Anupa Thakurta and Bharatanatyam, one of the oldest Indian classical dance styles

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest dance forms of India, and nowadays is also one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles in that country. In Atlanta, we went to the Deeksha School of Performing Arts where dancer and choreographer Anupa Thakurta is teaching and spreading the knowledge of Bharatanatyam to a wider community.

Anupa learned this Indian classical dance under the tutelage of Padmashri Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. When she moved to Atlanta, she set up a dance studio as a platform for students to appreciate the dance form, that with a wide range of movements and postures, lends itself to experimental and fusion choreography.

At the Deeksha School of Performing Arts she teaches Bharatanatyam juxtaposed with other dance forms, and occasionally, they produce performances open to the public where they showcase the beauty and captivating movements of this dance style. They presented their last show “Aakriti” at the Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta.

By Felipe Barral

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Behind the Scenes with organist Ken Double and the Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo’ organ

We went backstage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta to talk with Ken Double, the masterful organist who plays the beloved “Mighty Mo.” The world’s second largest theater organ, it utilizes 3,622 pipes ranging from the size of a ball point pen to 32 feet tall and wide enough for a man to stand in, and, says Double, “It is a privilege to play.”

By Felipe Barral

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Rethinking living spaces with SCADPAD

We went to experience SCADpad, the project created by the Savannah College of Art and Design retrofitting a parking garage deck at their Atlanta campus as living space.

The idea of rethinking urban living spaces is very important for cities around the world, addressing the increasing number of people living in them. The question of how to do it, is still looking for answers.

Small houses seem to be a trendy concept for Millennials and millennial minded.

What do you need to call a place home? Can you transform parking buildings into living communities? Felipe Barral went to explore SCADpad spending the night in one of the houses.

By Felipe Barral

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PIXEL Full version Episode Recaps – a film by Felipe Barral at W Atlanta-Downtown’s Digital Billboard

IGNI productions, the G channel & W Atlanta-Downtown hotel present a special video with the full version of the groundbreaking public cinematographic event PIXEL by filmmaker Felipe Barral. In this video we present all 13 episodes back to back with just city noise as it was seen on the streets of Atlanta.

After 8 months of public display on the largest outdoor digital screen (billboard) in North America, PIXEL final Episode #13 was released in April 2014. 250 thousand people watch this particular billboard each day in Atlanta.

PIXEL is a short film released in 13 episodes over 26 weeks on W Atlanta-Downtown hotel’s digital billboard overlooking the highways I-75 & I-85 in the heart of Atlanta. Part of the Billboard Film Series created by Felipe Barral.

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IGNI PRODUCTIONS and THE G CHANNEL in association with W ATLANTA DOWNTOWN present

a FELIPE BARRAL production / a FELIPE BARRAL film

JOHN WELKER, NICOLE JONES & NATASHA NYANIN

PIXEL – Produced, Directed, Written, Filmed & Edited by Felipe Barral

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PIXEL Final Episode Recaps #3 – a film by Felipe Barral at W Atlanta-Downtown’s Digital Billboard

IGNI productions, the G channel & W Atlanta-Downtown hotel present the third and final Episode Recaps of the groundbreaking public cinematographic event PIXEL by filmmaker Felipe Barral.

After 8 months of public display on the largest outdoors digital screen (billboard) in North America, we are now down to the last episode of the event. Here you can watch all 13 episodes so you can follow the film and the project.

PIXEL is a short film released in 13 episodes over 26 weeks on W Atlanta-Downtown hotel’s digital billboard overlooking the highways I-75 & I-85 in the heart of Atlanta.

Join the conversation at: #WPixel

IGNI PRODUCTIONS and THE G CHANNEL in association with W ATLANTA DOWNTOWN present

a FELIPE BARRAL production / a FELIPE BARRAL film

JOHN WELKER, NICOLE JONES & NATASHA NYANIN

PIXEL – Produced, Directed, Written, Filmed & Edited by Felipe Barral

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Felipe Barral Documentary: a creative human venture

A documentary exploring the creative world of filmmaker, producer, musician, artist and writer Felipe Barral by IGNI productions and the G channel.

Felipe Barral is an artist who expresses himself in many ways –through his visual works (documentaries, films, video/art multimedia installations & TV shows), his music (both as a performer and composer), his art (painting and photography) and his writing (he’s a poet and a journalist) . He is also a Chilean journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy.

Felipe is a bilingual producer creating content both in English and Spanish. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer/Director of his production company “IGNI Productions” and their online channel for the arts “the G channel”. Felipe is also a Senior Features Producer at the CNN International & CNN en Español Special Projects unit. He has received several awards and lately has been a guest speaker in film & TV production conferences.

As a filmmaker, Felipe explores and experiments with the audio visual language to create projects that capture the dangerous path of a creative human venture. Listening to the heartbeat of life he thinks in images, syllables and pigments. He talks in music, words and colors. He speaks the visual language that our modern culture understands.

Felipe Barral is also a published writer/poet. He has published the books of poems “Aion” (2001); “El libro de Isamar” (“The Book of Isamar, 2000); “Múrberon, el Verdadero Papel de la Poesía” (“Múrberon, the True Paper of Poetry”, 1998); and “Duerme” (“Sleep” in 1998). In 1999 he released the album “Nosferatu”, the soundtrack he wrote for the 1922 silent movie “Nosferatu” by German filmmaker F.W. Murnau.

© 2014 – Felipe Barral, IGNI productions & the G channel

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PIXEL Episode Recaps #2 – a film by Felipe Barral at W Atlanta-Downtown’s Digital Billboard

IGNI productions, the G channel & W Atlanta-Downtown hotel present the second Episode Recaps of the groundbreaking public cinematographic event PIXEL by filmmaker Felipe Barral.

We are now down to the last two episodes of the event, and we wanted to give you an update on all the eleven previous episodes, so you can follow the project.

PIXEL is a short film released in 13 episodes over 26 weeks on W Atlanta-Downtown hotel’s digital billboard overlooking the highways I-75 & I-85 in the heart of Atlanta.

Join the conversation at: #WPixel

IGNI PRODUCTIONS and THE G CHANNEL in association with W ATLANTA DOWNTOWN present
a FELIPE BARRAL production / a FELIPE BARRAL film
JOHN WELKER, NICOLE JONES & NATASHA NYANIN
PIXEL – Produced, Directed, Written, Filmed & Edited by Felipe Barral

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