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Real Life vs. the Movies: The Fast and the Furious

26 April 2017 4:03 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

In real life, we have to deal with things like gravity or friction. In the movies, not so much. Real Life vs. the Movies is a look at how possible those ridiculous action sequences from the movies would work in real life.

For as over-the-top and thrill seeking as the Fast and Furious franchise has become, I’ll give the filmmakers credit for using as many practical effects to make their films as possible. The films are only comprised of about 10% CGI shots - contrary to what it may appear. Much of this CGI is also only used to finish background images and erase cables securing the actors, stunt people, and cars. Many moments in the film that you might not expect to be real, are at least partially not CGI.

However, while it is impressive that this over-the-top franchise has figured out a way to create most of their action sequences in real life, »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Sundance ’17 Kering Foundation and Women at Sundance Fellows

26 January 2017 4:20 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Kering has expanded its six year old role in cinema collaboration to supporting the ‘Women at Sundance’ this year which includes The Sundance Fellowship Program which provides year-long support to a diverse group of six selected female filmmakers.

Cecilia Aldarondo, Elyse Steinberg, Rebecca Green, Janicza Bravo, Elizabeth Wood, and Laurens Grant

Although the six women chosen as Sundance Fellows are at various stages in their careers, all are actively attempting to fulfill their potential and create sustainable careers in a highly competitive environment.

Support includes stipends to come to Sundance Film Festival where they begin with their journey working with Sundance staff defining clear and realistic goals for the fellowship year. Each Fellow is paired an industry leader as mentor and a distinguished professional life coach to guide her through her own personal and professional development over the course of the year. Among the many opportunities for networking and learning »

- Sydney Levine

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