What in the world do a Red Herring or McGuffin have in common with the movie-making world? Learning and understanding movie terminology is important to anyone interested in working with people in the movie industry. Some terms, however, seem silly, but a deeper explanation gives you better insight into storytelling magic.
Leave it up to James Cameron to shell out almost 3 million dollars on new camcorder equipment. Recently, Jim Jannard announced that the Avatar director bought 50 of his company's Epic-M cameras for production on his newest Avatar films.
I wasn't one of the throngs who went to see Avatar in theaters. I waited 'til it came out on DVD. Well for $20 bucks I got what you usually get for only $15... just the movie, no special features whatsoever. Thank God I didn't spend $25 bucks on the Blu-Ray 'cause it was the same deal. Despite gettin' jipped, here's the 'making of Avatar' video that should have been on the DVD. It's 25 minutes long but if you've got the time, it's worth a look.
3-D is everywhere. From your television screen to the theater, movies and shows have been wowing audiences with cool visuals and investors with lots of money. We now know that companies can do 3-D, but does that mean it's here to stay?
In a perfect world with the right visual conditions, eyesight that can quickly change between dual-camera imaging gives the viewer that 3D feeling. But in non-perfect conditions the images fall flat, and some people actually get sick form 3D footage.