Thursday, April 29, 2010

Iron Man Movie Review: The Stark of Iron Myth-making

Iron Man Movie Review: The Stark of Iron Myth-making
Finding great escapist twists on an exhausted genre, Iron Man is one of a handful of exceptional superhero movies to date.
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Alice in Wonderland Movie Review: Overwhelming Visuals, Underwhelming Storytelling

Alice in Wonderland Movie Review: Overwhelming Visuals, Underwhelming Storytelling
Tim Burton's individual stamp of masterful storytelling doesn't seem to register here. And with its wavering tone, Burton and company should really dig a lot deeper if they soon decide to make a sequel.
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Watchmen: Deconstructing the Film in Reference to the Graphic Novel

Watchmen: Deconstructing the Film in Reference to the Graphic Novel
The film Watchmen is no doubt a love letter to those who have been waiting for the graphic novel's cinematic rendition for the last two decades.
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Behind the Making of Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans

Behind the Making of Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans
Louis Leterrier (Transporter 2 and Incredible Hulk) directs this motion picture based on the 1981 film of the same title.
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Fans Converge in Stores for New Moon DVD Release

Fans Converge in Stores for New Moon DVD Release
On the evening of March 19, 2010, the eve of the New Moon DVD release, fans flocked to the stores with high anticipation for their DVD copies that were finally getting available by midnight.
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Top Sailing Destinations Around the Globe

Top Sailing Destinations Around the Globe
It's quite a challenge to rank the best sailing destinations of the world. There are just too many tropical paradise delights from the Americas to the Far East. And for a guide list, it's fair to include at least one from each part of the world.
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Las Vegas Hotels Near McCarran International Airport

Las Vegas Hotels Near McCarran International Airport
For those traveling to Las Vegas and looking for the nearby hotels to the McCarran International Airport, here's a list providing a diverse selection for the varying tastes and preferences of travelers.
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Chinese Restaurants in Henderson, Nevada

Chinese Restaurants in Henderson, Nevada
In Henderson, Nevada, a number of Chinese restaurants offer popular house specials, combo meals, mixed vegetables, noodles, rice, and of course, the famous fortune cookies.
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2010 Local Easter Events in Las Vegas

2010 Local Easter Events in Las Vegas
Local Easter events in Las Vegas provide bonding and celebration to children and their families.
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Traveling Around Nevada: Watching Cirque Du Soleil, Exploring Mount Charleston and Enjoying Lake Mead

Traveling Around Nevada: Watching Cirque Du Soleil, Exploring Mount Charleston and Enjoying Lake Mead
Nevada boasts of a number of world-class arts and entertainment spectacles, amazing natural wonders and top man-made attractions.
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Las Vegas Monorail: An Affordable Traveling Option Around the Strip

Las Vegas Monorail: An Affordable Traveling Option Around the Strip
This state-of-the-art transportation system is strategically located to let travelers enjoy the spectacular sight of the city from above the ground.
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Traveling in Reno, Nevada: Popular Night Life Spots

Traveling in Reno, Nevada: Popular Night Life Spots
In Reno, a number of bars offer good food, fun drinks, intimate spots, cozy dining and wild atmosphere.
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The Best Hotel Pools in Las Vegas

The Best Hotel Pools in Las Vegas
Las Vegas pools showcase incredible tropical amenities in the many fabulous resorts within the city.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Technophilia Behind-the-scene Video

Technophilia Behind-the-scene Video
Behind the making of the film Technophilia

Countries: Philippines, Korea, Iraq
Shooting Format: 16mm
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Screening Formats: HD (1920x1080) and SD (720x480) NTSC, HDCAM SR, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD, Mini DV
Running Time: 6 minutes, 44 seconds
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Location: Seoul, Korea

Synopsis: Inside a hangout place, the boyfriend gets boxed up by his techie lifestyle altering his relationship with his already fed-up girlfriend. And things become more and more techie-like as they move on.

Acknowledgments: Colorwheel Media Studios - through the help of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), and Korea University (KU)

Credit: Rianne Hill Soriano
Copyright: Rianne Hill Soriano
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Kaibigan Music Video by Paul Arroyo

Kaibigan Music Video by Paul Arroyo
Kaibigan (Friend) Music Video. Philippines, 2009.
Composed and performed by Paul Arroyo.

Sound Engineer: Philip Arvin Jarilla

Special thanks to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Manila, Philippines) and Hit Productions (Makati City, Philippines)
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Sa Pagdating (The Coming) Music Video by St. Francis Xavier Parish Grand Choir

Sa Pagdating (The Coming) Music Video by St. Francis Xavier Parish Grand Choir
Performance by: St. Francis Xavier Parish Grand Choir
Composition by: Philip Arvin Jarilla

Acknowledgments: Hit Productions, St. Francis Xavier Parish Church
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Review: A Trippy Imaginarium

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Review: A Trippy Imaginarium
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is primarily a visual spectacle. While the film is not entirely successful, it certainly qualifies as a glorious mess of exploring an imaginative world.
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Sherlock Homes Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes Takes a Modern Slant

Sherlock Homes Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes Takes a Modern Slant
Sherlock Holmes is a visually stylish rush of adrenaline. Irreverent and yet true to the spirit as it is, this movie is both fun and numb, enjoyable and exhausting.
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Avatar Movie Review: Avatar is What Jaw-Dropping 3D Can Be

Avatar Movie Review: Avatar is What Jaw-Dropping 3D Can Be
As a feat of fearless imagination and audacity, Avatar is a bold eco-opus examining technological wonders and morality.
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District 9 Movie Review: A Thinking Man's Timely Sci-Fi

District 9 Movie Review: A Thinking Man's Timely Sci-Fi
District 9 is a hybrid of a film, and it looks like a successful sort of anti-Hollywood venture for that. A brilliant social commentary.
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Adventureland Movie Review: 'Roller-Coastering' Towards Adulthood

Adventureland Movie Review: 'Roller-Coastering' Towards Adulthood
Adventureland is a sweet, insightful and heartfelt coming-of-age story with loads of sensitivity and a genuine heart.
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Dawn of the Dinosaurs Movie Review: The Dino-Ice Adventure

Dawn of the Dinosaurs Movie Review: The Dino-Ice Adventure
And as an adventure-packed ride, it provides an astoundingly eye-catching animation built on the fun foundation given by the old characters. Some scenes may feel repetitive, but for the needed surface-level fluff, this kiddie flick generally works.
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The Bucket List Movie Review: Filling the Bucket

The Bucket List Movie Review: Filling the Bucket
The Bucket List generates both humor and drama about two terminally ill men who heads off outdoors to go for a trip around the world and explore a wish list of to-do's before they die.
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The Hurt Locker Gets the 2010 Oscar Nod for Best Picture

The Hurt Locker Gets the 2010 Oscar Nod for Best Picture
The announcement of the 2010 Oscar Best Picture was full of surprises as this considerably small film defeated the biggest contender for the award which was no less than the world's highest grossing film of all time since its release, Avatar.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movie Review: A Slick and Solid Family Slapstick

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Movie Review: A Slick and Solid Family Slapstick
This eye-popping and mouth-watering film cooks up a veritable buffet of the bland and the bizarre, the sweet and the sour, and all other tastes generously offered on screen. It serves up a riot of glee, color, and absurdity.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

James Cameron's Avatar Breaks DVD Records During Its Earth Day Release

James Cameron's Avatar Breaks DVD Records During Its Earth Day Release
The initial DVD and Blu-ray releases of James Cameron's eco sci-fi epic Avatar further proves its high market value as fans rushed to purchase the video copies of the film during its Apr. 22, 2010 release.
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Technophilia Film Trailer

Technophilia Film Trailer
Countries: Philippines, Korea, Iraq Shooting Format: 16mm Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Screening Formats: HD (1920x1080) and SD (720x480) NTSC, HDCAM SR, Beta SP, Digi Beta, DVD, Mini DV Running Time: 6 minutes, 44 seconds Language: Korean Subtitles: English Location: Seoul, Korea Synopsis: Inside a hangout place, the boyfriend gets boxed up by his techie lifestyle altering his relationship with his already fed-up girlfriend. And things become more and more techie-like as they move on. Acknowledgments: Colorwheel Media Studios - through the help of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), and Korea University (KU)
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Technophilia Trailer from Associated Content

Crack of dawn


this one is more a color study than anything else... a dusk or dawn setting, although it shows a more mature Catalina with a bee warrior seeing the invading pirates... this idea will most probably not make it as Catalina is supposed to be a child when the story happens, but I like the colors. :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Top Sailing Destinations Around the Globe

Top Sailing Destinations Around the Globe
It's quite a challenge to rank the best sailing destinations of the world. There are just too many tropical paradise delights from the Americas to the Far East. And for a guide list, it's fair to include at least one from each part of the world.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Advantages of Filming in HD and Releasing Movies in Digital Cinemas

Advantages of Filming in HD and Releasing Movies in Digital Cinemas
With the further advancement of digital technology, producers and filmmakers can now provide more technically competent productions even with decent finances.
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How to Use the JVC GR-SV3 Camcorder

How to Use the JVC GR-SV3 Camcorder
In the early 90's came the first prototypes of the LCD screens for video cameras. And one of JVC's pioneer offers, the JVC GR-SV3 Infocam Camcorder, was released during that time.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sigbin 3

now here's a much more menacing version of the sigbin which I am much happier with.

the multiple eyes on each side are inspired from the philippine demon mask that one sees in local wood shops.


below is the full body version, basis of its description of some sigbins were:
  • head of a crow
  • legs of a grasshopper
  • stripes like a tiger- this one is from a story from someone i actually know in the province, where he described the sigbin entered our house and fought with one of our dogs. it was a sad sight our dog, "Martha" started coughing up blood later in the day and eventually died. the guy said that was the effect from the bitemarks of the sigbin.
  • other common descriptions (long legs, dog's head, long tail) probably describe a local (and now extinct? or rare) kangaroo species that could exist in the area, whose bizarre appearance probably spooks some people into thinking that such a creature could be otherworldy, so i also took those into account.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Creative Producers: How Do They Affect the Quality of Films?

Creative Producers: How Do They Affect the Quality of Films?
There are generally two kinds of producers: the business-oriented individual known as a commercial producer; and the art-driven one known as a creative producer.
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Top 5 Worst Movies List

The Top 5 Worst 3D Movies List
There are actually many movies (both animation and live action offers) that are made into 3D flicks for the heck. And not all stories or film style or cinematic treatment are best suited for the 3D medium.
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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Sa Pagdating (The Coming) Music Video

Sa Pagdating (The Coming) Music Video by St. Francis Xavier Parish Grand Choir
Performance by: St. Francis Xavier Parish Grand Choir
Composition by: Philip Arvin Jarilla

Acknowledgments: Hit Productions, St. Francis Xavier Parish Church
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Local Easter Events in Las Vegas

2010 Local Easter Events in Las Vegas
Local Easter events in Las Vegas provide bonding and celebration to children and their families.
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Kaibigan Music Video by Paul Arroyo

Kaibigan Music Video by Paul Arroyo
Kaibigan (Friend) Music Video. Philippines, 2009.
Composed and performed by Paul Arroyo.

Sound Engineer: Philip Arvin Jarilla

Special thanks to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Manila, Philippines) and Hit Productions (Makati City, Philippines)
Read More

Creative Producers: How Do They Affect the Quality of Films?

Creative Producers: How Do They Affect the Quality of Films?
There are generally two kinds of producers: the business-oriented individual known as a commercial producer; and the art-driven one known as a creative producer.
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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Why is Computer Animation Important in the Film Industry?

Why is Computer Animation Important in the Film Industry?
Cinema continues to develop better technologies to keep up with the rising demand for valuable and entertaining film content.
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