Ben Richards

11 Flips | 4 Magazines | 12 Likes | 2 Following | @Benedict_UK | Producer/Director | Co-founder of www.littlelessknown.com

HOW TO BE A GOOD DIRECTOR, ACCORDING TO AN EDITOR - Video & Filmmaker magazine

I will say up front: I am a terrible director. I’ve tried it, and I’m not so proud of the results. So why listen to my advice about how to be good at …

Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …

How Photographers Should Handle Shooting in Bad Weather

Weather can be maddeningly fickle; this simple statement might be more or less accurate depending on where you live, but I’m quite certain that …

How to Build a Camera Dolly Out of LEGO Pieces

Photographer Pascal Kulcsar of Mainz, Germany wanted to add some movements to his time-lapse videos, so he built himself a fancy dolly using LEGO …

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

Picattoo Turns Your Favorite Instagram Photos Into Temporary Tattoos

Picattoo is a new service by INK361 that turns your Instagram photographs into temporary tattoos that you can decorate your body with.<p>The tattoos can …

Here's what happens when you put a camera on a person-sized squid

Scientists saw new color displays for the first time<p>The Humboldt squid uses pigment sacs on its skin to "flash" and to "flicker," both previously unknown behaviors, according to a study published today in the <i>Journal of Experimental Biology</i>. These displays were caught on cameras mounted on top of …

Windows 10's Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be …

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Taking Artsy Photos is 7th in List of Sexiest Creative Behaviors, Scientists Find

Taking artistic photographs is one of the sexiest forms of creativity — at least that’s what scientists are reporting. The activity ranked 7th on a …

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