11 Multi Award-Winning Documentaries that explore the eclectic world of Hip Hop and the Urban Graffiti. Featuring original music, intervies and examples of the best work by the most talented Graffiti Artists and Poets.
Volume 1: Read the Writing on the Wall" is a 45 minute groundbreaking documentary that includes interviews and behind the scenes views of 24 of Los Angeles' most prolific and talented Graffiti Artists.
Volume 2: The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop" is a visually hypnotic ride, driven by the artists' narrative and the wall to wall underground music soundtrack.
"Volume 3: A Voyage into the Iconography of Graffiti Art" is an experimental musical opus probes the socio-political context that distracts the average person from appreciating the historical / artistic significance and impact of Graf.
"Volume 4: Basic Techniques for Creating Graffiti Art on Walls & Canvas" is a "must-have-Video" for Art Instructors, Art Students, Galleries, Museums, Libraries and Educational Institutions who've been bewildered at Spray Can Technique. As a "unique lesson plan," no other program exists in the marketplace of ideas that can compare to the inspiration, skill and intelligence of GV4.
"Volume 5: The Sacred Elements of Hip-Hop" is a portrait of the educational value and liberating therapeutic power contained within the unique elements of the contemporary Hip-hop movement. Turntablism (DJing), Break-dancing, MC'ing (Rappin') and Graffiti Art are the four (4) Hip-Hop elements used in what Bryan sees as a multifaceted communications modality and dynamic educational learning system.
"Volume 6: The Odyssey: Poets, Passion & Poetry" examines and reveals the truth behind 31 Multi-Ethnic Award-Winning Published and Respected Poets and their Poetic Creations in a seamlessly woven, uniquely honest visual tapestry. Defly guided by Multi-Award Winning Filmmaker Bob Bryan, GV6 synthesizes One-on-One Poetry Readings, Graphic Iconography, Creative insights, and dramatic poignant Interviews.
"Volume 7: Random Urban Static" probes the reality of those Poets that write for the stage. SPOKEN WORD has really connected with today’s’ youth, principally because the poetic art form speaks intimately to their love for performance art, suppressed passions, subjective psycho / social issues and the cultural attitudes concerning the world in which they live. Poetry is an invaluable tool that helps them to unravel, clarify, articulate, & document their experiences. Of course Hip-hop has allot to do with the flavoring of this SPOKEN WORD communication paradigm.”
"Volume 8: The Fifth Element: The Art of the Beat-boxer" The Human Beat-Boxer stood before and alongside the MC in the center of the Cypher and mesmerized the faithful with his or her blended virtuoso street performance. Lying within the magical toolbox of the Beat-Boxer are an array of personalized and unique mixed bag of clicks, drum sounds, scratches, bass lines beats, trumpets, cymbals, guitar riffs, screams and other indescribable noizes..
"Volume 9: Soulful Ways the DJ" These magicians convert raw sound or what some call noize into music. To watch a great DJ spin his magic is analogous to watching a master drummer or cellist or pianist do their thing. Only with turntablists you gotta turn up the speed dial to warp speed. How do they do that ?... and how do they process information that quickly?
"Volume 10: Moving in the Moment" This is an engaging documentary (from multi award-winning filmmaker Bob Bryan) that personalizes the Hip-Hop dance experience for those artists who "live it" to those of us who "receive it". This specific and complex text, this living, dynamic kinesthetic language is borne out of their life experiences, the love of the game and the music that moves them.
" Volume 11: Don't Believe Da Noize: Voices from da Hip-Hop Undaground (Part One)" This documentary is an in-depth exploration of the process, thoughts, raison 'etre, creative expressions and paths taken by some of the most prolific, innovative and outrageous Urban Artists and thinkers of our time. Not limited by the contraints of "commercialized" standards these "creators" have travelled diverse paths to development & articulation of their dynamic & impactful art form.
45 - 120 mins each.
Each DVD contains Individual Still Snapshot Enlargements of Classic Graffiti Art / Images.
"This well-produced examination of an underground artform, explained by the artists who created it will add a new dimension to art classes and to library video collections. We recommend its use in high school and college art classes.” - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
"Dear Mr. Bryan, Thank you for the incredible work you have done in educating the public about Graf art and culture. I am an art teacher in an alternative high school in Lincoln Nebraska. My students have brought the importance of inquiry into this culture to me and I promised them I would further my knowledge and skill in addressing these issues of popular culture." - Janis Engel, Lincoln NE, Art Teacher
"This documentary helps dispel the prejudices against graffiti art and draws the viewer into the world of Hip Hop through stunning visual imagery." - AIRBRUSH ACTION