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.
Archaeology News Network: French tourist arrested for Colosseum drone flight.
No droning in Italy, without prior approval. “For most urban flights people will need to obtain a permit and we invite people to read our guidelines before they try anything.”
PVC: Helium Core helps iPhoneographers add accessories to the camera.
This looks completely brilliant.
Vimeo: Démo Mikros Image | 2015.
Showreel. I think the mariachi marmots are my fave.
Mashable: The horrifying moment a man narrowly escapes a raging wildfire.
Why you don’t mess with Mother Nature. Imagine being in steep canyons, as we have here in NM, when the winds change (and are blowing at 50MPH). Another reason we go out of our way to drop food and sundries for firefighters. They do one hell of a dangerous job.
Vulture: How Actors Get Plastic Surgery With a Click.
I think we all knew about this after the release of “300”, didn’t we? All the CGI six-packs. Once you know, you can’t not see them all.
Fubiz: Mexican Girl Went to Paris to Visit Amelie’s Filming Locations.
Vimeo: Still the cutest child in recorded history.
Vimeo: Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement.
EOSHD: Short note – Canon 80D has no improvement in video quality!
DZone: New Drone Paves the Way for Smarter Search and Rescue.
Slate: Drone footage of New York City’s Arthur Kill ship graveyard.
Great use of a drone. Slate, you’re *still* using Flash to deliver video? Really?
PVC: Backup application Hedge for Mac now available.
Youtube: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Border Wall.
The thing that depresses me most about modern political comedy, is that they have to be the ones who lay out the idiotic realities our news media persist in ignoring. Even the smallest bit of investigative journalism is too big an investment, it seems. We all know a wall is ridiculous, and an argument could be made that any sensible person would know this. But rallies and turnout prove that an explanation - in detail - is *not* ridiculous. Indeed, such explanation is sadly necessary. Where are the in-depth analysis - with modern infographics? The fancy Medium/Exposure style image pages with animations? Where are the stats of how many billion gallons of concrete that would be necessary?
Then again, perhaps noone wants to even hint that the whole project would likely be contracted to the Chinese.
Register.UK: Flying Scotsman attacked by drone.
Operating a vehicle in 3D space doesn’t come naturally. There should be a training requirement for such use.
Art of VFX: “Les Voyageurs de l’Espace” - Making Of.
Not heard of this. Looks kinda curious ...
Captain America: Civil War Final Trailer - Spider-Man Revealed! (Parody)
HAH. NSFW, if a Michael Jackson video is NSFW.
DYT: Movie Scenes Before-And-After Special Effects.
It’s got to be so hard to conjure up great performances when awash in greenscreen and padded dummies.