Friday, 21 November 2014

Jiang Wen :: 姜文新片《一步之遙》

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/enews/realtime/20141121/53150522

姜文新片《一步之遙》倡民主 內地捱剪38刀 

姜文導演、由舒淇、葛優、周韻、文章等主演的新作《一步之遙》在內地已排檔下月18日上映,但該片最近在內地送審時,據聞電影局看片後,認為戲中問題不少,處處暗喻民主自由精神,電影總局高層經開會後,已指示影片若要取得准映證,必須作出38處修改。

一部影片要剪那麼多刀,當然讓導演有些心痛,聽說姜文亦有親自找局長們據理力爭,但經過上次《讓子彈飛》的經驗,相信內地電影總局很難會作出讓步。

現 時影片距離映期不到一個月,如果影片要盡快取得准映證作好宣傳準備,最終還是要聽從電影總局的修改要求。該片劇情是講述上世紀二十年代,一場花國大選滙集 了全球佳麗,但奢華夢幻的決選尚未結束,一場匪夷所思的謀殺案,讓所有人的命運都發生了翻天覆地的變化,追殺與逃亡、權謀與愛情,生死情仇都在一步之遙, 緊張懸疑的故事中,帶出人性最終所追求的理想主義,到底要甚麼呢?

姜文前作《讓子彈飛》叫好叫座,不少看過影片的觀眾都可以發現戲中處處都是隱喻,認為導演呼籲民眾覺醒,反抗中共暴政,實現真正共和的現實,外界這樣的解讀,當時令到批准該片上映的電影總局高層都受到中央宣傳部訓示,要求正副局長都要寫檢討書。

如 今姜文新作《一步之遙》又來了,電影總局對此片當然會特別謹慎審視,稍為敏感的地方就要建議作出修整。昨日記者向《一步之遙》投資公司英皇電影求證,宣傳 部杜小姐回應說:「冇聽過喎,內地已經鐵定12月18日上映,預售戲飛都賣緊,已經超過兩億人民幣,香港暫定喺1月底上映。」

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

documentary on Yellow Embrella Movement 2014

Post by AJ+.

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Media: How to make skin in sl; freebie; high quality gds for customisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV98KsJy3IM


 https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/VooDoo-MoJo-Top-Hat/6255657

AleyMart   Visit The Store  
good shop : full permission :: freebie, modify, copy, transfer.

VooDoo MoJo Top Hat

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Coadeys-Money-for-Nothing-Avatar/5739925
full permission goodies: Coadey Concord



Coadey's "Money for Nothing" Avatar

Kendal 1000 avatar portrait project


New Media: Avatar (portrait) art; Gracie Kendal a comfortable skin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrLItEtAj3g


http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2012/06/liquify-sl-portrait.html
photoshop, polish the odd angles , touch up your sl portrait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqJmEwUentc

http://www.kristineschomaker.net/
 

http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds/episodes/gracie-kendal
Artist Gracie Kendal | Treet TV



 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NHxCCLRv9E
1000 portraits coming down


http://www.blurb.com/books/2289173-1000-avatars-vol-1

December 2008
Name Kristine Schomaker
My Web Site www.kristineschomaker.net
Location Northridge California USA
Gender Female
My Occupation Artist, Art Historian
My Bio Kristine Schomaker, is a Los Angeles based new media and performance artist, painter and art historian. She received her BA in Art History and her MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge. For over 12 years, she has been experimenting with various interdisciplinary art forms including using online virtual worlds and social networking technologies to connect with international audiences and local arts communities. Gracie’s current work explores notions of online identity, specifically the construction of Avatars. Her work as a whole stands as an allegory of the relationship between appearance and identity, illusion, belief and reality. Two projects she is presently working on include, “My Life as an Avatar: The Gracie Kendal project” and “1000 Avatars” a contemporary anthropology of portraits of avatars in the virtual world of Second Life.

new media : 2008 Flying Soul Scribe - Bertrand Dezoteux

new media : 2008 Flying Soul Scribe - Bertrand Dezoteux

Avatar Parade in Grand Palais 2008

http://www.laforetdartcontemporain.com/bertrand-dezoteux/113-biographie.html http://www.laforetdartcontemporain.com/bertrand-dezoteux/114-le-projet.html 
2007 - 2009

Dans la nuit, des images, au Grand Palais, Paris. Commissaire : Alain Fleisher. 
http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/actualites/communiq/albanel/comndimg.pdf 
Mixed Reality with FlyingSoul Scribes - real life artist Bertrand Dezoteux -  Studio installation at Grand Palais, 18dec - 30dec08
In the installation, there was the real live broadcast studio, and pre-studio waiting space which is a tunnel of light.  And pre-tunnel of light, the avatar-participant stays logged on in sl to wait for the slurl (destination of the tunnel of light).

In real life, the artist is in physical space at Grand Palais with his computers and internet links.  The secondlife studio is projected onto a screen in Grand Palais, catch as catch can style.  A whole slew of avatars are displayed on screen.

I think this is such a wonderful project as it allows everyone to participate.  Just putting the avatar together takes a lot of time.  And all the waiting online, online to get into the pre-live space, and the live space.  It all takes a lot of time and creativity and thoughts.

Here I have IMed two friends, one from japan and another from Portugal.  They came and sat on the shooting session.

I had Swannjie playing the guqin for the shooting.
 
Entry from the original blog: 
http://swannbb.blogspot.fr/2008/12/mixed-reality-at-flyingsoul-scribes.html
I received an slurl from FlyingSoul, so I played around in his studio for a few hours! Yes, a few hours!! Since there was nobody there. Very good, I find this installation is high quality and such a fine set up. The studio is planned so avatars could land, play around in a light tube first; then go into the waiting area - on sofa and globe chairs - then sit on pose ball - exported into the stage - people could wait in a line, not to leave an empty stage. I was number 147 on the counter.

 





 
 

berlin-artparasites : Hokusai electric circuit board

berlin-artparasites