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December 3, 2017

Jordan Peele Debunks and Confirms These 'Get Out' Fan Theories from Reddit

Director Jordan Peele makes short work of these Reddit fan theories surrounding his horror film “Get Out.”

Reddit is teaming with fan theories about pretty much any and every movie ever made but rarely do the directors of these films take the time to break them down. However, Jordan Peele did just that in this video for Vanity Fair. From the plausible to the straight up absurd, the director confirms or denies several fan theories about his critically acclaimed horror film Get Out that have been making their rounds on Reddit.

Get Out is one of those films that just begs to be picked apart by film theorists. It’s a meaty story that uses plenty of metaphors, motifs, and symbolism to let the audience know that there is so much more than meets the eye. Is this film really a sequel to Being John Malkovich? Is there really a reason why Rose eats her milk and Fruit Loops separately? Well, Peele gives us the unique opportunity to know for sure.

What are some other intriguing Get Out fan theories that Peele didn’t talk about in the video? Let us know down in the comments.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

December 2, 2017

Watch: Little Editing Tricks That Can Make a Big Difference in Your Video


Is your video lacking something? You don’t always need to make big, dramatic changes to your edit. Sometimes, all it takes is a little adjustment.


It’s crazy to think about how much an editor needs to know how to do, because guess what, it’s not all about cutting clips and adding music. It’s about animating text, adjusting audio levels, and making all of those images look as good as you possibly can, which, of course, requires a pretty well-rounded understanding of your editing tools.



lf you want to learn a few little tricks that will affect your edit in a big way, Justin Odisho shares five really great techniques that will help you not only save time while editing, but also add a little flair to your videos. Check out his tutorial below:





It’s easy to get caught up in the massive scale of an editing project that you completely forget how impactful the little adjustments can be. Adding a slight gaussian blur to your video clip can make your text really pop. A simple keyboard shortcut can make quick work of audio ducking. A subtle vignette can bring the attention back to your subject.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

December 1, 2017

Between brain-controlled VR and karaoke, HTC has wild plans for the Vive

This week, HTC Vive announced that its accelerator program is investing in 26 new companies, all with different ideas and approaches to building and advancing the global VR ecosystem.

The post Between brain-controlled VR and karaoke, HTC has wild plans for the Vive appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 1, 2017

Meet the Lytro Immerge 2.0, a 95-lens VR camera that could soon shoot in 10K

Building on the first light field VR camera, the new Lytro Immerge 2.0 creates a more efficient camera that’s ready for 10K as soon as headsets can handle the higher quality. It uses 95 lenses in a body that’s measured in feet, not inches.

The post Meet the Lytro Immerge 2.0, a 95-lens VR camera that could soon shoot in 10K appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 1, 2017

‘Settlers of Catan’ board game fans can sign up for the ‘Catan VR’ beta

Settlers of Catan players can now sign up for the upcoming Catan VR closed beta, which will bring the enormously popular board game to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headsets.

The post ‘Settlers of Catan’ board game fans can sign up for the ‘Catan VR’ beta appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 1, 2017

Watch: Meet the Painting that Inspired Indie Horror 'It Comes at Night'


‘It Comes at Night’ uses a classic work of art for both thematic and visual inspiration.


Every hack is aware of the truism that mediocrity borrows and genius steals, mostly because that’s a hacky thing to say when you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar. But, there is another, slightly less hacky truism, which is, roughly, that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. Granted, something is only as hacky as the spirit behind it. What does this have to do, you ask, with Trey Edward Shults’ 2017 post-apocalyptic indie chiller It Comes at Night, or MrNerdista’s video about it?



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Source: NoFilmSchool

December 1, 2017

Google Poly API, a 3D object and scene repository for developers, rolls out

Google Poly is a site where 3D objects and scenes can be easily shared, searched, downloaded, and remixed by AR and VR creators and developers using tools like Google’s own Tilt Brush and Blocks.

The post Google Poly API, a 3D object and scene repository for developers, rolls out appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 1, 2017

Lego AR-Studio blends the virtual and the physical for more block-building fun

Lego AR-Studio works with Apple’s ARKit platform to overlay virtual blocks onto real-world environments, creating new and shareable experiences for Lego fans with dynamic scripts that bring virtual Lego characters to life.

The post Lego AR-Studio blends the virtual and the physical for more block-building fun appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

December 1, 2017

John Waters Picks the 10 Best Movies of 2017


This should be interesting.


John Waters has always been a director on the edge. His counter-culture films are responsible for pushing the boundaries of the public’s cinematic taste buds. So when it comes to the onslaught of end of the year lists we’ll see spouting forth over the course of the next month, perhaps Waters’ should be noted for featuring some of 2017’s freshest voices.



If anything, it certainly is one of the more diverse groups of films you’ll come across. Many awards season contenders are notably absent from the list including The Florida Project, Lady Bird, and perhaps most surprisingly from a man who loves his horror flicks, Get Out.

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Source: NoFilmSchool

December 1, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, December 1

As December arrives, The Daily Chord includes the first “Best Of 2017” list of the year, but surely not the last. The 2018 Grammy nominations offer surprises, and stories about ‘algorave’ and music-playing plants raise eyebrows. Keep current on the business and art of music with The Daily Chord, and subscribe to the email blast for an informed inbox.


Monday, November 27


Tuesday, November 28


Wednesday, November 29


Thursday, November 30


Friday, December 1

The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, December 1 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music