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A Rick Liss short film – 2013

This film was born out of looking for cinematic experiences while traveling through Costa Rica, Munich and my home in Amagansett. I see this as "plein air" filmmaking. In painting, "plein air" refers to painting landscapes on site from observation. For the sake of purity it was important to do each scene as one take whenever possible and with as little cutting as possible. COSTA RICA >MUNICH >AMAGANSETT <2013 is a seven minute short film, told in the first person through the filmmaker's point of view.

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No York City
A Rick Liss short film – 1983

Rick Liss’s “NO YORK CITY” pulses viewers through the heart of an iconic metropolis at the speed of blood. Filmed in 1983 with an aesthetic that defies time, this riveting work moves us with both alienation and beauty.

The film sees the city as an organism and its citizens as cells-- sometimes frantic, sometimes in harmony. We race across a harbor, speed through traffic, gawk at art, balk at commerce, scuttle along sidewalks, weave through subways, bask in tickertape, dream beneath an angel at Bethesda Fountain and greet mimes in a boat on a great pond. As night falls, we join the electric carnival before soaring above the skyscrapers at dawn.

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'Artists Choose Artists' Interview
Michael Pinto interviewing Rick Liss – 2013

Michael Pinto steps inside Rick's studio in Amagansett, NY to discuss the genesis of his "No Parking" series. From high speed visuals, to color parity, to de Kooning, Rick talks about the creation of this series and why it has such a universal appeal.