Monthly Archives: July 2014

Shingo Sato – The Transformational Reconstruction Magician at Pearl Academy

IMG_6392In an exclusive 3 day workshop on Transformational Reconstruction (TR), our faculty members learnt the techniques and tricks from none other than the world famous Japanese couture designer Shingo Sato. His TR technique is very much different from the conventional pattern making representing the 3-D fashion creations.

He has conducted his workshops in various parts of the world including USA, UK, Colombia, Japan, Italy, et al and TR workshops and seminars at London Central Saint Martins College of Art, London College of Fashion, Parsons Paris School of design etc.

In these 3 days of workshop, Shingo taught many things inclusive of concept on a half bodice, Volume Conceptual transformation on a half skirt, TR Draping basic, Twisted draping, Sach integration draping, Origami pocket , Box integration technique, Balloon technique and Sleeve Transformation.

Our faculty members learnt a lot from this workshop and it was an eye opener for them refreshing the basic techniques of pattern making.

Check out workshop glimpses here:

Day One

 

Day Two

 

 

 

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Creative Textiles Workshop by Pearlites at SFUAD

10524676_10203537391027056_1113015501093417655_nOur wonderful faculty and students are enjoying their learning experiences at Santa Fe’ University of Art and Design (SFUAD). But what’s more fascinating is the interesting three weeks workshop by our faculty Ms. Praachi Mehrotra and Ms. Pratibha Mishra at SFUAD!

Creative Textiles Workshop has students from Brazil, Mexico and many other countries. Currently, the faculty is teaching innovative coloring and printing techniques to the students which they are already appreciating a lot and are coming up with interesting textures.

This workshop includes activities based on Expressing emotions through colors on fabrics, Reusing – Renew – Unraveling – Recreating textiles and Creating three dimensional Textiles and Collage. The learning outcome of the workshop will be achieved through exploring, understanding and expressing creativity in textiles and product development.

A sneak peek of the workshop here:

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Top 5 Film Making Softwares

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Having a great footage is only the first step in creating a great film. When it comes to movie and video editing, choosing the right software might be a crucial decision that will determine the quality of your end product. Video editing software is an application software which handles the post-production video editing of digital video sequences on a computer, non-linear editing system (NLE). Once a project is complete, the NLE system can then be used to export to movie in a variety of formats in context which may range from broadcast tape formats to compressed formats for the Internet, DVD and mobile devices. In non-linear editing, the original source files are not lost or modified during editing. This is one of the biggest advantages of non-linear editing compared to linear editing.

1. Cyberlink Power director 12 Ultra:
World’s fastest consumer video editing software, Cyberlink’s new PowerDirector 12 has new features like MultiCam Designer (synchronizing up-to 4 cameras to edit the best angles simultaneously), Motion Blur tool (to add and control blur length and density) and more than 400 built-in video and transition effects. Direct uploading to Facebook, Youtube and Vimeo and conversion of your 2D videos to 3D are other attractions of it. This software supporting end-to-end editing of 4K ultra HD video format is in favour of both the professionals and amateurs having over 100 video editing tools for the former or the Easy Mode for hassle free steering. PowerDirector provides the professional experience, the convenient way to all.
http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector-ultra/features_en_US.html

2. Adobe Premiere Pro CC:
Avatar, Iron Man 3 and Life Of Pi are a few names associated with Adobe’s video production tools. Adobe Premiere Pro CC allows to edit videos fast and more fluidly. This new version comes with Creative Cloud, making it easy to download the latest features and sync your settings and shortcuts to any computer in any edit bay in the world. Projects can be moved seamlessly between Adobe Premiere Pro CC and SpeedGrade CC, the Lumetri Deep Color Engine allows to quickly apply preset color grades and it includes Adobe Story Plus (a robust scriptwriting tool). Adobe Premiere Pro CC has the advantage of integration with numerous other softwares under the brand Adobe.
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere.html

3. Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate:
Pinnacle Studio provides features like Live Screen Capture, iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner precision editing with Blu-ray™ authoring. The highlight of Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is that it includes effects and tools from the professional effects gurus at Red Giant (like Magic Bullet Looks, Magic Bullet Mojo and Magic Bullet Cosmo). Pinnacle Studio Ultimate lets you add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs. You can even correct and enhance your source media right inside Pinnacle Studio Ultimate’s media editor without the need for additional apps.
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/studio/ultimate

4. Magix Movie Edit Pro Premium:
One of the most user friendly and versatile film editing software, Magix Movie Edit Pro Premium for the first time integrates unique touch elements in its interface. Its special features include NewBlue ColorFast which combines professional color correction with detailed color grading in a single workflow and DAD Heroglyph V4 Pro helping to create impressive title animations with templates for a wide variety of themes. The screen capture feature in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium allows you to create tutorials and screencasts quickly and easily. This makes it easy to explain how to use a program for example. Magix has improved the software’s processing speed over its previous versions, and the program responded smoothly with hardly any delays while importing files, moving assets or rendering projects.
http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/premium

5. AVID Media Composer:
Latest softwares in the film editing category can be accessed on recurring monthly or annual basis through AVID Media Composer lowering cost of support at every step. FrameFlex tools allows to immediately start working in HD directly from high-res sources and maintain full creative control of the image reframing and keyframing, from beginning to end and with the new Master Audio Fader allows to insert RTAS plug-ins to tweak tones and optimize the overall program loudness, making broadcast regulation adherence quick and easy. Avid creates its own line of video and audio hardware, as well as other media equipment necessary to run its advanced and powerful applications.
http://www.avid.com/US/products/Media-Composer

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