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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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  • And this is Sean Akers
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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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  • THE SOUL BOWL
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    by Michael Chasin   Our highly fragmented, niche consuming society has one primary, shared entertainment experience—the Super Bowl. Yes, sports are carefully constructed dramatic entertainment. Doubt that? Consider the constant rule changes to amp up the excitement of the game. What has emerged as a phenomenon of its own are the Super Bowl commercials.   […]

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  • Awards-NEW1
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    Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is the UK’s leading short film festival and gateway to the world’s most prestigious short film and animation awards: the Oscars®, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. The festival presents a unique opportunity for industry and creatives to discover new talent, network and develop new collaborations. Now is your chance to get noticed […]

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  • Dean Lyon
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    by Michael Chasin There are few who have helped pioneer—and then continued to significantly influence—an industry. Dean Lyon is one of those people. At the 2015 Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi), Mr. Lyon entertainingly described his journey—including roles as Visual Effects Supervisor, Director, Producer, and CEO. Hailing from Detroit, Mr. Lyon went to […]

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    Film review by Michael Chasin American Sniper—produced in 2014 and in current release—plays like a movie made in 1944. We are introduced to Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) defending his younger brother from a bully.  His father, in stilted dialog, tells him to only use his abilities to defend the weak. Quickly moving into adulthood, Kyle watches […]

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  • Filmmaking Craft Is King In 2015
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    by Michael Chasin   Just a few decades ago the opportunities for storytellers were limited. In the 1970s there were only three major television networks and only seven or so movie studios. So as a writer, director, director of photography, editor, production designer, or actor, you worked for one of those few—or not at all. […]

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