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fxguide: The VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Spoilers, methinks. But cool stuff within.

08/13/14 • 12:34 PM • EntertainmentMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

... And now we’ve lost Lauren Bacall too.

For most of my adult life, I’ve been a ‘brunette man’, but Lauren was always AOK by me.

08/12/14 • 08:59 PM • EntertainmentHistoryMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Top 10 Best CGI Moments from Last Century!

How far we’ve come.

08/12/14 • 11:43 AM • DesignHistoryMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Tone.

Cool. Notice how it just wouldn’t be the same without the music.

Tangential: I’ve been running across a lot of folks posting ‘how-to’ videos, using completely inappropriate music to intro their vids.  Dynamic music, lots of aural ‘movement’ — to be followed by a person talking in a monotone against a blank background. The word ‘appropriateness’ comes to mind.

08/11/14 • 11:23 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Atlantic/Video: The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean.

Appropriate for a summer Friday.

08/08/14 • 11:02 AM • Motion GraphicsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: A Yellowstone Tourist Crashed a Drone Into One of the World’s Largest Springs.

#^@#%$@$$ The hot springs in Yellowstone rely on very fragile geologic phenomena. It could just calcify over and become part of the spring, or, if heavy enough, could sink and destroy or plug ‘plumbing.’  Trying to fish it out of superheated water, surrounded by fragile calcification, is a major operation. The Yellowstone park service should put up signs with an IM/phone number to report drone sightings immediately.

08/07/14 • 11:56 AM • LawMotion GraphicsNaturePhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Art of VFX: Donstroy “Heart of The Capital” - Making of by CGF.

Yeah, I know. But it’s cool.  I spent a lot of time modelling in Strata and form•z. I miss doing work in form•z. I actually created a completely imaginary medical sampling machine that ended up being a prototype for a NJ company. One of my ‘other lives’.

08/07/14 • 11:07 AM • DesignMotion GraphicsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PDN: Up in the Sky - New DJI Drone Ready for Pro Camera Work.

18 minutes of flight time on a breezeless day, six feet off the ground. Ain’t much. But when’s the last time you sat through a ten minute single-shot? Hmmm? 60 seconds is a very long time in the video editing suite.

08/06/14 • 03:22 PM • ConsumptionDesignMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Civil War Memory: The Problem of Southern Thinking From a Southerner.


08/05/14 • 02:31 PM • HistoryHuman RightsMotion GraphicsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Hollywood studios strike deal to keep Kodak movie film in production.


07/31/14 • 09:46 AM • EntertainmentHistoryMotion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: Boater/Beater/Bitch.

Usually, you only see the perfect performances on video. So much painful.

07/31/14 • 09:34 AM • HealthMotion GraphicsPhysical FitnessSports • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Fire Engineering: Drone Causes Problems at California Wildfire.

Another dimbulb who can’t think beyond the end of his nose. This is why the FAA may look to pilot training for drone operators; one needs to have knowledge of air operations.  Thanks, Mark!

07/29/14 • 11:36 AM • EnvironmentalHardwareLawMotion GraphicsNature • (14) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: This Is What Happens When You Attach a GoPro Camera to a Moving Car Wheel.

Barf alert.

07/28/14 • 08:45 AM • Motion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Seattle.gov: Space Needle Still Standing After Reported Drone Strike.

Another dope. Good luck to the President’s EO; the FAA is the proper venue, no matter what others say. If that thing had broken its props against the Needle, it could have killed or seriously injured someone on the way down. In a “Me, Myself and I” culture, this can’t end well without regulations.

07/24/14 • 10:52 PM • GeneralHealthLawMotion GraphicsPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: Mesmerizing Studio Visits with Five South Korean Master Ceramicists.

Beautifully done.

07/24/14 • 11:00 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Startin-Sport: Assassin’s Creed en parkour à Paris.

A blast. The pacing could have been picked up just a bit, and it needs to be watched fullscreen. But nicely done. Feels like drone footage, but it looks to be all Steadicam.  Kudos for having good backs, guys.

07/24/14 • 10:35 AM • ConsumptionEntertainmentMotion GraphicsTravel • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Officials Search for 3 Days; Drone Finds Missing Man After 20 Minutes.

Match point, FAA. What are you going to do about the very positive aspects of quadcopter/drones?

07/23/14 • 02:33 PM • HardwareLawMotion GraphicsPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechDirt: FAA Investigates Congressman’s Use Of Drone To Help Videotape His Wedding.

“That brings us to today, where we get to read news about the FAA investigating the use of a drone to take sky-recordings of the wedding of a US Congressman who sits on the subcommittee that oversees the FAA.”  Oh, this one’s worth watching, just for the entertainment value alone.

07/21/14 • 01:08 PM • LawMotion GraphicsPhotographyPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Colossal: An Amazing Collection of Mechanical Singing Bird Automata.

Leave the volume up and drive your office-mates to distraction.

07/21/14 • 12:17 PM • ArtsHistoryMotion GraphicsMusic • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

DP Review: Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio.

Oy. You’d damned well better use blade guards. You think a crash is expensive. Injure a model!  The insurance costs vs. using an assistant may mitigate in favor of a physical person. Folks who own quadcopters tend to, after their first crash, replace with aftermarket parts. You know what knives through butter do; you really, really don’t want to see what aftermarket carbon fiber blades will do to fingers, eyes, etc.

07/17/14 • 10:52 AM • Motion GraphicsPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Youtube: Weird Al, ‘Foil’.

Weird Al’s having a heck of a week.  Perfect social fodder. I haven’t seen Al in ages, now he’s flippin’ *everywhere*.

07/16/14 • 10:36 AM • ArtsMotion GraphicsMusicSocial Media • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SciAm: Kids on Screen-Time Diet Lost Weight and Got Better Grades.

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.”  The ‘idiot box’ remains the ‘idiot box’ … or so it seems here.

07/15/14 • 02:34 PM • ChildhoodEntertainmentMotion GraphicsPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vimeo: It’s a plastic world.

As opposed to other videos on this subject, this one discusses some solutions.

07/15/14 • 02:15 PM • EnvironmentalMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

EOSHD: A real world Sony A7S rolling shutter test vs the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

Of interest.

07/03/14 • 03:48 PM • HardwareMotion Graphics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Anyone taken a How Design University Course?

Thinking of taking an FCPX course, because it’s project-based, instead of just Lynda.com’ing it.  What do y’all think?

07/03/14 • 03:16 PM • Motion GraphicsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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