Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Dark Knights going to bed







So it turns out that the next batman movie (tentatively titled "The Dark Knight Rises"
I believe) may be the last of the series. Per Christopher Nolan he only plans to produce one more film in the series. This might be a good idea, to end the series before it spirals into the indignities of the god awful batman and robin territory. And then 15 years from now we can look for a "series reboot", where batman is played by Miley Cyrus, and the batmobile is a Smartcar. If only. Check out article regarding Nolan's statement at entertainment weekly. Posted by candice

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hollywood still hasn't figured it out...

According to the LA Times article on Blu-Con, Hollywood is looking for even more ways to milk as much money they can out of consumers. Below is excerpt from article:

"We want to advantage methods that are more profitable," Craig Kornblau from Universal, told the audience of home entertainment industry professionals. "We don't have an obligation to give consumers what they want when they want it."

“While there are things in the Netflix system that are clearly cannibalistic [to sales], there are things we can change…They can pay us more or we can reduce the quality of what we give them.”

Based on these comments, I am thinking that the film industry hasn't learned from the demise of the music industry. Hopefully Mr.Kornblau's views don't represent the views of all of the studios and this doesn't happen. Stay tuned.

Frontera Filmmakers Presents
Feature Filmmaking workshop this upcoming Sat.,
Nov. 13th, 10AM-12PM at Media Arts Center SD. - Ethan

WORKSHOP! Learn How to Make an Independent Sci-Fi Feature Film

* Learn how to create affordable special effects!
* Make-up
* Writing that suspensful script
* How to distribute your Sci-Fi Films
* Two directors and Distributor IN PERSON!

Directors Rodrigo Ordonez (Seres Genesis) and Angel Mario Huerta
(Despositarios) will be present at the workshop on Nov 13th, 10AM-12PM
at Media Arts Center San Diego (2921 El Cajon Blvd., SD, CA 92104).

Learn strategies for affordable special effects, lighting, directing
actors, writing suspenseful scripts and creating that Sci Fi make-up.
Distributor Jesus di Sica will also attend to talk about distributing
your independent feature film.

Sat., November 13, 2010
10AM-12PM

Where: Media Arts Center San Diego (2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104)

Food and drink will also be served.
$5 donation

INFO/RSVP Lisa Franek: lfranek@mediaartscenter.org, 619-230-1938 x 102

This Frontera Filmmaker Workshop is made possible with funding from The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Read more here.

If your a fan of Danny Boyle, then you might enjoy this IFC Podcast. Check out the article and Podcast here,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Webinar on Film Production Incentive Programs

Tired of furtively shooting pickup shots downtown at 6am before the cops roll by bleating that you don't have a permit to shoot in front of that abandoned bus stop? So are we. Luckily there's a FREE Webinar on production incentives taking place on 11/18. it'll gives tips on what states not only like filmmaking, but actively bribe film crews to come and trample on their lawns for the sake of art. Check it out if you're available during the noted time frame. And while you're at it watch Terriers. God knows its one local production that needs the support.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Latest Video

Hey everybody, sorry for the delay in posts of late. We have been busy working on a variety of projects. Below is a video we shot for Citybeat. Enjoy.

Have you had enough of Halloween and scary movies???? Nor have we! Checkout the Horror Festival of San Diego which starts this Saturday at 1pm. For more info, click here.