Whale Rider

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by zackpatton44

This was another movie i had seen as a young kid. It’s really funny watching all these movies because they all remind me of my childhood. Ive probably seen five of these movies before and all with my mom. I really like this film because of the location and setting of the film. All the shots are really beautiful and give a good look at how the Maori tribe might live in New Zealand.


Manufactured Landscapes

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by zackpatton44

Manufactured landscapes was a pretty good film if you like a lot of silence and peacful camera shots. There isn’t too much dialect in the film but it doesn’t really need it because the images say so much. The photograper in this documentary, Edward Burtynsky wanted to show how the landscape is changing in China due to factories and all the pollution and trash that comes allong with it.

MOPA Event 5

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by zackpatton44

This wasn’t the fisrt time i visited MOPA. i remember going down there freshman year with my girlfriend of the time to look at photos of native americans. I don’t remember the artist however i remember the artist used almost all sepia or black and white images. This time around i noticed the exibit to be much different in that the artists this time around used more abstarxt art however most of the images were still in black and white, and or in sepia. This probably was my least favorite museum visit because of the ordinary museum feal to it. In the other museums and exhibits i felt inspiration and relaxation, rahter in this one i felt more anxiety and boredom.

Art of Photography exhibition Event 4

Posted in Uncategorized on December 8, 2010 by zackpatton44

I did not attend the event personally, however i did look throughout e website and looked at the various pieces and artists in the exhibition.

I was really impressed with the pieces by Chris Sisarich. His work seems to have a gloomy and twisted side to it which makes it interesting and intriguing. Chris Sisarich’s, “Guy Alone” photo was pretty cool because it was so simple but yet it said so much. The guy standing alone in the open desert leaves you with a sense of loneliness and solitude. Sometimes i try to put myself into a picture or piece of artwork so i can connect with the artist, however this is one artist i would rather not try connect with because his work reminds me of loneliness. I really liked this shot as well by Isidor Leontis. It is called “The Gates to Promised Land” for a good reason. To me this picture shows so much not just about the setting but at which speed and setting the camera is set at. The jets in the sky of this image show that this photo was shot at a super high shutter speed. I love these types of shots because they can only be seen still. You never really get to focus in on things like jets while in motion, however when slowed down like sidor Leontis does with this photo you can clearly see a jet still in motion.

Billy Elliot

Posted in Uncategorized on December 3, 2010 by zackpatton44

I had seen this movie when it first came out about 8 years ago. It was funny watching it again being a little older and being able to understand a little bit more. I thought the movie was pretty enterrtaining considering it centered around ballet. I think the movie had so much success for this reason, Kind of like his father, you learn to embrace somthing rather than run from it.

Viva La Revolucion Event 3

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2010 by zackpatton44

I have been to downtown several times now, just to see this exhibition alone. I was amazed to see all the different street artists that came together in such an amazing collaboration. Walking through the museum itself, i was completely blown away with all the crazy pieces of art. I found the museum to be really entertaining as well as inspiring. I think my favorite piece of the museum was the trash can that produced beats. It scared the crap out of me and some friends standing a few feet away. Outside the museum itself i would have to say is where i found most of my favorite pieces. I loved Shepard Fairey’s Mural. Another artist that really inpired me was Vhils. The way the artist used billboard posters as layers of his work was incredible. On one of the pieces he did outside, he used car adds to make a Native American Indian face which was pretty cool.  I would recommend  seeing this museum for anyone who enjoys art and loves to see new and inspiring ways of doing it. All the different artists that collaborated togather in this exhibit made it special and will hopefully revolutionized the way people look at grafitti art

Shall we Dance

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 by zackpatton44

I thought the American version of shall we dance was more entertaining however i found both films to be a littl more boreing than the others. I couldn’r really relate with any of the characters, maybe because of the age devide. The Japanese version was ok because it was based on traditional japaneese dances and was different than the American version. Both movies were so different i wouldn’t really have been able to tell were based on the same story oher than the title.