Honest Trailers turn on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - the only movie trilogy that takes longer to watch than to read.
Jeff Rivera interviews the filmmaking auteur Guillermo del Toro about his career and his book Cabinet of Curiosities.
After over 30 years in the business, del Toro has solidified himself a place in Hollywood history. His films such as Pan’s Labyrith and the blockbuster like Pacific Rim has been embraced by the motion picture elite as well as the public.
In many, many ways I felt like that. I was an outcast completely and I was so weird, and actually the world had to get weirder, so that I could I fit in. For decades, we were defending pop culture to be a source of magnificent images or magnificent ideas, and then little by little I saw it change. In 1997, we were a huge minority at Comic-Con.
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Mark Robers demonstrates the rig which allows ONE camera to capture the 360 effect like in the Matrix which he has been working on for over 6 months.\
Some behind the scenes of the problems they faced in creating this:
Editor Jim Owens provides a few tips from his book about things to do or avoid when making your cuts.
Editing is an unobtrusive skill. If it is done well, the audience does not notice it, but is absorbed in its effect. During an exciting scene, for example, when the duration of shots is made shorter and shorter as the tension grows, the audience is only conscious of growing agitation, and fast-moving action.
There are certain established principles in the way one edits, and although like all “rules,” they may be occasionally disregarded, they have been created out of experience. Here are a few of the most common:
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In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen’s reign.
Jupiter Ascending opens on July 25, 2014 (USA)
If an online story sounds too good (or juicy) to be true… it may very well be.
Truth has never been an essential ingredient of viral content on the Internet. But in the stepped-up competition for readers, digital news sites are increasingly blurring the line between fact and fiction, and saying that it is all part of doing business in the rough-and-tumble world of online journalism.
Several recent stories rocketing around the web, picking up millions of views, turned out to be fake or embellished: a Twitter tale of a Thanksgiving feud on a plane, later described by the writer as a short story; a child’s letter to Santa that detailed an Amazon.com link in crayon, but was actually written by a grown-up comedian in 2011; and an essay on poverty that prompted $60,000 in donations until it was revealed by its author to be impressionistic rather than strictly factual.
Their creators describe them essentially as online performance art, never intended to be taken as fact. But to the media outlets that published them, they represented the lightning-in-a-bottle brew of emotion and entertainment that attracts readers and brings in lucrative advertising dollars.
When the tales turned out to be phony, the modest hand-wringing that ensued was accompanied by an admission that viral trumps verified — and that little will be done about it as long as the clicks keep coming. “You are seeing news organizations say, ‘If it is happening on the Internet that’s our beat,’ ” said Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. “The next step of figuring out whether it happened in real life is up to someone else.”
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Paul F. Tompkins interviews Key & Peele on how they met, handling controversy, and pushing forward in future seasons.
Griffin from IndyMogul shares how he made a $20 on-camera LED light look good
Bruce Philpott demonstrates how he built his own Teleprompter using spare parts he had available.