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Just Bought Your First DSLR? Read What To Expect...

Here Are Some Excellent DSLR Photography Tips For Beginners – Well, Seeing As You Own One Now…<p>You've made the first big step.<p>Great news, and welcome …

A shot in the dark: Sony, Canon and Nikon digital cameras put to the test in low-light

Subscribe to WIRED<p><b>There used to be certain universal truths when it came to</b> digital cameras. The bigger the unit, the better it was, and the higher …

Cameras

Photographer Uses the Golden Ratio to Compose Cinematic Images Full of Drama

As an art student, Jon Sparkman was introduced to the Rule of Thirds, which are guidelines for how to compose an image. Essentially, the picture is divided into a grid, and the intersecting points are where the impactful parts of the picture should take place. Sparkman, however, makes use of its …

InterAct

What makes a great horror movie soundtrack?

A great score for a horror film can be as terrifying as the pictures – but what is it about the best ones that makes us feel so frightened? Arwa Haider looks for answers.<p>Horror movies and music have forged an unholy alliance over many decades – even before cinema’s demons and scream queens actually …

Horror

Scientists Have Built a Nightmare Machine to Generate The Scariest Images Ever

G O T O S L E E P<p>We’re supposed to be building robots and AI for the good of humankind, but scientists at MIT have pretty much been doing the …

Horror

Your First 3 Steps To Learning Photoshop

The darkroom has always been a place where manipulations to photos occur, and those manipulations range from the minor to the extreme. The general …

Tutorials

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The New Film by the Director of 'Oldboy' Is a Brutal Lesbian Love Story

We caught up with celebrated director Park Chan-wook to talk about his wild and wildly provocative new film, 'The Handmaiden.'<p><i>The Handmaiden</i>, the latest film from Park Chan-wook, the South Korean auteur who brought <i>Oldboy</i> into the world, is as wild as you might expect. Based very loosely on Sarah …

Love Stories

San Sebastian Festival: China's 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' Wins Golden Shell

Asian films ruled the awards ceremony, with Korea's Hong Sang-soo winning best director.<p>Xiaogang Feng’s story of a Chinese woman’s journey in <i>I Am Not</i> …

Frank Zappa

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

Melt in your mouth Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef. Cooked low and slow for 8 hours! Perfect for tacos, burritos and quesadillas!<p>I love the Barbacoa Beef …

America has a horror movie problem

American horror movies are suffering from an affliction of sameness and staleness.<p>These movies, particularly those that go for an "old school" …

Horror

What We Learned About David Lynch After Spending Three Years in His Art Cave

Jon Nguyen's new film gives private insight into Lynch's life after interviewing and filming him in his workspace over three years.<p>Right now David Lynch is definitely drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes and painting a picture. Those are the only three activities you can imagine him doing, …

Doodling

Why Did The Maya Civilization Decline? New Research Suggests Irrigation Technology Is To Blame

The mystery behind the fall of the Maya civilization is one that has confused scientists for decades. The seemingly flourishing Central American …

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Mad Max

10 Underappreciated Sci-fi Movies from The 70s & 80s Worth Your Time

Since George Melies went on A Trip to the Moon in 1902, science fiction has been a fertile ground for film-makers to mine. Full of the potential of …

A robot tattooist could make you think twice about getting inked

In further proof that robots are here to steal our jobs, a new industrial robot could soon be tattooing you. On one hand, you don’t have to undergo hours of small talk about what that Nyan Cat on your inner thigh really means to you on an existential level. On the flip side, it’s a fucking robot …

Trolls, demons and one-eyed giants: a history of monsters

Every culture on Earth has its own monsters. Their stories, their curious habits and diets, and the ways in which they can be warded off create a picture of imaginations running riot. What does the existence of monsters, even if only in our heads, say about humankind? Why do we find the same …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

Books

The Cruel Beauty of Hieronymus Bosch: 500 Years of Breathtaking Imagery

Pieter van Huystee’s documentary ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil’ is a fascinating tribute to the Dutch master.<p>This year, 500 annums after …

The directors of 'Catfish' and 'Nerve' reveal how to make it in Hollywood without going to film school

Filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman broke into the movie industry with their 2010 documentary "Catfish," which was so bizarre and unsettling that many refused to believe that it was actually real.<p>After directing two successful entries in the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, the filmmakers …

Catfish

Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most …

Stanley Kubrick & Andrei Tarkovsky’s Cinematic Styles Are Compared In Beautiful Video Essay

These two legends share some fascinating similarities.<p>Film critique and academia oftentimes produce fascinating video essays. From an investigation …

5 Rules From James Wan For Making a Successful Horror Movie in 2016

The "Saw" and "Insidious" director and producer of "Lights Out" shares his tips for how to make a truly frightening horror film today.<p>Anyone hoping …

Screenplay Structure Made Easy - Screenwriting Blueprint

Screenwriting Blueprint: How to Create a Bulletproof Screenplay Structure<p>Screenplay Structure is something that every agent, editor, publisher, …

A Five-Point Guide to Stanley Kubrick's Cinematic Opus

As Somerset House prepares to stage a blockbuster exhibition of artworks inspired by Kubrick's inimitable vision, we explore the impact and legacy of …

Five Essential Books on Art History

Hannah Rothschild, the writer, filmmaker and chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees, on the best books to begin, or continue, an art history education<p>Hannah Rothschild, the chair of London’s National Gallery’s Board of Trustees who recently picked up a shortlist nod for the Baileys …

Art

Get Inspired By Stanley Kubrick's Rare 'Notes on Filmmaking'

In 1960 Stanley Kubrick was still early in his career, but he already had clear <i></i>thoughts on the art of filmmaking. We can learn from this rare glimpse …

Stanley Kubrick

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Art