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Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

Watch Four Tet Make a Beat in 10 Minutes, Using Only Samples From Michael Jackson's Thriller

Four Tet's Kieran Hebden is the latest participant in "Beat This", a web series from dontwatchthat.tv that challenges producers to make a beat in under ten minutes. For this installment, Hebden chose to make a track using only samples from Michael Jackson's <i>Thriller</i>. Watch him craft the track in …

31 Excellent Records You Might Have Missed In 2013

It’s almost impossible to keep up with everything that comes out, but you should try — or revisit — these fantastic albums.

Cards Against Humanity

'Hyper Light Drifter' is a dark and stunning take on classic 16-bit games

'Diablo' meets 'The Legend of Zelda'<p>Since he was a kid, Alex Preston has been imagining an experience that would blend the best moments from <i>Diablo</i> and <i>The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past</i> into one game. Players would take on the role of a mysterious drifter, venturing through a dark world …

10 Useful and Free Android Apps for Photographers

The smartphone is slowly becoming an invaluable tool for a photographer thanks to a growing number of photography apps that make use of its hardware …

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly - a picture from the past

Woody Guthrie was the most important American folk musician of the first half of the 20th century. He travelled the American landscape of the 1930s absorbing the effects of the great depression and great dust storm with migrant workers. Many of his songs are about these experiences. He revived the …

How to Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

Landscape Photography

How to Use a Reflector with Natural Light for Powerful Portrait Photography

Building your lighting arsenal requires just as much thought as choosing your camera body and lenses. You have to consider what environments you’ll …

Photography

The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

The 16 Best Summer Jams Of 2013

This summer will go down in history as a magical time when we all got lucky and couldn't stop partying, cruising, or wondering what rhymes with "hug me."<p>"I Love It" is actually a pretty old song by now – it actually came out <i>last</i> summer — but it didn't tip over to the mainstream in the United States …

Music

Why People Love Tipping Waiters

As an economic phenomenon, tipping is really weird. As a psychological phenomenon, it's something else entirely.<p>When the Linkery, a small San Diego restaurant, shuttered its doors this summer, it ended a fascinating social experiment. The Linkery had instituted a standard 18 percent service charge …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Cameras

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Fine Art Photographer Martin Stranka and His Incredible Images

Martin Stranka is a professional photographer from the Czech Republic, born in April 13, 1984. He is self taught with a distinct vision of …

Photography

First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Major Arcana'

<i>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</i><p>There are just too many quotable quotables from Speedy Ortiz's debut album, so let's cut to the <i>raison d'être</i> from "Tiger Tank": "My mouth is a factory for every toxic part of speech I spew."<p><i>Major Arcana</i>, out July 9, is a lot of things: awkward, …

Clueless British Commentary for a Major League Baseball Game

In this hilarious video, British comedy group The Exploding Heads provides their own clueless commentary for a Yankees vs. Red Sox “rounders” …

How the Other Half Lives: Photographs of NYC’s Underbelly in the 1890s

Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870. As the economy slowed, the Danish American photographer found himself among the many other immigrants in …

The 1860s Bar, Improv Everywhere Pranks People By Turning a Brooklyn Bar Back 150 Years

Prank collective Improv Everywhere (IE) collaborated with the BBC America series <i>Copper</i> to transform Brooklyn, New York’s Black Rabbit Bar into an …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Condensed into 1 Minute Animation

The 1998 film <i>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas</i> is condensed into a frenetic 60 seconds in this animation by 1A4 Studio. The animation is the 5th in a …

Hi, I’m Troy McClure, A Supercut of All the Things You May Remember Him From

On YouTube, Christopher Coleman has made a supercut of all things you may remember Simpsons’ character Troy McClure from in the video, “Hi, I’m Troy …

The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')

Author Colin Fleming is an avowed Beatles superfan, but he has one deeply held opinion about the band that other fans might find heretical. In an essay in this month's issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Fleming argues that the Fab Four's most emblematic, "Beatle-esque" year was 1963, before they'd even made it …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love listening to everything and have compiled a list of bands we think you should be listening to right now!<p>May birthed some epic albums by a batch of our favorite artists, so for this installment, we're featuring those recent albums that we're <i>still</i> listening to on …

13 Underdog Songs That Could Be Your New Summer Jam

Not every perfect summer song will be on the radio constantly, but that's no reason to miss out.

Real Life Photos Mixed With 16-Bit Video Games Are Amazing

The 16-bit era had unique visuals. Simple yet bright and colorful, we could always get lost in the tiny details. Taking parts of these memorable …

The Oreo Separator Man at Maker Faire

David Neevel made one of the best viral videos of 2013, the “Oreo Separator Machine.” It is dry-funny and it stars his whack machine that removes the white [disgusting] faux Oreo cream.<p>He is a maker who knows how to tell a story. He is a copywriter at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland. He is also a …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Swiss Army Key Ring

Most people have to keep track of at least a few keys. The easiest way to do that is to just keep them all on one key ring. But the more keys you have, the more they fan out on the ring. If you have a lot of keys, then your key ring can get pretty bulky and impractical to carry in your pocket. Here …

The Genie Lets Music Tech Out of the Bottle

Earlier this week I ventured out to Brick and Mortar in San Francisco to check out some Hip-Hop, but was pleasantly surprised by the opening act. He calls himself The Genie, and creates a groove-induced guitar frenzy while being surrounded by a phalanx of tech. When talking to him after the show I …