By Mia Muschek I had the opportunity to watch Oz: The Great and Powerful this weekend and I realized that future of the movie industry. That is, the future of green screen and special effects. Only the first twenty or so minutes of the movie consisted of on location shooting. The remaining 110 minutes of the movie were shot in a studio with a green screen backdrop. Needless to say, I was amazed by the technology. I was transported into this wonderful world of Oz, without even realizing it was happening. I was able to believe that Oz and Glenda were flying through the air in bubbles, or that flowers […]
By Valentin Ewan At first glance it seems safe to say that Sam Raimi’s recent film, “Oz the Great and Powerful” deserves some credit. In the creative wasteland of modern big budget Hollywood movies with its endless masses of remakes and reboots, it is nice to see something that isn’t just the Wizard of Oz with a fresher coat of paint. Though, perhaps, the only reason we got this different cinematic take on Oz was simply because Disney does not possess the rights to the original Wizard of Oz. Ironically, however, while “Oz” is not a remake it does not break much new ground and stays a little too close […]
By Bill Milling Dancer and Web hostess, Amy Bursor, appeared at the Amy Bursor NYC Fan Club meeting this week in midtown, Manhattan. She autographed posters and pictures for her fans. The highlight of the Webcast was a dance Amy performed to a medley of popular songs. But the fans couldn’t believe it when their idol breathed fire at one young man who got just a bit too close. Amy Bursor Breathes Fire
By Valentin Ewan As the success of “Life of Pi” shows, with four accolades from the Academy Awards alone, green screen is not only a great potential tool for film but sometimes a necessary one. After all, imagine how many stuntmen or actors would be lost at sea or mauled by tigers if ”Life of Pi” had been made in simpler cinematic times. Green screen has been criticized by some, who consider the environments created by green screen, regardless of how beautiful or accurate they may be, limiting to the medium of film. These people believe that a green screen makes it harder for actors to act in and […]
Legendary singer, Barbra Streisand, returns to her hometown of Brooklyn tonight to perform the first of two sold-out concerts at the new Barclays Center. After a run-through of the show last week at Temple University in Philadelphia for friends and family, it was evident that nothing has been left to chance. “Every single word she utters is in the teleprompter“, an insider who attended the rehearsal told me. “Not just the lyrics to all her songs, but also all the banter between the songs is scripted. It was surprising that when she introduces her son, who comes on stage to sing a duet with his her, even that was in […]
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Richard Overton was born in America on August 10th, 1954. Nancy Overton was his mother and Hall Overton was his father. His mother was a singer and his father was a teacher and also arranged music.