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 [...]
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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!
So, it looks like some dudes broke into the mind vault of Warner Bros., stole the film Inception, went back in time, gave it to Chris Nolan, and asked him to direct it. Then, after the film was released, they took it again and voiced over the trailer a Capella style. Ingenious, no?
Doorway Films is about to embark on an exciting adventure within the world of film: we are gonna do a 48 hour film festival! Starting this Friday, February 10th, yours truly along with a team of high skilled–well, maybe highly motivated individuals will pour our brains, sweat, blood, and hopefully no real tears, into a short film to be proud of.
When was the last time you heard a song or standup comedy while on a flight? If you travel with Southwest airlines, you might get just that. This viral video showcases the abilities of a flight attendant who livens up the beginning of what could be a boring ride to a thrill high in the sky.
Now, why is he so peppy? Maybe because he’s a happy employee. Southwest Airlines has a reputation for putting their employees first, their passengers second, and their shareholders third. Sound out of order? Not so. Fulfilled employees will work willingly and with joy, causing them in turn to please customers. The more happy customers there are, especially repeat customers, the more money SWA makes, and the happier the shareholders are. Trickle-down effect for customer service. “Fascinating!”
Today’s video comes to you from another continent. Amazing as that is, this video is even better. Everything that this artist makes is quite stylized, and it genuinely works. The cinematography is excellent, and the voice acting really helps to heighten the mood of the overall film The Biblical allusions written into the piece make it gripping, emotionally charged, and electrifying. It will make your head swim in the clouds and even think…in slow motion!
Videos that make you think are valued differently by each individual, some beyond words.