Saturday, May 28, 2011

How to Convert a 2D Movie into Stereoscopic 3D - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
Stereoscopic 3D mimics the function of the human eyes. When watching a movie in 3D format, there are actually two slightly different images you see at a time -- one for each eye. The "left" and "right" images differ through their horizontal distance from each other, which is similar to the distance between the left and right eyes. Converting 2D movies into stereoscopic 3D requires separately measuring the image depth of each element through a manual or automatic process.

Blu-ray Review: 'Born To Raise Hell' - Yahoo! Movies
Released in a single 25GB Blu-ray disc, the straight-to-video action flick "Born to Raise Hell" features a comeback movie for veteran action star Steven Seagal. As expected, this film is filled with a lot shooting, swearing, and Seagal as the hero who never fails to beat any bad guy lingering around.

'Country Strong' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies
"Country Strong" releases in a single 50GB Blu-ray disc with some bonus materials to back up its 117-minute motion picture offer. It explores a "behind the music" dramatization of the life of the fictional character Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow), an alcoholic country music superstar who drunkenly falls onstage during a performance and subsequently suffers from miscarriage. She meets a hospital employee who also turns out to be a talented small-time, not so limelight loving country singer Beau Hutton (Garrett Hedlund). As the story progresses, Beau, as Kelly's rehab sponsor, along with another country starlet Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester), gets convinced of opening for her country tour.

Blu-ray Review: 'Born To Raise Hell' - Yahoo! Movies
Released in a single 25GB Blu-ray disc, the straight-to-video action flick "Born to Raise Hell" features a comeback movie for veteran action star Steven Seagal. As expected, this film is filled with a lot shooting, swearing, and Seagal as the hero who never fails to beat any bad guy lingering around.

'Bloodworth' Movie: Similarities with Jeff Bridges' Oscar-Winning Film 'Crazy Heart' - Yahoo! Movies
After watching the trailer of the country music movie "Bloodworth," many elements would most likely look and sound familiar, especially to those who watched the Oscar-winning film "Crazy Heart."

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weird Movie Roles Made Popular by Johnny Depp - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
Aside from becoming the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, along with its many merchandise items and the character's huge theme park presence, Johnny Depp has played a number of interesting movie roles for the past two decades.

How to Shoot a Homemade 3D Movie - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
Exploring how to shoot a 3D movie doesn't always require costly equipment. It is possible to shoot something using the older 3D technology used decades ago.

Ideal Movies to Bring During a Family Road Trip - Yahoo! Movies
Making a family road trip fun doesn't have to start by the time people arrive at their intended destination. The long drive should be a fun time on its own.

'Bloodworth' Movie: Similarities with Jeff Bridges' Oscar-Winning Film 'Crazy Heart' - Yahoo! Movies
After watching the trailer of the country music movie "Bloodworth," many elements would most likely look and sound familiar, especially to those who watched the Oscar-winning film "Crazy Heart."

Blu-ray Review: 'The Green Hornet' - Yahoo! Movies
The movie rendition of the legendary TV series "The Green Hornet" releases in a single 50GB Blu-ray disc fully packed with awesome special features. 3D movie enthusiasts can also check out the three-disc combo pack with the movie's 3D and 2D versions in separate Blu-ray discs and its DVD copy.

Blu-ray Review: 'Gulliver's Travels' - Yahoo! Movies
"Gulliver's Travels" offers another re-imagining of Jonathan Swift's classic literary piece of the same title. This time, it features a bathroom comedy flick helmed by first-time live-action movie director Rob Letterman and starred by Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Emily Blunt, Chris O'Dowd, Jason Segel, and Billy Connolly. This 85-minute big-budget spectacle boasts a whopping budget of more than $100 million -- with a huge chunk of it going to the movie's special effects.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Men and Women of 'Top Gun' After 25 Years - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
After the release of Tony Scott's "Top Gun" on May 16, 1986, it instantly became part of American movie history. Now, as the film celebrates its 25th anniversary, it is quite interesting to know that the movie's top talents are still active in Hollywood. These include director Tony Scott and acting talents Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, and Meg Ryan.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Controversial Biblical Epics for Film Buffs This Easter - Yahoo! Movies
Whether to relive these classics or watch them for the first time, film buffs can sit through back-to-back showings of controversial biblical epics this Easter. Critically acclaimed and often times considered classics, these films are valuable sources of film discussions and debates, while also keeping things well in season. They offer much for the film enthusiasts, the religious ones who want to go out of the comfort zone of feel-good flicks, and just about anybody who wants to be more critical, reflective, and contemplative.

Family Travel Guide to Mount Rushmore - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
For those looking for a bonding destination where family members can also immerse themselves on American culture and history, visiting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is an ideal option as children, teens and adults can become witnesses to the grandness of Mount Rushmore's head sculptures of former U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

'Perfume: The Story of a Murderer' Movie Review: Smelling Through Your Eyes and Ears - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" is a deliciously perverse tale. It is a strange but beguiling film with rhapsodic language and intoxicating imagination.

Las Vegas Security Measures Following Bin Laden's Death - Yahoo! News
LAS VEGAS -- After a successful operation by the Navy Seals in Pakistan and with President Barack Obama making the official announcement of Osama Bin Laden's death on Sunday evening, thousands started expressing their emotions in Ground Zero, the White House, and countless memorial sites across the United States.

Las Vegas Travel: Date Ideas for Couples on a Tight Budget - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
Dating on a budget doesn't have to be dull and boring, especially when in Las Vegas. Even if a couple is low on cash, it is still easy to find cheap, but romantic date ideas when in the "Entertainment Capital of the World."

'2001: A Space Odyssey' Movie Review: From Apes to Spaceships and Beyond - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
"2001: A Space Odyssey" is a brilliantly conceived celestial alignment of man, medium, and material.

'African Cats' Movie Review: Motherhood in the Wild - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
The Disneynature film "African Cats" is a good alternative to the flicks, fluffs, and fantasy in cinema's more popular narrative offerings. This 89-minute documentary puts emphasis on real wild animals' fates and ordeals in their natural habitats. It brings its audience up close and personal with wild feline families in a human story fashion. It also features animal characters named and treated like people through its narration, which makes the story easy to grasp even by kids.

Movies for Mother's Day: Musicals with Memorable Mom Characters - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
With the many ways to celebrate Mothers' Day from fine dining to a trip out of town, how can the family continue that distinctive mood upon reaching the home? How about those who want to celebrate the entire day inside the house doing special activities for the mother of the household? There are a variety of things the husband and the children can do to make the celebration memorable. During a home celebration or even when on a road trip, they can choose fun and inspirational movies to watch together.

Most Memorable Royal Couples in Movies from the 1990s to the 2000s - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
As the end of the 20th century and the dawn of the 21st century opened up to a number of memorable films that are now part of motion picture history, the period also had its fair share of successful royal romance stories.

Best Victorian Era Movies - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
For centuries, a number of literary pieces and artistic projects have taken inspiration from the Victorian Era, the period of Queen Victoria's reign in 19th century England.

'The King's Speech' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies
The Oscar-winning drama "The King's Speech" releases in a single 50GB Blu-ray disc complete with a set of bonus features and audio commentary from Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper. Offering a simple but valuable package to relive what makes this film great, it tells the story of the man who struggled to become King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. The film allows the viewers to immerse themselves in a pre-programmed journey into the life story of George, also known as Bertie (Colin Firth), who seeks help from an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to find his voice and boldly lead his country through the war.

'The Incredibles' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies

'Rabbit Hole' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies

'Mortal Kombat' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies
Inspired by the famous video game of the same title, "Mortal Kombat" is a martial arts film set to a techno beat and aptly created for fanboys and fangirls. Now a classic video game movie, it releases in high-definition format through a single 25GB Blu-ray disc, along with a downloadable digital copy. Directed by Paul Anderson, this 101-minute movie is not with technical and creative flaws, but ultimately, it brings fans into the awesome world of superhuman characters who deliver rounds of cool stunts. Ultimately, this 1995 video-to-screen motion picture piece is a guilty pleasure to watch.

'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation' Blu-ray Review - Yahoo! Movies
"Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," the sequel to the first "Mortal Kombat" movie, releases in a single 25GB Blu-ray disc with a digital copy download option. During its theatrical release, this 1997 movie took the souls of fans and gamers towards fatality. As a follow-up to the decently produced "Mortal Kombat," it makes the original look more like a flawless homage to the legendary video game that significantly changed the landscape of gaming during its release.

Comparing Top 16mm Camera Options for Independent Filmmakers - Yahoo! Movies
Amidst the digital revolution, there are still certain projects that filmmakers feel would work best when shot in celluloid. Many independent films and even some mainstream movies with tight budgets would usually consider filming in 16mm format instead of the standard 35mm, which is significantly more expensive. Although 35mm film is a better format, the quality of the 16mm film still challenges even the best HD cameras in the market today.

Shooting Digitally and Watching Movies in Digital Cinema Theaters - Associated Content from Yahoo! -
Around the world including the United States, filmgoers typically watch movies in theaters that play film prints using standard 35mm film projectors. These are the regular theaters where people have been watching movies for decades.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

"Project Bernardo Carpio" Synopsis and Tuldok Animation Recruitment Video

It's almost time for the pitch for our initial plans for our shorts. This includes the story, treatment and other key aspects of the production. Here's my synopsis for the initial pitch...

"Project Bernardo Carpio" Synopsis:

Bernardo struggles to free himself from his chains, while he also duels with the mysterious and powerful shapeshifting sorceress who led him to his entrapment under the mountains of Montalban. A battle of strength, power, emotions and intellect, this character-driven story depicts two beings clashing with each other, the way Bernardo continues to fight the two clashing boulders of Montalban. And their rivalry unveils an account of Bernardo's life and the story behind “The Legend of Bernardo Carpio."

With many, many, many months of production to go, of course, it is not impossible to have certain changes as the project develops. But here's to chronicling how those developments progress...

About the film's title, still on the works... suggestions/recommendations/advice are welcome!!

Tuldok Recruitment Video for the Folktales Animated Project:

Yup! This trailer is talking to you!

After a successful completion and launch of our second project, "Pasintabi" and "Lines to Life" educational series, we are now opening membership to anyone who is willing and wants to help create an Original Philippine Animation Industry.

Visit our website to find out more about us,,and if you want to help out, go to the community section,, there you will do two things:

1. Fill up a quick questionnaire how you can help out

2. Register in the forum.

Only registered members with approved application forms will have access to the exclusive forums to exchange ideas, submit concept art, and contribute in their own special way.

See you at the Tambayan!

-Tuldok Animation Studios Team

Tuldok Animation Studios is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to bring Filipino Artists together to create an Original Filipino Animation Industry. We are a virtual studio and our previous projects have been built up using community driven efforts inspired by our local custom of "Bayanihan".

Original music: "The Call" by Pepe Manikan