Sunday, August 31, 2008

yes or no ?

Free Pitching

I like the idea of Free Pitching it gives people an opportunity that they may not normally have , people that may not have the confidences be able to work for a company and like any compition you enter you want to WIN it and when you do it encourages you to do more good work and it also earns respect within the general business world .it would be such a personal achievement and than you may get more work from that company because they like what you do. It would be a good experience if you have the time and energy as well as the money. I can also see the bad points it would not be something I would make a living out of but as a student it would be an awesome learning experience and would give you an idea of what the industry is like as well as having something else to put in your portfolio..

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

fashion photography

Fashion Photography History from Wikipedia…

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The Countess in a photo by Pierre-Louise Pierson (c. 1863/66)
Photography was developed in the30s, but the earliest popular technique, the daguerreotype, was unsuitable for mass printing.[1] In 1856, Adolphe Braun published a book containing 288 photographs of Virginia Oldoini, Countess de Castiglione, a Tuscan noblewoman at the court of Napoleon III. The photos depict her in her official court garb, making her the first fashion model. [2]
In the first decade of the 20th century, advances in halftone printing allowed fashion photographs to be featured in magazines. Fashion photography made its first appearance in French magazines such as La mode practique and Les mode. In 1909, Condé Nast took over Vogue magazine and also contributed to the beginnings of fashion photography. Special emphasis was placed on staging the shots, a process first developed by Baron Adolf de Meyer, who shot his models in natural environments and poses. Vogue was followed by its rival, Harper's Bazaar, and the two companies were leaders in the field of fashion photography throughout the 1920s and 1930s. House photographers such as Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst and Cecil Beaton, and independents such as Yva transformed the genre into an outstanding art form. Europe, and especially Germany, was for a short time the leader in fashion photography.
As World War II approached the focus shifted to the United States, where Vogue and Harper's continued their old rivalry. House photographers such as Irving Penn, Martin Munkacsi, Richard Avedon, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe would shape the look of fashion photography for the following decades. The artists abandoned their rigid forms for a much freer style. In 1936 Martin Munkacsi made the first photographs of models in sporty poses at the beach. Under the artistic direction of Alexander Brodovich, the Harper's Bazaar quickly introduced this new style into its magazine.
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Students have the opportunity to develop a diverse range of creative skill sets within live production, theatre and events. Project based simulated working environments will enable students to apply their skills to a major project in the course of their study and act in accordance with organisational approaches to planning and Occupational Health and Safety legislation. 

Students will construct sets and props, learn the basics of lighting, paint and install sets for a major project. Students are also assigned a range of minor -projects that they must plan and implement. 

The program focuses on set and prop construction and scenic art finishing. Beginning to intermediate construction techniques are taught from standard theatre flats with bracing, to using foam-based sculpted approaches for 3-Dimensional finishes. A variety of moulding and casting approaches are explored in the prop making curriculum with emphasis on the construction of urethane rubber based hand puppets. 

The program is conducted in a professional and challenging environment that encourages initiative and creative exploration. Pathways for future employment are to be found in burgeoning technical disciplines allied to the staging of The Arts; Film and TV; Commercial Events; Shows; Productions etc. 

The program is led by practicing professionals with currency in Industry relationships. The aim is of the program is to produce highly skilled and committed graduates who will be able to work confidently and professionally in the Entertainment Industry.
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Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a Sound Achievement in English. 
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Graduates will have achieved the skills necessary to apply for the position of Stagehand. They will have full artistic and operational understanding of major performance projects. They will be able to pursue their studies in the University Sector or be able to confidently apply to leading Theatrical Production and other Creative Industries as a multi-skilled employee with clear understandings and experience of the entire operation of a production.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

michelle jank

Michelle Jank (born 1976 in Perth, Australia) is a well known fashion designer. She is sometimes also referred to as a fashionista, slang word for people that enjoy fashion.

Through her childhood, Jank always demonstrated interest in fashion and drawing. Jank attended the John XXIII College in Perth, where she was one of the top students in her art class, repeatedly scoring high grades at the end of the class semesters. In 1991, Jank became a fashion model, officially beginning her career in the fashion industry at the age of fifteen. After only two years at the University of Western Australia, where she tried for a fine arts degree in textiles and jewellery, Jank decided to move on and finally begin working as a designer. Jank registered her name in 1998, and opened a small shop where she sold her creations. Apart from that, she kept busy as a model, working both in Australia and the United States as a photography model for various firms and participating in some photo ads.

Jank calls herself a magpie collector, seeking out jewellery, laces and textiles in antique and second-hand shops. Delighting in their beauty and rich history these collected treasures form the starting point for Jank's designs. She collages, layers and hand stitches her found pieces into garments whose rich textures, visual appeal and mysterious and evocative past make them exclusive and treasured pieces.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

jean paul gaultier

Where some designers aim to bring high fashion to the everyday, Jean Paul Gaultier propels it to the realm of art, fantasy, and surrealism. Taking his inspiration from city streets and club scenes, Gaultier has managed to touch on such themes as kitsch, fetishism, futurism, and '40s French sailor suits in his collections, ever since his electronic jewelry debut in 1976 with Francis Menuge. His fanciful visions have made him an obvious collaborator for film, and he's designed costumes for directors Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("The City of Lost Children"), Pedro Almodovar ("Kika"), Luc Besson ("The Fifth Element"), and more. Perhaps his most famous contribution to modern fashion was his reinvention of underwear as outerwear in the design of Madonna's unforgettable cone bustier, which she flaunted onstage for her 1990 "Blond Ambition" tour.

The titles of his collections are also provocative and became key dates in fashion. Examples are High Tech (1980) featuring tin can jewels; Dadism (1983) corsets; Barbes (1985) cross breeding and culture shocks; A Wardrobe for Two (1985) androgynism; Untitled Collection (1987) constructivism; The Conceirge Is In The Staircase (1988) Parisian masculine feminine; The Chics Rabbi (1993) homage to the Jewish people; The Tatooings (1994) romanticism and spirituality.

In 1997, he entered the sphere of high fashion when he launched his first haute couture collection and became a full member of the Chambre Syndicale dela Haute Couture.

Already well-known in the fashion world, he became a household word in the U.S. when he designed the costumes for Bruce Willis and Milla Vulkovich in the movie "The Fifth Element" in 1995. ,google

Dolce&Gabbana (pronounced "Dol-che Gabb-an-a") is a high-end fashion house started by the Italian designers Domenico Dolce, born near Palermo, Sicily, and Stefano Gabbana, born in Milan, Italy.

After their first collection launched to international acclaim in 1986, the brand soon expanded to knitwear, beachwear, lingerie and accessories; today, they have two main clothing lines—the couture Dolce & Gabbana and the younger, more informal D&G. Earning remarkable financial success (despite the prevalence of fraudulent D&G merchandise), the designers’ way with a corset has become emblematic of their love of va-va-voom dressing—and their awesome tailoring talents.

Devastatingly sexy, fetishistic designs and a characteristically Italian aesthetic; every collection would look at home on the set of a Fellini movie. Richly colored animal prints, underwear-as-outerwear, pinstripe suits, and plenty of black are all configured in a provocative way, which helped make D&G the obvious choice to create the costumes for Madon na's 1993 "Girlie Show."

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana first met in Milan in 1980, while working as assistants in an atelier. Dolce, who studied fashion design and worked for his family's small clothing factory, grew up in a small Sicilian village; Gabbana, a trained graphic designer, grew up in Milan. They had an immediate creative connection and went into business together two years later. Now overseeing what has become a tru fashion empire, the duo has even crossed over into the music world, recording a techno single in 1996 that feature the refrain "D&G is love."

Since their first womenswear collection in 1985, Dolce & Gabbana have evolved into perhaps the definitive purveyors of sexy clothes for women who want to revel in their voluptuous femininity. They have taken items like satin corset bodies, black hold-up stockings, fishnets, and maribou-trimmed baby dolls out of their previous demimonde existence and put them together in such a way that they have become classy outfits for the new glamorous image of the 1990s, an escape from the pervasive unisex sporty styles

Lisa Ho

Lisa Ho

With a design philosophy inspired by the romanticism of vintage textiles, Lisa Ho has been at the forefront of the Australian Fashion Industry for the past 23 years.

Like many of Australia's fashion designers, fresh out of college in 1982, Lisa Ho started her career at the Paddington markets with her designs that quickly brought her retail and media attention and began the Lisa Ho brand.

The Lisa Ho brand has continued to build into one of the most recognised brands in Australia and has a strong celebrity following with signature pieces.

Her international reputation, was first recognized during the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony, which featured a special Lisa Ho designed segment celebrating her role in Australian fashion. Lisa was also asked to design the gown worn by Oliva Newton John for her performance to welcome the Olympic athletes.

Lisa travels widely, quietly watching the way people go about their lives and the changes in the world they’re moving in. And it’s always done through a designer’s eye. “I think if you’re a designer you look at all forms of design – art, television, music - everything influences you.”

Today Lisa Ho has culminated in a national signature store base of 10, an exclusive department store arrangement with David Jones and representation in over 250 boutiques both local and internationally.