25 Jan
2018

Fundamentals Every Filmmaker Needs

charlie_matthauWritten by: Charlie Matthau

Summary: With these fundamentals, you’ll be ready to produce and direct top-notch films.

Every movie will be a new experience, and each one brings a new set of challenges. You’ll always find that there are common problems on any set, but each project presents unique opportunities to learn and succeed. Filmmaking is one of the most rewarding creative pursuits in existence, but you’ll need to master these skills before you can approach it at a high level. Read More »

20 Jan
2018

Three Overseas Films That Made It Big in the US

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Article Written by : Art & Literature

While a number of American moviegoers tend to believe good film making begins and ends at the gates of Hollywood studios, in reality there have been a number of foreign films that have done well in this country over the years. Here are three of the most successful foreign-made movies that have captured the hearts of American film buffs. Read More »

16 Jan
2018

Anthony Nelson and the Overcomers New Album: Worship: In Spirit and In Truth

A brand new album from Anthony Nelson and the Overcomers is on its way. Entitled Worship: In Spirit and In Truth, the album is Nelson’s way of overcoming the often repetitive structure of Gospel music.

Worship: In Spirit and In Truth is built around the group’s #1 Billboard Gospel song: Deeper. There’s a lot to love here for fans of any genre, with a cohesive blend of the band’s signature sound – a mixture of soul, folk (acoustic) and R&B.  Sonically, listeners will be pleased with the diversity and uniqueness in sound, song structure, melody, etc.  Lyrically, and musically, this EP conquers the often repetitious nature accompanying worship music with words that challenge listeners to truly explore the meaning of worshipping God in spirit and truth.

Nelson comes from a place many can relate to. He’s an environmental engineer by trade, but the loss of his parents forced him to confront his relationship with God. This struggle was ultimately very personal: “Everyone deals with grief differently.  For me, as a somewhat introverted person, I sort of drifted away from church and became withdrawn.” Nelson didn’t hold grudges or feel sorry for himself, instead, he focused his energy toward the good he could do with his life. “Playing and composing music became very healthy outlets to deal with the mental and spiritual pain.  Eventually, God led me back to church, where I became a minister of music and worship leader.”

Nelson chose family to form the Overcomers. There can be a lot of drama and challenges when creating a band. When the ultimate goal is the message, the best way to wipe all that out, says Nelson, is by falling back on the loving arms of family. The Overcomers are Melini Redditt, Lynn Burnett, Shalandra “Dee” Irvin and Michael Burnett, and from the way Anthony tells it they are a group special to his heart and to his process. “Oftentimes, with groups of any genre, there is typically some chaos [but] I find that working with family members is much easier.” When Nelson started delving deeper into his music and exploring that part of himself, and that connection with his spiritual side, he turned to God for guidance. “God influenced my decision.  He just laid it on my heart who to choose for the group and it has worked out beautifully.”

For Nelson, this upcoming album is as personal as all of his work. His process is very solitary, feeling the urge to explore more than just words. His music is often called “visual” for the impactful lyrics, usage of metaphors and imagery to build on his ideas. “Songwriting is such an introspective process for me.  Sometimes, I go to my music room late at night; sometimes I go to a bench in the park or to a beach.  And, it is those different places and observations of nature and people that help me to write from different perspectives (i.e., first person, third person) and with various imagery.”

The forthcoming Worship: In Spirit and In Truth is due out February 9th, 2018.

 

21 Dec
2017

Suicide Should Not Be The Answer

That Voice. Chester Bennington, you also left us way too soon Man.

Suicide is a Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem.

I know, it’s our creative side Man. Its also bad brain chemistry (most times treatable) with meds and weekly therapy.

I wish you asked for proper help and got treatment. I will miss (and always honor) Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, and my original G that left us way too early, Dave Mirra. All had family and kids, but that depression and creativity wiring is a BITCH.

Depression, Mental Issues are real; especially these days (recession/social media, etc). Money ain’t SHIT. Being Brave to ask for Help is. Don’t Commit Suicide Please. Especially if you have kids. Instead, be Brave (on your good day) and ask for help. It will save your kids & family misery. Plus with proper treatment, you will actually find happiness (eventually, with work, meds, easy/fun goals, little steps, friend support circle, etc.). Don’t worry, it will go away. I know because i’ve fought depression and hopelessness many times over, and got to the other side of the constant rain. It is possible.

National 24/7 Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

10 Sep
2017

Financing Tips for Indie Filmmakers

Too many indie filmmakers today are flocking to Kickstarter and other forms of crowd funding, when the funding they need already exists in Hollywood and within the entertainment industry. The trouble isn’t a lack of access, it’s learning how to find these investors and what to do once you’ve got them willing to listen to your pitch. This advice should help amateurs looking to take their work to a more professional level.

Find Investors

The first places you can check for investors should be with your state or county film commissioner’s office. Especially outside of Hollywood. They can put you in touch with someone who might be interested in investing, or help point you in the right direction. Lawyers may also know serial investors, but will probably less receptive to putting you in touch. If all else fails, you can always search IMDB and look at the casts and crews of films. Some may be willing to help in a small way.

Budget

If possible, you want to leave yourself the maximum amount of time possible to do a shoot. Even if all you can squeeze out is another week, it helps you iron out the flaws and kinks that come with production. Cut by using simple locations and relying less on digital effects and post production than you absolutely need to. You can also use tax incentives to help improve your own costs, so again, a trip to your film commissioner’s office is a necessity.

Bio: Omar Amanat is best known for his work with the Aman Resorts Group venture. Omar Amanat is also a film investor and philanthropist.

20 Aug
2017

The Most Famous Celebrity Diets

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Many people face peer pressure to attain a particular body shape. However, maintaining our bodies can sometimes be difficult with work and family commitments. Here are some of the most famous celebrity diets that will get you quick results in a very short time. For further information look at online shopping deals that offer books with diet and lifestyle plans written by celebrities.

The five-factor diet – This diet consists of eating five meals a day and each meal should include five ingredients. The ingredients include protein, unsaturated fats, fiber, carbs and a drink containing no sugar. The diet also requires for a 30-minute workout 5 days a week. Eva Mendez is a proponent of this diet and is said to have lost 15 pounds.

The maple syrup diet – This diet is suitable for those who want to lose quickly in a very short period. The diet involves drinking a concoction of maple syrup, cayenne pepper, lemon juice and water. Celebrities like Beyoncé say that they have lost over 19 pounds on this diet.

The holistic detox diet – This diet will supposedly speed up your metabolism and improve digestion, all the while making you lose weight. The diet consists of only consuming red meat, nuts, and tea and making sure you chew your food at least 10 times before swallowing. Celebrities such as Kate Moss have said that this diet helped her lose 8 pounds in just 21 days.

To read more about these diets, look at books and videos sold on an online shopping website.

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23 Feb
2017

How Information Society cleared a Star Trek Sample in the 80’s

This was just posted on the Information Society page on Facebook. It’s the story of how a Star Trek sample of Mr. Spokc was cleared to be used on the song “What’s on your mind (Pure Energy)” which is one of my favorite tracks on the 80’s. Amazing Story! Read More »

15 Jan
2017

The five most anticipated movies of 2017

Article Written by : Fashion News

2016 was supposed to be a good year for movies. We had gigantic event movies like Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool etc which did extremely well in the box office. We also had mega flops like Batman v Superman, X-Men Apocalypse and Independance Day: Resurgence to name a few. 2017 promises to better it, here are some of the most anticipated movies for 2017: Read More »

12 Nov
2016

Top snacks for movie night at home

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Sometimes a movie night is a perfect way to enjoy a cold night. And anytime you sit down to watch movies, snacks are essential. Sadly, store bought movie friendly snacks tend to be high in sugar and preservatives. One of the best ways to avoid these is to consider making movie snacks and drinks at home. Here are a few ideas that you can easily throw together. You don’t even need to leave your home; just order anything you’re missing from an online shopping portal:

Roasted almonds

It does not get easier than roasting your own almonds. Some of the best online shopping deals have almonds going cheap. Buy raw almonds and then roast them yourself and add whatever flavors and spices you like. This is cheap, easy and requires very little prep.

Nachos

Another snack that is to put together. Buy corn chips in bulk and avoid the big brands that have all sorts of other ingredients thrown in. Add some cheese, salsa, and jalapenos and you have one of the most popular movie snacks.

Hummus

This takes a little more work but packs a bit more punch than the normal snacks. Once the hummus is made just pair it with either corn chips, pita bread or crackers. For a healthier alternative, use fresh raw vegetables like carrot and celery.

Chicken nuggets

There are a couple of choices here. There are frozen nuggets which can be fried at home or you can make your own. Although making it yourself it harder, they are much healthier and can be tastier. There are hundreds of recipe online for homemade nuggets.

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5 Nov
2016

Vin Diesel storms off set after fued with Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson

Article Written by : Daily Makeover Beauty Board
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According to TMZ, Vin Diesel stormed off the set of Fast and the Furious 8, after shooting his final scene. He gathered everyone together and ended his speech with the words ‘daddy’s gone’.

During the filming of the movie, Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, made a very rare public Facebook rant about some of the male costars in the movie. He went on to call some of them “candy asses”. He said that while the three female co-stars and the behind the scenes crew were amazing, he did not feel the same about everyone. Read More »

The Three Highest Paid Celebrities in Hollywood

The Three Highest Paid Celebrities in Hollywood

Everybody wants to be a celebrity, and why not? The fame and big paychecks seem like living the dream. Celebrities [&hellip

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