“[Digital production company] The Third Floor is one of the world’s top visualization studios and has worked on 19 of the 23 installments in Marvel’s “Infinity Saga.” From previs and stuntvis to techvis and postvis, The Third Floor’s work on Marvel movies runs through the entire production process.”
Effectively these are fully virtualized, animated films, with live action overlaid into specific scenes.
I mean we all know this. But to see it laid out like this is fascinating. (And kind of depressing.)
“China has built a complete digital clone of its largest city covering almost 4,000 square kilometres – and it’s about to simulate events in the future with astonishing accuracy. See how the team brought Shanghai’s clone to life with Unreal Engine”
Note that today China stopped allowing BBC World News to broadcast in their country. Good times!
“In the fraction of a second it takes to blink your eyes, thousands of stars will be born, hundreds will explode and die, millions of planets will form, and our universe will expand by half a million kilometers in diameter.”
Hang on hang on hang on…
You are still important. You still have meaning. I kind of hate these statistical “look how teenytiny we all are” statements.
It’s still fascinating.
On that cheery note! Happy Friday!
Hopefully see you next week. Stay safe, and warm, and as happy as you can.
“I’ve always wanted to make a complete trailer based on my full Jeep Chase Scene. The hard part was figuring out at least a small narrative – enough for it to hold its own as a movie trailer and not just be a series of VFX shots. I feel like it’s close enough! I’ve got more weird stuff to make…”
“Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part.”
I mean holy crap.
You can either let them play sequentially or skip to any specific portion of the event.
“Storror”, as a parkour team, have severalothervideos all shot in POV that are seriously mind-blowing.
In over eight years (8 years!) of recording and editing these videos they haven’t had a major injury. Think about that as you watch these guys scramble across the buildings and rock formations they cover.
OpenAI Jukebox is a pretty amazing little… “thing”. I added this to the Friday links over a year ago now. Super interesting. This particular compendium is interesting in that it focuses on a very specific period of the Beatles musical output. It’s vague, lyrically, but it definitely sounds “like the Beatles.”
There’s an older, shorter one which is also pretty interesting called “The Yellow Album“.
“Electrical resistance is measure by passing a small current through the mushrooms similar to a lie detector test. The changes in resistance are then converted into control signals which determine the rhythm, pitch, timbre and effects parameters of the modular synthesizer. “
“Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” for fans everywhere to enjoy. The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+.”
Did you know that Peter Jackson was making a new documentary about the recording of the final Beatles album?
I sure did not!
It’s not my favorite album of theirs by a long shot, but the man has exclusive access to 54 hours (!) of footage shot during the recordings.
This snippet certainly looks more fun and upbeat than the notorious Let It Be documentary originally released.
Making the rounds and deservedly so.
Also: it really makes me miss John Lennon so much more.
“Oona and Gage Brown are Team USA Ice Dancers. We filmed their 2020-21 Free Dance in Bryant Park’s Winter Village ice rink at 6:45 in the morning over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you to their coach Joel Dear for helping to organize.”
The arrangement makes it seem like the song was written by Enya. 🙂
An interesting choice for a figure skating routine.
Next: Do “Master of Puppets”!
Well there we go: Friday Videos! All done!
I hope your Friday, and your Christmas, and your Holidays, are all fantastic.
Thanks for following along all year. We’re going to get through this. What a terrible year.