Archive for the 'Filmmaking' Category

55″ OLED TVs and 84″ 4K screens: the next evolutions of TV are here

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Trips to the local electronic superstores in Amman will be a frustrating experience for me in the coming few years. Why? Because I seen the future of TV screens at the Berlin’s IFA consumer electronic expo. That future is big, it’s high resolution, it’s 3D and it’s smart. LG invited me to the IFA consumer [...]

Oh harsh and gentle Amman, when will you smile?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A story about love and life in Amman unfolds on an outdoor screen on an unusually hot summer evening. Behind that very screen, the lights from thousands of windows glimmer. It is there, on those hills, where the story plays out. But the hills of of Amman where not the only backdrop of the story [...]

Talent of community: sketch-a-talk videos animate Arab Spring themes on Ikbis

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

What happens when you interview a diverse bunch of Arab activists and new media geeks one Skype, edit all of it dow to a few minutes, get an amazingly talented cartoonist, mix in a video camera and some video and sound editing dudes? Ikbis has been experimenting with “community produced videos”. By pulling in different [...]

Amman the FFilm: a font, a city, and a piece of my life..

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

From a message I sent Yanone, the designer of the FF Amman typeface after watching a preview of this film he created. “Ok.. I just watched the entire film. On my iPad.. The film had a strange effect on me. Somehow it encapsulated my career and life for the last 10 years. It’s not just [...]

Jo’preneurs: capturing Jordan’s new wave of entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

A postive post for a change Shadi Eideh, IT guru turned photographer, was on a journey to capture the spirit of the new wave of entrepreneurship with his camera the last few months. It’s a photographic exploration turned documentary. Now, Shadi and his partner Lara Al Safadi are starting to tease us with clips from [...]

10.10.10 One Day On Earth!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

One Day on Earth Participant Trailer from One Day On Earth on Vimeo. On 10/10/10, the entire world is being documented as part of an ambitious project called One Day on Earth ( Through their website, filmmakers, students, teachers and everyday inspired citizens representing EVERY country in the world have all coming together to film [...]

6 interesting usages of

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Over the past few years, has grown in size and in depth. Ikbis Channels, in particular, have been multiplying in number and are being used by a wide variety of users and organizations: from people sharing a an interest to global broadcasting organizations reaching out to Arab audiences. Here are 6 examples of what [...]