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  • Reliving THE FRENCH CONNECTION
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    by Robert Taylor / IAFT-L.A.   “I’m gonna bust your ass for those three bags and I’m gonna nail you for picking your feet in Poughkeepsie.”   Watching The French Connection (1971) is the cinematic equivalent of taking a sledgehammer to the chest. The tension in this movie is almost unbearable. Gene Hackman’s NYPD cop […]

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  • ZEITGEIST
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    by Michael Chasin   Zeitgeist. That’s a word of German origin translated/defined as—spirit of the times. For content creators, this means creating stories—about the happenings of the period. Baby boomers, coming of age in the idealized 60s, suddenly found themselves having to reconcile their peace and love values—with the materialistic 80s. That mega-hit of the […]

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  • ARKOFF & CORMAN AT AIP
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    POSTER, THEN PRODUCTION, Part Two by Frederick Bailey IAFT-LA   Michael Chasin’s recent blog published here is good advice for aspiring filmmakers: Figure out how you’re going to sell your movie before you start making it. If you’ve read any biographical stuff about Samuel Z. Arkoff or Roger Corman when they were both at American […]

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    We are happy to introduce our new Interns – Odei Lopez & Joana Aduriz . They came from sunny Spain and we really hope that they will enjoy being here at IAFT Antwerp.    

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  • POSTER, THEN PRODUCTION
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    by Michael Chasin   The sole purpose of a movie poster—is to sell tickets. Great posters—like great ads—don’t have words. They instead communicate the central concept of a movie—in an image. A puppeteer controlling the world around him—The Godfather.   A vicious, teeth-baring shark aimed for an innocent swimmer—Jaws.   An exhausted soldier with arms […]

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  • M. Zed Christian Highschool, Campus Visit and Career Talk
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    The students from M. Zed Chrisitian Highschool went to IAFT Cebu for a Campus Visit and Career Talk last 27th February, Friday. They get to see the facilities of the school and have fun with the Green Screen. Here are the pictures from their visit. Post by International Academy of Film and Television Cebu. Post […]

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  • TO TREATMENT OR NOT
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    by Michael Chasin   Most decision-makers—in any business—don’t have time to read. So they instead rely on executive summaries—which are usually no more than one or two pages that describe the key, high level concepts of the project. Hollywood executives have their own executive summaries—called treatments. A treatment is a two or so page narrative […]

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  • the interview
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    by Michael Chasin The Interview—Sony’s intended tent pole movie—grossed a paltry $6M domestically in its art house only theatrical release. This was far under the anticipated $100M to have been grossed in wide release. The Interview did, however, gross $40M in online sales and rentals. Yet to be determined is if The Interview can earn […]

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    by Robert Taylor / IAFT-L.A.   Network (1976) has managed to be one of the only films to pull off the seemingly impossible task of “de-aging” since its release. It certainly must have seemed like outlandish satire in its first release, but today the movie seems like a pointed, subversive send-up of current broadcast channels […]

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      “What if we use a bed sheet and some bungee chord to stage the plunge…” “Well… Yeah… That might work if…. Hey! Where are you going, Sean?” “Out to buy a bed sheet, what else? Come on!” From the very first minute Sean set foot on our campus he got himself tangled up in […]

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