Category Archives: Cinema

Interview with George Lucas 2015

In 1977, I was blown away as a child after seeing the original Star Wars. It was realistic (for whatever references there had been established by other Sci-Fi movies) and it had a great story. In the days of modest … Continue reading

Posted in Animation, Arts, Cinema, Cinematography, Filmmakers, Lighting, Motion Picture Film, Music, Production, Special Effects, Star Wars | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Interview with George Lucas 2015

The Student Films of Famous Directors

I really enjoyed this post about top director’s student films. It helps students see what worked and what didn’t. They are timeless in idea and technique with resources available to them. Click on the above image (from Spike Lee’s Joe’s … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema, Filmmakers, Motion Picture Film, Production, Short Films, Student Films | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Student Films of Famous Directors

The Harryhausen Chronicles

Ray Harryhausen moved from his native England to Los Angeles as a child. Being inspired by the original King Kong (1933), he made various short subject stop motion films. After WWII, he worked on the Oscar winning Mighty Joe Young … Continue reading

Posted in Animation, Cinema, Cinema Technology, Cinematography, Production, Special Effects, Stop Motion | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Harryhausen Chronicles

Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera

I am so excited to try this camera next month for a shoot! The price is a bit high for owning but with all the 4K buzz going on and Canon’s reliability and ease of post-production flow chart, I think … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema, Cinema Technology, Cinematography, Digital Cinema | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This is a film that is not only about the art of sushi, but also about family, succession, and tradition. Jiro‘s message about the value of hard work, patience and vision applies not only to sushi, but also to any … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema, Documentary | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The Endless Summer (1966) Revisited

Surf movies have always been a very important medium for surfing. And their influence on the spread of surfing should not be underestimated. It was surf movies that first made the sport visible to people around the globe. Movies like … Continue reading

Posted in Cinema, Cinematography, Production, Surfing | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The Endless Summer (1966) Revisited

Fujifilm Receives Academy Award® for Its Contribution to Motion Pictures

At a special awards dinner held in Los Angeles on February 11, 2012. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor people and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. FUJIFILM RECORDING … Continue reading

Posted in Arts, Cinema, Cinema Technology, Cinematography, Fuji Film, Motion Picture Film, Production | Comments Off on Fujifilm Receives Academy Award® for Its Contribution to Motion Pictures

A Film Festival With No Cinemas in Town!!!

  The Whitley Bay Film Festival is known for it’s resourcefulness to be a rare festival with no cinemas!

Posted in Arts, Cinema, Film festival, Motion Picture Film, Venue | Comments Off on A Film Festival With No Cinemas in Town!!!