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Rianne’s AC Archive (July to August 2010): Movie Features, Insights, Lists, News, Records and Statistics
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The Top 5 Best 3D Movies List
3D movies are actually older than most people think. Way before the latest 3D craze of our times came in, a number of 3D flicks during the 80’s were already hitting the box office then. In fact, the 50’s and even decades earlier all became witnesses to a number of 3D offers. The catch of those older movies (mainly using the anaglyph-style 3D through those red and blue glasses) was how they tend to amaze the viewers with the literally “jump of the screen” effects.
The Top 5 Worst 3D Movies List
Some may raise their eyebrows on this list. And personally, some of the films here are actually not that bad if to be compared with those worthy to be placed on the Worst Ever Movies List. But the point is, for the more specific 3D requirements, these movies aren’t really made for the 3D format. Such concern shows with how the quality of these films’ 3D versions aren’t in par with the additional money for 3D theater tickets. In fact, I almost placed the fun movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and one of my favorite films of all time Up on this list. Why? I saw both the 2D and 3D versions of these films and the 3D offers are really disappointing.
Top 25 Best Selling DVDs of 2009
Given the results of the top selling DVDs of 2009, it clearly shows how the charm of the movie in the box office is directly proportional to its DVD sales. There are other factors that also affect the rankings like offers for DVD and blu-ray special features, cool packaging and other publicity stints; yet they are not as crucial as the ultimate appeal requirements of the film for it to make it to the top selling charts.
Top 50 Best Movies of 2005
This Top 50 Best Movies of 2005 List is a tough mix of cinematic offers earning their ranks as the best of 2005. And the ranking is based on many factors including storytelling quality, thematic and technical achievements, critics ratings, awards, popularity, and box office and DVD statistics.
3D Post Conversion: From Traditional 2D Filming to 3D Theatrical Release
Prior to the second wave of 3D theatrical releases, many films were already released in anaglyph 3D using the red-cyan glasses during the 1970s. So what’s the primary difference between the older 3D and the newer 3D? Instead of the red-cyan glasses used not only for film but also for computer games of the past, the early 2000s started employing a new technology for 3D viewing called stereoscopic 3D or stereoscopy.
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. Filming and releasing a movie in digital format provide more practical workflows which further help lower the cost of production.
Creative Producers: How Do They Affect the Quality of Films?
Just like that distinct line between a commercial film and an art film, 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. And from such initial descriptions, it clearly shows which one generally works for mainstream films and which one pushes the ground for art and independent films. But actually, a creative producer can also work on a commercial project. And in so doing, s/he prioritizes the quality of the filmmaking endeavor over the issue of bankability in which the production rather uses A-list stars (regardless of talent and role fit) or allotting more budget in big, entertaining special effects when the storytelling doesn’t really need them.
Film Workers Are Filmmakers
Who Really Are the Ones Called Filmmakers?
Film – a collaborative art and audio-visual medium created out of moving pictures.
Filmmakers – the ones who make films.
Most of the time, the very person who seems to have the ultimate right to be called a filmmaker is the director. Should it really end there?
Learning from the Success of the Korean Film Industry
Having been immersed in the Korean film industry for 6 months through a film training program in Seoul in 2008, I should say that the Koreans’ love for cinema is quite impressive. Having attended the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN), and Jecheon International Music Film Festival (JIFF), I was able to get that sense of the country’s passion for cinema.
Marketing as a Vital Part of Film Production
Whether you intend the film to be watched for commercial purposes or you want it to be merely seen and touch lives of people for non-commercial film screenings, festivals and other related artistic endeavors, you need to let the people know that there is something to watch out for.
Motion Picture History: A Chronological Look
Films are cultural artifacts created by specific cultures, which reflect those cultures, and, in turn, affect them. The visual elements of cinema give motion pictures a universal power of communication.
Movies and Filmmaking: Homage, Rip-off, or Coincidence?
What is the thin line separating: paying homage to a significant work of another artist; blatantly ripping off another person’s work; and a mere coincidence?
At least, once in your life, you have watched a film and uttered these words somehow: “This film is very much like another film I watched before.”
Shooting in 35mm Film or in HD: What’s the Difference?
Although film is analog and it has no real pixels, based on converted measures, a 35mm frame has anywhere between 3 to 12 million pixels (depending on the film stock, lens and shooting conditions); while a regular HD frame has up 2 million pixels when measured using 1920 x 1080 scan lines (HD can also measure 1280 x 720).
The History of Philippine Cinema Part 1: The Birth of Philippine Cinema
While the Philippines may rank third after India and China in showing the first films in Asia (Japan and Thailand came a few months later), the moving picture device rapidly spread to the Philippine Islands upon its arrival in 1897.
The History of Philippine Cinema Part 2: The Pre-war Years of the 1930s
With the American occupation in the 1900s, early Philippine movies became considerably influenced by Hollywood. There was already the competition between local and Hollywood films this early on. Yet, the local industry still thrived and flourished for the Filipino audience.
Top Makeup Schools in Hollywood
For anyone intending to become a professional makeup artist in Hollywood, the basic skills you need to develop is having a good eye for color, knowing the differences between skin types and being able to determine fitting makeup according to actors’ roles and how makeup registers with the production lights and camera. Career advancements require training and gaining certification, preferably in top makeup schools, in order to keep up with such a competitive industry.
Using Trademarks in Movies
A trademark is a distinctive indicator used by an individual, a company or any other legal entity which identifies specific consumer products and services to be coming from a unique and identifiable source. And in movies, there are always a number of trademarks involved: from the movie studios’ logos to the littlest props with the signage of certain commercial brands.
What I Did with My College Degree
During my final year in high school, I thought I would become a chemical engineer. Midway in high school, I was considering becoming a lawyer. As a high school freshman, I thought of becoming an architect. And looking further way back my grade school days, I wanted to become a diplomat so I can serve my country while exploring the world.
Why is Computer Animation Important in the Film Industry?
For more than 100 years since its birth, the movie industry has evolved much as an art form and a creative industry. Since then, it has provided major contributions in the arts, culture, politics and technology. And whether it’s in Hollywood, Bollywood or any other film industry center in the world, each one continues to develop better technologies to keep up with the rising demand for valuable and entertaining content. And this is where computer animation gets incorporated in the film’s special effects, which serves as a powerful tool to tell impressive stories in the film medium. Instead of the traditional way of drawing each movement frame by frame (24 hand-drawn frames with incremental changes in each drawing’s movement for a one second motion), the digital process allows for less drawings and utilizing computer software to enhance each image of the moving picture.
Behind the Making of Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans
Clash of the Titans is a story of the ultimate struggle for power where men fight against kings and kings fight against gods. It centers on the perilous journey of Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), king of the gods. Born of a god but raised as a man, he leads a dangerous mission to defeat Hades (Ralph Fiennes), God of the Underworld, before he can seize the power from his father.
Jaden Smith Learns Kung Fu in Karate Kid Remake
Jaden Smith, the eleven-year old son of Will and Jada Smith, builds his filmography early on. After starring in the Hollywood movies The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Pursuit of Happyness, he now stars side by side Jackie Chan in the new Karate Kid movie.
List of Filmmakers Who Can Replace Guillermo Del Toro as Director for The Hobbit
After the news about Guillermo del Toro leaving The Hobbit, the question is: “Who could/should/must/might replace him as director for the two Hobbit films?”
List of the New Toy Story Characters Featured in Toy Story 3
The newest additions to the Toy Story cast meet the returning toys to bring more loads of fun to the third Toy Story movie.
Toy Story 3 boasts a wide range of colorful new toys and a few new human characters as well. The familiar toys from Andy’s room journey from the security of their longtime home to Sunnyside Daycare. There, they have more playtime (ideally getting played for five days a week) at the company of new children.
List of the Toy Story Classic Characters Appearing in Toy Story 3
Toy Story is a historical feat that raised the bar of computer animation films in the 1990s. And now, for the third installment coming more than a decade after, Toy Story 3 keeps up with its age through its classic characters. Moreover, it now features itself as the newest addition to the Toy Story family while aptly adjusting to the current trends in cinema: showing the film in 3D.
Splice Director Vincenzo Natali Talks About His Sci-Fi Film
Aside from its Sundance stint and prior to its commercial release through Warner Bros. Pictures, the grotesque creature-feature/science fiction film Splice also garnered nomination for Best Film and won the Best Special Effects at the 42nd Sitges Film Festival.
The Bounty Hunter: Putting Action in the Comedy
The Bounty Hunter began as a friendly over-the-fence chat between neighbors: In between the producer Neal H. Moritz (Cruel Intentions, Click, Stealth) and director Andy Tennant (Fool’s Gold, Hitch, Ever After, Anna and the King). They previously collaborated on the hit film Sweet Home Alabama.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Releases Blu-ray, DisneyFile and DVD on June 1, 2010
Disney released the Alice in Wonderland 3-Disc Blu-ray with DisneyFile and DVD on June 1, 2010. The DisneyFile is a standard definition digital version of the movie arriving on a separate disc for easy transfer of the digital movie file to the computer or any compatible portable media player.
Fans Converge in Stores for New Moon DVD Release
On the night 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. Stores were left open late in the evening to host these happenings all over the US. The jam-packed stores were filled with vampire- and wolf-smitten children, teens and even adults who were waiting for their DVD copies.
Guillermo Del Toro Out of The Hobbit
There were many rumors, speculations, polls, and discussions on who should star in The Hobbit. Yet, after two years of buzz and confirmed news of filming the prequel to the legendary Lord of the Rings (LOTR) Trilogy, the delays in production brings a more important news: Guillermo del Toro is officially out of the franchise. There hasn’t been a significant progress brought to the media about the status of the first of the two Hobbit films other than that LOTR director Peter Jackson hopped in as executive producer and del Toro accepted the offer as the new director of the most awaited Middle Earth films to accompany LOTR.
James Cameron’s Avatar Breaks DVD Records During Its Earth Day Release
Just four months after the movie’s theatrical 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.
The Hurt Locker Gets the 2010 Oscar Nod for Best Picture
The disclosing of the 2010 Academy Award Winner for Best Picture was without suspense as Tom Hanks opened the envelope and readily divulged The Hurt Locker as the film that garnered this year’s Oscar nod. Yet, it was full of surprises and intrigues 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.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Releases in Blu-ray Format
The early 2000’s brought a new face to modern filmmaking as Peter Jackson’s new epic franchise, The Lord of the Rings, became one of the greatest classics in cinema history: The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, collectively known as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse Midnight Screening in Las Vegas Jam-packed
The Twilight fever was undoubtedly in Las Vegas as hardcore fans stood in blistering summer heat in excitement and anticipation for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse midnight premiere slated on June 30, 2010. The massive midnight box office gross was historical with about 3,700 tickets sold in advance in one area of the city alone. A number of fans came early at Town Square Las Vegas to also watch the marathon screenings of the first two films Twilight and New Moon.
About My Films:
Pera-perahang Lata (Penny from the Tin Can): Main Characters and Actors
Pera-perahang Lata promotes a local approach to certain global issues represented by the Manila setting while it caters to the widest range of people and cultures. This film uses ordinary people in particular circumstances to explore the idea that personal responsibility does matter, that our daily choices contribute to where we are on a larger scope.
Pera-perahang Lata (Penny from the Tin Can) Production Notes
Exposing the various classes of Filipinos living in Manila, Pera-perahang Lata is pegged with a culturally correct representation encouraging reflection, better understanding, and debate on various human and societal issues.
Pera-perahang Lata (Penny from the Tin Can) Synopsis, Abstract, Setting, and Insights
Pera-perahang Lata is about the plight of a young man who tries to make up for his inconsiderate moves towards a needy stranger, but he ends up seeing another tragedy from it. It explores the many facets of a struggling life in a world that is full of unpredictable moments, where some things are really beyond one’s control.
Technophilia: About the Film
Technophilia is a six-minute film is about a couple in the middle of a relationship crisis showing how technology starts to shape people to become too dependent on it that relationships and lifestyles are altered, and later on, possibly destroyed. At one point by now, our interactions to other people are becoming as robotic as the machines we use.
Technophilia: Story, Treatment, and Other Film Information
Technophilia is a six-minute film about how technology starts to shape people to become too dependent on it that relationships and lifestyles are altered, and later on, possibly destroyed. At one point by now, our interactions to other people are becoming as robotic as the machines we use.