3D Movies Will Fail!

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In my opinion it’s a scam to charge more money for the same movie.

3D doesn’t add much extra to the experience except for making your wallet lighter and costing a whole lot more to produce, this concept is designed to fail. The cost of production is too great, the price of tickets is ridiculous. It’s all going to end very badly.

Some people may remember going to 3D movies as kids, it was huge, the technology was very different, but it died out. You have to wonder why the big push for 3D movies, again?

I myself have to wear glasses, now when I go to a 3D movie I’m provided with the clunky annoying 3d viewing glasses. After a short while my eyes feel strained, even more than when I forget to wear my glasses while working on my computer. The problem I find is the picture is too dark, images come out blurry and it forces your eyes and brain to work hard, then bring on the headache, a 3D induced headaches, their a dimensional of a problem.

The 3D gimmick, yes I find it is a gimmick detracts from the movie, it pulls you right out of the experience. Now don’t get me wrong there have been some success, Avatar for one. But who could argue that movie wouldn’t have been a success in tradition 2D viewing. It was a great storyline, the actors jumped into the project and it showed on the screen. But now what do we have for 3D movies. They throw 3D in movies that were filmed in 2D, most are cartoons, like the big flop “Mars Needs Moms” They are re-releasing old movies and putting them out in 3D, “Star Wars – Episode 1 The Phantom Menace (1999)” “Beauty and The Beast (1991)” “The Lion King (1994)” there’s so many more, thin tactic to pump out 3D and make money at the expense of moviegoers.

Some films like ‘Green Lantern (2011)’ failed to meet expectations, in some cases the movie was hit and miss, there was good parts but a weak plot.
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& a movie lively one http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/06/topless_robot_presents_the_best_scenes_from_the_gr.php

Lets head over to ‘Priest (2011)’ it was an average experience, filmed in 2D and converted into 3D, has terrible reviews, it just wasn’t there.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)’ reviewers called the film incoherent and confusing, it was just noisy action sequences.

Clash of the Titans (2010)’ well known as one of the worst 3D movies put out there. Even the big actors couldn’t save this one. This was the second 3D movie I went to. After seeing Avatar I had high hopes but this one plummeted. The screen was too dark, a prime example of a filmed 2D movies converted to 3D to try and make a buck.

Conan the Barbarian (2011)’ this one hurt, I’ve had previous bad experiences with 3D movies but I really enjoy the Robert E. Howard Conan and thought I would give it a shot. They went for 3D effects rather than developing characters and story. There was no passion in this film and it showed on the screen. I can honestly say this was my last 3D movie, and it will be my last 3D movie I would ever spend money on.

So please if you are going to shove 3D movies down our throats at least give us something worth watching. What have we ever done to deserve such torture? I don’t want the 3D induced headaches, the silly uncomfortable glasses or an empty wallet, I do want to support the actors, writers, directors and everyone else that puts their time and effort to entertain the masses, but I’m sorry 3D movies are just not the way to go.

Ian

Fatigue & Writer’s Remorse

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One of the worst things to fight during story building is fatigue. If you’re too tired when you’re creating your master piece, you run the risk of ‘writer’s remorse.’ You will create tons of pages, maybe some will be good and you can bet that some will not. You will find yourself writing ‘double paragraphs.’ Two paragraphs, usually one after the other, saying exactly the same thing but in different ways. You want to avoid this.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not saying that you won’t be able to use any of your work that you create during your foggy minded typing. What I am saying is that you won’t be able to tell if it truly is good or if it belongs in the bin, as Gordon Ramsey might say. It’s underdone, put it back in the oven.

Writer’s remorse is YOU plugging away at that amazing story and ending up with choppy scenes, unwanted characters, bad plot, flat people, no environment, maybe no reaction. REACTION drives your characters. Without it, you have flat characters. I once read a short story where a guy was stabbed and he didn’t even grunt, no cursing, no “AHHHH! You stabbed me!” Nothing. What the hell, some guy stabs you, you’re gonna make a fuss. Right?

Maybe you completely forget to mention your environment. What? Your world has no weather? No people in it except the talking heads? No obstacles? Why would you ever want to read a story like that?

Eventually, you get some rest. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, you sit at your overlord, COMPUTER and open your story, start reading what ever it was you wrote the night before to find all of the above. You’re left sitting there, staring at this mess that’s got a goofy grin staring back, mocking you, maybe the story flips you off and says, “Deal with it.”

What do you do? You suffer from writer’s remorse. Now you spend the next month, cutting, editing, rewriting, adding tons of time onto your goal. Before you know it a year slipped by and your friends and allies wont talk to you because you’ve ignored them all this time to right this horrible wrong. You could never let that story see the light of day or you would loose all face as a serious author.

To avoid all of this, get a note book. Write your whole story in it, planning it in scenes before you even type a single word. When the time comes, you write the whole thing in a couple months and call it a book. That’s life, a world you create, without writer’s remorse.

Good luck, and put you’re tray in the upright position, we’re landing here people.

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