Film: Hawaii – The Pace of Formation

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“Hawaii – The Pace of Formation” is a window into the creation of an island. The Kilauea Volcano’s continued flow of lava into the ocean is one of the few places in the world to provide a front row seat of an island’s formation. The Big Island is literally changing before your eyes. This vast island contains 8 out of 13 different climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems, making the Big Island one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. To showcase its diversity, we wanted to slow things down and let its beauty speak for itself. Enjoy!

Visit all the locations in this video for yourself in this unique 8k 360 video experience: youtube.com/watch?v=c858UGeCeG4

Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of this adventure: vimeo.com/203005247

Film: Tuesday, January 31st, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Sully

This Tuesday, January 31st at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Sully @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Sully is a 2016 historical drama based on the story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew.

The film is directed by Clint Eastwood, and stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney. The movie has a run time of one hour, thirty-six minutes and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Sully at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, January 24th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Florence Foster Jenkins

This Tuesday, January 24th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Florence Foster Jenkins @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Florence Foster Jenkins is a 2016 historical comedy-drama about a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer despite having a terrible singing voice.

The film is directed by Stephen Frears, and stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg. Just this morning (1.24), Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her role. The movie has a run time of one hour, fifty-one minutes and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Florence Foster Jenkins at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, January 10th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Hell or High Water

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This Tuesday, January 10th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Hell or High Water @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Hell or High Water is a 2016 crime drama about a divorced father and his ex-con older brother who devise a criminal scheme to save their family’s ranch in West Texas.

The film is directed by David Mackenzie, written by Taylor Sheridan (screenwriter of Sicario) and stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, and Jeff Bridges. Hell or or High Water is a Golden Globes nominee for best film (drama), as is Jeff Bridges as a best-supporting actor nominee (any motion picture).   The movie has a run time of one hour, forty-two minutes and carries a rating of R from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Hell or High Water at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Star Trek Nebula (Making of)

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Finally it’s holiday season and I got some free time to write a small making of for the nebula cloud we did for the Star Trek Beyond movie (consider it as a new year gift 😉 ). I created another version with different concept and colors and went through the workflow from the beginning till the end and what you might face, it’s in the link below:
vfxarabia.co/single-post/2016/12/29/StarTrek-Nebula-Making-of

I hope you find it helpful and questions are most welcome please don’t hesitate.

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Kindest Regards
Alaa Al Nahlawi

Film: Tuesday, December 27th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park: Guardians of the Galaxy

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This Tuesday, December 27th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Guardians of the Galaxy @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 science-fiction comedy based on the Marvel series of the same name: “Kidnapped by aliens when he was young, Peter Quill now travels the galaxy salvaging anything of value for resale. When he comes across a silver orb however, he gets more than he’s bargained for. The orb is highly desired many but by none so powerful as Ronan. When Ronan finally acquires it, it’s left to Peter and his newfound friends Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket to stop him.”

The film is directed by James Gunn, and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper. It has a run time of two hours, one minute and carries a rating of PG-13 from the MPAA.

One can find more information about Guardians of the Galaxy at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, Love the Coopers

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This Tuesday, December 13th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Love the Coopers @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Love the Coopers is a comedy account of how “four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, [when] a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.”

The film is directed by Jessie Nelson, and stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, and Olivia Wilde.  The 2015 comedy has a run time of one hour, forty-seven minutes, and carries a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

One can find more information about Love the Coopers at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

When Pro Surfers Learn to Farm

What happens when a group of professional surfers get tired of the global surfing circuit? This charming short documentary tells the story of how three friends abandoned their sports careers for the whimsical calling of growing organic vegetables on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. “Surfing’s quite similar to farming in the way that you can do what you can to have a productive crop, but sometimes nature has different ideas,” says Matt Smith, one of the founders of Moy Hill CSA Farm. This film comes to us from the world-traveling web series The Perennial Plate. To learn more about this series, visit its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Via The Atlantic.

Film: Tuesday, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, In the Heart of the Sea

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This Tuesday, November 29th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of In the Heart of the Sea @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

In the Heart of the Sea, from 2015, is a “recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.”  (The movie is based on Nathaniel Philbrick‘s historical account of a whale’s sinking of the American whaler EssexPhilbrick’s book was the winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.)

The film is directed by Ron Howard, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, and Brendan Gleeson, with a run time of two hours, two minutes. The film carries a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

One can find more information about In the Heart of the Sea at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, The Free State of Jones

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This Tuesday, November 22nd at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of The Free State of Jones @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

In The Free State of Jones, from 2016, a “disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.”

The film is directed by Gary Ross, and stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, and Keri Russell, with a run time of two hours, nineteen minutes. The film carries an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for battle scenes and images.

One can find more information about The Free State of Jones at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, The Legend of Tarzan

This Tuesday, November 8th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of The Legend of Tarzan @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

In The Legend of Tarzan, a 2016 film, “Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.”

The film , directed by David Yates, stars Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson, with a run time of one hour, fifty minutes. The film carries a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

One can find more information about The Legend of Tarzan at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, Young Frankenstein

This Tuesday, October 25th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Young Frankenstein @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

In Young Frankenstein, an “American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.”

The 1974 comedy classic, directed by Mel Brooks, stars Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, and Peter Boyle, with a run time of one hour, forty-six minutes. The film carries a PG rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

One can find more information about Young Frankenstein at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.

Film: Tuesday, 12:30 PM @ Seniors in the Park, Elvis & Nixon

This Tuesday, October 11th at 12:30 PM, there will be a showing of Elvis & Nixon @ Seniors in the Park, in the Starin community building.

Elvis & Nixon is “the untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.”

The film stars Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, with a run time of one hour, twenty-six minutes, and carrying an R rating from the MPAA for language.

One can find more information about Elvis & Nixon at the Internet Movie Database.

Enjoy.