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Can you make a film or animation in 3 weeks? [22 May 2008|04:26pm]


Last year, alumni & student Teams from Hawaii, Japan, Michigan, Miami, Philadelphia and all over the US signed up to create an original animation or film based on one common secret "Element" in just 21 Days. On record, we didn't have any "DeadFilmmakers" so perhaps you guys can be the first! :)

Team Signups:
Production runs from July 19-August 9, and the qualifying films will screen at the Philadelphia International House Theater from October 4-5. As a bonus, the top films will receive awards, recognition, DVD distribution. You do not need to be local to participate, but if you decide to visit us, you will also get to met a TON of award-winning industry professionals, talent, and other filmmakers at our networking events.

Let Project Twenty1 give you a kick in the pants to create the short animation or film you've always envisioned, help you promote it, and get it seen by international audiences! Heck, last year winners even received copies of Toon Boom Studio along with trophies and awards! Visit www.ProjectTwenty1.com today and see some of last year's competition for FREE online!

Call for Entries:
In addition to screening a ton of brand new films, Project Twenty1 is hosting the 2008 Philly Film-A-Thon! If you have an original short or feature you would like screened at the International House, visit www.NotJustaFilmFestival.com ASAP! Currently, features and shorts of all genres are being accepted, but slots are filling quick!

You can be a Team AND submit a film if you wish!

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Just a blatant question [21 Sep 2007|11:02am]

[ mood | cold ]

But I'd like to ask it anyway...

Who is everyone's favorite deceased director?

I'm definitely a Kubrick fan. (I mean, just look at my journal's title.)
He's like a part of my family, passed down as the favorite from generation to generation.
I apparently carry the Kubrickian torch now. Haha, how exciting.

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Silent Hill Movie Poster Contest! [08 Jan 2006|03:04pm]


My boyfriend's brother's poster made it into the preliminary finals for the Silent Hill movie poster contest.  Please vote for his poster cos it's clearly the best one!  You can vote once a day every day until January 17th!  Thanks!

Vote Here

Cross posted to videogamemovies , film_snobs , hofstra , and phasekitty

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Help [20 Oct 2005|10:22am]

Hello! I was wondering if somebody has seen examples of film about sex in which only the lovers’ faces are shown. I have heard of such things and I would be interested in knowing your impressions. What effect is achieved? What sort of eroticism, to what extent? If it is not sexually arousing, then what kind of imagination does it activate, how? I would be very grateful for your impressions.
The reason why I am asking, by the way, is that I am writing a conference paper on Russian erotic poetry, very minimalist, that leaves a lot to the imagination. I thought this could be a suitable way to describe the effects produced, but it turned out that those are hard to describe. Here's an example of what I mean (in the poetry):


She cuddled up [to me]
And then instantly
So it’s not true
All that stuff they say
That she just feels sorry



Thank you for the insights!

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I'm starting a zine [24 May 2005|02:39pm]

Doodlez Magazine

I'm starting a zine called Doodlez, So...
Send me your doodles your personal notes, poems on napkins, your Socials Homework, and everything in between, pictures, little bits and bobs of any old thing... just make sure it's flat enough to photocopy!

Send all submissions to:

Austin Muir
(If it's a package make sure the name is Alex Muirhead)
#2 - 7275 Old Kamloops Rd.
Vernon, B.C., CANADA
V1H 1X8

If you want your submission back just put a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with your submission OR a piece of paper with your address in it and a reasonable amount of $$ to cover Shipping back to you.

If you would like a copy of the zine make sure to leave a note in the letter with your e-mail and I will contact you with the price when it's finished!

Website or LJ community is comming soon!

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Howdy [09 May 2005|01:38pm]

My name is Alex Muirhead and I am an Independent Filmmaker.

I am also in the midst of co-organizing a film festival here in Vernon, B.C. and I'm looking for Ideas for names!

We were thinking about The Dead Filmmakers Film Festival, but we're not sure... if you have any Ideas PLEASE post them!

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Oscar Guesses [27 Feb 2005|08:11pm]

My guesses. Not who I want to win, but who I think probably will.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Don Cheadle - HOTEL RWANDA

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Natalie Portman - CLOSER

Best Achievement in Directing
Martin Scorsese-THE AVIATOR

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Best Achievement in Cinematography

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Girl, Interrupted [05 Dec 2004|05:26pm]

It's interesting to watch movies again after some time has passed. Last night, I watched Girl, Interrupted. I had rented it about five or four years ago. At that time, Angelina Jolie was being touted as the next big thing. Watching the movie now (after seeing most of her body of work), I see that she's rather limited as an actress, always playing the same type of character, possibly herself. She's fun to watch though, I have to give her that; I want to see Gia again now. But she is not a great actress.

Whoopi once again plays one of her wise woman roles. Clea DuVall seems interesting. I don't remember watching her before (even though I've seen 21 Grams and Girl).

As for Winona Ryder, her movies went downhill after around 1994. (Btw, how many movies has she done where she's a writer or writes in a journal/diary? I don't know, but probably most of them.) Supposedly this movie was suppose to be her "comeback" but she got overshadowed by Jolie. She still hasn't had a comeback unless you count media attention from her "shopping spree." She makes a nice somewhat detached narrator, a part that is usually given to male actors. Hopefully, she'll do something worthwhile again.

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[22 Sep 2004|08:55pm]

Cidade de Deus (2002), City of God, is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

I hadn't heard anything about it before seeing it in the new releases section of my local video store. It's rated #23 in the top 250 movies of all time at the Internet Movie Database, so it's not unheard of, and basically a lot of other people like the movie, too.

The movie is the story of youths living in the City of God in Brazil, told from the 1960s through the 1980s. They live in poverty and take different paths to try to escape the lives they've been given. But it's not just the story that's fascinating, but the film itself, from the first few minutes of a high-paced chicken race and throughout, the viewer is hooked.

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Scary Movie Scenes [07 Sep 2004|02:19pm]

[ mood | lethargic ]


[Spoliers if you click on the pictures]

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The Bourne Supremacy (2004); [01 Aug 2004|07:46pm]

[ mood | bored ]

is a lot like Mission Impossible in that little makes sense, but most will not care for the movie is easy to follow. This film is fast-paced and typical of the genre. While James Bond and other spy and espionage films have not been so good in recent years, this is worth seeing.

3 stars out of 4

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King Arthur (2004) [17 Jul 2004|06:36pm]

More tolerable than Troy, a PC look at the King Arthur legend. A bad script, but people don't see movies like this one for the language. The actors fit their parts, the locations were nice, but more could have been done for the mood of the film. Worth a look, but if you are a fan of the original myth, stay away.

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[04 Jul 2004|01:51pm]


Marlon Brando is Love <3//Get Code

paste the code in ur LJ plz as a tribute in memory of Marlon Brando

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Marlon Brando [02 Jul 2004|09:20pm]

Marlon Brando dies at age eighty

Rest in peace

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