Category Archives: Arts-a-Poppin’

Special focus on the Visual Arts (or when I am being extra artsy with the camera)

BRIER PATCH in MADISON SQUARE PARK

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TELL-TALE HEARTBEATS

In all this time writing about my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” I have kept one crucial secret: how are the famous tell-tale heartbeats rendered in this version? It must be … Continue reading

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Return to LIGHTSCAPE

New views of Lightscape at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Time with Snow and Ice This is a supplementary blog post to December’s “LIGHTSCAPE at Brooklyn Botanic Garden“. For a sense of the full tour, I suggest looking at that … Continue reading

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MADISON SNOWSTORM

Just a little blizzard in Wisconsin’s capitol…

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The Sci-Fi Lego Skyscrapers of Porocity

I saw these nine gigantic towers of white lego building blocks in the Pompidou museum in Paris in 2018. They reminded me of science fiction movies of my childhood where fantastical models would be filmed to look like immense futuristic … Continue reading

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TELL-TALE MURDER IN RUSSIAN

Tell-Tale Subtitles #3 Welcome to the third and (so far) final installment of Tell-Tale Subtitles, where I share screenshots of my first short film musical Edgar Allan Poe adaptation “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” with subtitles added. The first … Continue reading

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LIGHTSCAPE at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A magical trail of fantastic light installations weaves its way through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at night these days. Ed and I took the tour.

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Pit & Pendulum Posters

Introducing the poster design for “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“: and its alternate / sibling poster: You probably noticed some imagery from the film that is being introduced for the first time on my blog’s discussions about … Continue reading

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LOVING – Photographic Treasures from the Nini-Treadwell Collection

Glimpses at a Photographic History of Men in Love 1850 – 1950 Twenty years ago Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell were browsing through stacks of vintage photographs in a Dallas antique store when they came upon a 1920s photograph of … Continue reading

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P&P Portraits in Color Grading

Here is a little portrait gallery from “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre“, my second short film musical adaptation of a classic Edgar Allan Poe short story (after “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre“). I’m focusing on close-ups … Continue reading

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SCHWARZWALD – Views of the Black Forest

The Schwarzwald – Black Forest – is one of the most famously beautiful regions in Germany. Located East of the Rhine and North of the Alps in Germany’s Southwest, this bucolic region of rolling hills, quaint towns and, yes, romantically … Continue reading

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NEUSCHWANSTEIN – King Ludwig’s Fairy Tale Castle

On a high hill flanked by the Tegeler Mountain in the Bavarian Alps sits Neuschwanstein, King Ludwig’s “Fairy Tale Castle”. King Ludwig didn’t look far to build his fantasy castle. Hohenschwangau Castle, where Ludwig was raised, lies just across the … Continue reading

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The Obama Portraits at Brooklyn Museum

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The Broken Castle of Heidelberg

Before I visited I did not know that Heidelberg’s grand castle complex is actually a ruin. In 1689, after decades of warfare, the French army blew up and set fire to much of the castle so that no army may … Continue reading

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Some Mile High Fun …

… No, not THAT kind of Mile High fun On a recent overseas flight, I found the airplane’s bathroom as tiny as such facilities usually are, but this one also had small mirrors facing each other, allowing for repeating images. … Continue reading

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Landing in JFK …

… with the sun shining against a scratched up window. We were arriving in NYC. JFK airport was just below us. But we were clearly too high to land directly. The plane would circle out south of Long island over … Continue reading

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