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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...]

Courthouse Documentary Receives Good Brick Award

Preservation Houston honors Texas Foundation for the Arts with a Good Brick award for the documentary "The 1910 Harris County Courthouse." Executive Producers: Kim Lykins and James Bailey Production: FastCutFilms Director of Photography & Editor: Mark Susman Preservation Houston promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston's architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action, thereby creating economic value and developing a stronger sense of community. For information: http://www.preservationhouston.org … [Read more...]

Golden Age of Texas Courthouses Available at Amazon

With clock towers, turrets, domes and stained glass, Texas county courthouses are some of the most spectacular displays of Victorian architecture found anywhere in the United States. With most of them being built between 1881 and 1990, many were the first permanent structures in some counties in the Lone Star state, and remain lasting symbols of the regional rivalries that helped shape Texas. Visit these beautiful buildings and hear the stories behind them in Texas Courthouses: The Golden Age, a three-part documentary that previously aired on public television. See the Goliad County Courthouse and its hanging tree, the courthouse in Shelby County modeled after Irish castles and the Parker County Courthouse underneath which a secret tunnel was discovered during restoration. Visit some of … [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...]

“Galveston Island” wins 2012 Bronze Telly Award

The 33rd Annual Telly Awards named Texas Foundation for the Arts a bronze winner in the documentary film category for its program titled Galveston Island.  Executive Producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins. Post Production by Fast Cut Films. This is the second national award for the 60-minute documentary program, which has also been honored with a Gold AVA Award. Galveston Island premiered on HoustonPBS and has subsequently been broadcast on PBS stations throughout Texas. Production began just weeks before Hurricane Ike devastated the island. In the aftermath of the storm, the filmmakers captured the resiliency of the islanders during their struggle to rebuild, a scenario that mirrored the determination of the island residents after the devastating storm that struck the island in 1900. … [Read more...]

Air Liquide turns to Fast Cut to film new Steam Methane Reformer in La Porte, Texas

Air Liquide broke ground in the spring of 2010 for construction of its newest Hydrogen Steam Methane Reformer located in La Porte, Texas. The plant opened on April 26, 2012. The SMR will produce more than 100 million cubic feet of pure hydrogen per day for its customers along the Texas Gulf Coast.  Air Liquide looked to Fast Cut to film on location throughout the duration of the project.  Fast Cut reported on construction progress, plant design and innovation, supply chain logistics, global sourcing and remarkable safety record.  It’s worth noting there were over 1.2 million safe man hours during the project without a recordable or loss time incident.  The video was produced in high definition, HD and distributed in various formats for tradeshow displays, PowerPoint presentations and web … [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...]