Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The blogosphere is throwing support to Gary Granada's cause vs. GMA 7 Kapuso Foundation. Mr. Granada is a multi-awarded composer but this time he says he is a victim of abuse. He was first commissioned to do the melody of the Procter and Gamble's promotional gimmick for public school pupils/students. The project went through a series of revisions which, according to reports, discouraged Mr. Granada from continuing it after submitting the last revised melody of the song or lyrics which the client wrote. To make the story short, the client tapped another composer whose final output when played over GMA 7 Kapuso tends to show the melodic semblance and musical structure of Mr. Granada's works. Over Startalk (GMA 7 showbiz program), GMA 7 Kapuso's apologists denied the allegation. Now, you be the judge. Roll VTR! :-)
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
To my mind, the artist was merely inspired by the photo. But if the artist directly used the AP photo per se or as is or enhanced using program manipulation, I think AP is right or nearer to its claim. But using it as a basic reference for an artwork? I doubt Fairey is guilty. Obviously, Fairey manually drew Obama's pensive-looking image that could be remade or reshoot because the rightful owner of the image was alive and kicking when the works was carried out. Again, this is the loophole in the claim. More, the final artwork did not really look as the original AP photo because of the elements added to it and way it was visually presented. I am saying, Fairey's works is not AP's photo and it is a different or totally new works of art.