Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tedsday - Rob Legato: The art of creating awe

Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.
Rob Legato creates surprising and creative visual illusions for movies. Full bio »

When we're infused with either enthusiasm or awe or fondness … it changes what we see. It changes what we remember.
Rob Legato

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Disney - Paperman

Great! here it is the full film! very nice Short.
Paperman is a 2012 black-and-white animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. The short blends traditional animation and computer animation.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

TedsDay - Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.
It's become increasingly obvious that the dismal science of economics is not as firmly grounded in actual behavior as was once supposed. In "Predictably Irrational," Dan Ariely tells us why. Full bio »

  "If you ever go bar hopping, who do you want to take with you? You want a slightly uglier version of yourself. Similar … but slightly uglier.”
Dan Ariely

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Talks - How To Train Your Dragon: Finding the Story

Via Paramount's BD-Live Web portal, there's a truly wonderful 50-minute documentary titled "Finding the Story." This is easily the best feature of the lot, tackling the film's production from more of a technical angle, right down to the grueling editing and post-production process. Why Paramount didn't drop a few of the EPK materials on BD-Live in exchange for this documentary on the disc is truly puzzling, and a little frustrating. Definitely find a way to hook up your BD player to the Internet (if you haven't already), and give this doc a download.

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