How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Spielberg in 30 Shots

Jacob T. Swinney:

Before I knew what a director was, I knew who Steven Spielberg was. I believe that this is partially due to the fact that Spielberg has crafted some of the most iconic shots in all of cinema. Many filmmakers have that one signature shot that will forever solidify them in film history-- Spielberg has dozens.

This video showcases the work of Steven Spielberg in 30 memorable shots, one from each of his full-length films. From something as magical as a silhouetted bicycle streaking across the moon, to something as simple as tiny ripples in a cup of water, this is Steven Spielberg.

Films used (in order of appearance): Duel (1971) DoP: Jack A. Marta The Sugarland Express (1974) DoP: Vilmos Zsigmond Jaws (1975) DoP: Bill Butler Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) DoP: Vilmos Zsigmond 1941 (1979) DoP: William A. Fraker Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) DoP: Douglas Slocombe E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) DoP: Allen Daviau Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) DoP: Douglas Slocombe The Color Purple (1985) DoP: Allen Daviau Empire of the Sun (1987) DoP: Allen Daviau Always (1989) DoP: Mikael Salomon Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) DoP: Douglas Slocombe Hook (1991) DoP: Dean Cundey Jurassic Park (1993) DoP: Dean Cundey Schindler's List (1993) DoP: Janusz Kamiński The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Amistad (1997) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Saving Private Ryan (1998) DoP: Janusz Kamiński A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Minority Report (2002) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Catch Me If You Can (2002) DoP: Janusz Kamiński The Terminal (2004) DoP: Janusz Kamiński War of the Worlds (2005) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Munich (2005) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) DoP: Janusz Kamiński The Adventures of Tin-Tin (2011) DoP: Janusz Kamiński War Horse (2011) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Lincoln (2012) DoP: Janusz Kamiński Bridge of Spies (2015) DoP: Janusz Kamiński The BFG (2016) DoP: Janusz Kamińsk

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Umberto Eco: From Internet to Gutenberg (1996)

Excerpt from a lecture presented by Umberto Eco at Columbia University, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, November 12, 1996:

Today the concept of literacy comprises many media. An enlightened policy of literacy must take into account the possibilities of all of these media. Educational preoccupation must be extended to the whole of media. Responsibilities and tasks must be carefully balanced. If for learning languages, tapes are better than books, take care of cassettes. If a presentation of Chopin, with commentary on compact disks, helps people to understand Chopin, don't worry if people do not buy five volumes of the history of music.

Even if it were true that today visual communication overwhelms written communication, the problem is not to oppose written to visual communication. The problem is how to improve both. In the Middle Ages visual communication was, for the masses, more important than writing. But Chartres Cathedral was not culturally inferior to the Imago Mundi of Honorius of Autun. Cathedrals were the TV of those times, and the difference from our TV was that the directors of the medieval TV --read: good books-- had a lot of imagination, and worked for the public profit (or, at least, for what they believed to be public profit).

 

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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Meet The Man Who Saved Apple

Patrick Hanlon profiles Craig Tanimoto for Forbes:

Lee Clow, Chiat/Day’s worldwide creative director and one of the creators of ‘1984’ came into the room. He walked along the walls looking at ideas, pausing at some and totally dismissing others. He was looking very quickly to get an overview of the work. When he came up to Tanimoto’s campaign he stopped and looked.

He turned to Tanimoto and said. “Shouldn’t it be ‘Think Differently’?”

“No,” answered Tanimoto.

Clow thought about it for a minute and agreed. “You’re right.” He turned to the group and announced, “Everyone’s working on this. I want to blow this execution out.”

 

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Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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