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Yay Brigade Studio Redesigns Order of the Good Death Website

“Welcome to the future of death,” reads the landing page of The Order of the Good Death website, which has been effectively designed to be approachable and inviting, as well as mysterious and intriguing. Responsible for crafting the visual aesthetic is Yay Brigade, a design studio...

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Suanne Spoke Cast in True Crime Series The Thing About Pam

School of Film/Video faculty Suanne Spoke joins the cast of The Thing About Pam, an upcoming limited series by NBC starring Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, and Katy Mixon. The series is based on the “stranger-than-fiction” story of Betsy Faria, a woman with stage 4...

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Scott Benzel: Mindless Pleasures  Book Release and Panel at LACA

On Nov. 3, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive celebrates the release of the book Mindless Pleasures by CalArts faculty Scott Benzel, and the digital release of Parafictions Research Journal 1 by Holly Harrell (Art MFA 20) and Misael Oquendo (Critical Studies MFA 20).  Mindless Pleasures...

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‘Dance Crazes’: Ernest Baker Talks Explained Episode at REDCAT

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, School of Dance faculty Ernest Baker discusses privilege, power dynamics, and his creative consultancy for an episode of Explained at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. Launched in 2018, Explained is a Netflix series that offers episodic deep-dives into various topics,...

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City of Ghosts Episodes to Screen at Los Angeles State Historic Park

Episodes from the lauded animated series City of Ghosts screen outdoors in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday (Oct. 28) at 6 pm. The family-friendly event is hosted by the arts and culture organization Clockshop, LAist, CalArts School of Film and Video, and California State...

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Even to this day…: Vinny Golia’s Monumental Undertaking

Just before the fall semester began at CalArts, woodwind virtuoso and CalArts music faculty Vinny Golia finished the first of three movements of a large music piece, Even to this day…Movement One: Inoculations Music for Orchestra and Soloists.  “Large” is a bit of an...

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