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Watch the Damien Chazelle’s Original Short Film “Whiplash”

Originally conceived as an 85 page script, a short consisting of 15 pages was created to attract investors. This 18-minute short went on to receive acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Staring Johnny Simmons as the drummer and J. K. Simmons as the teacher, watch the original short film that brought the investors to turn the script into an Oscar Nominated Film.

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Two-in-one photography: Light as wave and particle!

Light is a wave and a particle, but no-one’s managed to see both at the same time…. until now!

The first ever snapshot of light as both wave and particle is taken by Fabrizio Carbone’s lab at EPFL (LUMES). The work is published in Nature Communications on 02 March 2015.

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior.

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications.

When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this “photoelectric” effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time. 

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Breaking down the Script of “Whiplash”

Scott Meyers breaks down the script from Whiplash from Scene-By-Scene BreakdownMajor Plot PointsSequencesPsychological Journey, and Takeaways

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p.1-3: We meet ANDREW NEIMAN, first year student, who sits honing his drum skills in the practice room. FLETCHER enters and states that he’s looking for players. He asks Neiman to play a few specific beats for him. Neiman struggles with one particular rudiment, the double time swing, he closes his eyes as he tries to keep tempo and only opens them when he hears the door close. Fletcher has gone, failure.

p.3-4A: Neiman heads to the theater. We meet Nicole who works on the concessions stands. He seems to like her but does nothing about it. Neiman joins JIM his father in the theater. He explains that he played for Fletcher today and shrugs when asked how it went. Jim tells him there are other things in life and draws a comparison with his own failed expectations as a youngster. Neiman calls into question his dads attitude to not making it. “It’s just life” his father retorts. At that point another movie goer bangs into Jim’s head as he goes to his seat, Jim apologizes despite it not being his fault as Neiman observes his fathers acceptance of what just happened.

p.5-6: Neiman enters the dorm hallway, a party is in full swing, he ignores this and goes into his room. He sits in awe watching a documentary on legendary drummer Buddy Rich surrounded by musical paraphernalia.

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Modeling the Shining’s Overlook Hotel Maze

Over the span of a month, Adam Savage designed and built an accurate replica of the hedge maze architectural model from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The maze model, as seen in The Overlook Hotel, is only seen briefly, but reference screenshots from throughout the film allowed Adam to painstakingly recreate it. The project ended up as one of Adam’s more labor-intensive builds in recent memory!

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The Simple 1-Click Green Screen? The Basic Filmmaker Explains How

Basic Filmmaker gets to the root cause of bad greenscreen on small sets – the LIGHTING!

Although you should absolutely try to get your greenscreen lighting as good as possible so that the advanced tools in NLEs and compositors don’t have to work so hard – remember that there is some leeway in post. Don’t feel bad if you need to use more tools to get the shot to look right.

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