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Friends of the Texas Room launches YouTube Channel

The Friends of the Texas Room launched a new YouTube channel this week. Kicking off the launch are clips from the PBS documentary "In Search of Houston's History". Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PflZjf0mOBQ&list=PLvhjjdSj8I0BY4tUECAjU8h4LJBSTrFou&feature=share … [Read more...]

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...]

“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...]

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...]

Restored 1910 Harris County Courthouse Rededication

On August 23, 2011, Fast Cut Films was in attendance with Harris County officials, historians, downtown office workers and local citizens for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the grand re-opening of the historic 1910 Harris County Courthouse in downtown Houston. This short clip highlights a few the unique features of the restored building. The clip also features scenes from footage we shot in 2004 prior to the demolition and remodel. Camera placement was carefully matched to help illustrate the profound changes.   Stay tuned for the rest of the story. Texas Foundation for the Arts, in association with Sunset Productions and Fast Cut Films, is producing a PBS television documentary about the history and the restoration of the 1910 Harris County Courthouse. For more information and … [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...]

Galveston Island to air March 2, 2011 on HoustonPBS

"Galveston Island" will air March 2, 2011 on HoustonPBS, Channel 8 at 9:30 p.m.                 … [Read more...]