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  • SICARIO vs BLACK MASS – Review, Part 2
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    Part 1, posted on Monday, 4/25, focused on Sicario.   BLACK MASS, which also came out last year, is a crime thriller cut from the same cloth as Sicario, but it’s the opposite in delivery. It’s well made. The performances are all first rate. And the cinematography is superb, by Masanobu Takanayagi, who also did […]

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    No question. SICARIO is one of the best films of 2015. The raw and relentless direction of Denis Villeneuve, coupled with Roger Deakins’ framing and the indelible music of Jóhann Jóhannsson. All to underscore the progression through brutality of the three standout central characters, complex people at the pinnacle of the story, immersed in a […]

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  • _ALF6973 (Medium)
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      The broadest and most creative field is the film industry. Movie schools are abundant all around the world and these schools look after their students’ best interests – they aim to train successful filmmakers. After a student successfully completes the course in the film school, they can be employed in film studios, government film […]

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  • Jamie Herrell
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    Before enrolling in IAFT, I was studying Mass Communications in Cebu City at the University of San Jose-Recoletos. I was just a typical girl going to school, worrying about normal things that college students think about. When my Dad passed away in 2013 I had to stop school to help my Mom pay the bills. […]

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  • sequels
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    by Michael Chasin   Movies — are products—with unique mixes of scripts and players—that yield varying degrees of success. So when that magical mix does actually work (makes money)—there is the desire to make another—as close to that original product as possible. The sequel. Unfortunately, often times, sequels—don’t equal—their originals. Jason Bourne was compelling in […]

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    By: Mike Robinson Students and aspiring filmmakers, when promoting your film, look towards festivals that have a themes or interests that match your film’s idea.  The East LA Interchange documentary I contributed several animations for is now winning several awards on the festival circuit.   Even though the documentary is about a very specialized topic, […]

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  • justinvaliente
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    By: Justin Valiente As a filmmaker, one must be privy to the reigning genre of film in his or her own local industry. More than just an art form, film is a business; and a very tough one. You have to know what sells. What do the people want? What do the people look for? […]

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    by Michael Chasin   Very few films have big action openings—that precede the introduction of the hero. One of those is a Bond, James Bond, film. After fifty plus years and twenty-six films—Bond requires no introduction. First appearing in Dr. No (1962), Bond was a drastic departure from the heroes of the day. Bond was […]

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  • new_ideas
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    Our Screenwriting and Producing Mentor Russ Marleau is now working on starting up a new children’s programming satellite channel. They’re looking for possible programs. Now’s your chance! Here’s the text of an ad they’ve placed in various industry trade papers. Take advantage!   LOOKING FOR NEW CHILDREN’S SHOW IDEAS New children’s programming venture KIDDO TV […]

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  • Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 6.00.07 pm
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    Well, time flies. I remember the first day I stepped into IAFT Hong Kong Campus. I was exceptionally nervous. I wondered how it would be, would it be good, could I get what I wanted…. Now, its hard for me to believe that I have finished the course. When I applied, I planned to study […]

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