Royal Interlude

Filmmaker Andrew Adamson’s Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, shot in New Zealand, Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia, has been released worldwide. The release comes just before Adamson takes a break from what has been an all-consuming but lucrative multi-billion dollar movie ride. Adamson had the same sort of challenge working on both Narnia series: meshing special effects, animated images and real actors’ performances into seamless sequences. “What I did last time was shoot a lot onstage using blue screen creating an environment,” the writer-director says. “This time, we have a lot more foreground, more location footage, but we ended up with more visual effects because we had more creature shots to blend.” In 2001, Adamson’s Shrek won an Oscar for best Animated Feature Film.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…