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Cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Fan Expo 2017

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably the best known cult-classic of all time. This year, Fan Expo will be bringing in many of the cast members including Tim Curry and Meat Loaf. Billing it as “the ultimate Rocky Horror Experience”, you’ll have a chance to see film screenings with the stars, panels, photo ops, autographs and much more. Tickets are available now. THE STARS OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW ARE COMING TO TORONTO!

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Animation Arts Film Photography 

Timelapse Video on effects of aging reveals something unexpected

A video project called “Danielle”, released by filmmaker Anthony Cerniello attempts to portray the effects of aging on the face, and does so to good effect, but it also reveals something I personally found more interesting.  I’d recommend watching the video before reading the rest of this article, as there are some spoilers ahead. Danielle from Anthony Cerniello on Vimeo. First, a little background.  Last year, Cerniello went to his friend Danielle’s family reunion, and took photos of many of her extended family members.  From there, he selected the photos of members who had the most…

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Arts Film TV video 

Fan Expo 2012 – Tom Noonan

When we stopped by actor Tom Noonan’s table at Fan Expo, we weren’t expecting to get one of our favourite quotes from the whole event. That’s just what he delivered though, when we asked him his take on movie remakes, when he compares them to someone sleeping with your girlfriend, though he’s a bit more blunt about it…

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Arts Computing Film Hardware Production 

The death of DSLR revisited: Blackmagic Design’s new affordable digital motion picture camera

Amid all the shiny new toys announced and demoed at NAB 2012 by the usual suspects of companies such as RED, Arri and Canon, one company not even known for cameras at all lay the smackdown on all the camera manufacturers. Past the initial shock and gadget giddiness, I’ve had a chance to collect my thoughts on this exciting new development.

Blackmagic Design -best known for their high end video capture cards and cross converters- unveiled their new DIgital Cinema Camera to the shock of everybody at NAB2012. It is a 2.5K camera that shoots in Prores, AVID DNx, and RAW in the ADOBE CinemaDNG format in 23.976/24p/25p/29.97/30p fps. All for $2995 USD. This is big news. Seriously. The key lies in how it shoots and records

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Arts Film 

Star Wars Day TO: Tonight at the Toronto Underground Cinema

While the fourth has been around for a while now, today marks the second annual celebration of all things Star Wars, with Star Wars Day TO.  Once again, the festivities take place at the Toronto Underground Cinema, and kick off at 7pm.  Besides various screenings, there will be a costume contest, trivia (I’m guessing NOT about Game of Thrones, but that’s just a hunch), special guests and prizes.  All the proceeds for this year’s even will be going to the SickKids Foundation. You can find out more about the event, as well…

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Animation Arts Featured Film Gaming 

Deus Ex – The Title Sequence

The always wonderful to read “Art of the Title”, which focuses on the craft of creating effective title sequences, generally using film and TV, has posted its first game sequence, with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Included is an extensive interview with both Paul Furminger from Goldtooth Creative (director of the sequence) and Jean-François Dugas from Eidos-Montreal (Game Director).

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Arts Computing Featured Film Hardware video 

Only Kinect

Media artist James George calls it “an old tourist movie from the future”. A walk down the summer streets of Barcelona recorded through a handheld 3D scanner. He was quite properly trying to avoid using a genericised trademark (like saying Xerox when you mean photocopy): he shot it using the output of a Kinect. Put to music by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto the images become recognisable as much through their movement as their form. The two and a half minute  piece “alley posts” has been posted on Vimeo. George’s…

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Arts Featured Film Show 

Michael Biehn Interview at Fan Expo 2011

We caught up with Michael Biehn and his wife Jennifer Blanc at their Fan Expo signing table. We originally expected to only get a couple of minutes with them, but it turned out to be the longest interview of the show.

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Arts Featured Film Science 

Time lapse video from the International Space Station

The video above is comprised of a series of time lapse images taken from the International Space Station over the late summer of this year, then edited and set to music. The camera, known as the “Super Sensitive High Definition TV” or SS-HDTV, works in extremely low light situations, and has managed to capture some detailed visuals of the planet. Whether it’s natural phenomena such auroras and lightning storms, or the vast electrical grid that we as humans have covered the planet with, the footage is nothing less than stunning.

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Raindance Canada’s Live! Ammunition Pitching Competition is Back!

Well, it’s Fall here in Toronto Ontario Canada and that means Raindance Canada’s Live! Ammunition! Pitching Competition is back! Pitch your idea or screenplay to a panel of industry insiders & executives. Intense fun infront of a LIVE audience… Over $1,000 value in prizes.  Networking after party

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