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Director says lessons lie in a fish tank

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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

Seo Kang Joon To Make Cameo In “Entertainer”

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Seo Kang Joon To Make Cameo In “Entertainer”

Seo Kang Joon To Make Cameo In Entertainerporshia April 29, 2016 0 On April 29 SEO Kang Joons agency, Fantagio, announced that the Cheese In The Trap actor is decided to make a cameo in SBSs new drama, Entertainer. The drama takes over from Please Come Back, Mister and revolves round the entertainment industry, with the director, Hong Sung Chang, having worked on other dramas in the genre, corresponding to Youre Stunning and King of Dramas.

This drama revolves around an entertainment executive (played via Ji Sung) who has fallen from the placement of director at a best entertainment corporate to turning into a CEO of a small, unsuccessful firm where he tries to educate an underdog band to reach their dreams and regain his success. Seo Kang Joon will play Lee Sang Won, a former Juilliard classmate-turned-rival of some of the ring members, Kayle (played by Gong Myung). Audience also enjoyed a amusing cameo from Park Shin Hye in the dramas newest episode.

Seo Kang Joon will seem in episode 7 which is because of air on Would possibly 11. In the period in-betweenyou'll catch up at the dramas recent episode below:

Fans Claim Former f(x) Member Sulli’s Visuals Have EVOLVED Over The Years

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Fans Claim Former f(x) Member Sulli’s Visuals Have EVOLVED Over The Years

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Korean Lovers Surprised By way of K-Pop Crew Lovelyz’s Global Chart Domination

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Korean Lovers  Surprised  By way of K-Pop Crew Lovelyz’s Global Chart Domination

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Netizens Claim Girl’s Day Hyeri’s Chronic PUFFY EYES Are The outcome Of PLASTIC SURGERY

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Netizens Claim Girl’s Day Hyeri’s Chronic PUFFY EYES Are The outcome Of PLASTIC SURGERY

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AOA Finds Cryptic Teaser For Upcoming Comeback

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AOA Finds Cryptic Teaser For Upcoming Comeback

AOA Unearths Cryptic Teaser For Upcoming Comebackporshia April 29, 2016 0 AOA have just released a teaser for their upcoming comeback! The teaser is a photo posted to every of the gangcontributorsperson Instagram accounts. The caption on each onejust reads: Wager WHAT?

The mysterious picture, which displays rocks, shells, and sticks specified in a trend on a sandy coastline has left enthusiasts speculating what kind ofthought AOA might be planning.

Following unit promotions with AOA Cream and Eastern promotions, AOA these daysshowed a mid-May comeback. This could be theteams beginning comeback because theworkforce released their 3rd mini-album Middle Attack in June final year. Particular comeback main points takenow not been proven yet yet this newest teaser has surely heightened anticipation for what is certain to be every other amazing comeback for the group.

GOT7′s Mark Expresses Sadness Over JB’s Absence At Their First Concert

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GOT7′s Mark Expresses Sadness Over JB’s Absence At Their First Concert

GOT7s Mark Expresses Sadness Over JBs Absence At Their First ConcertJiwonYu April 29, 2016 0 It used to beprior to now announced that GOT7s leader JB may no longer bereadyto take part in the teams first concert Fly In Seoul because of a spinal injury, and member Mark lately posted on his Instagram revealing his sadness.

Mark wrote, D-Day. We can be able to existmaintaining a concert for the primary time after our debut two years and 3 months ago! We are in realityunhappy that our leader cant be with us on stage. Our JB, dont fear about this night and please recuperate soon. Chances are you'llno longer be here physically yetyou're going to be here with us mentally.

Meanwhile, JBs spinal harmmight alsohave an effect on his participation in GOT7s out of the country tour, which relies on his scientific diagnosis.

TWICE 'Cheer Up' Song Video Hits 10 Million Perspectives In precisely four Days

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TWICE 'Cheer Up' Song Video Hits 10 Million Perspectives  In precisely  four Days

(Photo : Two times Facebook)TWICE has so much to be cheerful for with the tune video for their newest song "Cheer Up" already attaining ten million perspectives just 4 days since its release.

"We are a Super, Super, Large TEAM. ONCE is the BEST," announced the crowd on their reliable Facebook channel in their thank you message for the 10 million view milestone.

"The audienceexpanding so rapid to the point JYP Entertainment cannotget ready exceptional video at the moment," stated one fan, regardingthe standardtrain in K-Pop promotions to drop dance practice videos or other special videos to commemorate milestone views.

QUIZ: Which Two times Member Is Your Soulmate?

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QUIZ: Which Two times Member Is Your Soulmate?

QUIZ: Which Two times Member Is Your Soulmate?gigglyypuff April 29, 2016 0 The beautifulwomen of TWICE are back once back amongst their new album, Page 2 and it's beentaking on the track charts via storm! The group, shapedthroughout thetruthdisplay SIXTEEN, first debuted with their hit song Like OOH-AHH which used to be also a runaway advertisement success. With a million hits on their new music video Cheer Up in lower than 24 hours, those girls are set to ride the Hallyu wave and to wreck many more impressive records. Get to grasp the girls higher and to find out which one would be your very best match!

Which TWICE lady is your soulmate? Let us know in the comments below!gigglyypuff loves CNBLUE, Seohyun of Girls’ Generation, and Ji Chang Wook. She spends maximum of her time living in K-dramaworld, running out to K-pop, giggling with “Running Man,” and melting at the cuteness of the children on “The Go back of Superman.”

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VIXX Grabs 3rd Win For “Dynamite,” Performances From April, SEVENTEEN, TWICE, Lovelyz, and More

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VIXX Grabs 3rd Win For “Dynamite,” Performances From April, SEVENTEEN, TWICE, Lovelyz, and More

VIXX Grabs 3rd Win For Dynamite, Performances From April, SEVENTEEN, TWICE, Lovelyz, and Morecrystalcove April 29, 2016 0 The April 29 episode of KBS2′s “Music Bank” featured Jung Eun Ji and VIXX as contenders for first place. VIXX clinched their third win for “Dynamite” with 6262 points! Congratulations to VIXX! The gangthank you family, fans, and staff. They also promise to paintingstougherto turn an even greater VIXX.

Performers for today’s episode incorporated TWICE, Lovelyz, Seventeen, April, Jung Eun Ji, Yesung, Park Bo Ram, Defconn, Berry Good, VIXX, Block B, UP10TION, NCT U, U Sung Eun x Kisum, Laboum, Boys Republic, and Cosmic Girls.

There was once likewisea distinctdegree between Seventeens Dokyeom and Lovelyzs Kei, NCT Us Doyoung and TWICEs Jihyo, Block Bs P.O. and U Sung Eun.