Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' Movie Review: Capping a Decade of Epic Magic - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Gracefully aging in terms of look, treatment, and emotional exploration for the last 10 years of its existence, the "success spell" for J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series has never been broken. Now, for the final film of the legendary franchise, the little boy in Harry officially becomes a man. With it comes a capper to a decade-long saga loved by many generations of fans from very young kids to their grandparents.

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'Winnie the Pooh' Puts a Sweet Nostalgia to the Traditional Style of Animation - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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For decades the character Winnie the Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, has charmed many generations of children. This fictional anthropomorphic bear created by A.A. Milne gained popularity through its collection of stories from the children's books "Winnie-the-Pooh" (1926) and "The House at Pooh Corner" (1928). This charming character also appeared in the books "When We Were Very Young" (1924) and "Now We Are Six" (1927).

Movie Suggestions for Kids Who Love Animals - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Children's movies often feature charming animal characters whether in animation movies, live-action movies, or a combination of both. Kids' fascination with animals are typically seen in films that depict animals interacting with humans or other animals, animals acting or talking like humans, animals exploring varying adventures inside and outside the wild, and animals documented as they are in real-life.

Old Movies that Feature Real-life Inventors and Scientists - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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It is interesting to note that the mid 1930s to the early 1940s produced a number of narrative movie projects featuring real-life inventors and scientists. While they don't necessarily work like documentary films that accurately discuss the facts in the lives of these important people, these movies provide inspirational stories highlighting many historical contributions in science and technology. Being films produced in the earlier periods of cinema, they also serve as windows to an era of filmmaking that falls within the time before and during World War II.

Basic Information About the MiniDV Tape Format - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The MiniDV tape format is one of the industry standards for tape-based recording used in many consumer and professional videos. A number of consumer and prosumer cameras use this tape to record video footage. For more high-end cameras used for broadcast work, other formats including Beta SP, DVCAM, DigiBeta, DVCPRO HD, and HDCAM SR tapes are often used. These days, aside from tape-based cameras, there are also a number of file-based cameras that store footage in discs, memory cards, and camera hard drives.

Major Filming Locations for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' - Yahoo! Movies

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After almost 10 years, the conclusion to the legendary eight-film series of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books finally releases. As "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" completes the saga about 'the boy who lived', it is interesting to look into the major filming locations used for the film. Like the other "Harry Potter" installments, this final offering was filmed entirely in the U.K.

Filmmaking Guide: Understanding and Making a Storyboard - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Storyboards are used in professional filmmaking work. It visually tells the movie's story shot per shot using drawings. For amateur filmmakers or for someone making his or her first movie, a storyboard offers the same purpose. It helps the production in discussing how to mount each shot practically and creatively before and during the actual shoot.

How Does a Cameraman Prepare for the Shoot of a Short Film Project? - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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ecoming an established cameraman requires experience in filmmaking work. It is essential to see sample works, which will collectively serve as proof of one's skill in camera handling. A professional cameraman has a decent list of established films or other types of productions such as music videos, corporate videos, and TV commercials on his/her resume. For a starting cameraman, it is essential to build a diverse portfolio or a portfolio that focuses on a certain type of production, genre, or visual style. A portfolio or a show reel is the key to building credibility and getting more projects.

How to Create a Desaturated Look for Your Movie - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Desaturating your movie means lowering the degree of richness and vibrance of the colors seen on the footage. Completely removing the saturation of a video results to a black-and-white footage. The process of desaturation can create a different mood and feel to your movie and it is typically done after finalizing your edit. In production terms, altering the color attributes of your footage including adjusting its saturation is part of the colorgrading process.

Popular Hollywood Films Shot in Thailand - Yahoo! Movies

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After a crazy misadventure in Las Vegas that made "The Hangover" (2009) a big comedy franchise, "The Hangover Part 2" (2011) became another hit raking in millions at the box office. This time, the comedy riot traveled to Thailand where the main characters attended a pre-wedding brunch that got out of hand. As the highlight on this Southeast Asian location captured the appeal of this wild comedy escapade, it's interesting to look into other popular Hollywood films that were also shot in Thailand.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Major Filming Locations for 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2' - Yahoo! Movies

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After almost 10 years, the conclusion to the legendary eight-film series of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books finally releases. As "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" completes the saga about 'the boy who lived', it is interesting to look into the major filming locations used for the film. Like the other "Harry Potter" installments, this final offering was filmed entirely in the U.K.

Best 1970s Animated Movies to Watch on Blu-Ray or DVD - Yahoo! Movies

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At this time and age where 3D computer-generated imagery (CGI) dominates the making of animated movies, the old school animation look tends to bring much novelty for a typical home movie treat. Aside from the more organic technique employed for these older animated classics, there are also many interesting elements in their storytelling styles and treatments. They capture the spirit of what classic animated stories offer to the modern viewers who are more exposed to a brand new era of animated motion picture offerings.

Great Movies that Feature World War II Events and Characters - Yahoo! Movies

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Generally, movies set during World War II have time frames anywhere between 1939 and 1945. Some World War II movies are set in other time periods after the war and they typically feature characters whose lives were touched or even changed by the war. Most of them are military and war movies, but there is also a huge chunk of those that belong to other genres that primarily deal with the conflicts and dramatic moments of people involved or affected by the war.

Popular Hollywood Films Shot in Thailand - Yahoo! Movies

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After a crazy misadventure in Las Vegas that made "The Hangover" (2009) a big comedy franchise, "The Hangover Part 2" (2011) became another hit raking in millions at the box office. This time, the comedy riot traveled to Thailand where the main characters attended a pre-wedding brunch that got out of hand. As the highlight on this Southeast Asian location captured the appeal of this wild comedy escapade, it's interesting to look into other popular Hollywood films that were also shot in Thailand.

Plots and Locations for the First Five 'The Fast and the Furious' Movies - Yahoo! Movies

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With five going on six movies under its belt and 10 years of blockbuster success, "The Fast and the Furious" fans have much to look back on. Its combination of star power, heart-pumping action, engaging sets, and hot cars made these speed movies a moneymaking franchise. Although it hit some downsides along the way, it has ultimately earned a cult following through the years. It is quite interesting to look into the first five movies' plots and the major locations they feature in their stories.

How to Cite a Movie as Reference Material Using the MLA Style - Yahoo! Movies

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Citing a movie title in a paper follows specific formats, which depends on the preferred style imposed by the school or company requiring the writing composition. The MLA (Modern Language Association) Style is one of the popular options when citing reference materials for a research or writing work. It is often preferred in Humanities and Liberal Arts papers. While the MLA Style provides a clear format on how to cite a reference, the inclusion or non-inclusion of certain information in a movie citation can slightly vary depending on the needs of the writing composition.

How to Cite a Movie as Reference Material Using the APA Style - Yahoo! Movies

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You must always list down the sources of information you use for an essay, thesis, dissertation, or any other research paper or writing composition. When citing a movie as a reference material, one of the most popularly used citation style is called the APA (American Psychological Association) Style. It is often used in the fields of Social Sciences and other related professional and scholastic works.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Great Classic Movies with Circus Themes - Yahoo! Movies

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The circus is an interesting setting to use in a movie. Aside from the visually engaging and heart-pounding actions involving acrobats, trained animals, unicyclists, tightrope walkers, and other gravity-defying performance artists, it is also an aurally exciting extravaganza filled with different musicians and sound effects. These are carefully coordinated with dances and fun acts through dancers, trapeze artists, jugglers, clowns, hooters, and other amusing entertainers and stunt performers.

Best Remembered Movies of Michael Bay - Yahoo! Movies

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I may be one of those who prefer art films and movies with depth over brainless flicks, but it doesn't mean I don't find some popcorn movies to enjoy as well. For "Transformers" helmer Michael Bay, his short filmography is an interesting list of easily remembered big-budget flicks. His handful of blockbusters can prove he has mastery of the mainstream formula. Starting out as a music video director, he knows how to pack the theaters with style.

'Top Gun' History and Influences in Pop Culture and the Military - Yahoo! Movies

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Except for films with major characters heroically manning war aircrafts, many pilot characters were generally parts of movies' airborne fight scenes. Combat pilots were mostly stereotyped as "living props" in other films. Suddenly, there came a movie that featured naval aviation as its central theme. "Top Gun" glamorized this theme as the heroic vocation for the best Navy pilots in the U.S. military.

Characteristics of a Horror Movie and Elements that Typically Scare the Viewers - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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It is typical for a horror movie to showcase certain characteristics that make them distinctive of the genre. Most of them feature stories that depict, address, or explore people's nightmares, hidden fears, phobias, and psychotic and neurotic tendencies. The genre intends to evoke emotions such as fright, terror, panic, disgust, or shock to the viewers through scenes revolving around morbidity, murder,disease outbreak, or supernatural events.There are no exact distinctions that could brand a decade to be more explicit in showing gore than others. Eras mainly differ on the more specific graphic elements used than the degree of explicitness shown.

Diverse Movie Suggestions to Watch During a 4th of July Celebration - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Movies to watch in celebration of America's Independence Day can range from films with themes that can strike people's most patriotic hearts to popcorn flicks that can definitely spark the grandness of the 4th of July festivities. Depending on the more specific tastes of movie patrons, the choice of movies to watch could possibly go the art film track that provides more socially or politically relevant themes or the blockbuster movie track where fun, action, or other feel good things typically highlight a story. Some people choose character-driven movies that are filled with much emotions and character details, while others want plot-driven flicks where things are usually fast-paced and events are always progressing.

Traveling on a Budget: An International Vacationer's Guide to France - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Whether you go to France during summer or winter, the weather conditions throughout the year are generally ideal for you to experience great French sights, streets and structures. There are both advantages and disadvantages of going to France during the peak season or the off-season. You will save a lot taking a flight to France during the off-season because the airfare can cost about five times as much during the summer. Even the lodging rates are significantly high during the peak season.

Wisconsin Free Tours: Union Star and Willow Creek Cheese Factory Tours - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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When visiting Wisconsin, cheese lovers and those curious on how cheddar cheese is made can check out the free cheese factory tours in the state. Showing guests Wisconsin's art of cheese-making, Union Star features a
century-old tradition from the Metzig family's finest natural cheeses. The company continues to handcraft their classic Wisconsin cheeses using the old-fashioned way through fresh milk in small, local dairy farms.