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Pitch-Perfect Celebrity Portraits by Mike Mitchell

Thursday 05.02.2013 , Posted by

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Mike Mitchell is a master of media… and by that we mean the celebrities that make media worth watching. From remixed superheroes, to childhood memories and portraits of celebs, his sharp images bring a touch of class to the things which entertain us so well. Now Mitchell is featuring a series of movie character portraits that are incredibly well done, each eliciting just the attitude you’d expect from each memorable individual. [Read more…]

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Movies in Color: Film Stills Broken Down by Color

Monday 04.29.2013 , Posted by

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If you love data, pantone, and cinematography, then you will love this color analysis by Roxy Radulescu. The LA-based graphic designer originally from Illinois was inspired to look into cinematographic color choice when she was watching Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes. She selected a still and used a color generator in Photoshop to get the basic swatch ranges, then she composed the general color palette of the most prominent colors in the still. She has continued to use this process on some of the most popular films in cinema history, choosing a theme each week. This past week she took requests, but before that she had Scorsese, Hitchcock, Kubrick, and Tarantino week. With so many amazing films out there, Radulescu will not be running out of content anytime soon to keep this Tumblr going strong! [Read more…]

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Vintage Cameras Found with Old Film

Friday 04.19.2013 , Posted by

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Vintage camera collector Chris Hugues was picking up another camera to add to his 300 plus collection. To his surprise, he found two packages of slides in the worn leather case. Taking a close look he found that the slides were taken by a French soldier from WWI. There were some photos of battle and unique images of the time period. Thus began a journey to “hunt” vintage cameras with undeveloped film still in the case or camera. [Read more…]

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Thumbs Up! Famous Films Without the Guns

Monday 03.18.2013 , Posted by

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Sometimes in life, all it takes is removing one key ingredient to change the message… in fact, it sometimes completely reverses the original meaning. That’s the case in these great movie still remixes from the blog Thumbs and Ammo, where we are given a collection of shoot’em up moments with one element removed: the guns. Suddenly tough guys like Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface don’t look so tough… he’s just enthusiastically giving a thumbs-up. [Read more…]

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The Eames Lounge Chair TV Debut in 1956

Thursday 02.07.2013 , Posted by

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It’s now considered a masterpiece of the modern design world – perhaps even one of its most recognizable items – but in 1956 the Herman Miller Lounge Chair was “quite a departure.” Here it is featured for the first time on national television, making its debut on NBC’s “Home” show with Arlene Francis. There to introduce the chair are none other than designers Charles and Ray Eames. [Read more…]

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Gravityless: A B-Boy Takes Flight

Thursday 12.06.2012 , Posted by

I have to admit that when I saw the title of the new dance film, Gravityless, I fully expected it to be something with high tech CGI visuals. Instead what I got from the piece by David Olkarny, was something far more subtle and uplifting at the same time. It’s a film which follows b-boy dancer Karimbo around the city and countryside as he throws himself into almost gravity defying moves. As he hits the apex the film slows, revealing the poetry of each instance: Karimbo floats above sky scrapers, wooded glens, and sandy beaches in his dress pants, white shirt and thin black tie. [Read more…]

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The Fitzroy: Film Project Set in the Post-Apocalyptic 50s

Thursday 12.06.2012 , Posted by

An exciting film set in an alternate post-apocalyptic 1950s, is looking for support through crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Andrew Harmer, an emerging writer and director from the the UK, has everything he needs: a script, a passionate team, and a great location for his feature film “The Fitzroy.” Well, almost everything. The team is trying to raise $96,550 to make the film a reality. So far, they have raised almost 40,000 and there are 17 days left to go. [Read more…]

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Animated in Cardboard: Stop-Motion Modern Dance

Wednesday 11.21.2012 , Posted by

Sometimes the most inspiring videos are only brief glimpses of brilliance. Rogier Wieland’s stop-motion animation, The Modern Dance, is just such a piece – lasting only 1 short minute, but packing a whole lot of visual inspiration onto those few seconds. Using many layers of cardboard cutouts, his tiny figure gracefully moves across the screen in near realistic fashion – even while clearly being made of roughly cut paper. [Read more…]

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The Princess Bride: Inconceivably Fun Illustrations

Thursday 10.18.2012 , Posted by

While there are just about a million illustrations out there which have fun with the characters of Star Wars, The Big Lebowski and pretty much every rendition of the Batman Movies, it isn’t often you find drawings from the cult classic film The Princess Bride. Here to feed your hunger is Nathan W Pyle, creating some not-so-serious illustrations from a similarly not-so-serious film. You’ll find more at nathanwpyle.com. [Read more…]

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Blue ‘Quadropus’ in a Stop-Motion Music Video

Friday 10.12.2012 , Posted by

In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out. [Read more…]

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