Forrest A. Blais

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Graphic Design and Motion Graphics for IBM Leadership

It is awesome to see motion graphics taking an important role on design teams across the tech industry. With product and user experience design …

Meet Mankind's Mechanical Successor In This Animated Short

I still can't put my finger on why seeing a lonely robot wandering around after mankind has gone extinct makes me feel bad for the bot, but I'm …

28 Awesome Links That Are Like Candy for Photographers

So much has been going on in the field of photography this week, and here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching in all corners …

The lie that the stars tell us

A new time-lapse photo taken in Indonesia has been shared widely this week. Kelly Grovier finds echoes in one of the world’s most famous paintings.<p>The stars are a lie. The light we see glimmering in the night sky is so old, the heavenly bodies from which they echo may be long gone. Yet still we …

Art

How to Shoot a City in Unimaginable Ways - Essential Tips for Epic Cityscapes!

Exploring Cityscape Photography<p>Cities are massive and full of power, energy and vibes that they are great to photograph! For a photographer, they're …

Concert Photography Jobs: How to Make Money by Shooting Music

There are a lot more music photographers than there are music photography jobs — that’s just how it is in this corner of the industry. It’s a port of …

Your kid's video game addiction may be perfectly normal - Futurity

Parents may worry if their teen plays video games for hours every day, but experts say if kids use games as a way to socialize it might not be a …

Gaming

Landscape Photographer’s Checklist

We’ve all been there. You leave the house with only the desire to go find ‘the shot’ and not much else.You know...the photo worthy of wall space and …

Landscape Photography

This Stop-Motion Animated Film Looks as Beautiful as It Does Heartbreaking

Last year was filled with lots of fantastic animated films, but when the Oscar nominations come out, we’ll be very surprised if <i>My Life as a Zucchini</i> …

Steadicam Unveils Its Volt Stabilizer for Smartphones, Takes on the DJI Osmo

In 1976, the invention of the Steadicam revolutionized filmmaking. Today, the original stabilizer of choice is being downsized a bit to create the …

Parents, rejoice! Studio Ghibli series coming to Amazon Prime

Gillian Anderson will narrate the 26-episode series "Ronja, the Robber's Daughter."<p>Modern parents know: There's a lot of content out there for kids to watch, and finding something that is both age-appropriate for the young ones but also holds parental interest can be tough. They can only watch …

Anime

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

The False Promise Of The Prosperity Gospel: Why I Called Out Joel Osteen And Joyce Meyer

I have been preaching for 20 years. Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon. I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name. I said:<p>If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if you take what they teach seriously, it will not be good for you. It will be …

How to Be Interesting When Everything Has Already Been Said

Knowing how to tell your story makes all the difference.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Anyone who's been writing for any length of time knows the feeling -- that goose bump-filled rush of epiphany as you realize the idea you just had is just out of this world. "No way …

AMD just teased a new graphics card that could stomp all over Nvidia

AMD is tired of playing second fiddle to Nvidia, and at CES this year it’s doing its best to let gamers know that its new GPUs will earn their place …

Supercomputers

Slender Man Stories Are Hollywood's Latest Scary Obsession

True crime was 2016's big trend—but this year is all about Slender Man.<p>The Slender Man is coming for Hollywood. The creepy, Internet-invented character—a tall, faceless man who haunts, controls, and kidnaps children and teens—has inspired several upcoming releases in 2017, ushering in a new wave of …

Horror

Panasonic's new Lumix GH5 - an ultra-portable filmmaker's dream

And now, at this year's CES in Las Vegas, there's a new GH5 that looks ready to take things to the next level, with several features that will make …

35 Professionally Designed Adobe Muse Templates | Web & Graphic Design

Adobe Muse allows you to create your own websites that too without coding, simply design your site as easily as you would create a print layout. This …

Web Design

15 Websites You Need To Know To Give Your Creative Freelance Business A Kick Start

Getting in to the creative freelance business can be hard, whether you are a graphic designer, a writer, a videographer, an animator, or some other …

Sequence Animations with Audio in Adobe Muse

<b>Sequence Animations with Audio in Adobe Muse. No Coding Skills Required.</b> Imagine being able to add a beautiful and fluid animation sequence to your …

Web Design

21 Free, Easy-To-Use Design Tools And Resources For Marketers

Is it just me, or is picking out the art to accompany a blog or social media post sometimes more difficult than the writing itself?<p>Everyone, …

Infographics

HTML5 UP

Pixelarity<p>Unlimited access to <b>90+</b> responsive site templates (including everything at HTML5 UP), plus extras and support for just <b>$19</b>.<p>HTML5 …

How Disney’s Animated ‘Zootopia’ Became the Galvanizing Movie of 2016

Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore reflect on the zeitgeist-grabbing, Oscar front-runner and its sequel prospects.<p>“Zootopia” directors Byron …

Animation

The 43 games we can’t wait to play in 2017

Zelda, Red Dead, Mass Effect, and more<p>We just wrapped up a busy holiday season full of plenty of new video games, which means it’s time to think about what’s coming next. And 2017 promises to be a very interesting year indeed. Nintendo will be introducing its Switch console / portable hybrid, …

How to Remove Tourists from Your Photos in Photoshop

Most photographers have been in a situation where the only thing standing between their camera and a breathtaking scene happens to be a handful of …

Archaeologists discover ancient lost city in Egypt

Archaeologists have unearthed an Egyptian city dating all the way back to the first dynasty. The discovery was made across the Nile river from the …

Aliens

Five Badass Female Spies Who Deserve Their Own World War II Movie

Psst, Hollywood: Why stop with the fictional operative Marion Cotillard plays in Allied?<p>Writer <b>Steven Knight</b> has said that his new film, <i>Allied</i>, is based on a story about World War II spies that he heard third-hand from an old girlfriend. It could well have been more than an urban legend, though: …

World History

Tutankhamun: who’s afraid of the pharaoh’s curse?

Joyce Tyldesley examines Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun – and gets to the bottom of those curse stories.<p><i>This article was first published in</i> …

Absurd Nazi Propaganda Photos And Captions Whose Tactics Are Sadly Relevant Today

1 of 30<p><b>Original caption:</b> In his speech to the Reichstag on October 6th, the Fuhrer offered a hand of peace and outlined the new order in eastern …

Christmas Trees