$30 Film School is the title of a book written by Michael W. Dean concerning no-budget filmmaking. The book is part of the "$30 School" series, which also includes $30 Music School and $30 Writing School. All of the books in the series advocate a start-to-finish DIY ethic, include interviews with professionals in the given field, and include a CD or DVD of extras. $30 Film School"
-30- is a 1950s movie starring William Conrad and Jack Webb as the editor and publisher, respectively, of a fictional Los Angeles evening newspaper as the shift of a typical day starts, in which they don't know what will happen, so the newspaper is created before our eyes as different stories are discovered and reported on. We see the important and the banal, tragedy and triumph, and the eventual creation of "just another day's newspaper". -30-"
A113 is an inside joke seen in animated films created by alumni of CalArts, referring to the classroom number used by animation students at the school. Brad Bird first used it for a license plate number in the Amazing Stories episode " Family Dog." It has since appeared in other Disney and Pixar movies. A113"
In the movie industry, above-the-line expenditures are those that are negotiated or spent before filming begins. These costs can include rights for the material on which the screenplay is based, the salaries for the screenwriter, director, producer, and actors. Above the line (film production)"
The Academy Film Archive is part of the Academy Foundation, itself part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an educational and nonprofit organization. The film archive is located in Beverly Hills, California, and comprises a collection of 15,000 titles, 70,000 seperate items, including early American cinema, documentary film, interviews, Academy Award winning films, and Academy Awards Shows. The foundation is also concerned with the preservation and restoration of films, as well as new technologies and methods of preservation. The archive was founded in 1927, and its first film was purchased in 1929. It holds both original films of the Academy Awards, and amateur films, in addition to its main movie collection. Academy Film Archive"
The American Film Institute, celebrating the 100th anniversary of film, created several top 100 lists covering movies in American cinema. AFI 100 Years... series"
AHDS Performing Arts supports research, learning and teaching in the areas of music, dance, theatre and radio, film & TV with high quality and dependable digital resources. AHDS Performing Arts"
Since the start of commercial aviation, many airlines have arranged to have their planes displayed prominently in movies. This form of advertising is called product placement. Airlines hope that being displayed in movies will attract new business by increasing their mind share among their target market and by portraying a glamorous image. Airlines in films"
An animated cartoon is a moving picture generated by photographing drawings frame-by-frame, as opposed to a normal movie, which is produced by shooting 24 frames a second of actual moving persons or objects. Animated cartoon"
Animation is the illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements. In film and video production, this refers to techniques by which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually. These frames may be generated by computers, or by photographing a drawn or painted image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model unit (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result with a special animation camera. When the frames are strung together and the resulting film is viewed, there is an illusion of continuous movement due to the phenomenon known as persistence of vision. Generating such a film tends to be very labour intensive and tedious, though the development of computer animation has greatly sped up the process. Animation"
Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. It is sometimes referred to by the portmanteau Japanimation. Anime is characterized by character and background styles which may be created by hand or may be assisted by computers. Storylines may feature a variety of characters and may be set in different locations and in different eras. Anime is aimed at a broad range of audiences because there are a wide range of different genres that any series may be categorised under. Anime may be broadcast on television, distributed on media, such as DVDs, or published as console and computer games. Anime is often influenced by Japanese comics known as manga. Anime may also be adapted into live action television programs. Anime"
Art department in movie terms means the section of a production's crew concerned with visual artistry. Working under the supervision of the production designer and/or art director, the art department is responsible for arranging the overall look of the film (i.e. modern/high-tech, rustic, futuristic, etc.) as desired by the film director. Individual positions within in this department include: production designer, production buyer, special effects supervisor, draftsman, art director, assistant art director, set decorator, set dresser, property master, leadman, swing gang, and property assistant. Art department"
Art film is a film genre with a loose narrative, often experimental, presented as a serious artistic work. Some films that can fall into this catagory are foreign-language films, indepdendent and non-mainstream films, as well as documentaries and short films. The producers of art films seek a niche audience rather than mass appeal and usually present their work at specialty theatres and film festivals in large urban areas. Art film provides similar kinds of cinematic illusion that one finds in classical Hollywood cinema as well as allusions to previous periods in cinematic history. However, by loosening the ties between its style and narrative concerns, it allows for increased subjective realism and authorial expressivity. Art film"
The Austin Film Society is a non-profit film society based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1985 to exhibit independent, experimental, foreign, and various other non-mainstream art films, the film society has grown from just film exhibition to fostering independent filmmaking in Texas and has served as a cornerstone in building the film industry in Austin. The film society also owns and maintains Austin Studios, hosts the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame gala, and oversees the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grant program. The film society was founded by film director Richard Linklater, who currently serves on the board as artistic director. Other notable members on the board and advisory board include Tim McCanlies, Robert Rodriguez, Charles Burnett, Guillermo del Toro, Jonathan Demme, Mike Judge, John Sayles, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Stekler, and Quentin Tarantino. Austin Film Society"
Awake is a thriller/drama written and directed by Jobe Harold and set for release in . It stars Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. The story focuses on a man (Christensen) who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His young wife (Alba) must wrestle with her own demons as a drama unfolds around them. Awake (film)"
The term B-movie originally referred to a Hollywood motion picture designed to be distributed as the "lower half" of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters, or horror. In the days of the major film studios, this was official terminology that also gave rise to the practice of referring to "A-list" or "B-list" stars. (For example, Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, made a career out of acting in B-movies.) The major studios had "B-units" that made their B-movies, but there were also small studios—such as Republic Pictures and Monogram Pictures—which specialized in making B-movies. Since the "Golden Age of Hollywood" and the studio system have largely broken down, this A grade, B grade, formula has largely died with the end of the double feature and the closure of most drive-in theaters. Roger Corman specialized in producing and/or directing the kind of films which typify B-movies of the 1950s, which were the last to see wide drive-in or independent theater release. B-movie"
A Beat-script or beatscript is a scripting aid used for describing story ideas. It offers a level of detail not afforded by the standard feature-film screenplay format. This makes it especially useful for describing short film, animation and short sequence ideas. Beat-script"
Beckett on Film was a project to make film versions of all nineteen of Samuel Beckett's plays for the stage with the exception of the early and unperformed Eleutheria. This endeavour was completed with the first films being shown. Beckett on Film"
Behind the Camera: The Cinematographer's Art is the fifth book by Leonard Maltin regarding movies. It was first published in 1971, and the book itself is divided into two parts. The first part is an introduction to the film industry that cites technically well-done movies as well as the contributions of the cameramen -- the later cinematographers -- to making their impact. The second part contains each of Maltin's interviews with five of the leading cinematographers (as of 1970): Arthur C. Miller, Hal Mohr, Hal Rosson, Lucien Ballard, and Conrad Hall. Behind the Camera is illustrated with samples of their best work and contains a listing of the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography from 1927 to 1970. Behind the Camera"
:See Below the line for other meanings and uses of the phrase. Below the line (film production)"
Billing is a film term denoting the amount and order in which film credits information is presented in advertising and on the film itself. Information given in billing usually consists of the actors appearing in the movie, the directors, producers, the companies producing and distributing the movie (by name and/or logo), and artistic and technical crew. The title of the movie is also considered to be part of the billing. Billing (film)"
Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, is a very popular and monetarily-successful production. The term was originally derived from theater slang referring to a particularly successful play; in film industry parlance it has come to refer to a film that earns an amount of revenue exceeding some threshold. In a looser sense, it may mean any big-budget Hollywood movie with famous stars that dominates public attention, even if the movie is a financial dud. Blockbuster (entertainment)"
A box office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue. Box office"
Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks domestic (United States and Canada) and international box office grosses. It is frequently cited as an authoritative of box office data for the North American market. Brandon Gray started the site, originally known as BoxOfficeJedi, in 1998 and it gained popularity due to the site's ties with Zap2It. With help from Sean Saulsbury, the site added features like a box office prediction game and a phpBB based forum. Box Office Mojo"
Cam (also "CAM") is a specific type or method of motion picture piracy. Unlike the more common DVD rip or screener types of bootleg recording which involves the unauthorized duplication of official media, "cam" versions are original clandestine recordings made in movie theaters. Cam (movie piracy)"