Stories about studios + projects

Exploring Critical Making

Faculty, staff and students came together on April 19 for Mapping Making, a new series of discussions around what critical making means at RISD and how departments view the future of making in their fields.

Global Luminaries Honored at Commencement 2012

When RISD holds its 2012 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 2, approximately 448 undergraduates and 197 graduate students and their families will celebrate the completion of their hard-earned degrees.

Making Multimedia Magic

When working on her latest feature, Carolyn Colton 14 FAV came to understand that the art of filmmaking really does involve smoke and mirrors.

Embracing the Eccentric

When Mariah Robinson 17 FS discovers a hole in her sweater, she doesn’t see a fashion faux pas.

Extraterrestrial Experimentation

Surrounded by scraps of splintered foam and crumpled coffee cups, students in Creature-Creation – a Wintersession studio offered by Film/Animation/Video and Big Nazo Lab – barely look up from their half-finished puppets as Faccia Verde Numero Uno, a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial, inspects their progress.

Michel Gondry’s Sunny Approach

When working on set, French filmmaker Michel Gondry has a reputation for staying true to his high-concept vision – even when his leading actors approach him with odd requests.

Documenting the Arab-Israeli Stalemate

Some aspiring filmmakers might flinch – or even turn their camera away – when attempting to document controversial, gut-wrenching subject matter.

Terry Documents Traditional Drumming

Fifty years ago noted ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax traveled to the remote Caribbean island of Carriacou to capture local music and dance traditions on film.

Google Glass

As any high-tech aficionado can tell you, Google Glass has swiftly transitioned from an Orwellian rumor to a user-friendly reality, with 10,000 of the lightweight wearable devices now out in the world as part of the Google Glass Explorer program.

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