Watch this hypnotically beautiful motion poem “Working Order” by Gentleman Scholar
Title: “Working Order”
Air Date: May 22, 2014
Executive Producers: Todd Boss, Egg Creative, Jennifer David
Production: Gentleman Scholar
Creative Directors: Will Campbell, Will Johnson
Executive Producer: Lindsay Bodanza
Head of Production: Rachel Kaminek
Art Directors, Lead Designers: Jordan Lyle, JP Rooney
Producer: Nikki Maniolas
3D Animators: Tim Hayward, Ben Grangereau, Ryan Kirkwood
2D Animators, Designers: Sang Shin, Peter Lee, Heather Aquino, Calvin Prieto
Poem: “Working Order” by Dora Malech
Score: Singing Serpent Music
Sound Design: Eleven Sound
Mixer: Ben Freer
Casting: Sound Lounge
Director: Carrie Faverty
Voice Over: Anthoula Katsimatides
Ted Hope makes 6 observations about the state of the independent film market and what we can do to make the business sustainable.
2. It’s more difficult than ever before to actually earn a living creating. A big part of this is due to a culture of individualism that may actually be harmful to films and the film industry. A more collective or collaborative approach to production and distribution may yield better results.
3. We have an industry that is based on antiquated concepts that no longer apply to the world we’re living in. We live in a globalized, digital era of overabundance that is effectively devaluing the supply of new creative work, but many people in the film business still act as if they are still working in a pre-digital era of independent distribution.
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60fotogramas collects 62 of the greatest Sci-Fi films from the past 112 years in this supercut
Introduction speech by Orson Wells: “War of the worlds”, BBC radio.
1902- Voyage dans la lune
1929- Fraud in Mond
1933-The invisible Man
1936-The Devil Doll
1951- The Day the earth Stood still
1953- The War of the worlds
1956- Forbidden Planet
1956- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
1957- The incredible Shrinking Man
1960- The Time Machine
1960- The village of the damned
1966- Fahrenheit 45
1968- A space Odissey
1968- Planet of the Apes
1971- A Clockwork Orange
1973- Fantastic Planet
1974- Soylent Green
1977- Close encounters of the third Kind
1977- Star Wars: episode IV, a new hope
1980- Star Wars: episode V, the empire strikes back
1982- Blade Runner
1982- The Thing
1985- Back to the future
1986- The Fly
1989- Back to the future II
1990- Total Recall
1991- Terminator II
1993- Jurassic Park
1995- Ghost in the Shell
1995- Twelve Monkeys
1997- Abre los ojos
1997- The fifht element
1999- The Matrix
1999- Being Jhon Malcovich
2001- Donnie Darko
2002- Minority Report
2005- V for Vendetta
2006- Children of Men
2013- Star Trek Into Darkness
2013- Her (final speech)
Stressed out, relentless, martyrdom is often viewed as part and parcel of success. From the sleepless persona of the Tech entrepreneurs, to the ubiquitous chatter around “grit,” tenacity has become synonymous with achievement. Yet, new emergent research is illustrating that perhaps dogged determination has been glamorized far beyond its usefulness.
I have been a dancer since I was three years old. When I finally graduated to pointe shoes at the age of ten, I was thrilled. Pointe shoes were notorious for their pain and so naturally, were associated with everything badass and superstar.
I displayed my newly blistered and bloody toes to anyone who would look (sorry friends and family).
It was confirmed. I was the real deal.
We are conditioned to endure, to soldier on, to suck it up. Yet, the research on innovation, creativity, and insight paints a more complex picture. Obsessive overwork– the ballet dancer who dances well past the limits of her bloody feet–may lead to a deficit in the quality of the result, not an increase.
It’s undeniable that grit, sweat, and hard work are core components of expertise. It would clearly be overly simplistic and inaccurate to dismiss their linchpin role. However overworking undermines our success in three major ways: creativity, problem solving and social connection.
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Turn that bucket of chicken into something illuminating.
I have a two DIY ring-flashes. My first one was made out of illustration board, and the second one was made of out of a bucket of fried chicken from our local restaurant. Here is my step by step tutorial on how to make your own DIY ring flash using the leftovers of a KFC dinner. (of course you can but a DIY ring flash kit or a totally pro solution as well, but then the KFC leftovers will be thrown away rather than recycled).
- a Thor Illustrated bucket (mine was from a 12pcs chicken bucket meal)
- Scissors / Cutter
- Aluminum foil (or you can buy aluminum tape which is better)
- Tape and double stick tape
- Tracing Paper
- A pen
- Plastic folder / illustration board (optional to be used for the snoot part of the ring flash)
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If you love visual comedy, you gotta love Edgar Wright, one of the few filmmakers who is consistently finding humor through framing, camera movement, editing, goofy sound effects and music. This is an analysis and an appreciation of a director so awesome that Marvel had to fire him on a holiday.
By Tony Zhou
Bill Murray decided to give an impromptu one when he crashed a bachelor party in South Carolina.
Speaking about relationships and after you think you found “the one”.
Take that person and travel around the world, Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.
Sounds like an interesting plot for a movie: The story behind this and the full video:
Over Memorial Day weekend, 20 of my buddies from Boston College got together in Charleston for our friend EJ’s bachelor party. At one point during dinner at a steakhouse, one guy goes to the bathroom downstairs and sees Bill Murray sitting with some people with a fishing vest on. We talked to the waiter to see if we could send him some drinks, to which Bill declined. One of my buddies then went down and asked if he’d come up and say a few words for EJ and got a “No thanks.” My buddy comes back up dejected and tells us it’s not going to happen. Two minutes later, Bill f—ing Murray walks into the room and gives this speech.
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Sebastian Wober reviews Arri’s latest offering – a camera sporting the ALEXA sensor but designed for small crews and documentary filmmakers.
The Arri AMIRA is not only targeted at documentarists and low budget productions, but with its B4-mount option will most likely also become part of the inventory at many TV stations around the globe. We had a chance to test Arri’s new contender and as expected I have many positive things to say, about a camera that isn’t a light weight, but has nothing to hide either.
Last week I spent two days shooting a live music video with Sophie Abraham (some preview scenes can be seen in the video above). The full video and my detailed experience about working with the Arri AMIRA on set with minimal lighting and a crew no larger than 2-3 people will be posted later this week.
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