Bryan believes that as a culture we cannot afford to be so blind, not to read the "writing on the wall." The canvas walls of our city streets are being used like newspapers uses paper, to tell the story of the people's daily struggle and search for identity. Of course, this controversial public art dialogue is articulated with allot more flavor, attitude, passion and conviction. We study hieroglyphics and cave writings to try to understand its connection to it's culture but somehow we choose to disregard the messages being blasted loudly and in 3D on today's graffiti filled walls. It doesn't make sense.
Because of the overwhelming demand to see the National Educational Media Network "Gold Apple" award winning series, I've decided to make it available, via home computer. So many people are watching movies on their home computers now ; it was inevitable. The quality of the technology is at a place where I see no reason why I shouldn't make the viewing of the series more convenient for Artists, Teachers, Art Administrators, Students and Youth Service Experts, explains Filmmaker Bob Bryan.
With a simple click of a mouse, viewers can simply
watch the GV Documentaries as "Streaming
not have to download anything onto their computer. This "true streaming" architecture actually adjusts to viewers'
connections as they watch movies. Thus, "true streaming movies" play in real-time with no delays for downloading.
"Appropriate and useful classroom material..."
Committee for the Los Angeles County Office of Education
"The strength of your Documentary is that you focus on the commentary
of the artists...to understand their thinking and what motivates them is
really important to an appreciation of this art form."
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
"The minority artists are so well represented and come across with such
integrity, intelligence, and cultural and artistic knowledge. This will
do a great deal to help dispel the usually wrong impression that Graffiti
Artists are anti-intellectual and unaware of anything other than their
own wish to express themselves..."
Andrew Connors, National Museum, Smithsonian Institution
"Close-up and personal! This newly released and beautifully produced Documentary uncovers the underground Los Angeles Graffiti Art Movement and explores it's relation to contemporary Hip-Hop Culture." Public Art Review
"This well-produced examination of an underground art form, explained by the artists who created it will add a new dimension to art classes and to library video collections. We recommend its use in High Schools and College Art Classes." School Library Journal
"A must-see video to understand what is happening to the inner world
of today's Urban Children."
Bob Bryan is an Multi Award-Winning Independent Filmmaker living in Hollywood California. He is currently Executive Producing The New China Project: A New Understanding, shooting on location in China, and a series of Entertainment and Educational Interstitials whose content is aimed specifically towards transmission distribution on Cellphones and other wireless handheld devices. Bob is represented by WirelessDeveloper Agency.com (http://www.wirelessdeveloper.com/)
Editors interested in reviewing the Graffiti Verite' Series On-line, please contact Loida for special access codes:
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Fax: 323 / 856-0855