Nigel Shafran has made a film called ‘Today Everyday’ about the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today is the most popular programme on Radio 4 – with over seven and a half million listeners a week. It was launched in late October 1957, and – as part of it’s sixtieth anniversary – Shafran has made a series of video portraits of the presenters; which are now on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
Filmed in and around the Today studio over three days in July 2017, John Humphrys, Sarah Montague, Mishal Husain, Nick Robinson and Justin Webb were questioned by Shafran about their daily lives.
Speaking about Today Everyday Shafran says “my thoughts were concerned with how the Today presenters bring world events into our homes, but what is of interest to me are the details of people’s lives, the day – to – day domestic, the personal, non-events often overlooked, which include details such as eating habits, shopping lists, relatives talked to, memories.”
To see the video on the NPG youtube channel click here
DoBeDo is proud to announce the release of Frank Lebon’s newest film, LEAD, which was independently made, self-funded, and co-produced by DoBeDo Productions.
LEAD is a film following a dog that witnesses a murder and roams the streets of south London after being separated from its owner. It dives between black and white silent story telling to colourful abstract dream sequences peppered with memories and crime scenes.
DoBeDo contributor Sean Vegezzi is releasing a booklet, ‘SCOTT’ this weekend in New York City.
Organised by Vegezzi, Spencer Tullis and Alec Tinmar, the publication is an attempt to place the societal fixation on archetypal characters of the urban environment within larger concepts of art history and contemporary theoretical frameworks.
The booklet, bound by black plastic spirals and protected by a clear cover, is a direct reference to the ‘pitch books’ given by investment banks to potential investors. White text sits on burgundy pages within the printed booklet. Interspersed throughout are quotes from architecture critic Montgomery Schuyler, presented as they were written in a private brochure printed for Frank Winfield Woolworth in 1913. The contributions included within ‘SCOTT’ are largely works of fiction; elaborations on biases and cartoonish stereotypes sprouted from unsavoury personal recollections.
‘SCOTT’ is released on Saturday February 6th 2016, inside of the atrium at 60 Wall Street.
Saturday February 6th 2016 / 1-4PM
Inside of the atrium at 60 Wall Street,
North side of Wall Street between William and Pearl Streets
‘Reely and Truly’ is a new 30-minute documentary film on contemporary photographers and their practices by Tyrone Lebon.
Lebon’s intention is for the film to be a photographic object in itself. It is shot on all available celluloid formats (including 65mm, 35mm, super 16mm, 16mm, and super 8mm). The film has a free structure with an unconventional narrative, taking on the form of a visual poem.
Featuring DoBeDo contributors such as Mark Lebon, Dick Jewell, Jason Evans, Nigel Shafran, and Charchakaj Waikawee, as well as Juergen Teller, Jack Webb, Sean Vegezzi, Fumiko Imano, Lina Scheynius, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takashi Homma, Ari Marcopoulos, Jill Freedman, Nick Sethi, Asger Carlsen, Arne Svenson, Petra Collins, Tim Barber, Renee Cox, Mario Sorrenti, and Lele Saveri.
This film is part of the ongoing ‘Reely and Truly’ project which will culminate in a book of photographs, texts and films about the practice of over 30 contemporary photographers to be published by DoBeDo in 2015. This 30 minute film is an extended trailer for that project.
Click here to pre-order the book.
TITLE: ‘Reely and Truly’ Film
DATE: October 2014
DURATION: 29 mins 17 secs