Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wrap of HIFF

Wrap of HIFF

1) I watched six films in Hawaii International Film Festival
• Red Dog
• Smokin’ Fish
• Love Birds
• Full Metal Alchemist
• Minds of the Water & the Eyes of the Whale
• Short Program #3
Of course, the reason why I chose those six films was that I was interested in those six films.
Red Dog:
This was the first time to Austrian film. Main character was a dog. I was interested in what people told acting to the dog.
Smorkin’ Fish & Minds of the Water & the Eyes of the Whale:
The reason was very simple. I like the documentary films and I like surfing. So, I was very interested in Minds of the Water because the story of it is that surfer try to solve the social problem.
Full Metal Alchemist :
I have watched and known series of it.
Short Program #3:
I think that short movie is difficult to create because putting everything in the short time is difficult. And I can learn and know many thoughts from short movie in the short time. This is the reason why I chose Short program #3
Love Birds:
I just wanted to watch it.

I attended to opening ceremony and meeting filmmakers in Rum fire. I did attended to meeting filmmakers in Rum Fire, but I was very nervous, so It was difficult to talk to filmmakers.

The most highlight of HIFF was the chance to watch many films from many countries Of course, Meeting and taking to filmmakers was great opportunity for me. In addition, Short Program was great for me because I can learn many thoughts in the short time.

Before I attended to HIFF, I did not know that there are many films in many categories. So, In Japan, I was always watched popular films and only popular films were good. However, There are many great films in the world even though it is not popular. So, HIFF gave me a new thought of films.

6) & 8)
All films that I saw were great, but Minds of The Water made me difficult because it was related to culture and social problem. The scene that few surfers went to Japan and stopped killing Whales by themselves made me shame because Japanese attacked them with sticks and shout them. Indeed, killing Whales are not prohibited in Japan. However, I think that there is another way to withdraw them. I know that it is difficult problem, but I felt something shame and bad.

I already invited some my friends to HIFF because there are many interesting films in HIFF. I hope that I attend to HIFF next year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


On Saturday 3rd Dec, I went to Manoa fall. This is the first time to go there. I think that I have been here for 3 years, but I did not visited there. I was AMAZED when I arrived there because of so much fresh air there.

First, Purpose of visiting there was for final project for motion picture production. I went there with my partner who is Julius. Unfortunately, it rained when we began to hike. Although it was rainy, so many people hiked and exercised.
30 minutes after we hiked, it was sunny. Then, many mosquitoes came us.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Robot technology has developed well

I found amazing video on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbZrQp-HOk &
↑click it or copy & paste it. I am sure you will be amazed!
In U.S.A., dog robot have been created. It is named ALPHA DOG.

When I was watching the video, I felt that our robot technology has developed because even though 2 guys pushed the robot, robot did not fall over AND it can stand up even thoght it is fallen over. IN ADDITION it can move any roads such as rocks, snow, even frozen roads. MOREOVER, it can carry stuff within 180 kg (4E and 02 lb).
There have been many challenging to develop robot technology. well-developed technology could make us create greater comfort in life. However, I think it is kind of scary things because I found another news. It talks about that technology will divert into Navy.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Chance to watch the LION KING

This is the LAST CHANCE to watch the Lion King 3D in Ward Center!

I went to watch Liion King 3D in the ward center last Friday because Lion King is the best of other Disney's movie and Lion king 3D is open only two weeks. From September 16 to 30,

There are only 3 days to watch the Lion King 3D.

Lion King was produced many years ago. I am not sure when it was produced, but I just remember that I watched it when I was elementary student. Moreover, we did not B-ray and even DVD. So, it was VHS. However, now we can watch it in 3D. Our technology has developed so much from that time. So, The technnology makes Lion King different one such as sound, resolution, and so on. I really enjoed watching Lion King 3D.

Indeed, it Changed only sound and resolution, but I think that It is worthwhile to watch it.

I recommend watching it!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Act of War

I strongly remembered that a woman said "we are not American." in the film.

I think that its story was very historical things. In addition, it is also related to problem of race. Hawaii is part of America. it is common sense. Before I came here, I just knew aboutit and temperature is hot. Hawaiian culture is very traditional such as dance, agriculture, music and so forth.

In the beginning of the film, many citizens were arrested by police because they boycotted for destroying. I thought that it was very painful events for them because they just protected the traditional things. people usually want new and convenient things. Those things usually are created by destroying old and traditional things. I thought that it could be helped, but we need to keep traditional things because traditional things are very important for history. moreover, It could be a chance to know how people lived in the past. For example, hula and Hawaiian music tell us how Hawaiian lived in Hawaii. After I watched the film, I felt that keeping traditional things are very important.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MULT 3360 Bio

My name is Yoshiyuki Fukagawa. I am from North of Japan and second year student at H.P.U

My hometown is very country side, is called "AOMORI." "青森" in Japanese Character. It means BLUE FOREST because 青 = BLUE 森= FOREST. It is famous for APPLE and TUNA.

I live in Japan most of my life. I graduated from elementary, junior high, high school in Aomori in Japan. My hometownis near northeast coast. So from when I was elementary student, I always went to beach in Aomori. In addition, after I was 15 years old, I worked like a fisher man. But, it was was like part-time job. The ocean of Hawaii is totally different from my hometown. Hawaii's is very beautiful. I am going to start surfing next week. Tell me tips of surfing if you can.

My major is Web Design in Multimedia. AND I have just met two people who aremajoring inthe same major as I am. I am taking programming course in this semester. It is very hard to me. I hope that I want to finish all classes in this semester without any problem.