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VisPop selected as an official Australian delegation member for Industry Forum in Beijing

 

It’s so encouraging for VisPop to be chosen for this forum.  It’s great to be recognized for our hard work building relationships and projects in such a high potential region like China.  Momentum is gaining for our high spectacle independent films!   Thanks to the Aussie Embassy and Screen NSW for organizing the event!  Here’s more info about what the forum is all about:

Building on the success of the inaugural Australia‐China Film Industry Forum in December 2010, the second Australia‐China Film Industry Forum will be held on Monday 23 April 2012 in Beijing. The Forum will be organised by the Australian Embassy Beijing, with the assistance of a wide variety of related Australian government agencies. This Forum, with a feature film focus, is aimed at further reinvigorating the relationships between the film industries in Australia and China. It will include panel sessions, presentations, and both bilateral and multilateral networking opportunities.

The Forum aims to capitalise on an increased awareness of the Australian film industry in China and the Chinese film industry in Australia, by bringing together key industry players from both countries, with the following objectives:

• Stimulate formally-accredited co-production activity following the coming into force in December 2008 of the bilateral Film Co-Production Treaty;

• Boost commercial prospects for the Australian film industry through joint industry collaboration;

• Expand cultural cooperation and understanding through the medium of film;

• Promote two-way capacity-building and training opportunities between Australia and China in the film industry.

The film industry is expanding rapidly in China. Film production is now attracting heavy Government investment, and office-box takings are increasing dramatically year-on-year, creating demand for resources and expertise. The Forum will endeavour to create lasting links between industry professionals from both countries, whilst also providing a platform to promote the Australian film industry as cutting-edge, modern and diverse, highlighting key strengths including feature film production and financing, documentary, digital animation and design, cinematography and post-production.

The Forum will also provide Australians with the chance to learn from Chinese counterparts about local industry resources, development and emerging opportunities, providing a platform for effectively engagement with Chinese film industry representatives in a sustained and meaningful way. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform from which to help build lasting creative, industry and production links between the two countries which will develop long into the future.

Of course we’ll be meeting with our partners in the region! If you’re interested and in VisPop and our high spectacle independent films AND you’ll be or know someone who’ll be in Beijing, drop us an email and let’s try and arrange a meeting!

 

could star wars happen today?

The original Star Wars was a miracle of seat-of-the-pants film-making that captured the world’s imagination and boosted science fiction to new popularity.

But could something like Star Wars even get made today? There’s plenty of reason to doubt it… <read the full article here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Not only could it… but VisPop is gonna be the ones to do it!

Stephan Geyer’s photostream

Ether Drift

I like…

Black and White Photography
Bokeh
Contrast-y photos
Landscape-Oriented photos, but not much into Landscape photography
My 85L
My 5D
My Cat
My Macbook (and Macs as a whole, for that matter)
Portraiture Photography
Primes
Aperture
Candids
Street Photography <see all his photos here>

Wicked photography!  Great vibe!

platt: bigfoot boom in banff?

Bigfoot

That’s the assertion of a dedicated bigfoot research organization based near Calgary, which claims not only to have video and photo evidence of the mythical beast, but DNA proof as well… <read the full story here> @ <http://www.calgarysun.com/>

debating human enhancement

Where do you stand on the subject of human enhancement? If recent cultural trends in things like musicmovies, and video gamesare any indication, it’s a subject that’s been picking at society’s collective conscience quite a bit as of late…  <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

I agree, this subject is coming up a lot lately.  Not to mention I love it, and we’re developing a couple ideas right in this wheelhouse…

 

 

how the crowd is shaping the future of storytelling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories are the foundation of human communication, even when first relayed over campfires — an inherently social and communal setting. The storyteller can change his tale based on the expressions on the faces of his audience — speed up here, slow down there, give more background on a character. The storyteller may hear someone else retell his or her own story in a different way, and use that experience in telling new stories or iterating upon the original. The story gets stronger and more nuanced in the retelling…  <read the full story here> @ <http://mashable.com/>

reevolver inspire and entertain

I live in Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m a graduate from Cinematography and animation, and I have been working as a concept artist profesionally for around 5 years, but drawing my whole life…  <see all his work and read about him here>

Great work, really like the character designs!  Great style…

welcome to our world of imagination

Imaginary Friends Studios was founded by friends, Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, one of the top artists on Deviantart.com with close to 6 million page; Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim, a game designer who worked previously at a Tokyo-based game studio; and Kai “Ukitakumuki” Lim, who at 19 had already art directed two major game mods for Half-Life 2 including Hull Breach and Nuclear Dawn.

Imaginary is much more than a concept art, comics and illustration studio. With its “By-artists-for-artists” mantra and its small but ever-increasing cult-like online fan following, Imaginary truly represents a next-gen creative approach to the creative business by hot-housing its established and fresh new talents, delivering creative services and content to a global audience.  <read all about them, and check out their work here>

Wow, really cool vibe.  Bit of a collective of concept artists… definitely have to hook up with them!

10 real life “memoirs” that read like scifi and fantasy stories

10 Real Life "Memoirs" That Read Like Scifi and Fantasy Stories

There are people in the world with life-stories that defy human imagination and expand our idea of what the human experience is like. And there are some people whose stories cross out of reality and into what reads a lot like a science fiction or fantasy epic… <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

I’m geeking out on this list…  Gonna try and get to them all, anyone have recommendations?

concept art shows the disturbing evolution of batman: arkham city’s harley quinn

We love pin-up art as much as anyone, but there’s something weird about this newly released concept art showing the evolution of Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham City. Maybe it’s just that it shows how formulaic these sorts of female characters have gotten… <read the full post here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Cool little look into some character design.  Gotta say that it’s one of the hardest skills, and most underestimated processes in film-making.  We’ve done it a bunch, and you learn to be prepared for the effort.  All that being said, it’s one of the most fun, most creative, and rewarding jobs when you get it right.  The thought process needs to be so critical visually, that in my opinion it’s right up there with developing a character as you write the script.  In a perfect world the artistic development can work hand in hand with the written development.  That’s the way we like to work when we do our characters.

Just take a look at all the reply-posts on this blog-page and see how character design raises the heat in people!