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   Academy of Film

Easier Tools Make Movies Easier?
People love movies. With the rapid development of technology, more people can make movies in easier ways than before. Besides the price-cut various HD video camcorders that are available in the market, mobile phones and SLR (single-lens reflex) cameras are the trend tools to record moving images as well. But we need to be aware that different tools have their own operational and image-forming features. Take mobile phones as an example. The advantage of mobile phones is that users can shoot anytime and anywhere they like. Its convenience encourages users to press the record button. But their lens with fixed focal length, super small ......
Mr. Joel LAM, Senior Lecturer, Academy of Film, HKBU. Also working as an independent film / video maker.

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A Brief History of Computer Animation
Computer animation has unquestionably been one of the most fashionable forms of popular culture since the first fully computer animated movie "Toy Story" produced by Pixar Animation Studio hit the cinema with historical box office success in 1995. Despite the overwhelming public worldwide acceptance, only few computer animated movies were released once a year initially owing to the time consuming production process and limited number of computer animation studios in the industry. But thanks to the quantum leap of computing horsepower and the rapid development of animation software, computer animation has now grown up to a thousand millions US dollars......
Dr. Kelvin LEE, Senior Lecturer, Academy of Film, HKBU

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The Alleyway and ...

A sense of adventure in an introspective sense is evoked by this ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 608



Attempting to Frame ...

Seeing slices of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island in a single shot gives one a ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 546



Bamboos that Build ...

The working man uses his skills and intuition to build a city that ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 548



Beacon for the ...

The warm light amidst dusk at sea invites introspection about inner ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 524



Bowls for the ...

The interplay of textures of bowls for sale – to be used for everyday ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 887



Commute, Community, ...

The everyday commute presents an opportunity to meditate on our shared ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 457



Cosmopolis: An ...

A construction site becomes a womb for nonliving entities within the ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 508



Curves and Tilts: A ...

The tilting of the frame is motivated by the dynamic play of everyday life ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 480



Father and Son: ...

The image of father lifting son embodies a fervent hope for a better life ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 660



Flicker: An ...

Silver flashes of nostalgia are profoundly intertwined in the city’s ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 503



Graceful Tracks: A ...

There is beauty beyond merely going from points A to B in the rush of the ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 487



Meditation on the ...

Quiet moments in daily life are not necessarily idle - they can even be ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 588



Mothership: The ...

A constellation of human lives inspires a universe of stories about the ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 475



Persistence of ...

The firm grasp of the roots alludes to the life-drive, witnessed, in this ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 609



Persistence of ...

Traditional forms of performance art compete against more egocentric forms ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 462



Poetry of Waiting: ...

Trees in winter are as beautiful as they are in spring for both existences ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 432



Reflected Modernity

Lines indicating the modern drive reinforce each other to form webs that ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 471



Resilient Textures ...

Layers of everyday objects poignantly tap into the lifeworld of this ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 482



Signs: The Outside ...

Commercial signs are constantly in dialogue with our internalized networks ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 451



The Man, the City ...

The ordinary man at work is the backbone of efficient city life for his ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 454



Veins and Arteries ...

Bifurcating branches that channel energy are echoed in the veins and ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 503



Vertical Stripes: ...

Geometric splashes of color reveal the spirit of liveliness that inspires ...
Gutierrez, Joni
2016-07 472