Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. Though animation is not his primary focus, Germain spends his spare time mixing live action footage with various 3D tools to create quirky visual effects and experiments. You can see more over on Graphonaute. (via This Isn’t Happiness)
A documentary film about the untold history of women in comic books, celebrating female creators and fans alike.
It's an exciting time to be in comic books, whether as a reader or as a creator. The market is flooded with diverse voices, artwork, and stories, with creators having more power and prestige than ever before. New readers are rolling into comic shops every day thanks to TV and movie adaptations, comic tie-ins, and good old word of mouth.
In celebration of this modern era of comics, Respect! Films and Sequart (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, The Image Revolution) are proud to announce their next documentary film: She Makes Comics, a celebration of women in comics as creators, fans, and everything in between.
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Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer. (via crookedindifference)
In a movie theater, the reason why you wear 3-D glasses is to feed different images into your eyesjust like a View-Master does. The screen actually displays two images, and the glasses cause one of the images to enter one eye and the other to enter the other eye. There are two common systems for doing this:
Red/Green or Red/Blue Although the red/green or red/blue system is now mainly used for television 3-D effects, and was used in many older 3-D movies. In this system, two images are displayed on the screen, one in red and the other in blue (or green). The filters on the glasses allow only one image to enter each eye, and your brain does the rest. You cannot really have a color movie when you are using color to provide the separation, so the image quality is not nearly as good as with the polarized system.
The red and blue lenses filter the two projected images allowing only one image to enter each eye.
Polarization At Disney World, Universal Studios and other 3-D venues, the preferred method uses polarized lensesbecause they allow color viewing. Two synchronized projectors project two respective views onto the screen, each with a different polarization. The glasses allow only one of the images into each eye because they contain lenses with different polarization.
The polarized glasses allow only one of the images into each eye because each lens has a different polarization.
There are some more complicated systems as well, but because they are expensive they are not as widely used. For example, in one system, a TV screen displays the two images alternating one right after the other. Special LCD glasses block the view of one eye and then the other in rapid succession. This system allows color viewing on a normal TV, but requires you to buy special equipment.