Pixar has released a free online course to explain the science and technology behind its approach to making computer-generated animated films. The interactive course covers most of the math-based aspects of the production pipeline, such...Show More Summary
This first appeared here at this time last year. I felt it was important enough to repeat. It’s also one of several “thought life” posts I’ll be repeating over the next few days. With the kids now older and facing high-school homework after supper instead of the early bedtimes of former years, Patricia donned an […]
Set as a prescription drug commercial, this film short shows the benefits of nature in our daily lives. Via Dream Tree Film & Productions.
The trailers for: "Z is for Zachariah" "The Day of the Triffids" "The Road" "World War Z" "I Am Legend" "28 Days Later" "The Omega Man" "Reefer Madness"
What is now the Landing Impact and Research Facility at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was built in 1965 to test the lunar landing module, which simulated touchdown procedures for the Apollo moon missions.At 240 feet high and 400 feet long, it looks like a giant steel erector set. Show More Summary
Watch the production and skimming process of Japanese paper at Kyoto Kurotani Washi Kogei-no Sato, which is housed in an abolished primary school. Vimeo link The Presurfer
I have a particular fondness for comedians, and have had close personal friendships with some of the great ones over the years. Even as a teenager in the 1960s, my favorite reading material was not comic books, but rather biographies...Show More Summary
NASA recently released this composite image of 9 round objects. 8 of them are the bottoms of frying pans. 1 of them is Europa, a moon of Jupiter. It was taken by NASA's New Horizons space probe in 2007. Can you guess which is Europa? Attempt no landing there, but make a guess. Then check it against the answer in the Daily Telegraph. Did you guess correctly? -via David Thompson
Well, fans won’t have to wait until 2016 to see the much talked about Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm UFC Championship bout. UFC President Dana White appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter late Friday night and announced the huge UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship fight between title holder Ronda Rousey and unbeaten Holly Holm had been moved from... Show More Summary
Don't know Carly Aquilino? She a 24-year-old comedian who stars on Girl Code, an MTV comedy series. I caught up with Carly last week for my "Playlist" column in the Wall Street Journal. She talked about her '90s crush on...
If you watch my TED Talk from 2010, you might see a confident 12-year-old, cracking jokes and striding around the stage in glasses that keep sliding down her nose. You won’t see me going home and crying, or starting every page in my journal with four words: “I feel sad today.” I divided my life [ … ]
St. Louis police released store surveillance video of a mob of dozens of people looting Kings Beauty Supply, STL Custom... The post VIDEO: Mob Loots St. Louis Beauty Supply Store in Protest of Police Killing of Mansur Ball-Bey appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
(Video Link) "Microbrewers can focus on making each bottle taste good. But we can focus on making each sip taste great." The comedy troupe Above Average takes the microbrewing craze to the next level by imagining a brewery that scales down its product to less than a thimble-full per bottle. Show More Summary
Thanks to Indiewire for including me in this great rundown of the all-time worst movie accents. Critics vented frustration and fury, many picking Quentin Tarantino and Dick van Dyke, but I went with two actors who played Robin Hood:Show More Summary
In 1959, a movie called The World, The Flesh And The Devil imagined a post-apocalyptic world with three surviving humans. In the words of the 1960's television series, "The Mod Squad," they could be described as "one black, one white,...Show More Summary
Many modern independent web series creators turn to platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise thousands of dollars to fund their production. These People, however, shows that a high-quality web series can be made on a tight budget. Show More Summary
Remember that whole "Anderson Silva was just screwing around when he got caught" excuse that fans used when Chris Weidman shocked the world and dethroned the UFC middleweight champion at UFC 162? Yeah, Chael P. Sonnen aint buying it....Show More Summary
Now this is seriously cool. Beyond seeing it in movies, having a transparent whiteboard that lights the ink up is absolutely awesome and pretty darn unique. [Andrew McNeil] shows us how — and it’s pretty simple too! As an avid YouTuber, [Andrew] often has to explain things by drawing out diagrams and what not. Show More Summary
Why can’t Orson Welles be brought back from the dead to narrate documentaries? Had to link instead of embed because of the film’s privacy settings, but it’s a cool documentary of sorts on indigenous Mexican ruins.
More rumors out of Asia claim to shed some light on LG’s latest flagship confirmed to be launching later this year. You may remember LG’s sudden change of heart where they said the phone be “super premium” as originally stated (it’s still unclear if this was in reference to build quality, or general specs) but...