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Selected news about graphic design, photography, film studies and media & interaction design for CV students at ECAL (Lausanne, Switzerland)
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MoMA Resurrects a Lost Landmark of Black Film History

MoMA Resurrects a Lost Landmark of Black Film History | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

“100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film History,” currently on view at Museum of Modern Art. provides a never before seen look at 101-year-old film footage of the earliest known surviving feature film with a cast of black actors. The footage was found among 900 negatives from the Biograph Studio, which MoMA’s founding Film Curator, Iris Barry, acquired in 1939. Since all of the films featuring black cast members from the early 20th-century are considered lost, this rare discovery of the 1913 rushes launched an intensive research project to identify members of production, crew, and actors.

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See the Creative Renaissance of Black Independent Filmmaking

See the Creative Renaissance of Black Independent Filmmaking | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

It’s been over fifty years since the 1960s African American film movement began in earnest at UCLA, but what began as a student project, eventually became an important shift (or as The Reader’s J.R. Jones calls it a boundary-pushing “creative renaissance”) in African American filmmaking.

Tonight, L.A. Rebellion—the highly acclaimed, 12-part film series that includes 36 films from that period—makes its Chicago debut at the Logan Center for the Arts. “The whole thing about independent cinema is it’s all completely unique work from a personal standpoint,” said Julia Gibbs, assistant director at the University of Chicago Film Studies Center. “It’s the African American experience from the viewpoint of African Americans.”

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Noir Photography Inspiration

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Today I want to share with you a selection of really cool photography inspired by the Film Noir style. This style brings me back so much memories from my childhood watching movies like, Blade Runner, Dick Tracy, even the 1989 Batman by Tim Burton. Later on Sin City reproduced the style with perfection. Well, in theory to achieve the style we just need some black and white photos with high contrast of light and shadows, but predominance of dark. It sorts of reminds me the Baroque style in painting, especially the work of Caravaggio.
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