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Looking Glass – A Hypnotic Study of the Human Eye

Check out this hypnotic film by Benjamin Lebeau: a study of a couple hundred people’s eyes at UCLA. WARNING: Do not watch this video if you’re sensitive to rapid imagery. Shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT with an SLR Magic 12mm T1.6 lens. Graded, stabilized, and edited with a roundtrip workflow between Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Read MoreRead More

Thomas Edison & His Trusty Kinetoscope Create the First Movie Filmed In The US (c. 1889)

Watch the first motion picture recorded in the US by Thomas Edison. Thomas Edison is undoubtedly America’s best-known inventor. Nicknamed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” for his prolific creativity, Edison amassed a whopping 1093 patents throughout his lifetime. His most important inventions, such as the incandescent light bulb and the phonograph, were not merely revolutionary Read MoreRead More

You Can Take Selfies of Your Aorta With This Mini Camera

Cameras are getting smaller and smaller – this tiny speck is capable shooting full HD video for medical purposes: Scientific studies of selfies have yielded interesting insights on personalities, gender differences, and national moods, but scientist F. Levent Degertekin has invented a new camera that can provide high-def, 3-D images of your innards. This “camera” uses ultrasound imaging techniques to Read MoreRead More

Recently Relocated? Tips For Rebuilding Your Freelance Business In A New City

.Did you just move to a new city? Mike Wilkinson offers a few tips on how to get back on your feet as a freelance filmmaker after the big move. When it comes to building a video production and photography business, it can take years to cultivate good clients, get high paying and interesting projects, Read MoreRead More

The Story behind the Eyes Wide Shut Masks

In a short but remarkable workshop, in 1985 Franco Cecamore has created two original masks for the Venice Carnival. Twelve years later, a man with white coloured men’s clothing, came to that shop: the man was Jan Harlan, executive producer of one of the last movies directed by Stanley Kubrick. He visited “Il Canovaccio” in Read MoreRead More

The History of the Movie Trailer

Some people consider them the best part of the movie going experience – the Movie Trailer. Take a look at the evolution of the “coming attractions” from simple silent film splices, through the template style of the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the Auteurs of the 60s and finally into the Blockbuster era. In The Read MoreRead More

George Lucas on the Meaning of Life

Maria Popova explores the Star Wars Creator’s thoughts on the life and the universe. Scholars who have studied myth and religion for many years and have connected all of the theories spawned over the ages about life and consciousness and who have taken away the superficial trappings, have come up with the same sensibility. They Read MoreRead More

How 300’s innovations in 2006 became the clichés of 2014

Follow the modern trend of sword and sandal genre that started back with Zack Snyder’s 300 in 2006. When Zack Snyder’s 300 became an unexpected blockbuster in 2007 (after playing one festival in 2006), the success spawned a slew of analyses in the showbiz press, as pundits tried to pinpoint how this particular movie seemingly came Read MoreRead More

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