piece here. A highly recommended watch!
Creative Control visionaries, Coodie and Chike, are like brothers. The dynamic duo comes together like Voltron to forge their own oneofakind production house, one that shot Kanye West’s “Through The Wire” and Erykah Badu’s “Window Seat” as well. Fans that have a look through their website will find more bitesized work from the twoa lot of it capturing the likes and stories of industry heads of all kinds! Check out their humble story in their own words:
Fast Company sat down with Swissmiss founder Tina Roth Eisenberg to hear her take on successful business moves. The result is part 1 of a candid interview with her as she breaks down her 4 of her 8 mantras. The piece is part of FC’s BuildABusiness mentor lesson series.
English street artist, Ben Eine, has a thing for typography and letters. The selfadmitted graffiti flunkie (too old to run from the cops) actually spends his time putting up commissioned and communitybeautifying work now, like what he did for Inwood, New York City about a year ago. The following is a short interview about the Uptown “letters” shot via H Film Production.
Fans of the latest Batman installment, Dark Knight Rises, will be pleased to peep the following 13minute TV special dedicated to the film’s premise and behindthescenes content. We’re talking alternate scenes, exclusive cast interviews (Christian Bale etc.) and commentary, definitely the kind of stuff you’d probably find in the bonus content of the film’s DVD once released. Yep, worth the watch if you’re a fan!
International purveyors of all things cool and crazy, Vice, recently sat down with renowned movie and music video director, Brett Ratner (Tower Heist, Rush Hour, Redman, Public Enemy, Madonna) to give viewers an intimate look at the man behind the blockbusters. Filmmakers and fans alike will find the interview quite interesting, as the manic visionary drops infinite gems about how he got started by watching Brian De Palma and Al Pacino on the set of Scarface, hanging around the original Miami Vice series, linking with thenrecord label creator, Russell Simmons and tons of other amazing side stories. Worth the watch!