About: Aion Velie

I'm a director and the owner of Nepenthean Films, a production company specializing in commercials and short documentaries. I've directed and written short films and a feature, and recently completed the documentary on Herb Ritts screening at the Getty Center in conjunction with Herb Ritts: L.A. Style.. I have an MFA from UCLA's graduate program in directing, and an undergraduate degree in philosophy.

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Posted in Behind the Scenes, J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographs, Film, and Video

Herb Ritts, A New Documentary

Paul Martineau / still frame from Herb Ritts documentary

A 12-minute film on Herb Ritts was just released to complement the exhibition Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, newly extended through September 2. Here the film’s director reflects on getting to know the artist, who died in 2002, through extensive interviews… More»

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      Head flasks were a trend starting in the 1st century A.D.

      A little taller than 6 inches, this young man’s head could be filled with any liquid. 

      Blue Head Flask, A.D. 300 - 500, Roman. J. Paul Getty Museum.

      09/20/14

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