The little red light is on for the video surveillance of the Baton Rouge arts scene, and it's time for you to pick up the stick: Check out the vids we've assembled, or set up your green screen, hop into your editing bay, unearth that VHS, or just hold up your phone... Yes, it's the purely awesome local-gone-global Culture Candy television channel CCTV!! (exclamation! exclamation!)
Have or know of a significant share-worthy short BR arts film? Submit a url to a YouTube or Vimeo video, and the CCTV curatorial staff will take it under keen consideration for inclusion in our CCTV collection of motion picture convection... ...and 3... 2... 1... you're on!
In LORD BYRON (Sundance 2011, NY Times Critics Pick), a deadpan Greek tragedy set in South Louisiana, a cast of bizarre, comedic characters, led by newcomer Paul Batiste, pursue uncommon dreams and missions of their own making. A film by Zack Godshall & Ross Brupbacher
Terry Riley's "In C"
An excerpt of Terry Riley's "In C" performed by SpanishTown (Baton Rouge) Homegrown Ensemble. The entire performance was an hour and a half!
Lil Pat in BRLA
The Perkins Road Skatepark recently opened in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the first concrete public park in the state to allow bikes. Riders all over the area have been stoked on this park, and Lil Pat is no exception. He hit the park on a windy December afternoon (like he does every day) and pumped out a few clips. Its all smiles with this guy and this edit is no different.
A Necessary Ruin: The Story of Buckminster Fuller and the Union Tank Car Dome
Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was the largest clear-span structure in the world. Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type.
"A Necessary Ruin" tells the history of the Union Tank Car Dome via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists; animated sequences demonstrating the operation of the facility; and hundreds of rare photographs and video segments taken during the dome’s construction, decline, and demolition.
Visit handcraftedfilms.com for more information and to purchase the DVD.
Echolalia by Mark Applebaum
Brian McWhorter, former professor of trumpet at LSU performs Echolalia by Mark Applebaum. Mark Applebaum was the featured composer at the LSU School of Music 63rd annual Contemporary Music Festival (2009).