Just for fun

Making the abstract visual

Often screenwriters have the job of making the abstract visual. That was also the challenge of these folks, making a procession that represents the surveillance of society. They created it for¬†the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, which ended last week in Manhattan. Click below for a look: http://nyti.ms/1lpwNcd  

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See these amazing tiny movie moments

What you see below is an example of Cinemagraphics, which use moments from movies created using a format called gif (Graphics Interchange Format). This one was created by Gus Mantel and you’ll find more (as well as some great still images) at www.gusmantel.com. Very cool!

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Disney exec has a rare (honest) “Ratner moment” about screenplays

Apparently Andy Hendrickson,¬†Disney’s chief technical officer, told a SIGGRAPH audience, “People say it’s all about the story. When you’re making tentpole films, bullshit.” As an example he cited Disney’s Alice in Wonderland,which was very successful at the box office. Hendrickson said, “The story isn’t very good, but visual spectacle brought people in. And Johnny Depp […]

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