A little girl's stomach is so hungry, it's practically jumping out of her body. Her best friend is a little lamb. What to do? Subtle lighting creates the mood in this 3-D-animated film. The artists used Power Modeler for the modeling, Maya for the animation, Renderman for the rendering tasks and part of the illumination and proprietary tools for shading and texturizing, all running on Silicon Graphics and Intergraph platforms. When complete, the film was transferred to high-definition video for viewing.
A reinvention of the original Oscarr-winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.
In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.
As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame.
Common Sense Media reviews Fame for kids and families.
Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers sing This Is Me from the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock.
The Jonas Brothers and Camp Rock cast sing and dance in the music video We Rock.
Jonas Brothers star in the Camp Rock music video, Play My Music.
A reinvention of the original Oscar winning hit film, "Fame" follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame!
Ben has his eye on Tucker's co-worker Jenna. Danny starts seeing the team shrink, Dr. Amy Shaw, in hopes of discovering what's distracting him from hockey.
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Lesson: Creativity and Organization Craft: Plan-Cake Wall Chart Organizer. Benjamin is suffering from a rare case of disorganization-itis. Cake TV is about to begin when he realizes he has no videotape in his camera. The forgetful-flu seems to have affected everyone - leading to confusion about homework, tests, special events and bunny suits. Cake offers the cure for the "disorganization bug" by demonstrating how to create a simple a Wall Chart Organizer on this week's episode of Cake TV.
Lesson: Creativity and Humility. Craft: The Cake Mix Style Challenge. Amy hates being a hand-me down heiress but Cake sees that Amy's second-hand woes as a blessing in disguise and an opportunity to get creative. to donate her "little clothes" to Amy especially since Miracle has just been chosen to guest star on her favorite television show, "She's A Gem." Everyone is thrilled and they are more than happy to help her rehearse. After her first day on the set, Miracle's "inner diva" is unleashed and she soon becomes unbearable as she orders her friends around. Cake, Amy and Benjamin want the old Miracle back, and eventually the real Miracle returns, after she is given an unpleasant taste of her own medicine by Gem. This week's Cake TV episode features the Cake Mix Style Challenge designed to show Amy (and all of the CAKE TV viewers) how to turn their hand-me-downs and into fashionable pick-me-ups!
Lesson: Creativity and Nutrition. Craft: "Take the Cake" Healthy Snack Keepers. While Cake and Miracle look through last year's yearbook, Cake is concerned about Miracle's umpteenth chocolate chip cookie. It's unhealthy and she's talking a mile a minute. Then Benjamin feels the negative effects of his scarfing down two Snoogleberry bars, a bag of Butter Bubbles and a raspberry-lime snow cone...It may be "easier" to grab junk food on the run but her friends' poor nutrition habits soon inspire Cake to put on her healthy hat and create "Take the Cake" Healthy Snack Keepers for this week's Cake TV.
Lesson: Creativity and Responsibility. Craft: Cake's In-Jean-Ious Jeans. Miracle's fashion sense is hanging by a thread when the principal decrees that her new designer jeans ("stylishly" ripped, torn and filled with holes) don't meet the school's dress code. Miracle spent all of her birthday money on the jeans and doesn't know what to do. (Though, when one pant leg suddenly falls off altogether, she does have to admit that perhaps the principal has a point!) Miracle's dilemma may inspire the craft for the next episode of Cake TV featuring Cake's In-Jean-Ious Jeans, but the question is, will there actually be any more episodes of Cake TV? Maybe not! Because Benjamin, the cable access show's producer/director/cameraman, has been offered a huge opportunity to produce a teen sports show and that means leaving CAKE TV. The girls struggle to hide their disappointment as they wish Benjamin "good luck," and Benjamin struggles to decide if accepting the new opportunity is really the right thing to do.
Lesson: Creativity and Self Acceptance. Craft: Cake's Cool Cases. Even though he is first chair in the school's concert band, Benjamin loses his enthusiasm for trumpet playing when the new Swedish transfer student, Inga, mentions that "the trumpet players are not so hot, ja?" Benjamin's convinced that his dull black trumpet case is part of the problem, so Cake turns the old case into the new craft for Cake TV, demonstrating how a little creativity and imagination can turn any ordinary container, from a make-up and glasses cases to lunch boxes into cool, one-of-a-kind expressions of one's individuality. Benjamin's thrilled with his new trumpet case, but he really changes his tune when he discovers that what Inga meant to say with her broken English, was that "trumpet players are not so hot - they are COOL!"
Lesson: Creativity and Thoughtfulness: Taking Another's Perspective. Craft: Miracle's Cake Walk Stepping Stone. Cake is concerned about her Grandma Crystal who is coming home from the hospital after having hip surgery and Miracle is concerned about Cake - because Cake is so preoccupied that she seems to have lost her creative spark. Suddenly, it's Miracle's turn to put on her thinking chapeau and find a creative solution that will help make Grandma Crystal feel better and provide this week's Cake TV craft. Miracle finds inspiration is right at her feet when she stumbles upon the idea for creating a special personalized stepping stone for Grandma Crystal's garden.
Lesson: Creativity and Forgiveness. Craft: "Say-Cheese-Cake" Pillow Picture Frame. A small mistake leads to a big misunderstanding between Benjamin and Miracle and leaves the two best friends refusing to speak to one another. By using lots of great pictures of Miracle and Benjamin in the CAKE TV craft-of-the-week, the Say-Cheese-Cake Pillow Picture Frame, Cake and Amy help their two friends to see how important their friendship is, leading to Miracle and Benjamin's happy reconciliation.
Lesson: Creativity and Accepting Who You Are. Craft: Cake's Cool Clip-Ons. Amy feels that because she's the youngest of the friends, she's always being told what to do - and, to make matters worse, her mom won't let Amy get her ears pierced, because she's too young! Amy's solution is to become "Miss Carson," complete with business suit, full make-up and all the affectations that she thinks being a grown-up requires. Cake's creativity solves the earring dilemma with Cake's Cool Clip Ons - and, Cake's sensitivity helps Amy discover that how old you are isn't nearly as important as who you are.
Lesson: Creativity and Setting Goals. Craft: Cake's Goal Post. After hearing how the Slumber Party Girls achieved their singing success by staying focused on their goals, Cake and her friends are inspired to focus on goals of their own. Whether it's entering a poetry contest, or setting priorities for school and sports, this week's CAKE TV craft, Cake's Goal Posts, offers a fun and visually inspiring way for viewers to explore short and long term goals.
Lesson: Creativity, Friendship and Personal Hygiene Craft: Triple Layer Soap Cake and Candy Cleansers. Cake, Amy and Benjamin discover they all have been thinking of the same thing when Miracle comes over straight from soccer practice without stopping for a shower. Quite frankly, their dear friend... well, smells. All attempts at hinting fail, but a soap-themed CAKE TV show offers the perfect way for Miracle to finally get the message - and a common-scents solution for her little "problem."
Lesson: Creativity and Imitation vs. Originality Craft: Amy's Tickle-Toe Flip-Flops & Cake's Cuff Cakes. Amy doesn't feel she has any flair so her solution is to copy other people's style. With the help of Cake and Cake TV, Amy discovers that with a little imagination she can create her own individuality, starting with her uniquely styled Tickle-Toe Flip-Flops. Amy no longer has to rely on simple imitation. Miracle, on the other hand, thinks Benjamin needs another kind of makeover - how to ask a girl to the basketball game (and it certainly shouldn't be through text messaging). Benjamin tries following Miracle's (somewhat doubtful) advice but eventually discovers that he is fine all on his own.
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