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DVD Review: Visual Acoustics

DVD Rating: 4/5

Director: Eric Bricker

Writers: Eric Bricker, Phil Ethington, Lisa Hughes, Jessica Hundley

Cast: Dustin Hoffman (narrator), Kelly Lynch (herself), Tom Ford (himself)

Studio: Arthouse Films

Some would say that modern architecture is defined by the statement “form follows function,” a simple comment that revolutionized the way the world, and architects, looked at the purpose of architecture. However, as influential as that statement was (and is), others would say that photographer Julius Shulman did just as much by creating photographs that embodied and embraced the aspects of modernism in a way that amazed everyone from architects to the fine art crowd.

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Film Independent Selects 8 Emerging Filmmakers For 2010 Directors Lab

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Los Angeles (February 10, 2010) - Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and film projects for its 9th annual Directors Lab, sponsored by Kodak. Taking place in Los Angeles from now until the end of March, the Directors Lab is an intensive nine-week incubator designed to assist directors with strong, original voices develop new narrative feature films, improve their craft, and advance their filmmaking careers in a nurturing yet challenging creative environment. This year's Lab Mentors include Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), Keith Gordon (The Singing Detective, Waking the Dead), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), and Alfredo De Villa (Adrift in Manhattan, Washington Heights).

"It's exciting to have a group of filmmakers in the Directors Lab that not only have such varied artistic backgrounds,
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“Visual Acoustics”’ Eric Bricker:  “The Photographs Sang to Me”

Visual Acoustics,” which premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, is a doc that celebrated Southern California’s own Julius Shulman, one of the world’s most renowned architecture photographers. The film, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, is especially poignant because Shulman died around the time of the film’s finishing. “Visual Acoustics” premieres this Friday in New York City, October 9, at Cinema Village and October 16 at the Nuart Theatre in La. …
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“Visual Acoustics”’ Eric Bricker:  “The Photographs Sang to Me”

Visual Acoustics,” which premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, is a doc that celebrated Southern California’s own Julius Shulman, one of the world’s most renowned architecture photographers. The film, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, is especially poignant because Shulman died around the time of the film’s finishing. “Visual Acoustics” premieres this Friday in New York City, October 9, at Cinema Village and October 16 at the Nuart Theatre in La. …
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“Visual Acoustics”’ Eric Bricker:  “The Photographs Sang to Me”

Visual Acoustics,” which premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, is a doc that celebrated Southern California’s own Julius Shulman, one of the world’s most renowned architecture photographers. The film, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, is especially poignant because Shulman died around the time of the film’s finishing. “Visual Acoustics” premieres this Friday in New York City, October 9, at Cinema Village and October 16 at the Nuart Theatre in La. …
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Visual Acoustics: Studying the Lessons of Modernity from a Master

I met the photographer Julius Shulman by chance in the spring of 1999. I will never forget the day I walked into his studio; it was like walking into a glass-walled treasure vault filled with photos, books, magazines, sculptures and an 89-year-old (at the time) wizard of sorts that, unbeknownst to me, would open an unknown portal to Los Angeles, forever altering the course of my life. The initial inspiration for the film Visual Acoustics occurred sometime in 2001, out of the desire of wanting to see the photography, Julius, and the larger story of modern architecture on the big screen in an informative yet entertaining feature-length documentary. The photos speak for themselves; they are cinematic works of art quite deserving of large screen real estate. So, too, was the story of Julius, along with the stories of...
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This Week In Trailers: The Attic Door, Peter and Vandy, Did You Hear About The Morgans, Afterschool and Visual Acoustics

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Afterschool Trailer I have great feelings of amity towards documentaries that pick apart the lives of teens and films that try and get it right
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Film Independent Announces 2009 Screenwriter’s Lab Participants

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter which, let’s face it, you may be, one way to break into the “business” is through a lab where you work with established mentors and advisers on honing your work and getting it in the hands of the right people. One of the most prestigious and famous of these labs is the one sponsored by Film Independent, a non-profit group dedicated to fostering and nurturing creativity that also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards.

Today, they’ve announced a new group of writers who will participate in this year’s lab. Here’s all the info about the lucky 9 participants from the official press release.

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the screenwriters and film projects selected for its 10th annual Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by the Writers Guild of America,
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A Tribute to Architecture's Best Photographer, Julius Shulman

The photos by the late architectural photographer Julius Shulman traced the evolution of the built environment since 1936, giving insight into construction techniques, urban development, the advent of tourism in the jet age, and the history of Los Angeles. We bring you 17 of Shulman's architectural images narrated by L.A. architects, designers, artists, writers, filmmakers, and curators.

When photographer Julius Shulman passed away July 15 at the age of 98, he left behind a trove of images that immortalized modern residential architecture. Without Shulman, you might not have known the work of Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler or John Lautner. But Shulman's images represent more than just the swanky modern scenes he was most famous for. His photos trace the evolution of the built environment since 1936, giving insight into construction techniques, urban development, real estate, the advent of tourism in the jet age, and, of course, the history of Los Angeles. In association with
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