A new camera arrives @ Studio 300

There’s a new camera available for use at Studio 300! The Canon Vixia HF G20 is a versatile, lightweight camcorder that rivals the performance of more expensive camcorders without sacrificing pro-level features that appeal to true video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs.

  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • 32 GB of Internal Memory
  • External Microphone Input
  • 3.5-Inch Touch Pannel LCD Viewing Screen
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Check out the video below for a better idea of the G20’s quality and versatility.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 1

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Welcome to our all-new podcast featuring reviews of movies, television, books, games, music, current events and so much more.

Brought to you by the team behind Popcorn Diaries. After a short hiatus, Joe and Adriana are back with this new revamped format and podcast.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach and continue to support us as we embark on this new adventure. Here’s the first episode:

If you have episode ideas or suggestions or want us to review your favorite book, music, movie, television show, etc. please let us know. We’ll be back soon with all new material!

2017 Oscars After Hours

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Attention movie lovers!

Join us for our Third Annual Oscars® After Hours party at Fountaindale Public Library on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Get ready for all the glamour, glitz and more of this year’s Academy Awards® telecast. There will be snacks, contests, prizes, surprises, and fun for all while we watch the show on the big screen in Meeting Room A.

You could even win one of these coveted statuettes. Watch the video to see one being made. Be sure to register and reserve your spot. See you soon!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – More Trivia!

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Here’s more trivia about Rogue One (opens 12/16):

  • The Rebel base at Yavin IV features several full sized card board cut-outs of X-Wings and Y-Wing fighters, using the same technique of filling out the hangar as in the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
  • Cinematographer Greig Fraiser is using Ultra Panavision 70 anamorphic lenses on the Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • This is the first Star Wars film ever made without involving C-3PO.
  • The original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) features one shot of the main heroes standing outside the Yavin IV temple. Although the temple itself was a matte painting, the actors in the foreground, including various Rebels and their transports, were filmed at Cardington Sheds in Bedfordshire, England. The Rogue One crew returned to the same location to film not only exteriors, but this time also recreated the interior of the Rebel base there.
  • Alan Tudyk is playing a droid character named K-2SO, through motion capture technology. Tudyk also previously played the robot character Sonny in I, Robot (2004).
  • The idea for this film came from ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll. He received a story credit and served as an executive producer of the film.
  • Is Jar Jar Binks in Rogue one?  Maybe.

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Trivia!

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More trivia for Star Wars fans:

Rogue One opens on 12/16!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Join us for a fun-filled day in the wizarding world of 1920s New York before the highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts film hits theaters. Dress as your favorite witch or wizard and be prepared for a magical experience! Don’t miss this celebration of all things Harry Potter for wizards—and muggles—of all ages!

Studio 300 joins in on the celebration by placing you under arrest! Come down to the lower level between 2-3p.m. to have your very own Azkaban poster shot live on our Tricaster system. Witches and Wizards of all ages are welcome to participate.

Beware of the Demetor lurking around the studio!

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.

Popcorn Diaries, Episode 027

Listen in as Joe and Adriana discuss movie music, songs and soundtracks. Every movie has its own score whether it uses chart toppers or is an original score music can make or break a movie. Joe and Adriana will talk about some of the most memorable songs ever used, some that have been overused and their top three favorite composers. This episode is all about the sound of movies. Comment below if you have a favorite song you love to hear, or one that you may be tired of hearing.