Currently in Manhattan, NY:

Director says lessons lie in a fish tank

News via hancinema.net
Director says lessons lie in a fish tank

Story ideas can hit you anywhere - at home, in the park or in bed right before falling asleep. For director Lee Dae-hee, his creative juices flowed in a more unexpected place: a sushi restaurant. The 35-year-old director was reminded of jaded modern life when he encountered a school of fish in a water tank of a Korean seafood restaurant. Now his analogy is manifested in the movie "PADAK", which is set to hit theaters on July 25.Lee's debut feature film is a story about a school of fish in a water tank at a sushi restaurant. A series of power struggles and other conflicts occur as some of the fish struggle to get out while others want to stay.The film has been well received and premiered at the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival and has been invited to this year's Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The Korea JoongAng Daily sat down with Lee Dae-hee to discuss his movie and his invitation to Korea's film festivals.

Above are stills from the animation film "PADAK", directed by Lee Dae-hee. Lee said the idea for the film hit him when passing by a water tank at a sushi restaurant. Provided by Indie StoryQ. How did you come up with the idea for "PADAK"?A. There was a sushi restaurant on my way home from work. A large water tank full of fish was placed in front of the restaurant. At first, I was sympathetic toward the fish because a school of fish forced to live in a glass tank looked like me struggling at work. The fish might try to get out, but it's likely to end up in failure. So did I. I could find comfort because I am in a better position than the group of fish. At least I am not destined to be killed by other people. Later, it occurred to me that fish in the restaurant can be main characters to depict human society. Have you had other experiences with fish?I worked part time at a seafood restaurant after deciding to work on "PADAK". A heavy load of research is usually required to make an animated film more persuasive. I thought some work experience at the restaurant would give me an opportunity to look into the fishes' motions and other background information on sushi restaurants. I figured I could earn some money, too. LaughsI learned how to prepare sliced raw fish and it helped me depict a scene where fish is filleted.Could you describe the different characters in the film?Different kinds of fish appear to represent various aspects of human beings. A mackerel, the main character, tries to stand up to reality and seeks a solution for a better life. An old flatfish is kind of a foil who wishes to stay in the status quo and wield absolute power in the existing system. Other characters represent a No. 2 man and the naive nature of humans. Is there any visual effect that you focused on?I tried hard to present a vivid and realistic depiction of a sushi restaurant. At the same time, to deliver a grim atmosphere of the restaurant, I mostly used a gray tone. I thought it was important to create a dark atmosphere because the fish living in the water tank seemed to me to be no different from a jail. The main character is a female fish. Is there any particular intention behind this?I thought a proactive female character could result in a much more dramatic effect. But the movie is not about gender discrimination. It is more about ordinary people whose willingness is frequently restrained by society. Which age group do you think most relates to the story?It may be people in their mid 20s to early 30s. After leaving school, they are thrown into a harsh society where things are not going as they wish. They sometimes can't do what they love for various reasons. I was also in my late 20s when I first came up with the story. Stressed-out teenagers might also identify with the captive fish in the glass tank. What makes "PADAK" unique compared to other animated movies?The movie deals with conventional themes such as power struggles and change against the old rule. Those themes can be widely understood. But I tried to inject something uniquely Korean into the movie. That's the dramatic emotions delivered by the characters. Koreans tend to express their feelings more vividly. You will find emotions in the movie more explosive compared to, say, Pixar animation films where the emotional flow is soft. The setting of the movie is also uniquely Korean.You won awards at two film festivals: the 13th Jeonju International Film Festival and the 16th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. How did you feel when the awards were announced?I was pleased, not because I received the awards, but because my work can be presented to more people. If a movie is screened at a festival, the response tends to be more optimistic due to the atmosphere. I was happy because viewers could enjoy my work in this environment. By Park Eun jee ej

Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

News via koreaboo.com
Past Korean political crusade VIDEO going VIRAL again

Many videos cross viral again in spite ofno longer being new or a contemporary video because of the internet. Many past videos sooner than the virtual age also make it on the netbecause of the advancement of erapermitting tapes to be switched over to files at the computer. Also, new videos or dramas also make past comparable videos go viral again. Yet which past video is going viral again amongst Koreans?

In recent movie A Violent Prosecutor Kang Dongwon made many laugh with the Boombastick dance. The past political campaign video is gaining numerous attention for its dance as well.

The song is Bomba by Jessy Matador. The dance contains political campaigners dancing so tough that even bystanders couldnt assist but to join.

Netizens Stunned at contemporary footage of AOA Seolhyun

News via koreaboo.com
Netizens Stunned at contemporary  footage of AOA Seolhyun

AOA Seolhyun has been the hot subject for enthusiasts and netizens after gaining numerous attention from the public. Because of her naturally darker skin than maximum idols, she has wongrievance from many netizens. Yet what may just netizens be speaking close to next that they consider one thing would have tooccur for AOA Seolhyun?

Originally posted on Pann, netizens speak about that one thing needs to happen after looking out at surprising photos of AOA Seolhyun.

84 / -14 This is what she acknowledged haha She said that folk criticize her for being dark and then for her whiteness when she applies make up like that.

Number of fans printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

News via koreaboo.com
Number of fans  printed of idols’ fan cafes with a minimum of 100K

Baekhyun: SEE THE Gentle (@19920506com) 288,000 / POLAR Faded (@polarlight0506) 254,000 / Toddler Lion (@babylion0506) 221,000 / Honey Bee (@exo920506_) 162,000 / OVERFLOW (@overflow0506) 142,000 / CANDYcrush (@candycrush0506) 131,000 / Milk Boy (@_byunbaekhyunkr) 120,000 / Foxbaek (@FoxBaek0506) 116,000

Chanyeol: Spunky Action Little one (@chanyeolit) 226,000 / CHAN10 (@chan10luv) 215,000 / lucky(ALL The most productive OF LUCK) (@ATBOL_cy) 152,000 / Choco (@puppy921127) 115,000 / Rhythmical (@Rhythmical_cy) 106,000

D.O: Artful (@suaveisland) 215,000 / I Do (@exoido) 169,000 / LIKE A celeb (@LAS930112) 134,000 / DOH center (@dohkyungsoonet) 110,000 / D.O Blossom (@do_blossom) 104,000 / Magnolia (@magnoalia_do) 100,000 / 9493room (@9493_room) 143,000 (with Kai)

Lovelyz fandom is the explanation why others hate on Lovelyz?

News via koreaboo.com
Lovelyz fandom is the explanation why others hate on Lovelyz?

102 / -107 They diss G-friend because they have got a small fandom. And for groups like Red Velvet and TWICE, they maintain making up bullsh*t in order to insult them. I saw their post in comparing Lovelyz and G-Friends appearance. There has beensuch so much of likes on comments that claim Lovelyz changed into style prettier than G-friend. Also, the remarksegment was spammed by footage of Lovelyz. This bs is far too funny.

91 / -107 Lovelyz in point of fact discriminates on other fandoms. They glance up to and cant do anything else to fan groups of ladies Generation and A Purple only they continuouslyselect on small fandoms like G-friends.

The prettiest trainees on Mnet’s program ‘Produce 101’

News via koreaboo.com
The prettiest trainees on Mnet’s program ‘Produce 101’

Mnets program Produce 101 has gotten a huge number of attention for the selection of trainees taking partat the programmeso as to shape a group. Despite the reality thatit is going toappeardemanding with 101 participants at first, Mnet has allowed enthusiaststo watchparticular person profiles of every member on their website. Yet who are the prettiest individuals from the program?

Koreaboo has accumulated reactions from Netizens who commented on the normal article from our Korean source. The underneath comments are the maximumsmartly liked comments at the time of this text being published.

111 / -133 Kim Sohye God Sohye! While you just glance at the face, it's far Sohye. I wondered my sexuality Im attracted to her good looks T_T Sohye, please make debut as an idol or actress. Unwell exist you number 1 fan.

Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

News via koreaboo.com
Netizens divulge their studies on how they was fans

I am fan of feminine idols hahahahaha As soon I as I saw the photos, I used to be like Irene is so pretty!!!!!!! Yet then after, I became fan of Wendy hahahahahhaah Then now, Im keen on Joohyun 333 I admire it when I see her discusseachnotice because she is so adorable T_T_T_T_T__T_T

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented at thefashioned article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the maximumsmartly liked comments at the time of this text being published.

244 / -51 I became his fan as soon as I saw the interview when he repliedreferring to his girlfirend. He stated Im roughlyvulnerable to ladies and thenI believeIn deficient health do the entirety she wants. And he also likes babies.

This feminine workforce applauded for good fortune in spite of obstacles

News via koreaboo.com
This feminine  workforce applauded for good fortune  in spite of obstacles

38 / -3 I feel A Pink isnt one of the crucial group that get criticized online that often. Im now notpartial to them but they were the gangI used to beinquisitive aboutearlier than their debut haha. Each fourth dimension anewere givento look them, I assumed they were all so nice. Park Chorong as the leader used to bethis type ofgood selection that it makes me think I wish I had an unni like that.. I heard they didnt even combat after their debut.. Their teamwork is superb and their firm isnt even as good! Daebak!

Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

News via koreaboo.com
Program “The Its Know” to air reality of celebrities and sponsors

What makes this episode more appealing is that a real CEO of a corporationknown every bit A has became in an inventory of celebrities and sponsors to the manufacturers of the program. After being confident that his identity may be hidden, he admitted that he was once in such relationship with celebrities ago as a sponsor and shoulddisclose the dark secret of the industry in this weeks episode.

The chairman told me that I have to visit him on each occasion he needs me. Evening or day, he told me I should come whenever. I was also told to satisfy any requests made by him.

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented at thecustomary article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this newsletter being published.

Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

News via soompi.com
Watch: “Music Core” 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and More

Watch: Song heart and soul 2.13.16: AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, and Morekokoberry February 12, 2016 0 Todays line-up for MBCs Music Core contains AOA Cream, 4Minute, GFRIEND, Teenager Top, Solji and Doo Jin Soo, Dal Shabet, Stellar, IMFACT, Legend, Pass Gene, Yoo Seung Woo, Nop. K, and VROMANCE.

♬ Center ♡ Attack Stage ♬- AOA Cream 『Im Jelly BABY』- Dal Shabet 『Someone like U』- Stellar 『Sting』- IMFACT 『Lollipop』- Legend 『Crush on you』- Cross Gene 『Noona, You』

♬ Sweet♡Sound Stage ♬- Yoo Seung Woo (feat. The maximum important Star) 『Whatever』- Nop.K (feat. Hoon.J) 『CLIMAX』- VROMANCE 『Already Winter』

Yoo Jae Suk to develop into into 'Sherlock Yoo' in upcoming 'Running Man' episode!

News via allkpop.com
Yoo Jae Suk to develop into into 'Sherlock Yoo' in upcoming 'Running Man' episode!

During the party, when a mystery breaks loose, Yoo Jae Suk is reported to have long gone off on his own searching for clues, instead ofoperatingduring thehassle with the opposite 'Running Man' members.

Whether Yoo Jae Suk will solve the mystery via his transformation into 'Sherlock Yoo', or if the act is to cover his master plan, you will have toto find out at the next episode!