Nik Zadick

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Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

A single light can make all the difference: Sony A7R II, 85mm G Master and strobe capture sunset portraits

You don't need a lot of fancy lights to capture great, well-lit portrait shots. In fact, oftentimes you can utilize natural light and capture …

Socialist Bleakness Illustrated by Marcin Wolski

Eastern Bloc, a set of illustrations by Marcin Wolski portraying the bleakness of eastern socialist times.<p>Marcin Wolski is a young graphic designer …

Teach yourself programming in 10 years

<b>Why is everyone in such a rush?</b><p>Walk into any bookstore, and you’ll see how to <i>Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours</i> alongside endless variations offering to …

See Your Favorite Movies Broken Down Into Just Their Color Palettes

Films typically have a cohesive “look”—their scenes all fit together within the same aesthetic guidelines. While there’s a wealth of detail that goes …

Watch how Super Mario 64 is teaching millions the nitty-gritty of game design

These videos are fascinating, even for the layman<p>YouTuber pannenkeok2012 uploaded a new video in his series of <i>Super Mario 64</i> programming lessons yesterday. Watch above to learn how the random number generator (RNG) works in the classic Nintendo 64 game, making Bob-ombs blink and determining the …

This Guy Made A Movie Trailer With Strangers On The Street And It's Perfect

"No script. No budget. No plan."

Hopscotch's visual coding app is now on the iPhone

Kick your command line interface to the curb<p>Today, Hopscotch Technologies released an iPhone version of its popular visual coding app for kids. The new app lets users design games, art, and animations using a block-based visual programming language and then share those programs in-app with other …

This artist condenses whole movies into single photographs – and the results are amazing

Jason Shulman turns classic films into works of art<p>Movies are art in their own right. But this artist has turned famous flicks into the kind you can …

I Wrote for 17 Minutes Yesterday!

Last weekend, I participated on two different author panels during the 2016 Newburyport Literary Festival, an event packed with over 70 different authors that drew 2,000 people to our tiny seaside town.<p>The panels were very different. In the morning, I joined Anita Diamant and Yona Zeldis McDonough …

First Draft: How to Cut the Fat from Your Screenplays

In partnership with the blog ScreenCraft, we’re publishing “First Draft,” a series on everything to do with screenwriting.<p><i>“When your story is ready</i> …

Filmmaking

Top 10 Killer Words That Make Readers Switch Off

When you’re reading all day, every day, for work AND for pleasure you tend to notice how *certain things* slip by (maybe?) unchallenged, <i>even into</i> …

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Kendrick Lamar

In Defense of Learning Code the Hard Way

At least relatively speaking.<p>It's the new year, which means many of us are making resolutions to be better, healthier, less-bad, or just generally more valuable human beings.<p>One popular resolution is (again) learning to code. With an ever-multiplying field of e-learning websites, web dev bootcamps, …

The 50 Most Overlooked Films of 2015

<b>Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (Spike Lee)</b><p>Praise God. <i>Da Sweet Blood of Jesus</i> is <b>Spike Lee</b>’s freest-feeling endeavor in a spell, the full-forced reminder …

Experience A Whole Weekend of Partying in One Short Film

Check out this trippy tale of hedonism, featuring the music of Jamie XX.<p>Screencap via<p>Our generation’s hedonism skirts the limits of consumption-—alcohol, exquisite sexual freedom, designer drugs, and excellent marijuana. We know for sure that the future of this generation lies in the close social …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

An Illustrator’s Review of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

I’ve always wanted a tablet I could use for illustration. I bought the second generation iPad, hoping it would do the trick. I picked up all the art …

Life as Cinema (22 photos)

Having traveled everywhere from England and Norway to Iceland and Chile, artist and photographer D. Yee sees life's cinematic moments wherever he goes. His photos are filled with emotionally powerful scenes but it's all done in such a way that you never feel as though someone is directing.<p>I got in …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

4 Deadline-Crushing Final Cut Pro X Tips

Deadlines come quick for video editors. Use these four essential Final Cut Pro X tips to speed up your workflow and meet your deadline every time.

Think Like A Hugely Successful Screenwriter: 10 Quotes

<b>According to some accounts, Joe Eszterhas was at one time (adjusting for inflation) the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood. He wrote big hit</b> …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

33 Beautiful Words That You Need To Know

These are beautiful and breathtaking words that you should try to use more.<p>#1<p>#2<p>#3<p>#4<p>#5<p>#6<p>#7<p>#8<p>#9<p>#10<p>#11<p>#12<p>#13<p>#14<p>#15<p>#16<p>#17<p>#18<p>#19<p>#20<p>#21<p>#22<p>#23<p>#24<p>#25<p>#26<p>#27<p>#28<p>…

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Writing

“My secret to writing is to never create at a keyboard,” says the distinguished author, Thomas Steinbeck, the son of John Steinbeck.<p>You have to know …

The Fundamentals of Writing a Scene

by Trina Alexander | via Flickr<b>Note from Jane</b>: Today’s guest post is excerpted from the recently released <i>Writing Deep Scenes</i> by Martha Alderson and …

10 TED Talks That All Filmmakers Should Check Out

TED Talks help spread the ideas of the most amazing, creative minds of our generation, including those of our most revered filmmakers and …

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

20 misused English words that make smart people look silly

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …