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Testing Fujifilm XF23mm F2 in Vietnam

Testing Fujifilm XF23mm F2 in Vietnam

Bought and tested the new Fujifilm XF23mm F2 on my X-T1. Initially worried about close-ups at wide open, the concern is actually unfounded. Look at this shot at F2, it is simply tack sharp although I am missing the bokeh of my XF35mm F1.4.

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Hollywood’s Greatest Trick

Visual effects sector is in a sorry state despite looking glamourous to the public.

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Hyper-Reality

Hyper-Reality

This is an amazing fictional visual representation of how virtual and augmented reality may look like in the future. If this is really how it is, I personally feel this is information overload and not an improvement to our lives. Good technology should make life simpler, not harder.

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A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies

Akira Kurosawa’s daughter, Hisao Kurosawa, made this documentary to share the filmmaking philosophies of her very famous father.

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Introducing the DJI Osmo

Introducing the DJI Osmo

Remember the futuristic camera crew in Hunger Games Mockingjay? I think we are moving closer and closer to such technology, especially with new camera launches such as the DJI Osmo. I am also not surprised if videos will be holographic as pictured in Hollywood movies one day. Osmo is a 4K, 3-axis stabilized handheld camera that can record both 1080p […]

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HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (2015)

Filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand became world famous with his gorgeous aerial film, Home, released back in 2009. Financed by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, he has made another beautiful film with a focus on what makes us human. What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry […]

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Room (2015)

Room (2015)

(Warning: Spoilers in this review) Room is one of the best movies I have watched for the past year. It is almost unbelievable to see such a powerful performance from a very young boy — Jacob Tremblay. Brie Larson as the mom has also beaten Cate Blanchett (Carol) to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. The moving film […]

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Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin (2010) – The Woman who thinks like a Cow

Temple Grandin is a HBO original film released back in 2010 but I have only gotten the chance to watch it on HBO On Demand recently. Thanks to the on-demand service, I am able to catch up on a lot of movies and TV series that I have missed in the past. The eponymous film about an amazing autistic woman […]

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Inside the Edit

Inside the Edit

Free chapter of Inside the Edit video editing course: I have watched the free chapter and learned quite a few things. I find it very well put together and I may just subscribe one day to watch the remaining chapters. From their webpage: Inside The Edit is the world’s first creative editing course. This highly specialised training program has been […]

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Project Greenlight Season 4 (2015)

Project Greenlight Season 4 (2015)

Although touted as a documentary on what’s going on behind making a Hollywood feature film, it really is more of a reality TV series. Executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, it was thoroughly engaging and entertaining to watch. Just don’t believe everything that was being shown. The following article by Slash Film explains how certain scenes were manipulated […]

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