• Documentary
  • Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood Work-in-Progress: The Academy Museum of Motion pictures in Context

    Renzo Piano and Kerry Brougher at theThe Samuel Goldwyn Theater

    The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments […]

  • Documentary
  • Tangoing with Paul & Amigos A personal spinoff of Paul McCarthy's exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in LA's downtown Art District

    Sculpture at Walla Walla

    “Impacting” is what first comes to mind when visiting Paul McCarthy’s wood sculpture exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in LA’s downtown Arts District. The combination of crafted wood at a large scale and the integration of a Baroque language speaking a surrealistic critique of the contemporary world signals an art mutation McCarthy titled […]

  • Event
  • Netflix Night IDA's "Awards Spotlight" Night at Netflix, in Beverly Hills

    Stranger Things

    IDA’s “Awards Spotlight” event at Netflix’s quarters in Beverly Hills, organized by Amy Jelenko , was out of the ordinary. The spectacular staging was part and parcel of the panel’s presentation. While we listen to stories behind the scenes of four accomplished documentarians – Brian McGinn (Amanda Knox, Chef’s Table,) Ava Du Berney (13th,) Greg Whiteley (Last Chance […]

  • Documentary
  • Tongva Park and the Angelbird A new destination and gathering place of great social, ecological, and symbolic value

    Observation Point - Tongva park. Copyright Rick and Ruth Meghiddo 2017. All Rights Reserved.

    Tongva Park in Santa Monica is a unique model of sustainability and Organic Architecture, sensitive to the site’s geological and human history. It was designed by  James Corner Field Operations to turn the area into “a new destination and gathering place of great social, ecological, and symbolic value.” During February of 2016, we were invited […]

  • Documentary
  • Normality “Lo-Normali” Snapshots of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem defies misconceptions about Israel's reality.

    Tel Baruch Beach - 6:30 AM. Copyright Rick Meghiddo. All Rights Reserved.

    Normality “Lo-Normali” (ambiguous Hebrew slang for ‘abnormal, crazy, exceptional, wonderful, insane, magnificent) synthesizes itwo previously published documentaries, “The City that Never Sleeps” and “Jerusalem Journal.” Although the editing is different, the message remains the same. It presents contrasts between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and within each of the two cities as a showcase intended to […]

  • Documentary
  • NORMALITY “LO-NORMALI” Trailer Aspects of Israel's Everyday Life

    Dancing in Jaffa - Copyright Ruth and Rick Meghiddo 2016 .All rights reserved.

    Normal everyday life in Israel is rarely portrayed by the media, which, understandably, is more interested in newsworthy extreme situations such as terror, war, disasters and scandals on the downside, and discoveries in science and technology on the positive. As an alternative, during my five-month journey in Israel, I focused mainly on documenting aspects of Israel’s  everyday life. […]