Cinema Series: The Future of 3D Movies

The future of 3D movies is glittering and bright as the popularity of the 3D movies is increasing constantly. These days, many 3D classics are being released which highlight the improvement taking place in the making of these films. For instance, the avatar picture directed by James Cameron has completely changed picture of 3D films. This shows the outstanding creativity of imagination and research taking place in the production of 3D movies.

Movies like this acquire large popularity and are a hit almost every theatre. The future of these movies is good with talented production companies such as DreamWorks, Disney and Pixar. In today’s age of technology and entertainment 3D animation is acquiring a groundbreaking status. The making of 3D movies is becoming spectacular day by day with impressive aliveness, great picture and audio quality.

The designing of movies has greatly contributed to the success of the 3D movies. Those days are gone when animation designers made sketches by using their creativity, as now advanced software programs have simplified the designing procedure. The business of 3D movies is constantly increasing with almost two to three films releasing simultaneously.

Five Successful Actors Who Define the Box Office

Many actors have made their mark on Hollywood and have been tagged as movie stars, all thanks to a few insanely successful movies. However, only a small number of actors have that charisma that can guarantee a box-office success even if they are not appearing as the main character in the movie. Because of their bankability as actors, their careers have stretched over decades, appearing in multiple hits and high-grossing franchises and winning major film awards.

Tom Hanks

A two-time Academy Award winner, Tom Hanks has appeared in more than 50 movies, with at least half of these movies surpassing the $100 million box-office mark. Hanks earned his first Academy Award for the movie “Philadelphia,” but he is best known for his portrayal of the endearing character Forrest Gump, where he earned numerous awards, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He became one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors in the movie “Sleepless in Seattle.” Hanks is one of the most versatile actors in the industry, often playing difficult and eccentric roles such as the struggling castaway in the movie “Castaway” and as an antihero in the critically acclaimed film “Road to Perdition.” Hanks and the renowned director Steven Spielberg collaborated in several projects, including “Saving Private Ryan” and “Catch Me If You Can.” His most successful movies include the film adaptations of Dan Brown’s novels “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.” He has also voiced Woody in the highly popular “Toy Story” movies. Hanks will appear in the movie biopic “Captain Philips” and in the Walt Disney movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” both scheduled for release in 2013.

Robin Williams

A one-time Academy Award winner, Robin Williams is a gifted comedian and one of the most valuable actors of all time. He has starred in more than twenty unforgettable and critically acclaimed movies, including “Patch Adams,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Jumanji,” “Dead Poets’ Society,” “Man of the Year,” and the two “Night at the Museum” movies. Interestingly, he earned his Academy Award for a supporting role in “Good Will Hunting,” where he played the role of a deep and thoughtful psychologist. Williams has also established himself as a talented and powerful voice actor, and he has voiced unforgettable roles in several movies, including the quirky Genie in “Aladdin” and the romantic Ramon in “Happy Feet.” Williams will have four big-screen comebacks in 2013 after a yearlong hiatus.

3D Movies Drive Box Office Sales

2010 marked the tipping point for 3D movies – in terms of public interest and acceptance. According to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, at a time when overall worldwide ticket sales are decreasing, 3D sales are helping to increase the industry’s revenue – in fact, 3D ticket sales are currently accounting for some 50%-70% of industry revenue.

This high percentage of sales is partly accounted for by the premium that can be charged on tickets for 3D features, and partly on the higher percentage of tickets sold for 3D. For example, over opening weekends, movies such as “Step Up” have been earning 84% of their revenue from 3D, when compared to earlier movies such as “Avatar” at 80% and “Final Destination: Death Trip” at 73%.

Increased UK takings

In the UK, box office takings last year increased by 8% to a total of £1.076 billion on the back of the success of 3D releases such as “Toy Story 3” and “Alice in Wonderland”. The UK’s 725 cinemas have some 3,650 screens, of which around 700 have digital projection systems, most of which can show 3D films.

Techniques For Planning Your Outdoor Cinema

Uncover the tips that will help you in setting up an inexpensive home cinema outdoors. A lot of people use flat panel TVs within their backyards, but a lot of people are utilizing projectors now as a consequence of enhance technology and then the reduced costs. At first companies and educational facilities were the biggest users of projectors, the high end of projectors will still be created for this market with a few current models ideal for home use. Not only for chilling out, you can throw birthday parties and use the backyard cinema to the fullest potential.

Strategies for your effective home cinema outdoors.

Which projectors would you employ for your home cinema, long or short throw? In the event the image to be shown is a long way from your initial hardware and screen this would want a long pitch projector because the lens is usually adjusted to ensure the image fits to the panel width flawlessly, alternatively a short throw device would have to be physically moved until the image shown on the screen.

The 2nd part for the solution is the way to mount the hardware, will this be attached to the wall or from a pole that may be fixed to some sort of external wall?

Cinema 4D Nonlinear Animation Part Two

Please check the first part of this article to see the introduction to Cinema 4D’s nonlinear animation. This technique lets you easily reduce a set of complex keys and tracks to a unit layer that you can manipulate or copy at the unit level.

This significantly reduces creation time and let’s you try different variations and possibilities without having to do all the keying over again. With the ability to make single adjustments within a layer, you can copy a track then change perhaps one key sequence for variation while keeping the flow and motion you have already created.

In our first part, we created a ball rolling down the track; a very simple animation with a ball rolling once by keying the bank rotation value at 0 at the beginning of the our clip and 360 at 30 frames. Then we created a motion clip, ‘Animation->Create Motion Clip’ to create the control module.

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Filmmakers and film fans interested in more than a century of Asian cinema can find what they’re looking for in this new reference book. Lisa Stokes, a humanities and film professor who also wrote “City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema,” includes enough background information to educate newcomers, while also adding plenty of scholarly insight to enlighten devoted film buffs, industry professionals, and even Hong Kong filmmakers.

This extensive reference begins with a chronology that traces the area’s history back to its 1841 occupation by the British to the 2005 Hong Kong Entertainment Expo, which brought together eight creative events including the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards. A fascinating introduction follows the chronology, in which the movers and shakers in Asian cinema are highlighted, in addition to economic, social, and political factors that influenced filmmaking there over the years.

The bulk of the book, of course, is the dictionary itself, which describes as well as defines the directors, actors, writers, films, production companies, genres, and other significant people, places, and things that surround this niche market. For example, let’s say a reader wants to learn more about filmmaker Stephen Chiau, whose recent film Kung Fu Hustle broke box-office records in Hong Kong and enjoyed critical and economic success in the United States. Besides brief mentions in the front matter, his listing under “Chiau” provides his name in various languages, birth date, personal and professional background, a listing of his awards, partial listing of numerous television and film credits, descriptions of his acting/directing style, and insider information about his two big international hits Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle.

Having Your Own Home Movie Cinema Theater

Perhaps you’ve been in a movie theater trying to get back to your seat in the dark. You politely ask a young woman at the end of row if you stepped on her toes earlier while getting out of your seat. She replies “you sure did!” To which you say, “great, I’m in the right row!” Finding your seat in a movie theater can be that easy. Finding the right home theater seating setup isn’t always as simple. In this article we’ll take a look some typical furniture pieces used in today’s home theaters and how you can incorporate these into your home.

With the introduction of flat screen TVs and ceiling mount projectors our homes can provide real home entertainment with larger screens and higher quality picture than was ever possible 15-20 years ago. Advances in audio and surround have also played a big part in advancing our culture to have entire rooms dedicated to home theater or family media rooms that rival the movie theater experience from years past. Many people have decided though not to settle for the same seating however which included flip up seats and sometimes uncomfortable padding used in many theater seats.

Naturally the furniture industry decided to become involved in helping consumers find the perfect addition to that media room or home theater room in the way of theater seating. Theater seating provides individual seats that allow each person to sit next to or near each other in the same fashion as being in a movie theater. Many modern cinema seating configurations feature drink holders as well as storage options. These designs make this furniture the ideal addition to any budding home theater owner.