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Monday, November 1, 2010
Now, as Halloween has passed its time to get ready for everyone's favourite: Christmas! Ah yes the trees and the fat guy in red, but most of all the presents is what we really expect. As your film blogger, I'd like to take a look at some Christmas films that aren't all about the generic christmas carol. So no spirits of the past present and future here!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Early Days: 1900s-1940s
3D technology actually dates back to the very beginning of film. The earliest 3D film was produced in France in 1903 and was called "L'arivee du train". It included, as one might expect, the arrival of the train. It took advantage of three-dimensional photography technology from the nineteenth century called "anaglyphic" technology, which uses overlapping blue and cyan colors and glasses to create a three-dimensional illusion.
However, for the first fifty years of film, three-dimensional films were never commercially viable. The process for making them was very expensive and the audience never warmed up to them. Rather, the developments in film technology focused on developing sound and then color, rather than three-dimensionality.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Spend your free time researching different film schools. Whether you want to attend one that is far away from your hometown or close by, you should look through their pamphlets and websites. Pay close attention to the types of courses that are offered and the credentials of the professors. You should also determine whether or not the institution is accredited as well.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
If you ever see the name "Alan Smithee" in the credits of a film, it means the real director thought the film was so bad, they didn't want their name in it.
Gamers know that a lot of video games are based off of films, such as Fantastic 4, Chronicles of Riddick, Batman, Superman--the list can go on and on. But what about films based off of video games? How did they do? Below is a list of games turned into films over the past ten years, how they did and a prediction of game-to-film projects in the future.