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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
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
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. In a future part I’m going look at all this in relation to cameras, but firstly, some examples in the world of editing. I’ll start with a history lesson.
Just one piece of equipment can change the way we edit. Take something, for instance, as simple as the guillotine tape splicer, introduced by CIR of Italy in the late 1960s (by tape splicer, I mean a splicer for joining film using transparent sticky tape, not a splicer for joining audio tape, although they existed too).
Read Article: http://www.redsharknews.com/post/item/3014-the-dramatic-ways-that-technology-has-changed-editing
Scene from The Great Train Robbery (1903), directed by Edwin S. Porter.
From a private collection
History of the motion picture, history of cinema from the 19th century to the present.
Early Years, 1830–1910
The illusion of motion pictures is based on the optical phenomena known as persistence of vision and the phi phenomenon. The first of these causes the brain to retain images cast upon the retina of the eye for a fraction of a second beyond their disappearance from the field of sight, while the latter creates apparent movement between images when they succeed one another rapidly. Together these phenomena permit the succession of still frames on a motion-picture film strip to represent continuous movement when projected at the proper speed (traditionally 16 frames per second for silent films and 24 frames per second for sound films). Before the invention of photography, a variety of optical toys exploited this effect by mounting successive phase drawings of things in motion on the face of a twirling disk (the phenakistoscope, c. 1832) or inside a rotating drum (the zoetrope, c. 1834). Then, in 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, a French painter, perfected the positive photographic process known as daguerreotypy, and that same year the English scientist William Henry Fox Talbot successfully demonstrated a negative photographic process that theoretically allowed unlimited positive prints to be produced from each negative. As photography was innovated and refined over the next few decades, it became possible to replace the phase drawings in the early optical toys and devices with individually posed phase photographs, a practice that was widely and popularly carried out.
Read Article: https://www.britannica.com/art/history-of-the-motion-picture
Volumetric video is an emerging format of video featuring moving images of real people that exist truly in 3D — like holograms — allowing them to be viewed from any angle at any moment in time. The trick is that this media requires a fundamentally different video technology capable of capturing 3D images of actors at fast framerates.
Read Article: medium.com/volumetric-filmmaking/the-brief-history-of-volumetric-filmmaking-32b3569c6831
Someday, moviegoers may be able to watch 3D films from any seat in a theater without having to wear 3D glasses, thanks to a new kind of movie screen.
The new technology, named Cinema 3D, overcomes some of the barriers to implementing glasses-free 3D viewing on a larger scale, but it’s not commercially viable yet, the researchers said when describing their findings.
Read Article: https://www.livescience.com/55628-glasses-free-3d-movie-screens.html
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