O.K.!!! So we’ve got some new updates when it comes to our ever-increasing movies section. Two new documentary styled films are ready for viewing. Technically, they’ve been on our Films Page for a long time, but since I haven’t taken the time to update I don’t suppose you would have known that.

First up we have a short documentary, TRUE WARRIORS, about the Salisbury University Haidong-Gumdo club. Wiki the art, if you don’t know what it is, but Haidong Gumdo is essenatially THE battlefield sword art of Korea. And it kicks ASS. Click the following picture for YOUTUBE.


This second video was actually on Youtube before, the classic battle called “Knights of Salisbury”, starring myself and Lord Brenno of the SCA.

Check out the ultimate combat here!

Finally, we have some REALLY amazing news! CLARITY, the first dramatic mystery-thriller from Strike a Pose!!! Films, is finally coming to the internet! You all might remember this little trailer:

The flick has been patiently awaiting an editing process in our MiniDV vault (and multiple harddrives) but will finally be shown in full quality (the fullest possible) on STRIKE A POSE!!! Films on the weekend of FEBRUARY 14th. That’s right. Get some lovin’ ready. CLARITY will be premiering the weekend of Valentine’s Day!

Line of Sight will also be getting a release around Easter. Once these three films are up we might actually start a store system for you to order DvDs with the special features, trailers, and commentaries included. It’s tentative, but its possible!

We hope you enjoy Strike a Pose!!! Films, and will continue to watch our vids, read our essays, and check in with us often! Be sure to keep up with movie news and site news with our new Twitter account, too!

UPDATES Jan 11 2010

New posts are coming soon, ladies and gents!

As the new year rolls in, so will new flicks, reviews, essays, writers, and applications!

NEW MOVIES:
Coming to Strike a Pose!!! Films in early 2010 will be two long-in-development shorts

CLARITY and LINE OF SIGHT

Filmed in the Summer of 2007, these movies have sorta been in editing hell for almost three years. Both films have since been completed but never officially posted to the site. Line of Sight was actually a 3rd place runner-up in the Future Film Makers Film Festival in 2009, but now its time to put it up for everyone to see! More details to come!

NEW DOCUMENTARIES:
TRUE WARRIORS: Collegiate Swordsmen, will soon be premiering on SAP, as part of a 4 part feature-length documentary tentatively titled “Martial Paths“, featuring Kung Fu and Tai Chi from Self Mastery Systems, the Unofficial Salisbury Biography of Fernando Guerrero, AKA “Spirit of Salisbury”, and Knights of the Eastern Shore, a short one-day doc of SCA members in Maryland.

Hopefully I’ll also be able to finally get my docs and news packages posted, among which are CHEERS OR JEERS, THE RETURN OF SUTV, and WHERE DOES THE @#% GO? A short doc about the water cleaning system in Ocean City, MD.

There are a few others I’d like to get up here, but all in due time.

ESSAYS:

We’ve got Taxi Driver, we’ve got JAWS, we’ve got westerns and thrillers and film theories, oh my! SAP will be brimming with Essay content in the next few months, so be sure to check it out! And if you’d like to start submitting essays, please let us know!

MORE ESSAYS THAN EVER!  EQUILIBRIUM / BLADERUNNER / BATMAN /SPIDERMAN / IN A LONELY PLACE and more!

TWITTER ACCOUNT AND LINKS PAGE
Strike A Pose!!! Films has just created its first twitter account, aptly named StrikeAPoseFilm, so that you can follow our every move! You may have noticed our new LINKS page/section, which is intended to help us post as much new info as possible, collected stories from other websites such as favorites Dark Horizons and John August, as well as Indy Mogul and Rotten Tomatoes. It will also help you guys keep up with our newest posts and filming, as well as our Youtube Account.


PODCASTS

I made an entire presentation about ALIEN through podcasting, and totally got an A+ in class for it. More like that, each around 11 minutes, to come soon! Special guests are welcome, so please apply in the comments below! GIVE US SUGGESTIONS!!!

FUTURE FILM MAKERS FILM FESTIVAL

Coming in April! Be sure to check here for more updates!

AND MORE!

We’ll have some pictures and whatnot up in the galleries. Keep checking our forums! Check the links and the twitter! Our fanbase is growing but we need your comments to help us out!

This will be the first in a series of film essays posted to the site. Check the essays section for more.

This essay, entitled “Making Them Laugh through Mise-en-Scene”, is my first essay from Intro to Film at Salisbury University, a class I took after getting an A in Film Theory (the most challenging Film Studies course at SU) last semester. It describes how one character in a certain situation and setting can set the tone and them through destroying the very set he plays in!

Point is, if you’re interested in film analysis, check it out. This is not a critique or a review, but a close analysis of a very funny scene from a very great film, Singin’ in the Rain.

Here’s the first paragraph, to continue reading, click the link here, to check out it’s page in the Essays section.

“Well what’s the first thing an actor learns?” is the question posed to a disheartened Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) in the 1952 musical sensation, Singin’ in the Rain. The answer, stated with much theatrical exuberance by his industry partner, Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor), is simply “The show must go on!” The film, which focuses on the fall of the silent era and the rise of “talkies”, is a constant demonstration of the survival of actors during that transition, an effort in which “dance and physical flexibility become metaphors for generic flexibility, the ability to move among different forms of entertainment” (Chumo 39). Utilizing wild moves, his comedic madness, and some of the film’s most simple yet practical mis-en-scene, Cosmo attempts to bring some humorous inspiration to Don’s downtrodden condition. Through this mis-en-scene, Cosmo shows both Don and the audience a view of his own character, and the development of the film’s theme of how entertainment is selfless, as  “The overall design of a setting can shape how we understand story action” (Bordwell and Thompson 181). This is all done through a seemingly improvised moment following the immortal line “make em’ laugh!” that contains sparse set work, cleverly integrated props, and one incredibly flexible human body.

Works Cited


Bordwell, David and Thompson, Kristen. Film Art: Seventh Edition. New York: Mcgraw-
Hill. 2004.

Chumo, Peter N. “Dance, Flexibility and Renewal of Genre in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’”. Cinema
Journal, Volume 36, n. 1. 1996.

So the site is finally getting a much needed overhaul in the most necessary places: content and update frequencies. To do this, Strike a Pose!!! films will be uploading new videos, essays, reviews, and posting links and commentaries on a weekly basis, starting with 3 new essays on the Essays Page, a new short video, and the oncoming release of The Peregrine Saga: Line of Sight short to the viewing public.

Some of the stuff we've been working on!

Some of the stuff we've been working on!

In order to do this though we need our current readership to step up and start promoting the site to garner some new fans! We already have nearly 3,000 unique views a month, and now we need to build up the community.

How can you do this? Well, it’s simple. See a post you like? Put it on Facebook! It only takes a second. Know a fan of sci fi movies? Show them our latest release, System Shock 2: The First Encounter, available on many sites, and have them comment! COMMENT COMMENT COMMENT! Get a user avatar image so you can be more familiar on the threads. Check out the Forums and post your thoughts on the latest movies, games and books! Read some essays, quote them for papers if you’re a film or English student! Just be sure to lemme know, ok?

Our latest film, System Shock 2: The First Encounter, ranked 15 in most viewed on Game Trailers! That's right, we beat anime boob jiggles!

Our latest film, System Shock 2: The First Encounter, ranked 15 in most viewed on Game Trailers! That's right, we beat anime boob jiggles!

Strike a Pose!!! Films is where it’s at in the realm of amateur digital film making. If you make a YouTube video and want it to get some extra views, have us syndicate it! We’ll be glad to show off your work on a site dedicated to the amateur film community!

And finally, if you have any comments or suggestions on how we can finally bolster this site to greatness, log in, comment and let us know right here! We look forward to utilizing your bold, creative, and wonderful ideas!

Trevor Hintz, my younger brother, and actor in the early years of Strike a Pose!!! Films, turns 15 today. Its truly a day worth celebrating, and in doing so we’re gonna post a couple of old flicks, just to remind us of how awesome his acting was! And could still be! Just look at these chops!

Trevor Hintz in: Ascension

Trevor Hintz in: Ascension

Trevor Hintz was one of the first actors to play a “bringer of death”, thankfully coming in and ending a movie that we had no idea how to conclude! And how?

THE THIRD PATH

By killing BOTH MAIN CHARACTERS!

Trevor at the end of Third Path

Trevor at the end of Third Path

But was that enough for Trevor’s character, Hunter? No it wasn’t! He came back, WITH AVENGENCE in…

Ascension

Trevor, as Hunter, would face off against Orion’s unnamed Sith Lord character. What a trooper!

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The third film is still yet to be filmed, but may be done soon! Who knows? Depends on what the tyke asks for for his birthday!

But as for today, we salute Trevor’s efforts in Strike a Pose!!! Films, he’s been a big help and a big supporter, and we hope to have him in more movies! Happy Birthday bro!

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