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DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous! See what the drive of determination can create or destroy!

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.
~William Faulkner


Enjoy more from Eisenstein!

Eisenstein spent a lot of time thinking about the uses and implications of montage. Let’s have a look at his five kinds of montage.






To kick off a month of classic Russian film, we sink our teeth into Sergei Einstein;  the Grandfather of modern montage. Today’s mash-ups and dub jobs can find their roots among a handful of Russian filmmakers who could not always afford the production costs of filming and instead went through the archives and told new stories that are celebrated and respected today. We will bring you much more on this subject throughout the month but for now enjoy Autobiography, a film about Eisenstein that is somewhat dishonest with its title.

We’ve been some slovenly dullards ourselves lately.

Look for a new take on the blog come this New Year but for the time being, here’s some Christmas cheer from Howard Taft.

We are very pleased that curator Risa Shoup (Former Programming Director of chashama and contributor to the Huffington Post) has chosen GAF for the BRIC featured artist Short List! (Not to be confused with the “short bus” or “the short end of the stick.”) In fact, The Short List is a periodically created list by well-known artists and arts professionals BRIC invites to curate and we appreciate the tip of the hat!

Check it out here:

See the slide show here:

Final Musical Interlude!
An apocalyptic look at bubbles, the destruction they cause and the cities they clean.
Bubble City: Featuring Andy Lachance
“Edgar’s Theme” from The Cabin Sessions by Andy Lachance.
Music and photography by Andy Lachance.
Animated and mixed by Cat Gilbert.

If you missed our other musical interludes, check them all out here!

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey

Musical Interlude number 2! Music very kindly lent by harmonica aficionado Sxip Shirey, animation and gratuity provided by Cat Gilbert and some badly abused footage of 1950s volcanoes. Result? Eruption of gratuity!

Original Song:

Original Footage:

After Jeff worked his fingers to the skeletal core on Halloween we’ve given him a little breather to finish up a exciting and long anticipated feature film. However, that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t keep on coming! We’ve got three new pieces featuring some terrific musicians accompanied by our visual interpretations ! First up a goody from Halloween featuring Ras Moshe and others!

Time, that elusive saint, waits for no man and little more for women. Let it tick, you won’t sway it’s stance as it chimes out the eternal hidden noise.

Ras Moshe-Arrangement
Shayna Dulberger-Bass
Dave Ross-Guitar
Charles Downs-Drums

This is a re-imagined Donald Duck cartoon remix constructed using 50 classic Walt Disney animated shorts from the 1930s to 1960s. Donald’s life is turned upside-down by the current economic crisis and he finds himself unemployed and falling behind on his house payments. As his frustration turns into despair Donald discovers a seemingly sympathetic voice coming from his radio named Glenn Beck.

Will Donald’s feelings of disenfranchisement lead him to be persuaded by his radio’s increasingly paranoid and divisive rhetoric? Or will our favorite Disney duck decide that this voice is not actually on his side after all? Watch and find out!

• Listen to Glenn Beck’s response on his radio show to this remix video:
YouTube via –

• Better yet check out ikat381’s remix of Beck’s response using Mickey Mouse:

This transformative remix work constitutes a fair-use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. “Right Wing Radio Duck” by Jonathan McIntosh is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License – permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution.

• Please link back to my website:
• English captions are now working in case you’re not fluent in duck-speak

• Learn about fair-use at the Center for Social Media:
• Learn about transformative works at the OTW:

• Useful Media Matters archive of Glenn Beck clips:
• Partially inspired by Noam Chomsky on the Tea Party:
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Jonathan McIntosh

List of Cartoons used:
• Window Cleaner – 1940
• Lucky Number – 1951
• Symphony Hour – 1942 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Put-Put Troubles – 1940
• Donald’s Dilemma -1947
• The Autograph Hound – 1939
• Duck for Hire – 1957 (Wonderful World of Color)
• The New Spirit – 1943
• Donald’s Dream Voice – 1948
• Cured Duck – 1945
• Donald and the Gorilla – 1944
• The Volunteer Worker – 1940
• Moving Day – 1936 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Crime – 1945
• Donald’s Cousin Gus – 1939
• Donald’s Nephews – 1938
• Home Defense – 1943
• Donald’s happy Birthday – 1949
• Canine Casanova – 1945 (Pluto cartoon)
• Father’s Day Off – 1953 (Goofy cartoon)
• Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip – 1940 (Mickey Mouse cartoon)
• Donald’s Penguin – 1939
• Daddy Duck – 1948
• Lion Around – 1950
• Der Fuehrer’s Face – 1943
• Self Control – 1938
• How to Be A Sailor – 1944 (Goofy cartoon)
• Duck Pimples – 1945
• The Eyes Have It – 1945
• The Three Caballeros – 1945
• Thru the Mirror – 1936 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Day Off – 1944
• Spare the rod – 1954
• Donald in Mathmagic Land – 1959
• Mickey’s Christmas Carol – 1983 (Mickey Mouse Cartoon)
• Donald’s Double Trouble – 1946
• The Trail of Donald Duck – 1948
• Clown of the Jungle – 1947
• Early to Bed – 1941
• Donald’s Diary – 1954
• Chef Donald – 1941
• Straight Shooters – 1947
• Aquamania – 1961 (Goofy cartoon)
• Golden Eggs – 1941
• No Hunting – 1955

Audio only:
• The Riveter – 1940
• Donald’s Camera – 1941
• Hook, Lion & Sinker – 1950
• Blame It On The Samba – 1948
• A Good Time for A Dime – 1941

Radio Audio:
• The Today Show – NBC (Fat cat’s radio)
• The Alyona Show – RT America (Fat cat’s radio)
• The Glenn Beck Program – Premiere Radio Networks (Donald’s radio)
• Glenn Beck – Fox News Channel (Donald’s radio)
• Glenn Beck – CNN (Donald’s radio)

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Here’s another one from AmyWamie. Check out more of her slick flicks here at her you tube site.