Browsing: Other Arts

I was having the most fun I ever had with my clothes on. Finally I had created a working environment where I was producing a project that I had written, was directing and also performing in. It parallel the theme to one of my favorite films of all time; François Truffaut’s “Day for Night”. It is Truffaut’s , journal of a filmmaker as he battles against the forces of nature and man’s innermost primal passions of survival and self-destruction. His cinematic journey swings like a pendulum in a tornado. In the end, he completes his film. Not like he envisioned.…

Last week I saw “Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále”, “I Served The King of England“ in a film club in the heart of Prague. The film is directed by JiÅ™í Menzel and the impression that it evoked in me was a mixture of amazement, nostalgia, and happiness. I was glad I didn t miss it. Scenes in the film brought back the world from the beginning of the 20th century that promised so much and opened the gates of the modern age and then produced two great tragedies. On the background of art nouveau, where everyday life has its grace and…

NY-based Animator and Art Director In 1999 Zartosht Soltani graduated from Fine Arts at Azad University of Arts at Tehran. One year later he moved to New York where he is now working as art director and illustrator for an animation studio called FlickerLab. There he works on different projects such as cartoons, TV commercials and broadcast design. Shohreh Jandaghian- What is your educational background and what prompted you to move into a career in animation? Zartosht Soltani- I started painting back home in Iran when I was a kid about 8 or 9… but I was always into animation…

When people talk about film, the first word that comes to mind it’s Hollywood. But believe it or not, before the “H Town”, other cities in countries around the world where not just pioneering but taking this new media to boundaries that sometimes we now take for granted. Argentina was one of the first. Cinema arrived in Argentina soon after being launched in Paris and, in a short time, the first national productions started to be shot. Among other attractions, there were world-class pioneers in scientific and animation movies. But the true industry started only in 1933, with the establishment…

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