The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is an innovative and gripping literary adaptation, a graduation animated eight-minute short film by Thomas Beg at England’s UCA Rochester. Adapting the Oscar Wilde classic, Thomas Beg has crafted a short film that is in the running for best of the year. The visual presentation of this familiar story is what sets Beg’s adaptation apart: the use of beautiful, visually intricate black-and-white tableaus, the novel portrait mode framing and his choice of creating a story about human characters with no actual character animation.

For those unfamiliar with the story, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s only published novel, released in 1891. Dorian Gray is gazing upon a completed portrait of himself when it strikes him as tragic that he will grow old, while the portrait will forever capture him in the bloom of youth. If only it were reversed. Suddenly it is so, and the story follows the moral degradation of Gray after this supernatural event.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Photo of the Day: Just to Be Very Clear!!

Just to Be Very Clear: No!

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Happy Easter: Andy Warhol’s Fancy-Feathered Easter Bonnet

Happy Easter: Andy Warhol’s Fancy-Feathered Easter Bonnet

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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Ethan Law’s Roue Cyr Presentation: The Captivating Lord of the Ring

Ethan Law’s Roue Cyr Presentation: The Captivating Lord of the Ring

Ethan Law’s Roue Cyr presentation is a captivating piece of performance art; it’s part dance, part acrobatics, part athleticism and the longer you watch, it gets more and more impressive.

Ethan Law’s Roue Cyr Presentation: The Captivating Lord of the Ring

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Human Castles!

Ladies and Gentlemen: Human Castles!

Human Castles (Casteller) is an amazing three-minute documentary short film by the Spanish photographer/filmmaker Mike Randolph.  In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years in a large colloseum to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles.  It requires astonishing strength, finesse and balance. Not to mention a great deal of courage.  Watch and be astonished!

Ladies and Gentlemen: Human Castles!

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The Very Idea: Tenderly Gentle Love

The Very Idea: Tenderly Gentle Love

Photography by:  Christian Chaize, France (Lyon)

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Photo of the Day: I Told All of You Very Clearly, Absolutely No Rubber Duckies!

Photo of the Day: I Told All of You Very Clearly, Absolutely No Rubber Duckies!

Photography by:  Christian Chaize, France (Lyon)

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