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video: the NEW ORLEANS HIP HOP ARCHIVE

video: the NEW ORLEANS HIP HOP ARCHIVE
f. Mystikal, Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, Quickie Mart
directed by Dick Darby | music by Beats By The Pound

the New Orleans Hip Hop Archive Kickstarter page
Twitter [@nohiphoparchive] | Facebook | Amistad Research Center

The NOLA Hiphop Archive was founded in 2012 as an effort to collect, document, and make accessible to the public the oral histories of New Orleans’ influential rappers, producers and DJs who helped to create and popularize hiphop and bounce music traditions in the city and beyond. Founded in 2012 by Tulane graduate student, Holly Hobbs, the Archive currently holds more than 30 videotaped interviews with the city’s hiphop and bounce artists and pioneers, including Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Dee-1, Ricky B, DJ Raj Smoove, Nesby Phips, Nicky da B & Rusty Lazer, and Queen Blackkold Madina, star of the Academy Award-winning Katrina documentary, Trouble the Water. In conjunction with materials from the Where They At bounce exhibit, the community-accessible NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive will launch with the support of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in Spring 2014. That means that beginning in the spring of next year, the previous collected interviews––along with Where They At interviews and materials––will be accessible to the public both online and in person at the Amistad Research Center free of charge. The Kickstarter initiative will be used to assist in the collection of an additional 30 new videotaped oral histories, to be completed by the end of 2014, as well as the creation of a digital viewing station, housed in the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. A donation of any amount toward our successful goal will help to further document and provide support and recognition for these important members of our creative community and beyond. Holly Hobbs is currently completing her PhD at Tulane University and writing her dissertation on post-Katrina hiphop and recovery in New Orleans.

Written By: James Dunn

Fresh Guacamole by PES (Official HD version)

The 2013 Academy Award® Nominated film by PES. Fresh Guacamole is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar®.

Fresh Guacamole was originally commisioned by Showtime as part of its “Short Stories” series and first appeared on Showtime’s YouTube channel for a period of 1 year (March 7, 2012 – March 7, 2013). In that time the film tallied 7,842,373 views. Since YouTube does not allow view counts on a film to be transferred between channels, the upload here on PESfilm has to start again at zero. It is the only place online to see the film for free.

 

Paperman 3D

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with the Oscar®-nominated short, “Paperman.” Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him. Created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Paperman” pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction.