We felt horrible for Hillman Curtis today, who couldn’t shake a cough during his presentation at the Y Conference. The designer/filmmaker laughed (and coughed) it off, but it didn’t matter–he didn’t have to say much once he started running the clips.
You’re definitely familiar with Curtis’ Designer Series of web films; we often find ourselves cueing up one of those portraits when we need a few breaths of fresh Glaser in the middle of the day. He’s not just an expert interviewer, either–“Quaaludes,” he joked when asked how he gets his subjects to open up–a montage he cut of Mark Romanek‘s videos set to different music is better than most editing in the music video industry today. Soon there’ll be even more to love: Curtis is currently delving into these pristine little short narratives that are dramatic, emotional and absolutely gorgeous.