Art is not made to decorate rooms. It is an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.
—Picasso (via anonymousmentor)
This is a mood clip from one of the interviews we shot with Libby Little while being in upstate New York.
For our documentary “The Hard Places” we want to go back with her to Afghanistan to see the legacy of Tom Little. Check out our Kickstarter campaign kck.st/UqPnmr
to find out more about it and please share the link and support us in order to make that film. Thank You!
Lukas & Salome
Damiel: When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? How can it be that I, who am I, wasn’t before I was, and that sometime I, the one I am, no longer will be the one I am?
“I’ve come to like the term ‘poetic film.’ Now there are dangers in it. Poetry is a totally different art than film. But it separates what my contemporaries and I do from the Hollywood movie, in a way that doesn’t assume that one is greater than the other. Novelists and poets have existed side by side forever. The Hollywood movies are more like novels, and the kinds of films I make are more like poems.”
January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003
and for everyone who shared the project. This is very encouraging though we still have half way to go before we can go back to Afghanistan
This is our next documentary film “The Hard Places” about an optometrist who spent a lifetime to serve the Afghan people.
Please watch, share and support our kickstarter campaign and if you like it make a pledge.
As we started to collect our ideas for the structure of the project, the multimedia group agreed that we didn’t want to create a bunch of different overlapping pieces and hang them all off the text. We wanted to make a single story out of all the assets, including the text. So the larger project wasn’t a typical design effort. It was an editing project that required us to weave things together so that text, video, photography and graphics could all be consumed in a way that was similar to reading—a different kind of reading. The two Sports editors and John were very interested in this idea, so we moved forward on parallel tracks, exchanging files and reviewing progress together.
From Graphics Steve Duenes. Truly an example of collaboration across multiple disciplines.
Editing, editing, editing. With a project of this scale and length, it can be easy to include mass amounts of data, information, visuals and audio because they exist and can compliment the story in different ways. It’s also easy to lose perspective on the big picture. One thing I think the team accomplished with this project is showing judiciousness in which elements best told the story at key moments in the text.
From Video Journalist Catherine Spangler. The importance of editing to make a cohesive experience.
As we were getting closer to launch, we were able to step back and review the various elements to see how they fit editorially, and we made design revisions and tweaks.
From Multimedia Producer Jacky Myint. The ability to build in time in the process to step back is key.
Bravo to the magnificent team that put this together.
“As I Am” by Alan Spearman
There is an important lesson about the molding power of story. When we read dry, factual arguments, we read with our dukes up. We are critical and skeptical. But when we are absorbed in a story we drop our intellectual guard. We are moved emotionally and this seems to leave us defenseless.
one of the most inspiring messages I heard put together by an artist I really admire
What I have to Offer
the 5 minute version of a German campaign we produced for Micha-Initiative Deutschland.
Shot in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) with a 5d Mark III.