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August 17, 2019

5 Screenwriting Tips You Can Learn From 'Mindhunter'


Mindhunter brought serial killers into our homes. Joe Penhall and David Fincher scared the pants off us in Season One. How?


Serial killers seem to be all the rage on podcasts, in movies, tv, and streamers. But few shows capture what it’s like to understand these people. To know why they attack and thus learn how to catch them. Mindhunter is a singular achievement for Netflix. It successfully dramatizes the FBI work while still maintaining the horrific edge that brings people in.



I mean, a naked guy blows his head clean off within the first minutes of the pilot. And that’s not even the most gruesome part of the series. Since the show is grounded in reality, a lot of work goes into creating each season. Now, as Season Two premieres, I wanted to look at this video that chronicles David Fincher, Jennifer Haley, Cameron Britton, and the original “Mindhunter” John Douglas’ work on how they worked with show creator Joe Penhall to make such an incredible show,



Check out the video from Behind the Curtain and let’s talk more after the jump!



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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 17, 2019

Is Your Faster Lens Really Worth Paying Lots of Money For?


Wider apertures aren’t really the selling point of a more expensive lens, but we know what is.


All too often, our Gear Acquisition Syndrome is fueled by specs we read online. Take faster lenses for instance. Lenses that can squeeze out an extra stop for better low light performance and delicious bokeh may be tempting, but is getting that extra stop of light worth paying up to a thousand dollars or more? Well, in the cases of lenses, it isn’t always about the specs. It’s about what’s under the proverbial hood.




Lenses aren’t just sold because of how fast they are. You’re paying for the quality of the glass. After all, you get what you pay for. And a good lens is going to last you, and that’s what you’re paying for. – Daniel Norton

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 17, 2019

Here's What Canon's DualPixel AF Can Do For You


Not only can dividing pixel boost autofocus sensitivity, but also dynamic range.


When it comes to technology development, I love happy accidents. The features that appear, not because they were designed in, but because they just so happened to be a bonus. Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz would say he didn’t care what something was designed to do, but what it CAN do. And thanks to another patent application this week, we’ve come to learn a bonus to Canon’s Dual Pixel AutoFocus … and that’s the potential for increased dynamic range.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 16, 2019

The Best Filmmaking Deals of the Week (8.16.19)


Highlighting our Deals of the Week, save hundreds on a 15″ Dell XPS laptop that will serve all of your mobile editing needs.


This week in filmmaking deals: Dell offers its 15″ XPS 9570 laptop for $400 less than retail, and SanDisk offers its 256GB Ultra microSDXC memory card for its lowest price yet. Also, the CLAR Illumi b-color LED gets a $300 price cut and the popular Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Nikkor lens is $45 off.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 16, 2019

How 'Easy Rider' Changed Everything About Indie Film


The 1969 counterculture film “Easy Rider” shook the studio system to its core and helped usher in one of Hollywood’s most creative eras.


The film is a revolutionary road movie, starring Peter Fonda as Wyatt and Dennis Hopper as Billy, plus a star-making turn from then-newcomer Jack Nicholson as ACLU lawyer George Hanson.



Wyatt and Billy are drug-dealing hippies traveling from Los Angeles to the American South, including New Orleans, during the height of the tumultuous Vietnam War era. They meet other hippies, do drugs, pick up hitchhikers, and get into mischief before meeting their violent ends.



Criterion has called it “the definitive counterculture blockbuster.” The film was a surprise cult hit and led to a seismic shift in many areas of the filmmaking process.




How Easy Rider Pioneered Indie Filmmaking


Fonda and Hopper partnered on the film, co-writing the script, at a time when the movies making money were generally happy, big-budget, shiny projects.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

August 16, 2019

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, August 16

This week, Daily Chord readers learned that network-connected speakers are hackable, TikTok shapes music in new ways, and YouTube continues to fiddle with copyright claims. These and 27 other stories were shared Monday through Friday. Make the Chord a habit and consider yourself informed. The best reminder is our email newsletter, where you can link to our links.


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The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, August 16 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

August 15, 2019

Digital Trends Live: Google’s assignable reminders, Genesis Mini, and more

On today’s DT Live, we take a look at the biggest trending stories in tech, including Google Assistant’s new assignable reminders, British Airways’ virtual reality headsets, Sega’s Genesis Mini, and DARPA’s new robotics challenge.
Source: Digital Trends VR

August 15, 2019

An illustrative exploration of shadows by Anastasiya Kraynyuk

An illustrative exploration of shadows by Anastasiya KraynyukAoiroStudioAug 15, 2019

Shadows combine with light is something I do enjoy exploring through my experiments of photography. How about if it’s used on another medium like digital art? Well, Anastasiya Kraynyuk did exactly that on a project simply titled: ‘shadows’ that she shared on her Behance. It’s a mini-series of 4 illustrations but they are down-right beautiful. I love the contrast of the shadow on the ‘red piece’ where the chair and the illusion of the entrance shared the same liberality as one to the other. Give it a look!

Illustration & Digital Art

About Anastasiya Kraynyuk

Anastasiya is a digital artist based in Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation, her background in architecture and design really are the background for the inspiration of her work.

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration

August 15, 2019

Colossal construction of an upcoming Culture Center in Changzhou, China

Colossal construction of an upcoming Culture Center in Changzhou, ChinaAoiroStudioAug 15, 2019

Kris Provoost has shared via his Behance, the colossal ‘under construction’ site of the upcoming Changzhou culture center located in the southern Jiangsu province, China. Picture a total floor area of 365,000 sq.m, which according to Archdaily is going to be six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Designed by Gerkan, Marg & Partners, an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany. The Changzhou Culture Center is due for completion in 2020, for now let us admire the current development mesmerized by the following collection of architecture photography and photojournalism by Kris.

Architecture & Photography

About Kris Provoost

Kris is an architect currently based in Hong Kong, he is also an incredible architecture photographer. Make sure to follow his work via his Behance.

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

August 14, 2019

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and moreAoiroStudioAug 14, 2019

A new Pure Design Inspiration is up! One burst of inspiration roundup just for you. For this week, I decided to explore Dribbble with the theme of ‘mobile design’. There are a huge trend with ’rounded cornered shapes’ in UI design especially for applications. I haven’t really seen any live product with this trendy design yet? If you have any references, give me a shout. I will gladly give it a look. In this collection we are featuring the work from Anton Tkachev, Cuberto, Outcrowd, Darek Berendt and more.

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Anton Tkachev

Cuberto

TMobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Outcrowd

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Darek Berendt

Farshid Darvishi

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Lemon

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Andrew Larin

Max Panchyk

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Yuri G. ▲

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Halo Lab

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Nick Buturishvili

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Roman Lel

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

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Mihai Boeroaia

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Ed Yannik

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Artyom Khamitov

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

Ayik Four

Mobile Design Inspiration: A Roundup by Anton Tkachev, Cuberto and more

For more, check out Dribbble

Source: Abduzeedo UI/UX