Adobe Inspired Media – Thursday 14th January 2010

Inspired MediaAdobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

January’s guest speaker is Steve Caplin, a freelance London-based Graphic Artist who specialises in satirical photomontage. His work appears regularly in British newspapers (including The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent) and magazines (including Radio Times, Financial Times magazines, Reader’s Digest and many others). He is also a contributing editor to MacUser magazine, and is a beta tester for Adobe software.

His advertising work has included commissions from Saatchi & Saatchi, Lowe Howard Spink, M&C Saatchi and Bartle Bogle Hegarty, for which he has won two Campaign Poster Awards and a D&AD award.

Steve’s work has been covered in feature articles in Creative Technology, What Digital Camera, Computer Arts and the Journal of Digital Photography, as well as in chapters in The New Mac Designer’s Handbook by Alastair Campbell, and Digital Photography by Tom Ang. He also lectures on Photoshop techniques and the ethics of photomontage.He is the author of several books, including How to Cheat in Photoshop, How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements, Icon Design, Art & Design in Photoshop, and the Complete Guide to Digital Illustration.How non-technical books include Dad Stuff and Complete & Utter Zebu.

Steve will be showing photomontage and compositing techniques using Photoshop.

To attend this event pre-registration is required as seats are limited, please go to  http://www.adobe.co.uk/inspiredmedia
 
 In addition, search for our  ‘Inspired Media London’ page on Facebook and become a ‘fan’ of Inspired Media London for regular updates. 
 
Location:-
 
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AP
 
Nearest tube – Holborn
 
6pm-7pm Registration/Networking
7pm Main event – Room G12
 
Networking / Refreshments available in the Central Club
 
NB: WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Please contact us in advance to organise wheelchair access or for any other access requirements on inspiredmedianetwork@gmail.com

Advertisements

NS Harsha – Last weeks

A “must see” exhibition is Indian artist NS Harsha’s first solo works in London, which are showing at two concurrent spaces – InIVA at Rivington Place and Victoria Miro Gallery.

NationsinIVA present Harsha’s “Nations”installation comprising of 192 flags which represent the number of countries that make up the membership of the United Nations. The flags are draped over a similar number of treadle sewing machines.

This impressive large scale installation ,fills the whole space from floor to ceiling and consists of a spider web like mass of multi coloured threads. Using flags as a symbol represents the sense of belonging, identity,social and polititical histories, and the shared cultural connectivity between the countries.

This exhibition is on until 21st November 2009. For further information see www.iniva.org

At Victoria Miro Gallery  Harsha shows “Picking through the Rubble” which consist of new paintings and an installation. The themes conveyed are political and social narratives, which draw on both traditional and popular cultures. The site- specific installation comprises of integrated painting and sculptural elements.

This exhibition is on until 14th November 2009. For further information see www.victoria-miro.com

Adobe Inspired Media – Thursday 22nd October 2009

Adobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

October’s speaker is Matt West, lead animator and production manager at Cartoon Network.  He trained in traditional animation at Central Saint Martin’s, and has since worked extensively in Flash, animating on series for the BBC (Monkeydust, Charlie and Lola), Channel 4 (The Blue Dragon), Nickelodeon (Terrible Tim) and most recently Cartoon Network, where he was lead animator on Skatoony, a hit show mixing animation with live action. 
He won the BBC New Animation Award in 2002, and is the author of Making an Animated Film: A Practical Guide.
 

Matt will be talking about the different ways Flash is used to make TV animation, and how it can be combined with Illustrator and After FX to produce different results.

To attend this event pre-registration is required as seats are limited, please go to  http://www.adobe.co.uk/inspiredmedia
 
 In addition, search for our  ‘Inspired Media London’ page on Facebook and become a ‘fan’ of Inspired Media London for regular updates.

Venue details:-
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4AP
 
Nearest tube – Holborn
 
6pm-7pm Registration/Networking
7pm Main event – Room G12
 
Networking / Refreshments available in the Central Club
 
NB: WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Please contact us in advance to organise wheelchair access or for any other access requirements on inspiredmedianetwork@gmail.com

Exhibitions to see!!!

Here are my Top 3 selection of “must see” exhibitions………

*Currents of Time” is a new work by artist Zineb Sidera  whose films reflect her interest in migration, mobility and displacement. The themes resonate with her own background of Algerian immigrant parents who fled their homeland to Paris due to war.

Her most recent film “Floating Coffins(2009) is  presented as a 14 screen video installation and 10 speakers which envelops the viewer and enhances the experience on a profound level. Alongside these there are 2 other installations with light boxes and photographs.

This exhibition is on until 25th July 2009, and has been curated by arts organisation  inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts), who are based in Rivington St, London EC1.

In addition to this at inIVA’s Education space there are a series of mapping exhibitions “Off the Map” which presents work produced in the 2009 Creative Mapping Projects. These projects explore the potential of a new cartographic language using social issues of identity and location.

This exhibition is on until 11th July 2009 and will change on a weekly basis

For further details see website www.iniva.org

* “The Golden Space City of God” – Richard Grayson

Matts Gallery in E3 presents a large scale video installation with sound conceived and directed by artist Richard Grayson, which features a new choral work performed by a 26 piece choir based in San Antonio Texas.

The score composed by Leo Chadburn is based on a limbretto by the artist which appear as subtitles in the video work. It is based on texts  that give detailed prediction of events leading to the end of the world, drawn from the Bible’s Book of Revelations. This re-imagined fictional piece describes the widespread economic and social unrest that will spread across the globe folllowing an oil crisis and the collapse of dollar-based economies.

This work very relevant in today’s credit crunching climate of financial chaos and parliamentary collapse……

Go see for yourself……..

This show is on until 28th June 2009. See www.mattsgallery.org for location details etc.

Adobe Inspired Media – Tuesday 30th June 2009

Adobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media. The next event will be held on Tuesday 30th June 2009 at the Curzon Cinema  93-107 Shaftesbury Ave W1 and monthly thereafter.
June’s speaker is Andrea Balboni a graphic designer who lives and works in London.
She works in both the digital as well as print, and is currently a Senior Digital Designer at UKTV. Andrea will be speaking about her recent experience at UKTV, where the New Media team met the challenge of re-branding and re-building 10 complex websites in less than a year. Andrea will explain how the New Media Team worked together through concept, design, testing and development stages to make it all happen.
To attend this event pre-registration is required as seats are limited, please go to  http://www.adobe.co.uk/inspiredmedia

In addition, search for our  ‘Inspired Media London’ page on Facebook and
become a ‘fan’ of Inspired Media London for regular updates.

For further information  email inspiredmedianetwork@gmail.com

Book Launch/ Talk – Sunday 17th May 2009 2-4pm

Chilean Artist/ Independent Curator Alexia Tala  presents her new book “Installations and Experimental Print Making”, and will be discussing with Brenda Hartill a new form of printmaking that pushes the boundaries of contemporary art worldwide.

This event will be held at Bankside Gallery and tickets are £8 (£5 for friends) which are available by either telephoning 0207 928 7521 or e-mailing info@banksidegallery.com

For further details see www.banksidegallery.com

Adobe Inspired Media Re-launch

Adobe Inspired Media is a monthly networking event for creatives who work and / or teach in film, video, animation, post-production and interactive media.

The first event will be held on Tuesday 28th April 2009 at the Curzon Cinema in Shaftesbury Ave and monthly thereafter. April’s speaker will be Chris Allen from the Light Surgeons.

To register for this event  go to  http://www.adobe.co.uk/events.

In addition, search for the   ‘Inspired Media London’ page on Facebook and become a ‘fan’ of Inspired Media London for regular updates.

To find out more email: inspiredmedianetwork@gmail.com