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A back stage pass into the world of Peter Jackson and the art of filmmaking. You can learn more from these detailed daily accounts behind-the-scenes of Peter Jackson's "King Kong" than some film schools can teach. This has got everything, including information on all aspects of filmmaking from location logistics to sound recording to costume design, even the journey of a roll of film. Of course there's also time spent with the director himself and the stars of the movie. Completely comprehensive and thoroughly entertaining.
First-time filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky guest on today's 404 episode and take us through the process of documenting independent game developers in their new movie, "Indie Game: The Movie."
PORTLAND, OREGON - The FOREST FILM FEST, Portland's own annual short film and video festival, announced the FOREST FILM FEST: "Best Of" DVD, Volume I, an entertaining compilation DVD of the 2004 winning films representing the best in animation, documentary, experimental, student and short fiction films. Bonus material is also included celebrating the festival's inaugural year. The FOREST FILM FEST holds it annual festival in May at the Clinton Street Theater. The festival is an opportunity for local, independent and student filmmakers to showcase their work and to educate while entertaining the public on the importance of short film. A DVD is planned for each festival year. 'The Volume 1 DVD is a great gift idea for the holidays. The profits are shared by selected student and independent filmmakers and it's an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for local filmmaking in Oregon," said Tracey Rowatt, executive director of the festival. FOREST FILM FESTIVAL: Volume 1 WINNING SHORT FILMS OF '2004' Includes bonus material Best Student Short: "ANNIVERSARY" Directed by: Ham Tran 2nd Place, Best Short Animation: "BLUE" Directed by: Christopher Mullins Best Short Fiction: "FORTUNATE SON" Directed by: Quinn Saunders 2nd Place, Best Short Fiction: "FLUFFY" Directed by: Samara Paysee Honorable Mentioned, Documentary: "CITY REPAIR" Directed by: Jason Porath. Best Short Documentary: "MY DAYS of AWE & GRIEF, PART 1: DIRK and ME" Directed by: Aaron Douglas. Best Short Animation: "REX STEEL" Directed by: Alex Woo. Best Experimental Short: "STALL" Directed by: Brian Kerr. Director: A.Douglas, B.Kerr, C.Mullins, S.Paysee, J.Porath, Q.Saunders, H.Tran, A.Woo. Awards: REGIONAL ADDY AWARDS: GOLD MEDAL WINNER, FOREST FILM FEST POSTER. 47th ANNUAL ROSEY AWARDS: MERRITT WINNER, MINI POSTER CAMPAIGN. Film Festivals: Forest Film Festival WWW.FORESTFILM.COM WWW.FORESTFILMFEST.COM Get the DVD at http://www.customflix.com/206465
"Trap" is a perfect film to feature as our IndieFest Valentine's weekend gala. It's about husbands and wives--killing each other! Award-winning short-filmmaker James Bonner's feature debut, is an artful horror that explores the place where salvation, love, and insanity come crashing together; where four people go in--and only one comes out.
Nicole is trapped. She's caught in an abusive marriage that brings new meaning to the phrase until death do us part. Her only friend, an online pal named Amy, admonishes Nicole to kill her husband before he does her in first. Nicole reluctantly agrees. She murders her husband and flees for Amy's distant home--and sanctuary.
But Amy is not what she seems: cruel and manipulative, she toys with anyone in reach. She's entrapped her own spouse, Chandler, and driven him half mad with her constant taunting and humiliations. Amy doesn't realize how desperate Chandler has become. The trap is set and a game of cat and mouse ensues in this harrowing, painfully funny story about body disposal and other problems with burying the past.
If you enjoy movies that are well written and acted, crisply edited, colorful, fast paced, visually dense, and consistently surprising, then Michigan-based, (and avowed fan of local hero Sam Raimi) James Bonner's "Trap" is an excellent entertainment choice. Find a date you really trust for Saturday night and get your tickets early.
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Go behind-the-scenes and tour the Tribal Council set with host Jeff Probst
Originally, the band scored a Sci-Fi TV b-movie soundtrack for a local Italian TV network. They then obtained the permit to use the movie scenes to create a video for "Mystical Sea," one of the songs used in the soundtrack. This video tells a sci-fi story with actors. The "slim one" is also a bandmember. The original movie was 35 minutes long, but here in this version has been cut down to a 6-minute short story, professionally made and full of special effects.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Aeon Flux live action movie.
Erin McKeown offers a glipse into the making of her record in this short behind-the-scenes film. This was shot in New Orleans in 2004.
We've all googled our names, but how many of us have actually wanted to meet our "Google twins" or "Googlegangers"? That's the premise behind the new documentary, Google Me. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi sits down with filmmaker Jim Killeen and learns about the six other Jim Killeens he's met around the world through Google searches.