Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 continued! part 2!

It’s taken me some time to just write this post. I’ve been thinking about it too often, to the point it made me not trust my own judgement ha! I saw the magnificent King’s Speech and even though I know that it was released in the USA in 2010, as a UK-ien I can’t putContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 continued! part 2!”

Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)

Yes, there is indeed still a week or 2 left in 2010 – of which  a movie of a high calibre could be released. However, in the UK, we get movies released behind our USA contemporaries… from as little as 1 week to a gapping 1 year gap! I’m a movie fanatic. I’ve seen prettyContinue reading “Smizz’s top 10 movies of 2010 PART 1 (10-6)”

The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian

70,000 people oppose UKFC closure, did it work? NOVEMBER 14.10 UKFC Why do we rally en masse? More often than not, it’s purely to protect a worthy cause. In the case of the UK Film Council being axed, that’s exactly what it seemed like we were doing. In July of 2010 our Culture Secretary JeremyContinue reading “The Closure of the UK Film Council by Ian”

Penguin book designs

When PENGUIN was founded in 1935 with the radical concept of producing inexpensive paperback editions of high quality books, it adopted an equally progressive approach to typography and cover design. Under Jan Tschichold in the 1940s and Germano Facetti in the 1960s, Penguin became an exemplar of book design. I got these from Things magazine..Continue reading “Penguin book designs”

doc film industry collaboration

So, it’s just under a week since Doc/Fest finished.  The experience was priceless on so many different levels. It was great seeing how the documentary film industry works incomparison to the art-world. In the art-world people flock to art-fairs and openings and auctions and so forth.  There’s this kind of eliteness that you sense inContinue reading “doc film industry collaboration”

Did I tell Y’all That I got my US Work Visa?

I mean, if you know me, you will have heard this story a billion times already. I was super nervous about my US Embassy interview, i thought that because i’ve been over quite a lot recently that they would give me a lot of questions. Not that going on holiday to the USA should beContinue reading “Did I tell Y’all That I got my US Work Visa?”

How to Write an Artist statement, word?!

Forget art school. Smizzy has the answers….. No I actually, I don’t have ALL the answers – but I do know where to find the answers that I seek.  Well, answers are usually more like tips to help you find your own personal answer – but resembles some sort of answer never-the-less. I realized aContinue reading “How to Write an Artist statement, word?!”

A really cool magazine

http://www.purple.fr/journal.php?p=112 this is what real awesome design and magazines are like. Number 1English Version 2010 – Yearly298 pagesCover color, inside black on grey paperCahier 01 Marcel Cohen, 10 textsCahier 02 Living in JapanCahier 03 FranceCahier 04 ThoughtsCahier 05 Comunal ArgeaCahier 06 LisboaCahier 07 CharactersCahier 08 Winter GarmentsCahier 09 New York Now and ThenCahier 10 Buenos Aires, Guillermo Ueno’s Favorite PeopleCahier 11 IdolsCahier 12 AdventuresCahier 13 Szymon Zaleski, The Semitic TragedyCahierContinue reading “A really cool magazine”