Mini skirts to maximum effect


1. Various Byblos show
2. Final pass
3. Designers on catwalk


Byblos was started by two designers, Keith Varty and Alan Cleaver, who both studied at the Royal College of Art in London.

Their designs are distinctive in their youthfulness, embroidery and romance and for the latest show they drew inspiration from the 60s and 80s creating full-flared miniskirts, the symbol of the season for the brand.

There were traces of the influence of the Blondie, Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground and reminders of post disco and hip hop styles in on their Milan catwalk.

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Paintings stolen from museum housing works by Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh

(16 Oct 2012) SHOTLIST
1. Wide of museum exterior, police tape cordoning off access to the museum, forensic investigator in distance
2. Police standing inside cordoned off area
3. Forensic investigator with camera by side door to museum
4. Wide of police standing inside cordoned off area
5. Forensic investigator with camera by side door to museum
6. Media photographers just outside cordoned off area
7. Museum exterior and cordoned off area
Several paintings have been stolen from a Dutch museum exhibiting works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.
State news agency NOS said a Matisse painting called “The Reading Girl” was among those taken during the heist at the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam.
Dutch police say that the stolen paintings include one by Picasso, one by Matisse, and two by Claude Monet.
Also stolen were works by Lucian Freud, Paul Gauguin, and Meyer de Haan.
The heist is believed to have taken place in the early hours of Tuesday.
The heist, one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, occurred while the private Triton Foundation collection was being
exhibited publicly as a group for the first time.
The collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding the Kunsthal’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
The museum is a display space that has no permanent collection of its own – the name means “art gallery” in Dutch.
The Triton Foundation is a collection of avant-garde art.
The Kunsthal exhibition was showing its works by more than 150 famed artists, including Alexander Calder, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Rene Magritte, Claude Monet, August Rodin and Andy Warhol, among others.
The presentation was the first time the entire collection had been exhibited together.
In a statement, the museum’s chairman said the museum would be closed on Tuesday and referred all questions to the police.
Police declined to give more details as the investigation was still getting under way.

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WRAP Body of NZ sailing legend released

1. Pan of funeral car leaving the morgue
2. Travelling shot of funeral car
3. Funeral car arriving with coffin being removed
4. Close up of Sir Peter Blake’s face through glass topped coffin
5. Santa Rita funeral parlour
6. Sir Peter Blake’s coffin being carried from one room to another
7. Policeman guarding coffin
8. Ambassador Denise Almao arriving at funeral home
9. Various of coffin being put inside a box to be transported
10. Ambassador Denise Almao watching the box leave the funeral home
11. Blake’s remains being taken in a car to airport
12. Various of remains being loaded in plane
13. Ambassador Denise Almao hugging Sir Peter’s fellow crew members and saying good-bye.
14. Close up of ambassador Denise Almao crying
16. Air force plane taking off en route to London
17. Close up of ambassador Denise Almao crying
18. Federal police car taking last two bandits apprehended into custody
20. Boat used by bandits
21. Wide of motor engine stolen by bandits
22. Watch stolen from Sir Peter by bandits


The body of the slain yachtsman Sir Peter Blake was flown back to New Zealand after being released to his country’s ambassador Denise Almao in Macapa on Sunday.

His body was taken to a funeral home early on Sunday and later driven to a military air force base in Macapa.

The plane will land Sir Peter in London from where his body will be taken to Southern England. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said that Blake would be buried where his family had set up home, not far from the southern English port city of Southampton.

After searching the Amazon jungle, Federal Police in Macapa arrested the last two suspects involved in the killing of Blake after four men had allegedly already confessed to attacking his moored yacht.

Blake led New Zealand to America’s Cup victories in 1995 and 2000 and was feted as a national hero.

He was shot dead by masked pirates on Wednesday as they boarded his yacht “Seamaster” at its anchorage in the mouth of the Amazon River near Macapa, in Amapa state, two and a half thousand kilometres (18-hundred miles) northwest of Rio de Janeiro.

The 53-year-old yachtsman was on a worldwide expedition to monitor global warming and pollution when he died.

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Preparations for funeral of yachtsman Sir Peter Blake + arrival of NZ PM

Warblington, West Sussex
1. Various exteriors of Saint Thomas-A-Becket parish church
2. Marquee in church yard, erected for people who wish to attend the funeral but who cannot fit inside the church
3. Various of groundskeeper cutting grass, as part of preparations for funeral
4. Set up shot of Canon Douglas Caiger, who is conducting the funeral service
5. Stained glass window
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Canon Douglas Caiger, Conducting service:
“Well the honour of being invited to do our best for this great occasion, you don’t get prime ministers ever day at services and that sort of thing. We love this church, it’s a thousand years old. Its walls are soaked in prayer, we shall be adding to those prayers tomorrow.”
7. Various of Louise, sister-in-law of Peter Blake, playing flute – she will be playing the same piece at the service

Emsworth, West Sussex
8. General view of village
9. Looking down street towards bay
10. Various set-up shots of Alan Sefton, Former crew mate of Blake and family spokesman – helping to organise funeral
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Alan Sefton, Former crew mate of Peter Blake and family spokesman, speaking on behalf of Lady Pippa Blake, Peter Blake’s widow:
“The volume of message of condolences and so on that have been coming through have just got Pippa, to use that awful term, gob-smacked but she just can’t come to terms with it.”
12. Various exteriors of Emsworth sailing club
13. Various of Emsworth sailing club head, Rear Commodore John Cruickshank, looking at book of condolence set up in club (photograph of Peter Blake above book)
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rear Commodore John Cruickshank, Emsworth sailing club head:
“A huge loss, a big, big loss. Although he wasn’t here very much, one got the feeling they (Peter and Pippa Blake) would have retired to Emsworth, that is pretty categoric.”
15. Set up shot of New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke
16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Helen Clarke, New Zealand Prime Minister:
“Sir Peter Blake is a national hero to New Zealanders. People are very, very distressed at what happened in the Amazon and it’s important that we mark his passing appropriately at the funeral here in England.”
17. Various of yachts in the bay


Sir Peter Blake, the New Zealand yachtsman killed last week by river pirates in Brazil, will be buried on Friday in the English coastal town he had made his home.

Blake, a hero in his native country, will be laid to rest at the thousand-year-old Saint Thomas-A-Becket parish church in Warblington, just outside of Emsworth in West Sussex on the English south coast.

He had lived in Emsworth for the past twenty years and had met his wife, Lady Pippa Blake, at the local sailing club, of which Peter was a member.

Her family live in the area and her sister will be playing the flute during the the service at the family’s church local church.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Helen Clark, flew to England on Thursday to attend the funeral.

She will give an address at the funeral.

Between eight hundred and a thousand people are expected to attend, including many big names from the yachting community.

Blake was shot dead last Wednesday during a robbery attempt by river pirates who boarded his yacht, the Seamaster, which was anchored near Macapa in the mouth of the Amazon River.

Blake and a crew of 10 were returning from a two-month stay in the upper reaches of the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers.

Blake, 53, who led New Zealand to America’s Cup victories in 1995 and 2000, was on a worldwide expedition to monitor global warming and pollution.

Earlier this year, he was named special envoy for the United Nations Environment Programme.

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Ancient Jewish artifacts in the Israel Museum

(6 May 2012) AP Television
Jerusalem – 3 April 2012
1. Pan across Israel Museum””””s Hanukkah collection
2. Close-up of Hanukkah lamp
3. Mid of Torah shields
4. Pan right to left Torah scroll cases from Iraq
5. Close-up detail of Torah shield from Turkey
6. Mid of Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem””””s Israel Museum
7. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem””””s Israel Museum:
“Judaica is the ritual objects that were made for Jews during the years to help them to do their ritual Jewish festivals or during Sabbath. They need the Hanukkiah for Hanukkah, the Hanukkah lamp; they need the candlesticks for Sabbath; they need to bless on the wine with (a) special goblet.”
8. Close-up Elijah cup from Germany (a type of wine goblet)
9. Close-up detail floral ornament on wine goblet
10. Tilt-up spice-boxes from African, Western Europe and Middle East countries
11. Close-up Hanukkah lamps from Yemen (they””””re situated next to the Syrian collection, hence the writing you see on the right)
12. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Sarfati, curator at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and at Jerusalem””””s Israel Museum
“We said ””””one custom and different forms””””. The reason is the story of the Jewish people: since the destruction of the Temple, Jews lived in different places all over the world and they got their inspiration to their ceremonial art from the surrounding company, the surrounding art. So in Eastern lands, in Islamic lands, they adopted the floral or geometrical motives that (is) typical to Islamic art. In Western Europe they adopted the styles and motives that are typical to the objects of the Christian””””s art.”
13. Tilt down from ceiling of reconstruction of Tzedek ve-Shalom synagogue
14. Close-up candelabra inside reconstruction of Tzedek ve-Shalom synagogue
15. Close-up Hanukkah lamp branches and view outside of window
16. Wide Israel Museum””””s exterior with group of young children in foreground
17. Mid of child inside Judaica store inside Mamilla Mall
18. Mid of store visitor looking at items
19. SOUNDBITE (French): Hadassa Abitbol, French visitor:
“I””””m very attracted by everything that””””s Judaica, by all ritual objects because I think it””””s very beautiful, to honour the feasts.”
20. Close-up Judaica objects and children inside shop at Mamilla Mall
AP Television
Kfar Daniel, Israel – 3 April 2012
21. Wide Aviv Shkeren, visitor at Hazorfim factory store, with his children
22. SOUNDBITE (Hebrew): Aviv Shkeren, visitor at Hazorfim factory store:
“Once in a while we visit Hazorfim and we buy all type of items with a distinguished Jewish flare, like Passover seder plate, Hanukkiots (Hanukkah lamps), candlesticks.”
23. Close-up pure silver
24. Tilt-up from silver leftovers being melted
25. Close-up silver leftovers being melted
26. Zoom-in cast silver being poured onto machine
27. Close-up silver tray model
28. Close-up silver being pressed on candlestick model
29. Zoom-out tilt-up candlestick parts being pressed on model
30. Close-up candlestick parts being assembled
31. Mid of candlestick parts being assembled
32. Various close-ups candlestick parts being assembled with blowtorch
33. Mid of worker engraving details on wine goblet
34. Close-up of engraving
35. Wide pan right of laboratory
35. Mid of candlesticks on tray shelves
37. Mid of Naora Ofarim, Hazorfim export administrator, holding candlesticks
38. SOUNDBITE (English): Naora Ofarim, Hazorfim export administrator:
39. Close-up silver Hanukkah lamp

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Exhibition Pits Picasso Against Toulouse Lautrec

(22 Oct 2017) LEADIN:
A unique exhibition in Spain is comparing the works of two great masters of modern art – Pablo Picasso and Toulouse Lautrec.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid presents Picasso/Lautrec to mark its 25th anniversary and takes visitors on a journey thorough the lives and influences of both artists.
Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec together for the first time in Spain.
Even thought they never met in life, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid is bringing together more than a hundred paintings from some sixty public and private collections from all over the world.
Those 59 works of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and 47 of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) are grouped around the themes that interested both artists: caricature portraits; nightlife in cafés, cabarets and theatres; the harsh reality of marginal individuals; the spectacle of the circus; and the erotic universe of brothels.
The exhibition has been put together by Chief Curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Paloma Alarcó.
“Lautrec was not a painter who used to go outdoors for painting, but he took refuge at night in Montmartre. He begins to paint scenes of the underworld, scenes of popular entertainment, courtship scene in the bars and the entertainment places of Paris that were in full swing at the end of the 19th century and all that will interest Picasso as soon as he arrives to Paris,” explains Alarcó.
From 1900 to 1904, Picasso lived in Paris where he discovered post-impressionists such as Lautrec.
During those first years in France, Picasso’s first paintings show those underworld images clearly influenced by Lautrec’s posters.
In fact, the Professor of the department of Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Francisco Calvo Serraller says that Toulouse-Lautrec was the first pop-artist.
Toulouse-Lautrec was a tireless explorer of the underworld of the frenetic nights of Montmartre. Through his posters and his paintings he shows the dancing and makeup of women under the gas lamps in the new entertainment venues.
The themes of eroticism and prostitution captivated Lautrec and Picasso. Both approached the nude from a modern vision.
“The masculine and feminine nude forms part of the backbone of classical art, but that was an idealized nude. On the contrary, artists like Lautrec and Picasso, also Degas, look for the unseen – aided by the mechanical eye of photography that allows to take unusual images. The unseen, because it was impudent or because it was unusual. That is what Degas described as to look through the eye of a lock. Kind of a voyeurism,” explains Serraller.
Thanks to caricature, parody and exaggeration, both are recognised as revolutionising the artistic language and opening the doors to the modern portrait.
Another theme is the circus. Horse riders, clowns or acrobats all feature in the drawings of Lautrec and in Picasso’s paintings which are side by side in the exhibition.
The exhibition also examines the fascinating relationship between the two artists from new viewpoints. It does not merely explore the cliché of the young Picasso as an admirer of Lautrec, but traces the latter’s lingering influence throughout the Spanish artist’s lengthy career, including his final period.
In fact, Picasso kept a photograph of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in his studio while he was painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” in Cannes.
Although their artistic link has been repeatedly established by literature and contemporary critics, this is the first time their works have been displayed alongside each other in an exhibition.
Angela Nuñez, Art Journalist at RNE (National Radio of Spain), says the exhibition provides a different context.

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