Posts Tagged ‘film’

In the News:Analog and Darkroom Photography

November 20, 2017

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“As younger generations embrace vintage things — like vinyl records and early gaming consoles — more students have become interested in old-school photography, increasing the demand for analog photography classes in high schools across Manhattan…” Read In High School Darkrooms, Shedding Light on a Vintage Craft in the NYTimes.com.

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“CES, once known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is usually the stuff of drones, smart home gear and other high-tech gadgets. But this year, as thousands of people attended the annual tech gathering in Las Vegas, a 129-year-old brand stole the limelight. Kodak Aliris, the firm that bought Kodak’s film segments, announced during the event that it would reintroduce Ektachrome, a color reversal film discontinued in 2012.” Read more in This is Why Film Photography is Making a Comeback on Time.com.

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“You might have a certain image of the generation of artists who reshaped contemporary photography from the 1970s onward. Namely, a dig-your-heels-in reliance on the foundations of craft: things like analog film, hours spent in the darkroom huddled over chemical developing baths, and a cantankerous attitude toward the young people ruining the field with Photoshop and smartphones. Stephen Shore is happy to disrupt those preconceived notions.” Read more Stephen Shore on Why Young Photographers Need to Start with Film on Artsy.net.

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The idea behind the crowdfunding campaign was to create a sort of system-agnostic film SLR. The Reflex’s modular build means you can swap out the lens mount for any of the majors: Canon, Nikon, Pentax and so on. Bigger lens selection is always good, but is that enough to make people want to buy in? Read more Reflex Aims to Kickstart Film Photography with a New Old SLR on tech crunch.com.

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It looks like a scene from a Southern Gothic film.

The figure, dressed in a white shirt, stands at a lectern like a Bible Belt preacher, shining bright. Behind him the sky is Old Testament-elemental; the clouds gather with the promise of something revelatory. The edges of the picture have a curiously unfocused and dreamlike quality. It is like someone has remembered this single frame from a nightmare, and somehow brought it into being. Read The Toy Camera that Inspired Instagram at bbc.com.

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Photorama Camera Show and Sale

May 6, 2017

 Photorama USA Camera Show and Sale  ~

 Sunday May 21st , 2017  ~

Cleveland  Richfield 
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Days Inn & Suites Richfield
4742 Brecksville Rd , Richfield, OH 44286 
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OPEN TO PUBLIC 10-3pm
Admission $6/5 With Ad Students $2.00 w/ID
Photorama USA is coming to your town.

We have dealers from around the country selling new and used cameras – both digital and film. We have accessories, lenses, filters, film, medium and large format cameras. There is something for everyone in every price range.

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Free CIFF Films for CSU Students

March 21, 2016

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The Cleveland International Film Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – and Cleveland State University students, faculty and staff are invited to get in on the cinematic fun.

CIFF40 will take place Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 10, at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. The festival will showcase 193 feature films and 213 short films representing 72 countries. Program guides are available across the CSU campus.

Tickets are $14 per film for CIFF members ($25 student memberships are available) and $16 for the general public. CSU students, faculty and staff can use the code CSU to receive a $2 discount per ticket. Tickets are available online (www.clevelandfilm.org), by phone (1.877.304.FILM) or in person at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas.

Here are more ways to get in on the festivities:

VOUCHERS

Festival vouchers are available at the CSU Student Center Information Desk for CSU students, faculty and staff (two per person) with a valid Viking Card, starting Tuesday, March 22. The voucher must be exchanged in person at Tower City Cinemas for a free ticket to a specific screening. You are encouraged to exchange your voucher as early as possible to avoid stand-by or sellouts.

APRIL 4: CSU DAY AT THE CIFF 

Monday, April 4, is CSU Day at the CIFF. CSU students, faculty and staff who present a valid Viking Card at the Film Festival Box Office (open 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) can see one film per round at no charge – up to six films over the course of the entire day (subject to ticket availability).

APRIL 9: FILMMAKER PANELS AT CSU 

In conjunction with the festival, the CSU School of Communication once again will host a free series of interactive panel discussions featuring visiting filmmakers whose works are being shown in the festival. This year’s event, set for Saturday, April 9, will feature the following panels:

  • Pre-production and Funding Essentials (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. )
  • Independent Film Production (11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
  • The Documentary – Present and Future (1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)
  • Post-production – Editing and More (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

These panel discussions, which are open to the public, will be held in the MU107 Auditorium in the CSU Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Please visit clevelandfilm.org/festival/special-programs/filmmaker-panels for more information.

MORE FREE SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS 

From Thursday, March 31, through Sunday, April 10, the festival also will offer free morning, matinee and late-night screenings to CSU students who present their valid Viking Card. Free films will be screened weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as well as after 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets will be available one hour before screening start time and distributed on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Students should go to the Duke Desk (Will Call) outside the entrance to Tower City Cinemas with their Viking Card to obtain a ticket (one per student, per film).

– See more at: http://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-international-film-festival-offers-free-film-screenings-and-discount-tickets-for-csu#sthash.iHHqh1TJ.dpuf

Eadweard Muybridge Film at CIFF / CMA

March 6, 2015


Cleveland International Film Festival
Neighborhood Screening of EADWEARD
Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

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How do you capture a moment? Kyle Rideout’s biopic EADWEARD (2014) shows how this question becomes an obsession of one of the forefathers of motion pictures, Eadweard Muybridge. In 1872, Muybridge reveals hisfirst study of animal locomotion: a series of photos depicting the movements of a running horse that no human eye had ever seen. “This is life,” he explains to his admiring audience. But Muybridge wants to know more. His passion compels Flora, a sultry 21-year-old divorcée, to move with Muybridge from California to Pennsylvania, where he has secured $50,000 to take more pictures. Although Muybridge considers his work to be science, not art, the resulting photographic sequences—of a woman jumping over a stool, a man walking a goat, two men boxing, and so on—are undeniably beautiful. Still, as Muybridge amasses thousands of images depicting life, his own life with Flora begins to unravel. In this impressive first film, Rideout uses time-lapse photography, jump cuts, and slow motion to recreate the magic of Muybridge’s photography.

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For more information, visit http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/eadweard.

Film Festival members can purchase tickets beginning Friday, February 27, and the general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, March 6. Use the code “CMA” to save two dollars on the price of admission.

EADWEARD will also be screened on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas.

Photorama: Camera Sale

February 27, 2015

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Photography Programming at Area Museums

November 3, 2014

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Forbidden Games:
Surrealist and Modernist Photography

Cleveland Museum of Art
Sunday, October 19, 2014 to Sunday, January 11, 2015
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
Through 167 photographs and illustrated books, the Raymond collection tells two stories: one of a radical moment in early twentieth-century art and the other of an impassioned collector whose adventurous spirit and vision harmonized perfectly with his subject. Beginning in the 1990s, art collector and filmmaker David Raymond judiciously sought out vintage prints from the 1920s through the 1940s that reflect the eye in its wild state (l’oeil a l’état sauvage), remaining true to the spirit of André Breton, a founder of surrealism. Raymond’s holdings of surrealist and modernist photography were distinguished by their quality, breadth, and rarity of subject matter. In 2007, the Cleveland Museum of Art made a major, transformative acquisition by procuring that collection, one of the most important holdings of twentieth-century surrealist photography that remained in private hands.

Vertiginous camera angles, odd croppings, and exaggerated tones and perspectives are hallmarks of the two principal photographic movements of the period, surrealism and modernism. As with surrealist efforts in other media, artists making photographs also aimed to explore the irrational and the chance encounter—magic and the mundane—filtered through the unconscious defined by Sigmund Freud. Eventually, photography became a preeminent tool of surrealist visual culture.

Artists from fourteen countries, representing diverse artistic pathways and divergent attitudes toward photography, come together in this collection. Many of the photographs reflect Parisian circles, with masterful works by Man Ray, Brassaï, Maurice Tabard, and Roger Parry. Soviet Russia is represented by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky; Germany by László Moholy-Nagy and Erwin Blumenfeld, among others. In addition to these notable artists, the collection features many photographers whose work is not as well known in the United States, including Horacio Coppola of Argentina, Emiel van Moerkerken of Holland, and Marcel-G. Lefrancq of Belgium. A highlight of the collection is a grouping of 23 works by Dora Maar, a female photographer with a strong voice in surrealist Paris.

Admission to this exhibition is free.

For more information on this and related events, visit clevelandart.org.

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Film: Through a Lens Darkly:
Black Photographers and The Emergence of a People

Cleveland Museum of Art, Morley Lecture Hall
November 19, 7:00 p.m. 

Directed by Thomas Allen Harris. This overview of African American photography (and of how blacks were previously stereotyped and demonized in pictures) was inspired by Deborah Willis’ 2002 book Reflections in Black.

“Fascinating.” –N.Y. Times. Cleveland premiere.

USA, 2014, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 90 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Reserve your ticket by calling 216-421-7350.

View the Trailer

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Akron Museum of Art
Lecture: Doug DuBois

November 20, 2014, 6:30 pm

Doug DuBois received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an associate professor at Syracuse University where he teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. His monograph, …all the days and nights, features a tightly edited sequence of photographs of his family made over a period of twenty years. Doug DuBois’ most recent work, My Last Day at Seventeen, is about coming of age in Ireland during the current economic downturn.

DuBois’ photographs are in the collections and exhibitions across the nation, Europe and Asia. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony and The National Endowment for the Arts. His photographs have been published by Aperture, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, The New York Times, Time, The Telegraph and Outlook.

FREE and open to the public.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.

For more info, visit akronartmuseum.org

This lecture sponsored by Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell and is presented in collaboration with The University of Akron Myers School of Art.

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The Believable Lie: Heinecken, Polke, and Feldmann

Cleveland Museum of Art, Photography Gallery
Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014

Finally, if you haven’t seen it, do before it’s gone:

This exhibition brings together the influential 1970’s photographic / conceptual artists Robert Heinecken, Sigmar Polke and Hans-Peter Feldman.

A corrective to the egocentric model of the 1950s artist was due; hence the photograph, pervasive and democratic in its accessibility, became a lightning rod for artists seeking new forms of expression. The Vietnam era provoked a certain skepticism toward the media by artists in America and Europe that extended into a prolonged investigation of the photograph as truth, questioning its documentary nature. The barrage of popular imagery—from lush magazines to color television—became fodder for work aimed at exposing the cultural hegemony. As a time marked by underground political dissent, the 1970s was a decade when artists began working small, working privately, and working beyond the boundaries of commercial gallery system.

Appropriation, collage, serial narrative, the elevation of the anonymous photograph: each artist explored these concepts in increasingly sophisticated work throughout the decade. Strategies that emerged earlier in the circles of the surrealists and New Vision photographers—the untutored “photographic mistake,” photography as a form of literary pointing—adopted by the artists in this exhibition have subsequently been absorbed by the contemporary generation using photography as conceptual art, from Gabriel Orozco to Hank Willis Thomas.

For more, visit clevelandart.org.

 

Cleveland Camera Collectors Show

August 27, 2014
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Sun, Sep 7, 2014
10am-3pm
Days Inn and Suites
4724 Brecksville Rd, Rt. 21
Richfield, OH  44286

Bring your student ID for free admission

Cleveland Print Room Founder in Scene

April 23, 2014

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The Cleveland Print Room is open to photographers and artists of all stripes. The photography cooperative, opened and run by Shari Wilkins, features classes for budding photogs and wall space for inspiring exhibitions. Wilkins’ goal is to get the place buzzing alongside the rest of Cleveland’s burgeoning arts scene. We recently walked around the place — darkroom and all — and talked about the resurging art of analog photography.

This place looks really great. How did all of this get started?

SW: We opened our doors last January, but I started working on it two years ago…

…Read the entire interview in Cleveland Scene online

Cleveland Int’l Film Fest Free on Mon, Mar 24

March 23, 2014

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Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation and in celebration of their centennial, on Monday, March 24th! Choose from more than 40+ screenings beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the last screening taking place at 9:30 p.m.

Click here for more information on Free Monday

Also, the 38TH CIFF has expanded its College Program and is offering FREE morning, matinee, and late night screenings to college students when they present their valid college I.D.

Click here for more info on CIFF’s College Program

 

Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences, via Wired

January 26, 2014

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To say that digital cameras have profoundly changed photography is both true and cliché. But few of the regurgitaters of the idea can tell you exactly how. Stephen Mayes, director of VII Photo Agency, is one of those few.

He argues that the rise of digital changed the very nature of photography by moving it from a fixed image to a fluid one. The swift pace at which we create images is only matched by the pace at which we discard them and yet, paradoxically, we’ve never been more engaged with images. Photography is less about document or evidence and more about community and experience … and that’s not a bad thing.

“The way we relate to imagery is changing,” says Mayes, who thinks the pace of change is astonishing. Fortune magazine reported in September 2012 that “10% of all photos ever taken were shot in 2011.” That same month, Mark Zuckerberg said Instagram, just shy of two years in existence, surpassed 100 million users. Instagram users, who are signing up a rate of one per second, have taken over one billion images with the app. Such frenzied activity will account for some but not all of of the 250 million images uploaded to Facebook every day

Read the entire thought provoking article on wired.com.