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The Monks who Place the Stones

On Tuesday there was a lecture in Moscow by Shiro Nakane about Japanese landscape design. He is perhaps the foremost practitioner of Japanese landscape design and his father before him, designing gardens on a scale of many acres. He talked … Continue reading

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New Film – Japan Philosophical Landscapes

Have been working constantly on the old film Japan Philosophical Landscapes film. Have made a new version in a different format and finally I managed to get an edited version which works. Certainly it is good enough to put up … Continue reading

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The Russian Avant-garde and the New Epoch

Why write and make films about the Russian avant-garde. Basically I was inspired by the artists of the avant-garde. David Burliuk, the father of Russian futurism, for example inspired a film and whole new journey both physically and inwardly.The film … Continue reading

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Tokyo Journey and Japan Philosophical Landscapes

The short film Tokyo Journey has been released and is gaining quite a bit of interest which is encouraging. I am at the moment working on a downloadable version which can also be accessed as a DVD (just in case … Continue reading

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Tokyo Journey – new release

The new film about Tokyo is finally released from Michael Craig and Copernicus Films: Check out the film below: There is also a bit of commentary here which is not necessarily an explanation but more in the way of background. … Continue reading

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Completion Short Tokyo film

On the final run of the short film set in Tokyo which is another part of the series Japan Philosophical Landscapes. Sound track is in place and completely mixed, although no doubt I will tinker with it until the end, … Continue reading

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Future Projects and completing some past ones

At the moment there are several projects winding up so it leaves time to reflect on the future. Firstly the short film I have been editing, Journey Through Tokyo is gradually coming to fruition. Only one or two scenes to … Continue reading

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Woman in the Dunes – A dry stone garden?

Woman in the Dunes is a powerful piece of Japanese cinema which displays many themes and characteristics  unique to Japan. While the relationship between the man and the woman is significant and maybe paramount it is the backdrop of sand … Continue reading

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Tokyo short film in edit mode

Information about the short film shot in Tokyo. More updates on the way but below are two still from the film. For more information about the series Japan Philosophical Landscapes click here:

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Tokyo Dreams

I have been working on an ongoing short film about Tokyo and its unseen character. It will be part of the Japan – Philosophical Landscapes Film Project. I don’t really know how to explain but if you spend a long … Continue reading

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