Behind The Scenes: The Complete Series

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With David Hockney, Julie Taymor, Wayne Thiebaud, David Parsons, Max Roach and more!

Hosted by magicians Penn and Teller, this award-winning series goes behind the scenes to discover the creative process with renowned artists.

Includes:

David Hockney, the world-famous artist, shows how modern artists play with the conventions of perspective, illusion of depth and the vanishing point.

Julie Taymor, the director of the acclaimed Broadway hit The Lion King, here creates an extraordinary kind of visual theatre using puppets, masks and music.

Artist Wayne Thiebaud shows how volume, shape and movement can transform a simple line into art, and Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, demonstrates the art of comic strips.

David Parsons, a choreographer and dancer, shows how dances can begin with the simplest everyday moments.

JoAnna Falletta, one of America's most promising young conductors, shows how a symphony orchestra uses layers of sound to create music.

Robert Gil de Montes, the celebrated painter, relies on the imaginative use of color to create art that reflects a keen awareness of his Mexican roots.

Carrie Mae Weems, the photographer, shows how to create meaning in a photograph. William Wegman helps out with one of his playful Weimaraner dogs!

Jazz pianist Allen Toussaint, assisted by Bobby McFerrin demonstrates teh art of musical composition by writing a melody at the piano and then recording it in a studio.

Sculptor Nancy Graves gives a dramatic introduction to how sculptors work with balance, often in gravity defying ways.

Max Roach, the legendary jazz percussionist, brings the accent to music, using funky rhythms to feel the beat.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Oct 10 2002
  • Empire SKU 455145
  • UPC Code 720229910439
  • Studio  First Run Features
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 3
  • Disc SS-SL

Features

Artist Biographies
Scene Access
Interactive Menus

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

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