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How to Write Brand Stories that Build Emotional Connections

Stories matter in life and in marketing. The reason is simple. Great stories make people <i>feel</i> something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience, the characters within the stories and the storyteller.<p>Stories are the perfect catalyst to building brand loyalty and brand …

Interstellar Posters

Following our tutorial inspired by the movie Interstellar, today we share some incredible posters created by James Fletcher. I love how the posters …

William Klein, Broadway by Light, 1958 (short film - 10 min)

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

Gravity might be hi-tech but it's got an old soul

Alfonso Cuarón's space disaster movie in three acts harks back impressively to the early days of cinema<p>The wonder of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity – wonder being entirely the right word – is that the full spectrum of state-of-the-art digital special effects, CGI and 3D technology have been harnessed …

Why Anchorman 2 is a newsflash for sequels

Tucked away on YouTube is a seven-minute tribute that purports to show the American Film Institute announcing Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as the greatest movie ever made. Martin Scorsese, Dustin Hoffman, Steven Spielberg and Cher are wheeled out to wax lyrical about the picture's truth …

Evok Concept Showerhead Reduces The Amount of Water In The Flow While You Soap Up

<b>Evok concept showerhead</b> was a design submission for a contest hosted by Unilever. The brief was simple, each contestant had to come up with …

Salaam Alaikum! Is there any mention of exorcisms or possessions in Islam? Like is it possible for Jinn to do that? Sorry if this isn't a…

Wa alykum as-salaam!<p>Ustadhah Hedaya Hartford writes:<p>In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful<p>Allah Most High has sent us a protection from magic. The protection is reading ayah al-Kursi, Ahad, Falaq and Nas. The problem isn’t with reading the Qur’an, the problem is with your faith in the Qur’an.<p>Often people in these situations find it easier to blame their problems on magic rather than being responsible for their problems and life.<p>If true magic was made, a true Bismi Llah would break …

The 5 ‘Inside the Actors Studio’ Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch

The 5 'Inside the Actors Studio' Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch<p>Simply known as the “seminar” for the students of the Actors Studio Drama …

Filmmaking

9,000 Human Sand Silhouettes Serve as a Reminder of D-Day

Just a few days ago, British artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley, of <i>Sand In Your Eye</i>, produced this incredibly powerful visual display at the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche in France. The two developed this concept, entitled <i>The Fallen</i>, in honor of International Peace Day (September 21) and as a …

D Day

Alternate Histories of the World, New Book of Historical Art Prints with Monsters

Back in 2011 we wrote about Alternate Histories, a humorous illustration series by Matthew Buchholz in which historical art prints were improved with …

Behance

Theories of Autumn

Four TED Talks Every Filmmaker Should Watch

TED talks take leaders in academic and business fields and lets them talk about how they’re approaching their fields in cutting edge ways. The talks …

Toy Story

10 Reasons Why Filmmakers Should Shoot Film (According to Kodak)

Now that Kodak is out of bankruptcy, it wants to reassure filmmakers that they are still in the business of making movies.<p>“We will be making film for …

Filmmaking

Andrei Tarkovsky's Polaroids‎

With the discovery and digitisation of a cache of his personal polaroids, we gain access into the luminous world of Andrei Tarkovsky...<p>Russian auteur</b> …

Filmmaking

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

أَأَنْتُمْ أَشَدُّ خَلْقًا أَمِ السَّمَاءُ ۚ بَنَاهَا

“[O men!] Are you more difficult to create than the heaven which He has built?” [79:27]<p>This hit me, just now, <b>like a sledge hammer</b>, looking at my mindset, looking at how <b>limited</b> I am.<p>Personally, I never found difficulty with believing in God as The Source of this world, but when I was younger I had difficulty with thinking about an afterlife, and then I read something like this, it just <i>hit me</i>, how can I limit God? How can I doubt what God can do?<p>Space, time, matter, all these are products of God, …

Homemade Remake of the 1966 ‘Batman’ TV Series Intro

The 1966 <i>Batman</i> television series intro has been given a homemade remake in this new Cinefix episode of <i>Homemade Movies</i>. It was directed by Pasadena, …

Homemade

Off Piste: Valhalla

A story above all else, "Valhalla" tells of one man's search for freedom—in life and on two planks. Unconventional in their approach to ski and snowboard filmmaking, Sweetgrass Productions created the feature-length film with a deeply philosophical narrative and stunning cinematography to capture …

Skiing

Cool Rides