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.

Hollywood at Phoenix Art Museum + Q & A with Director Jim Ballinger

Apr 27, 2014, 1pm
Director Ridley Scott’s inspiration for his Oscar-winning film Gladiator lies in our very collection here at the Museum! Listen in as The Sybil Harrington Director Jim Ballinger explores the relationship between the Jean-Léon Gérôme painting Pollice Verso and this renowned Hollywood film. Screening: Gladiator Run time: 3hrs. Rating: R Fee: $5 Museum Members/$10 non-members

Object of the Month

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  Judith and Holofernes by Giovan Francisco Guerrieri Baroque art is characterized by its dramatic depictions of people and events. Judith’s gruesome act of murder provides a provocative story for an artist. For a deeper understanding, examine this painting with Docent Peggy Seletos as she gently breaks through its hidden meanings with us. Image Credit: Giovan Francisco Guerrieri, Judith and Holofernes, c. 1620. Oil on canvas. 56 11/16 × 45 1/16 in. (144 × 114.5 cm). Long term loan from the Schorr Collection

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. Tickets are $35 non-members / $25 Museum Members. Includes General Admission.  

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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