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We here at 2&6 have compiled a dope list of resources to help ride out the next few weeks and keep all creatives inspired. Be honest, you’ve already smashed Tiger King. Here are a few of our favorite and more music specific life lines and boredom breakers. We’ve included the links to all free sample packs, online film libraries and online photography classes mentioned. Stay inspired !
INDEPENDENT FILM ARCHIVES
01. THE MONTREUX MUSIC FESTIVAL ONLINE LIBRARY.
Small businesses and creative collectives from across the globe are opening up their archives to inspire and entertain creatives during this mindnumming time. For 60 days, you can binge out on the Montreaux Jazz Festival’s online archive of live recorded concerts dating all the way back to the 1950’s. What is your answer to the age old question, if you could see any musician in history perform live who would it be? The likelihood is that names such as Nina Simone, Wu Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Queen, Tupac & Bob Marley are going to crop up. Luckily, you no longer have to imagine what bunning a zoot to Bob Marley would be like as you can access all of these concerts and many many more at the link below. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below.
- Cypress Hill 2002 Smoke Out Tour: Ft Snoop Dogg.
- Wu Tang Clan 2007 Live in Montreux.
- Tupac 1995 Live at The House of Blues.
- Nina Simone 1975 Live at Montreaux
- Bob Marley and The Wailers 1974 Live.
- Daft Punk – Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
- Queen Rock Montreal 1981
To access the archive, click here.
02. IDFA Online Documentary Library
Every year the International Documentary Film Academy hosts an awe inspiring film festival here in Amsterdam that has become a warm and welcome edition to our yearly events plan. Sadly, as is true for all independent creative companies under the current climate, IDFA will be heavily impacted by the current event restrictions. Despite this they have released a large selection of their documentary database, collected from years of festival winners, to be enjoyed, binged and appreciated. Take comfort in the creativity of some of the worlds best underground film makers. Regarding the release, IDFA made this statement:
“In the spirit of togetherness and the love of documentary film, we have put together some curated selections from our online collection. We are happy share those with you today.”IDFA. 26/03/2020
- Profession: JOURNALIST
- After 6/4
- Beats of the Antonov
- Bunch of Kunst
To access the IDFA Library, click here.
Photography, Design & Online Classes
01. Free Portfolio Analysis by The World Photo Organisation.
Click here to register for the WPO Portfolio Check.
02. Nikon Free Online Photography Classes.
03. Vaulted Editions Texture & Graphic Design Pack
Click here to see the free download selection
Free Sample Packs & Plugin Sales
Musicans of all genres are struggling to find inspiration and drive for creative output. It is hard to feel inspired to write when the trivial and nonsensical sound and sights of daily life are removed from us. However, like all societies in times of crisis, the biggest supporter of the artistic community is those who exist within it. So producers and musicians from LA to Streatham have released samples, effects and plugins to help stimulate the global creative consiousness. If there is any sector of the community that can thrive whilst stuck inside for weeks looking at a computer screen its producers. Here is a selection of some we have found & used recently.