After seeing The Hobbit for the third viewing, I believe it is finally time for me to talk a bit about 3D films. I have always been one to doubt the importance and extravagance of 3D. However, it’s not just the extra price on the ticket that bothers me. For some reason, the majority of times I go to the theater to view a 3D film, the extraspatial element seems to wear off in a matter of minutes.
I remember that happening after the opening moon sequence of Transformers 3, the 3D had no effect on me. I took my glasses on and off repeatedly, trying to see any difference. With the glasses off, everything just looked slightly blurry! What a hoax, I thought. It reminded me of when I saw Spy Kids 3D back in the day with the old blue-and-red anaglyph glasses. That one was so bad that I just took the glasses off and watched the movie in awful psychedelic purple. So, 3D and I go way back.
Anywho, back to The Hobbit. Here’s how they did it:
So far, I’ve seen The Hobbit three times. The first time in 2D, and the second and third times in 3D. Well, I must say, my second time around was so bad that I was very glad that I’d seen it the first time in regular ol’ 2D. The Hobbit is a fantastic movie, 2D or 3D, but an unexciting or painful 3D experience is no fun at all. My third time around, however, I put all of the experiments I’d been doing with 3D film viewing into full effect, and I had the most enriching 3D experience I’ve ever had. Here are some tricks that I’ve learned to take with me into the 3D theater to make sure [...]
Getting amped about the new Batman movie coming out July 20th?
So am I! Got together with colleague Nick Albertson and entered the “Imported from Gotham City” contest. Basically, entrants used footage from “The Dark Knight Rises” and footage of the new Chrysler 300 to cut together a 25 second television spot. We had a blast doing it, too! The winning entry will be chosen by Christopher Nolan and will get to go to New York City for the premier of TDKR!
To help us win, go to Imported From Gotham City website and vote for our entry. Five stars! Or…that is, five bats. To find it, search “Rogers” in the search box in the right hand corner by clicking on the magnifying glass.
For your enjoyment, the video is here as well. However, you can only vote on the official website, not on YouTube.
By clicking “Like,” you are voting for our video to win Audience Favorite. Your support is necessary for stuff to happen! Look at the raw power of your mouse click! Click, share, chat, send, and watch away. The power is yours to use or waste.
48 hours later…wait, it still hasn’t been 48 hours yet! Over the past two days, Team Fizbin has been scrambling to write, shoot, and edit our film. During the launch, we drew the genre of “Pirate” and the fortune “There is no mistake so great as always being right.” In addition, each team was required to include the following elements:
So, with that in mind, our team got underway.
Here is some of what we came up with:
Also, coming soon: Pictures from on set. Back to editing!
It is here! The much-anticipated 48 hour film competition has arrived. We must write, shoot, and edit a short film in less than two days. Crazy, right?
Doorway Films and our team members have dubbed ourselves Team Fizbin, after the eloquent and dizzying game played by Capt. Kirk on Sigma Iotia II. Keep tabs of our Twitter, as we will be posting real-time updates as to our progress, as time allows, throughout the competition. At about 6 PM tonight, we will receive our assigned genre, line of dialogue, prop, character, and fortune cookie.
Fortune cookie, you ask? Well, this competition is called the Fortune Cookie 48, due to the fact that the last element of each film is based on the fortune from a real fortune cookie, and teams will be graded on how well they creatively interpret and incoprorate their respective “fortunes” into their films. Each film must be 5-7 minutes in length, as filled with shimmering awesomeness throughout. Wish us luck–we will need it!