Motion Picture Film Never Went Away, Its Comeback & Why So Many
Were (And Are) Wrong On Its Demise.
and authorship are vital to the arts and entertainment, as the recent
case over the Marvin Gaye/Blurred
lawsuit has shown, but it points to a uglier situation in the art
about authorship and disposibility that is the opposite of great work
and giving credit where it is due. We'll soon address that case, but
first, I wanted to deal with a different kind of artistic fiasco in
movies and it has to do with film itself.
the industry has switched to mostly digital projection and most
features, fir better and definitely thr worst, are shooting (and not
always well) on high definition video cameras. Digital is here to
stay, but it comes with the myth that film is dead, gone and not
used. In real life, feature films, TV shows, concerts and even music
videos have not ceased using film, the only format proven to be
archival. Despite Kodak's troubles, they never
stopped making motion picture film, even if Fuji recently quit.
Kodak just finalized a great contract with the Hollywood studios and
some if the greatest filmmakers of all time to mak a half-billion
feet of 35mm negative annually no matter how much gets used... but it
will get used.
is great news for serious film fans as film always
offers visual HD video cannot, no matter how good its gets by its
very nature. Some even know how to combine both (the great DP Robert
Elswit on the underrated Nightcrawler)
to effect. Yet, oddly, there has been a sudden, shicking hatred of
and even war (highly unnecessary as it is) against celluloid film
that makes zero sense until you realize why. For studios, it
mechanically has been about cutting costs, but digital productions
cost more long-term to preserve than film and when you get into huge
budgets and how much the latest HD cameras are to buy or rent,
important is what is has unintentionally revealed about lesser
filmmakers (who in many cases, never really belonged in the
business), writers (especially quote whores who are aomng the biggest
cinematic illiterates around) and others who simply cannot handle
mature, intelligent, challenging cinema that has something to say.
As a result, we have seen many articles...
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Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List
the World' appears on the 56th Grammy Entry List in the categories of
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration,
and Best Rap Song.
November 15, 2013 - The
has selected the original version of Around
the rap/sung collaboration by Art featuring Ike C, for inclusion on
the 56th Grammy Entry List in four categories. Around
in the entry categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best
Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap Song. Members of the Recording
Academy vote from the 56th Grammy Entry List for the nominees for the
2014 Grammy Awards.
here to listen to a clip of Around the World.
Grammy Award for Record of the Year recognizes the artist; the
tracking, mix and mastering engineers; and the producer. Chaz
Peacock tracked Around
Charles Constantino and Chaz Peacock mixed the song. Garrett Haines
mastered the Charles Constantino production of Around
awards for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song recognize the
songwriters. Steven "Art" Williams wrote the rap lyrics
Isaac "Ike C" Cummings and Charles Constantino wrote the
sung lyrics. Charles Constantino wrote the music for the song. The
Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration recognizes the artists.
member of ASCAP,
the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers--is the
exclusive publisher of Around
a division of Core Media House L.L.C., released the song.
Core Media House cofounder and chief creative officer Charles
Constantino produced and co-wrote the Somerhill recordings of Free
Your Mind (Tara Na)
Both of the Somerhill recordings appeared on the 52nd Grammy Entry
List in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group
with Vocals and Best Rock Song.
original version of Around
is available at Amazon,
and other Internet retailers. The song is available in FLAC, MP3-320
and MP3 file types at CD
On March 17, 2013, Around
reached number two on the list of the bestselling MP3 songs in neo
soul at Amazon.
here to request additional information.
here for a PDF version of the preceding press release,
Ike C, Charles Constantino on 56th Grammy Entry List.”
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