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CalArts' President Steven D. Lavine advocates keeping film and television production in California

September 28, 2012
Capitol Weekly

Bringing the movies back to California

When tourists visit Los Angeles, they often flock to have their photo taken with the iconic Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills, visit Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and hope to run into a genuine movie star as they sightsee in the City of Angels.

The little known secret these days is that the Hollywood sign looks down upon a landscape that is no longer dominated by film and television production facilities and on-location shooting.  You may have just as much luck running into a movie star in Toronto as you would in Los Feliz.  Technological advancements—combined with aggressive government programs designed to lure away production and post-production jobs away from our state—mean that filming now happens all over the United States and the world, costing California millions in jobs and tax revenue.  Read story

Frankenweenie iBook cites how Tim Burton first visualized film at CalArts

September 27, 2012
Rama's Screen

Disney Publishing Worldwide Lets Fans Go Behind-the-Scenes of Tim Burton's New Animated Film Unveiling 'Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book'

Features Exclusive Art, Video, and Music into Disney’s First Book to Leverage Apple’s iBooks Author

Glendale, CA, September 27, 2012 – Disney Publishing Worldwide announced the release of Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book http://iTunes.com/Frankenweenie, based on Walt Disney Studios’ highly anticipated stop-motion animated film directed by Tim Burton, “Frankenweenie,” in theaters October 5, 2012. Capturing the creative process from concept to completion, the interactive book integrates videos, vibrant music, and original sketches to offer readers a fully immersive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the movie. Available on the iBookstore, this book is Disney Publishing’s first to be created with Apple’s iBooks Author.  Read story

Animated Films and Live Performance by faculty member Laura Heit at REDCAT

September 26, 2012
Animation World Network

Film at REDCAT Presents Invisibilities

Invisibilities: Animated Films and Live Performance by Laura Heit

Mon Oct 15 | 8:30 pm

Using numerous animation techniques, puppetry and live-action video, Laura Heit's exquisitely crafted, subversively witty work makes visible hidden corners of the human psyche, where monsters, wolves and imaginary creatures tread. Look for Me (2005) employs 2D computer animation with monoprints, while The Deep Dark (2011) combines cutout stop-motion animation, live-action video and drawing to evoke elemental fears. The Amazing, Mysterious, and True Story of Mary Anning and Her Monsters (2003) calls on toy-theater puppetry and drawn animation to tell a fanciful tale. Collapse (2002), a reflection on a tragic moment, is a 2D computer animation with pastel drawings, and the allegorical Parachute (1997) a hand-painted and animated multiplane cutout. Heit's program concludes with a new version of the critically acclaimed Matchbox Shows in which she performs tiny puppet vignettes inside matchboxes.  Read story

Pulitzer Prize-winning alumna Ann Telnaes releases new app: POTUS Pick

September 26, 2012
Digital Producer Magazine

Romney? Obama? Romney? Obama? As interest in the 2012 presidential election builds, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes releases POTUS Pick an app cartoon that givers users the opportunity to choose one candidate, then another, then another, then another and to interact with each while doing so.  Read story

Alumnus' skate board graphics pay homage to titans of modern art and design

September 25, 2012
ESPN

Skate Artist -- Tony Larson

Art director Tony Larson has created iconic graphics for Girl and Super Brand

Tony Larson possesses an impressive, well-burnished résumé. For many years he was an art director at Girl Skateboards, perhaps the most culturally sophisticated skateboarding company in history. He also served as an art and advertising director at DC Shoes, one of action sport's most commercially successful brands. He is an accomplished painter.  Read story

Disney Brings Alumnus Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie to Life on iPad

September 25, 2012
Chip & Company

Disney Publishing Worldwide announced today the release of Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book, based on Walt Disney Studios’ highly anticipated stop-motion animated film directed by Tim Burton, “Frankenweenie,” in theaters October 5, 2012.  Capturing the creative process from concept to completion, the interactive book integrates videos, vibrant music, and original sketches to offer readers a fully immersive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the movie.  Available on the iBookstore, this book is Disney Publishing’s first to be created with Apple’s iBooks Author.  Read story

REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) names Ruth Estevez as new gallery director and curator

September 24, 2012
Los Angeles Times

REDCAT has named a new gallery director and curator to oversee its visual arts program. Ruth Estevez will take on the job starting November at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, located at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.  Read story

REDCAT announces new gallery director and curator

September 24, 2012
Artinfo

Ruth Estévez Appointed Director and Curator of L.A.’s REDCAT Gallery

Today REDCAT, the California Institute of the Arts’s (CalArts) contemporary art space at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, named Ruth Estévez as its new gallery director and curator beginning in November. Estévez is currently based in Mexico City, where she served as chief curator of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Carrillo Gil from 2007-2011. She will take charge of the exhibition and publication programs at REDCAT.  Read story

Alumnus Aaron Axelrod premieres 360 degree immersive installation 'Melting Rainbows'

September 21, 2012
ITnewslink.com

Los Angeles based artist Aaron Axelrod unveils "Melting Rainbows," a 360 degree Vortex Dome theater presented by c3: Center for Conscious Creativity and Vortex Immersion Media. Axelrod’s "Melting Rainbows" fully immerses viewers in the experience of both a filmed and live visual hallucination including melting, dripping and color-shifting imagery.  Read story

Michael Ned Holte, School of Art faculty, to co-curate 2014 'Made in L.A.' biennial

September 20, 2012
Los Angeles Times

Hammer taps Karin Higa and Michael Ned Holte for 2014 biennial

Just a couple weeks after the closing of its 2012 "Made in L.A." biennial, the Hammer Museum has chosen curators for its 2014 event.

The museum has tapped two independent writer-curators who live in L.A.: Karin Higa and Michael Ned Holte.  Read story

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