happy halloween, Social Network Review

– Hey, Make sure you check out the “Social Network” Trailer:

 

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By: Shelby Storey A.K.A HTs field hockey goalie. “boo-yah”

I have just recently had the chance to watched “Social Network” directed by David Fincher with my communication t echnology class. This movie genre is a biography, drama, and history. Everyone has a facebook account or has at least checked it out once or twice. If neither of those are you then you must have heard of it and if even none of those apply to you then you know have heard of facebook. (: This movie is a story of the founders of the social-networking site thefacebook.

In USA 2003, Harvard junior Mark Zuckerberg was inspired to create “TheFacebook.com,” a site where Harvard students could interact with each other. Along with his best friend Eduardo Saverin, who funded the venture, the site launches to huge success and continues to grow until the entry of Napster innovator Sean Parker and then everything begins to unravel.  The main characters are Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake), Dustin Moskovitz (Joseph Mazzello) and Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (Armie Hammer).

The main actors in the “Social Network” look fairly similar to the real people behind the story which I found neat. I found that all the actors played their roles the best they could, i was satisfied with all. Jesse Eisenberg has the starring role as Mark Zuckerberg, founder and current CEO of Facebook. The boy billionaire is ru mored to have stepped on some toes on his way to the top, the likes of which are dramatized in the movie. I found he did a very good job with keeping up with his brilliance act. Also actor Armie Hammer as Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Zuckerberg’s rivals, the twin brothers who wanted to create a website with the help of Zuckerberg. Hammer’s part was a bit more challenging he is one actor playing a dual role. Every actor / actress seem to play a good role in creating a tremendous movie.

During the movie “social network” I really liked how it was so precise with Zuckerberg hacking into all the schools groups to get photos of all the females to create a website called facemash.com. It was basically to comparing females. I just found it so cool and kind of scary how one person can access all this information without anyone knowing or if they do find out its four hours later.

The lessons I learned from this story was business ideas are not protected, It is hard to prove the idea had originated from the Winklevoss twins. I’m guessing it would probably have been a different case if the twins had been programmers themselves. As much as their ideas were awesome, they were not capable of executing it themselves. Although I do not agree Zuckerberg’s act of keeping twins in the dark as he was not keen and already embarking on his on project – I’m guessing in the real world, it is only a business move to buy time to get ahead of competitors although there are much debate about this and it appears unethical. Another lesson I think others learned was think of the long run, Zuckerberg did not want to have ads on facebook as his best friend Saverin did. Saverin wanted to make money off the ads, but Zuckerberg thought ads would make facebook uncool. Also Zuckerberg was not money-hungry, he did not care to make the big bucks.

The group of people who would enjoy this movie would be teens and older crowd, Ages 14 to early 30’s. I would recommend it to anyone who uses facebook. The MPAA rated PG-14 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. I thought this movie was going to much better then I expected, my friends who had already saw it had been really hyped up about seeing it. It was an interesting movie to watch.

I give the “social network” a charged rating of:

three full batteries and a bit out of four.


Shelby Storey is enrolled at Holy Trinity Secondary school as a senior. She is involved with babysitting regularly and she seems to enjoy it a lot. Shelby was the goalie for field hockey at Holy Trinity this last season and hopes to be playing rugby at the end of the school year. Outside of school Shelby loves to snowboard, play lacrosse and soccer. Shelby enjoys photography and editing photos. She looks forward to the end of the school year because she will be graduating and going on to her future in whatever she decides to do.

*check out this video* 🙂



 

Shelby Storey is enrolled at Holy Trinity Secondary school as a senior. She is involved with babysitting regularly and she seems to enjoy it a lot. Shelby was the goalie for field hockey at Holy Trinity this last season and hopes to be playing rugby at the end of the school year. Shelby enjoys photography and uses the trampoline. She looks forward to the end of the school year because she will be graduating and going on to her future in whatever she decides to do.

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to mr. P MARKS:

Picture story / athletic video: *

^ “moving pictures” project over view: … it was posted Oct 4th, 2010. @ 16:30. It is a link to Jenna’s blog because she had the video on her usb.

rotoscoping: *

^Adding this on monday november 1 2010, hopefully if all goes well. 

Movie review: *

^ just finishing it up, did the work sheet for this project yesterday which helped out with writing the review.

🙂 good bye, happy halloween. have a spooky nite.

😀 hah JUST DISCOVERED COLOURS :o! this is quiet exciting. §

MOVIE REVIEW WORKSHEET

Fill out the following information about the movie:

DURING THE MOVIE:
1. Who are the 5 most important characters in the film? Also list the names 5 of the actors playing these characters.

1. Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Internet wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg

2. Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, created Napster

3. Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin the best friend.

4. Joseph Mazzello as Dustin Moskovitz a roommate of Mark

5. Armie Hammer as Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss , Zuckerberg’s rivals in the film.

2. What is this story about?

In 2003, Harvard junior Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) was inspired to create “TheFacebook.com,” a site where Harvard students could interact with each other. Along with his best friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), who funded the venture, the site launches to huge success and continues to grow until the entry of Napster innovator Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) and then everything begins to unravel.

3. What group of people would like this movie (demographics)?

Any person that uses facebook, so probably ages 14-to late 20’s earlier 30’s.

AFTER THE MOVIE:
4. Did you like this movie? Why or why not?

I did like this movie, it was interesting to see how the process of facebook how it was made and the troubles behind it. I know that it was different because its a hollywood movie so they always amp up what the real story was. It still seems like it would suck to be Mark.

5. What rating would you give this movie?

3 and a half stars out of 5

6. What spoilers might ruin the movie for viewers if you told them about it?

The Winklevoss Twins were part of the lawsuit. It was a suit being filed between Zuckerberg and Eduardo, and Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss.

7. All movies teach a lesson (theme/moral). What did you learn from this one?

This lesson from the movie comes, not from what the fictional Zuckerberg did correctly, but what he did wrong.  Now I can’t speak to the character or the personality of the real Zuckerberg because I have never met him, nor have I done much research on him.  He could totally be a super nice guy in “real life”.  Only he and those closest to him know that.  All I know is I’m glad he invented facebook.  ;-) The fictional Zuckerberg, however, was a complete sell out when it came to relationships and well….frankly, he screwed over just about everybody who crossed his path.   The movie portrays him as a guy with no “real friends” left at the end of the day.  (that’s not a spoiler either).  So, this leads me to my last and final take away from the movie – keep your priorities in line. Your friends, your family, your relationships with those who love and care about you should always, always, always, take precedence over your ambitions.You can have billions upon billions of dollars but if you don’t have the peace, joy, and satisfaction that comes from doing the right thing and keeping relationships first, then it’s all in vain.

8. What title would you give your review (and can you think of a pun that might work for it)?

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fun fact:

Facebook’s Engineer, Chris Putnam was hired in 2006 after he hacked into Facebook and changed all the profiles to look like MySpace. He is also an Easter egg (an unofficial piece of fun code) as an emoticon in Facebook Chat with the code being – :putnam (the colon symbol and his last name), once entered Putnam’s face will appear.

8 weeks of bloging, #15!

die antwoord

I was at there concert at the phoenix concert theatre Sunday October 24, 2010.

Article: http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/7766-die-antwoord/

Who the H-e-double hockey sticks Are Die Antwoord?

Since many people don’t seem to know about this musical group I thought i’d blog about them so if any of my class mates read this they will be informed.  I actually found a article on perfect for this blog as well. They are a South African hip-hop group. On the surface, Die Antwoord are simply the latest in a never-ending line of “did ya see that?!” blog-hopping music memes. Made up of lead MC Ninja (Jones), singer-rapper-sexpot Yo-Landi Vi$$er, linebacker-sized mute DJ Hi-Tek, and progerian survivor and artist Leon Bartha, the group made their live debut a year ago.

I love there music , “Enter the Ninja”and “Zef Side” . “Die Antwoord” is Afrikaans for “The Answer. They are amazing end of story.


14, bloggy

Rotorscoping ,

Rotoscoping , according to Wikipedia, “is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films” – which highlights the problem most people have with traditional rotoscope right there – “frame by frame”. What is a length of film or video? A moment captured in time? Nothing of the sort. A moment exists infinitely. Technology might be used to record that moment at 25 frames per second, or a thousand frames per second, but life itself has no frame rate. So a length of film in that sense, is but a sequence or arbitrary, semi-regular instances, captured over a finite time.

this is a wicked rotorscoping video ^

I find it takes forever to animate a video since there is so many frames, but the end product is amazing!

Rotoscoping frustration

I worked on my rotoscoping for the longest time and had most it done then my stupid computer froze ! This is me just writing a blog out of frustration !! I don’t have much time to work on it now and I hope I get it done! This was my little break from it failing hopefully my laptop will turn back on! Bye!

lucky number 13.

Random fact: 13 is my Favourite numbaaaa :)!

Facebook

 

Published: December 20, 2009
In the New York Times

 

I had deactivated my account two weeks once and when a I look back since, when I finally realised that I had become less social in the real world the more I interacted on Facebook. Plus I was really getting sick of all the inane updates from people who I remotely knew and made the mistake of “friending” them. I did hesitate for a brief second when trying to deactivate the account, as Facebook kept showing pictures of those in my friend list with the heading, “Do you *really* want to say goodbye to Sam? Or Bill? Or Mary”…..to whit the answer was yes. Because I wasn’t saying goodbye….they are only a phone call away. Silly Facebook. It was good to take a break for a bit. and See how it went. I learned that its not all about facebook.

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