SciAm: How I Dissected a T. Rex [Video].
“That was how I found myself in the famous Pinewood Studios near London last April, next to where they were filming the new Bond movie, chopping up a 43-foot T.rex with chainsaws, dripping with synthetic blood. Not a normal day at the office for an academic scientist who spends most of his time writing grants, advising students, and lecturing.” It may put you off steak for a while.
The Art of VFX: The Martian.
Looks interesting. I wonder what has spurred the recent spate of outer space flicks? SpaceX?
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.
Try not to smile; I couldn’t do it. And a DB5 for extra enjoyment.
Youtube: Jeff Beck Performing “You Know You Know” Live In Tokyo.
Jeff lets Rhonda and Jonathan step up.
Happened to run across this interview, too.
DSLR Video Shooter: The GH4 Guide is Now Available!
This may seem expensive, but when you realize how much time and effort it saves you, it becomes a bargain. Bookmarked.
CNN: Enrique Iglesias injures hand in concert drone mishap.
Dumb. The toy/tool dichotomy strikes. A pro drone isn’t benign. Even with blade guards, the professional models tend to have extremely sharp carbon fiber blades. Surprised he still has his fingers; I didn’t see blade guards in the videos online, he may be lucky he still has eyes.
Mashable: The exact moment the 1-year crew arrived at the International Space Station.
The Instagram vid is sped up, making it look quite ... nerve-wracking ... when it’s not. The guidance computers seem to be rock-solid. Totally cool.
NY Times: In Flight.
OK. The animations are just childish ... did we really need them? Why not use real video, if you feel the article needs that kind of embellishment?
Youtube: Jeff Beck & Jimmy Hall - Red House (4-25-15).
After 5. Crank it.
Extra points: Jeff does The Thrill is Gone as an encore the day after BB passed on.
CAR: Stirling Moss drives the Mille Miglia: 360-degree video.
Drag the video around. Kind of cool. Two viewpoints, left-front and right-rear.
Audio’s turrible, but Jeff Beck and ZZ Top doing “Rough Boy”.
May 2, 2015. If you’re a Beck fan, you know the song - according to Jeff himself - pulled him out of one of his ‘disappearing act’ periods and restored his faith that guitar still had a place in music. Thank goodness Billy whipped this one out when he did. Also - a slew of current tour videos are appearing on YT. I want to hear a decent recording of “A Change is Gonna Come”!!
OpenCulture: Carl Sagan Issues a Chilling Warning to America in His Last Interview (1996).
“We’ve arranged a society on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power sooner or later is going to blow up in our faces.” You tell ‘em, Carl.
fxguide: RenderMan: under the (new) varnish.
Always great results. When you know what you’re doing!
Telegraph.UK: Why do so many liberal parents hate Thomas the Tank Engine?
Are Thomas shows indoctrinating your children in Stalinist propoganda? A bit overwrought, to my ears ... but I haven’t watched an episode in many years.
Youtube: The Moon through a 61cm reflector.
Motionographer: The Fermi Paradox.
William Yan: Cartier-Bresson ‘tells how’. 1958.
Youtube: Fenati and Ajo clash in Moto3 warm-up.
Childish and dangerous. The guy in the blue punches the other’s engine kill switch at 0:30. He received a well-deserved penalty.
The New York Review of Books: ‘Nadja à Paris’ by Nadja Tesich.
SciAm: The Anti-Drone Drone.
Mashable: Ranger uses stun gun on park visitor flying drone in Hawaii national park.
Like a perfect storm of hot button issues.
EOSHD: Sony A7R II looks to feature 9K sensor / 56MP.
Aeon Video: What comes after religion?
“Do we know how to replace the benefits offered by religion?” The similarities between internet social media and religion come strongly to mind.
Apple Support: Pro Video Format 2.0.1 asks me to update it repeatedly ...
One of those days. I downloaded the Apple software update after reapplying the blasted update twice in the App Store, made sure it installed properly, and then just chose to ‘Hide this Update’ in the App Store, rather than purchase Pacifist. Posted this for others suffering this particular malady.
Vimeo: The Alchemist’s Letter.
Foreshadowing that goes nowhere, really; meticulously and beautifully created.