Intro to Cinema 4D

by Justin on September 27, 2010

If you are looking to do some 3D animation in your movie production then you should check out the Cinema 4D software from Maxon.  Nick gives a great tutorial HERE where he shows you how quickly and easily you can make fantastic looking images using Cinema 4D.

Taking this to the next level you can start to create animations and produce your own animated introduction movie which can be shown on your own home cinema system.  Imagine how cool this will look to anyone who comes into your cinema!

I’m interested to see if this software is being used in any current movie productions so let me know if y0u come across any.


Adrian: Hollywood Costume Designer

by Justin on September 19, 2010

Another nice article I came across HERE talks about a costume designer who worked with some of the biggest names in the industry back in the earlier part of the century. It once again shows the beauty of having an artifact from movie history that you can adorn your home cinema system walls with. It especially works well if you can place it near or next to the movie poster of the film of its fame.

This will produce a wonderful talking point and make you feel like you are really experiencing the movie world.

The bonnet in this article was worn in the movie Pride and Prejudice by Ann Rutherford and so you can imagine the power of having this type of item in your home cinema memorabilia.

Let me know about any artifacts you have come across from movie history and send a picture of it in your own home cinema system; I’d love to see it.


Tintin Movie Adaption 2011

September 11, 2010

With the up and coming cinema adaptions of Tintin in 2011 which is an exciting prospect in itself given the names of Spielberg and Jackson behind it, we must not forget where the stories come from. This post HERE gives some information about the comics but more importantly gives some other not so well known […]

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Legendary Western movie star William S. Hart’s Colt revolver

September 11, 2010

I loved this post HERE when I found it as it’s always interesting to find a piece of cinema history especially when you are not expecting it. Whenever you set up your own home cinema system it’s important to personalise it based around your own movie preferences. Now most people just put posters up on […]

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Kathryn Bigelow

September 5, 2010

I just came across this blog HERE about Kathryn Bigelow discussing all her films.  It’s well worth checking it out as the content is really interesting. It also discusses the immersive style of all her films and the different ways it’s included in each one.  Going back as far as Near Dark there is a […]

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Bigelow, Cameron, & the aesthetics of immersion

September 5, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow is one of my favourite directors and her recent work The Hurt Locker is another exceptional film.  Her short term marriage to James Cameron must have had some synergy because there are definitely some similarities between the two directing styles.  There is a good post HERE They both have a great ability to […]

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Heavy Rain vs Façade

September 4, 2010

I recently came across this thread HERE and found it very interesting as it crosses over into the home cinema world in so many ways. As technology gets better and better it allows the filmmakers to not just make a Hollywood blockbuster but to also start making films inside computer games.  Now a normal film […]

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Osmos Review

August 31, 2010

What a great game this really is. I just got it as an App on my iPhone and am already addicted to it. I saw the review at this game site HERE and am definitely going to get it for my PC now so that I can hook it up to my Home Cinema System […]

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Kef Muon Review & Launch

August 30, 2010

If you haven’t seen these speakers already then you need to see them in person to really appreciate the scale of them. They are taller than the average person and look just amazing. They come in pretty much any finish you like and they sound just awesome. Just like any audio system though it’s really […]

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3D Fly In Camera

August 29, 2010

Check out this post HERE which details a 3D fly in camera shot which was created with the 3D software. It looks pretty amazing, although you will need some 3D glasses to be able to appreciate it.  It is this sort of thing that really starts to make your home cinema system really shine. You […]

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