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Contraversial Videos from Costa Gavras’ son

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/25/romain-gavras-born-free + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU7bFpPJiww

Son of Costa-Gavras happy to be picking up hate around the world for his controversial pop promos.

Romain Gavras smokes Marlboro Reds and swears like a trooper. Other than that, bad-boy attributes are in pretty short supply. He is early for his meeting with the Guardian, nurses just the one pint throughout and wears deck shoes. And, really, how bad can a man wearing deck shoes possibly be?

Judging by his reputation on YouTube alone, pretty bad. Gavras might cringe at his “controversial video director” qualifier – “If I wanted to be controversial, I would have Nazis raping children or something,” he squirms – but just look up his video for Justice’s track Stress. Set in rundown estates on the outskirts of Gavras’s native Paris, it features a gang of teenagers vandalising subways, harassing women, stealing from tourists, torching a car and beating up a cameraman. Viewed 2m times in the first three weeks it was online in 2008, printable comments to date include, “This video fills me with hate”, and, “It looks like something a 12-year-old would think up”.

The Clockwork Orange-ish clip touched a nerve in post-riots France, with Gavras vilified as nihilistic. “It’s above all an absence of point of view that remains,” remarked Libération. “It made the cover of Le Monde, the news,” adds Gavras. “Lefties were saying, ‘He’s a racist’, rightwing people were saying, ‘He’s an anarchist.’ When you’re hated by everyone, in the end it’s that you succeed in something.”

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September 28, 2010 at 16:07

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Blink and you’ll miss it

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Remember the ‘Muslim Plot to Kill Pope’ front page of Saturday’s Express? Yesterday, it was announced that every one of the six men who had been arrested had been released without charge. Did the Express put this news on the front page? Not quite. Here’s page nine of today’s paper.

http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.com/2010/09/blink-and-youll-miss-it.html

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September 20, 2010 at 13:01

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Photography Composition Rules

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September 15, 2010 at 07:49

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Advertising’s image of women

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http://www.thecommentfactory.com/advertisings-image-of-women-3581/  Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes — images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.

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September 14, 2010 at 13:54

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A2 Music Video blogs

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http://a2harrowcollegemediaray2.blogspot.com – elenor group (rays class) B grade
http://a2harrowcollegemediaray3.blogspot.com – tarantula group  – C grade
http://a2harrowcollegemediasam6.blogspot.com/ – stacey group – good design
http://04musicvideo09.blogspot.com/ – Longroad – Lots of entries for september
http://fahminaali.blogspot.com/ – Another good A2 blog

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September 12, 2010 at 16:44

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CD Cover Design – Photoshop

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http://psdlearning.com/2008/07/cd-cover-design/ In this tutorial we learn some original Photoshop techniques through the creation of a CD cover. Some useful methods of enhancing workflow and efficiency are shown like using smart objects. The image we are creating will be in the style of some of the Ministry of Sound CD’s. We will explore a creative use of the displace filter in order to distort some of the image.

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September 12, 2010 at 14:51

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Create a Mood-board

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September 12, 2010 at 14:45

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