[Frameworks] Tree of Life

From: C Keefer <keefco_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 12:06:48 -0700 (GMT-07:00)

Re J. Mabe's question below...

We can now disclose that Center for Visual Music (CVM) did indeed consult Malick regarding artists to create the abstract, experimental sequences for Malick's new film Tree of Life.

Here's a link to an interview with one of the artists we referred to Malick, Scott Nyerges, whose work was licensed. Note the line about getting paid:
"I got paid more money for licensing that one clip than I’ve ever been paid for ten years of filmmaking."

The Secret Experiments Inside the Tree of Life

The only other comment we can make at this time is that yes, Malick did indeed borrow, purchase and study copies of Jordan Belson's films (that should be obvious...). Unfortunately it was not logistically or practically possible to hire Belson to create new work, under their outlined requirements for their production process.

Cindy Keefer
Center for Visual Music
CVM email: cvmaccess (at) gmail.com
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Official Jordan Belson research pages:

-----Forwarded Message-----
>From: "J. Mabe" <brack_28_at_yahoo.com>
>Sent: Dec 16, 2010 8:30 AM
>To: frameworks_at_jonasmekasfilms.com
>Subject: [Frameworks] Tree of Life
>So I just saw this thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLPe0fHuZsc
>And it reminded me of this thing: http://www.hi-beam.net/fw/fw33/0404.html
>Is anyone from frameworks involved?
>-JB Mabe

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