Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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In anticipation of the new movie opening on December 16, here’s some trivia::

 

Star Wars Rogue One Opens 12/16

rogue-one-star-wars-story-imagesSave the date!  It’s Star Wars time again.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will open on December 16th, just in time for the holiday movie season.  The movie is set some time after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and shortly before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope and centers on a group of Rebel spies tasked with stealing the plans for the Galactic Empire’s new weapon, the Death Star.

Will Darth Vader return in Rogue One?  Yes! He’s back. Will James Earl Jones be the voice of Darth Vader once again?  Yes!. He will.  Will Rogue One be the #1 blockbuster of the holiday season? Stay tuned.

In the coming weeks we will feature more facts and trivia about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Scotch Laminator

Need something laminated?  Studio 300 can help you.  We just added the Scotch TL901C to our inventory.

This device can laminate up to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in less than two minutes. The cost is $1.00 per sheet. If you need to laminate something smaller, we can help you trim it to size with our cutter.  Stop by Studio 300 when you need lamination services.

 

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Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera 2

Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera

The Yi Action Camera is very impressive. It boasts 4K UHD and 2.5K Video at 30 fps, 1080p up to 120 fps / 720p up to 240 fps, and 12MP Photos with 30 fps Burst Mode. Other features include an ultra wide angle lens (with in-camera lens distortion correction), electronic image stabilization, dual-band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity and video / photo time-lapse modes.  The video and stills captured by the Yi are spectacular!

One of the best features of the Yi is the 2.19″ LCD touchscreen on the back of the camera.  Unlike other action cameras, you can view, review, and change settings via the touchscreen.

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Yi Action Camera Touchscreen

This item will soon be available in Studio 300.

4K GoPro at Studio 300

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GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

If you’re looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K/UHD (3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high), it doesn’t get  much better than the GoPro Hero4 Black.  The captured video is nothing less than stunning.

The Hero4 is capable of 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion, and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second.  Other features include ProTune recording, time lapse photo, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s also waterproof to 130 feet (with case).

Stop by Studio 300 and check out the Hero4 for up to three days. You will be amazed at what this camera can do.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 028

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movies that were overlooked by the Oscars this year. Leave a comment below if you have a favorite movie that you think should have been nominated for an Academy Award.

Join us for this year’s Oscars live at the Fountaindale Public Library. Register today by clicking the picture below:

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Watch the Oscars on the big screen at Fountaindale Public Library.

Star Wars – Episode VII “I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookie win.”

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With Star Wars Episode VII opening in just a few days, let’s take a look at the movie that started it all, Star Wars (1977).  It’s a great movie but it’s not without its faults.  Here’s a few bloopers you may not have noticed in the movie.

  • At the beginning of the movie when R2-D2 is in the escape pod and C3PO is arguing with him there is a shot of 3PO from the side and you can see the reflection of the camera in his head.
  • When Darth Vader and Ben are fighting, Darth’s chestplate is on backwards and the belt “buckle” is as well. It appears that the entire shot was reversed.
  • After Luke gets pulled underwater in the trash compactor, he is shown with a piece of garbage on his forehead in one shot. In the next shot his forehead is clean, but in the following shot, the piece of garbage is back again.
  • The first interior shot of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit shows small hanging dice. In every other shot, however, the dice are gone.
  • When Leia shoots a hole in the detention area wall for their escape, the hole is not big enough to jump through, but when they all jump in, the hole is much bigger.
  • If you watch carefully before Han Solo shoots Greedo, you can see that Greedo has been replaced with a fake-looking goofy dummy just before he explodes.
  • When the walls of the trash compactor start moving, the bar Leia uses to brace them is easily obtainable, but in the previous shots, it was partly buried in garbage.

The Force is upon us.  It is strong.  But who is the new Dark Lord?  Jar Jar (an undercover spy and Jedi)? Luke (like father, like son)?  The Sith’s laws say there can only be two Sith at a time: a master and an apprentice. There’s food for thought.  What about Snoke and Kylo Ren?  Is Princess Leia, a Jedi now? Has everyone turned to the Dark Side?  How many Wilhelm Screams will be in the movie??  These questions and more will all be answered on December 18th. Or will they?

See you at the movie!

 

Star Wars 7: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

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Will Yoda make a cameo in Star Wars 7? In a few days we will know for sure. Meanwhile, enjoy this Star Wars trivia:

  • While filming the lightsaber fight scenes, Ewan McGregor kept getting carried away and making the sounds of the weapon himself, which had to be removed in post-production.
  • Tupac Shakur auditioned for the role of Mace Windu.
  • An early draft of the Star Wars saga began with “This is the story of Mace Windu, a revered Jedi-bendu of Opuchi who was related to Usby C.J. Thape, a padawan learner of the famed Jedi.” It wasn’t until Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace that Mace Windu and Padawans first made an appearance.
  • The waterfalls cascading around the capital city of Naboo was actually salt.
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was labelled as “Cue Ball” when it shipped to theaters.
  • The cow-like creature seen grazing in the fields behind Anakin and Padmé in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones can be seen again as an asteroid later in the film.

Be sure to join us for our Star Wars Celebration. Check out this sneak peek video:

 

 

Star Wars 7 – The Force Awakens

star-wars-7-is-best-ever-1440104008-1630Can you feel it?  The Force. It calls.

More fun facts to impress your friends and family:

  • During the evacuation of the Cloud City, you can see an extra running with what appears to be an ice cream maker. The extra has since been given an elaborate backstory, and the supposed ice cream maker is meant to be a database of contacts within the Rebellion.
  • The word “ewok” is never said out loud in the Star Wars movies.
  • Luke’s lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was originally going to be blue to match the lightsaber he lost in the previous film, but George Lucas was worried that it would confuse audiences, and thought a green lightsaber would look better, so he made the change.
  • At one point, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was going to be called “Revenge of the Jedi” and there were actually trailers and posters produced with the original title.
  • In fact, the producers of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan changed the name of their film from “Revenge of Khan” to avoid confusion between the two films.

 

 

Star Wars: Episode VII – “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” – Darth Vader

darthWill Lord Vader be back in Star Wars 7?  There are many who believe he will return. Or is that Jar Jar Binks behind that mask?

Read on for more trivia fellow Star Warriorians:

  • The bounty hunter droid IG-88 was actually built from recycled film props. His head is the drink dispenser from the cantina scene in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
  • Three of the aliens seen on Jabba’s barge in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi are named Klaatu, Barada, and Nikto. Their names appear in Army Of Darkness as the words one must say to destroy the book of the dead. The names themselves actually originated as the words to speak to shut down the robot in The Day the Earth Stood Still.
  • While filming Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, the codename for the project was Blue Harvest, which was supposed to be a horror film with the tagline “horror beyond imagination.” Family Guy called their first installment of their Star Wars parody trilogy by that name, too.
  • Blue Harvest is a reference to the 1929 novel Red Harvest, which was the inspiration for the film Yojimbo, which itself was inspiration for the Star Wars films. (Whew. Got that?)
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was labelled as “The Doll House” when it shipped to theaters.

Until next time, Google Jar Jar Binks Sith.  We have not seen the last of him.