Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disney buys Lucasfilm...



...and with it Industrial Light and Magic, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts and of course the rights of Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises among others. Good Ol' George Lucas seems to be retiring and guess what...Star Wars episode VII has been announced due to release on 2015. Here the official press note by The Walt Disney Company.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom on DVD



I saw Moonrise Kingdom, the last movie by Wes Anderson on DVD.  Here a featurette presenting the movie. To check for more of this and the trailer visit Moonrise Kingdom in YouTube.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Between Frames




BETWEEN FRAMES: THE MAGIC BEHIND STOP MOTION ANIMATION is an exhibition held by The Walt Disney family museum between September 27, 2012 and April 28, 2013. San Francisco has always been know for having such a film related story as can be seen in Fog City Mavericks documentary. I just hope to be able to fly there in Christmas time with my brother and see the exposition in person.


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Monday, October 22, 2012

Steven Spielberg in 60 minutes



Steven Spielberg who has recently directed Lincoln has been interviewed in 60 minutes. Look back in time in another 60 minutes interview from 1992. here another piece of the interview about creating the character Lincoln performed by Daniel Day-Lewys and the music for the Film with composer John Williams.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Argo directed by Ben Affleck

 


Yesterday I went to the theater for the first time in Puerto Rico. We wento to see Argo the last movie directed by Ben Affleck also starred by himself. Here the trailer.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Doris Kearns Goodwin



It's great how you can end up watching amazing stuff in Internet without knowing about it. These days I have  unsubscribed from all my friends status updates on Facebook, I was just tired of knowing so much personal stuff of peoples life's. On the other hand I added many interesting pages to the social netwoks feed, NASA and The New York Times among others. So now every time I login to Facebook I have a mix of really interesting things where I found this interview With J.K.Rowling, author of Harry Potter. I haven't read the books nor watched the movies but it's always interesting to know which are the people that inspired such successful writers. Here one of the questions of the interview:
What was the last truly great book you read?

“Team of Rivals,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I lived in it the way that you do with truly great books; putting it down with glazed eyes and feeling disconcerted to find yourself in the 21st century. I met the author at a reception in the American Embassy in London last year, and I was so excited that I was bobbing up and down on the spot like a 5-year-old.

I though, ¿who is Doris Kearns Goodwin? So I just Google it and one of the first results was this TED talk she gave back in 2008 about Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson. Just an awesome woman. Added to favorites. Here his latest book:


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
944 pages
Published by Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (October 25, 2005)
ISBN-10: 0684824906
ISBN-13: 978-0684824901

Available on Amazon:
US / ES / JP

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Walter Murch Side by Side swipes



I have finally been able to watch Side by Side a documentary that explains meticulously how happened the transition from film to digital cinema during the past decades. A must see for any film lover. Among the swipes selection you can continue finding out interesting commentaries like those ones by Water Murch. To watch move here the link

Sunday, October 07, 2012

RED & ADOBE



The future of cinema seems to be digital, film days are over for many of the industry best know directors, and the newcomers are shooting digital too. RED cameras are playing a mayor role in this direction as a professional tool as well as Canon and other are gaining popularity on semi-professional fields. Here a interview from last NAB 2012 that took place in Las Vegas betwen Ted Schilowitz from RED and Jim Guerard from ADOBE, another company that is making great leaps into the profesional cienma bussinesswe have another major company that is doing a great job in. There is nothing better to sell a product that empowering people to use it and listening to their stories. You can call it a great marketing strategy, the reality is that is so convincing. Here more promotional interviews by Peter Jackson, Steven Soderbergh and others.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

TED - Shimon Schocken



This talk by Shimon Schocken is one of the TED TALKS I have enjoyed most. I find that creating a  computer from scratch and learning the basics of how stuff works is so pleasing. I remember my first year in architecture school when we studied the greatest architects of the 20th century. There was a guy called Mendelson who made some iconic department stores on the 20's for a brand called Schocken wich was precisely founded by Simons grandfather. here a gallery of Drawings and pics of Mendelson's  architecture for the Schocken department stores.