Required mention of the great documentary "Punchlines for Progress:Why Jon Stewart is one of the most trusted men in America".
Edit: Don't know what proper etiquette is on this but you're welcome to everyone :)
Action photographer Corey Rich photographs climber Alex Honnold:
>When Alex Honnold and I discussed the Nikon D4 project several months prior, we locked in on Joshua Tree National Park. Given the area's dry weather in late November, J-Tree seemed to be the obvious climbing location. During our first phone call, we simultaneously suggested Equinox as the climb. At 5.12c, this is a test piece in Southern California climbing. On a rope, Alex is a top climber. Without a rope (free soloing), he is in a class unto himself. If Equinox felt good with a rope, there was a high likelihood he would be up to free solo the climb. Again, much like Dane, if Alex did decide to free solo the route, we might only have one opportunity to capture the ascent. Obviously, the stakes are very high, when a fall could mean death. To our amazement, after Alex's first lap he announced "it felt good, actually pretty easy". He then proceeded to do it two more times in the last 20 minutes before the sun set. On the second day of shooting with Alex, the tables had turned. He climbed to the crux (the hardest section of the climb), fiddled with getting good finger jams, was not feeling it and backed down. After a 20 or 30 minute rest, he was back on the wall, did one lap and called it. I really value and respect Alex's ability to listen to his mind and body and not allow any external forces to influence whether he climbed again or not.
Video of the shoot here.
Hey guys, I see a lot of "neat, but idgi". The description speaks of an 'embodiment experience'. There's something going on in the subject's brains other than "oh I'm touching my arm but I'm seeing a woman's arm". With the actions mirrored I believe the subjects experience something more immersive; if we take a moment to recall this pain experiment then I think we'll appreciate this a little more: [link]
tl;dr: remember that rubber hand pain experiment? i think the same thing happens here and the subjects actually "feel" the other subject's body.
e: the abstract if you're lazy:
>The visual capture phenomenon has recently been explored, especially in the context of the rubber-hand illusion (RHI)--an illusion in which tactile sensations are referred to an illusory limb. We have induced the RHI with the difference that tactile-painful stimuli were added in order to verify the interaction between vision, touch, proprioception, and pain. Thirty volunteers were used. We found that tactile-painful stimuli could cause the same illusion as purely tactile stimuli. This result suggests that localisation of pain may also be distorted by spurious visual cues.
e2: i'm going to spam this because it's so relevant. chrkchrkchrk found it, this video shows an amazing application where someone in a wheelchair is given the perspective of a dancer: [link]
I think maybe what I'm really excited about is if this experiment takes it beyond the physical illusion to an emotional one. I don't know if I'm wording it right. So the arm feels like my arm, but in the perspective of the other subject can someone experience phantom emotions? I don't know, just rambling ideas, where this thing is going or could go.
She's almost 6 weeks old. Too young to be separated in our book, but supposedly the mother was stolen. My wife seems to be attracted to rescue cases. She is a blue pit. She has a great home with loving brothers and sisters. I promise.
EDIT- Video. Sorry I couldn't figure out how to flip the video.
I was the student. My driving instructor used to say weird shit to me in the car and he got all handsy. He used to constantly say I looked like his wife. One day, he said I had "interesting ears" and started massaging the right one while I was driving. Another time, I was having trouble hitting the gas pedal properly, so he demonstrated how my foot should be touching the pedal by massaging my upper thigh. Towards the end of the semester, I was running for student president, and he told me to watch a movie called Election, which he said was "about a girl fooling around with her teacher." Anyone who has seen it knows that's not really the plot, but the parallels with us were striking. In the movie, Reese Witherspoon is running for student president, and her social studies teacher, played by Matthew Broderick, fantasizes about screwing her. He goes by Mr. M in the movie. Guess what my driving instructor's name was? You can see clips from the movie here. One of the last things he said to me was, "I made ice cream." I said, "excuse me?" He then clarified: "It's supposed to be I made YOU scream. Do you like that?" Somehow, I passed my road test.
Here is the original video on the user's Vimeo. I would say it's pretty questionable that it's an ad, but I guess someone is free to message them and ask if they really care that much.
I also found this video which features some nice awkwardness with a slice of appropriation. good stuff.
I would concur - as many in Germany and Greater German could have attested - nothing illegal was actually done, the camps , treatment of prisoners, and more or less everything done there, was legal by reflection of the laws themselves.
In that respect the greatest tragedy in the last 20 years to my mind is that precisely when the US had "won" the long cold-war, the principles for which it had once fought were being actively subverted by some pretty serious sociopaths of our own.
One of my professors in film school direct a movie with Danny Trejo, 1995's <em>The Stranger</em>.
He told us one day about this small desert town they were filming in, and how you had to walk over a mile to get to the nearest business, a little gas station. He and Danny Trejo walked out there together one day and Danny started telling him about all the murders he has committed, one by one.
My professor suddenly got a dark ominous feeling of, "What if this guy is a legitimate psychopath, and he always tells somebody about his previous murders before killing them. Am I about to be killed and left for dead out here in the desert?"
I have two, I can back you up: they're fucking awesome.
Edit: Here is a video of Dexter freaking out when Netflix paused to buffer on Gustavo's face from Breaking Bad. I couldn't figure out why he was barking.
I think it's a fun idea and I'm glad someone tried it out. It's too bad we can't get over the tits/boner jokes to actually talk about it. I'm kind of out of my depth to speak on gender identity and the VR experience, but I'd love to read someone else talk about it. I'm excited to think about other applications. Like what do you think a KKK member would experience if he was partnered with an African American? Disgust and revulsion? Or would he gain some sense of humanity? I don't know. It's neat to think about.
e: chrkchrkchrk found it, this video shows an amazing application where someone in a wheelchair is given the perspective of a dancer: [link]
Here's the preview I mentioned in the title.
I got the music idea from realgamer890's comment here.
Hope you like it.
For a mirror, I've also uploaded it to Vimeo. We'll see if that lasts.
That's because he is immortal, as everyone knows.
EDIT: Just found the ending to <em>Bogus Journey</em>, and wow, he does look almost exactly the same.
This island is in Tokyo, where I live, and my company makes travel videos. I was thinking about going and doing my own little personal youtube... but if reddit was interested enough and posted on our vimeo page, I'm sure my boss would definitely consider sending our camera crew there and doing a proper tour...
Here's some other videos we've done around the Tokyo, this is the quality you could expect:
We just went to Papua New Guinea and is in the editing stage, but I've had Agoshima on my list for ages... MAKE SOME NOISE, REDDIT!!! SEND US TO AGOSHIMA!!!
edit: Thanks to people who commented on the vids!! hahaha, we'll get to Aogoshima yet!
Here is a Star Trek Into Darkness 10 minute movie preview. It's CAM quality but it is still decent enough to watch.
Edit: It's down.
New link. Thanks to deekaydubya
I'm recording 1 Second Every Day for the rest of my life. Each second serves as a visual trigger to remember what that day was. I'm about to release an App that will make it extraordinarily easy for anyone to do this too. This is me age 30 in 6 minutes: [link]
Idk if this is hip-hop related for here, but someone requested a combination of a video from Disney's Frozen and A$AP Ferg's Let It Go of the same name. I was bored as fuck so I decided to edit it.
It's not my best work and it's rushed as fuck, but it was fun to make. I put it on Vimeo because I don't even wanna know how bad my account would be struck by Disney so I didn't even bother.
Edit: Also, I did a few more hip-hop photoshops and covers.
EAT.PRAY.A$AP... It's exactly what it sounds and I would watch the fuck outta it
Also did a few for Because The Internet because it's a meh cover.
Black person here and I kinda disagree. Call me a backpacker, that's fine but I think it has more to do with standards than "fun allergies".
I am legitimately concerned with the direction of black people in general and the direction of hip-hop isn't helping(not saying it's the cause of black strife but correlations can be found). Not trying to start a huge debate about the relevance of that statement either but it is what it is.
Again, this is my opinion but I don't indulge in someone like Waka Flocka or Soulja Boy, not only because I think it's trash, but it CAN also be destructive to black people. Yeah, whites eat it up too, but they're are much more capable of removing themselves from the music entirely.
It certainly isn't a intellectual status for me. I'm too old to give a shit about a "status". I just like music that makes you think, I like thought-provoking lyrics, not necessarily "conscious" or "positive" rap but I don't like hearing the constant "Money, Bitches, Swag" theme. Sure, I have been known the rage to Gucci when the drinks start flowing and it's a good atmosphere, but when it comes to objective listening that shit is junk.
Dr Boyce Watkins and Micheal Eric Dyson two of my favorite black intellectuals had a debate over hip-hop and the accountability of the rappers. Very much worth your time. Not saying this will change how you look at this topic but it a very good listen if you have the time. I think everyone in the sub should listen.
Last time this was posted We found out her name is Janina Naslund. She stars in a nice video here [link]
Hundreds of photos of her from the same photog [link]
Edward Bernays invented PR, which I would argue has been hugely influential this century.
Watch Century of the Self, the excellent BBC documentary.
I suggest Lights Out as a good start.
If you are interested in these kind of short scares, you can hop on over to /r/shorthorror for the collection some redditors and I are compiling.
Hey I shot this! It was on a morning commute in East London about a year and a half ago. For a few seconds I thought I had filmed someone's grisly death. Guh. Not sure how clear it is at the end but his front wheel was run over by the bus and bent into a 90 degree angle. You can see him throw it down against the building at the end. May be easier to see here.
Give credit to the people who actually did this and not someone's spammy YouTube channel. Much higher quality and it doesn't have the auto-stabilization applied, so you see more of the frame. All it takes is a little bit of googling folks.
I came to /r/SRSsucks to see if this was posted here and, sure enough, it was posted 1 minute ago.
Edit: They posted a mirror.
Edit 2: It's funny how they find these comments so offensive, yet they're perfectly happy to copy and paste them and make a video showcasing the so-called worst of them.
Go take a look at his Vikram Gandhi's PSFK/Ted Talk...
He's a great speaker - and love his idea!
They are all corporate slogans! Hah
Pretty cool, but you should have linked source. Taken from my film Cityscape Chicago...
1:24 in the piece.
EDIT: Reading in the other discussion, you made it for a business proposal for your friend? No respect.
I think it was a proam driver's hype up video about two years ago. The rx7 is around the NorthWest area and has an SR20 in it. It's on vimeo.
Edit: Here we go, Kory Keezer. [link]
Now that a few people have seen this thread and it didn't get buried, here is a short vimeo of how well this thing draws.
I posted this about a week ago late night and it got buried then. Glad it's getting some attention now :)
Dude, skateboarding isn't about tricks, it's just part of it. I'm 40 this year and I'm just getting back into it (broken ankle, head). I've spent most of my working life around pro skateboarders, yeah, that shit's intimidating. Try and find a bunch of fellas that have a laugh when they skate, good or bad, they're out there. Never give up buddy. Here's a recent video of me, I can't even pop. ;) [link]
Damn, I was just trying to upload this myself. I was yelling at the TV I was so mad, especially after seeing the Istomin clip.
Mirror just in case this gets taken down by youtube (I am sure it will).
Hey guys, since videos that get posted don't get much attention, I'm just gonna post my new edit here. I hope you check it out, it was a lot of fun to make, but it was a bitch because I was by myself.
Upvote reddit threat with vimeo link to the full interview in English:
I have no idea whether you should comply or not.
Whatever you do, even if they take it down on YouTube, you can always put another copy of it on vimeo.
Also, again in the worst-case scenario, maybe various men's rights sites can host other copies of the video (assuming they are technically equipped to do so). You could ask avoiceformen.com, for instance.
I see that you have only one video on YouTube, so you wouldn't lose much if they decided to remove it (provided that all they did was remove it). If they take it down without your consent, you can add that as evidence of feminist censorship to any men's rights site on which you decide to upload the video.
Am în arhivă (dar mi-e prea lene să caut acum) un filmuleț de 5 minute pe tema "români stranieri la grătar".
Acum câțiva ani eram cu niște prieteni prin dealurile Moldovei, la un mic picnic spontan (deci fără grătar).
Eram undeva la marginea unei păduri. În timp ce filmam, de pe un drum forestier, îmi apar în cadru două mașini. Amândouă cu 50-60 km/h, ridicând mult praf.
Mașinile opresc la vreo 50 de metri de noi. În 30 de secunde, toată lumea e debarcată și manelele încep să duduie.
Într-un minut, grătarul fumegă și femeile strigă "Giovanni, veni qua!" după un plod.
La un moment dat, au început să danseze și să chiuie.
A fost cea mai rapidă desfășurare de grătaragii la care am asistat. Oamenii ăia nu glumeau. Grătar iz SRS BSNS.
*edit - A' dracu dacă găsesc cumva cum să-l urc anonim pe net. E pe Vimeo aici, dar mai durează 40 de minute până intră la convert.
*edit 2 - GATA, AM LIVRAT! Bine, situația nu e întocmai cum mi-o aminteam și cum am descris-o. Dar tot trec mai puțin de 3 minute între sosire și full-blown party cu lăutărie și grătar.
Not dummies. We were shooting a documentary about a special needs camp, zeno mountain farm, making a western film in pioneer town in joshua tree
That is a counselor Pete tripping. Here is a teaser of our documentary. PW - hailzeno
Coverage on my HK blog here - scroll down for the lowdown on this year's various controversies leading up to the vigil.. Apparently, 180,000 attended - police estimated around half that.
edit - A better picture of the turnout yesterday
edit: SCMP video
Ok - here is my submission. Had fun on this rainy day putting this together. Looking forward to checking out what other folks come up with too. It really is absurd that apple is doing this.
Love this community!
So I take it from all of this you're actually running a successful label and have managed to make this transition without the sales then?
I mean what you're talking about is a 360 deal with the artist for merch, touring, royalties and publishing in order to secure those "alternative" revenue streams, and as a small independent label then no artist in their right mind will accept a 360 deal from you and I don't blame them.
I'm quite happy to not run a label any more - no more burning money and time I don't have ( on merchandising, radio pluggers, guerilla marketing teams, street teams, server costs, management and all that other bullshit you still need to do with a staff you can't afford to pay ) the "amazing ability of that technology" isn't free in business once you take it away from being a hobby. It costs. Apple FTR had access to absolutely bucket loads of cash.
As I said though I make all of my income from live sound ( especially corporate work ) putting out my own music and doing the odd oldskool gig. And I'm OK with that.
Trying to run a label with no product revenue stream is just not worth the hassle and building that with anything other than product sales requires financial backing which I don't have and/or want the responsibility of anymore, because if it goes tits up in the real world, I ( as the label owner ) am the one who has to deal with the bankruptcy shit.
I don't know if you would qualify Jeffrey Tucker as a serious thinker, but he had this to say in an AMA when someone asked him who he thought the most important libertarian of our time was.
"Stefan is the most single influential libertarian thinker of our times..."
"Stefan Molyneux, he owns this time"
Dude's a badass but he's also incredibly lucky, he could've very well hit the rocks before being able to open his parachute. And even then, the wind could've easily pushed him into the wall like this guy.
Lighting plays a massive part. Shows like the big bang theory are shot in a studio with a simple lighting set up that basically just lights everything from every angle, this allows them to quickly shoot a scene without having to change the lights for each shot. Game of thrones on the other hand will light each shot individually which takes a lot of time but gets you really nice scenes.
The cameras used also makes somewhat of a difference. Game of Thrones is shot on the Arri Alexa which is also used on movies like Skyfall. Without getting too technical the cameras used in shows like Game of Thrones work by using something called a full frame sensor that can film lots of things without distorting the image in anyway. It also give the camera operator the ability to adjust anything as he/she sees fit. It also means things take longer to set up and the more time you waiting around for things to be set up the more its going to cost you to film.
A lot of things are also done in what is called 'The Grade' this is when everything has been filmed and been edited together someone who is called a 'online editor' (can also be called things like color editor or something) will go through the shots and adjust various settings to make the pictures look either dark and or gloomy or bright and happy depending on what works with the scene. This process again can take a lot of time so some cheaper shows with skip this step all together. This short video shows some of the controls that an online editor might use
Came here to say the same thing. I'll add a little more info.
You have your key light and your fill light in a traditional lighting set up.
When you're outside or when there is a lot of ambient light and your lamps aren't enough to overpower them sometimes your best option is to take away light to create contrast.
Contrast is important especially on faces. It adds depth to people and helps to put life into your actors. Ever hear people say something is "flat"... it is almost always the lighting.
The most common way to get negative fill is to pop a floppy up on 1 side of the actor and get it as close in to the shot as possible. You can also chuck a piece of cheap black cloth up onto a C-stand arm as well if you don't have any floppies.
here is a little video
Negative fill is awesome and is super cheap and easy. Perfect when you don't have power and you're outside on a cloudy day.
I brought my Korean girlfriend to visit my family in NJ last year. Think Coffee was on her list of places to visit in NYC.
Infinity Challenge is a fantastic show though. One of the few Korean shows that I watch.
Here is another clip from that episode. You may recognize this man from the Gangnam Style video:
This is not the rolling shutter effect. This is Slit-Scan Imaging. There is a time delay between one part of the frame and another. A similar example can be seen here. It is based off of Slit-Scan photography. An interesting effect better explained here
*ninja edit: I should say this example is most likely a filter applied in post.
Don't want to kill your buzz or be a douchebag, mate, but just fyi I recently released a video of his season: [link]
Made a few good saves since though, up to you if you want to make a new one.
"Swing and a long drive..."
As always though, honorable mention to "WHAT WAS NOOK LOGAN THINKING? WHAT WAS HE WATCHING? WHERE WAS HE GOING?"
I just graduated in December so it's weird having absolutely nothing to do (except looking for work that is).
I also did a documentary on my dad in my final semester in my film doc class. Check it out here if you guys would like
I dont know if these are the best but they are a good start, at least visually. Reveire kind of started it all. Casulo looks amazing. And The Last Three Minutes is my favorite story.
Own your limitations. When I was a kid all I had was me, a video camera and I could pull in my brothers or a friend as actors. Even today at 39, I am wearing multiple hats. I just made this… [link]
…and i was the writer, director, cinematographer, fight choreographer, prop maker, did the actors' make-up, VFX artist, sound effects editor, colorist, and more. But more important than how to make this one short is to do a volume of work. Do as much as you can as often as you can to gain the sort of experience that will enable you to close that gap between the movie you envision in your head and what you're able to execute in the real world. Ira Glass has this advice for beginners and says it better than I could. [link]
I pulled the cord 3 times, guess it was broken. I have an extra minute of nothing while I was waiting for it to say stop requested but I trimmed it for you. I can do another video tomorrow night if you'd like.
edit - not even a consolation thanks. Why did I even bother. I did something to help you and you wouldn't even take half a second out of your day to type thanks. Dick.
I think you've got some good stuff in here, but the problem is you have some sub-par stuff too. In a reel, you want to put nothing but your absolute best. I'd definitely recommend going back and looking at every shot you have and asking yourself if it "says something". Sounds silly but if the shots don't say anything, then they shouldn't be in your reel. Also keep in mind reels are usually no more than 2 minutes long: simple, to the point, shows nothing but the best.
EDIT: Here are 3 reels - 1 of which is mine, and 2 are my friends - for you to look at just to give you an idea of what's in a reel. We are all slightly older than you so you can kind of get an idea of what your "peers" are doing, so to speak. One Two Three
JRE #208 - Freeway Rick Ross, Brian Redban - [link]
JRE #262 - Rick Ross, Brian Redban -
How did he do that?
I tried to upload it last night, but it said it couldn't be shown due to violations, so I uploaded it on vimeo instead.
But I really want to upload it to Youtube as well, because that's where this fight should take place.
EDIT: Nevermind, got it to work now. [link]
Please reupload it to your own channel to show support.
There's this one I made earlier that's similar: [link]
It was just recently I decided to try and really focus on horror and get good at it.
Judging by the reactions so far it seems I'm on the right track at least.
Make sure you watch the other videos in the series. One per month, so you have 3 more to watch so far.
I find the life of an artist a bit of an interesting one. This guy is far more skilled than Warhol, yet his copy sells for much less than Warhol's copy. An artist basically learns from copying. The ones who become good artists excels at copying everything. From copying the illusion of life to copying something so real, they become counterfeit. But then again, everything is a remix.
Anyway, the point I'm trying to raise is how hard it is to get by as an artist. The reddit stereotype is that they could graduate from college and become a barista. But is it really that bad/hard to make it as an artist?
If you have no idea what BSurfaces is, it was one of the rare commercial plug-ins for Blender, and was well worth the money.
Its a modeling and retopology tool that generates very clean quadrilateral results. Really the best way to get to grips with what it offers is to watch the video
I recently worked with Pete Robertson, the guy who did the amazing steadicam shot in Atonement. He's quite a dude. The way he controls the steadicam is amazing. The rig itself is quite a mindfuck. It's hanging there in midair, barely attached to him, but it looks like it's moving against pressure. It makes my brain hurt.
You can rent it for 3 quid over on Vimeo, and having just done so I'd say it was worth the price. The framing device of priest against the system doesn't pay off but listening to the journalists and academics talk about the City is interesting. It never particularly defines what one's "fair share" of tax is, and also doesn't examine whether there are upsides to being a tax haven in terms of attracting investment, or even really consult anybody else to put the opposite case, but it's worth watching.
Any food can be made too look amazing if you give it enough time and care. If you need to slap that shit together in 30 seconds and you're paid minimum wage, of course it's not going to look as good.
Also I'm guessing that the meat in the commercial picture is actually pretty much raw in the middle, only lightly searing it to preserve the moisture of the meat while giving it an appetizing colour.
McDonalds may not be faking thing too much, based on this. But there are definitely quite a few companies that go way further than this.
For instance. And also something semi-relevant.
Cool for those who missed it but this is nothing new to old DVDASA fans. Hopefully they will put out a movie or something with all the videos. Every AMA question was answered with a video response so there are probably 100 videos out there.
I really hate to hark, and jump on people but... I do want to inform people out there.
This is not a good way to handle this; simply, the issue is that there are toxic materials in there (heavy metals, brominated flame retardants that are cancerous, etc.).
You don't really want this stuff in landfills, and especially leaching into the local ecosystem.
Do take it to an e-Stewards® Certified Recycler, and have it disposed of properly. Again, here's an overview of the certification. Check out a video on the issue by clicking here.
Funny you ask - I actually wrote an entire presentation about that topic and gave it several times at various infosec cons in the area.
Here is an example for the curious.
Anyway, I find there are four kinds of people.
The incredulous think that lockpicking is invented for the movies, and don't think it is really possible that I can open a lock without a key.
The belligerent think that lockpickers are just burglars in training.
The security snobs think that lockpicking is secret knowledge, and should only be practiced by the anointed.
The cool kids get it.
For those who don't know, the legality of same-sex marriage is being put to a public referendum this November in the state of Maryland.
Obviously, I hope that everyone here who sees it will turn out to help retain the rights and benefits of all married Marylanders.
Edit: Producer took it down for some reason; Here's the new link: [link]
Also, this project was 100% volunteer. The only dime spent on its production went to rent gear.
Here is a great online resource I use: [link]
They have fairly regular meetups where you can go and talk spots.
I will say that Fort Worth is much better for UrbEx, there are a ton of amazing places. If you ever get out there, you absolutely have to check out the swisher plant. One of the most amazing sites in the country IMO. Here is a video I shot there a couple months back: [link].
Hope that helps! Message me if you are ever looking for specific spots or if you want to trade locations!
I have a GH2 and love it but I use it for video most of the time. Its a good stills camera if you use RAW mode. But when I know I'm doing stills only I go for my Nikon D60.
Here is a short film I just filmed on my GH2.
Boston Quincy Market: On A Warm February Day
The pole whacking is a joke, it's from one of my favourite ski films 'GNAR' ([link]). I've got no idea what the run was and the height was an estimate, I put the video together a month after we got back. I'm sorry the video annoyed you, it wasn't my intention to showcase a neglect for safety in a resort.
I am working on a doc about Fat Wreck Chords. Mike gave me a pretty rad interview. It also features interviews from Ryan Greene (the Producer Engineer of all the early Fat Wreck records.
First Teaser Trailer - [link]
Hey Brian and Marcos!
I am the guy that made the Private Eye Fan Film for my Halloween costume.
First off, I just wanted to thank you for featuring it in the letter column of issue 5. It was an honor to see it there.
For Brian: You were very involved on the forums on BKV.tv back in the day. I am curious about how being "off the grid" may have affected you and/or your process in the last several years, now that you aren't in a more or less constant conversation with your fans?
For Marcos: I know the initial concept for the Private Eye was Brian's and that you are at least a little bit less of an internet hermit than he is, so how much of your interest in this book centered around your own privacy concerns and how much centered around the fact that it seemed like it would be an exciting thing to draw?
Pretty cool man. It looks a bit dull to be honest though. It's straight out of C4d right?
Add some color correction to this baby. Just with some simple grading it can look a whole lot better.
I also felt like the composition was off center, I fixed that in the above image so check that out (its not perfect since I filled in the spot that was missing in the top, and it won't fix the perspective, but you get the point.) You could pull of a Stanley Kubrick on this one!
Double check if your camera in on center! Also I feel like that life buoy is a bit out of it's place over there, I mean you're in space, not in the water right?
Also add more details! little lights blinking (you could make it a short animation with the camera sliding throught it?), little details can make it so much better! This looks like it is out of the first Halo game where they couldn't use too many polys (no offense by the way), but I'm just trying to say that you're not on a budget in terms of polys.
Also check out /u/NSGSanj his feedback!
On a recent project, a huge chunk of motion graphics landed on our desks, in dire need of some chirpy bleepy scifi-stuff. I made a bunch of assets similar to what I showed in this video but we felt it was all a bit cliché after a while, so I took a few days to experiement. What I eventually settled on was to run all kinds of broad-spectrum, high-transient sounds through a 30ms flanger with the modulation turned off. After some experimentation, I noticed that I could chuck just about anything in there -- including pure pops and crackles -- and end up with something that had a lot of body and character.
It's one of the best feelings in the world, opening up this huge space for experimentation, "feeding" a plugin all kinds of sounds and hearing what comes out on the other side.
Definitely a stand-out moment.
im tripping now too. i picked some wild azurescens [link]
there are certain latency issues when connecting to the hypermind. all pure will power is colored by perspective as light reflecting from a disco ball. interference must be allowed by all devices. the dance is a social thing. expression is a personal thing. the rhythm and melody oscillate and twist like DNA. All is well with the universe. Omniscient creativity shall thrive absolutely.
have a taste of mushroom music made by yours truly: [link]
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see also: [link]
I've been working on a couple immersive first-person games/apps. They're fairly well developed graphically, so the Rift is coming out at the perfect time.
One is a pseudo-educational app that allows you to participate directly in historically significant scientific experiments. The other is an adventure game.
In both cases, proper input is going to be incredibly difficult. I don't want to settle for an Xbox controller, so I'll be exploring Kinect and Leap Motion input. Tactile feedback could be very important, so I'll also explore haptic input devices.
Hey guys, that was me in the video.
It was my right shoulder that got dislocated, and I ended up needing a trip to the ER to get my shoulder put back in socket. I tore my labrum from 12' to 6' and needed 6 anchors put in.
Don't really know for sure what exactly happened, but here's my theory:
My speed strength is better than my slow strength... so relatively i'm faster than i am strong. example at the time: strong power clean(290), shitty deadlift relatively(405). I was strong enough to get the weight up, but not strong enough to stabalize it overhead. It also looks like I dropped way low on the catch and just sorta waited for the weight, rather than meeting the bar, and all that momentum came crashing down. I'm also a tall lanky bastard(6'4"), so my body type is just straight up not built to snatch.
It took about a year to get my shoulder back to where it was. It's now stronger than it was pre-surgery, and since then I've even power snatched the weight that dislocated it! ([link]). Strict press at the time of dislocation was 175, vs. 200 when I finally snatched that son of a bitch weight that dislocated it. I was very patient and took very small and calculated jumps in re-habbing it.
Amazing. Looks like it was made by The Daniels. All of their videos have this kind of energy.
I would also recommend their Manchester Orchestra video, super gorgeous stuff.
edit: That asian dude dancing is actually Daniel Kwan, one of the directors!
Depends on who you listen to and if you can see through all the spin. Rhythm and Hues didn't die because of subsidies. That's the way it's been spun since Pi day, but the thing that killed them was paying artists for MONTHS while they waited for Ang Lee and Fox to get their act together. Add to that, RIPD was a mess as well. Labor is the most expensive cost in VFX - And R&H foot the bill.
As far as "internationals getting the best gigs", it's not that black and white either. Tax credits(subsidies) in areas like BC, Toronto, Australia, New Zealand, London have attracted a lot of work from Hollywood. Truth be told: this has been the case since the 80's, but in recent years it has gotten quite competitive and out of control. As of this week, LA is pushing to massively expand their subsidy program. And the race continues.
So that's one angle of the concern about 'Internationals". The next one is cheap labor in areas like India and China. It turns out these locations can't attract enough established talent to produce the blockbusters. They don't seem to be doing as well lately.
You mentioned Russia, so I will touch on something else. Outside of English-speaking movies, the world of film making is doing just fine. Check out the top shelf work from some guys in Russia or artists in Denmark. I would hold them on par with the top guys working on Hollywood films. And the best part? They are doing fine. The Danes aren't being moved around or outsourced and they don't need to aggressively undercut to bring in work.
Rough seas right now for people that work on Hollywood projects.
I've learned by looking up specific tutorials on the types of look I want to achieve.
This tutorial on how to achieve a teal and orange summer blockbuster look is one of my favorites. It uses a variety of tools within the program so you can get an idea of what each one is used for, even if you don't want to get that kind of look.
Hardly, those "charismatic" public speeches are carefuley crafted and manufactured after countless hours of focus groups and specific policy planning to determine swing votes that will manufacture issues and trade votes to get things passed etc.
I strongly urge watching The Century of the Self if you haven't see it already. part 4 is the most apropos to the point you bring up though
You can do this with the software you have. Behold the power of unsharp mask: [link]
He explains how he did it here: [link]
You can also apply curves to get your shadows down and add a bit more contrast that way. Play with it and see how it goes.
Actually this is not as smooth as this one:
[link] The moVI m10
And I find it extremely annoying that they show their logo on the 'drop' in the song instead of awesome moving video.
A working link to this video can be found on the Oculus Rift's Kickstarter page, or here on Vimeo.
Better video – vimeo style: https://vimeo.com/48399328
(The last sentenced announced is something like "... people wearing a hearing aid device, please switch them off.")
Yes! Just posted something about that because i didn't see this already, but I think that project glass has so much potential, here's a video clarifying what i mean. Minus the creepiness
This has been dropped a few times now. Even Bam Margera did a tandem decent of another Oregon waterfall, Metlako Falls Link. The world record is currently at 186 feet for Palouse Falls by Tyler Bradt in Washington State link
I believe this is what you're looking for. It had full nudity, just nothing to be seen from it except for some derriere.
Edit: For the impatient, the best example is at 10:09, but there's more around the 8 minute mark.
For anyone that didn't see the first one from Episode One, check it out here. [link]
All footage is sourced from YouTube, majority is from ads from the last year. The M Theory video includes footage from the ISS.
Quiet - This Will Destroy You
American Beauty Theme - Thomas Newman
Most grown ups just forget how to have fun. They get all entangled in car payments, mortgages deadlines at work, stress from credit cards, unhealthy relationships, etc. They forget the joy that is wonder and awe.
They give up on the biological advantage of being awestruck:
I'd suggest watching lectures on YouTube or Vimeo. Harvard GSD, UMich, Rice, Columbia GSAPP all post videos of their lectures, often with well-known theorists and practitioners. A lot of these lectures are much more focused on theory than just showing off specific buildings. Personally, I found Robert Somol's lecture at UMich to be particularly interesting.
been working on these for the past year, lots of crazy stories about the process - one of them being how i came on /r/Scotch & /r/ScotchSwap asking for your empty Lagavulin bottles & 20 or so of you were kind enough to ship them out. that spot releases in a couple days, but keen eyes will spot it in this trailer - let me know what you think!
EDIT: thanks for the kind words & critical feedback, everyone! we're releasing one a day, with Pt. II coming out tonight! stay tuned, things get crazy.
Here's a little environment piece I made over the course of a couple of weeks as a personal challenge. I'm studying 3d art for games and started this project to see if I could recreate a piece of concept art - Outpost Hallway (Isaac Hannaford).
It was after the credits. [spoiler](/s "The altered DNA mutates and starts killing all the humans, leaving the military otherwise occupied. You see hints of that with the dickhead neighbor bleeding. Turns out he's an airline pilot, and he spread the disease through the airport and across the world.") [link]
The film look is blue shadows and yellow highlights and / or green and orange. It's based (for people who didn't know) on the skin tones looking yellow or orange during sunset and sunrise. This is a film editing tutorial, but it's done by the guy who did the coloring for Transformers, Where The Wild Things are, etc. He explains why it's done though. You can also add grain and / or top and bottom bars for a 16:9 ratio if you want it to really look like a film still. The above photo example is okay, but I think it looks a little sickly. This page has a great list of photo examples that I think represent the actual film look more, and less of a 'lomo filter' effect.
Subaru could come close, they started with appliances and heavy equipment (Fuji heavy industries), and then little cars.
But Mini did a similar design/animation piece that I've always liked (though the history is totally different).
Ahi va el aguafiestas: El problema que siempre he tenido con "realflow/inserta tu simulador de fluidos" es que cuando lo renderean no lo hacen usando motion blur. Otra cosa es que siempre usan menos particulas de lo que en realidad deberia usar (para que no se vea "grumoso" el resultado - comentario de cliente real).
Con mayor resolucion de particulas resaltan detalles porque el mesh que generas es mas compacto. Ejemplo
Algo mas: white caps / spray simulation. En zonas de alta velocidad (aun en el video de once tv hay areas de alta velocidad) se forman un poco de spray y eso le da el toque fino. Aqui hay un rio con este ejemplo. Aunque claro, es mas evidente con algo como esto
Estas son las observaciones que siempre me hicieron a mi.
I have 2 suggestions, a color tutorial and the lense used.
Here's a color grading/correction tutorial just for FCPX - This is #1 in a series of 15 or so video tutorials by a guy who normally charges but has uploaded them on Vimeo - [link].
It's called "FCP X Color Grading Tutorial". It's pretty comprehensive.
I discovered recently how important color grading and correction is. I think this is the key to getting the crisp & vibrant looks you're after.
Well, that and my Prime lense, made the difference for me.
I was using one of those zoomy 18-200mm lenses on my DSLR video camera.
And the difference in sharpness and clarity I get when switching to a ~35mm Prime Lense (with low apertures) is huge - basically the difference between ordinary/amateur and sharp/awesome.
Description: Attempting to create a form somewhat based on recent discussions around the future of learning environments. It is a given that there may be a necessary leap of faith in understanding the project(s), but they display in a physical manner what has recently been theorised, and extend upon many of the ideas. It is intended that through these works the ideas are pushed to the extreme - to understand the potential - even if a lesser variant may be more functional.
Consider a learning environment where the traditional wall is removed. An open plan, but a distorted one, where the circulation space is expanded from the average 40% to 100%. All circulation suddenly becomes no circulation and everything is everywhere. Visual and audible connection between spaces encourages passive involvement while the interlocking of exterior and interior interlocks the public and private relationship.
Video flythrough available here
Code videos available here
School: RMIT Melbourne, Australia
Supervisor: Vivian Mitsogianni [Studio: Wonderstuff 2012]
Panel: Roland Snooks [Kokkugia], Donald Bates [LAB], John Doyle [Index]
Software: Rhino3D, Grasshopper, GHPython [component], Millipede [component], VRay[1.48], Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Indesign
Hardware: I7-3820 OC 4.75GHz
Rendering: Images ~30min, Video 2 x 6h/400frames at 640x480
Hey guys! For everyone who is going, it would be great if you could check out my short film PROTO, which will be screening on the main stage at 6:45, directly after Geeks Versus Nerds.
Here is the trailer: [link]
This! My first association was Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain. [link]
"For the recording, Reich used two normal Wollensak tape recorders with the same recording, originally attempting to align the phrase with itself at the halfway point (180 degrees). However, due to the imprecise technology in 1965, the two recordings fell out of synch, with one tape gradually falling ahead or behind the other due to minute differences in the machines, the length of the spliced tape loops, and playback speed. Reich decided to exploit what is known as phase shifting, where all possible recursive harmonies are explored before the two loops eventually get back in sync."
I actually went to the 2005 World Expo when I was in High School. My brother was an Exchange teacher at the time and I visited him. Here's a video on my experience there. The first half of this video is extremely "world expo 2005" heavy:
Haha, I saw this Samsara last Friday, and as good as that one was I think I'll try this one out just based on the name.
And in case any of you guys haven't heard of that one, it's a follow up to Baraka (1992) and Chronos (80s) in limited release right now, definitely recommended. [link]
Not at all since it's player base was always 150k-200k with spikes here and there. It wasn't gear based. PvP was a "feature" that never really took off. Not much of any endgame content until the last few years, but it was getting better. And the standard grind feel of every MMO. That's what did me in after 6 years of play.
I can understand that the many don't like how CoX was set up. For those of us that played though we didn't like the "cookie cutter" MMO that is WoW and all it's clones. Most of the fun was the journey to lvl cap, not the finish line. It was a place to hang with your friends, kick some Kronos ass (gets good around 4:30, comp sucked back then so quality is lame) or hangout and dance all night, but don't forget all the costume contests as well! (literally millions of costume configurations)
So, yes, I can understand and know people that do think it was a horrible game. Just not us.