[Strobe warning] "Box" is a 1982 short film by Takashi Ito. The sound design is by Yosuke Inagaki. The film shows a rotating box with frame-by-frame landscape photographs on each face of the cube. The box looks as if it's revolving 360 degrees, but it only revolves 90 degrees. Ito explains that he was "aiming at disturbing our awareness of space in the movement from the three-dimensional to a plane and back again." I found this film to become increasingly hypnotic as it went on. It totally plays with my eyes.
In this video, the YouTube channel wolfcrow talks about the often overlooked 60-30-10 percent rule of color hiding in some of your favorite movie scenes. The rule isn't unique to film, but its prominence in the medium shouldn't be ignored. Once you notice it, it will be hard to unsee it. READ THE REST
Despite possessing an array of obsessively nerdy proclivities, I'm not a Star Wars guy. I like the series just fine and all, but I don't genuflect at the altar of George Lucas like so many of my nerdy brethren. In my opinion, almost every other popular sci-fi franchise runs circles around the galaxy far away. My ambivalence… READ THE REST
Ben Foster is my favorite underappreciated actor in Hollywood. There are almost too many supremely talented actors that haven't gotten the attention or acclaim they deserve, and Ben Foster sits at the top of my personal list. Foster first caught my eye in the 3:10 to Yuma remake, where he played a demented and lawless marksman in… READ THE REST
Belgian waffles are a blank template for unforgettable weekend breakfasts. From savory creations with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese to the traditional sweet kinds with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup, waffles are unstoppable. However, nothing brings down a waffle-inspired dream morning like the antiquated, dirty waffle iron that cooks unevenly or worse, unexpectedly burns and dries… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST