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  • MASTER CLASS WITH VITTORIO STORARO
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    by Michael Chasin   The 13th annual Miami Short Film Festival presented an excellent Master Class lead by three time Academy Award winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Vibrant at seventy plus years, Mr. Storaro, the son of a projectionist, focused his class on writing with light, citing, it’s not about the amount of light, but rather, […]

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  • LICENSE ME
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    by Michael Chasin   Hollywood loves the holiday season. Not only for ticket sales—but also for what can be sold, on shelves, via licensing. Product licensing—in the form of games, apps, apparel, fragrances, and especially toys (a $22B industry) —continues to be a revenue window (among many windows) for films. Some of the all-time top-licensed […]

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  • DE NIRO – A LIFE
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    BOOK REVIEW by Michael Chasin   De Niro. The name itself is synonymous with immersive, method acting—and iconic characters such as Johnny Boy, Travis Bickle, (young) Vito Corleone, and Jake La Motta. In his annotated, 500-plus page biography, De Niro – A Life, author Shawn Levy examines Robert De Niro’s life before, during, and after that […]

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  • Movie Night
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  • IAFT CEBU’s acting program presents……
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    The IAFT Acting Program presents the Half Way Show. Thursday December 11th at 6pm. Open to All. Free of charge.

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  • MAPPING
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    by Michael Chasin     Legendary writers have claimed it was merely a concept—or cool character—or line of dialogue—that was needed to start—and finish without stopping—their famous screenplays. But the rest of us—mythology of great writers aside—need to know the beginning, middle, and especially end—before we start writing. Why? Because it seems impossible to create […]

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  • PLATOON Revisited
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    by Michael Chasin   Hollywood has represented war as glorious, gory, cool, comedic, surreal, and of course, heroic. But what is truly impactful are not cinematic battles or stirring strings accompanied flag-planting—but instead—real portrayals—of being a soldier. Perhaps the best film to have revealed the raw emotions of being a soldier—is Platoon. While arguably an […]

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  • NIGHTCRAWLER – IAFT Movie Review
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    by Michael Chasin   Louis Bloom solitarily drives the night—to take what he can from it. Whether it’s a stolen piece of chain link fence to be sold for scrap—or a human tragedy to be exploited—Nightcrawler’s Louis (Jake Gyllenhaal) tries to profit from it. One night, Louis stops to observe police officers rescuing the victim […]

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  • Reassessing UNFORGIVEN
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    by Robert Taylor / IAFT-L.A.   The Western genre has always been unique in the way it embraces the histories of its characters. Other genres, from horror to period drama to comedy, tend to sidestep backgrounds and history, giving the viewer the feeling that the characters begin existing the moment the story begins, complete with […]

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  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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    by Michael Chasin   Film is arguably the most powerful medium in the history of storytelling. Neither stories told around a fire nor the acting and music on a stage can match film’s combination of story, moving images, acting, sound, voice-over narration, music, and graphics. Doubt that? While few can accurately quote lines from a […]

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