A retired street wise criminal, is leaving his life of crime in hopes of making it big in the music business. When his attempt at stardom fails, he returns to his hometown where his old friends convince him to join them for one more heist.
I recently had the chance to work with a friend on a short film he wrote, directed and starred in. Needless to say, it was a very different experience than the standard shoot. Another good friend (who has his own blog here) graded the footage for us using a Kodak 2383 LUT with some adjustments and here are a few stills.
What is the point of art? Why have millions of dollars, hours and even lives been put at risk for it? Why would anyone bother getting up and ready at the crack of dawn just to paint or take a picture? More intriguingly, why do people readily pay millions and laud some of these as masterpieces? Because art works.
Art -when looked at objectively- is the most primitive form of communication. At least musical, visual and plastic arts are so because they represent a human attempt to communicate a feeling, theme or idea through raw materials into a physical form.(The only thing I excluded then is writing, which is through and through a human invention, made for practical purposes first and artistic ones later.) Ultimately, art's purpose is to communicate these things. It's why an artist must be well in tune with feelings and human experiences, because art that does not relate is not good art.
Art works. Whether the audience is conscious of how it takes effect or not, art is effective at one thing and it is to communicate. This is where a lot of conflict rises, particularly with modern art. Before modern art(during the renaissance,) the perception of art for many was purely decorative. Therefore, it had to be beautiful.