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.
@theburpster #crossstitch #embroidery #craft #crafts #mystyle #whatilearned #isthisavailable #fyp #foryoupage ♬ I'm So Pretty – chunkymonkeeyy Sean Burpee, aka @theburpster on TikTok, shared an animation that took him almost a year to create. And not just any animation, one that is first cross-stitched. The work depicts Royal Family Dance Crew's choreographer Parris Goebel dancing. The… READ THE REST
Fans of the Bowie animations by The Brothers McLeod voiced by Adam Buxton will appreciate this latest release (posted of DB's BD). It is based on an anecdote about Bowie shared by a camerman on the Ashes to Ashes video shoot. READ THE REST
German film director Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a pioneer of silhouette animation, a form of stop motion animation created with cardboard cutouts moved frame-by-frame. Her glorious 1926 film above, "The Adventures of Prince Achmed," is thought to be the oldest surviving feature-length animations. Below is The Met's short documentary about Reiniger's process. (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!) READ THE REST
For all the innovations in streaming, HD film quality, and web-based smart homes, none of it means much if all that power and connectivity bottlenecks in your janky old router. Slow speeds, dead zones, and other frustrations you feel every time a streaming show lags or your signal drops out in another room can often… READ THE REST
One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lamp and a smart assistant unit taking up space in that prime real estate. With the… READ THE REST
Considering a new smartphone requires years of development and can set you back up to $1,400, you'd think manufacturers would pay a little more attention to the means for powering up those devices. Yet, while phone technology continues to march forward, most charging cables are fragile, prone to frays and breaks, and are practically disposable.… READ THE REST