Future of Filmmaking

I often think about how much technological advancement has taken place just in my lifetime when it comes to filmmaking technology. I am part of a generation that has straddled both analog and digital eras: the earliest movies I watched was on a Betamax tape; the earliest filming I did with friends was on a […]

Action! And Keep It Rolling!

Recently a low-budget, independent Japanese horror comedy film, Kamera wo Tomeru na! (One Cut of the Dead) directed by first-time feature-director, Shinichiro Ueda created quite the buzz in the international film scene and received numerous awards and high praises in various international film festivals around the world, including: Silver Mulberry Award (Second-place Audience Award) at Udine Far […]

‘Tis the Season for Horror Films

There is a decrepit apartment complex around the corner from our new office building called “Tsukumo Sou (つくも荘)”, and according to our landlord it is a somewhat famous location where several Japanese scary movies were filmed. Despite my best research efforts, I was not able to identify any of the scary movies that were filmed […]

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A Film Lovers Guide to Tokyo

So you’re in Tokyo and want to see the sights? Fantastic! But you’ve already gone up the Skytree, you’ve already taken the obligatory scramble crossing photo, and you’ve eaten as much ramen and sushi as you can handle. Now you find yourself with a cinephilic itch that demands to be scratched! So where do you […]

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New Website, New Home, New Us!

It’s all change here at ELFS! Our new website is now live and we’re gearing up to move into a bigger and better place. We’re really excited about the coming opportunities. Stay tuned for further announcements! If you run into any technical difficulties relating to the new site do not hesitate to drop us an […]