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Must Watch Behind the Scenes of Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”

Photographer and long-time Darren Aronofsky collaborator Niko Tavernise gives us a great behind the scenes look at making Aronofsky’s moody ballet thriller: Black Swan: Fan of Darren Aronofsky and of great making-ofs rejoy, photographer and long-time collaborator Niko Tavernise just uploaded “Metamorphosis“, Black-Swan’s full making of that consists of three videos. And that’s not it, Tavernise Read MoreRead More

Charlie Day’s Merrimac College Commencement Speech

Actor Charlie Day regales his college days and offers some advice about betting on oneself and how “a plan B can muddy up your plan A” He explained how he and some friends began shooting a homemade version of what would eventually become “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” At the same time, he was offered Read MoreRead More

Thomas Dolby Explains How a Synthesizer Works on a Jim Henson Kids Show (1989)

“She Blinded Me With Science” author Thomas Dolby explains in basic terms how a synthesizer works. We’ve all heard the musical fruits of audio synthesis, especially if we regularly listen to the pop of the 1980s. But how, exactly, does a synthesizer work? Ask a modern electronic-music enthusiast and the answer may come out too Read MoreRead More

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new Read MoreRead More

Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.” Read MoreRead More

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