Archive for November, 2016

Video Games are like Films

Video Games are like Films

  • November 30, 2016
Video games are no longer simple time-passers, but you probably already knew that. By using techniques from the film industry video games have increasingly become more intricate and cinematic not only through their visuals and graphics but their storylines and characters. It’s progressed to the point in which some video games could be full fledged films. Could the improvement with cinematic technique…
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Advice for Filming on Location

Advice for Filming on Location

  • November 16, 2016
Filming on location can be exciting but also a highly stressful situation. Trying to run an efficient production can be twice as difficult outside of a studio against the elements. As filmmakers know there’s a chance plans will go awry, so being as prepared as you can will benefit you overall  production days. From knowing what equipment to bring, to…
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Thinking Outside the Box with Your Shots

Thinking Outside the Box with Your Shots

Have you ever been watching a movie, television show, or music video and noticed a scene that sparked your interest? Knowing the limitations of production, some scenes make you curious on how it was shot. How did they get that high, move that fast, and/or make a continuous shot so fluid? Luckily, when we get these questions we’re just a…
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The San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Festival

The 17th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival kicks off today, Thursday Nov. 3, and continues until November 12. This showcase being the largest of Asian cinema on the west coast will show an impressive 140 films throughout six different venues. The festival got its start in 2000 at the University of San Diego, and since has developed into an event…
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Importance of Music In Film

Importance of Music In Film

Music in film adds a symbolic appeal to the film that cannot be captured in any other way. For a quick example, in "City Lights" a silent film by Charlie Chaplin, when music was added, they used the same musical score for every time the blind girl came onto the screen, it was a way to represent her as a…
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