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Scars of Silence (formerly Journey to Armenia) from Nubar Alexanian on Vimeo.
As the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide approaches, an Armenian-American father and daughter embark on a journey to commemorate the genocide with a powerful act of reparative rebellion. As dangerous as it may be, Nubar and Abby Alexanian are going to try to purchase the ancestral land that had been owned by their family before the Ottoman Turks systematically killed and displaced their family, and millions of others. Their intention is to create not only a right of return, but a site of return, a step toward healing for not only their family but that other Armenians visiting their ancestral homeland in Eastern Turkey might embrace.
What is revealed in this provocative 60-minute personal documentary is both the legacy of the genocide on a contemporary Armenian family, and the ways that the persecution of the Armenian people continues to be perpetuated today. Given that the Turkish Government is still denying the staggering act of inhumanity they perpetrated against the Armenians, and the fact that American history books and media outlets have barely touched upon the complexities of what happened 100 years ago and its continuing effects – psychological and political — Scars of Silence will provide a timely and thought provoking personal account of what it means to be Armenian today, and how their identity, meaning and moral place in the world has been so profoundly changed.
Director/Producer: Nubar Alexanian
Writer/Producer: Abby Alexanian
Executive Producer: Errol Morris
Consulting Producer: Jocelyn Glatzer
Editor: Sabrina Zanella-Foresi
Story Consultant: Linda Garmon
Start Date: October 2011 Release Date: 2015
Fiscal Sponsor: Filmmakers Collaborative
Target running time: 60 minutes
Walker Creek Media, LLC
Twenty-nine year old Michael Magner, owner of a sub shop and pizzeria, decided to open an authentic Italian restaurant in Beverly, Massachusetts. He needed a chef. Paolo Laboa, a two star Michelin chef, had just moved to Massachusetts with his wife and children from San Francisco. This award-winning chef couldn’t find a job anywhere in the Boston area. Calling All Chefs is the story of the improbable meeting of these two men and the magic they created.–Nubar Alexanian
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Shot at 1000fps, the dancer made one move that was only a few seconds long which plays out to just over a minute.
This is a piece we did for the non-profit division of a high end audio company. It’s a short doc about the language of music produced to inspire middle school students to find their own voice in the world of music. Shot in HD and recorded in surround, the original Musically Speaking was translated into 30 languages and we expect this version to be well on it’s way. We worked with an extremely talented team of musicians, composer, audio engineers of the highest caliber. Nubar’s role: Creative Director & Director/DP.
This was part of a larger project we did for a high end audio company of a flamenco performance we produced in Madrid. We followed these musicians and dancers, most of whom had never worked together, as they rehearsed their way to the performance. The performances were magical. If you like flamenco music, you’ll love this.
The dancer isn’t actually dancing, but making a 4 second move with the cloth shot at 1000fps that plays out to about a minute and a half. We did quite a few takes before we got it right. It’s always amazing to see what something looks like shot at high speeds.
Stills and HD video all shot with the iPhone4 of the building, launch and maiden voyage of the Schooner Ardelle, designed and built by Harold Burnham & Friends in Essex, Massachusetts. Using iPhone4’s, the Youbiq Gymbl, a handheld grip for shooting smooth video, and FilmicPro, an app used by many pros. Cameras: Nubar Alexanian & Rebecca Koch.
Youbiq Gymbl for iPhone 4/4s from Nubar Alexanian on Vimeo.
We created this video for Youbiq, LLC to introduce their amazing new product, the Gymbl, a handheld grip that makes it easy to shoot smooth video and steady stills with an iPhone 4/4S. We shot all the live action footage with the iPhone4 using a Gymbl. Walker Creek Media was involved at every stage of development: from concept, through production, to editing and polishing the final video.
Shot with Phantom Camera at 500fps.