October 7, 2004 |
Here is where sharp meets cutting edge. The monthly screenings and receptions held in Los Angeles this year by the people behind Res magazine have been part showcase, part industry mixer and part party. And having attracted between 350 and 600 attendees, the events affirm that the pulse of the underground and digital filmmaking community is strong.
September 29, 2005 |
One highlight of Resfest is its wide array of short films and videos. The selections are wide-ranging, from Adam Smith's whimsical "What Goes Up Must Come Down," in which everyone who takes a certain London cab winds up singing, just like the driver, to Motion Theory's "Girl," which features Beck singing in the streets near MacArthur Park in a magical tribute to Al Jaffee's back-cover fold-ins for Mad magazine.
November 11, 1999
Don't feel like cooking your own turkey for Thanksgiving? Then Calendar Live's got something for you to be thankful for. From elegant hotel dining rooms to cozy cafes to family-style restaurants where you can go pig out without putting a hole in your wallet, Calendar Live's annual Southern California guide to Thanksgiving shows you just where to go for that all-American meal this year.
August 18, 1997 |
Hollywood's fascination with visual effects has flooded the big screen. In the last several years, movie moguls have tapped new high-tech tools to dazzle the public with killer tornadoes, raging dinosaurs and increasingly elaborate--and expensive--explosions. As film budgets at the studios balloon, hundreds of aspiring directors are using personal computers and other affordable digital technology to cut corners and create their art. Because of this, independent films can look great.
October 24, 2002 |
Quick: Name five female directors. Now name five more. If you can't think of one, let alone a handful, don't beat yourself up. Women directors are a minority, having directed only 6% of last year's 250 top-grossing films. Yeah, yeah. Whine, sob, sniffle. You've heard this one before--women just aren't taken seriously in Hollywood. Why should anyone care? Because they're getting gypped, that's why.
October 14, 2004 |
The eighth annual Resfest Digital Film Festival continues at the Egyptian Theatre through Sunday with a lively presentation of animated and live-action shorts and music videos. A selection of work available for preview yields some exciting and dynamic work. Mark Craste's "Jo Jo in the Stars" and John Paul Harvey's "Brand Spanking" are dazzling examples of imaginative animation.