The World’s First Horror Movie: Le Manoir du Diable (The Devil’s Castle) made in 1896.
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 latest in funding innovations. It means small business owners that are being turned down by High Street banks now have an opportunity to appeal directly to small investors. Equally, whereas investing in small businesses was previously the domain of the very rich, this new concept means anyone can reap the benefits of investing in fledgling start-ups - whether you want to risk £20,000 or £5.
Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-2333399/Crowdfunding-does-work.html#ixzz4r7I5HA5X
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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 Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd. was recognized earlier this month by Guinness World Records for breaking the mark for “most robots dancing simultaneously.”
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
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 in the Shell to pretty much everything that Hayao Miyazaki has ever done.
Read Article: http://www.openculture.com/2014/06/early-japanese-animations-the-origins-of-anime-1917-1931.html
Symbolism is an underlying and often distinct theme that pervades a work of writing. It is usually buried very subtly under the main narrative of a story or conversation in order to reinforce the main themes and add a certain layer of depth that would be missing otherwise. It is something that has always been regarded more as a term for an aspect featured in literature rather than in film. This may be true but it doesn’t stop many filmmakers from employing the use of symbolism in their movies in very subtle ways. After all, many films are adapted from books every year no matter how loose the adaptations may be. The influence of literature on filmmakers has lead to a crossing of the two mediums that can either be amazing, like Rosemary’s Baby or The Exorcist, or awful like I, Robot or The Stand. For this article I wanted to mix films that have supplemented the symbolism from their source material and others that are original cinematic works. I felt that this would be the best way to show how original films can still carry traits that are influenced by literature. One thing to consider before you read on is some of these may be well known by cinephiles, which I took into consideration when writing, so you will find familiar topics if you are a cinephile. I tried to make the list a combination of subtle hints of symbolism that casual filmgoers never noticed, while also adding entries that seasoned film lovers, like myself, would find interesting. With that being said, I now present to you 11 classic movies with amazing symbolism that you never noticed…
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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 Shepherd rescued from wartime France in 1918 by a US airman. Rin Tin Tin had gone on to become one of the most popular and profitable Hollywood stars at the time when silent movies were giving way to the talkies.
Read Article: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160219-who-was-oscar-a-history-of-the-academy-awards-statuette
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 shown on screen.
1. First Film: Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)Considered the first film made with a moving picture camera, and shot by French inventor Louis Le Prince, Roundhay Garden Scene runs a mere 2.11 seconds.
2. First Sound Film: Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894/1895)
While working for Thomas Edison, William Dickson recorded the first experimental sound film, featuring a violin player scratching out a crude melody.
Read Article: http://mentalfloss.com/article/72060/36-film-history-firsts
Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the distance, even if it was your first visit to that town. A large illuminated vertical sign announced the name of the cinema, and the triangular marquee below was lined with tiny blinking light bulbs. Even if the film being shown was a dud, that sign out front just lured you inside.
And that was just one of the trimmings that used to make “going to the movies” an event, a night out on the town. If you remember when an usher would scold you for speaking too loud, or had a grandma who had a full set of china only because she’d faithfully attended weeks of Dish Nights, these 11 artifacts might bring back some fond memories.
Read Article: mentalfloss.com/article/52164/11-things-we-no-longer-see-movie-theaters
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