SCREEN: Signal Strength by Chris Shimojima

For all of you who live in sprawling metropolitans I’m sure you’ve experienced the talented street performers – the saxophonist, drummers, dancers,  harpists, flutists, what have you. Some of you, including myself, have thought while reveling in their jam session, ‘wouldn’t this sound so much better accompanied by other instruments’? Filmmaker Chris Shimojima may have thought [...]

November 10, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Slaves of the Rave by William Garratt

When you go to your favorite concert and look around, you’ll notice your fellow show attendees have many similarities.  (And I’m not talking about the matching tees you all hopefully bought at the merch table to support your favorite artist!).  From fashion, to types of drinks, to dance moves, head bob mannerisms, use of slang, [...]

October 22, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: The Missing Scarf by Eoin Duffy

This short film was such a joy to watch. Starting off with a simple and ethical themes, such as ‘don’t be afraid of what you don’t know’ to ‘be prepared for anything, The Missing Scarf develops into a deep film with profound metaphysical and existential messages. It’s like the best kind of storytelling mixed with [...]

October 15, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: SF – One Sec Shots by Brian Emerick

Living in New York, there is no other comparable experience.  The energy, the sights, the sounds provides me with stimulation that no other city can.  I find myself bored spending more than 1 week in any other city.  And having lived here for almost 10 years, it’s safe to say that NYC is my adopted [...]

October 9, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 1

SHORT FILM: Floating by Greg Jardin

From movies and shows about Robots, to Legos, to cars, to planes, humans have always been able to find empathy for abstract non-human.  ”Floating” by Greg Jardin is an urban love story about a character made entirely of balloons who feels lost and/or ostracized amongst a large metropolitan diaspora.  The moment he meets someone (on [...]

October 1, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Black Market Takes Over the iPhone 6 Lines

We are living in very sad times when lines for the new iPhone 6 are populated by black market resellers and not tech geeks.  I credit it to consumerism in a globalized economy.  Since the iPhone 6 is not being released in China until 2015, the black market has provided a loophole – 1) pay [...]

September 26, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0

SCREEN: NAVER Webtoon – A Fresh New Look At The Cartoon Industry

Audiences have traditionally watched cartoons through familiar platforms such as cable television and film.  However, in today’s tech-savvy world, low-cost distribution platforms such as mobile apps and the Internet are transforming the animation industry. Similar to what is occurring in journalism, content is increasingly provided by freelancers and amateur creators.  Webtoons are culled by popularity.  [...]

September 24, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN: Adult Swim Premieres Mike Tyson’s Mysteries at Comicon

Ever since his stint in the original Hangover series, Mike Tyson has remerged to be a hipster hero of late. So it’s not surprising that he would get his own show on Adult Swim. The series looks to be a spoof of Scooby Doo with a splash of Mr T (remember that) combined with the [...]

July 28, 2014 Winston "Stone" Ford Culture, Screen 0

SCREEN – Cool Ad, Japanese Schoolgirl Chase

Now I wish all advertisements were like this.  In this Japanese soft drink ad, two schoolgirls chase each other around the city of Atami showing off their death-defying stunts, advanced parkour skills, and game of Tag badass-ery.  But let’s not be fooled here, the soda company’s editors have pretty awesome film editing skills as well. [...]

July 28, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0

SCREEN & OPINION: Selfies Anonymous

In 2013, Oxford Dictionary proclaimed the word “selfie” as the word of the year.  As you may have noticed, the ‘selfie’ has moved beyond a simple method of taking a picture of oneself to becoming a worldwide cultural phenomena.  And it’s not slowing down anytime soon.  Celebrities like Ellen takes selfies while hosting the Oscar [...]

July 21, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Featured, Screen 2

SCREEN: Samurai Kills It With Soccer Tricks

In celebration of this year’s World Cup 2014 in Brazil, Japanese Noodle Company Nissin released this very cool ad of Red Bull athlete Kotaru Tokuda dressing up in a Samurai attire and killing it with soccer (or should I say futbol) tricks.  For you soccer fans, this is a must watch as you see the [...]

June 12, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Screen 0

SCREEN: Shepard Fairey – Obey This Film

There’s been a number of films and documentaries based on street-artist, designer, turned cultural icon Shepard Fairey.  However, with Brett Novak’s Obey This Film, we get a first-hand account from the man himself – Mr. Fairey – describing his artistic inspiration and development, to the marketing of his work allowing his art to reach the culturally [...]

June 5, 2014 Jon "Law" Heredia Featured, Screen 0