Creative Beginnings Week 4 : Meet Ian Brady

Creative Beginnings Banner: Meet Ian Brady

Back in August, VFS Digital Design greeted a new, diverse and exciting group of students. We’re looking forward to seeing them develop their professional careers as future designers. But first, let’s get to know a bit about some of them.

Creative Beginnings features five new students — a different one each week — from a variety of backgrounds, who tell us where they’re from, what their hopes and dreams are, what their inspirations are, what their first impressions are about the program, about their fellow classmates, about Vancouver, and what they do to have fun!

For five weeks, each Tuesday, we present an interview with one of them and a nice portrait photo taken by our very own Danny Chan.

Sep 18 : Ya-Rou Tiffany Tsai
Sep 25 : Craig Wilson
Oct 02 : Laura Patricia Hernández Torres
Oct 16 : Seerat Bawa

Today (Oct 09) : Ian Brady

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Bronson : The Man, The Myth, The Celebrity — by Nicholas Winding Refn

There are few movies in this world that I stick to, in terms of emotional resonance, but Bronson is one that I just cannot seem to let go of. Bronson, by Nicholas Winding Refn (the director of the instant cult classic: Drive), is a lesser known film that seems to capture the very essence of Michael “Charles Bronson” Peterson, Britain’s “most violent prisoner.” I honestly love Nicholas Winding Refn because I feel his passion in his films — each one of which has moved me in some way — but this one in particular has not only moved me, but even pushed me to become a better filmmaker. Refn’s work is such a powerhouse — Bronson is the framework for Bronson’s mind. There is an energy that comes from the film. The combination of classical music mixed with contemporary editing, the spectacular acting by Tom Hardy in his breakout role, and the weird artistic and graphic ‘ADHD aesthetic’ of Bronson’s drawings coming to life on screen, truly make for an awe-inspiring wonder of existential psychology and voyeurism.
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