Acclaimed Phone App “Temple Run” Is Going to Be a Movie…?

It’s okay guys, that was our reaction too. Maybe a little bit of water flew out of our mouths as we read the news, but that’s not really important…

Warner Bros. and producer David Heyman are in negotiation to buy the rights to acclaimed phone app, “Temple Run” and bring it to the big screens. The film will tell a story of an explorer who after stealing a sacred icon from a temple is chased by demonic forces.

They still don’t have a writer attached to the project, and we’re curious to see who is going to take on this complicated project. We don’t know about you guys, but we were wondering how they are going to keep the story going for at least 80 minutes. Good luck to that writer!

We are willing to give this film a shot, who knows, maybe they’ll come up with something really creative. We’re betting it’ll come out in 3D. How about you guys? Would you pay to watch this adaptation on the big screen? Don’t forget to leave your opinions in the comment section below! We want to hear what you guys have to say about this!

A Crash Course in the History of Film Trailers

David Fear wrote an amazing piece for “The Dissolve” earlier this week. In his article he discusses the history of movie trailers and its evolution. Fear points out several key elements to making trailers and how they have turned into an industry of its own within the film industry and a main, if not the main, pillar of a film’s marketing campaign.

Fear lays out the history of trailers by looking at 10 movie-trailer milestones; The Jazz Singer (1927), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Pyscho (1960), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964), Jaws (1975), The Shinning (1980), Independence Day (1996), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), and Cloverfield (2008).

The evolution is clear and the differences are jarring. Fear at one point even says, “When trailers started, their goal was to make sure the film’s name was on everyone’s lips. This ad [Cloverfield] proved that so long as filmmakers could get people talking about their movie, they didn’t even need a name.”

Filmmakers will always find a way to get more and more innovative with their trailers and push the envelopes with their film’s marketing campaigns! With the advance of technology there will always be someone doing something new and different with their trailers, and at this point if you don’t join the movement the audience will leave you behind. In Hollywood’s over saturated film market, the consumer holds all the power and most filmmakers are forced to obey to the audience’s every desire.

Of the trailers he discusses which one is your favorite? Do you think these innovations are just gimmicks filmmakers can use to cover up specific elements of their movies? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. And make sure to check our David Fear’s full article here:

David Fear wrote an amazing piece for “The Dissolve” earlier this week. In his article he discusses the history of movie trailers and its evolution. Fear points out several key elements to making trailers and how they have turned into an industry of its own within the film industry and a main, if not the main, pillar of a film’s marketing campaign.

Fear lays out the history of trailers by looking at 10 movie-trailer milestones; The Jazz Singer (1927), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Pyscho (1960), Dr. Strangelove (1964), Gunfighters of Casa Grande (1964), Jaws (1975), The Shinning (1980), Independence Day (1996), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), and Cloverfield (2008).

The evolution is clear and the differences are jarring. Fear at one point even says, “When trailers started, their goal was to make sure the film’s name was on everyone’s lips. This ad [Cloverfield] proved that so long as filmmakers could get people talking about their movie, they didn’t even need a name.”

Filmmakers will always find a way to get more and more innovative with their trailers and push the envelopes with their film’s marketing campaigns! With the advance of technology there will always be someone doing something new and different with their trailers, and at this point if you don’t join the movement the audience will leave you behind. In Hollywood’s over saturated film market, the consumer holds all the power and most filmmakers are forced to obey to the audience’s every desire.

Of the trailers he discusses which one is your favorite? Do you think these innovations are just gimmicks filmmakers can use to cover up specific elements of their movies? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. And make sure to check our David Fear’s full article here: http://bit.ly/1f7cGM0

 

Product of the Week: Video Ice S-120 Vest Dual Arm Carbon Fiber Camera Stabilizer Steadycam DSLR Rig

Video Ice S-120 Vest Dual Arm Carbon Fiber Camera Stabilizer Steadycam DSLR Rig

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The Video Ice S-120 is a Carbon Fiber, lightweight, hand-held camera stabilization system designed for compact cameras weighing up to 6 kg / 13 pounds. This system works so well that it allows you to shoot incredibly smooth and graceful shots even while going to extremes like running up and down stairs. This amazing stabilization system will provide professional results previously out of reach for low budget video and filmmakers.

The camera platform moves back and forth, and side to side, to quickly allow you to adjust the cameras horizontal balance. By varying the amount of counterweight disks on the base platform you adjust the camera’s vertical balance. When balanced properly the camera floats, always balanced, isolated from your hands undesirable motions and ready for you to move into action.

With the Video Ice S-120 you no longer need a tripod or a dolly. All you need is your Imagination! It is quick and easy to set up and balance. Allows unrestricted Booming and unrestricted 360 degree Panning. It Can also be used as a Monopod, no-tools telescoping base, with positionable weight discs that allow you to Achieve Dynamic Balance.

The Video Ice S-120 has a telescopic post which can be extended from 70 cm / 27″ to 120 cm / 47″. Its height can be adjusted according to the weight of the camera.

For your convenience it includes rods and connectors for a matte box.

This system is especially useful for professional and Pro-sumer Video Cameras and video capable DSLR cameras.  It will work with most cameras weighing up to 13 lbs.

ARTICULATED ARM:

An Articulated Arm system is designed to absorb shocks and bumps. It is durable, and lightweight. The Shock Absorber Springs are adjustable for taking high end and low end shots.

The arm has manually adjustable tension springs which maintains the position of the stabilizer depending on the combined weight of whatever camera you’re using. The arm itself is very light in weight and easily removed from the vest. There’s a universal stabilizer mount which is inserted and locked into the arm without the need for tools.

COMFORT LOAD VEST:

This load vest is simplified, with a thinner chest plate and a single knob to adjust its height, making it more flexible to operate.  The Comfort load vest is completely foam padded in both the back and the front. The Vest is very versatile and very light-weight which makes it very comfortable for long term shooting.

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  • Easy to install and uninstall.
  • Made of high strength and light weight carbon fiber.
  • The length of the stabilizer can extend quickly for more features and functions.
  • Allows high and low angle shooting.
  • Height adjustment improves weight ratio and reduces the need for base weights.
  • High precision bearings and low friction joints.
  • The quick release plate can record the dynamic balance of different equipment.
  • Pulling the adjusting knob can separate the quick release plate from the base.
  • Counterweight plate comes complete with weights.
  • The fixing knob can be used to adjust height of the vest.
  • With two connection arm and one shock absorption arm.
  • The load arm can be inserted into the slots of the vest easily.
  • The inner diameter of handle is 16mm, which connected with the arm pin.
  • Magic arm with elasticity adjusting knob.

————— SPECIFICATIONS —————

  •     Maximum Length: Approx. 120cm / 47”
  •     Minimum Length: Approx. 70cm / 27”
  •     Quick Release Plate: 60mm / 2.4”
  •     Base Plate: 15mm / 0.6”
  •     Stabilizer Body weight: Approx. 1800g / 4 LBS.
  •     Weight Bearing Capability:  6 kg / 13 lbs.

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Movies For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day comes once a year, but we can celebrate motherhood and the wonderful things that mothers do every day by honoring the creativity and strength of remarkable women. This is a list of documentaries about great women — mothers, teachers and entertainers — who have nurtured, inspired and enriched the lives of others.

 An Encounter With Simone Weil

Line Street Productions
Filmmaker Julia Haslett’s interest in Simone Weil was prompted by a quote by the French philosopher: “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” The quote is the central premise for Haslett’s broader consideration of Weil’s notions about the nature of compassion, the subject of this compassionate documentary based on six years of research and consideration of Weil’s writings.

 Gloria In Her Own Words

HBO Documentaries
A documentary profile and tribute film to feminist Gloria Steinem, the famous founder of Ms. Magazine and a leading proponant of women’s equal rights, with on camera interviews with Steinem, Bella Abzug and others in Steinem’s circle of influential friends.

The Arbor

Artangel Media
Clio Bernard tells the story of British playwright Andrea Dunbar’s troubled life in an English working class ‘estate’ (housing project) by using actors on camera to mouth the testimony given by Dunbar’s family and friends on audio tape. The film is a fascinating, and very moving profile of an extremely talented woman who suffered the results of poverty.

 The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Adopt Films
Filmmaker Marie Losier chronicles the relationship between performance artists Genesis P’Orrige (nee Neil Andrew Megson) and his wife and creative partner Lady Jaye (nee Jacqueline Breyer), whose love for each other lead them to get plastic surgery so they would look as much alike as possible.

 Ballerina

First Run Feaures
French filmmaker Bertrand Norman follows the careers of five Russian ballerinas, giving an insider glimpse of the extreme discipline and dedication demanded of women who dance at the famed Kirov Ballet.
For more information about these films and the complete list of documentaries, please visit: http://documentaries.about.com/od/populardocsubjects/tp/Mothers_Day_Documentaries.htm

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Video Ice 100cm 39″ Camera Track Dolly Slider w/Fluid Head ROLLER Bearing Nikon Canon DSLR

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