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Amazing Pictures of Iceland and Free Video Series on How to Find Them!

I participate in quite a few photography groups on Facebook. One of them, to which I have access via purchasing Elia Locardi’s Photographing the …

Former Pixar Animators Help Advertisers Build A World Of Chatbots

Microsoft introduced Skype users to the mystical world of Doctor Stephen Strange, the newest Marvel Super Hero. The chatbot was created with …

Why It’s So Hard To Make A Video Game

For most of their lifespan, video games look like grey boxes and compromises.<p>It doesn't have to be hard to make a video game.It doesn't have to take years of labor, months of overtime and a team of hundreds to make a dot on a screen move and jump towards a goal. But stacked against games like …

Game Development

Ad of the Day: Apple Pitches Its Health App With Soothing Animation and Stop Motion

Use Apple's Health app, and you'll have an easier time improving your health and wellness. That's Apple's pitch in its marvelously simple new spots, …

Advertising Industry

Microsoft Research Debuts Autocomplete For Animation, And It’s Incredible

Draw something once, and software can predict, guide, and adjust what you want to do next.<p>Microsoft Research, working with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Tokyo, has a remarkable new technology that it calls “Autocomplete hand drawn animations.”<p>Unveiled at the Siggraph Asia …

4 Things Riley's First Date? Reveals About Pixar

Every time Pixar releases the home-video version of one of its movies, the studio throws in a new short film—partially as bonus content, but …

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

Popmotion – A 12kb JavaScript Motion Engine

Advertise here via BSAPopmotion is a 12kb JavaScript motion engine. Make it pop with animation, physics, and input tracking. In the browser, on Node, …

JavaScript

The Pixar cartoons you were never meant to see

You were never supposed to see these images. They offer a chance to peek behind the curtain at the wonderful, sometimes weird process of creation at Pixar: sketches, doodles, half-thoughts, crude one-liners, complete non sequiturs and a handful of brilliant ideas that were not intended to be shared …

Animation

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

90 free 3D models to download today

Working on an animation? Short of cash, time or resources? Then you'll love this free Animators Starter Pack. It's been created by Shaun Keenan, a …

Top 5 Single Plug-ins for After Effects

Many people think that once they have purchased a big plug-in pack that they will never need to purchase another effect again. Unfortunately, that’s …

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

This Honda ‘Paper’ Stop-Motion Ad Was Done Entirely By Hand and In Camera

New York-based stop-motion artist Adam Pesapane, who goes by PES, has earned a great deal of attention over the past few years for his remarkable …

13 Of The World's Most Colorful Lakes

These 13 colorful lakes are like something out of a dream.<p>These naturally bold beauties are like something out of a dream.

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Inside Don Draper’s Big Sur Nirvana: The Esalen Institute

How fitting that questing Don wound up at Esalen, still a mecca for the human-potential movement, the counterculture, and the intersection of …

Jack Kerouac

The Greatest LGBT Love Letters of All Time

What is love? This question haunts the human psyche perhaps more persistently than any other. It has occupied our collective imagination for millennia, it has baffled scientists, taunted philosophers, and tantalized artists. So mystified by love were the Ancient Greeks that they itemized six types …

A Seven Step Plan for Effective Brainstorming

Everyone brainstorms a little differently, but over on the MIT Sloan Management Review they've put together a seven step plan that should help make …

10 Secrets to Influencing Absolutely Anyone

How to get people to do what you want--no arm twisting, blackmail, or other slimy trick required.<p>Ever wish you were better at getting people to do what you want? You can be. All it takes is practice and desire.<p>I know this from experience. When I first got involved in the American Society of …

Leadership

The 7 Deadly Sins of Happiness

There are a lot of discussions going around about what actually makes people happy. In fact, in the last two decades, and entirely new field has been …

Happiness