It's an age-old complaint about video games and films: bad graphics make them suck. But plenty of classic entertainment holds up even if the effects don't. RocketJump Film School examines the issue in a brisk overview. Read the rest
Fifteen years after the Flash animation web stars first graced our screens, even Strong Bad and Homestar Runner are ready to throw the shroud over Flash.
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The Matchstick, a Firefox-OS-based Chromecast-style device, kickstarted on the promise of bringing open, user-rights-respecting video to our homes -- then they decided to add DRM.
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Not even straight-laced Sam the Eagle can resist the funky riffs of Kool & the Gang when laid down by The Electric Mayhem. Read the rest
this beautiful live duet
Goldshifteh Farahani and Morteza Esmaili played
in Paris earlier this summer. The video is not great, so if you want to see Goldshifteh playing solo, here are a few other clips: Read the rest
made a down-and-dirty holographic projector for a smartphone using a plastic jewel case and special video files. Try it yourself! Read the rest
Boing Boing pal and drone videographer Eddie Codel, creator of this stunner above of the Port of Oakland, launched the Flying Robot international Film Festival and is calling for entries! Eddie says:
The Flying Robot international Film Festival or FRiFF, is an open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying cameras, aka drones. Festival participation is open to anyone from around the globe. Drones, cameras and accessories will be awarded as prizes for winners in each of the 6 categories, as well as a "best of show" winner. Entry fees are $5-10, except the Student Film category, which is free.
Submissions are being accepted until the September 15th deadline. A panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet will select the winning films. Finalist and winning films will be screened live at a theater this November in San Francisco.
Flying Robot international Film Festival
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sudden death table tennis match
This ad from Omron Automation & Safety intends to make advanced automation seem fun, but the execution makes it seem like your future will depend on whether you win your
with a robotic version of the Aliens
xenomorph. Read the rest
Pygmy seahorses come in
, and biologists wondered whether they seek out coral that matches perfectly, or changed color somehow to match the coral they find. Read the rest
New Jersey's Action Park is
for crazy rides, and now it has a water slide that's about one-third of a mile long. Above: a ride by park employee Jasosn Mulder
, including a mid-air corkscrew flip. Read the rest
interesting periodic patterns
Don't watch if you're sensitive to strobes, but otherwise check out these
which appear in strobe-lit materials excited by sound waves. Read the rest
made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one
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