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New Ferris Bueller Movie? 2012 Superbowl Ad

Matthew Broderick returns to the big screen on Super Bowl Sunday, reviving the role he made famous in the 1986 film, Ferris Bueller. If you’re ready to make your jaw drop, the check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91JdaN6FYVQ

The teaser video above appeared on YouTube and the internet is abuzz with excitement, mainly hoping that we’ll catch up with a modern day Ferris Bueller.

“Bueller? Bueller?”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a classic. The 1986 John Hughes film follows a young man who takes the day off from school to explore Chicago with his best friends. The film connected with the audience in more ways than one – Matthew Borderick’s character spoke directly to the camera and ultimately made Ferris Bueller the cinematic poster child for a generation.

If you’re interested in learning film production, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a perfect example of how to make a great movie.

The film included cameos by future star Charlie Sheen and Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing. There are also probably another ten things you didn’t know about Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off. Including that in 2011, the film celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. And if that doesn’t make you feel old, how about this – Matthew Broderick turns 50 on March 21st.


Ferris in 1986…


…and Ferris Bueller now.

While the teaser video excites us too, we’re eager to see what product or (finger’s crossed) film, that Broderick is promoting. All will be revealed on February 5th when the curtain is lifted on the commercial – that is set to air during the Super Bowl. Apparently it’s part of a series of commercials that will take place during the game between the Giants and Patriots.

UPDATE: 01-30-2012
The Ferris Bueller, uh, Matthew Broderick commercial has been revealed! It’s Honda’s Game Day commercial for the Honda CR-V. The commercial stars none other than Matthew Broderick re-enacting scenes and key moments from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

We’ve got the clip below, let us know what you think:

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Digital Media Academy's Renowned Summer Camp Offers Spring Special : Summer 2009 Classes For Kids Camps, Teen Camps and Adult Courses

 Digital Media Academy is recognized as the premier summer camp for youngsters, teens and adults. The whole family can enjoy learning the latest digital art and media techniques from top instructors in an encouraging project-based environment using state-of-the-art equipment.

Palo Alto, CA  March 1, 2008 — Digital Media Academy is recognized as the premier summer camp for youngsters, teens and adults. The whole family can enjoy learning the latest digital art and media techniques from top instructors in an encouraging project-based environment using state-of-the-art equipment. The 5-day courses for kids and teenagers can be taken individually or combined for multi-week certifications at prestigious college and university campuses that includes University of Chicago, Stanford University (San Francisco area), Harvard (Boston), George Washington U. (Washington, D.C.), U of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Brown (Providence, RI), Dartmouth (Hanover, NH), University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), UC San Diego, UC Berkeley and more. At DMA, your child will be taught how to design and create video games, movies and websites, while developing lifelong passion and skills that translate directly to careers in design, engineering, computer science, and more.

DMA has something for each member of the family with its diverse offering of courses. Digital Media Adventures summer computer camps cater to ages 7-13, with day and residential camps in robotics, game design, web design, filmmaking and cartoon and comic creation, taught by professionals and teachers with a passion and talent for inspiring young minds.

Learning at DMA Summer Computer Camps and Tech Courses

Teen summer tech courses for ages 13-18 are offered at beginning to advanced levels with an optional residential pre-college experience. New for 2009, DMA has partnered with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (www.lennonbus.org) to offer a music and video production course that is sure to attract students from around the world. Adults can take professional level courses in film, web design, photography, animation and more.

What better summer experience than channeling your family’s creativity and passion for video games and technology into an exciting educational experience? DMA is offering a Spring special discount off each 2009 course for everyone who registers by March 31, 2009. Visit www.digitalmediaacademy.org for details.

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Kids Learning Pro Web Design at Age 10! Technology Classes + Computer Camp for Kids

“Wow! That animation looks great! Ok. Now we’re going to take the animated Flash movie you just created and you are going to import it into Dreamweaver on your web page. Let’s all do this together! Ready?”

I am right in the middle of another great Digital Media Adventures course for kids at Stanford: Web Design and Flash. We are taking an in depth look at the Adobe Creative Suite applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Flash. We are on the third day of the five-day course at Stanford University. My class just got back into the classroom from playing a crazy game of Slaughter Ball. It sounds scary, but it’s a lot of fun. Sort of like Dodge Ball. The kids in my class are a little out of breath from playing ball, but that’s to be expected at a summer camp. They came running in and jumped (literally) in their seats excited about their Flash movies they created just before the break.

While the kids are experiencing all the fun of a summer camp, they are also getting an unbelievable learning experience. That’s what makes this the full summer computer camp experience. They are learning the same pro applications we are teaching across the Stanford campus in our adult web design courses. The professional Adobe applications like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash are the real deal! The kids pick up the technology so fast. That makes it really fun to teach. It’s interesting how much better kids interact with technology they have grown up with their whole life.

Earlier in the week, the kids in my class had already designed and created their own logo and company business card design. Their custom business card had their picture from a photograph taken in the class. The graphics and effects they created turned out amazing. They had learned the ins and outs of the Adobe software and were creating a matching website to go with their cards and logo. They were now adding an animated movie they created in Flash to spice up their website design.

In the next three classrooms I can faintly hear the other Adventures classes. The kids in 3d video Game Design course are screaming about some new level they created trying to destroy their enemy. From the Robotics and Programming class I can hear cheers of two robots racing. I see the Film, Digital Movie Making and Effects class go by with all their cameras, mics, lights, and scripts to go act, film, and direct their next scene. I wish I’d been exposed to this when I was this age! This computer camp is the real deal.

kids computer camp learning and fun

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