Connections

Category: VisionFest Video Competition

Home is wherever you are.
People become friends, and friends become the family you pick.
Doing what you love, is living.

Connections, bond together our world.

Directed, produced and edited by Melissa Rojas Arias.
The Film School.

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VisionFest Video Competition!

Category: Animation / 3D / VFX, Design, Film / Multimedia, Fine Art, Graphics / Illustration, Music, Photography

Are you into creating moving images? Do you want to travel and get exhibited?

15-60 seconds of awesomeness packaged into a short video is all you need to enter the Frontier VisionFest competition. Keen? Well you should be, the grand prize will blow your mind – an all inclusive scholarship with flights to ArtFest, Santa Fe in the U.S of A! ArtFest is three weeks of creative wizardry with workshops held by international experts, covering multiple disciplines in art and design. This is your ultimate opportunity to travel and grow as and artist / designer.

On top of this the best work will be exhibited at the Outdoor Vision Fest, a series of events with environmental and interactive projections around the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Add this to your resume!

Sounds like a dream? Well it’s not, so get to work!

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts
Creative Writing and Literature Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Moving Image Arts (Film/ Video)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Contemporary Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Design
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Performance

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Shooting the Stars @ SFUAD

Category: Advertising, Film / Multimedia

We here at Frontier are avid supporters of initiatives that give students life changing opportunities. No wonder we got really excited to hear about film students getting the chance to work with solid Hollywood actors on short films at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD).

Shoot the Stars! is an amazing initiative founded by SFUAD Film School Chairman Chris Eyre. Talented young writers, directors and producers compete to be picked in a rigorous selection process which, if successful, enables them to work with established actors and renowned industry experts.

This is a golden opportunity for the lucky selected few to say the least! I think it’s great to see professional actors working with students, giving them a window into the industry that they’re striving to be part of.

The students have just wrapped two short films with actors Jordana Spiro (The Mob Doctor, Trespass, Dexter) and Richmond Arquette (Se7en, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

Read about how it all went on our favourite student blog, The Jackalope! Nice work SFUAD, we’re very impressed with this project.

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Action photo by Luke Montavon

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts
Creative Writing and Literature Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Moving Image Arts (Film/ Video)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Contemporary Music
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photography
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Design
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre Performance

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Diploma of Digital Creativity

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Masters of Art in Film and New Media

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Hyères: Photography Grand Prize

Category: Fine Art, Photography

Hyères is back! Who can believe it’s been a whole year since we got to sample the delights of this French Fashion and Photography Festival? Now there is a fresh round of brilliant and edgy creations for us to salivate over. Today we’re talking photography, and tomorrow we’ll see what’s happening on the fashion front.

Let’s start with the big guns and have a look at the work of The Jury Grand Prize of Photography winner Petros Efstathiadis. Move over Duchamp, as this contestant uses the found object with an enviable sensitivity and skill in his series Liparo and Bombs. While these images are playful on a surface level there are some serious connotations made with the objects that Efstathiadis has picked. The artist questions the paranoia of today’s society, an age in which a collection of old pipes, bottles and cloth can cause a bomb scare. In reality this collection of random disused materials is just that, old junk put together in a fresh and eye-opening way.

Notice how I’ve been talking sculpture here, the fact that Efstathiadis photographs his creations adds a new dimension to these images. The transience of these make-shift installations is recorded and assumes a solidity in the photographic process. My favourite image is definitely the green tv and cabinet…somehow it wouldn’t look out of place in documentary footage of a war-torn country, which is strange as it’s just an old TV with a load of flouro green tape!

Anyway. Check out more photography from Hyères here and Petros Efstathiadis’ website here. Don’t forget to stay tuned for my pick of the festival a bit later today.

Renee Barker

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts
Creative Writing and Literature Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Moving Image Arts (Film/ Video)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Painting and Visual Arts
Bachelor of Art in Design
Bachelor of Art in Fashion Design
Bachelor of Art in Graphic Design and Art Direction
Bachelor of Art in Media Design and Multimedia Arts
Bachelor of Art in Theatre Design
Masters of Art in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies
Masters of Art in Communication Design
Masters of Art in Fashion and Textile Design
Masters of Art in Design
Masters of Art in Film and New Media
Master in Photography and Visual Design

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Cut it out: The finalists

Category: Design, Fine Art, Graphics / Illustration, Photography

The judging has happened and we were really impressed with the entires! Overall, we felt the quality of work for this creative challenge was of a really high standard, so well done to everyone who entered! It wasn’t an easy decision reaching our 10 finalists… but we got there and our 3 winners will be announced tomorrow, so watch out for that.

In the meantime, here are other 7 finalists that made it into the top 10 and why we reckon they’re work is awesome!

 

Fedrica Orlati, Italy: Infinite Hug. This was such a lovely idea and executed in a beautifully simple manner with a perfect image choice. The subject matter is one that could be tacky, but we felt that Fedrica approached in a modern and sophisticated manner.

 

Marcus Arnhold, Brazil: Mind Forest. What struck us with this challenge was the emotion that some works captured through the collage media. This work definitely falls into that category. Not only is it composed well but the image selection is top notch. It’s a work that conveys challenging nostalgic thought and feeling.

 

Anna Tokareva, New Zealand: Rainbow Skater. We loved this Anna! We really liked that you managed to find some balance in a tondo shape, notoriously difficult. Also, this work stood out for it’s whimsey and lightheartedness and great combination of media.

 

Anzimatta, Indonesia: Rumah Sederhana. Out of all the architectural collages this one stood out for it’s use of textures to create a structure rather than existing images of buildings. Great work Anzimatta.

 

Suzelle Camou, America: Arm of my Saviour. Not only compositionally strong but the ‘infinite’ that is found in this image was interesting to us. A child playing with a spaceship within a spaceship. It’s a nice idea and links to the concept of en abyme, the notion of an image replicating itself within itself, creating an infinite journey. Suzelle, for this reason, your one of our top 10 finalists.

 

Ana Nadal, Spain: Easy Way. We liked this work as it reminded us of our favourite web collage designers RESN. The tackiness of the image, the over saturated colour, and the awkwardness of the the upturned view all helped this entry. Nice work Ana.

 

Bruno Sousa, Brazil: Colour Up. We had a number of 3D collaged works which was fantastic to see. Out of all of Bruno’s entries, this stood out for his incorporation of handmade made elements with photographic work. We liked that he took this popular aesthetic into a new area. The hovering paper planets went down particularly well.

 

Congratulations to all our finalists! Be sure to check back tomorrow where we will announce our 3 winners!!

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Media Design School

Premium Design Academy in Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.mediadesignschool.com/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Media Design (Graphic Design, Interactive, Motion Graphics)

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Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Santa Fe, New Mexico
http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography

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NewSchool of Architecture + Design

San Diego, California
http://www.newschoolarch.edu/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts

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NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti

Milan, Italy
http://www.naba.it/

Relevant Courses:

Bachelor of Art in Painting and Visual Arts
Bachelor of Art in Design

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