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September 30, 2017

J.J. Abrams' Favorite Films, from Classic Rom Coms to Hitchcockian Thrillers


Even though he’s known for his work in sci-fi, director J.J. Abrams’ favorite films span across many different genres.


Already set direct yet another installment of the legendary Star Wars franchise, this time with Episode IX, it’s clear that J.J. Abrams is one of this generation’s major sci-fi filmmakers. However, if you take a look at the films he’s loved and been influenced by, you’ll soon realize that even though the director tends to work within the genre of intergalactic conflicts and space exploration, his taste in movies is much more diverse. Fandor takes a look at five of the films that have made an impact on Abrams, some of which you might find pretty surprising.



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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 30, 2017

Thrifty Nifty Fifties: 5 of the Best 50mm You Can Buy for Under $100


You don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to get a good lens.


If you’re a new filmmaker who doesn’t know much about lenses, you might be under the impression that the more a lens costs the better it is. This—is kind of true. I mean, advanced features and higher quality components demand more of your dollars, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a quality lens that can produce great images for a fraction of the price.



This is especially important to remember when purchasing your first lens, which most industry professionals would suggest should be a good ol’ nifty fifty, including photographer Kai Wong. He names five 50mm lenses that he considers to be the best in terms of sharpness, bokeh, and build quality in the video below—and video that basically becomes a budget filmmaker’s shopping list.





Here is the list of lenses Kai mentions in the video:

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Source: NoFilmSchool

September 29, 2017

Finally, AR can help photographers and videographers plan that shoot

Using AR, Blocker can help videographers and photographers visualize their shot from the angle to lighting. The app allows users to move people and objects around, adjust the sun and even look through the viewfinder.

The post Finally, AR can help photographers and videographers plan that shoot appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

September 29, 2017

Snapchat World Lenses gets sponsored augmented reality characters

Brands can now bring their characters to “life” using new sponsored augmented reality Snapchat World Lenses. The first two sponsored characters to arrive on the platform are from Warner Bros. and Bud Light.

The post Snapchat World Lenses gets sponsored augmented reality characters appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

September 29, 2017

Anthropologie hands you AR and CGI tools to help you design your living room

Thanks to a new app from Anthropologie, you will be able to decorate your abode in style, and in augmented reality. The brand may be known best for its clothes, but Anthropologie also has quite the selection of home furnishings.

The post Anthropologie hands you AR and CGI tools to help you design your living room appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

September 29, 2017

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, September 29

Streaming music has upended the music industry in many ways; how music is recorded, marketed and delivered to consumers. The Daily Chord linked to a number of think pieces on streaming this week, as the shift from music-as-a-product to music-as-a-service quickens. Stay current with the times by checking out The Daily Chord and subscribing to our email blast.


Monday, September 25


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Thursday, September 28


Friday, September 29

The post The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, September 29 appeared first on SXSW.

Source: SxSW Music

September 29, 2017

Majestic Nature Photography by Lukas Furlan

Majestic Nature Photography by Lukas Furlan

We’ve seen some amazing nature photography here at Abduzeedo, but we really can’t get enough of it, so we keep searching more great photographers that will take us to amazing place thru their lenses.

Lukas Furlan is a talented Austrian photographer and he’s been capturing stunning, really unbelievable scenes from all around the world. You can see how majestic nature is thru these images. For more of Lukas’ work, please check his Instagram account! He’ll definitely take your breath away. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. 😉

PauloGabriel
Sep 29, 2017

Source: Abduzeedo Photography

September 28, 2017

Mobile Photography: #ShotoniPhone8Plus

Mobile Photography: #ShotoniPhone8Plus

It’s been more than 5 days since the release of the iPhone 8 / 8Plus. Do you have one? Are you still indecisive? Aside from all its premium features, I am more interested in the camera since it’s more in-line with what is my criteria from a phone, especially being a nerd with mobile photography. I did some surfing on Instagram and I tried to find images that rocked the iPhone 8 Plus camera which is a Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8), phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash. What do you think?

If you would like to know more about the iPhone 8 / 8Plus or purchase yours, check out the Apple iPhone 8 site.

“A new generation of iPhone.”

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Sep 28, 2017

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September 27, 2017

Google wants Daydream to be the premier VR web browsing platform

Browsing the internet in virtual reality just became a little easier, as Google announced its official support in Chrome 61 when using a Daydream-compatible headset. It even works with the new WebVR standard.

The post Google wants Daydream to be the premier VR web browsing platform appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

September 27, 2017

Dazzling Neon Artworks by Juliette Oberndorfer

Dazzling Neon Artworks by Juliette Oberndorfer

Time for more great artworks here at Abduzeedo! Today we’re featuring the beautiful, dazzling work of French artist Juliette Oberndorfer. Her style is just amazing, using darker tones and neon colors makes her pieces stand out really well! Who wouldn’t love to have some of these hanging in their walls?

Good news is that most likely Juliette will be opening a store and will be selling prints soon! To check out more of her work, please visit her Instagram or Tumblr! She’ll definitely love your attention. I hope you enjoy these! Cheers. 😉

PauloGabriel
Sep 27, 2017

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