Monday, April 23, 2012

Call me darling

This video is my entry into the Eye Film Institute Netherlands "Celluloid Remix 2" contest. It employs archival moving images and music from the Images for the Future "Bits and Pieces Collection." 

"Call me darling" is a yearning for the loved one who may return to stay, return to go away, or never return at all. The music is the English version of a 1931 German song titled "Sag mir Darling" composed by Bert Reisfeld, Mart Fryberg & Rolf Marbot. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crank it!

by Alejandra Espasande Bouza

This video is my entry in the Getty Images - Mishmash Video-Remix contest 2012. It is a tribute to the forgotten pioneer Hollywood cinematographers who captured the moving images of the silent film era. In turn, these images serve as a reminder of the intrinsic beauty and charm of silent cinema, and the importance of its preservation. To that end, and in the tradition of this historic film period, no narration is employed. Apart from film stars of the time, the video showcases scenes that represent main themes of this film period: slapstick, adventure, horror and romance.

Sit back and enjoy the beauty of these moving images edited to the rhythm of Antonio Vivaldi.

Featured actors include: Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Ben Turpin, Harry Langdon, Buster Keaton, Harry Gribbon, Harold Lloyd, Mary Philbin, Lon Chaney and Roscoe Arbuckle.