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The Full Oral History of the Making of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”

The Elstree Project started as an oral history project designed to record, preserve and share the memories of people who have worked at the studios of Elstree and Borehamwood. Here is the full story, at 55-minutes in length, and with contributions from nine crew members who worked on the film and Stanley Kubrick’s widow, Christiane.Read More

The Pace of Productivity and How to Master Your Creative Routine

Maria Papova reviews Manage Your Day-to-Day looking at how to develop habits that keep creativity flowing. We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut toBurroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow Read MoreRead More

Advice on Life from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

Maria Papova digests Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson’s commencement speech for some tips on living the creative life. It’s surprising how hard we’ll work when the work is done just for ourselves. And with all due respect to John Stuart Mill, maybe utilitarianism is overrated. If I’ve learned one thing from being a cartoonist, Read MoreRead More

Researchers Discover How to Capture 3D “Ghost” Images Without a Camera

Using only a few pixel sensors, university researchers are discovering a new way of imaging things in 3D. A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy just published a paper in Science that details how they managed to use an altered style of “ghost imaging” photography to create accurate three-dimensional images. While a Read MoreRead More

Photography in the Music Industry with Rob Shanahan

Rob Shanahan is one of the world’s most published photographers in the music industry. His photos have appeared in numerous ad campaigns, CD/DVD covers, books, galleries, and magazines around the globe. He is Ringo Starr’s personal photographer and has been working closely with him since 2004, photographing and designing his tour books, DVDs, and records Read MoreRead More

What Was the Most Awkward Movie You Saw With Your Parents?

Tribeca’s new One Question series asks five filmmakers about one thing at a time, directors Matthew Cooke (How to Make Money Selling Drugs), Rob Bruce (McConkey), Jenée LaMarque (The Pretty One), Christopher Pomerenke (Queens of Country), and producer Chris McDaniel (Queens of Country) talk about the completely inappropriate, cringe-inducing films they saw with their parents.Read More

Why ‘The Great Gatsby’ Reveals a Huge Divide Between Hollywood and Its Fans

“The Great Gatsby” had all the makings of a flop. Warner Bros. delayed the movie’s release because it wanted to reshoot certain scenes. Its new date landed the film between “Iron Man 3″ and “Star Trek Into Darkness,” two movies that were hits before the cameras started rolling. The week “Gatsby” did open, critics were Read MoreRead More

How Michael Crichton’s “Westworld” Pioneered Modern Special Effects

David A Price chronicles how writer/director Michael Crichton’s 1973 Westworld pathed the way for modern special effects by using “Pixelation” and developed by none-other-than John Whitney Jr. the son of John Whitney who introduced computers into the design of Vertigo. Nearly every studio film at the multiplexes this summer will have been created, at least partly, by a Read MoreRead More

On the Relationship Between Creativity and Dishonesty

It turns out that being creative also involves a healthy dose of dishonesty. The first use of the U.S. Postal Service was to sell products that didn’t exist. Spam dominates global email volume today. Hoaxes and pranks have been ritualized in everyday culture. And yet, we tend to believe that dishonesty and fraud are confined Read MoreRead More

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