Friday, June 24, 2011

Video short film "Telling Our Stories" by Alanis Obomsawin

Watch: "Telling Our Stories" by Alanis Obomsawin

About Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, she was born in New Hampshire in 1932. When she was six months old her family moved to the Odanak reserve near Sorel, Quebec. Théophile Panadis, her mother's cousin taught her the songs and stories of the Abenaki Nation. At age nine she was uprooted to Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Having grown up speaking only the Abenaki language, she had to learn French and, as the only aboriginal child at school, was taunted and beaten regularly. As a young woman she learned English and trained as a beautician before moving to Montreal, to become a folksinger and storyteller. Once she started to work with the National Film Board of Canada, she continued making films with a strong focus on social justice and aboriginal people. Her most acclaimed work was the 1993 documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 Oka crisis. In 2009 Obomsawin was selected to be honoured with a retrospective of her work and an outstanding achievement award from the Hot Docs documentary Toronto Film Festival. Her work has been honoured and shown in festivals around the world.

Other related post links with her films to watch:

Watch 1993 interview of filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin "Behind Mohawk Lines"
The filmmaker describes some harrowing moments in the making of her 1993 documentary of the Oka crisis. Kahnesatake: 270 Years of Resistance: National Film Board of Canada.

Video Film: "Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin - Kanehsatake, 270 ans de résistance"

Video: Documentary on Alanis Obomsawin, the activist

Video: "Telling Our Stories" by Alanis Obomsawin

Video documentary film "Hi-Ho Mistahey!" "I Love You Very Much!" directed by Alanis Obomsawin ~ the story of Shannen’s Dream

Video documentary film "Our Nationhood"

Video Documentary Film: "Is The Crown At War With Us?" by Alanis Obomsawin - "La Couronne Cherche-t-elle à Nous Faire La Guerre?"

 Watch her various documentaries made with the National Film Board of Canada

Sound Video NASA ~ The Sound of a Black Hole

Video: NASA ~ The Sound of a Black Hole
Image Credit: Karin Lisa Atkinson "Sound, Colour, Light, Physical reCreation"

Sound Video: NASA SDO new field of study Halo Dynamics (via Sun Dog Mystery Solved)

Video: NASA SDO new field of study "Halo Dynamics" (via Sun Dog Mystery Solved)

How ice crystals make sundogs.

A luminous column of white light follows SDO into the sky.

According to Cowley and Greenler, 
spinning and gyrating plate-shaped crystals are responsible for the mystery halo. 
Image Credit: L. Cowley.

Photography: Seydou Keita 1921-2001 Great African Portraitist

Photography: Seydou Keita 1921-2001 Great African Portraitist 
The official website of the great Malian photographer Seydou Keita (1921-2001). IPM has global exclusive rights over the entire photographic work of Seydou Keita, ensuring the preservation and promotion of this unique artistic heritage and extending his legacy through books and exhibitions in collaboration with leading museums and collections worldwide.

Photography Video: Ashes and Snow ~ Flying Elephants

Video: Ashes and Snow  
Video: Feather To Fire

Photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert has collaborated with more than 40 species around the world to create a 21st-century expression of images, not only through human eyes, but also through the eyes of a whale, an elephant, a manatee, a meerkat, a cheetah, or an orangutan.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sound Cymatics Video: Cymatic Photography To Create Dolphin Glyph Alphabet

Video: Cymatics ~ Deciphering Dolphin Language with Picture Words  ... Cymatic photographs of sound used to create sound based glyph alphabet

Video: Cymatics ~ Bringing Matter To Life With Sound ~ Sound animates matter into the shape it assumes as form in the physical world
C.H.A.T. the device, technically referred to as the Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry Inferface (CHAT), is composed of two hydrophones and a unique one-handed keyboard called a twiddler, and is designed to be worn around a diver's neck while swimming with dolphins. It works thanks to a specially developed algorithm capable of learning and identifying the fundamental units of dolphin acoustic communication. 

Sound Video: Acoustical Engineering

Sound Video: Dolphins Learning To Use iPad @ Dolphin

Talk/Tech: Dolphins Learning To Use iPad A young bottlenose dolphin named Merlin became the first of his species to join the growing number of enthusiasts using the Apple iPad. Dolphin scientist, Jack Kassewitz of Speak, introduced the iPad to the dolphin in early steps towards building a language interface. "The use of the iPad is part of our continuing search to find a suitable touch screen technology which the dolphins can activate with the tip of their rostrums or beaks.

Photo by Karin Lisa Atkinson ~ Dolphins Surfing, Port of Los Angeles