Until recently, financing a business involved asking a few people for big sums of money. Crowdfunding is turning this idea on its head, using the internet to help entrepreneurs talk to thousands – if not millions – of potential funders that each contribute a small amount. The idea is the […]

What is crowdfunding? What are the potential risks and rewards?

This is how it begins. An army of robots has assembled in China and so far they seem content to dance and break records. The move is almost certainly to lull humans into a false sense of security so we will ignore the obvious threat they pose. The 1,069 dancing “Dobi” robots set up by WL […]

Massive Robot Army Is Here To Destroy Your Foolish World ...

We trick our own brains to hear what we want to hear. It can be deceptively easy to mix & master a track, but what happens to the sound when it leaves our speakers? How is sound perceived by the brain? Read Article:  https://output.com/blog/9-sound-design-tips-to-hack-your-listeners-ears

9 Sound Design Tricks To Hack Your Listener’s Ears

Japanese animation, AKA anime, might be filled with large-eyed maidens, way cool robots, and large-eyed, way cool maiden/robot hybrids, but it often shows a level of daring, complexity and creativity not typically found in American mainstream animation. And the form has spawned some clear masterpieces from Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira to Mamoru Oishii’s Ghost […]

Read a fascinating article about the early history of anime.

Emil Jannings, a German actor who would go on to make propaganda films for the Nazis in the 1930s, was the first recipient of the legendary Oscar. Had there been a mistake? Well, yes. Reputedly, the real winner that year – 1929 – was Rin Tin Tin, the 11-year-old German […]

An interesting article detailing the history of the Acadamy Awards ...

In the beginning, there were the Lumière brothers, who made short moving pictures of normal occurrences: crowds, trains, people in lines. The camera they developed in 1895 captured the first moving pictures ever. How exciting must that have been? How, then, did we get from their completely silent, grainy images to […]

An interesting article about the history of music in movies.

In a little over a century, film has evolved from a technological novelty into one of the world’s most popular forms of entertainment. Here are some of film history’s most important milestones (with a focus on the history of Hollywood), from the first sound film to the first flushing toilet […]

Some Fascinating Movie Firsts:

Technical innovations change the way we make films — usually, but not always, for the better. The search is always on to make films faster and cheaper with higher picture quality and more spectacular effects, but technology also has an influence on the kind of films we find ourselves making. […]

The dramatic ways that technology has changed movie editing