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I liked all the films especially the one for Superman [“This is Joe”] and the last one which was longer [“ Frontman ”]. I look forward to at...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reviews: Dejejum

Samuel Peregrino’s 2014 short film Dejejum is a mysterious and suspense filled drama. The film employs the use of narration throughout the film to accompany the acting. Peregrino has relied on the use of irony and overstatements which serve to heighten the viewer’s interest in the film. The music chosen for the film is mainly comprised of drum beats which match the fast pace of the film and heighten the suspense. Props like guns and dark glasses have been used to enhance characterization. Sound effects like gunshots have also been used to enhance believability. The film needs patience on the viewers end in order to understand what is happening.
- Jedidah Nguyo

The film was shot in an ideal mountainous and sparsely populated environment. The cinematography was superb since one can see clear real-life images. Sound/instruments were also well used. Dejejum has a continuous flow of events which are unpredictable hence making it thrilling. Actors coordinated well and they properly undertook their various roles. Dejejum keeps one in suspense throughout and in high anticipation of what would follow. Action film lovers will really enjoy it.
- Edward Mimi

The theme was fitting though not clear until the end of the story. The lesson on betrayal was very positive. It creates awareness in the fact that traitors cannot be trusted even amongst themselves. The music suited the specific sceneries especially the gangster music in the desert. The quality of acting was very superior and came out as natural and not forced. The storyline was truly mind blowing. What caught my attention was the short pauses in between the story where a quoted sentence or subtext preludes the next scene. I had to pause and digest its meaning, but it got clear on watching further. The disjointed scenes were rather confusing and worrying at first, but by the end of the film, the pieces of the story came together.
- Linet Njenga

Samuel Peregrino’s Dejejum begins with a prologue in which a man has been abducted by two gangsters who are armed with firearms and he is forced to follow them through the bush. The thugs are driving; at first enjoying music then engaging in a chat. The victim is led to a rock top at the shore of a reservoir. The video is fascinating and highlights the contemporary issues of insecurity.
- ROFFEKE Reviewer

The film mainly reflects on the deterioration of values in the society today. It uses acts like drug abuse, kidnapping, trickery, and murder to send this message. It also shows how things that people desire most can make them turn against each other.The film uses three musical tracks and has a narrator in some points. It has an interesting storyline and a captivating level of suspense. The cinematography and sound effects are excellent. The events unfold fast denying the viewer a chance to digest the occurrences and their causes.
- Njau M.

Spotlight on ROFFEKE Followers: Christopher Wellbelove

According to surnamedb.com, "Wellbeloved" is of medieval origin and is a nickname for someone who was loved by everybody. ROFFEKE follower Christopher Wellbelove definitely seems to be loved by many. Perhaps it's because he is a "frequent smiler" or because he is one of the councillors of Lambeth.

Lambeth is a district in Central London and is where Charlie Chaplin spent his early years. Other well-known and well-loved people connected to Lambeth include David Bowie and Carl McCoy, the frontman for the gothic band "Fields of Nephilim".

Wellbelove is also a "marketer, professionally qualified social media expert, presenter, speaker, geek and former Mayor and Parliament candidate."

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Nikola Tesla, Colorado Springs and Jardin de la Croix

10th July marks the 161st birthday of Nikola Tesla. Who is Nikola Tesla? He is the man you should spare a thought for every time you plug in your electric guitar or charge your smart phone or use the Internet!

Tesla Trivia: Tesla is the subject of a song by They Might Be Giants (the guys who sung the theme song for Malcolm in the Middle: You're not the boss of me now and you're not so big). This Tesla song appears on their 2013 album titled Nanobots.

Tesla

Brought the X-ray photo to the world

Brought the AC power to the world


It is claimed that Nikola Tesla filed over 700 patents. We have him to thank for Alternating Current (AC) and if things had gone well, we would have had him to thank for free electricity! Tesla pursued his innovative ideas for wireless lighting and global wireless electric power distribution in the experiments he conducted in New York and in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs is the name of a song by Math Rock band Jardin de la Croix, off their album "187 steps to cross the universe". The music video for Colorado Springs was #ROFFEKEOFFICIALSELECTION2015 and was edited by Manuel Pascual, who was also the cinematographer and the production manager. The scriptwriters were Pablo Peris and Manuel Pascual.  Synopsis: "Last day of Nikola Tesla's life"

Here is a mind

That can see across space

Here is a mind soaring free

Sound turns to light

And light turns to waves

And waves turn to all things perceived


The Colorado Springs music video begins with the following information: "Nikola Tesla spent his last days in the New Yorker Hotel plunged into poverty and the oblivion. Sick and old, the ghosts of the past torture him. This film tells about his frustration against Thomas Edison who achieved success at Tesla's expense; his obsession in proving extraterrestrial life with Mary Orsic; his deep fear of intimate relationships, or as the Nazis and the FBI tried to appropriate his inventions like the Death Ray and the Philadelphia Experiment. Trying to enlighten our life, kept his in darkness."

Maybe that knowledge would drive one insane

How can that knowledge be tamed?


One of Nikola Tesla's famous quotes appears at the beginning of the music video: "Let the future tell the truth and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine." 125 years after Nikola Tesla was born, a band that was going to be named after him was born. City Kidd was renamed Tesla in 1986 during the recording of their first album titled "Mechanical Resonance". Tesla named some album titles and songs after events related to Nikola Tesla. For example:

The Great Radio Controversy - This 1989 album is titled after the controversy about the identity of the inventor of radio. It is posed that Nikola Tesla is the true inventor of radio, while Guglielmo Marconi took the credit.The album's inner sleeve tells this story. Six months after Tesla's death, the US Supreme Court ruled that all of Guglielmo Marconi's radio patents were invalid. The court then awarded the patents for radio to Tesla.


Tesla

Ushered the radio wave into the world

Ushered the neon light

Into the world


Psychotic Supper  (1991) - The lyrics of Edison's Medicine speak volumes:

He was electromagnetic, completely kinetic,

"New Wizard of the West."

But they swindled and whined that he wasn't our kind,

And said Edison knew best.

Tesla Trivia: David Bowie played Tesla in the 2006 film The Prestige. One of the main characters gets Tesla to develop an electro replicating device.

Under an X-ray of Mark Twain's skull

The plan for the death-ray's design


Nikola Tesla was born during a fierce electrical storm. A midwife is said to have declared that the lightning was a bad sign. The music video for Colorado Springs ends with lightning and is very reminiscent of the ending from my all time favourite film, Powder.




The Hotel New Yorker

He's dead on the floor

The body of Nikola lies

With just his papers

No family to tell

Out of the windows birds fly


Tesla Trivia: It is reported that when Albert Einstein was asked how it felt to be the smartest man in the whole world, he replied: "I wouldn't know. Ask Nikola Tesla."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Spotlight on ROFFEKE followers: Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren is an entrepreneur, an investor and an influencer. He is a columnist at Entrepreneur.com, a bestselling author and the founder of Young Entrepreneur, Kidpreneurs, Biz Warriors and iSmallBusiness. The Biz Warriors tagline is "Create. Collaborate. Conquer."

Matthew, together with his brother Adam wrote the book "Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs with big ideas". The brothers' bio is quite inspiring:"The Toren's carry their tremendous entrepreneurial spirit like a torch, and are eager to pass it forward to the world's youth while the flame is still burning....One of their passions has been to help ailing businesses by passing along all they know. This entrepreneurial instinct,blended with an even measure of their altruistic nature led the Torens to found Young Entrepreneur, the largest and fastest growing social networking forum for young entrepreneurs."

Read more at Kidpreneurs.org