Monthly Archives: March 2011

Animatronics

Animatronics is the use of electronics and robotics in mechanised puppets to simulate life. Animatronics are mainly used in movie making, but also in theme parks and other forms of entertainment. Its main advantages over CGI and stop motion is … Continue reading

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George Lucas: 3D film-making is the new colour

Star Wars creator George Lucas says 3D film-making will eventually take over at the cinema in the way colour replaced black and white. Lucas and fellow technology pioneers James Cameron, the maker of Avatar, and DreamWorks Animation boss Jeffrey Katzenberg … Continue reading

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The first Motion Picture Camera

The first machine patented in the United States that showed animated pictures or movies was a device called the “wheel of life” or “zoopraxiscope”. Patented in 1867 by William Lincoln, moving drawings or photographs were watched through a slit in … Continue reading

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Andaz Apna Apna 3D animated movie slated to release by summer 2012

The 3D stereoscopic animated sequel to the 1994 comedy film Andaz Apna Apna, is scheduled to release by the summer of 2012. The romantic comedy Andaz Apna Apna was directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and starred Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena … Continue reading

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The rise of Cantonese cinema

The era of 70s was a blend of genres of cinema. While the mainstream had finally seen a boom, the genesis of New Wave in the Hong Kong cinema built up the credentials of Cantonese cinema & a sense of … Continue reading

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Harry Houdini – The actor

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. When America entered the First World War in 1917, Houdini tried to enlist in the army, but was rejected … Continue reading

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Remembering Elizabeth Taylor – The Queen of Hollywood

Elizabeth Taylor was the Queen of Hollywood, with a career spanning six decades. Taylor, a two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, was considered one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The American Film Institute … Continue reading

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