Thursday, July 31, 2008

Here we are all awesome

DIY DAYS LA - When the Audience Takes Control - panel

fund, create, distribute and sustain

The founders of the FH2A festival talk about the future of media in a digital society.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Want to see Ai?

Ai Stab, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

From Here to Awesome has just begun and as a result my film is getting distribution in a myriad of different outlets, the first of which starts today.

You can purchase a DVD of the film from indieflix for $6. If you prefer downloading a compressed version of the film, go to Caachi and download a torrent for $1.99 for either an ipod viewable mp4 or an avi for your computer. Do you use vudu? If so, you can already view the film as part of your package.

Please help support Ai by paying for it from any of these sites. If you can't afford to fork over a few bucks, I will be releasing a watermarked version of the film next week on social network sites, but purchasing it in some fashion is the best way to support Ai. Stay updated for more screenings, information and videos on my personal FH2A page, my youtube, my flickr and my twitter and check out my newly launched Facebook fan page for "Ai". Thanks and I hope you enjoy the film!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Behind the Ai

Ai - Behind the Scenes from ZAFFI Pictures on Vimeo.
Check out a collection of behind the scenes moments during the filming of my new short film "Ai". Be sure to subscribe to me in some fashion to be the first to see the film.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Blur'd Visionz

&, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

So I went to a wedding in Montreal over the weekend and took some cool slow shutter speed light drawing blur pictures. Please check em out!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Mind's Ai

Ai defend, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

If you haven't already seen the slew of behind the scenes pictures on my flickr, please go look at them. I promise you will see something.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ai is featured in FH2A online dsitrubution festival

ambush, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

So as people who know me know...I'm a huge proponent of online distribution for all forms of media. I had a vision 5 or 6 years ago that this business model will eventually become so powerful for independent voices that it cannot be denied.

A few months ago I submitted my labor of love short film "Ai" to what I believe is an intriguing and amazing social experiment, From Here to Awesome. The concept? Use the power of the internet and social network to market and sell your film directly to the audience. I believe deeply in this core concept as I envision a future revolution of all forms of media to become distributed in this fashion, directly from the artist.

So please continue to support the film by checking out my page, my FH2A article and follow me in whichever social network you prefer to stay updated with news of the film and be the first to experience it.

Murakami@ Brooklyn Museum of Art

murakami apocalypse special, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

So I've been pretty busy these last two weeks. I started a new job, fractured my elbow and finished compiling a massive DVD encoding job. But in between all the chaos that is my life I was able to check out the spectacular Takashi Murakami exhibit at the always delightful Brooklyn Museum of Art. I was able to snap some amazing pics despite having to constantly avoid the museum guards...enjoy!

Light Blurs

frequency frequently, originally uploaded by rasdourian.

Check out my collection of blurry photos from the frequency concert I went to here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mahalo Jason Calacanis!

I'm a Twitter addict. Why? Because I heard about it on the awesome TWIT podcast where Mr. Jason Calacanis, creator of the equally awesome "human-powered search engine" Mahalo, frequently makes an appearance and thus I follow him on Twitter. Soooo I was checking my tweets one day and lo and behold Mr. Calacanis posted a link to get a free Mahalo towel for the first 100 people that click it. I wasn't sure if I had made the cut, but sure enough I got a special package in the mail and I am now in possesion of a fantastic Mahalo towel. So thank you very much Mr. Calacanis, it's an awesome towel!