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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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Yung Lean releases a “spaghetti western” teaser film for his upcoming record

Yung Lean releases a “spaghetti western” teaser film for his upcoming record | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Swedish artist Yung Lean has released a short film, Stranger, to accompany his hotly anticipated third record of the same name released tomorrow (10 November).

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Sign the charter of filmprojection21.org!

Sign the charter of filmprojection21.org! | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
filmprojection21.org is an initiative conceived around the concrete commitment represented by the Charter of Cinematographic Projection in the 21st Century, uniting those who care about photochemical film projection. 
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Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76

Abbas Kiarostami, Acclaimed Iranian Filmmaker, Dies at 76 | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Associated with the Iranian New Wave of the late 1960s, Mr. Kiarostami was known for his parablelike dramas of ordinary people.

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Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography

Charles Negre's cinematically inspired still life photography | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Charles Negre is a highly in-demand French photographer working predominantly in still life, capturing scenes through imaginative framing and use of colours.

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Oscars 2016 live updates: 'Spotlight' wins best picture, DiCaprio gets his statue, 'Mad Max' cleans up

Oscars 2016 live updates: 'Spotlight' wins best picture, DiCaprio gets his statue, 'Mad Max' cleans up | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

At the 88th Academy Awards, "Spotlight," a film about the Boston Globe's investigation into priest abuse, won for best picture, taking home its second award of the night. Leonardo DiCaprio, heavily favored to win for lead actor, was not disappointed in his sixth chance to take home an Oscar. His director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, had just gotten his second directing win in a row for "The Revenant." The film came into the night with the most nominations at 12 and got three.

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Scorsese : the Exhibition A La Cinémathèque française

Scorsese : the Exhibition A La Cinémathèque française | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
From October 14, 2015 to February 14, 2016, the Cinémathèque Française showcases the work of great Martin Scorsese.

Welcomed by a backlit portrait of the director, we are drawn into a shadowy atmosphere of the exhibition, where four big screens project film clips and slow motion scenes (The Last Temptation of Christ, Who’s That Knocking at My Door…).
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Book: Silver Screen by Tama Hochbaum published by Daylight

Book: Silver Screen by Tama Hochbaum published by Daylight | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Tama Hochbaum's mother came of age in the 1930s during the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. As a young woman, one of her favorite pastimes was going to the movies. During the last years of her life as she suffered from increasingly poor health with the onset of Alzheimer's, she found great comfort in watching re-broadcasts of the movies of her youth. Hochbaum cared for her mother with daily phone calls and visits as often as she could. Mother and daughter stayed connected by watching movies simultaneously on The Turner Classic Movies station that was on Channel 67 in both their neighborhoods Hochbaum's in North Carolina, her mother's in New York.

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You've Seen "Boyhood"--Now It's Time For The Must-Watch "Girlhood" by Celine Sciamma

You've Seen "Boyhood"--Now It's Time For The Must-Watch "Girlhood" by Celine Sciamma | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Master of the coming-of-age genre Celine Sciamma delivers what may just be the best movie of her career. Here's how she did it.

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Roman Coppola Follows Francis Into The Jungle, Armed With Mozart And Amazon

Roman Coppola Follows Francis Into The Jungle, Armed With Mozart And Amazon | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The film vet reveals classical music's racy side for Amazon Studios' "Mozart in the Jungle." Here, he talks creativity and online freedom.

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Stunning New Book Documents 100 Years Of Black Cinema In Posters

Stunning New Book Documents 100 Years Of Black Cinema In Posters | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Since 1973, cinephile John Duke Kisch has been documenting the evolution of African American film through a beloved, but sometimes overlooked medium -- movie posters. From "Siren of the Tropics," starring the inimitable Josephine Baker, to "Cotton Comes to Harlem," an Ossie Davis favorite, Kisch meticulously found and saved the stunning visual advertisements for films that adorned city streets and theater halls. Eventually, he amassed over 38,000 posters from 30 different countries, amounting to a massive visual history of Hollywood's relationship to race and representation.

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Romanian Filmmakers Launch Campaign to Stop Cinema Closures

Romanian Filmmakers Launch Campaign to Stop Cinema Closures | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
The country, which has produced an internationally acclaimed new wave of filmmakers, has lost more than 400 cinemas to closure and neglect over the past 20 years.
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Cinetopia film festival is all about discovery

Cinetopia film festival is all about discovery | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The Cinetopia International Film Festival this year is not so much expanding as exploding, particularly in Detroit.

The festival, which runs June 4-8, started out in 2012 in Ann Arbor, mainly at the Michigan and State theaters, and drew some 5,000 ticket buyers. Last year, the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Art joined in, and attendance jumped to 9,000.

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Tarantino Tells Cannes Digital Screenings Have Killed Cinema (Videos)

Tarantino Tells Cannes Digital Screenings Have Killed Cinema (Videos) | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Screening films in digital is like forcing audiences to watch television in public, cult director Quentin Tarantino told the Cannes film festival on Friday, adding that the lush 35-millimetre cinema he grew up with was “dead”. Tarantino is not competing in this year’s event, but he spoke to journalists and film critics before a 35mm screening of his hit “Pulp Fiction” on the beach on Friday night. Tarantino said “Digital projections, that’s just television in public.”

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Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism

Infrared photos of 1940s movie audiences are a candid study of American voyeurism | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

We don’t know who they are, what films are screening, or in which Manhattan movie house. Their faces, crystalized by the faintest of silver light, emerge from a sea of inky blackness, exposed mid-gaze in fits of laughter or sullen concentration, in slumber. The photographer Weegee made these pictures using infrared film and a filtered flashbulb in the early 1940s. It can be assumed he was invisible to his subjects, a silhouette at best huddled in the aisle during a matinee. Their unselfconscious postures and expressions read authentic.

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Michael Cimino obituary

Michael Cimino obituary | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

American director and screenwriter who had a huge hit with his 1978 film The Deer Hunter, but a disastrous flop with Heaven’s Gate two years later.

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John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema

John Akomfrah on the Tricky Line Between Art and Cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

The filmmaker and artist speaks to artnet News about his latest exhibition at Lisson Gallery, New York.

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Why is Steven Spielberg considered one of, if not the, greatest director of all time?

Why is Steven Spielberg considered one of, if not the, greatest director of all time? | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it
Spielberg is a unique filmmaker in his ability to tell uncynical stories. There's a grand sense of adventure, and doesn’t that always stand in for a theme of human achievement? Of human possibility? That’s what many of his films represent (even when the morality or pragmatism of that advancement is questioned), but on a simpler note, Spielberg succeeds because he’s able to make jaws drop. Sometimes it’s because of human cruelty/kindness, a terrifying nightmare, or because a huge valley is filled with living dinosaurs.
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The RCA Journal: The Alan Rickman Issues

The RCA Journal: The Alan Rickman Issues | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Actor Alan Rickman passed away yesterday aged 69. It’s a little known fact that the actor, best known for his roles as Professor Snape in the Harry Potter films and Hans Gruber in Die Hard, studied graphic design at the RCA before embarking on a career on screen. Below is an article from February 2012, when Michael Crowe stumbled across Rickman’s work in the RCA archive.

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Russia Convicts Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Russia Convicts Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Find out why Westerners are up in arms over Russia's conviction and 20-year sentencing of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, on terror charges.

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Taos, New Mexico: the lost album of Dennis Hopper

Taos, New Mexico: the lost album of Dennis Hopper | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Drugstore Camera feels like a stumbled-upon treasure, a disposable camera you forgot about and only just remembered to develop. Yet in this case the photographer is Dennis Hopper and the photographs are never before published. Shot in Taos, New Mexico, where Hopper was based following the production of Easy Rider in the late 60s, the series was taken with disposable cameras and developed in drugstore photo labs.

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Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze

Opening Ceremony Menswear FW15 Finds Inspiration Spike Jonze | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim found inspiration in friend Spike Jonze for the fall/winter 2015 menswear collection.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Tobe Hooper

6 Filmmaking Tips from Tobe Hooper | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Rightly lauded for changing the horror game with Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper is much more than one genre. Here are his filmmaking tips.

ECAL Library's insight:

Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th anniversary!

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Never before seen photographs offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Gone with the Wind

Never before seen photographs offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Gone with the Wind | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Newly published black and white photographs offer film lovers a behind-the-scenes look at 'Gone with the Wind.' 

The photographs are included in 'The Making of Gone with the Wind' by Steve Wilson, to celebrate the film's seventy-fifth anniversary. The book will be published in September. 

The 1939 film's stars, including Vivien Leigh as heroine Scarlett O'Hara, Clark Gable as love interest Rhett Butler, Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes, Olivia de Havilland as her friend Melanie Hamilton, and Hattie McDaniel as servant Mammy, are seen on set and in-between shooting.

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Eyes Wide Open: Profoundly intimate photographs from a young Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Open: Profoundly intimate photographs from a young Stanley Kubrick | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Long before he became a renowned filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick was a wunderkind of photography. In 1945, at the age of 17, he started shooting photo essays for Look, one of America's highest-circulation general interest magazines. Over five years he completed more than 300 assignments, resulting in around 27,000 photographs. 
"Kubrick never separated the mediums of photography and film making," says Lisa Ortner-Kreil, curator of the photo exhibition "Eyes Wide Open: Stanley Kubrick as Photographer", which runs at the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna until July 13. "He always thought of himself as an image developer and didn't mind whether he had a photo camera or a film camera in front of him."

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Winter Sleep wins Cannes' Palme d'Or

Winter Sleep wins Cannes' Palme d'Or | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Winter Sleep, while Briton Timothy Spall is named best actor.

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