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Does Fiction Exist? (ft. Harry Potter) | Idea Channel

We all know who Harry Potter is, and can conjure an image of him in our minds. There are specific properties that make a Harry THE Harry (glasses, scar, wand, etc), so it’s safe to say that we’re all sharing a consistent idea. But do these physical properties mean that Harry Potter EXISTS? Harry Potter Read MoreRead More

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

The FAA just released a public information piece on the regulation of unmanned aircraft – this would cover all the aerial vehicles used for aerial photography. Reprinted from this government website February 26–There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts. Read MoreRead More

Selfies, Pizza and Promoting Brands at the Oscars

Stuart Elliot reports on the branding opportunity that has become of the Academy Awards. IN recent years, it appeared that the Academy Awards was becoming increasingly desirable as a marketing platform, perhaps even approaching the biggest day of the year for advertising, the Super Bowl. After the Oscars broadcast on ABC on Sunday night, that Read MoreRead More

Life After Pi – A Documentary on the Rhythm & Hues Studios

LIFE AFTER PI is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi” — just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a Read MoreRead More

LightSpin – a 360 Degree Light Painting Stop Motion Animation

Eric Paré presents LightSpin is an experimental photography art project that finds its source in a unique light painting technique. Performers are improvising contemporary dance movements at the center of a ring on which 24 cameras are mounted. Their brief dances are carried out in complete darkness, light being aimed at the subjects as to reveal Read MoreRead More

Charlie Rose Oscars Special Opener 2014

Al Boardman produced this opening sequence for the Charlie Rose ‘Oscars Special’ show, which aired on PBS on 27th February 2014. The sequence features 8 Oscar nominated films with actors and directors that had previously appeared on the Charlie Rose show. The 1 minute sequence shows a series of custom animated illustrations and transitions from the film Gravity, Read MoreRead More

Behind the Scenes of Vivida’s “Released by Love” Photoshoot

Simeon Quarrie, owner of wedding production company Vivida, reveals the hard work behind a unique editorial-style pre-wedding photoshoot for one of his couples. This was an unbelievably fun shoot. Though the pre-production was very very tough. I definitely believe that the success of any shoot comes from the preparation. I had a concept bouncing around Read MoreRead More

The Misguided Detective Work of the CSI: Cinema Scene Investigators

Matt Singer argues that the endless hours dedicated to investigating the intangible mysteries like “What Bill Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation” or “Is Deckard a Replicant” really miss the point of cinema. A few weeks ago, Bill Murray held an IAmA on Reddit to promoteThe Monuments Men. The topics ranged from the most fun Read MoreRead More

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