Win 2 Tickets to the Special 3D Movie Screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth on July 9, 2008!

I'm still savoring the memories of my latest awesome journey to Tacloban City in Leyte. We had fun celebrating with the Taclobanons during their twin fiesta celebration — Pintados Kasadyaan Festival last Friday and Sangyaw Festival last Sunday. I discovered most of the foodie secrets of Tacloban– it is definitely more than just Guiseppe's Italian restaurant. Finally, I was able to check off San Juanico Bridge, Sto.Nino Shrine and Mac Arthur Park in my must see list of awesome places. Watch out for my Tacloban blog post series. We would definitely do an Ultimate Tacloban Tour next year!

What is your latest awesome journey to the Islands of the Philippines?
The top 3 entries will win 2 tickets to the Special 3D Movie Screening of Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D on 9 July 2008, 6pm at the D-Cinema, The Block, SM North Edsa.

Here are the mechanics on how to win the contest:
1. Write a blog post about your latest awesome journey to any of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines.
2. Place your comment on this blog post with the title and a link to your official blog post entry.
3. Deadline of submission is on 6 July, Sunday midnight.
4. Top 3 winners will be announced on 7 July, Monday morning.
5. I will select the top 3 best entries based on awesomeness of the journey.

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Opens on 10 July Exclusively at D-Cinema Cinema 1, The Block SM City North EDSA
Telephone No: 929-542
Email : [email protected]

An exciting adventure based on the classic Jules Verne novel “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D stars Brendan Fraser (Crash, The Mummy) as a science professor whose untraditional hypotheses have made him the laughing stock of the academic community. But on an expedition in Iceland, he and his nephew stumble upon a major discovery that launches them on a thrilling journey deep beneath the Earth’s surface, where they travel through never-before-seen worlds and encounter a variety of unusual creatures. Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D is directed by Academy Award-winning visual effects veteran Eric Brevig (Total Recall, Pearl Harbor) from a screenplay by Michael Weiss and Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin. The film is a co-venture between New Line Cinema and Walden Media.

“RealD is building a groundbreaking 3D platform which paves the way for the release of such films as our upcoming Journey to the Center of the Earth, which, in the 3D version, is the first live-action narrative 3D film ever released,” said Dan Fellman. Journey to the Center of the Earth marks the first full-length live-action narrative film to be released by a major studio at digital 3D theatres; and it will be the widest 3D release in the history of the technology. The film will also be simultaneously featured in 2D theaters.

What is D-Cinema?
Digital Cinema describes the use of movies with a digital data representation in best quality. Traditionally movies are shot on film and projected with film. In the future this will be done with digital cameras and digital projectors. Because of the huge amount of data within this application area data compression will be necessary. In contrast to Electronic Cinema, which uses the digitization of the film for new commercialization pathes, Digital Cinema replaces only the film chain from the acquisition to the film theatres. Therefore Digital Cinema must achieve and surpass today's best film quality. The parameters for the digital representation of the movie have to be much more extensive than in standard videos.