Saturday, July 14, 2012

Something different.

  I know I don't usually bore you with no pictures (but hey there are only like 3 people who read this blog so I can do what I want) I love posting with pictures, that's how I speak. If I could write papers for school with gifs and such I would win at life but that's not how things work. Anyway, I wrote this thing and I'm quite proud of it. Just a warning, if you actually like 3D movies, walk away now, I don't -well, never mind I do do that in this... any who, just read and give your thoughts on my article:


Fixing 3D In Film

Elizabeth O'Brien



  There is a problem in movies today that I have noticed; most films have been changed to or have been filmed in 3D. It’s acceptable for some movies but it is now in almost everything, making it more expensive not only to make the films, but also to see them. When filming a movie it usually is not filmed in 3D unless they know ahead of time that that is their main goal, because of this they have to go back after finishing the movie and make everything 3D which can be very pricey. Those few movies actually filmed in 3D are costly to produce because you need a special camera to get the effect right. The problems with 3D movies don’t just stop with the expenses; 3D also makes many people sick. “Not everyone thinks they're getting their money's worth and a minority complain of dizziness and headaches.” (Child, Ben), I also know of people with sight problems, where they already have to wear glasses so it makes the movie experience even less enjoyable if they have to wear another set of glasses. People also tend to remember less of the movie and find it hard to dive into the plot when Imax sharpens out so many trivial details; it makes it harder to focus on the meat of the film like the characters and the story. Film and 3D have always been used together but never in serious movies adult, 3D was mostly used in childish productions as a little trick to amaze people. Though it has evolved I don’t believe it is ready to be used this much in films.

  Movie makers are still focusing on the trickery and the fun they can have with 3D rather than the story lines; I suggest we go back to well acted, directed, and written movies and let 3D and Imax refine itself for a while. “Hollywood's current crazy stampede toward it (3D) is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the movie going experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets.” (Ebert, Roger). The success of a film should not be dependent on it being in Imax but rather the quality of the actors, writers and director. There are many great aspects of movies that are being over looked because of the over use of 3D lowering the overall quality of the film. I believe filmmakers shouldn’t settle but should do their best without 3D and shouldn’t be leaning on their effects as much as they should be their writers.

  I’m proposing that we cut back on the use of Imax, not drop it all together. There are a couple of movies that 3D actually works very well in, though a movie should never be promoted solely on the fact that it is in 3D, there are also many that it just does not help the film at all and detracts from the seriousness of the movie. 3D still haves some problems to work out and movie caliber should not suffer because of that. I say films that are not for children should return to 2D and refine their work before jumping to the next dimension.

  Filmmakers need to make sure that 3D is the best way for them to get their story across to their audience before spending all the money filming their movie in 3D. They should be open to the possibility that it will not be the best means of telling their tale. This will not only save them money but will make a better final project.



Citations:

Child, B.
(2011, August 11).
3d no better than 2d and gives filmgoers headaches, claims study.
Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/aug/11/3d-no-better-than-2d

Ebert, R.
(2010, May 10).
Why I Hate 3-D (and You Should Too).
Newsweek, 155(19), 46-49.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Orientation Day 1






















Today was day two which was not as interesting so I won't bore you, tomorrow will be really busy and I'll try and post about that day so ;) enjoy

Monday, June 18, 2012

I leave for Film School Orientation at 10:40


I leave for Film School Orientation at 10:40

I'm gonna get in the car and be like

Yesterday I found out that someone who graduated from the school I'm going to worked on Star Wars 2 and 3 the movies that inspired MY WHOLE FREAKIN LIFE!

OH! Speaking of College here is the SUPER SECRET SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT!

Monday, April 30, 2012

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW…

just realized that was James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter in that Supernatural episode not to long ago. Talk about AU Crossover



I guess that's cause I hadn't seen any Buffy when that episode aired, but I knew he was John Heart from Torchwood!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I'm at the last episode of Gilmore Girls...


I don't want it to be over... I mean Luke and Lorelai should have never broken up everything just fell to crap for them after that, she should have never gone to Chris ever in a billion years. Luke and Lorelai should be married, end of discussion.
It can't end there are too many loose strings and I don't want to cry
I want Rory to be with Logan but I totally get her side... I just... I mean come on look at him how could anyone say no to him?

Just realized why Riley from BTVS looked so familiar to me


He was Jeremy Preswick in Castle!!!
and in Castle his house had this wicked sweet bookshelf! When I get my own place I'm going to get my dad to make this but more like the one he had (bottom pic) where it's like a wall

Buffy again

LOL Jonathan is back in this episode with the other dorky guys. I saw him and said Doyle!! Cause I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls 
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I find him funnier in Gilmore Girls but that one Buffy episode that was all about him was so funny 
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I also just realized the irony in Rory asking Paris 
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when Danny Strong/Doyle/Jonathan is in Buffy and Paris ends up with him LOL ignore me while I ramble
I was browsing bookshelves on google and found this


































I want to go

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Super Secret Scholarship Project update

Suuuuch a short time line to film! I just finished the script and I have the camera and the mic and everything but I got the stuff from church and they need it back on Sunday morning before church, so I'm having everyone over to plan when and where and such but I'll probably have to borrow it after church so then that leaves us filming on Monday (it's due the 6th of April) and if we can get all our shots in in one day thatd be fantastic, gods I hate working all aspects in such a short time- plus some people have school and work so that makes it harder. Just UGGG!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 4x19: New Moon Rising


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My Thoughts:
  • Okay, so right now I'm mad because Willow didn't choose Oz! 
WHAT THE CRAP!?!? I love Oz, and I feel like Willow can never be with anyone else, I like Willow and Terra as friends but it's just too awk,
  • That scene were Willow went to talk to Terra and started crying, Terra was really awk and I didn't feel it at all. 

  • Oz and Willow forever. 
  • Aaaand while I'm on the topic of ships I'm just going to throw out that I still miss Xander and Cordelia! They were the best in my humble but accurate opinion. 
I believe I will always ship those two even though I've yet to watch Angel I still think that those two are the best. 
  • Don't get me wrong, I love Anya (though I keep forgetting her name) I think she's hysterical and I like her and Xander but I still like Cordy and Xan better
  • I also still like Buffy and Angel... And I do like Riley- I've seen a lot on the Internet about people hating Riley so I'm a bit scared of what might happen cause I like him still.
  • I suppose that's why season 2 and 3 are my favorites so far...
  • And am I the only one who wanted to know how Oz controlled the wolf? ALSO, though I love Oz, he just showed up and they didn't even test him to see if it was really him. I found that weird... Especially sense he has the eyes of a Supernatural demon

I'll post more reactions as I watch, I should have done this starting in season 1 but oh well, better late than never.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Harry Potter gif challenge: I searched Colin Morgan on Tumblr & Found this looked fun


The seventh gif is your reaction to receiving your Hogwarts acceptance letter:
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LOL well it’s true
The twelfth is your parents reaction when you tell them:
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Welp, they think its a scam
The second is your reaction to Platform 9 3/4:
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The twentieth is you trying on the Sorting Hat:
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The thirty-first is your best friend at Hogwarts:
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RORY!
The fourth gif is you learning to fly:
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Apparently I already knew how to fly
The eighth is you at the Yule Ball:
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ha ha I’m not to big on dances 
The thirty-sixth is your boggart:
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The twenty-third is you visiting Hogsmeade for the first time:
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The thirtieth is you returning home for Christmas:
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The forty-first is your reaction to finding about Voldemort’s return:
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The eighteenth is your reaction to Umbridge’s appointment as Hogwarts High Inquisitor:
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The thirteenth is your reaction to Dumbledore’s death:
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AH!
The twenty-second is you realizing you failed one of your N.E.W.T.S.:
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LOL you know that’s right
The last gif in your folder is your reaction to defeating Voldemort: 
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I didn’t think I could do that

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yeah Right Moffat

Moffat reassured fans:I’m not very good at killing people. I don’t like it! I don’t think the Doctor’s companions should die, I think that spoils the fairytale a bit. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t [kill off companions] of course!”
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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure
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Seriously though, he's killed Rory more times than I can remember of the top of my head. He has also killed, River Song, The Doctor and Amy! So don't say you don't like to kill people.

PS,
I say this all in love, because even though Steven Moffat is a Troll he's an extremely good Troll