Author name: Mauro Pedretti

Currently, I’m studying for a BA in Filmmaking in London. I have strong skills in editing (I use Premiere and Da Vinci resolve) and I want to specialise in the direction. I’m an associate filmmaker at FilmLocos, a filmmaking platform that gathers Latino talents in Uk, who want to contribute with their creativity and talent to change the narrative about Latinos living outside our country borders. I’m from Peru and I lived many years in Italy and Spain.

In Search of Balance: Notion, Todoist, and Me

Lately, I’ve been immersed in using Notion and Todoist, two tools that promise to revolutionize how I manage my daily activities. Initially excited about this new opportunity to organize every aspect of my life, I realize that I might risk spending too much time on the organization itself, at the expense of actual task execution. …

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A Closer Look at the Factors Contributing to “Blue Beetle” Film’s Failure

The Blue Beetle film, directed by Ángel Manuel Soto, was one of the most anticipated releases in the DC Universe. With a budget of around $104 million, the film was expected to resonate with a diverse audience, particularly the Latino community. However, the film’s performance at the box office was a significant disappointment, with a …

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Runway’s GEN2 AI: Shaping the Future of Audiovisual Media

These are my first videos made with Runway’s Artificial Intelligence called GEN2. They each have a duration of only 4 seconds and are of low quality, but it’s astounding to witness that a simple prompt can generate highly realistic animated worlds. If this technology continues to evolve at the same brisk pace as Midjourney’s imaging …

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Apple Vision Pro: Redefining Markets and Shaping the Future of AR/VR

Apple has once again proven its market-defining prowess with the introduction of the Apple Vision Pro, their trailblazing augmented reality(AR) and virtual reality (VR) glasses. Echoing its impact with the iPhone, Apple isn’t just transforming an existing market, it’s pioneering a whole new one. Although the first version of the Apple Vision Pro may not …

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The Legacy of NYPD Blue: A Revolution in Cinematic Technique and Television Realism

In the realm of television drama, few series have had as profound and lasting an impact as NYPD Blue. Airing from 1993 to 2005, this groundbreaking series not only redefined the boundaries of network television but also introduced innovative cinematographic techniques that have since become staples in the industry. One such technique is the “shaky …

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Nostalgia for the Future: A Personal Melancholy for What is Yet to Come

Nostalgia is a term reserved to describe a longing for the past, a melancholy triggered by the longing for moments already lived. Today, however, I would like to present a personal and intimate perspective on this term: nostalgia for the future. The future has always held a fascination for me, a kind of intense emotion …

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The Script’s Crucial Role in Creating a Memorable Film

Whilst it is true that the technical aspects and the calibre of the acting performances can greatly enhance the overall quality of a film, it is unequivocally undeniable that the script remains the most critical component of any cinematic production. Even with an all-star cast and state-of-the-art technical departments, a poorly written screenplay can result …

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The Impact of AI on Jobs and Industries

With the growth of artificial intelligence (AI), we are witnessing the emergence of a new industry that will have a significant impact on many job categories.Many roles, particularly ‘entry-level’ ones, are disappearing, leaving those not specialised in specific areas in the field at risk of losing their jobs.This transition is likely to hit my generation …

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