Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blu-ray Review: 'Dazed and Confused - Yahoo! Movies

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The 1993 film "Dazed and Confused" re-releases as a Blu-ray offering packaged in a single disc. This 102-minute motion picture piece written and directed by Richard Linklater is a coming-of-age feature that looks back at the lives of teens during the 1970s. It stars a cast of then unknowns including Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Adam Goldberg, Jason London, Cole Hauser, and Joey Lauren Adams.

Blu-ray Review: 'The Big Lebowski' - Yahoo! Movies

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The Coen brothers' comedy opus "The Big Lebowski" features a Limited Edition release with a Blu-ray disc, a digital copy, and a sturdy 28-page booklet. The package showcases a brief note of the film's legacy, trivia questions, quotes, still images, character descriptions, review excerpt from Rolling Stone, and an interview with Jeff Dowd, the inspiration for the film's lead character. This seminal piece of cult tells the adventures of Jeff Lebowski, an unemployed slacker and avid bowler better known as "The Dude." This story is loosely based on the Raymond Chandler novel "The Big Sleep."

Best Free iPhone, iPad Movie Watching Apps Without Monthly Subscription Fees - Yahoo! Movies

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Sometimes you may be stuck on the road, waiting in line, or simply bored somewhere. In such situations, a portable device like the iPhone or iPad makes it possible for you to get preoccupied by watching movies on the go. If you don't like to be bound by a monthly subscription fee for this type of service, you can simply check out YouTube, Vimeo, or even your social networking sites to watch videos from your mobile device.

Monster Movies from 1956 to 1960 - Yahoo! Movies

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The classic monster movies of the 1950s influenced a number of future offerings of the horror genre. These motion pictures were primarily meant to provide thrill and horror in seeing beasts wreaking havoc on screen. For the second half of the decade, many bloodthirsty, hairy, and violent creature features highlighted a variety of characters for the horror movie audience.

Monster Movies from 1951 to 1955 - Yahoo! Movies

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A number of classic horror offerings during the first half of the 1950s revolve around stories of monstrous characters. From giant beasts to mutated humans, these characters are generally meant for fans with voracious appetite for watching things that look and sound creepy, sinister, and freaky onscreen. These oldies but goodies in the monster sub-genre of horror films can be good choices for a midnight movie screening or monster movie marathon.

Blu-ray Review: 'Spy Kids' - Yahoo! Movies

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"Spy Kids," shot and made famous by Robert Rodriguez, an unlikely filmmaking maverick directing his first family movie, releases in a single Blu-ray disc that is filled with many bonus materials. This 2001 motion picture offering goes outside his typical works that include "El Mariachi," "Desperado," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "Sin City," "Grindhouse," and "Machete."

The Origin and History of Robert Howard's 'Conan the Barbarian' - Yahoo! Movies

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Long before the films that featured Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1982 and 1984 and Jason Momoa in 2011, "Conan the Barbarian" began as a character creation of Robert Howard, an American author known for his pulp fiction work in diverse genres. In many writings from books to websites, he is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery sub-genre. His character Conan has now become a viable franchise known for its many licensed books, comics, TV programs, video games, and films.

Blu-ray Review: 'Source Code' - Yahoo! Movies

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"Source Code" releases in a single Blu-ray disc featuring a fast-paced sci-fi thriller from Duncan Jones, the filmmaker who made a name for himself in his critically acclaimed 2009 debut feature "Moon." Although this sophomore piece is not as intellectually compelling and is clearly not an independent motion picture work like his first film, the young and promising director still creates scenes that interestingly unveil themselves in unique and entertaining ways. The 93-minute film features Jake Gyllenhaal as a military man in a mission to stop the bombing of a commuter train by inhabiting the body of one of the passengers.

Best Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Movie Buffs - Yahoo! Movies

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These days, seeking movie information online doesn't necessarily require opening a laptop or desktop anymore. You can simply use an iPhone or iPad application to lead you directly to movie facts, figures, ratings, and other details you want without booting a computer or having to bring one when you're on the go.

The 'Millennium Trilogy:' From the Swedish Book Series to the Movie Series - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's internationally bestselling "Millennium Trilogy," consisting of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," "The Girl Who Played with Fire, " and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," made big waves in its native Sweden and a number of film festivals worldwide. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," the first of the movies to be remade in the US, is currently in production, directed by David Fincher.

Philippine-Korean-Iraqi Film "Technophilia" Screening at RAW Las Vegas: Fusion Las Vegas

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The Philippine-Korean-Iraqi 16mm short film Technophilia will have a screening at RAW: Las Vegas Presents Fusion on Aug. 25, 2011 (Thursday) at Tommy Rockers in Las Vegas. If you're in the Vegas area on the said date, you are invited to come to the event and support local artists.

Blu-ray Review: 'Soul Surfer' - Yahoo! Movies

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"Soul Surfer," the 2011 movie inspired by the life of the competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, releases in a combo pack featuring a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. This sports action drama tells the story of the 13-year old Hamilton's struggle to get back into surfing after a shark attack where she lost one arm. Courageously overcoming all odds, she inspires millions of people around the world through her unwavering faith and determination to go back into her sport. This 106-minute motion picture piece stars AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and Carrie Underwood.

Blu-ray Review: 'Rio' - Yahoo! Movies

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The "Rio" Blu-ray release features a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and DVD, along with some digital download materials. Aptly set in Rio de Janeiro, this 96-minute 3D animation is helmed by Brazilian director Carlos Saldanha, also the man behind "Robots" and the "Ice Age" films. The filmmaker shows love for his hometown with this movie project that showcases the fun and festive culture of the Brazilian city.

'Pan's Labyrinth' Movie Review: Binding Myth and Reality - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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"Pan's Labyrinth" is a brutally bewitching adult fantasy film that parallels the horror of two worlds (the realistic and the magical) - both having their own monsters.

How to Deal with Unfaithfulness | Healthmad

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Unfaithfulness can be a devastating situation, especially to the committed one in the relationship. The depression it brings may seriously affect one’s health, lifestyle and work. Coping up with infidelity in a relationship can either result to a reconciliation or a breakup. Sometimes, an initial reconciliation may still fail and the relationship can even end up with a bad breakup.

Arguments About How The Bible Influenced The U.S. Constitution | Relijournal

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There are many varying insights about how influential the Bible was to the U.S. Constitution. Although the First Amendment stated “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” many people continue to argue its interpretation and how biblical principles may or may not have affected the Founding Fathers at the time of the making of the Constitution.

Being an Alumna of One of The Hollywood Reporter's Best Film Schools in the World - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The University of the Philippines, the premier state university in the country, was my dream school. Lucky I was to get through the tough admission process where I was admitted to my first choice course: Bachelor of Arts in Film and Audio-visual Communication.

Best Popcorn Flicks with Treasure Hunting Themes - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Through the years, treasure hunting has become a popular theme for swashbuckler, action, adventure, and fantasy movies. Hollywood's best treasure hunt flicks are large-scale productions with big-budget allotments. As these motion picture offerings often aim to become big Hollywood franchises, they rake in money not only through the actual films, but also through their expanded offerings from merchandise items to book, comics, and TV adaptations.

Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Buying Movie Tickets - Yahoo! Movies

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If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you can take advantage of many free movie applications for your devices. While there are hundreds of thousands of available apps on iTunes, some of the best and most popular ones are actually available for free. If you are looking for movie ticketing apps without having to pay for the download, you can try the apps from Fandago, Showtimes, Movies Tickets, and Movies Now. They are actually quite similar in terms of overall features, so it's up to you which interface and exact offerings best suit your needs.

Stop-Motion Animated Films from the 1970s to the 1980s - Yahoo! Movies

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A stop-motion animated film offers a distinctly organic look that falls somewhere between an animation and a live-action production. Using puppets, cut-outs, or clay, stop-motion animation springs to life an inanimate object by incrementally moving it every after shooting one frame. While it is not as popular as traditional or hand-drawn animation during its heyday and computer animation these days, when 3D movies are more prevalent, the stop-motion technique has its own share of patrons.

Technophilia Film Trailer - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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ith his already fed-up girlfriend. And things become more and more techie-like as they move on.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Historical Rock Concert Movies - Yahoo! Movies

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Concert movies seasonally have theatrical releases alongside the regular narrative features that dominate the box office. These music documentaries are generally aimed at singers, groups, and bands from various music genres -- with most of them featuring pop music celebrities and rock stars. For rock concert movies, "A Hard Day's Night," "The Last Waltz," and "U2 3D" are three historical rock offerings that really stand out.

Stop-Motion Animated Films from the 1950s to the 1960s - Yahoo! Movies

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Stop-motion animation is an animation technique that requires physical manipulation of an object before shooting each shot as a single frame in a movie. The object is moved in very small increments and the movements are shot frame-by-frame. Playing these shots sequentially provides the illusion of movement.

Free iPhone and iPad Apps for Buying Movie Tickets - Yahoo! Movies

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If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you can take advantage of many free movie applications for your devices. While there are hundreds of thousands of available apps on iTunes, some of the best and most popular ones are actually available for free. If you are looking for movie ticketing apps without having to pay for the download, you can try the apps from Fandago, Showtimes, Movies Tickets, and Movies Now. They are actually quite similar in terms of overall features, so it's up to you which interface and exact offerings best suit your needs.

Classic Musicals to Watch During Family Bonding Time - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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A musical film showcases full-scale song and dance performances as part of the story's narrative. The music elements mostly help progress the story and further develop the characters' personality. Yet there are some musicals that simply require characters to start singing and dancing production numbers in between typical scenes that don't seem to have that very musical nature.

Popular Flights when Traveling Between Las Vegas and Phoenix - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Traveling between Las Vegas, Nevada's McCarran International Airport and Phoenix, Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport requires a flight distance of about 256 miles.

Traveling to Seoul, Korea: The History, Arts and Culture of Insadong - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Insadong is a popular tourist location in the Jongno-gu district of Seoul, Korea. Its main street is connected to varying alleys that people usually visit for shopping, touring and taking photos. This bustling area is acknowledged as a traditional district for both locals and foreigners. It also hosts the famous Insadong Gallery Street, a central Seoul attraction typically crowded by locals and tourists, especially during weekends.

RAW:Las Vegas presents FUSION - RAW:Las Vegas presents FUSION

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RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

Contributor Spotlight: Rianne Hill Soriano - Yahoo! Contributor Network - contributor.yahoo.com

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We're excited to kick off our new blog series that will shine the spotlight on exceptional individuals from our Yahoo! Contributor Network community. In our first installment, we spoke to the talented and successful Rianne Hill Soriano, a contributor since March 2010 and a Yahoo! Featured Contributor in the categories of Movies and Travel.

Importance of Framing a Shot When Making a Movie - Yahoo! Movies

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Framing a shot pertains to how you compose your main subject and the elements surrounding it to fit the rectangular space your camera provides. This plays a vital role in exploring the varying meanings, implications, and emotions of a scene. The composition of each shot allows specific elements on screen to be in focus or out of focus, highlighted or downplayed, or in the foreground or the background.

Classic Disney Animated Movies for 2 Year Old Kids - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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Although Walt Disney is an entertainment company geared toward the children audience, not all Disney movies are ideal for 2 year old kids. Some films tend to have too complex plots or too scary villains. Some don't have characters that are appealing enough for these very young children. Suitable movies for 2 year olds are those with very simple stories, charming characters, eye-candy visuals, and captivating sound and music that are just right for their age.

'Lawrence of Arabia' Production History and Challenges - Yahoo! Movies

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The 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia" is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. This motion picture piece has kept its classic resonance for many generations of filmmakers and filmgoers. It is often mentioned even by the iconic filmmaking figures of today like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas as a major influence and inspiration for them. Film buffs who are fond of classic dramas and war epics often recollect watching this David Lean opus.

Best Opening Sequences from Select Classic Movies - Yahoo! Movies

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A movie's opening sequence sets the mood and pacing of the story. It is meant to capture the interest of the viewers early on in the film. The style and treatment for it largely depends on the director's vision.

How 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' Concludes Decade-Long Franchise - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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More than 10 years ago, I was one of those who read the first four engaging Harry Potter books and finished them in a week. It didn't surprise me that the series' popularity led to the first movie adaptation of this J.K. Rowling literary opus in 2001. For that first installment, it was clearly a children's fantasy movie. Wave by wave, each of the seven books got adapted into a blockbuster phenomenon. Interestingly, each movie, along with its characters, matured appropriately with time.

Guide to Pitching Your Movie Project - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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If you're an aspiring or a new filmmaker or scriptwriter, an opportunity to pitch your movie project can be quite challenging. As a chance for you to sell your concept or screenplay, you must be able to do a movie pitch that is simple, catchy, and direct to the point. Instead of throwing branched out ideas here and there, making the presentation clear and concise is the first step to attracting potential funding for your project.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Steven Spielberg Biography: Struggling Through Film School and Getting His Professional Break as a Director

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Steven Spielberg has raised the bar of Hollywood standards at an early career. With his extensive filmography as a director, producer, scriptwriter, and later on video game designer, he is now considered one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history.

Shooting Time-Lapse Footage for Your Movie Using a Canon EOS Camera - Yahoo! Movies

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The Canon EOS is a camera system known for its wide range of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras used for both amateur and professional photography and videography work. Originally, EOS stands for the acronym Electro-Optical System and it also serves as an allusion to Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn. When using a Canon EOS camera to shoot a time-lapse of the sunset, the movement of clouds, vehicles passing by a busy highway, or people walking in a bustling city, this camera's high-quality photos can provide ideal footage for your movie.

2011 Las Vegas Film Festival Showcases Local and International Films - Yahoo! Movies

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July 15 to 17, 2011 became a time to celebrate independent and mainstream filmmaking -- the Las Vegas way. The fourth Las Vegas Film Festival (LVFF) showcased an interesting roster of fresh and critically acclaimed films around the United States and other parts of the world. The Las Vegas Hilton, the host of the festival for second year in a row, celebrated with filmmakers and filmgoers from different countries for three days of filmmaking pride.

Las Vegas Film Events from July 22 to 28, 2011 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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The period between July 22 to 28, 2011 will feature a number of free film screenings hosted by a Las Vegas mall and the libraries under the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Meanwhile, a school will host a weekend movie event for a soon-to-release superhero movie. On June 28, Thursday, three separate summer movie screenings will be held in different Las Vegas locations.

Prospective Government Jobs for a Person with a Film Degree - Yahoo! Movies

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A person with a film degree, whether a bachelor's degree or higher, can get hired for a part-time, full-time, or contractual position in a government office needing someone's expertise in film or video work. States and cities typically have their own TV stations that need production talents for their operations. The military has audio-visual and communication jobs that typically require handling cameras or doing editing, graphics, or animation work. A number of state and federal agencies hire consultants and advisers for their various projects. State universities and military schools need instructors and professors knowledgeable in various aspects of filmmaking

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.

Movie Facts About Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial' - Yahoo! Movies

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The Steven Spielberg classic "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," more popularly referred to as simply "E.T.," ranks number 25 in the "America's Greatest Movies" list of the American Film Institute (the 100 best movies for the first 100 years of cinema). It received rave reviews during its initial release in 1982. It was re-released in 1985 and again in 2002, which led to a few changes in the film's special effects and the incorporation of some additional scenes.

Famous Movies About Queens from 2001 to 2009 - Yahoo! Movies

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The period from 2001 to 2009 had a significant share of famous movies that explored the lives of queens who made their marks and shaped their times. These royals came from different European monarchies in Spain, England, and France. Combining historical accounts with cinematic license, many of these motion pictures became critically acclaimed offerings featuring A-list stars and renowned film directors.

Touching Movies About Famous Writers of Fantasy and Children's Stories - Yahoo! Movies

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Through the years, a number of fantasy and children's books have been turned into successful films. And so, it is interesting to also look into the stories of the original masters who made these stories come to life in the fields of literature and the arts. These writers prove that chronicling the world, life, and emotions allow human imagination to further soar and explore greater heights.

Memorable Movies that Feature World Famous Writers - Yahoo! Movies

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Movies featuring famous writers abound in Hollywood. The fascination for writers as cinematic subjects has remained strong through the years. They continue to provide many interesting themes and stories with a ready market coming from the famous names attached to these projects.

Best Opening Sequences from Select Classic Movies - Yahoo! Movies

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A movie's opening sequence sets the mood and pacing of the story. It is meant to capture the interest of the viewers early on in the film. The style and treatment for it largely depends on the director's vision.
While others simply feature a typical sequence without additional effects or texts, an opening sequence may also showcase accompanying opening title effects or superimposed texts that show the names of the studios involved in the project and the film's main cast and crew. Some of the most engaging opening sequences that are often remembered by moviegoers include those from the classic movies "Star Wars: Episode 4: A New Hope," "Full Metal Jacket," and "The Lion King."

The Importance of a Clapperboard in Filmmaking - Yahoo! Movies

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A clapperboard is a simple but very important device used in filmmaking. Also referred to as a clapper, slate, or ID, it is typically seen in behind-the-scene photos and videos of movie productions. It can be an old school device where you write the information on it or an electronic device that features automated, red-lit characters showing the shot information.

Best Opening Titles of 1990s Cult Classics - Yahoo! Movies

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Opening titles refer to the beginning of the movie where the studios producing the film and the names of the main cast and crew are shown onscreen. As this part of the film is crucial in setting the mood when watching, productions would play with the texts of the opening credits by creating visually engaging opening title sequences -- just like in these top cult classics of the 1990s:

Film Workers: Major Members of the Camera Crew - Yahoo! Movies

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A movie production's camera crew plays a crucial part in any filmmaking work. The people working on the team takes charge of all camera-related technical and creative requirements for the film. They are responsible for acquiring the best possible footage the project needs. The camera work used during filming is based on what the director and cinematographer envision for the movie.

Film and Theater: Acting on Camera vs. Acting Directly in Front of the Audience - Yahoo! Movies

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Movie and theater actors have similarities and differences when it comes to how they perform for their audiences. Each type of actor has varying requirements when performing on a specific medium. Essentially, acting on camera is a recorded performance, while theater acting is a live performance. A film actor's performance is edited during the process of making the movie, while a theater actor's performance is raw and direct as how the viewers see it live on stage.

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Return of the King' in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition' - Yahoo! Movies

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The June 2011 release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition" features a 15-disc set with six 50GB Blu-ray discs and nine DVDs. Given this scope, making a more comprehensive review for each film package in the trilogy is ideal. This review focuses on the third film, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." The first and second films, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," have their separate reviews, along with a dedicated disc-per-disc feature that summarizes the contents of the entire extended edition package.

Advantages a Movie Production Gets When Shooting in Sound Stages and Studios - Yahoo! Movies

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As big studio movies often use sound stages for their location needs, most studios invest on the construction of their own sound stages. For smaller studios, they usually rent these sound stages for their projects. Those who have conservative budgets or have minimal requirements that a sound stage won't be practical to use, they rent smaller studios or convert a warehouse, or sometimes, a room in a home or office, into a studio.

Blu-ray Review: 'The Two Towers' in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition' - Yahoo! Movies

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The June 2011 release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition" features a 15-disc set with six 50GB Blu-ray discs and nine DVDs. Given this scope, making a more comprehensive review for each film package in the trilogy is ideal. This review focuses on the second film, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." The first and third films, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," have their separate reviews, along with a dedicated disc-per-disc feature that summarizes the contents of the entire extended edition package.

Las Vegas Film Events from July 29 - August 4, 2011 - Yahoo! Movies

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The period between July 29 to Aug. 4, 2011 showcases a number of movie events in Las Vegas from the Sunrise Library, Clark County Library, Century Orleans, Town Square Park, and Laughlin Library. These locations mainly offer film screenings ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to special features. Some of these movies are geared toward kids and teens, while others are meant for the adult audience.

Blu-Ray Review: 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Package in 'The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition' - Yahoo! Movies

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The June 2011 release of "The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition" features a 15-disc set with six 50GB Blu-ray discs and nine DVDs. Given this scope, making a more comprehensive review for each film package in the trilogy is ideal. This review focuses on the first film, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring." The second and third films, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," have their separate reviews, along with a dedicated disc-per-disc feature that summarizes the contents of the entire extended edition package.

How 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2' Concludes Decade-Long Franchise - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

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More than 10 years ago, I was one of those who read the first four engaging Harry Potter books and finished them in a week. It didn't surprise me that the series' popularity led to the first movie adaptation of this J.K. Rowling literary opus in 2001. For that first installment, it was clearly a children's fantasy movie. Wave by wave, each of the seven books got adapted into a blockbuster phenomenon. Interestingly, each movie, along with its characters, matured appropriately with time.

What is Anaglyph 3D? - Yahoo! Movies

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Showing 3D movies in theaters started with the use of red and cyan glasses during the 1950s. Then it resurfaced around the dawn of the new millennium mostly using polarized 3D glasses and shutter 3D glasses. Before these newer technologies, the pioneer 3D system used was called the anaglyph 3D system. It was initially meant to view still images with three-dimensional depth until the film industry and other related fields discovered its potential for a larger market of 3D-savvy audiences.

Shooting and Editing Your Own Movie: Benefits of Pacing Your Video Footage - Yahoo! Movies

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On a technical level, pacing a video footage takes into consideration the technical movements of the camera and the timing of how the shots are edited during post-production. Pacing also involves how the actors and actresses time the scene through their performances and how showcasing specific special effects, props, or sets can affect the duration of each shot.

Importance of Framing a Shot When Making a Movie - Yahoo! Movies

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Framing a shot pertains to how you compose your main subject and the elements surrounding it to fit the rectangular space your camera provides. This plays a vital role in exploring the varying meanings, implications, and emotions of a scene. The composition of each shot allows specific elements on screen to be in focus or out of focus, highlighted or downplayed, or in the foreground or the background.

What Happens to the Props and Costumes Used in a Movie Production? - Yahoo! Movies

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A movie production needs a number of props and costumes during filming. The art department led by the production designer and art director takes charge of producing these production materials. After completing the shoot, the said art requirements are usually thrown away, sold, auctioned, or kept by the production company.

2011 Las Vegas Film Festival Showcases Local and International Films - Yahoo! Movies

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July 15 to 17, 2011 became a time to celebrate independent and mainstream filmmaking -- the Las Vegas way. The fourth Las Vegas Film Festival (LVFF) showcased an interesting roster of fresh and critically acclaimed films around the United States and other parts of the world. The Las Vegas Hilton, the host of the festival for second year in a row, celebrated with filmmakers and filmgoers from different countries for three days of filmmaking pride.

Touching Movies About Famous Writers of Fantasy and Children's Stories - Yahoo! Movies

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Through the years, a number of fantasy and children's books have been turned into successful films. And so, it is interesting to also look into the stories of the original masters who made these stories come to life in the fields of literature and the arts. These writers prove that chronicling the world, life, and emotions allow human imagination to further soar and explore greater heights.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

The Philippine Creative Industry in the Age of ICT




Too much information, how can you stand out?

So many voices, how can you be heard?

"Creativity" allows you to stand out and be heard.

It's time for artists to shine and take advantage of what Information and Communications Technology (ICT) brings not only to the arts, but also to businesses.

At this time and age, the Internet is already a crucial part of people's lives.

The creative industry is booming and growing in a global scale. Filipinos need to keep up with it. Creativity and culture can lead to a viable creative economy for the Philippines.

The spark is there. Using ICT, Filipinos can continue spreading the flame of artistic freedom and responsibility for the benefit of artists, appreciators of art, and businesses.

It's about time that Filipinos work together for this endeavor. Support the establishment of the Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). It's about time.

TRIVIA:

Most interviewees were shot behind FILIPINO NATIONAL ARTIST Napoleon V. Abueva's wooden sculpture entitled "BORN FREE" (Molave and Iron); January 26, 1972.

This video was made through the collaborative efforts of dedicated people who worked with me on the project including Chrisel Desuasido, Philip Arvin Jarilla, OJ Desuasido, and Dustin Uy.

Special thanks to CICT's Creative Content Team.

Commission on Information and Communications Technology 1st AVP: https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150139990671502

Coming soon: Video about artists' "Intellectual Property Rights" and information about "Copyright Registration."