Here's another excellent explainer video from CGI animator Jared Owen (see my previous posts about his explainer videos: escalator, combination padlock, pull-back toy car, gumball machine). This time, Jared shows how the various mechanisms in an oscillating fan work.
If you have ever used Source Filmmaker on Steam, you will appreciate how much time and skill it took CoreyLaddo to recreate "Once in a Lifetime" using the mysterious G-man character from Half-Life. It would also be fun to see a version where he had on an oversized suit! Image: YouTube / CoreyLaddo READ THE REST
"Missed Connections: 'Was that your limb? – w4m'" is a wonderful animated short by Patrick Dias with narration taken from a purportedly real Craigslist Missed Connections posting but recontextualized into a vignette about a spaceship pilot. READ THE REST
I discovered this on Twitter via Soviet Cartoons Out Of Context. I don't actually know what's happening but I assume it's a critique of capitalism? Here's what I learned by running this Hungarian Film Archive page through Google Translate: The Five Minute Murder is the most popular animated genre of the sixties, one of the… READ THE REST
Have you ever considered getting a digital voice recorder? They can actually be a lot more helpful than you might realize. From constructing business letters or memos to medical or legal dictation to recording meetings, interviews or lectures, voice recorders are a compact, lightweight way to store hundreds of hours of digital audio you can… READ THE REST
It used to be that go bags were almost exclusively reserved for emergency responders, journalists, and those very select few who might have to drop everything and run somewhere at a moment's notice. Maybe it's a sign of our tumultuous times, but it feels like almost everyone now has their bag of emergency supplies and… READ THE REST
Don't look now, but that car next to you on the road may not have a driver. Thankfully, with the advent of the self-driving vehicle, that's not the panic-inducing moment it used to be. A self-driving shuttle has been ferrying customers in Las Vegas for three years. Tesla head Elon Musk says beta testing on… READ THE REST