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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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Components of Good Horror Films Pt. 2

Components of Good Horror Films Pt. 2

Leaving Room for Imagination/Hiding the Antagonist While one may think showing the grotesque, insane, or otherwise frightening face of the film’s antagonist would be ideal, most of the time, it’s a much more effective tactic to not show the antagonist. This can come in the form of leaving out the figure completely or with a somewhat less extreme method of showing…
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Components of Good Horror Films Pt. 1

Components of Good Horror Films Pt. 1

Halloween is just around the corner, which got us thinking about what makes a good horror movie. What will you be watching this week? Comment down below with your favorite! New Ideas As with any movie, a fresh take on a tired genre is much appreciated. There are many ways this could be done, for example, The Blair Witch Project…
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5 Reasons to Use Adobe Stock

5 Reasons to Use Adobe Stock

Adobe Stock has been recently making more waves in the filmmaking community. Adobe collaborated with Skycar Creative a moving picture company, for the project titled Depth of Field. Adobe asked them to craft three short videos on creativity and the catch, only using images from the Adobe Stock library. Seems impossible but with Adobe Stock’s massive library and new updated…
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Difficulties in Film Adaptations: Part 2

Difficulties in Film Adaptations: Part 2

In the previous entry we discussed the difficulties with the adaptation of the novel's length and point of view. In this post we will discuss how internal dialogue is adapted to the film. Challenge 3: Internal Dialogue. In a novel, the protagonist is capable of explaining his thoughts through the words on the paper.  For example, "Kyle knew that nothing…
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