Get the Taste of Television Entertainment on the Internet

Posted on April 28, 2016 By

Get the Taste of Television Entertainment on the InternetDespite the invention of a number of other mediums of entertainment like video players, computers, game consoles, music players, the craze of television has still not subsided. In fact, it is going with the same furore as it was a few decades ago. The utility of the gadget has surely ascended a few levels since the advent of privatized television channels. We have a number of television shows going on air these days which are gathering a tremendously huge number of viewers. The reality shows are creating an aura of exhilaration which is a lot stronger than the enacted plots and plays. Every popular action of the reality shows aired on television is telecast and re-telecast on television and on another equally popular medium of mass entertainment, Internet.

Internet is a summed up version of anything that constitutes media. Newspapers, Magazines, FM radios and even television can be accessed on Internet. Not only the daily shows, but the movies and music videos can also be seen online. But there is a prominent demarcation between the live videos and downloadable television shows.

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Animation Films: Flavor of the Season

Posted on March 9, 2016 By

Animation Films Flavor of the SeasonIf you love animation films then the last few months have definitely been good for you. Hotel Transylvania 2 and The Good Dinosaur released and both of them were cute flicks. The former met with mixed reviews as it wasn’t as great as the first instalment. It takes the story forward as Count Dracula now has a grandchild. He is disappointed as the kid shows human traits and Count tries desperately to make him a Dracula. The film was co-written by Adam Sandler and he also gave the voiceover for the lead character. The other artists who lent their voice for this film were Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Mel Brooks and Fran Drescher. Genndy Tartakovsky helmed the project and he was also the director of the first part. The third part of this franchise is expected to release in 2018.

The Good Dinosaur, on the other hand, was given a thumbs up. People loved the film and Arlo, the dinosaur managed to win many hearts. The plot was based on how Arlo makes a human friend and together they embark on an

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The Effects of Television

Posted on February 5, 2016 By

The Effects of TelevisionWatching television entertains us, gives us the chance to see a lot of things, allows us travel from one place to another and allows us learn new things. These are all the positive sides of watching television there are also some negative sides and these negative aspects can be harmful to young kids.

A lot of children are allowed to just sit around in front of the TV and watch whatever they want. Parents often allow this so they will have time to do daily tasks without being distracted by their child. This might be good for the parents but not for the kids. When children are allowed to watch any kind of shows that they want, they might be more prone to watching shows with violence, sex, drug use, smoking, drinking alcohol and other vices that are not good for young children. When parents allow their children to watch television alone there is no one to tell them what is right or wrong. There is no one to turn off the television or change the channel when

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Actors Who Played a Memorable Attorney on the Big Screen

Posted on June 9, 2016 By

Hollywood and lawyers have gone together like two peas in a pod since the very inception of motion pictures. In an industry built on fantasy and unlimited imagination, playing an attorney in a well-written film can be the direct route to big recognition in an actor’s career. From Atticus Finch to Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, those portraying legal advocates have given us some of the most memorable characters in Hollywood history. Among all the many examples, these top seven thespians provided us with some of the most unforgettable performances in the courtroom.

1. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch

No one can forget Gregory Peck’s portrayal of attorney Atticus Finch in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Admirable father to Scout and Jem, Atticus Finch uses his legal prowess to fight against racial injustice in Depression-era Alabama. His defense of African-American Tom Robinson, who was wrongfully accused of rape, stands the test of time as one of the top courtroom performances ever.

2. Joe Pesci as Vinny Gambini

As an unsuccessful and frustrated attorney in “My Cousin Vinny,” Joe Pesci’s comical portrayal of Vincent “Vinny” Gambini earned this film a cult following. Vinny pulls off an unimaginable courtroom

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How To Select The Perfect Entertainment Wall Unit For Your Home

Posted on June 8, 2016 By

One should never rush into the purchase of a large piece of furniture. It’s important to assess the room, think about all the possibilities and potential arrangements, and really get a feel for the space before making any large renovations.

The entertainment wall unit is the perfect instance of such a purchase. This can be an absolutely expansive piece of furniture, dominating an entire wall if you allow it or it can take up an entire corner of your room. On the other hand, you may not want such an enormous piece of furniture to completely change and dominate the look of your room so you may instead opt for a smaller simpler console design. TV wall units are versatile pieces of furniture, coming in all varieties of styles, shapes, and colors. These options should all be taken into careful consideration before going ahead and making any purchase.

Ignoring for now the varieties of styles, materials, or size, let’s examine the most integral part of your purchase: the space for your television. Entertainment wall furniture is designed to house your home theater, with the television as the crown jewel. You want this piece of furniture to

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The Need For An Entertainment Lawyer In Film Production

Posted on June 6, 2016 By

Does the film producer really need a film lawyer or entertainment attorney as a matter of professional practice? An entertainment lawyer’s own bias and my stacking of the question notwithstanding, which might naturally indicate a “yes” answer 100% of the time – the forthright answer is, “it depends”. A number of producers these days are themselves film lawyers, entertainment attorneys, or other types of lawyers, and so, often can take care of themselves. But the film producers to worry about, are the ones who act as if they are entertainment lawyers – but without a license or entertainment attorney legal experience to back it up. Filmmaking and motion picture practice comprise an industry wherein these days, unfortunately, “bluff” and “bluster” sometimes serve as substitutes for actual knowledge and experience. But “bluffed” documents and cture production procedures will never escape the trained eye of entertainment attorneys working for the studios, the distributors, the banks, or the errors-and-omissions (E&O) insurance carriers. For this reason alone, I suppose, the job function of film production counsel and entertainment lawyer is still secure.

I also suppose that there will always be a few lucky filmmakers who, throughout the entire production process, fly

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Pop-On and Roll-Up Captioning Defined

Posted on June 1, 2016 By

Pop-on and roll-up are the two styles of presentation commonly used in television captioning. Paint-on captions are sometimes used for special effects but are much less common. The CCP endorses the use of the pop-on style for all television captioning. WebVTT supports pop-on as well as paint-on captions.

Pop-on captions, as their name suggests, appear in boxes one or two line long at the bottom of the screen, though they may be placed on the screen in such a way to indicate the current speaker, and then pop off again to be replaced by the next caption box. In the case of audio content that cannot be confined to a single pop-on box, one pop-on box is replaced by another at logical breaks in the text (ends of phrases or sentences). Pop-on captions include edited audio information to aid viewer comprehension of the program. This may include dialog, narration, sound effects, indications of offscreen activity, etc. Pop-on captions are synchronized with the audio content of the program and thus are used typically for prerecorded programs that include multiple speakers.

Roll-up captions are used predominantly in conjunction with live television broadcasts, such as news reports and live

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How To Hire Entertainers – A Guide to Hiring Entertainment for Company and Private Parties

Posted on May 28, 2016 By

A Word About Agents

In the article ‘How to Plan a Banquet,’ we included a limited discussion about entertainment, and our basic advice was to hire a competent talent agent who specializes in “casuals,” which means one-day or one-night events, such as parties, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and other
fun events.

Some agents represent actors and actresses, and unless they have a department that handles variety acts and bands, they would be of no help to you.

Some other agents handle only major attractions and celebrities, and unless you’re working with a serious budget, they won’t be able to help you get a band for Aunt Sarah’s 50th anniversary party.

A variety agent is able to help you get that close-up magician, band, and sometimes even name entertainers like Reba McEntire or The Temptations. Those that specialize in variety entertainment are sometimes called “full-service” agencies.

How do you tell who is a competent agent? That’s a good question, because if you asked an agent if he’s competent he’d be a fool to say anything but “Of course!”

Having been in the entertainment business for over forty years, I’ve seen a lot

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What Makes You Want to Be an Actor?

Posted on May 11, 2016 By

What do you think acting is? If you think acting is about being famous, or about being under the spotlight of the paparazzi then you are aren’t in it for the right reasons. If you are in it just to shine under the spotlight then you aren’t in it for the right reasons and should perhaps consider a different career. Actors think on a much deeper level than the Hollywood glamour a lot of people dream about and pursue acting for. True actors will find it easier to beat their competition because the work on their craft never lies.

Some actors just do it as a hobby, a part time side job, and for those individuals turning craft into a career just will not happen that easily if you don’t have the commitment! As a kid I was very expressive, loud, talkative, passionate and its my uniqueness that helped my peers and teachers tell me that I should become an actor and get an agent. So I did! Growing up with drama classes I learned more and more about myself and how to work on my craft. It’s my child like free spirit that has driven me

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Risk Management In Film

Posted on May 10, 2016 By

In the film industry, Risk Management Plans covering Occupational Health and Safety do exist and must be put in place for every film made in order to conform to legislative requirements. However, because I was unable to obtain any Risk Management Plans for a film which covered other types of risk, it is impossible to know whether Film Studios actually use them other than for Occupational Health and Safety.

When we think of Risk Management in any business, even though very important, we are not just referring to Occupational Health and Safety, we are also considering any other kind of risk associated which has implications on the business itself. The list of risks can be many depending on the context and setting of which the film occurs.

In the film-making process, the setting or environment in which the film occurs can drastically change, causing various risks to befall a production, some risks which may be familiar and others which may have never been dealt with before. In film, this means there are many, many risks which can occur on a production.

When one thinks about how many films are made each year, it would

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Online TV – What Are The Advantages?

Posted on May 3, 2016 By

If you have favorite sports, news programs and movies, among other shows, then you understand how frustrating it can be to miss them just because you are not home next to your TV set. However, the internet has revolutionized the way things are done and it is now possible for you to enjoy every live programming on the go. This is thanks to online TV. With new internet technology, it is possible for viewers to stream digital content live. Live TV offers them access to good number of channels where they are able to watch their desired programs. Online TV comes with a number of advantages which is probably the reason behind its popularity.

1. It can be connected to several devices

Live TV can be connected to a tablet, mobile phone usually compatible smartphones that can accommodate the software and web browser. This means that users are not limited to a TV set as it is usually the case. You get to use what you have to enjoy the live programming that you love.

2. It gives you TV access anytime and anywhere

This is considering that the online TV can be accessed

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The Problem With Movies and How to Solve Them

Posted on April 12, 2016 By

Modern movies are a glorious thing, but they are also rife with problems. Modern movies are falling into a set of weird choices, and odd habits that can make watching movies into a sort of nightmare. Since there are so many problems with movies I decided to tackle two of them here, and we will revisit this issue in another article.

The first problem I have is poor audio mixing. What do I mean by this? Let’s say you open up your mailbox and you have a couple movies from Netflix sitting there (I almost made this example driving to Blockbuster, but then I remembered it was 2016). You pop in the Blu-Ray/ DVD into your player of choice and you sit back and you have to turn the volume down because there a lot of explosions and such. Then people start talking and you have to find the remote because they might as well be whispering! Then another explosion and now you’re deaf because the damn thing was so ear piercingly loud. This can be annoying. Hell it’s one of easiest ways to take me out of a movie, to be honest. So why does this

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Five Points Of Filmmaking

Posted on April 10, 2016 By

Making a film is really a dream for thousands. Millions of young-old-aged talents are still seeking the chance of getting into the Industry. Literally getting a chance as a filmmaker is really a BIG DEAL, so exploiting such drawn chances is the other big challenge of debut ones. Great Filmmakers have their own spectacular directorial Style; implementing such unique style in financing gives you a unique identity. Here is explaining some facts that lead you as a successful filmmaker.

Your Script: Scripts are considered as the backbone of Movies, so that is the reason why you needed to take a special attention while writing (or) choosing scripts. Choose a good story in according to the contemporary trends; this is a very important thing. Might you’ve some inspiring stories to tell or else you inspired from a book that you read sometimes in the past, whatever it may be, – always make sure that your story will not be an outdated one.

Casting: Casting is an important aspect that leads to the success of films; usually the casting process is handled by Casting Directors, Script writers and Filmmakers. They select the artists on the basis of proper

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Acting: How To Break Through An Emotional Block

Posted on April 4, 2016 By

You have an audition for the role of a drug addict or someone who is suicidal. Or maybe the character is struggling over the loss of a parent or child. Or they are trying to escape an abusive household or dealing with PTSD. Maybe they’re battling a war in Afghanistan or inside their own community. Or they’re going through a divorce or dying of cancer.

Emotionally deep roles can be intimidating and scary – so much so that some actors shut down. They hit a block; something in them refuses to “go there” in an effort to avoid uncomfortable feelings like fear, pain, sadness and grief. And yet, that’s our job. If you’re going to represent humanity, you must be willing to experience the whole spectrum.

So when you hit an emotional block, how do you get beyond it?

We must remember why we do what we do. As actors pursue their careers, chasing after resume-building credits and insurance-keeping checks, we often forget why we starting acting in the first place.

I started acting because it was fun. I discovered how freeing it can be to transform into someone else, speak their words and live their life. I discovered liberation in the craft of

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“Reality” Television – Entertainment Or Addiction?

Posted on March 28, 2016 By

For roughly the past decade, or so, there has been a phenomenon that has completely taken over the world by storm…”Reality Television.” The television itself, has been a constant staple in people’s lives since it’s birth in 1925, by John Logie Baird, in Scotland. These shows have taken real life and put them on what was already the most marketable medium there is, the television. The concept in general, is absolutely genius! To take people’s lives and broadcast their day to day situations, (as crazy and dramatic the better) across the world for people to see. These “Reality” television shows not only have taken a hold of people’s lives, but they have literally dominated the television ratings since they first hit the air waves. Saying that these shows have taken a hold of people’s lives is a huge understatement. There are millions of people who are completely obsessed and addicted to the world of “Reality” t.v. and watch these shows religiously week after week. Some people have gone to such an extreme, where they have weekly parties at their homes and invite their friends over to watch their favorite “Reality” shows.

Currently the top five rated or

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The Worst In Entertainment

Posted on March 7, 2016 By

Unfortunately, at the risk of offending any of my readers, I can’t compile a list of the television programs, movies, and books that I hate the most. I can’t restrain myself however from stating unequivocally that the barrage of sitcoms that came out in the 70’s are some of the worst examples of comedy and drama that ever disgraced the stage in all of human history. I’m not kidding either. It’s a shame too, because that brand of mindless dribble got its start in great shows like ‘All in the Family’ and featured fine actors and directors and such as Ron Howard, Rob Reiner, and Robin Williams. (Why do their names all sound similar? Weird.) But it’s as if a whole cultural generation had dropped a huge dose of bad acid during the 60’s and the 70’s in all its art forms show the feeble attempts of half vegetized people trying to return to normal.

I hope that I have conveyed that I am pretty snobbish when it comes to art, and I am strict in my evaluations of artists in general. There’s no accounting for taste as they say though, and I don’t attack people who

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Realism or Not?

Posted on March 1, 2016 By

Today nothing seems left to the imagination when we see a movie. Realism is the buzz word today. With modern special effects, this has been made possible, but does it make for a better story and why do filmmakers think it is necessary to show lots of blood and gore and to throw in swear words where they are not needed?

I have seen movies that could have had a different category, aiming it at general audiences if they hadn’t added some expletive or explicit violence that wasn’t needed to make the story interesting. The movie makers are losing money from a wider audience by being graphic – which doesn’t make the actual story any better.

So why do movie makers feel we have to be fed a dose of expletives and gore to get their story across? It was always said that we went to the cinema to escape the real world, but today we are thrown right back into it. I am not saying we shouldn’t depict realism to some extent, if it fits in with the story, but there is no need to go over the top. Do audiences really want to see

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Start Getting More Entertainment For Less Money

Posted on February 14, 2016 By

Cable bills, satellite bills, movie tickets, music downloads, book shopping, magazine subscriptions, sporting events – keeping yourself entertained sure costs money. Spending on entertainment is easy to do because it’s highly desirable, but if you don’t pay attention, then it’s easy to overspend and not get much value.

First look at what you spend on television entertainment, which for most people means a satellite or cable subscription. Everyone knows these bills go up all time and you don’t get any more content. A conservative monthly price for cable or satellite television is $30, but people tend to be in the $40 to $50 range, and people who get premium channels might have bills in the $75 to $100 range. At any level, that is a high cost so you can flip through the channels and watch a lot of commercials. Even a modest $40 a month bill equals $480 a year on television.

I personally chose to eliminate my satellite bill of $45 a month ($540 annual) and only pay $18 a month ($216 annual) for DVDs from NetFlix. With my NetFlix subscription I get any movie, documentary, or television show I want to watch and

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The Science Fiction Movies That Have That Real Sense Of Classic Science Fiction

Posted on February 13, 2016 By

Sure, Star Wars and Star Trek movies are two of the greatest science fiction classics ever created, but they are based in futuristic realism and not 1950’s mystical senses. The first appearance of “Star Trek” as T.V. episodes was great science fiction but the movies that came out in later years were set as futuristic realism out of the true classic science fiction sense. I enjoyed watching “Independence Day” but was excited for “Mars Attacks” which came out shortly after “Independence Day”. I was baffled at why “Mars Attacks” wasn’t released before “Independence Day” because I knew “Independence Day” was going to be a mega hit. I thought “Mars Attacks” was going to be a mega hit also but it puttered out after the release of “Independence Day”. I guess maybe the “Mars Attacks” makers thought it would do just fine after “Independence Day” got everyone whooped up into a science fiction fever but that wasn’t the case.

My favorite all time science fiction flicks are, “Mars Attacks” and “Star Ship Troopers”. Both have that real feel of science fiction in the sense of classic science fiction. In fact, I’m under the impression the idea of Mars

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Making a Murderer, Anonymous and Trial by Social Media

Posted on February 7, 2016 By

The online audience is a powerful entity. We are now fairly accustomed to getting what we want. Companies ask for our input in creating the products we would like to see. We can customise our own t-shirts and mugs. We made a Veronica Mars movie happen, we revived Arrested Development, we bought a chunk of the Abel Tasman. Activism is literally at our fingertips. When we hashtag, it trends. When we speak, the decision-makers listen.

Now we would like to determine guilt and innocence.

A well informed public is not a bad thing. A politically active, vocal population is not a bad thing. Mob justice is a bad thing.

Netflix hit docu-soap Making a Murderer aims to point up corruption in the judicial system. It exposes systemic failures caused by human error and prejudice. It reminds us that the law is fallible when corruption is allowed to flourish. The problem here is that the public reaction was a desire to circumvent ‘the process’ altogether, exoneration by petition. We can’t determine guilt or innocence via public opinion, especially when we’re getting our information through a skewed source.

And in the age of change.org and KONY2012,

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