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The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years

The Evolution of Special Effects in Film: Recent Years

  • December 14, 2016
In recent years Special Effects have taken a turn for the better. When simply looking at special effects advancements over the last 10 years they have improved significantly. Through clearer images with green screens to the ability to turn a blue pillow into a full sized living tiger. Special effects add an element to film that would likely change everything…
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The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years

The Evolution of Special Effects: Early Years

One of the most recent films to come out has been the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe "Doctor Strange." While some of the solo films in the franchise have not done as well as the studio has expected, the newest entry has a stunning showing of special effects. Early Years: A small form of SFX have been in…
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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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