Did you know that in the early years of cinema (black and white, non-talkies), all there was to watch were short films? Full-length movies (90~120 minutes) were non-existent before the 1920’s.
Ten minute cartoons and short comedies were the major products of all major film production companies in the silent and very early sound era.
So if you want to learn how to make a movie or produce a video, making a short one is a decent place to start. Before starting on your full-length movie making mission, try first making a GOOD short film. And here are the reasons why.
Continue reading SineBuano Basics: Start with Short Movies
Local bands from Lapu-Lapu City donate their talent and time for “Hinatagay” a post-Christmas concert-for-a-cause
This musical and charity event is going to be held this December 26, from 6 pm – 2 am, at the park under the Marcelo B. Fernan bridge.
Continue reading Hinatagay, Christmas Charity-Concert this December 26
Q: What makes some directors consistently stand out; what makes someone a great director?
A: Miles Davis answered these questions with an excellent analogy to music.
“The difference between a fair musician and a good musician is that a good musician can play anything s/he thinks.
The difference between a good musician and a great musician is what s/he thinks.”?
Taken from Gregory Goodell’s “INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION” © 1982.
Gregory Goodell is an award-winning writer-producer-director whose credits include independent features, documentaries, television movies, and mini-series.
He has lectured and taught at the American Film Institute and other organizations.
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:
the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”
— William E. Vaughan, American author and columnist.
The SineBuano family celebrated the spirit of Christmas last Saturday re-bonding with good friends in hope for great times in the coming year of 2011.
The simple celebration was two-fold: a visit to the Tioseco_Bohinc Film Archive in Lapu-lapu, Mactan and a dinner party at the new heart of Art, Kukuk’s North, Talamban.
More flashbacks after the jump.
Continue reading SineBuano Christmas Frolics, 12/18
Creativity is an experience–to my eye, a spiritual experience. It does not matter which way you think of it: creativity leading to spirituality or spirituality leading to creativity. In fact, I do not make a distinction between the two.
–JULIA CAMERON, The Artist’s Way Spiritual Electricity, The Basic Principles.
What the author, Miss Cameron, is asking me, the reader, is to take a leap of many faiths: to have faith in myself, to have faith in the Universe, especially in its creative force that’s vested itself inside me, with my life choice in being a writer and a story teller.
The part of the text of this section that strikes me most is that Miss Cameron’s process for recovery of creativity is like climbing a mountain– hence the very conical Mt. Fuji, or a snow-capped Mt. Mayon(?) at the cover the book. The Artist’s Way is a spiral path to the top, giving me a 360-degree of the vistas that my own Self and my World have to offer.Though I might encounter the same vistas during my ascent, the view changes with the heights I could reach later on.
And like any climb, it is fraught with frustrating slips and falls. It’s not going to be easy, warns Miss Cameron, and at times it could down-right painful. In her creativity classes she could have encountered resistance and defiance from students as they go through the process– the anger, the grief and the pain.
With the section titled as Spiritual Electricity, seems like I’m going through electroshock therapy for my artist id and ego.
Oh this is going to be so fun.