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Asia Society Documentary Premieres March 21 on HoustonPBS

Asia Society Documentary Premieres March 21 on HoustonPBS HD ch. 8, 7:30p.m The third episode of Texas Foundation for the Arts’ Telly Award-winning series Houston Arts Television, produced in collaboration with HoustonPBS, explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District. The filmmakers take a look at the history of the organization, the design and construction of the building, the grand opening festivities, and the many exhibitions and programs that will be presented in the 300-seat theatre, art exhibition space, and conference facilities. … [Read more...]

Art of Architecture: Houston wins 2012 Telly Award

Fast Cut Films is pleased to announce Art of Architecture won a 2012 bronze Telly Award in the documentary category. Congratulations to the production team and executive producers Kim Lykins and James Bailey. Congratulations to Texas Foundation for the Arts, HoustonPBS and underwriters W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, ArchCenter Houston Foundation, Gensler, Hines, and Houston Arts Alliance. … [Read more...]

Art of Architecture rebroadcast Ch. 8 HoustonPBS June 18, 2012 at 10:00pm

Set your DVR for the rebroadcast of "Art of Architecture" on HoustonPBS, Ch. 8.  A program of Texas Foundation for the Arts. Executive Producers Kim Lykins and James Bailey. Production and post production at Fast Cut Films. Mark Susman, director of photography. For more information please contact www.houstonpbs.org. … [Read more...]

Fast Cut Films Begins Production on Asia Society Texas Center Documentary

Fast Cut Films started production on the third episode of Houston Arts Television featuring the new Asia Society Texas Center building designed by renowned Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi.  The film will give the viewer a behind the scene view of the beauty,  planning and meticulous design of the building. A program of  Texas Foundation for the Arts, www.texarts.org. Executive producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins.  The film is slated to air later this year. Please check back for updates and announcements. … [Read more...]

Houston: Art of Architecture DVD available soon!

The Art of Architecture documentary program takes you on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Houston's stunning skyline and surrounding neighborhoods. The second in Texas Foundation for the Arts' award-winning Houston Arts Television series, the program premiered on HoustonPBS on Monday, April 23, 2012. Executive producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins; Director of Photography, Mark Susman;  Editing by Mark Susman; Post Production at FastCutFilms. Please check with HoustonPBS.org for rebroadcast dates and check back with Fast Cut Films or with Texas Foundation for the Arts, texarts.org for DVD availability. … [Read more...]

Art of Architecture Premieres April 23, 2012 on Houston PBS

Tune in to HoustonPBS Ch. 8 this coming MONDAY, APRIL 23 at 9:00 p.m. for the premiere of our new program, The Art of Architecture: Houston. Thank you to W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, ArchCenter Houston Foundation, Gensler, Hines, and Houston Arts Alliance for funding the program. … [Read more...]

The Art of Architecture

Fast Cut Films is currently in production on the second episode of Houston Arts Television series titled "The Art of Architecture."  In this installment of the TV series, the artistry and enduring legacy of Houston’s architectural treasures come to life as we shine a camera lens on both the aesthetics and the historical, geographical, political, religious, economic forces that shaped them. A project of Texas Foundation for the Arts. Underwriters include Architecture Center Houston, AIA Houston, Houston Arts Alliance. For more information please contact Kim Lykins, Executive Director, Texas Foundation for the Arts. www.texarts.org           … [Read more...]

Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins “Where Lightnin’ Strikes”

Houston-based Fast Cut Films, in association with Sunset Productions, is working on a documentary feature film, "Where Lightnin' Strikes," about the life and times of Houston blues legend Sam "Lightnin’" Hopkins (1912-1982).The enduring musical journey of Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins began on a cotton farm in Centerville,Texas in 1912. He was drawn to the music he heard played by an older brother. After meeting up with Dallas bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sam left the hardscrabble life of the Texas cotton fields, determined to play his way to better circumstances. Years of playing everywhere and anywhere he could, from the woods of East Texas to the barrelhouses of Galveston, and everywhere in between, led to Sam's first recordings  in 1946. From his first hit, "Katie Mae" in which he sings, … [Read more...]

“Houston Arts Television – Episode 1”

Houston Arts Television showcases Houston's arts scene in a magazine-style format. The first episode features The Menil Collection; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, The City of Houston art collection administered by Houston Arts Alliance's Civic Art + Design; Houston Children's Chorus and student who attends Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Executive Producers: Kim Bjork Lykins and Jim Bailey Producer: Mark Susman Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]

“Brushstrokes of South Texas: The Murals of Daniel Léchon”

This documentary provides an up-close and behind-the-scenes glimpse of master painter Daniel Léchon as he creates a series of murals that depict 500 years of South Texas history for the Kenedy Ranch museum of South Texas. Viewers are taken on a complete tour from conceptualization to installation of the murals, which were commissioned by the museum, located in Sarita, Texas. The film premiered on HoustonPBS in September 2005. Produced by Texas Foundation for the Arts with Sunset Productions Director of Photography: Mark Susman Post Production: Fast Cut Films Editor: Mike Snow … [Read more...]