Video essayist Jacob T. Swinney has a knack for contextualizing movies in inventive ways, inviting us to notice pieces we may have otherwise missed. One of my favorites is his "First and Final Frames" series, where he places the opening shot and the end shot of films side-by-side in a meditation on themes.
Movies that use one actor to play two (or more) twins, clones, or doppelgängers have been around for an entire century now. An actor interacting with themself has always been a lot of work, but when the technology is current, it's very impressive. Insider explains the methods used in different cinematic eras, from silent films… READ THE REST
In this Edu Puertas video, he shows 8 simple and effective stop motion animation tips and effects tricks. The light effects were the big eye openers for me. Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
The Chronos Ring is a circular bullet time array of 48 Chronos high speed cameras, capable of recording 68 gigapixels per second – 720p at 72000 frames per second. Chronos was a successful crowdfunding project. Here's a breakdown of the camera body: Image: YouTube / tesla500 READ THE REST
Headphone people generally fall into two camps. There are the dedicated audiophile types who have no problem rocking full over-ear cups to help drink in every morsel of the sound. Then…there's the rest of us. For us, we want great sound too. We just don't want to feel like we're wearing a 5-pound helmet over… READ THE REST
Every house is different. So is every lifestyle. With that in mind, it's easy to see how the seemingly simple act of getting home WiFi networked all-around your house might end up being a tougher assignment than you originally thought. Your WiFi router might be top-of-the-line, but dead zones, physical obstructions, or just some serious… READ THE REST
If there's one thing chief executives from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson down to Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump could agree on, it's that the need for top-notch security and protection can't be underestimated. That's a very silly way of letting you know that this Presidents' Day, you can tighten up on your… READ THE REST