When and How the Oscars Became Big Business

Apr 23, 2014, 7pm
They don't call it the world's biggest runway for nothing! Fashion journalist and Senior Style Writer for the Hollywood Reporter Merle Ginsberg discusses how Oscar fashion has changed through the years, and how it now affects retail, buyers, trends - even perfume sales. 22 years of Oscar fashion history in under an hour!

Indian Film with Focus on Gender & Health Issues with Dr. Mohan Agashe

Apr 23, 2014, 7pm
Dr. Agashe is one of the finest actors on the stage and screen  much acclaimed for roles in award winning films by masters such as Satyajit Ray, Mira Nair, Shyam Benegal, Gautam Ghose and Jabbar Patel. Recipient of many prestigious awards, he was invited to occupy the chair of Director of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune from 1997 until April 2002. This presentation will be visual, with numerous clips from over a century in the history of Indian film. After the talk, an informal pay-as-you-go dinner with Dr. Agashe will be organized at Chennai Chettinaad Palace.   

Creating Characters Through Screenwriting

Apr 26, 2014, 1pm
Wolfswinkel Education Building Release the creative writer in you. Discover the secrets to creating living, breathing characters through tricks and techniques that are used by screenwriters in the film industry to add dimension, personality and realism. Facilitator Joe Gruberman is an award-winning writer/director/producer of multimedia productions (TV, web, film) and has been teaching film production for five years. His latest feature film, ELEVEN ELEVEN is scheduled to be released in 2015. Previous writing experience is strongly recommended.

An Evening with Colin Chillag

May 14, 2014, 7pm
Join us for a lecture by Colin Chillag, 2013 Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient. This evening will include the announcement of the 2014 Artist Grant Recipients selected by a jury from a pool of candidates who answered the open call for participation, and the announcement of the 2014 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient given to a mid-career artist chosen from the nominations of Contemporary Forum members. The evening includes an Art Exhibition featuring the works of our 2013 recipients. These works have been created since they received their awards. 2013 Mid-Career Artist Award Recipient Colin Chillag 2013 Artists Grants Recipients Sean Deckert Mohammad Reza Javaheri La Muneca ... (View more)

Fashion Illustration for Cinema

May 17, 2014, 1pm
Learn the basics of fashion illustration, taking the realistic female form and elongating it into a fashion “croquis.” Learn how to lengthen the female form to get that stylized fashion illustration. Exaggerated movement makes the clothing come alive, and with the movies as inspiration this is sure to be an epic fashion adventure. Includes general admission. Materials provided. Does not include admission to Hollywood Costume.

Hollywood Costuming with Special Effects Makeup!

May 18, 2014, 1pm
Special Effects Makeup Artists Mark Greenawalt and Casey Kaki demonstrate makeup techniques used to create costumes in film. An overview details life casting, sculpting, and molding to create prosthetics. Next Greenawalt will apply the prosthetics as Kaki becomes the model for an interpretation of the Mystique character from the X-Men movie series. Finally, airbrush body painting and film-quality eye contacts complete the costume.

Unfashioning Costume Design

May 21, 2014, 7pm
Booth Moore, Fashion Critic for the Los Angeles Times and contributor to the Hollywood Costume catalogue, contrasts fashion design and costume design, noting the differences in goals, methods, and spheres of influence. 

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