Elizabeth Taylor: Remembered

Known for more than just her beauty and symmetrical face (no need to mention her multiple marriages), the actress and activist Elizabeth Taylor was one of the last links to old Hollywood and to acting "giants" like James Dean, Paul Newman, and Richard Burton.  

Born February 27, 1932, she was on the big screen just ten years later in There's One Born Every Minute.  She then went on to play in films such as Life with Father, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Cleopatra.  She may best be known for her Oscar winning performances in Butterfield 8 and Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?.  

In addition to her roles in Hollywood, she was also an extremely prolific voice during the AIDS crisis of the 80's.  After loosing her friend Rock Hudson to the disease, she became the Founding Chairman of amfAR and also set up the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Truly a blessing to the community and the world of film, Elizabeth Taylor will be missed.  


Billed as a stop-action film that is "meant to bridge the editorial gaps between fashion, film, and eyewear", we are pleased to present an original film exclusively produced for The Aesthetic Omnivore - "SOMEDAY":

"Someday" was shot in 2010. Over 3000 images were captured to produce this stop-action short. Watch out for more editorial and fashion/eyewear produced short films from Focus Group West, coming soon.
Photography Philip Harvey
Styling Blake Kuwahara Thomas Ferguson
Eyewear Focus Group West
Model Dominic Briones
Music "Almost Everything" by Wakey! Wakey!
Editing Thomas Ferguson

© focus group west 2011

The Aesthetic Omnivore to debut fashion/eyewear film

The design team at Focus Group West has been hard at work lately on a short stop-action film that was shot in collaboration with photographer Philip Harvey.  Here are a few shots of what you can expect in the first official film made exclusively for The Aesthetic Omnivore:

"Someday" by Focus Group West for The Aesthetic Omnivore

The video will debut on the FGW Facebook page on Friday, March 18th.  If you're a fan of us on Facebook you can view the video before it's featured here on The Aesthetic Omnivore.

Inspiration: Art on Film

After being introduced to Film Project,  it started me thinking about the world of art and film.  In recent years we've been so lucky to see these two worlds collide in a perfect confluence of events and interest.

I've often been inspired by documentary films, especially those about artists and the "work" behind the scenes. The Economist  and PBS News Hour are taking this idea to another level by creating a film project that pushes film makers to take a look at the world and search for new ideas, insights, and perspectives that are often overlooked or undervalued.  Check it out here.

Some art documentaries that you may want to check out:

Enjoy!  Check Netflix for the full length films.

Hump Day, Fun Day

Our blog friends over at Apartment Therapy brought this to our attention.  This could probably be one of the most tedious stop-action ideas to execute but completely worth it once you see the final product.

Check out how Sean Ohlenkamp and Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp made organizing their bookshelf a whole lot of fun!  Enjoy.

Music by Rodrigo y Gabriela