Tuesday, July 25, 2006
From the article:
Henry Jenkins, an M.I.T. professor who studies games and learning, said the medium has matured along with the young people who were raised on it. “The generation that grew up with Super Mario is entering the workplace, entering politics, so they see games as just another good tool to use to communicate,” he added. “If games are going to be a mature medium, they’re going to serve a variety of functions. It’s like with film. We think first of using it for entertainment, but then also for education and advertising and politics and all that stuff.”
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
>>Great subject matter and not at all predicable from the start of the film. The lighting was very well done and the tight shots of both Charlie and his Teddy Bear made me see a real conversation between two people.
>>A simple story very, very well told and completely entrancing. The puppetry and voice acting of Charlie was excellent. He was a completely believable and well-realized character. The story unfolded at the proper pace so we identified with the bear...and the end reveal of the title line was heartbreaking. Very well done.
>>I loved this story—it was charming, touching, and moving. I definitely felt sorry for the teddy bear. The piece was also the perfect length. I loved how the filmmaker told the story of a child growing up through a conversation with his stuffed animal. This was a very clever choice and worked very well with the premise.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
You'll need to provide a Quicktime of the movie and audio mix as it is now, plus the OMF output of the sound. If you have DATS of the production sound, that would be great too. In exchange, you'll have to add credits the your film to credit the folks doing this mix.
Send me an email if you're interested. ASAP.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Spend an afternoon with Kevin Smith, director of Clerks, Clerks II, Clerks in a Mall (TV cartoon based on Clerks), Dogma, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl at the Orange County Convention Center.
It's Sept. 23, and tickets are $25. Go here for details.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
What Did You Do This Summer? Professor Peters and Students Headed West & The Orlando Sentinel Came Along For The Ride
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The festival will take place September 16, 17 and 18, 2006 at the historical Finlandia Hall in Thunder Bay, Ontario. To date, the fest says it has scheduled 45 films from 9 different countries taking part in its second annual festival.
Andrew's thinking of attending, so if you're interested, give him a shout.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
A friend of mine was flying to Colorado when he decided to take a look at what the in-flight entertainment had to offer. To his surprise (and mine) he found Goodnight Charlie as one of five short films to watch. I was never notified that Charlie was playing in the Cloud 9 Festival for the month of June 6th-July 6th. If I was I could of got the campaign started sooner. In any case check it out here.
What is the campaign you ask? Simply put, thye Cloud 9 Film festival allows anyone on the planet to go to the website linked above and enter a vote for GOOD NIGHT CHARLIE. I've done it and you can do! Let's put Danny and his weird little kiddie puppet flick over the top! DO IT NOW!