Guardian.UK: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon: ‘It puts a spell on people’.
When Lyndon was released, it seemed to never leave the theatres it occupied. I swear it felt like for half my youth, I’d walk up to the Hobby Shop past Lyndon movie posters at The Garden theatre in Princeton. A few years ago, I deigned to watch it, and was enchanted. It’s a must-see.
Little White Lies: Why do women make better film editors?
“Men tend to be a bit fragile when it comes to creativity and women have a tendency to be calm and steer things in the right direction.” A bit sexist, no? ‘Maternal guidance?’ Am I missing something here? Article sounds British. I believe both sexes bring different talents to the table - not based on tired stereotypes.
YT: Bon Jovi sings with Lourdes Valentin on a private wedding in Miami (4K).
He was a fluff-haired punk kid when I used to frequent Englishtown’s flea market. Now he looks like a dignified correspondent.
At 56, I feel old ...
Cinema 4D now has short-term licensing available.
Still one of the best packages that combines the ease of the old Strata StudioPro line, and the speed of rendering of Electric Image rendering packages. I used to do well with Formz -> Cinema 4D.
Youtube: Selfie Shoes.
If a speaker’s using a teleprompter, it should appear in any videos taken. Likewise, kickback monitors (video screens at the foot of the stage, a la Steve Jobs fictional ‘ad libbing’) should be cut to occasionally, so viewers know the source of the rhetoric.
Anything else is fiction. Journalism isn’t supposed to be perpetrating fiction.
Guardian.UK: Lonelygirl15 - how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet.
“The thing is, Bree wasn’t real. Lonelygirl15 actually had a small team of writers. Bree and her best friend Daniel were played by actors.” This has occurred in so many of the internet’s niches. A popular blog goes viral. Turns out, the long posts, the artful photography, the well-produced videos ... are the results of an uncredited team of people. And, more often than not, wealthy sponsors pushing brands. Bottom line tends to be if it’s too good to be true, if it looks perfect ... it’s a ruse.
Fubiz: The Art of Titles in Movies.
Less compelling than one would expect.
YT: How to Fly the North American B-25 “Mitchell” Medium Bomber (1944).
Love old instructional videos. The accent’s even better.
Youtube: Why is Jesus white? - Muhammad Ali.
If you never got to experience him. RIP, Muhammad.
ProVideo Coalition: How I Learned Composition at 12 Years of Age by Art Adams.
From the greats! Rockford Files, Space: 1999, The Prisoner. Excellent.
Vimeo: Bullshit!, with philosopher Harry Frankfurt.
Mostly agree. I think we cannot do without a certain amount of bullshit in our lives; what of the enormously entertaining ‘tall tale’, for instance? How dull life would be, without having someone pull our leg from time to time.
Hyperallergic: Why Museums Are Granting Google Free Access to Their Collections.
Of note. I wonder if this won’t actually depress museum visitation; Americans already consider ‘authentic fakes’ acceptable. Digital reproductions are the next best thing ... they won’t have to lift a finger to actually experience art. I suppose I’m a Luddite (once again). There’s a numinous feeling in the great museums.
OpenCulture: Werner Herzog Will Teach His First Online Course on Filmmaking.
Dazed: Studio Ghibli’s back with a co-produced silent film.
“It’s an 80-minute, full-length feature that tells the tale of a sailor stranded on an uninhabited tropical island, grappling with the prospect of an eternal life of solititude with only crabs and fish for company. He tries in vain to escape, before a mysterious woman turns up out of the sea, along with a giant red turtle.” In case you’re exhausted of caped and armored crusaders at the cinema.
PVC/ART OF THE CUT: Interview with “Captain America: Civil War” video editor.
“I would argue that the rhythm is not something determined by the location of a single cut, but is something that appears after multiple cuts – like a drummer, you don’t have a rhythm with a single drum beat ... there has to be a sequence of drum beats to have rhythm.” YES!
c|net: This quick-release parachute could save drones from going kersplat.
Ballistic parachutes for drones? I’m surprised noone thought of it before. Even me!
Open Culture: Watch Animated Introductions to 25 Philosophers.
Even these short excerpts may be too much for some short-attention-span individuals. But worth the watching, for those who have never had any exposure to these ideas.
Youtube: Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Vintage Swing Jet Cover ft. Addie Hamilton.
Never gets old, PMJ.
Engadget: Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you.
Yeah, I’m really looking forward to a future of dishwasher racks overpopulating the ozone.
Register.UK: Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it under a bus.
“In the meantime, Adobe’s Windows customers now have little choice but to use QuickTime, despite it having two gaping holes in its security that allow full remote code execution if a malicious video is played. Adobe better move fast on this, and Apple customers might want to trust Cook & Co a little less to keep them safe.” Beware, Window folks.
PDN: What Photographers and Filmmakers Need to Know About Thunderbolt 3.
“Thunderbolt 3 uses a Type C port just like USB Type C. That means, in practice, there’s no physical difference between a Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type C cable and port. And, like USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3 has identical plugs on either end of the cable so there’s no longer a ‘right’ way to plug them in.” You mean there’s no longer a ‘wrong’ way to plug them in, hopefully ...
Youtube: Santa Fe, NM by Drone in 4K.
Much is being made of this. You’ll see a whole lot of flat roofs - zooming away from you. Why backwards? Who knows? Some herky-jerky footage. Obviously done in a rush.
Youtube: Titanic sinks in REAL TIME.
More harrowing than watching paint dry.
Vimeo: 100 Years/100 Shots.
I don’t necessarily agree with all the choices, but absolutely worth watching. A visual opinion, then. Well-done.