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EDUCATION: CANCELLED due to lack of RSVPs "Henri Cartier-Bresson"­ Pizza& Video

  • The Attic (Focus Room)

    152 E. 14th Street, Indianapolis, IN (map)

    39.786034 -86.154861

  • Middle Door off 14th Street - The Carriage House is back from the Propylaeum (1410 N. Delaware) Will meet in the Focus Room.
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    Cancelled due to lack of RSVPs -

     

    Pizza & Video

     

    Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye 

    (See below for more re this video)

    This is something totally new we're trying...and it's working so far!

    First, there must be at least 3 people who RSVP that they are coming, otherwise this will be cancelled.  So, check the RSVP listing on the website.  See below for more info...

    July 20 (6:00 pm)  This is a new time...  so, you'll have time to get your plate and eat & visit beforehand.  Video will start promptly at 7 pm.

    Video: We had 3 choices to pick from for this date; see below.  I chose the Henri Cartier-Bresson video.  I'll keep the others posted and later move those titles/descriptions to a separate file.  (At the first meeting, suggestion was to have some bios...)

    a)  Masters of Photography - André Kertesz  (Editorial Review:  This documentary presents Kertesz in his own words, explaining many of his pictures and sharing his memories - provincial life in Hungary, central Europe in the First World War, Paris in the glorious time between the wars, and famous friends like Colette, Eisenstein, Chagall and Mondrian.)

    b)  Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye  (Editorial Review:  "...insight into the artistic process documenting a man who approached photography with one simple directive: ‘To seize the moment.’" -- San Francisco Bay Guardian

    Product Description:  A wonderful, evocative biography of the man considered the greatest photographer of the last century. Cartier-Bresson’s life reads like a history of the century – World War II, China, Egypt, Mexico, India, Sartre, Matisse, Ghandi (minutes before he was killed), and Cuba all became subjects of his famous "decisive moment" style. Interviews with Cartier-Bresson, Isabelle Huppert, Arthur Miller and other luminaries are woven into this indelible portrait of an icon of both photography and the world.)

    c) National Geographic's - The Photographers  (Editorial Review:  Going behind the camera and on assignment with veteran photographers for National Geographic, this documentary answers the eternal question asked by the magazine's readers: "How in the world did they get that shot?" The photographers recount the grueling preparation that shooting for the magazine entails, from mundane details such as obtaining visas to preparing oneself for dangers such as severe climates, deep-sea dives, raging beasts, and local bandits. And don't forget insects, lots and lots of insects, a point made pellucid as photographers in a fast montage rattle off how many times they've battled malaria. Besides the physical ordeals, there is also discussion of the emotional toll involved in shooting in brutal conditions, such as one photographer's recounting of how distressing it was to continue shooting pictures in the famine zone of the Horn of Africa. Beyond all the hardships, the travel to the world's farthest flung places involves considerable loneliness, but the photographers interviewed speak of having the "best job in the world," and their enthusiasm for the work is abundant. It goes without saying that this video is a visual delight, as many examples of noteworthy National Geographic photographs, and entertaining explanations of how the shot was set up and snapped, appear throughout. --Robert J. McNamara

    Product Description:  The Photographers includes a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of National Geographic photographers and how they get the shot presented in a compelling one-hour program; plus the bonus half-hour film on wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert entitled A Passion for Africa; an assortment of photographs in the Photo Gallery; biographies and photos of the photographers; an interactive trivia quiz; and trailers of other related National Geographic programs. ng behind the camera and on assignment with veteran photographers for National Geographic, this documentary answers the eternal question asked by the magazine's readers: "How in the world did they get that shot?" The photographers recount the grueling preparation that shooting for the magazine entails, from mundane details such as obtaining visas to preparing oneself for dangers such as severe climates, deep-sea dives, raging beasts, and local bandits. And don't forget insects, lots and lots of insects, a point made pellucid as photographers in a fast montage rattle off how many times they've battled malaria. Besides the physical ordeals, there is also discussion of the emotional toll involved in shooting in brutal conditions, such as one photographer's recounting of how distressing it was to continue shooting pictures in the famine zone of the Horn of Africa. Beyond all the hardships, the travel to the world's farthest flung places involves considerable loneliness, but the photographers interviewed speak of having the "best job in the world," and their enthusiasm for the work is abundant. It goes without saying that this video is a visual delight, as many examples of noteworthy National Geographic photographs, and entertaining explanations of how the shot was set up and snapped, appear throughout. --Robert J. McNamara

    It's Summer!  We're having 4 salads:  Seafood Pasta; Antipasto; Spinach; and Fruit!

    Basic Info:

    This will be a very casual evening... Purpose is to enjoy pizza (or some type "food" and watch educational videos as a group.  I will provide the pizza (or other foods, and if others want to share in providing this, let me know) plus soft drinks/water.

    Videos may be some that I have on hand:  "Posing & Directing"; "Posing for Portrait Photography"; "A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting"; a host of videos I've received thru a subscription with PhotoVision for the past 2 years, videos from Adobe,You-Tube, Adorama; Lynda.com; FridayPhotoSchool.com; Creative Live.com; Creative Edge.com; Kelby Training; and many more....plus, videos members have stated they have and are willing to share.(If you have a video you think the group would like, let me know so I can add to the list...providing us a Library to select from.)

    There will be no instructor!   This will be purely an evening set aside to watch these videos.  Depending on the length of the videos and the group present, we may cut the viewing time in half and have open discussion re the video.  Again, no instructor or lead person for these.

    This is something new and I'm anxious to see if enough members would be interested.   You do not have to be a member of any particular Focus Group.   This is open for any member. 

    The first on June 21 went off well; we had lots of ideas of how they'd like to see future Pizza & Video nights (Not always pizza...but the name will stay the same), and continue on the 3rd Friday of the month.  If this becomes very popular, we will consider having 2 times/month on a Friday evening.  Let me know if you like this idea.  Always RSVP...if possible.  We do allow "walk-ins".  I'll post the video title beforehand.  If you have a request, let me know at the meeting prior or within one week after.

    Date:  July 20 @ 6:00 pm at the Attic.

    Let me know if you have a special interest or need.  Also, if you have a video you would like to bring and share (Must be photo educational...no vamp or scary movies!!!)

    Carol   (Email:  [masked])

     

     

     

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  • Eric Scott M.

    Shoot! So wish I wasn't out of town this weekend. Henri is one of the photographers who inspired me to become a photojournalist. I can honestly say -- even without seeing this video -- that those who attend will learn a lot from his life.

    July 10, 2013

  • Carol T

    Thanks Connie! I changed the time from July 19 to July 20 (and the time from 6:30 to 6:00 pm). Reason was so those who wanted to attend the "Meet the Photographers" wouldn't have a conflict. We are honored to be able to attend the Indpls Star's special event and I encourage everyone to attend that. However, this video should be a good one...so, I was in hopes that by moving the date for the video out one day would solve both problems. I need someone to constantly be looking over my shoulder to catch these type things. SO, THANK YOU...very much!!!

    July 7, 2013

  • Connie

    Is this the 19th or 20th? The 19th is the Meet the Photographer's session. But, the date in this description indicates the 19th even though the date on the calendar indicates the 20th.

    July 7, 2013

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