Film

Academy of Art University: Where Creative Dreams Come True

Academy of Art University, located in San Francisco, California, is a well known and accredited private University.

It offers intriguing fields of studies: fashion,jewelry and metal ,landscape architecture, acting,photography,graphic design, motion picture,advertising,game development,television,and animation.

The personal decision one makes, in choosing where to experience their higher education and skills training is highly important.

Recently,the Academy of Art University has produced an enlightening segment for curious and prospective students. It is called, “Day in the Life.”

You can follow along with students who attend classes or study flexible online courses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

One of the best ways to learn and discover answers to pondering questions is observe others living it– day by day coverage. It’s interesting to see the student’s struggles and victories,as they reach towards their goals and aspirations. First hand, the “Day in a Life” students explain their plans and strategies. For instance, television student, Sam Bear, is videotaped and appears on Utube. He attends Academy of Art, and is expressive about his personal decisions, activities, and feelings, during his life at Academy of Art. He felt that Academy of Art was a “Community ” and a place he felt “comfortable fitting in.”

Being an Art major may be an intimidating choice. Bear comments that his “professors helped find viable career options.” Bear also states that “the courses are challenging.”

Some of the inviting and named features found at Academy of Art were state-of-the-art production equipment, numerous libraries, comfortable lounges and restaurants,and collaborating student sessions—to bring out the best and unique ideas from all students.

Finally, the ultimate gem of being a student at AAU, according to Sam Bear, are the “friendships” formed. He likes knowing he has been challenged in his field and has formed colleagues to collaborate with in the future.

Follow this link to learn more https://patch.com/california/san-francisco/academy-art-university-helps-stranded-arts-students

Reservoir Dogs Showcases Lawrence Bender’s Early Production Talents

Reservoir Dogs marked the beginning of a strong movie production relationship between Hollywood producer Lawrence Bender and up and coming indie gangster film director Quentin Tarantino.

As the film’s intro credits flash against a black screen, character voices of the scene in the background engage in a debate about pop singer Madonna’s hit Like a Virgin. The characters, dressed in black suits and ties are introduced as they contribute their own comments to the discussion.

It becomes clear that they’re in a diner, smoking, eating and there definitely has to be more to the meeting than this discussion about songs and movies.

After an altercation following Steve Buscemi’s refusal to leave a tip, the group exits the restaurant, walking in slow motion while Ronald Jonker’s Little Green Bag continues the credits rolling.

The story restarts with the scene of a pale, seriously wounded and expiring Tim Roth in the back seat of a car driven by Harvey Keitel, who is trying to encourage Roth to continue fighting for his life.

As the story continues to unfold, several of the members from the opening restaurant scene converge on an abandoned warehouse where they await the return of “Joe.”

It becomes clear through their dialogues and flashbacks to an earlier robbery gone awry that they are all dangerous criminals awaiting the next instructions following their somewhat Pyrrhically successful jewelry store heist.

The bulk of the story is told from within the warehouse as new members drift in, all with new allusions and revelations to and about events that keep the audience guessing about when they will learn more details.

It becomes clear to the characters and the audience that someone snitched and the dramatic tension is heightened as viewers and the film’s cast try to figure out who that was.

This indie masterpiece makes excellent use of dramatic tension, well timed exposition and showing rather than telling to draw the audience into the world of these has-been felons, doing one last robbery.

At the box office, the 1992 film drew in $2.8 million, which isn’t bad given that the director was largely unknown and that producer Lawrence Bender was also at the beginning of his career. It also bears mentioning that the film’s entire budget was only $1.2 million and it did cast some rather well known actors.

About Lawrence Bender

Born in 1957 in Bronx, New York, Lawrence Bender graduated from The University of Maine in 1979 earning his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering.

Active in a variety of social causes, Bender sits on the Advisory Boards of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Lawrence Bender’s other productions include Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Killing Zoe and From Dusk til Dawn.

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