Category “Music”

Borrowed Blues

A short film looking at how most popular music has been borrowed from the blues. The film also asks, do we naturally copy & borrow in order to learn &...

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Jimi Hendrix: His Final 24 Hours

This film explores the reasons why Jimi Hendrix demise became shrouded in rumour, gossip and falsehoods. The authorities and media quickly dismissed the death of Hendrix as just another drugged rock star casualty. For the first time, the circumstances leading to Jimi’s tragic death can be examined as the producers of Jimi Hendrix: His Final 24 Hours present new and compelling evidence. Evidence, which may reopen the inquiry into what may have been for certain parties, a convenient death. You will have to decide for yourself just what happened on September 18th 1970 in a small, private...

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Gaga by Gaultier

Lady Gaga is one of the most talked about people on the planet. He is a fashion icon and the cult presenter of Eurotrash. She is the music artist who claims the right to be different. He is the first designer who launched non standard models. Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier are both free artists and have so much in common, yet they have never met, until now. The Popstar has decided to confide in the designer, going face to face in an enriching and unforgettable interview at Jean Paul Gaultier’s fabulous atelier in Paris. Lady Gaga reminisces about her fulgurant career and unveils how...

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Copyright Criminals

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law and billions of dollars. Long before people began posting their home-made video mashups on the websites like Youtube and vimeo, hip-hop musicians were perfecting the art of audio montage through sampling. Sampling (riffing) is as old as music itself, but new technologies developed in the 1980s and 1990s made it easier to reuse existing sound recordings. Hip-hop acts like Public Enemy, De La Soul and the Beastie Boys created complex...

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Daft Punk: Random Access Memories (Behind The Scenes)

After 8 years Daft Punk is back with a new album and the the song “Get Lucky” with vocals from Pharrell Williams has burned up the Internet since its release. A look at the collaborators behind Random Access Memories, their new album. The Collaborators is a series directed by Ed Lachman. Episode 1: Giorgio Moroder Episode 2: Todd Edwards Episode 3: Nile Rodgers Episode 4: Pharrell...

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The Day John Lennon Died

On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary for ITV1 that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.The film retraces John's steps on the day leading up to his murder through the strikingly vivid recollections of those who came into contact with him. It features often emotional interviews with key figures, from wife Yoko Ono Lennon recalling her final moments with her husband, and fan Paul Goresh who was to take the...

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Hip Hop Legends

In the tradition of "Scratch", HIP HOP LEGENDS tells the story of the genesis of hip hop through specific, in-depth exclusive interviews with legends such as DMC, DJ Skribble, and Affrika Bambaataa and the Zulu...

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Nile Rodgers The Hitmaker

Nile Rodgers has sold over 100 million records. As the co-founder, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Chic he helped define the sound of the '70s, as disco took the world by storm. Nile and musical partner Bernard Edwards captured the essence of New York's iconic Studio 54 creating hits like Dance Dance Dance, Le Freak and Good Times for Chic and We Are Family and Lost In Music for struggling vocal group Sister Sledge. But the music that had made Chic would also break them, thanks to the 'Disco Sucks' backlash. What could have been the end for Nile Rodgers would actually be a new beginning...

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Mobius Shorts

Mobius Studio is an Irish based film studio that specialises in Film Production, Music Videos, Commercial Videos, Sound Recording and Graphic Design. Here are two shorts they recently put together. Being Irish myself I found them to be very interesting so I thought I'd share them with the rest of you. For more information on Mobius check out their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mobiusstudio.ie/ Turning The Tables: Turning the Tables is a short documentary film that looks into the house and techno scene in Waterford over the past 20 years. Through it's ups and downs Waterford...

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