By Alec Escarcega Big Bear, California, is usually a place for tourists to enjoy many activities such as Snowboarding/Skiing, exploring the village, enjoying water sports on the lake, Oktoberfest, or even camping during the seasons. To most, it’s exactly that, but to young filmmakers, it is an area of possibility regarding location. A group of CSU students decided Big Bear was the perfect backdrop for a horror film. I found them through a listing online looking for funding for the film and asked if I could join the crew as a BTS photographer/videographer to which they agreed, and I was on my way. Despite sounding like the beginning of a horror story considering the … [Read more...] about CSU students head to the mountains to shoot a horror film
The following preview has NOT been approved for all audiences
By Lupe Duran |Staff Writer| Spoiler Alert: Previews are revealing more than they should, ruining moviegoers experience and the movie’s plot. Lately it seems like movie trailers are straying away from the "leave them thirsty for more" method and revealing too much of the film. With summer around the corner, it's typical for moviegoers to pack into theaters to watch the year's summer hit. But will all this extra revelation deter people from watching the upcoming films they're excited for and wait until they can rent it? According to a recent survey by YouGov Ominbus, 49 percent of Americans feel that movie trailers are giving away the best scenes of a film with 16 percent … [Read more...] about The following preview has NOT been approved for all audiences
CSUSB film fans unite!
By Manal Museitef |Staff Writer| The Society of Student Filmmakers (SSF) might be seen as the poodles of the film and production scene here at CSUSB, but they are quietly securing their status among the big dogs. The purpose of SSF is to touch base on the ideas of commercial media and to understand cinematography's underlying characteristics. With the help from their President Alex Hedstrom, they have been branching out and looking forward to many future filmmaking opportunities. "We teach [members] how to 'read' movies and promote them as an art," said Hedstrom. SSF currently consists of 12 members, not including their large online base. Though they are a small bunch, they still … [Read more...] about CSUSB film fans unite!