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The Making of AVATAR: The Technique of Captured Performance

December 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Watching the movie got me a feeling of astonishment, amazed by the effects they’ve created after the Jurassic Park.  The digital world has now took over the stages of Hollywood.   A creation of new techniques and the graphics pixilation.

Avatar now, has the ability to do almost everything possible in the digital.  This is not animation, but performance capturing.  They captured all emotions created by the exact facial expressions of the actor and the actress, thus making the movie realistic.

The movie was so great and that is why we’re asking ourself, how did they do it?  Watch the video of the making of AVATAR and that you’ll say…that’s awesome!

The book by Jody Duncan explains how the AVATAR was made. It comes in a hardcover that will be good for an AVATAR collector.

Performance Capturing: The techniques in making the Avatar movie

See the characters and what they look like in flesh?

WATCH The Oscar Awards Results

Oscar Awards

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1. Avatar Nominations in 82nd Annual Academy Award

2. Know More About Sam Worhtington (Jake Sully)

3. Avatar Characters: Who are they?

4. Experience with the Avatar

5. James Cameron’s Avatar Na’vi Leonopteryx Collectible Figure

James Cameron's Avatar Na'vi Leonopteryx Collectible Figure

6. James Cameron’s Avatar: The Movie Scrapbook

James Cameron's Avatar: The Movie Scrapbook

7. Avatar — Embrace Movie Poster

Avatar -- Embrace Movie Poster

Experience with the Avatar

December 25, 2009 Leave a comment

The lovers, casts of avatar

We watched AVATAR in SM Sta Rosa, Cinema 3 (3D), so I  have to shell out 240 pesos each person with a free donut and a regular softdrinks.

Being in a 3D viewing cinema, we were given a pair of 3D glasses each, but not with the blue and red shades, it’s clear with a black frame.  The seats were not that fully occupied, it’s December 24, 2009, people are busy cooking their noche buenas, come on!

The first minutes of viewing, we have to wear those glasses.  We can see those characters in 3D, very nice.  The first part was a mystery, you don’t know what and where they’ve been and the place was very unfamiliar.  It is like you are going for a trip to the amazon, but in an alien world.

The greed of men took over as they need more, more and more of the treasure.  Men’s greed overtook the humanitarian or should we say alienitarian rights of those dwellers.

The story is all about wealth grabbing, love for nature, belongingness and betrayal.  Being an adventure and sci-fi fan, I could recommend it to everyone, a must see movie with a rate of 10/10.

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Mangalary Site Transfer

December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Mangalary site had just transfered few days ago to have a better environment.  I have transfered/exported all of my files to that site.  Please post some comments there and suggest anything to improve it. Hope to see you and keep on visiting my site.  Click the new mangalary button to transfer you to my new site.

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Microsoft Will Stop Sale of Word 2003 and 2007

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment
Everyday, you have been using Microsoft Office Word knowing that all of its programs are originally made by the company.  Included on the program was the XML “Extensible Markup Language”, a method of processing electronic documents using embedded codes that provide instructions on how information appears.  The program was encoded in the Microsoft Word 2003 and Microsoft Word 2007 particularly enhancing the processing of documents in your computer.
A small Canadian company, with 30 employees, won a case against Microsoft Corporation “Microsoft”, with a case number 6:07CV113 Patent Case filed in Tyler Division, Texas on May 2009.  The company, called i4i, claimed that Microsoft has violated its patented method, US Patent No. 5,787,449, by using them for Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007.  The i4i company still holds the patent since 1998. Its Chairman made it clear that they dont intend to stop Microsoft business and interfere with the users of Microsoft Office Word.
The court found that Microsoft willfully infringed the patent, and ordered to pay the damages to i4i with the following breakdown.
1. I4i was awarded an amount of $200,000,000 for Microsoft infringement of the patent.
2. Awarded i4i an enhanced damages worth $40,000,000.
3. Further awarded post verdict damages of $144,060 per day from May 21, 2009 until August 11, 2009
4. Awarded pre-judgement interest of $37,097,032 up to May 20, 2009 and $21,102 per day until August 11, 2009
5. I4i is entitled to post-judgement interest for any time period between the Final Judgement and the date upon i4i receives the complete payment from Microsoft.
The total damages which Microsoft had to pay were estimated to be in the $290M mark. The court gave microsoft a January 11, 2010 deadline to stop its sale of Word and Microsoft office or until they will find a way not to use the patent in its word processors.
We have nothing to worry about on our existing softwares because Microsoft still provides support on all sold products prior to this deadline.
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Web Hosting, My Own Site and Domain

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

I am now planning to have my own website with a domain name mangalary.com.  My site is still in a sub-domain, which is under a domain name revler.com.  The best thing about having my domain is that it has my own website name, the mangalary.com.

When viewers want to visit my site, it is so easy to find it through Google or Yahoo.  It displays the website URL as http://mangalary.com.  shorter than the http://mangalary.revler.com.

But how to select a Web Host service?  First of all, it should have an unlimited data space and data transfer with Live support and Free Sitebuilder.  Monthly charge should be competitive and affordable.  Might as well try this one…

Web hosting services

How to Start with a Blog: Things to Consider

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Things to consider when blogging

Now you know the meaning of BLOG. It’s time to start your own blog.  But first, commitment, motivation, time and few technical know-hows should be considered before starting.

Commitment is one factor that you must first consider before blogging.  You have to make sure that you can support your blog in a long term.  Blog is not a weed that you don’t need to water everyday.  Think of it as a rose that everytime you see it, you have to remove those few dead leaves and take care of it as it blooms.

Motivation, a factor that is needed in blogging.  It is something that gives you a drive, or a desire, to make something.  Your family, for example, is the best motivation you’ve had. You can also be motivated by the blog that you make.  The blog should be something that is what you like most, which others do it as their hobby.

Time, which they say is gold.  The first thing to lose during blogging is your time.  But no worries, when you lose something, you’ll gain everything.  It is what you need when doing few research on the subject that you want to blog.

Technical Know-How, something like a little techie.  You don’t need to be a geeky programmer, but you need a litte bit of computer literacy.  You need to know the concept of writing and the Internet.  The words, upload and download should be included in your vocabularies.

When all of these things combined and few tips from an experienced blogger, you then have that green light.

Election Pulse Survey Still for Noynoy

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment

A survey conducted by Pulse Asia from December 8 to 10, 2009 using face to face interviews has released its results.  The news headlines during the interview were:

(1) Declaration of Martial Law in Maguindanao;

(2) The convening of Congress to review the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao;

(3) Filing of cases in the Supreme Court to nullify Martial Law;

(4) the clash between Ampatuan supporters and police in Maguindanao;

(5) the unseating of Bulacan Governor Mendoza and Isabela Governor Padaca by COMELEC; and

(6) the disqualification cases filed against President Arroyo.

Again the votes still favored Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino as the leading Presidential Candidate if the election is going to be held on that date.

Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino

Noynoy Aquino Tops Pulse Asia Presidential Survey

Presidential Candidates
Senator Benigno “Noynoy” C. Aquino (Liberal Party) 45%

Senator Manuel “Manny” Villar Jr. (Nacionalista Party) 23%

Joseph “Erap” Estrada (Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino) 19%

Gilbert ‘Gibo” Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD) 5%

Vice- Presidential Candidates

Senator Roxas majority of votes in the Visayas 58%

Senator Loren Legarda plurality of the votes from Balance Luzon 43%
Senatorial Candidates

Senator Jinggoy Estrada 55.1%

Senator Ramon “Kap/Bong” Revilla Jr. 52.7%

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago 51.4%

Former Senate President Franklin M. Drilon 48.4%

Senator Pia Cayetano 43.1%

Ralph Recto 43.1%

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile 42.7%

Former senators Sergio Osmena 40.2%

Vicente Sotto 40.2%

Ilocos Norte Representative Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. 31%

Bukidnon Representative Teofisto TG Guingona III 28.6%

Jose “Joey” De Venecia III 24.3%

Senator Manuel “Lito” Lapid 23.1%

Muntinlupa Representative Rozzano Rufino “Ruffy” Biazon 22.9%

Senator Legarda registered a significant change in voter preference and Senator Revilla and Senate President Enrile showed the 16.1% largest improvements.