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Hello everyone, my name is Bart Hendrikx. No, I don't have any blood relations with Jimi. Berlin is where I am now. In less than 3 decades of this inspired life of mine, I've uncovered a bit of Mother Earth, living in cities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, London, Antibes, NY, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and 5 years of Malibu, CA where I worked in Advertising, Music, Film and TV. I collect air miles as often as I redeem them. Welcome to my My World: A Non-Commercial Blog (Part of the VICE content network ©) intended for private personal study and educational purposes only with no charge made for any materials. Together we will absorb a daily recommended dose of inspirational content. We will laugh, we will cry - but most of all - we will delight in the inspired creations of humanity. Great documentaries, films, TV series, books, music, eclectic visions, interesting opinions, history lessons and anything else that uplifts and informs the human spirit. Enjoy your stay. And don't hesitate to click on the Random button, arrow above or by messaging me if you want your mirrored copyright material (Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976) which is intended for private personal study only removed - I enjoy talking to strangers.

"Disappointment can be a great teacher." 

slashfilms presentsMartin Scorsese gave the commencement address to the 1,275 members of the 2014 graduating class of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts during a ceremony at Radio City Music Hall on May 23rd, 2014. Tisch School of the Arts recently put the whole Martin Scorsese commencement speech online for everyone to watch. Martin Scorsese tells the story of how he ended up at NYU, his misadventures in learning about movies. He also tell stories of the frustrating days on film shoots from his nightmares, his first meeting with Elia Kazan in the late 1960′s, a horrifyingly cruel response to his student film, and how awards and success will come and won’t, in varied degrees at various different moments. Watch the 30 minute Martin Scorsese commencement speech now embedded after the jump. Martin Scorsese is actually a two-time NYU graduate, having received his B.A. in English from CAS in 1964 and his M.F.A. in Film from Tisch in 1966, one year after the school was founded. He also spent some some time teaching at Tisch, where his students included future filmmakers Oliver Stone and Jonathan Kaplan. 5 Bits of advice… Enjoy! 

"a wake-up call for everyone who eats!" 

Did you know that the average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar a year? Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is a documentary film the US food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever. The film opened in theaters across the US on May 9th. Own Fed Up on Blu-ray™ & DVD September 19. Pre-order Now! 

“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Those where the famous words from Ronald Reagan on June 12th, 1987 (VIDEO) and 9. November 1989 - ”Ab sofort, unverzüglich!” (VIDEO). This autumn the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall will be marked in the German capital with dozens of events and projects commemorating the struggles of the European freedom movement, the Peaceful Revolution and – not least of all – the events of November 9th, 1989. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the highlight of these celebrations will take place on the weekend of 7–9 November with 8,000 illuminated white balloons of 15.3 kilometer frontier that once divided the city will be re-imagined, following the former route of the Berliner Mauer: the LICHTGRENZE (or border of lights). This specific event will be accompanied by a performance of the final movement of Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony – the „Ode to Joy“ – by the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The brothers Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder conceived the idea of the LICHTGRENZE in 2011, supported by the Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V. and developed with the help of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. See you all in Berlin! Click here, hereto refresh your minds….. 

"Comedy is acting out optimism." 

Filmmaker and freelance editor Tony Zhou from Every Frame a Painting returns (17 hours ago) with yet another brilliant and heartfelt video essay tribute. This time on the late American actor and stand-up comedian Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014). Robin Williams was a genius, but he was also a dedicated craftsman who explored how an actor could express character through movement. Join me in honoring this tiny facet of his work. For More on Zhou’s work go here…. SUPPORT ZHOU HERE…… Robin Williams Tribute by moderngreen HERE….Celebrate Robin Williams’ life and talent on PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL: Robin Williams Remembered HERE….BUY HERE….

Making Magic

Editor David Anderson takes us on a stunning 2.30min journey and shows us the Magic of film making. Enjoy!