Friday, 22 May 2015

Dutch Feature Films

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Fons Rademakers (5 September 1920 – 22 February 2007) was a Dutch filmmaker and actor.

His 1960 film Makkers Staakt uw Wild Geraas was entered into the 11th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Award.

During a career spanning several decades he directed 11 films, including The Assault, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1986, and The Village on the River, nominated for the same award in 1959. Making him both the first Dutch director to be nominated and win this award.

Pompei at that time

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Virtual Reality, which can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated life, replicates an environment that simulates physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, and touch.

Most up to date virtual reality environments are displayed either on a computer screen or with special stereoscopic displays, and some simulations include additional sensory information and emphasise real sound through speakers or headphones targeted towards VR users. Some advanced, haptic, systems now include tactile information, generally known as force feedback in medical, gaming and military applications.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Le Chateau (Neuf du Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) located around the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône wine region in southeastern France. It is one of the most renowned appellations of the southern part of the Rhône Valley. Vineyards are located around Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in the neighboring villages Bédarrides, Courthézon and Sorgues between Avignon and Orange and cover slightly more than 3,200 hectares or 7,900 acres (32 km2). Over 110,000 hectolitres of wine a year are produced here. More wine is made in this one area of southern Rhône than in the entirety of the northern Rhône region.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cycling to the Moon

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The movie was made fifty years ago.After the première it was taken out of circulation because of a dispute between the director and producer The film that Guido (sun of the director) had in his possession was not complete. "It was a nice, and funny movie but at some points incomprehensible.It turned out to be missing some thirty minutes of the movie."

The entire material was still in the Amsterdam City Archives. The entire negative of the film suddenly appeared, and the restoration could begin. " The search and polishing of the material took two years.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Amsterdam canal water

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Amsterdam City Swim

September 6th, 2015, the canal cruise boats and other vessels make way for more than 1,600 swimmers at the annual Amsterdam City Swim.

Earlier routes have started at the Marine building passing Het Scheepvaartmuseum (Ship Museum) and then down the Nieuwe Herengracht canal. Swimmers go left up the Amstel River towards the Royal Theatre Carre (Carre Theater) and finishing on the Keizersgracht canal where it crosses the Reguliersgracht canal.

Swimmers are sponsored to raise funds for Motor Neurone disease (known as ALS in the Netherlands).

MOOC

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What Is a MOOC?

A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance.

The truth is that the majority of eLearning professionals admit that video constitutes a vivid and entertaining way to stimulate the learner’s interest and convey the desired knowledge.

However, there are some requirements that must be met in order for a video to be successful in achieving effectively its primary role. First of all, we should think about how a video is produced; a good quality video is vital and can highly influence the way the viewer receives the message.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

The lift



The Lift
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Shock value in television and movies

Shock value is a common way to show people graphically how dangerous a situation is, by depicting the death of a minor character, or the serious injury or near death of a character.

This can also involve the occurrence or performance of disturbing or horrifying phenomena or actions to draw the attention of viewers, or to force them to consider the events depicted at a personal level. Examples would include a scene of a military hospital with patients with horrible or disgusting wounds, a shot of a battlefield covered in corpses, or the depiction of emotional abuse

Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears. Horror films often deal with the viewer's nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown

Tourrettes



Tourrettes Cote d'Azur
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Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test.

The term "fair use" originated in the United States.[1] A similar principle, fair dealing, exists in some other common law jurisdictions. Civil law jurisdictions have other limitations and exceptions to copyright.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

The flying dutchman




The fying dutchman
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Mirrors in the sky: Demystifying the legend of the Flying Dutchman

Ever since the 17th century, sailors have been haunted by the story of the Flying Dutchman, an airborne ghost-ship that can never put in to port and is forced to endlessly sail the world’s oceans. While the sight of a ship floating above the horizon could unsettle any seafarer, meteorologists can explain it as the result of a Fata Morgana – a dramatic ‘superior mirage’ caused by the air below the line of sight being significantly colder than that above it.
Fata Morgana not only produce mirror images, but can magnify objects that lie beyond the horizon. Ships can therefore be below the horizon but their reflected light is distorted to such an extent that they appear to be ‘sailing’ in the sky. This is the likely explanation of the Flying Dutchman.

North American Cineast Group


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The Film-Makers’ Cooperative is the largest archive and distributor of independent and avant-garde films in the world. Created by artists in 1961, as the distribution branch of the New American Cinema Group, the Coop has more than 5,000 films, videotapes and DVDs in its collection

Friday, 15 May 2015

VENTOUX

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Fair use is a limitation and exception to the exclusive right granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work. In United States copyright law, fair use is a doctrine that permits limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission from the rights holders. Examples of fair use include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving and scholarship. It provides for the legal, unlicensed citation or incorporation of copyrighted material in another author's work under a four-factor balancing test.

The term "fair use" originated in the United States.[1] A similar principle, fair dealing, exists in some other common law jurisdictions. Civil law jurisdictions have other limitations and exceptions to copyright.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Vianden.lu



Viande.lu
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As the television world makes the transition from the traditional 4:3 format to 16:9 wide-screen, many people ask "Why? What's Wrong with 4:3? Should I convert to widescreen?".

These are valid questions for both programme makers at one end and viewers at the other end.

Producers and broadcasters need to decide whether to make the difficult and expensive transition to widescreen.
Viewers need to decide whether to upgrade their 4:3 TV set to widescreen.

We will attempt to answer this question from both points of view. However we should point out that in the long run there is one simple fact which overrides all other arguments: Widescreen is the new standard and everyone will eventually be using it whether they like it or not. Whilst some people will hold on to 4:3 as long as they can, the future of widescreen is inevitable. The real question is not "Should I go widescreen?" but "Should I go widescreen now, or should I wait?".

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Japan and robots

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Robots in the Movies - Film History: Throughout cinematic history, especially in science-fiction tales, robots have always played a primary role. Throughout history and popular culture, robots have reflected the mood, social and cultural issues, and technology of their times. For example, in the Cold War 1950s, robots were generally viewed as threatening forces, but in later years reflected both the conflict and the continuity between man and machine. Robots have also functioned as both servant-helpers or oppressors of humanity, portraying the good and evil sides.
Czech playwright Karel Capek coined the term 'robot' in post-WWI 1920 in his play R.U.R. (for Rossum's Universal Robots) that was first performed in Prague in 1921. It was taken from the Czech word 'robota' meaning work, to describe humanoid androids designed for menial and repetitive labor. In the play, docile mechanical creatures with human characteristics were produced in Rossum's factory, until one scientist gave them emotions and turned them into killing machines that took over the world.

Robotic characters were often created, in part, as a way to probe and examine prototypical humans endowed with anthropomorphic (but artificial) intelligence or characteristics, or to express fears that humans could be replaced or displaced by robots that mimic human qualities.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Dutchie



Dutchie
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Images for the Future

In the project, Images for the Future, four organizations save an important part of the audiovisual heritage of the Netherlands through conservation and digitization. The digitized material will be made available to education and to the public as broadly as possible.

super 8 mm movie 1977


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I
n film, an insert is a shot of part of a scene as filmed from a different angle and/or focal length from the master shot. Inserts cover action already covered in the master shot, but emphasize a different aspect of that action due to the different framing. An insert differs from a cutaway as cutaways cover action not covered in the master shot.

There are more exact terms to use when the new, inserted shot is another view of actors: close-up, head shot, knee shot, two shot. So the term "insert" is often confined to views of objects—and body parts, other than the head. Thus: CLOSE-UP of the gunfighter, INSERT of his hand quivering above the holster, TWO SHOT of his friends watching anxiously, INSERT of the clock ticking.

Often inserts of this sort are done separately from the main action, by a second-unit director using stand-ins.

Inserts and cutaways can both be vexatious for directors, as care must be taken to preserve continuity by keeping the objects in the same relative position as in the main take, and having the lighting be the same.