FCM student’s ‘Unforgettable Memories’ shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards

FCM student’s ‘Unforgettable Memories’ shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards

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KUALA LUMPUR: A photograph taken by a Malaysian student during a family trip to Malacca has been shortlisted for the world’s largest photography competition. Nursyafiqah Azlan’s photograph, titled “Unforgettable Memories”, was submitted for the Student Focus competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. The image shows Nursyafiqah’s grandmother being reunited with her youngest grandchild, while the joy and sorrow of her life journey are rendered as framed photographs on the wall. “Unforgettable Memories” was one of only 10 selected by a panel of judges looking for the best single image answering the brief, Memories. Entries were submitted by students from more than 300 institutions worldwide. The Student Focus shortlist was revealed today, the same day as those photographers shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional, Open and Youth…
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MMU sets eyes on a VR future

MMU sets eyes on a VR future

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VIRTUAL reality (VR) has grown tremendously in popularity over the past year thanks to powerful new hardware like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR making waves. However, though the hardware is ready and available, there is still a lack of content for these VR platforms. Therein lies the opportunity for content developers to jump in early and conquer this relative greenfield. Faisal Athar (pic) recognises this golden opportunity for his students who are specialising in VR at Multimedia University (MMU). “VR will be the new industry to watch in the next five years and it is rapidly growing. We should be aiming to fulfill this content gap,” the assistant lecturer said during the Virtual Reality and Games Convention at their Cyberjaya campus. MMU is one of the few…
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Featured – The Living Shadow’ arts exhibition (updated)

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Recently the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Malaysia welcomed postgraduate students from Inje University, Korea for a student and cultural exchange program. The exchange program which was headed by Mr. Fauzan Mustaffa, saw both Malaysian and Korean postgraduate students going through several workshops, cultural trips and media lectures. The Korean students even had a chance to experience a "Wayang Kulit" show by artist Tintoy Chao. At the end of the exchange program, an exhibition called "The Living Shadow' Arts Exhibition" was held to showcase 8 printed artworks and 8 motion graphic artworks done by the postgraduate students from FCM and Inje. Read more in the online version of the feature: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Education/2015/02/08/Multicultural-artwork/ Updates: The exhibition has since been featured in other major local newspapers... New Straits Times (NST) - 15 Feb 2015 Harian Metro -…
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Chemat – 30 Most Influential Photographers in Asia

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Chemat is named as one of the 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN ASIA 2014 by Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), a leading platform for Photography and Arts in Asia based in Singapore. He is the first and only Malaysian to be in the list with other Asian legendary photographers. The selection is based on being influential either through practice, approach to photography, or contributions and influence to community, locally and/or internationally. Here's the link: http://invisiblephotographer.asia/2014/01/17/30influentialasiaphotographers/  
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