hOw tO mAkE a fiLipiNO aCtiOn mOviE..

1. Syempre ang unang character ay ang bidang lalaki; matipuno, matapang, kadalasan mahirap, kulang sa pinag-aralan, yung iba barumbado ,syempre sweet lover (galing mambola).2. And obviously kung may bida pwede bang mawala ang kontrabida, maong jacket, leather jacket. Yung mga goons, private armies, sindikato at kriminal kahit anong init sa Pilipinas naka leather/maong jacket pa rin sa pelikula at hindi man lang pinapawisan at parang cool na cool pa sa pagsalo ng mga suntok at sipa ng ating bida. Taga-salo rin sila ng mga balang nailagan ng leading man. Dalawa lang ang ending para sa mga bad guys ng sineng Pinoy… bugbog sarado at kalaboso o patay.

3. Leading lady. Dapat mas bata sa bida, mas bumabata mas maganda, mayaman, sexy, maganda, edukada at dapat may taray factor.

4. Pompyang. Hindi kumpleto ang isang fight scene sa sine kung walang mapopompyang! Wapaksss!!!

5. Kabit. Dahil mas exciting kung ang bida natin ay may pagka-pabling kaya may gumaganap ng number two. Swerte talaga ng bida!

6. Love scene. Eto ang paborito ng mga kurimao movie goers. Ang makita ang bitin na love scene ng bida at ng leading lady. Pag malapit ng makarating dun sa hindi daw dapat makita ng mga bata ay palaging magpopokus ang kamera sa buwan, sa langit na madilim, sa kurtina sa bintana o kaya naman ay sa isang bungkos ng bulaklak.

7. Kantahan sa pelikula. Kalimitan itong nangyayari sa isang parke o plaza kung saan maraming tao…at syempre pa lahat ng tao sa paligid bigla na lamang makikisayaw at makiki-awit sa ating mga bida na para bagang tatlong linggo na nila napraktis ang koryograpiya.

8. Pasabog epeks. Kung wala raw mga pasasabugin at susunugin eh hindi mabenta sa takilya ang isang pelikula. Kalimitan ginagawa sa isang lumang warehouse, sa junk yard o lay down area ng mga imburnal o malalaking pipe. Mura lang kasi kung ang susunugin at wawasakin ay yung mga luma nang gamit. Marami pa ditong pwedeng pasabugin na kaha ng kotse. Maganda rin itong lokasyon kasi maraming pwedeng pagtaguan ang kontrabida para makapag-sigawan pa sila ni Mr. Bida ng mga maaanghang na salita bago mag duwelo.

9. Nagsasalita pa ng isang linya ang kontra bida bago barilin ang bida tuloy nauunahan pa ng bida.

10. Pulis Patola. Ito ang mga kahanga-hangang pulis natin na palaging huli na kung dumating. Kung kailan naubos na ng bida ang mga sindikato tsaka pa lamang sila magsisidatingan. Hindi pa naka-uniform at may tali lang ng puting good morning towel sa ulo para masabing pulis sila….eh hindi naman sila nagbabalalkayo para mag espiya…kasi galing naman sila straight from their police station!

11. Side kick. Hindi kumpleto ang humor sa sine pag wala ang palaging maaasahan na side kick. Sagot nya ang mga punch line, ang pingot ng bida, ang supply ng mga armas at bala. Pati ang galit ng kontrabida sinasalo nya kaya malimit nabubugbog at nagiging dahilan para magkaroon ng huling duwelo.

12. Baril at magazine. Kapag wala ng laman na bala ang magazine ng baril, itinatapon lamang ito sa pelikula as if disposable ito. Pati na rin mismo baril itinatapon lang sa tabi pag wala ng spare magazine. Kung talagang naubusan naman ng bala ang ating bida palaging may available na armas na mapupulot nya lang sa tabi tabi para magamit at maipagpatuloy ang labanan.

13. Linya ng bidang lalaki o ng babae ay ang titulo ng pelikula.

TiVo comes to Canada

TiVo, the popular U.S. television-recording device, is finally arriving in Canada in early December.

The TiVo set-top device, which allows viewers to record shows and skip commercials, will be available across Canada — except in Quebec — through Best Buy, Future Shop, The Brick and London Drug stores for $199. Device owners also need to subscribe to the TiVo service, which has a monthly subscription price of $12.95, with discounts available on long-term contracts.

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SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO

What is SDV?

SDV stands for Switched Digital Video, a scheme where not all TV channels are broadcast out from the cable headend to the homes that it serves all of the time.

What does this mean for the Series 3 and Tivo HD?

At the current time, the Series 3 and Tivo HD is not able to communicate upstream to the cable headend, so it cannot send the request for channels that are assigned to SDV. Users of the S3 and THD will not be able to watch or record any of these channels. TiVo is working on a work around.


Which channels will be converted to SDV?

Traditional methods send every channel to everyone, and if no one on your headend is watching that channel the bandwidth is effectively wasted.

Is this likely to change anytime soon?

The NCTA and TiVo announced that a dongle will be available in the first half of 2008 that will enable the TiVo to work with SDV channels. It will be a USB device that connects to a USB port on the TiVo and then plugs into the cable TV cable.

What about FIOS?

Right now, because of the fact that FIOS uses fiber optic cable to your house, FIOS has no need to deploy SDV – they have all the bandwidth that they need.

Where is SDV located right now?
SDV deployments are changing very rapidly, but according to a recent article in the WSJ (reg required) and a few reports from members, here are the markets that have at least one SDV channel.

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aRe yoU cOloR bLinD?

I really would have not known this fact if my cousin Jing Misa (almost my age) took up a course to be a seaman in PMI colleges which was in demand then. Well not like me he graduated easily and took up the exam to be a fully pledge seaman, a color blindness test. He too was unaware of this fact until that day. He was color-blind and he couldn’t be a seaman and would never be a seaman. The fact was he wasted all those years learning how to be one and trying to be one just to know afterwards that he is not capable. All I am trying to say is that colleges, schools or universities should let them take the color blind test first before letting them took the whole course.
And thanks to cheh for inspiring me to write this…

WHAT DO YOU SEE IN THE BOXES?

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What is Color Blindness?

Color Blindness, or Color Vision Deficiency, is an eye condition where a person is not able to distinguish certain colors or shades of colors to some degree. Color Blindness does not mean that a person can only see black and white. A person with color blindness is able to see different colors, however they are not able to see some colors due to deficiencies in the eyes. Color blindness is a hereditary condition but can also be caused by eye diseases, damage to the retina and macula, and aging or when the lens is darkened over time from a cataract. Although there is no absolute treatment for hereditary color blindness, there are methods, techniques, and special glasses that may help people with color blindness differentiate different colors but not truly see them. The English chemist John Dalton in 1798 published the first scientific paper on the subject, “Extraordinary facts relating to the vision of colours”, after the realization of his own color blindness.

http://colorvisiontesting.com/
http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.html

I am color blind… if you are too please do leave a comment, if not good for you but do leave a comment to…