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It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionised the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer.
Graphic Means, explores graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF.
Director/Producer: Briar Levit
Shared on behalf of Design Assembly.
The short films Boy and Munted have been selected for many international film festivals and have been shortlisted for Academy Awards. Come and watch them both and hear from the Director himself in person.
Welby Ings is an award winning designer, filmmaker and playwright, as well as Professor of Graphic Design at AUT. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences about the relationship between storytelling, typography and film.
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Director's Talk: Beyond the Realm of Writing
The sixteenth century the Italian painter Titian discussed touching the surface of his paper in order to investigate an elusive world just beyond his reach. In so doing, he was dealing with a realm of thinking that extends beyond the limitations of the written word.
Welby’s talk considers this idea. The programme uses screenings of two of his multi-award winning short films [Boy 2004 and Munted 2011], to illustrate how approaches to film narrative can surface, not from a written script but through a process of ideation inside a realm of drawing. This process he insists is not story boarding but a method of thinking. In an era where images and sound play increasingly significant roles in film development he is not alone in this insistence. Graphic designers like Wong Kar Wai (who in 1995 created Fallen Angels), have also begun stressing the role of images, sound, and music in the scripting and production process.
Welby’s talk takes us behind the scenes of the ideation process for these short films and also references his two new films Sparrow and Punch, one which is currently in production and the other which is scheduled for completion in 2017.
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$20 standard / $16 student (inc booking fee)
Premiere : This is currently set to be the Southern Hemisphere's Premiere screening. Nice!
Synopsis: Today’s most disruptive companies have a new guiding principle: a fierce focus on customer-centric product design. DESIGN DISRUPTORS features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at one trillion dollars combined—who share the perspectives and sacrifices necessary to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.
75min Design Documentary
More info at designdisruptors.com (http://designdisruptors.com/)
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This documentary reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the waste generated by slag heaps, dumps and factories. Memorable scenes include a Chinese iron factory where employees are berated to produce faster, and shots of children playing atop piles of dangerous debris. The contrasts between wealth and poverty are most striking in Shanghai, with new high-rises towering above old slums.
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal
7.3/10 on IMDb
9/10 on Top Documentary Films
83% on Rotten Tomatoes
Plenty of door sales available. Online tickets are closed.
Proceeds going to Kaibosh.org.nz
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores” —self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.
Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
7.9/10 on IMDB
* So you know : Proceeds to Kaibosh = $20 ticket minus $11 to venue and $1 to eventfinder and 50c for Card/Merchant fee, so $7.50 per ticket will go to Kaibosh. \m/
Design Assembly presents:
A Film About Creativity in the Digital Age
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Made You Look celebrates the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners, it explores the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era.
Produced by Look and Yes, Made You Look (http://www.madeyoulookdoc.co.uk/) explores the importance of creativity, and of physical objects. Speaking to a number of British creatives, including Kate Moross and Print Club’s director Kate Higginson, the film looks to explore why so many young creatives are beginning to return to traditional techniques, such as painting and screen printing, rather than using tablets to create things that purely exist online.
An inspiring look at the creative process.
This film profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines and finds the methods, beliefs and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas.
Directed by Tim Cawley
8.5/10 on IMDB
It'll be a while until our 2015 season kicks off, so...
Lets relax together and chat about art & design*, your favourite films*, new films*, best animations*, comfiest cinema seats*, popcorn or crisps (what's noisier)* and any holiday plans*.
• Wonderful creative company
• Comforting social environment
• One Big-Deal Designy prize giveaway
• Lots of other Designy prize giveaways
• We'll sort out some Malthouse food to share
* Example topics. Not guaranteed.
† Please note our new Code of Conduct (http://www.meetup.com/DesignCinema/pages/Our_Code_of_Conduct/).
(No Design Cinema affiliation but certainly of interest to our open membership)
Brought to Wellington by the SEGD and Massey University, as a fundraiser for a 2015 design expedition to Chicago for a group of Massey students. This screening is part of Massey University's Exposure 2014 annual graduate exhibition.
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.
80min documentary directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon.
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This screening is part of Massey University's Exposure 2014 exhibition, the annual graduate exhibition, showcasing the work of emerging artists and designers from the Massey University College of Creative Arts. This exhibition is open 9-5 daily (10-4 weekends) from 8-22 November. You are more than welcome to come visit the exhibition in these times.
The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko
College of Creative Arts (CoCA), Tasman Street · Wellington