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The Dimensions of 3D Movies

Eliza Yass

In the beginning, films were silent: no color, no sound; just moving pictures on a screen. Then films were transformed with sound, and then the industry added color, and then came 3D.

But what’s so special about that? We all know that the people in live action movies aren’t drawings, and what’s wrong with a regular 2D movie? What’s the big deal about a 3D movie?

First of all, audience members get the glasses. The glasses are my favorite part. Especially when you go to special movies, like the last Harry Potter, have their own specially designed 3D glasses. After the movie, you go home, pop the little 3D lenses out and boom, instant nerd glasses.

Second, some 3D movies have really amazing effects. The directors really know how to use the 3D to their advantage. In some 3D movies you can sit there and see a character throwing a punch towards the camera or throwing something at it. Or maybe the director made the scenery pop.

Even though the effects aren’t up to most people’s standards, for example that we should duck when someone throws a punch in the movie, it’s still pretty cool to see the 3D effects.

Some movies are now being re-released in 3D; mostly Disney movies like Monsters Inc. Why re-release it? Especially in 3D? Well, for one, many little kids will go see it. Other people may like the 3D effects and maybe in this movie the 3D will really stand out.  With the technology we have today, we can probably improve 3D movies to become more realistic as time goes on.

Who knows, maybe 3D movies will become a thing of the future and regular 2D movies will be as outdated as drive in theaters or silent films.

Maybe in the future they will have 4D movies where you’ll be able to feel and smell what’s going on in the movie as if it’s going on around you while you have a panoramic view.

Hey, you never know.

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Tatiana Morales
Tatiana Morales, Staff Writer
When passing Tati Morales ’15 in the halls, one probably won’t plainly see what are arguably the most colorful things at Staples: the soles of her shoes. Indeed, the bottoms of her unsuspecting neon green-laced sneakers are smattered with chunks of red, blue and green plastic. But there’s much more to the newcomer on the Inklings staff than her exciting shoes—her passion for English has been lifelong, and she’s eager to exercise her writing skills through journalism, while also contributing to the newsroom. “I can’t wait to see, firsthand, the whole process of making the paper go from start to finish,” Morales said. Morales, a staff writer, got her start on the staff pretty quickly after her review of Rise Against’s 2011 single “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” was posted on the Inklings website, a notable feat for a Staples student not in the Advanced Journalism class. Morales is also excited for her new class standing at Staples. Now a sophomore, Morales anticipates the privileges that will come having effectively left the colloquially dubbed “freshman ghetto.” Outside of Inklings, Morales babysits, preps for softball season and practices scales on the piano, which she has played since fourth grade.
Eliza Yass
Eliza Yass, Web Opinions Editor

Eliza Yass ’14 is not your average cheerleader. On the field, she gets spectators pumped up at football games. But off the field, her engaging opinion pieces give them the scoop on controversial issues.

Yass discovered her passion for writing opinion pieces last year in the Advanced Journalism class. Ever since then, she has been speaking her mind, loud and proud, on everything from Apple software to fake ID’s.

“I’m a really opinionated person,” Yass admitted with a laugh, adding that she doesn’t get much heat for her articles other than the occasional online comments.

The articles she is most proud of are the ones that cover hot-button issues, such as Plan B contraceptives for teens and last year’s incident with the racy posters at the Pink football game.

And while most Staples students fret about typical high school drama, Yass worries about more substantial social issues, such as serving the needy and defending the disadvantaged.

“Opinions cause social change,” said Yass, and it is clear she really cares about making a difference, not only by writing about hot topics but also by advocating for change.

In her spare time, Yass volunteers with STAR, a Norwalk-based organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. She hopes to continue spreading justice in the future by promoting social change through law or journalism.

There is no doubt that Yass will bring lots of pep, pompoms, and perspective to her last year on the Inklings staff.

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