Nowadays, it's truer than ever. Anyone can make a movie! But as is the case in so many arts, although rules are meant to be broken, you can't break 'em unless you know 'em!
This is a general film production course for the person who has never gone through the top to bottom process of making a narrative film/video. We'll be studying, in fairly broad terms, what makes movies and scenes tick, how to develop a screen-effective story, how to go about putting together a shoot and wrapping it up with good editing. By the end of the course students will have created at least one narrative project of five minutes length that is critiqued by the class.
This course wil cover the basics of screenwriting, targeted to those unfamiliar with the format and software used. The class aims to give you a good understanding of story structure as well as the more technical aspects such as when to indent or when to use parentheticals. Keep in mind that this is an introductory course. Future classes dealing with more intermediate and advanced aspects of screenwriting are planned.
This course wil cover the basics of lens and camera—with an emphasis on Cinematography. The class aims to give you a good understanding of how cameras work, what different types of lenses are used for, and what some of the differences are between different models or types. Though this class will begin with basics, I'd love to take it into a more intermediate level for the later lessons if time and practicality allow. If you have any suggestions for Lessons you'd like to see in this class or topics you're curious about that may not otherwise be covered, please feel free to make a recommendation and I will do my best to work the topic into the class or make another class covering said topic.
This course on DSLR Cinematography and Videography aims to provide you with a solid understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of shooting video on a DSLR as well as how you can make the most of your DSLR. It will cover accessories intended for motion picture cameras that can be used on DSLRs and how they can enhance your image. Additionally, this class will touch upon software or other downloads for your footage and editing workflow.
Class begins September 1st!
This is a basic Fine Art Theory course. We will be looking at trends and themes in art history and analysing them with an eye to canonical texts and theories. I will consider giving and grading assignments to anyone interested. I may add a sort of show-and-tell segment later on where you guys can bring in work and we can talk about it
This class is designed to help students from beginner to intermediate learn the fundamentals of Flash Animation and become more familiar and efficient with the program. Throughout the course you will learn how to correctly use the built in flash tools and learn important animation techniques that can be used with many other animation programs. I will do what I can to help individual needs and questions.
In this four part tutorial we will learn how to draw two eyes. Let's begin with a straight line, which will serve as a horizon line and will give us an idea where the shapes are going to be. Then we should draw a vertical line to make a cross so that we know where the center point is. To achieve better results try to draw lose lines. At this stage the goal is to make a rectangle with the equal top and bottom parts.
As we move on we need to draw corner lines so that we know where our eyes are going to be. The width of the middle part between the eyes should be of the size of an eye. As soon as it is done we can move on with the oval shapes of the eyes to get a feeling of the eyes. Next step is to draw eyebrows. There are no particular rules on that, just sketch and see how it looks. Alter them as you want to achieve the look you are going for.
Time to time go back to the lines and redraw them so that you know where other shapes like nose and mouth are going to be. Mark the shapes of the eyes or in other words make the shapes darker. After the shapes are blocked we can start drawing pupils of the eyes in the shape of a circle. As we move on mark out the shapes so that later on we can expression to the eyes.
Take a marker and make the pupil of the eye darker. That is the area that we will exaggerate with the expressions once we get into the iris and center point of the eye.
Let's start to mark in the center point and put some shapes in. Think about the lights that are going to shine into the eyes. The reflection has to be in the same direction in both eyes because we don't want to make them look if they were floating. You should now connect the reflection of the light with the iris of the eye so that we can move on and work on the expression of the eyes.
Now we can start exaggerating outlines of the eyes. The most challenging part is to connect the upper and lower part of the oval. The goal here is to mix edges with the curves.
As we start drawing the other eye with the marker, you should always keep in mind where the other eye will be looking at. We want to make both eyes look into the same direction. In order to achieve that attach both pupils to the same cheek area.
The second eye should be a little bit smaller than the first one. As we keep drawing don't forget about the reflection of the light source in the other eye.
We started with the oval shapes, but now we can shape both eyes so that we can get more realistic look of them. We need to exaggerate the center point of both eyes to add expression and character.
We slow down a little bit in order to figure out where the edge of the nose will be. The top part is coming from the forehead into the nose. We are not going to draw the nose here, but we need to figure out where the eyebrow will touch it.
Now we can move on with the eyebrows by adding different shapes to them. Also, at this stage we can start adding details to all of the elements we have here.
It is very useful to stop for a moment and take a look at your drawing so that you can get the feel and make sure that you are working in the desirable direction.
Eyes is a very important part of the human body because approximately 80% of the people look into the eyes first. By adding the right expression to the eyes you put the soul into the drawing. All the other body parts serve the secondary role.
Now we can take a pen and add some darker lines to the eyes, which will allow us to work more on the quality of the lines -- softer, darker or lighter. Add some details with the pen over the top of the drawing. Avoid using one long line, but use lots of shorter lines instead otherwise your drawing will not have any life in it.
Keep working with the pen, stop and evaluate the result -- what should be added and what has to be changed. Don't be afraid of spending an extra time on your drawing because it is about the end result and not the time.
Let's go back to the drawing and erase the construction lines. I love working with the simple lines at the beginning and then to move on to the more complex ones as we progress with the drawing.
Now we can add details and finish drawing with some shading. This part is more about the creative side less constructive. I would recommend having a cheek line in the drawing otherwise both eyes will look like if they were floating.
Apply block shading to your drawing to achieve the sense of depth. Move your pencil around so that the lines blend in with the rest of the drawing.
Take a look at what you have and apply some final touch ups.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this 5 part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a boat. Glen has worked for several large studios throughout his career such as Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions.
Today we are going to draw a city in One Point Perspective -- buildings in the city going into One Point Perspective. Let's start our drawing with the vanishing point and horizon line. In order to get the feel of the drawing we need to determine where vanishing point will be. Feel free to improvise and change it depending on what you want to achieve. Start mapping lines in.
Now we need to draw lines that disappear in the distance in order to get the feel of the drawing. If you can draw a rectangle in a perspective you can do anything. As soon as we are satisfied with the result we can start drawing lines from the vanishing point that will help us to draw buildings and objects in perspective.
Let's start blocking a building and street. The top line here represents the roof of the building. Please remember that horizontal lines should be parallel to the horizon line. To map out windows and doors we should draw a number of vertical lines. Everything has to match the vanishing point.
Ok, let's start adding some details and drawing some other buildings. They should be of a different size. As soon as we have blocked the buildings we can move to the other part of the drawing. The same principles apply. We want to have something in the foreground to add sense of depth to the drawing. Please remember that lines in perspective should hit the vanishing point.
Now we can start adding some details to the buildings on the right side of the drawing. Use rough lose lines to shape the objects. As you are doing that you can think creatively about what to add next and how the buildings and objects will look like. Let's draw a sign post here and match it to the vanishing point and the horizon line.
Move on and shape the buildings in perspective. Think about what you want to have in the distance. Make the drawing more interesting by pushing the viewer's eye deeper into it. As soon the middle ground is finished we are ready to move on.
Ok, let's sit back and look at the drawing first. We need to figure out where the details are going to be. We need to get a feel for it. Let's take a pencil and dig in. In this stage pay attention to the line quality -- straight edges and round shapes. In every drawing it is essential to have this particular combination. Draw lines over the block shapes to start adding details.
Ok, let's try to map out the sidewalk by adding some details and hitting the vanishing point. These new lines should be dark enough so that when we erase other lines the details are still visible. That's why it is very important to use a soft pencil to map out lines and block buildings at the very beginning of your drawing.
Let's draw a door here. Use some round lines and match them with the vanishing point. Move on by adding windows and more doors. Add some details to the top part of the building.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this 7 part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch characters in different head positions. Glen has worked for several large studios throughout his career such as Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions.
Today we are going to draw an airplane. Let's start with a rectangle in two point perspective. Before we begin we need to figure out where our horizon line and vanishing points will be. Sit back and think what kind of look you are going for.
We need to start with the square shapes and then we will round them up. As you hit the vanishing points think creatively what you are going to draw. Block objects with lose lines in perspective.
What we are going to do next is to use is to work with a different color pencil in that way we will be able to choose whichever lines we want to work with.
When drawing a circle in perspective, start with a rectangle, draw two diagonal lines to find the center and then start drawing the circle in perspective.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this 6 part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch different hand positions. Glen has worked for several large studios throughout his career such as Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In 4 Part video series, Kennedy begins the drawing with simple shapes to start and uses a center point to draw the nostrils and bridge of the nose. The shapes and lines start to form the outline of the nose structure.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this 8 part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch skyscrapers and buildings in a city landscape. Glen has worked for several large studios throughout his career such as Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In Part 1 of the video series, Kennedy demonstrates how to set the foundation for drawing the human eye including shaping the outside of the eye and pupil. By the end of the tutorial series, viewers will understand how to draw a detailed human eye.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In this 6 part drawing series, viewers can follow along with Glen to learn how to sketch a woman character. Glen has worked for several large studios throughout his career such as Disney, Universal Studios and Marvel Productions.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In Part 3 of the video series, Kennedy encourages the artist to give his/her character some life by adding more and more detailed features. Ears, neck, cheekbones, hair are added to the character's style, and are based on the artists' imagination.
Today we are going to draw an old man's face. Let's start with a rectangle in perspective. That's right, we should start with curving in some basic shapes and then to make the face from that. We should put down the horizon line with two vanishing points. Draw some simple shapes. The reason why we have to hit the vanishing points is to create the structure in perspective. One might ask -- why do we want to draw the old man's face in perspective? The answer is very simple -- we don't always want to have some flat drawings. Perspective will definitely give some volume to the drawing.
After we are done with the basic shapes will start subdividing them and start drawing curved lines; in order to do that we will have to dissect the corners so that the lines meet in the center. Dissect as many corners as you can because it will make your life easier as soon as you start free hand the curved lines.
Use your rough lose pencil to start carving shapes in. It will help us to understand what we actually want to achieve.
Now we are ready to start drawing the chin. Go around and see what you can do with the drawing. As soon as it is done we can start drawing an eye and eyebrow. The distance between both eyes is of the size of an eye. Keep moving on with the nose. Start mapping things out like hair and shape of the head. Keep it lose and rough.
Draw the mouth by marking where it is going to be.
Let's take another pencil and over exaggerate the iris of the eye because whenever you look at a photograph you will always see a dot of the iris in the eye.
VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. In Part 1 of the video series, Kennedy starts the tutorial with drawing a rectangle using vanishing points. He shows the viewer how to use simple shapes to create a three point perspective over-top of the horizon line.
In this tutorial we will create a new semi realistic character. Why semi realistic? Just because you have to make your own characters if you want to make money in the commercial art business. We will start with the basics of the realistic drawing -- two lines and an oval. Our character will have over exaggerated eyes so that we get more of the expression at the end of the drawing.
We begin with the proportions to figure out where the character's eyes, nose, and mouth will be. Then we proceed with the shape of an eye and switch to the second eye. The center point between two eyes is about of the size of the eye. We move on to the eyebrows to establish the facial expression of the character. After that is done, we move on to the nose. It will be in the shape of a tie. We line up nostrils with the mouth. In case of the young people, mouth and nose areas are smaller, that is why eyes should be bigger.
In order to get the feel of the character, we continue with the pupils and keep working on the shapes of the mouth, eyes, and nose. We should use soft pencil to get loose shapes during the development of the character. That allows us to do lots of drawings inside of the character and we can go back at any time. Marker or anything else can be used afterwards when we have gotten what we wanted to in terms of the expression and look of the character.
We move on with the hair line and chin line. When that is done we will exaggerate the highlights of the pupils.
Drawing with Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone sound drawing skills, a requirement for those pursuing careers in art and design. In the first video, Kennedy introduces viewers to the two-point perspective, one of the basic principles of drawing. By the end of the tutorial, viewers will understand how to use this technique and will be ready to move on to the next tutorial.
And feel free to check out our forum at http://qinema.com/forum/index.php
This class will cover movements going from early cinema to the French New Wave.
We will explore the notions of "a canon", "influence", "auteur", and much more. This class is a history class. We will explore film theories, movements and techniques, but we will not learn how to make films. We will learn about movements such as : German expressionism, early Russian Cinema, Poetic realism, Neorealism, and so on. This class will have a very open take as to what "film history" is and will question the canon movements while trying to let you develop your own critical sense when it comes to film. I will try to balance academical notions and non-academical notions to make it fun and easy to follow.This is a class for beginners, which means : people with interest for him who have never taken a film history class. People with film knowledge are more than welcome to participate. This class will allow you to learn about film culture without having to take part in an expensive college class. However, I encourage you to eventually do it as it will help you get a better grasp of how film history is constructed.
The video version of the class will be available on this Youtube channel
This course is designed to cater to beginner and intermediate levels of makeup artistry. We will cover basic skin types, makeup application, techniques, color theory, and looks tailored to different face/eye shapes and skin colors.
Practice and participation are essential. To get the most out of this class, I recommend practicing on yourself and other people as well. You will not be "graded", but I will provide feedback and criticism upon receiving homework assignments.
Looking to become a Photoshop expert? Take a look at our first photoshop tutorial which teaches users and students how to change the color of a jacket in just two minutes. Apply this new photoshop tool to all your photo edits to turn dull colors into fresh, bright ones quickly and easily. Message us if you would like to see more Photoshop tutorials.
In this course I will teach how to animate in cinema 4d. This course will last around 2-3 months. I will release a youtube video every Saturday (some sooner).
Looking to become a Photoshop expert? This is the first of many tutorials that will show you how to correctly use photoshop in CS5+
This course, “Creating Geometric and Generative Art with Code: An Introduction to Processing Software” is designed to provide the necessary instructional materials and activities to enable students, through the use of Processing software to produce two-dimensional artistic images, to: (1) gain a strong understanding of some examples of two-dimensional geometric artworks and the artists/cultures who produced them, (2) improve their knowledge of art concepts/principles and apply them in their own unique artworks, (3) apply mathematical concepts/processes in the creation of artistic works, and (4) gain abilities in the writing of computer code and applying programming principles.
NOTE: This course is also available via hosting on Blackboard Coursesites where students can take online quizzes, participate in discussion boards, and submit artwork to the instructor for feedback. Students are also (optionally) posting their work on our Open Processing class gallery.
The Orientation is intended to make sure all students are enrolled in the course site and have downloaded/run the Processing software successfully. The next lessons allow students to explore the main lessons which explain how to create images (for example, draw lines or use color). The last lesson is provided for further exploration and completing the Final Project.
Upon completion of the course, you will have gained:
Art History: Looking at Art
--- familiarity with some artists and cultures who created two-dimensional geometric and generative art throughout time and across geographies
Studio Production: Making Art
--- understanding of design concepts increased ability to apply design concepts
Art Criticism: Talking about Art
--- an increased ability to observe, analyze, and discuss two-dimensional geometric and generative artworks
Aesthetics: Seeking to Understand Art
--- understanding the impact design elements have on us
Mathematics: Applying Math Concepts and Skills in Unique and Creative Ways
--- heightened understanding and appreciation of mathematical concepts and processes
Computer Science: Creating Computer Code to Produce Works of Art
--- increased ability to write programming code and apply programming techniques to produce two-dimensional geometric and perhaps “generative” artworks
Texts and Resources
All required texts and resources are freely available online and will be clearly linked from their associated course lessons. There may also be references to suggested (optional) material.
This is a course looking at all aspects of what is funny, how to be funny and how to create material. The aim is to end the course with some material you can use to start performing comedy in a live setting.
To learn to draw.
On November 9, 2013 the devastating typhoon Haiyan hit the Phillipines, causing more than 5,000 deaths and destroying the homes and cities for millions. Natural disasters are happening more and more often due to climate change. We can’t do much to stop them, but as architects we can help with the recovery and to build shelters that would withstand them.
The goal of this online course is to generate design ideas for resilient schools for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and other natural disasters. The participants in this course will design schools, which could be implemented by the Department of Education and Architecture for Humanity in the Philippines. We will engage with a team of architects, planners, engineers, and social workers. After the course, the projects and instructions will be placed on the open source platform Open Online Architecture (OOArch.org), so anyone can download and use them.
An international jury will select the best projects, which will eventually be built. We’ll have weekly lectures and daily discussions on our forum. A team of professors, consultants, and teaching assistants led by Prof. Ivan Shumkov will guide and assist all students in their work.
∉⊰↜ WATCH Lone Survivor Full Movie HD Quality Release date 2014-01-10 Action Genre, watch Lone Survivor 2013 online, Lone Survivor 2013 hd, Lone Survivor 2013 full Download, Lone Survivor 2013 full hd, watch Lone Survivor 2013 full hd, download Lone Survivor 2013 full hd, Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
. . .
. . .
Spend a little time now for free register and you could benefit later. You will be able to stream or Watch Lone Survivor Full Movie Streaming Online from your computer, tablet, TV or mobile device.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
❞ Watch Lone Survivor 2013 Online Full Movie Streaming, Lone Survivor Streaming movie , Watch Lone Survivor 2013 in HD Online, Lone Survivor 2013 High Quality Stream, Where Can I Watch Lone Survivor 2013 Online, Lone Survivor 2013 Full Movie HD Stream, Lone Survivor 2013 Full Movie Streaming (2013), Stream Lone Survivor 2013 Full Movie Online HD Quality, Lone Survivor 2013 Film Complete Streaming
∙≳↾ WATCH The Grand Budapest Hotel Full Movie online Release date 2014-03-06 Comedy Genre, watch The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 online, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 hd, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 full Download, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 full hd, watch The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 full hd, download The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 full hd, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave, F. Murray Abraham as Mr. Moustafa, Mathieu Amalric as Serge X., Adrien Brody as Dmitri, Willem Dafoe as Jopling, Jeff Goldblum as Deputy Kovacs, Harvey Keitel as Ludwig, Jude Law as Young Writer, Bill Murray as M. Ivan, Edward Norton as Henckels, Saoirse Ronan as Agatha, Jason Schwartzman as M. Jean, LÃ©a Seydoux as Clotilde, Tilda Swinton as Madame D., Tom Wilkinson as Author
Step to Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel Full Movie Streaming Online :
FREE SIGN UP
Choose "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Movie
Enjoy Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel full movie online for free
Spend a little time now for free register and you could benefit later. You will be able to stream or Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel Full Movie Streaming Online from your computer, tablet, TV or mobile device.
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
✫ Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Online Full Movie Streaming, The Grand Budapest Hotel Streaming movie , Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 in HD Online, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 High Quality Stream, Where Can I Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Online, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Full Movie HD Stream, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Full Movie Streaming (2014), Stream The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Full Movie Online HD Quality, The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Film Complete Streaming
WATCH NEED FOR SPEED 2014 ONLINE
WATCH NEED FOR SPEED 2014 ONLINE FREE
I was able to attend a prescreening of Scott Waugh’s (Act of Valor) Need For Speed a couple weeks before the official release of the movie (March 14th). Walking into the theatre with my friends, I ecstatically and impatiently waited for what I hoped would be the Batman Begins of car racing movies. My love for the Need For Speed Gamecube videogame blinded me to the impending slap in the face that was to come. Within the first 5 minutes, I knew what kind of movie this actually was. Need For Speed falls in the category of movies that are so bad, they’re good; only, this movie was so bad, and only okay.
Many viewers will compare Need For Speed with the Fast and Furious franchise. I do not want to dwell on the juxtaposition too long, but I’d like to make observations in that direction. For what Fast and Furious lacked in action-sequence logic, Need For Speed made up for in plot holes – not to say that F&F did not have any, because they definitely did. Both movies featured terrible acting, and even more terrifying dialogue. “But,” you say, “what about Aaron Paul? He was SO good in Breaking Bad”. I don’t want to void Paul of all the blame – because his acting in this movie was pretty bad, but without a well-crafted script and solid dialogue it is difficult for me to pin my cringes on only the acting or the writing. I’ve seen actors make something good out of bad writing, but who can blame an actor that works with subpar material: material which only has one dimension of depth? Solely listening to the reaction of the crowd, one may guess the movie to be a straight up comedy – but maybe that’s because I was in a theatre with student filmmakers.
WATCH NEED FOR SPEED ONLINE FREE
However terrible some parts were, I want to give credit when credit is due. The times Aaron Paul drives behind the wheel racing against his competitors were the only times I felt engaged with the movie. The action scenes were creatively shot, most notably with the Vertigo shots integrated in some really captivating moments. Admittedly, the roars of the engines were at times obnoxious, but I managed to get over it because those action scenes were awesome. I believe movies deserve two ratings; one just doesn't do the trick. Then again, I don’t really enjoy ratings to begin with because it encourages the notion that movies fall on some scale of “goodness”; and so I will not call these ratings, but suggestions/opinion.
WATCH NEED FOR SPEED MOVIE ONLINE FREE
Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 : De-Void
Scott and Lydia combine abilities in an attempt to gain the upper hand; Stillinski's future will be decided by a review board.
Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22, Watch Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Online, Watch Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Free Online , Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Free, Watch Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 , Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Online, Watch Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 HDQ Online, Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Free HDQ, Enjoy Teen Wolf Season 3 Episode 22 Free
Watch 12 Years a Slave Online : Biography | Drama | History
MANILA, Philippines – When 12 Years a Slave walked away with the Academy Award for Best Picture, it wasn’t at all surprising. What it was, however, was satisfying.Despite being the popular pick among critics, 12 Years a Slave still had a chance of losing to more box-office friendly nominees like David O. Russell’s American Hustle or Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. And even if it had, it would’ve only perpetuated the imaginary mold of cinema that the Academy had fashioned for itself.
Slavery continues to be a sensitive topic in Hollywood. This isn’t simply because slavery is a difficult topic to tackle, but because the Academy has had a long history of turning a blind eye to films that tackled it head on, though there are a few exceptions. But then the problem here is doubled-edged.During the ceremony itself, host Ellen DeGeneres took a candid jab at Oscar voters by joking that anything less than a win for 12 Years a Slave would be tantamount to racism. To add fuel to the fire, the L.A Times recently reported that two Oscar voters anonymously admitted not watching 12 Years a Slave despite having voted for it. Regardless of the film’s quality, there was a looming concern that voters were supporting the film out of obligation instead of appreciation.
But while Ellen DeGeneres’ punchline was made in good fun, her brand of half-hearted truth only unearthed the question on everyone’s mind. Did the film win because of how it portrayed slavery? Or did it win because it was about slavery?If you were to judge 12 Years a Slave simply on the basis of its premise, the Steve McQueen-directed film would undoubtedly fall into the former. But after sitting through the length of the film, it’s easy to see how McQueen’s film transcends its Oscar-bait trappings.
12 Years a Slave is a historical drama based on the memoir of the same name. It follows the story of author and protagonist Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man who, by unfortunate circumstances, is sold into slavery. Although the loss of his freedom is fundamental to the story, it is the loss of his family and his identity that is most brutal.Make no mistake, 12 Years a Slave is a difficult film to watch. But that difficulty isn’t felt out of a manipulation of filmmaking tricks or an exploitation of subject matter. It is instead, derived from a distilled truth – truth that, for a time, parts of one of the most developed countries in the world deemed it right that a man be called the property of another man.
Watch 12 Years a Slave Online, Download 12 Years a Slave Free, Watch 12 Years a Slave Online Free, Watch 12 Years a Slave Free HDQ , Download 12 Years a Slave Free HDQ, Watch 12 Years a Slave Movie Free, 12 Years a Slave Movie Free Online, Download 12 Years a Slave Free, Download 12 Years a Slave HDQ, Watch 12 Years a Slave Movie 2013 Online, Download 12 Years a Slave Movie, Watch 12 Years a Slave Movie 2013 Free
Watch About Last Night Online : Comedy | Romance
Seduction is all in how it’s played, as evidenced by the winning “About Last Night.” It’s playful, stable and sexy, thanks to a cast that knows how to find the sweet spots.A remake of the 1986 Rob Lowe-Demi Moore rom-com of the same name, “Night” is one of three ’80s do-overs arriving for Valentine’s Day weekend. This one changes the focus to African-American singles in Los Angeles, and plays things fast, loose and funny. Most crucially, the four sexy leads make the material their own. Danny (Michael Ealy) and Bernie (Kevin Hart) are pals hanging out the night after Bernie met (and went home with) Joan (Regina Hall). She’s due to show up with her roommate, Debbie (Joy Bryant).
Bernie and Joan — each a nutcase in his or her own hilarious way — quickly get into a drunk zone together, leaving Danny and Debbie to chat. Very mellow but undeniable love sparks fly, and the two go back to Danny’s place. Soon neither can believe they’re hanging out as much as they are.While Bernie and Joan constantly fight and are constantly frisky, Danny and Debbie tentatively take steps toward being exclusive, moving in together and settling into coupledom.Seasons change. Each couple experiences breakups and reconciliations. All the while, director Steve Pink (“Hot Tub Time Machine”) keeps the pace fast and fresh, so it doesn’t often feel like rom-com recycling. Still, the material can be overly familiar. And sometimes Pink’s style is too frenetic, with back-and-forth editing and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue that deserves a breath.
Most of the time, though, the movie works, especially with Ealy and Bryant being a knockout pair. He’s cool without being cocky, she’s sexy with just a hint of cynicism, and like Lowe and Moore in the original (glimpsed briefly during a date-night Netflix viewing), their casual sensuality complements each other.
The hilarious Hart is a dynamo, achieving something few comics pull off. He melds standup energy with the requirements of being a romantic figure. Bernie and Joan weren’t a couple in the ’86 film — or in David Mamet’s ’70s play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” on which the movie was based. But between the dervish-like Hart and the adorably out-there Hall, the symmetry works, and their raunchiness amps things up.Cinematic valentines that aim for all audiences often feel pandering. “That Awkward Moment” recently tried, and failed, to be a relationship flick appealing to guys. This one clicks. It even cut the ellipsis at the end of the original title, “About Last Night ...” There’s no hesitancy here at all. Who can resist that?
Watch About Last Night Online, Download About Last Night Free, Watch About Last Night Online Free, Watch About Last Night Free HDQ , Download About Last Night Free HDQ, Watch About Last Night Movie Free,About Last Night Movie Free Online, Download About Last Night Free, Download About Last Night HDQ, Watch About Last Night Movie 2014 Online, Download About Last Night Movie, Watch About Last Night Movie 2014 Free, Watch About Last Night Online Stream, Watch About Last Night Online Streaming
Watch Gravity Online :
NASA doesn’t care if you have a hot body or not. Tall, short, lumpy, lithe—as long as you’re fit and fall within a reasonable height and weight range, you clear at least one simple hurdle to becoming an astronaut. But NASA isn’t Hollywood. And so, in the new—and extraordinary—movie Gravity, when Sandra Bullock comes inside after a spacewalk, she shucks her pressure suit and floats about in a crop-top and boxer briefs, perfectly toned, perfectly lovely, zero-g eye candy.
In truth, what an astronaut returning from what NASA calls extavehicular activity (EVA) would have on under her pressure suit would be what’s known as a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment, a full-body, crazily complex bit of space finery that has about 300 ft. (91 m) of fashionable plastic tubing running through it. She’d also be wearing an adult diaper and would be wringing with sweat. Doesn’t matter if you’re Bullock, Penelope Cruz or Nicole Kidman, you would not be looking your best.
It’s really beside the point to mention any scientific inaccuracies in Gravity since the movie is so gripping, so jaw-dropping, so visually, gobsmackingly good that it seems churlish to pay attention to much else. What’s more, Gravity, which does get much more right than it gets wrong, is not Apollo 13 or The Right Stuff—movies that had to hew close to history because they were based on real events. (Disclosure: I wrote the book on which Apollo 13 was based and served as a consultant on the movie.) Gravity is a space disaster and survival movie that never happened in real life—though in smaller and surely less cinematic ways it could.
Watch Gravity Online, Download Gravity Free, Watch Gravity Online Free, Watch Gravity Free HDQ , Download Gravity Free HDQ, Watch Gravity Movie Free, Gravity Movie Free Online, Download Gravity Free, Download Gravity HDQ, Watch Gravity Movie 2013 Online, Download Gravity Movie, Watch Gravity Movie 2013 Free
Watch Frozen Online :
Frozen is the tale of two sisters. Elsa (Idina Menzel) has the power of the titular character from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, the fairy tale the film is loosely based upon. Unlike the Snow Queen, Elsa has no control over her powers. While she does have the ability to do incredible things like create a snow storm upon command, she also can’t stop herself from sending ice flying in any direction. Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa’s younger sister, is completely normal in every way. The two sisters have a perfect sister relationship and they are each other’s best friend. One day, Elsa loses control and almost kills Anna. In an attempt to never hurt anyone again, Elsa locks herself in her room, away from everyone.
When Elsa finally does come out, it’s only for one day: her coronation as Queen. Anna is excited. Not only does she get to see her sister for the first time in forever, but the castle is opened to the public, and she gets to interact with strangers, something that is clearly necessary for her very extroverted personality. While running around amongst the people she runs into Prince Hans (Santino Fontana) and their interaction is as awkward as it is perfect. As with any fairytale true love, they get engaged that very day. When asked for her blessing, Elsa denies them. This forces Anna to push her, to demand to know why Elsa won’t allow anyone around her. Elsa loses control when the pressure is applied, and when the people know of her uncontrollable power, she flees, leaving the kingdom in an eternal winter. Anna decides to go after her sister and leaves Prince Hans as temporary ruler. On her journey to find her sister, Anna meets up with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), an ice salesman, and Olaf (Josh Gad), a snowman brought to life by Elsa.Frozen works on essentially every level, but perhaps the times it’s at its best is when playing off of the very familiar tropes of the princess subgenre of fairy tales. In traditional tales, everything is black and white, but in Frozen almost everything is grey. The town is cursed by a powerful female, but Elsa isn’t an evil queen who did it with malicious intent. No, she’s just a young woman who can’t control her powers, and that makes for a far more interesting character. There are several more examples of turning traditional meanings on their head throughout the film. Figuring them out for yourself is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the film, so I won’t spoil you.
The quality of musicals always come down to the effectiveness of the soundtrack. Often, especially with stories as strong as this one that don’t require singing, they can be seen as a gamble. Luckily, Frozen not only succeeds with its soundtrack, but the songs are so grand that they give so much to the film. They are amazing, Broadway caliber songs. The film smartly cast actors with experience on Broadway in the lead roles. While Kristen Bell and Josh Gad aren’t known as well for their Broadway work as co-stars Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff, they quickly prove that they have the chops. Menzel’s “Let it Go” will likely make a play for best original song at the Oscars, and Gad’s “In Summer,” a song about a snowman who wants summer to come more than anything, is downright hilarious.frozen kristen bell annaThe songs never get tiring. The pace between song and script is spot on, as is the pace of the script in general. The film doesn’t drags anywhere, but that’s only one quality the script from co-director Jennifer Lee (the first female director of a Disney animated feature film) boasts. As noted previously, the script plays on tropes marvelously, but it’s also incredibly funny as well as emotional. It goes from punching you right in the gut one minute to making that same gut explode with laughter the next.
Watch Frozen Online, Download Frozen Free, Watch Frozen Online Free, Watch Frozen Free HDQ , Download Frozen Free HDQ, Watch Frozen Movie Free, Frozen Movie Free Online, Download Frozen Free, Download Frozen HDQ, Watch Frozen Movie 2013 Online, Download Frozen Movie, Watch Frozen Movie 2013 Free
Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Online : Action | Drama | War
Hollywood publicist Bumble Ward was once interviewed about her desire for action king Michael Bay to show his softer side: what she called the "gay Bay". The 300 movies are the nearest thing to the "gay Bay" genre. This is a sort of parallelquel to Zack Snyder's original 300, which was about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC: this shows what happens around the same time when the Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) is battling the Persian naval forces, commanded by the super-sexy Artemisia. She is played with a good deal of frowning, pouting and strutting by Eva Green, a performer who is becoming so eccentric she may be the Sarah Miles of her generation. Snyder co-writes with Kurt Johnstad; Noam Murro directs and again it is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller, called Xerxes. (Oddly, the character of Xerxes, played here and in the previous movie by Rodrigo Santoro, doesn't appear in the action much.)
It really is pretty dull, though, with the same moments of campy silliness: the same frowning gym bunnies with the same digitally enhanced abs. Murro has a very tiresome habit, whenever anyone gets stabbed or slashed, of switching suddenly to slo-mo so that the gout of blood can spray languidly across the screen. Lena Headey, playing the Spartan Queen Gorgo, has the film's best line, contemptuously responding to Themistokles's visit: "You've come a long way to stroke your cock, while you watch real men train." Some experiences are presumably worth the effort.
Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Online, Download 300: Rise of an Empire Free, Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Online Free, Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Free HDQ , Download 300: Rise of an Empire Free HDQ, Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Movie Free,300: Rise of an Empire Movie Free Online, Download 300: Rise of an Empire Free, Download 300: Rise of an Empire HDQ, Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Movie 2014 Online, Download 300: Rise of an Empire Movie, Watch 300: Rise of an Empire Movie 2014 Free