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Joseph Plateau invented the phenakistoscope in 1832 and revolutionized visual media by paving the way to modern animation. This lovely tribute repurposes some of his most famous works. Here's how to make your own, which kids can do with a little help. Image: YouTube / kleshaproduction READ THE REST
Kris Genijn and Pieter Vanluffelen describe their award-winning film as "a poetic creational epic about perseverance and passion, crafted with the same traits." They also spoke with Belgium's Cinevox about Ultrapictura, which developed software specifically for this movie. The director was originally going to do the whole thing by hand, which sounds exceedingly laborious. Image:… READ THE REST
Martin de Thurah blended sculpture, animation, and live action to amp up the dread in the video for Active Child's "Color Me." On the project's site, de Thurrah says, "I wanted to make something frightening, and I know it is very hard. To create a film in which someone was physically penetrated by their own… READ THE REST
When we pick up our phones to shoot a video, most of us aren't looking to craft "The Godfather." We just want something that looks reasonably decent that won't be an embarrassment when it gets posted to YouTube or social media. But while not every video needs to reach Spielbergian levels of production, you might… READ THE REST
Be honest. How many plastic lids are stashed away in your kitchen? No, seriously…how many? Go ahead and check that black hole of a cupboard down there and find out. We'll wait… Was the number up over 20? Over 30? More? Now the second question is…could you even guess at which containers actually fit half… READ THE REST
Music is hugely liberating. And whether you love rock, classical, country, rap or any other genre, there's a real sense of accomplishment when you can sit down in front of a keyboard and hammer out a note-perfect version of a favorite tune. Of course, the only way to get to that point is usually after… READ THE REST