From Game of Thrones to Conan, from Lord of the Rings to, well, everything, the filmic representation of casting swords is "completely wrong, so wrong it's frankly difficult to know where to start. How can you cast a 3D item in an open-top mould? Are you going to glue two halves together?"
In this fascinating video from Vanity Fair, master gaffer Andy Day takes us behind the scenes — literally — to show how sets are lit for the screen. READ THE REST
Documents. Newspapers. Ancient tomes of forbidden knowledge. Golden tickets. Movies and television shows are full of such seemingly banal objects. But each and every one that you see on film has either been stored, cataloged and trotted out for a particular scene by a prop master, or made it's been made specifically for a project.… READ THE REST
That's Boris Karloff riding off on a mechanical horse. This footage was shown at the end of Mario Bava's 1963 film Black Sabbath, but only in the Italian version. In the English version, they cut the scene out, according to coolasscinema.com: But in the original Italian version, we close out with this ending monologue from… READ THE REST
"Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door." That century-old quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson (sort of) is just as true today. If you build a better product, offer a better service or create a better infrastructure for customers, then with a bit of time and attention, the world… READ THE REST
"The smaller the headphone, the more meticulously built it has to be. The Freedom+ is pure precision." – CES 2020 Innovation Awards Earbuds come and go. But when your earbuds attract awards from the hyper-vigilant gatekeepers of CES, you've clearly gone above and beyond the norm. That's how those industry mainstays are judging the Freedom+… READ THE REST
With every industry looking at how machine learning and artificial intelligence could soon be impacting their business, it's really no surprise to find that the robots have rolled their way on to Wall Street as well. In fact, it's hard to argue that robots haven't been running Wall Street for decades. Jokes aside, the influx… READ THE REST