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Can Budget-Slasher Jason Blum Prove the Way Hollywood Makes Movies Is Horrifyingly Wrong?

<i>Paranormal Activity — The Ghost Dimension</i>, due out Oct. 23, is the sixth and final film in the highly profitable series of found-footage horror …

Cinematography Tip: How to Create Soft Diffused Light

Soft light is a fantastic resource for any filmmaker. Let’s take a look at ten ways to create soft, diffused light on a film set.<p>Every great …

How to Change Your Life: An Epic, 5,000-Word Guide to Getting What You Want

A book's worth of wisdom condensed into a blog post that, when applied, really will change your life.The post How to Change Your Life: An Epic, …

Grabbing Dan Time with Hollywood's most elusive illustrator

Dan Hamilton's astounding range of talent is ours for the taking—if we can get him to stay still for a moment.<p>Who does the U.S. Army call when they …

U.S. Army

Crowd-sourced storytelling: How innovators are opening up the creative process

Crowd-sourced<p>storytelling<p>The whole is greater than the sum of its parts<p>By Lindsay Rothfeld<p>Presented by Qualcomm Snapdragon<p>Crowd-sourced<p>storytelling<p>By …

How A Philosophy Of “Informed Creativity” Drives Design At Map

“There’s a misconception that design is a kind of mythical process,” Map’s Jon Marshall says.<p>Upon opening Kano, a DIY computer, you’re greeted with a vibrant orange keyboard, neatly coiled color-coded cables, a circuit board, and illustrated manuals are as artfully boxed as any Apple device. But …

Mockups

Banksy: ‘I think a museum is a bad place to look at art’

In an exclusive, rare interview the notorious artist tells us about his new theme park project, Dismaland, and shares his thoughts on the contemporary art world<p>Banksy’s Dismaland: ‘amusements and anarchism’ in artist’s biggest project yet Banksy’s Dismaland: ‘a theme park unsuitable for children’ – …

Streetwear

How a language that went unspoken for a half-century was brought back from the dead

In the summer of 1930, at the dawn of the Great Depression, a 21-year-old linguist named Morris Swadesh set out for Louisiana to record the area’s Native American languages, which were disappearing rapidly.<p>Morris and his peers were in a race against time to document them, and in the small town of …

Acadiana

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

New Jersey

Use the Right Tools to Encourage Creative Writing

When you observe your students on a regular day, you are mesmerized by their creativity and endless inspiration. Nevertheless, things don’t go that …

Illustrator Tutorials: 25 New Tutorials to Improve Vector Graphics

New illustrator tutorials shows how to drawing and making of vector graphics. By using these <b>new Adobe Illustrator Tutorials</b> you can easily create …

Graphics

WATCH: New technology brings Buddhist statues destroyed by the Taliban back to life

The images of the 6th century Bamiyan Buddhist statues, destroyed 14 years ago by the Taliban, were recovered by a Chinese couple on June 6 and 7 …

Archaeology

Picasso = Genius: This algorithm can judge “creativity” in art as well as the experts

Art is seen as unquantifiable. Great paintings are creative forces that transcend their brush strokes, colors, and compositions. They can’t be reduced to mere data, analyzed, and ranked by their creativity. Two computer scientists at Rutgers University respectfully disagree.<p>Ahmed Elgammal and Babak …

Creativity

Artist Reveals Extremely Detailed Drawings In Her Notebook

“Organized chaos” is how Austin, Texas, based artist Sophie Roach describes her style. She started to sketch because of the “stress and boredom of …

Drawing

5 language learning tools for the lazy learner

1. Duolingo<p>Duolingo has long been one of my favourite language learning tools. Its clever features gamify the learning process, goading students into …

46 Excellent Illustrator tutorials to master your artwork

Illustrator is another useful vector making software, which is widely used in creative works. Mostly related to graphic and print. Most of the …

Graphics

12 Ways Designers Know When a Design Looks Good – And How You Can Too – Learn

<i>As a non-designer, watching a designer work can be a mystifying experience.</i><p><i>How did they know which fonts to use? Why do those colors look so good</i> …

Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Rick Landers reveals the process behind the art and science of infographics.

Infographics are a staple of modern media. At their best, they’re elegant, streamlined visual capsules of information that help us process complex …

How to be an artist without going to art school

<i>This article is part of a series on art today to support the Dazed x Converse Emerging Artists Award Check out the rest of content here and make sure to visit the Royal Academy in London before 17th May to see all the work IRL.</i><p>In Terry Zwigoff's 2006 film <i>Art School Confidential</i>, there’s a scene …

25 Perfect Professional Typefaces for Advertising

For a lot of beginners, the job of choosing fonts is a bit baffling. There are unlimited choices—from the typical ones to the elaborate styles—with …

Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind (Not Others…)

“<i>The mind is everything; what you think, you become.</i>” ~ BUDDHA<p>Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then …

10 Techniques From Professional Artists For Breaking Through Creative Blocks

These strategies can help you get unstuck and start thinking and working creatively again.<p>Danielle Krysa had a successful career as a creative director for an advertising and branding agency in Canada. She was proud of her professional work, but she was secretly making her own art on the side. …

Creativity

Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See

Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did …

15 Useful Sites To Master Drawing With Fun

Drawing is producing a picture by making lines and marks, especially with a pen, pencil, and paper. What is drawing when there is no fun, enjoyment, …