domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2009

sylvia ji


Sylvia Ji, Born in 1982, San Francisco. Her artistic ability is akin to another time and place. Her work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is both cutting edge and a nod to time honored technique.
Web site here
MySpace here

What Matters to You. VFS Competition


En Marzo Vacuver Film School junto con Youtube hicieron la competencia "Qué te importa a ti?" para ganar una beca de un año. Más de 21000 subscritos con un video de 3 minutos. Los ganadores :

In March, VFS joined forces with YouTube for a one-of-a-kind scholarship competition. YouTubers the world over, including the 21,000 subscribers of our channel, were challenged to make a 3-minute video on the theme “What Matters to You”.
So, the winners:

I believe there are no impossibles and I believe as Albert Einstein said once:

"I wish to do something Great and Wonderful,
But I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful"
-A. Einstein

What Matters to Me? Using all the things I love, like Design, Motion Graphics, Typography, Music, Film, and Animation, to make this world a better place.

Missing Alice


Created by Vancouver Film School students through the VFS Film Production program:

Director: Rick Skyler
Producer: Thomas Long
Director of Photography: Olivia Alfonso
Writer: Rick Skyler and Nora Marie Jaenicke
Art Director: Jaclyn Carley
Editor: Alan Vazquez

Michael Brian
Madison Desjarlais
Allan Sawkins
Quinn Dubois
Linda Watters

Grow up


Created by Vancouver Film School students Jorge Estrada, Kasey Lum, Marisa Torres, and Alexander Badr through the VFS Digital Design program. Written by Vincent Lui, a student in the VFS Writing for Film & Television program.

crazy enough


CRAZY ENOUGH - Title Sequence from Jr.canest on Vimeo.

Crazy Enough, a title sequence created in Digital Design by Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, is a Motion Graphics finalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards!

Original Resource Here

The Secret to an Effective Design Portfolio

Thursday October 01st 2009, 4:26pm

Guest Post by Brett Forsyth, Head of Department
VFS Digital Design

In design, the portfolio is your trump card. Whether you’ve studied for twelve months or twelve years, the contents of your portfolio reveal what you bring to the table as a professional creative.

Why is that? Why does something as simple as a portfolio hold so much power?

Imagine a recent graduate shows you a still life painting as part of his or her portfolio. It’s a very well-rendered version of that old classic, the bowl of fruit on a rustic kitchen table. What does this tell you? It tells you that the person went to art school. It tells you they’re competent. And it tells you they’re probably very boring.

Now imagine that the bowl in the painting contains fruits you’ve never seen before. The graduate tells you that they’re all fruits that no longer exist due to climate change. Suddenly, the still life takes on much more meaning, and says something important about its creator: the choices reveal not a simple technician but a true creative.

The same is true whether it’s a painting or a print ad campaign or a Flash website. Your technical and aesthetic abilities aren’t enough. To stand out in a competitive marketplace, your work needs to show a pattern of creative thinking. In short, it needs to show a sophisticated command of process.

When Vancouver Film School established its one-year Digital Design program, part of the mission was to not only create assignments for students but to create opportunities for them. It boggles the mind how often students are asked to undertake major projects that simply replicate designs that have been done before. If students are expected to produce innovative results, shouldn’t the assignments they’re given be just as innovative? Shouldn’t the work provoke a thoughtful exploration of process above all else?

If you look at the portfolio of a professional designer, you won’t just see a collection of pieces – you’ll see the process that helped make each of those pieces successful. Your work shows what you’ve done, but your process shows what you can do.

What sets a truly professional design program apart? A focus on process. While a purely academic approach to design is driven by theory, and a vocational approach relies on teaching software, a professional program is about the process of design.

Does your motion graphics portfolio consist solely of animation? Or can you show your storyboards, look frames, and production book too? Does your portfolio of interactive work include only websites or applications? Or can you show how you arrived at those designs through personas, interactive storyboards, and wireframes?

As a professional designer, you’ll need to demonstrate you have an original voice and a comprehensive design toolkit made up of leading-edge processes. In the saturated market of art and design schools, too many focus on either a theoretical approach or a technical one. But if you really aspire to bring something fresh to design, you need to find a school that gives you the combination of professional process and innovative opportunities needed to create a portfolio that shows you have something more to offer. That will be your decisive advantage as a professional. And nothing less will do.

This editorial appears in the 2009 issue of Creative Outlook, a publication for high school students interested in pursuing careers in art and design.

Original Resource Here

“It’s About Helping With Design”

“I wanted to show that, as designers, we can do commercial and non-commercial work,” Ileana says. “Then I wanted to show that, with design, you can help solve problems… It’s not just about selling design; it’s about helping with design.”

Digital Design grad Ileana Hierro’s “Sandbox” project required many hours of research, brainstorming, and hard work. As her final project at VFS (and now her portfolio’s centrepiece), she built an in-depth branding guide from the ground up, conceptualizing a global non-profit organization that aims to strengthen communities in the process.

Ileana knew early on that she wanted her final project to not only show off her skills as a designer, but also her passion to help others. She decided to focus her project on highlighting the lack of children’s playgrounds in her hometown of Mexico City, and offered her solution to the problem: convert the city’s wasted and/or unused spaces into playgrounds.

Original resource Here

Jason Chan


Varias imágenes no me gustaron, pero rescato estas, que están preciosas.
Su Galería aquí.

Many pictures do not like, but i rescue this, that are precious.
Here the Gallery.

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle (11 de marzo de 1963) es un fotógrafo y director estadounidense, cuyo trabajo se carateriza por presentar imágenes surrealistas y grotescamente glamorosas.

Las descabelladas imágenes de David LaChapelle, bizarras y fantásticas, han aparecido en las páginas y portadas de las revistas Vogue, Rolling Stone, i-D, Vibe, Interview, The Face y GQ, sólo por nombrar algunas.
Su incondicional dedicación a la originalidad es leyenda dentro del mundo de la moda, el cine y la publicidad. LaChapelle ha participado en campañas publicitarias para una variedad de clientes que incluyen L’Oreal, Iceberg, MTV, Ecko, Diesel Jeans, Sirius, Ford, Sky Vodka,Cervecería Cuahtemoc Moctezuma y la campaña Got Milk?.
David ha fotografiado numerosas portadas de discos para artistas de la talla de Macy Gray, Moby, No Doubt, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Christina Aguilera y Madonna.

Sus fotografías han sido exhibidas en las galerías Staley-Wise and Toni Shafrazi Galleries en Nueva York y Fahey-Klein en California, así como en Art Trend en Austria, Camerawork en Alemania, Sozzani and Palazzo delle Esposizioni en Italia, en el Barbican Museum en Londres y más recientemente en el MALBA en Argentina.

Pensar la fotografía como una acción puramente instintiva es posible gracias al fotógrafo David LaChapelle. Este famoso fotógrafo estadounidense hace de sus creaciones artísticas un canal de transmisión que excita las emociones. En sus obras de arte podemos rememorar lo que nos constituye como humanos; seres viscerales, pasionales, excepcionales. Y el arte, recordando a Borges, “debe ser ese espejo que nos revela nuestra propia cara”.

Sumado a la fotografía, LaChapelle dirige videos musicales para selectos artistas, tales como The Dandy Warhols, Jennifer López, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, No Doubt, Whitney Houston, Moby, Macy Gray, Blink 182, Elton John, Christina Aguilera ("Dirrty") y The Vines.

David también se ha desempeñado como director del espectáculo que su amigo, el cantante británico Elton John, presentó en vivo en Las Vegas, llamado The Red Piano.

También ha sido contratado por grandes marcas para dirigir sus comerciales, como la marca de ropa H&M, en cuyo spot se mostraba un fresca versión de la clásica historia de Shakespeare, Romeo y Julieta.

El primer filme dirigido por David LaChapelle, Rize, trataba sobre la danza estilo "krumping" que invadía la ciudad de Los Ángeles y fue estrenado en el Sundance Film Festival en 2005.

Las imágenes de LaChapelle, audaces y espléndidas, han forjado un estilo particular que resulta único, original e inconfundible. Es uno de los fotógrafos contemporáneos más influyentes que emerge del ámbito del espectáculo. Con su estilo muy personal, las imágenes de este artista exploran terrenos extremos, desquiciantes, eróticos, muchas ocasiones barroquizantes, a veces sublimes y otras de extraños niveles de ostentación visual. Asumir el riesgo de decir verdades que incomodan valiéndose de imágenes perturbadoras es muy común entre los artistas, sin embargo, aunque sus medios de expresión sean calificados como irreverentes, siempre son invitaciones a reconsiderar, revisar o replantear el modo en que la sociedad actual enfrenta las contradicciones, injusticias, abusos y excesos que la debilita.

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Dejemos que el cine sea. Es algo que surge.
En algún lado tenemos un ojo capaz de cualquier imaginación.
Se puede, con un coraje increíble, convertirse en Melies, ese hombre maravilloso que llegó a dar "al arte del cine" sus inicios en la magia. (Brakhage)

Hoy mi hermana me dio a conocer Espectrafilms, es de su profesor que es cineasta y encontré
interesante el rescate del "cine independiente", nadie lo conoce? lo conocerán? etc.. preguntas que uno se hace, pero sin importar la respuesta, él, hace cine.

Pag Web Espectrafilms aquí