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The 10 Most Profitable Industries According To Big Data

Forget what you may have previously heard about the most profitable industries, because big data analytics has a new answer.<p>The most profitable sector in the United States is electrical equipment manufacturing, according to Powerlytics, a big data analytics company that offers financial insights …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Meet A Woman Who Trains Robots For A Living

Teaching the art of learning through algorithms and pasta<p>Andrea Thomaz, who directs Georgia Tech’s Socially Intelligent Machines Lab, teaches a one-of-a-kind student: a robot with light-up ears, named Curi. We asked Thomaz how she envisions life with robots unfolding.<p><b>Popular Science: Why should</b> …

Award Winning Screenwriting Dustin Lance Black on his Process ⋆ FilmmakerIQ.com

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” “J. Edgar”) takes viewers inside his creative process in an exploration of where ideas come from. Via …

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee | Colossal

<p>Iceland, with its extreme landscapes, jagged lava fields and Northern Lights, is arguably one of the most photogenic countries in the world. So it’s …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

Separatists accused of China stabbing spree

At least 33 killed and 130 injured as knife-wielding men storm train station.<p>China has promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 33 people and left nearly 130 people injured in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described …

10 Film Industry Predictions for 2014

As is customary at the beginning of every new year, we ask ourselves, "How will this year be different? What will change? What will stay the same?" …

Filmmaking Infographics

10 Common Elements Of Award Winning Screenplays

In the run-up to the awards season, everyone seems to be looking for clues to what makes a movie, or movie screenplays award-worthy.<p>There are some …

Long video seminar on techniques and tools for creative storytelling with HDSLRs!

Kirk Neff is a Canadian freelance director of photography, cinematographer and photojournalist who runs seminars on creative storytelling. B&H posted …

A Kinetic Sculpture Creates the Illusion of a Rotating Head | Colossal

<p>I’m digging this kinetic sculpture by Swiss artist Markus Raetz (previously) that creates the illusion of a rotating head using a series of …

Machine Learning Tutorial: The Naive Bayes Text Classifier

• October 13, 2013<br>• Vasilis Vryniotis<br>• . 5 Comments<p>In this tutorial we will discuss about Naive Bayes text classifier. Naive Bayes is one of the simplest …

Why aren’t Amazon and Hulu shows playing on Netflix’s level?

When Netflix (s NFLX) made television history this summer with its nine Emmy nominations for <i>House of Cards</i>, there was a lot of discussion about how …

China studio boss likes Hollywood writers, wants film-rating system

China's box office through the first three quarters was up 35% from last year, with contemporary-themed Chinese films drawing particularly large audiences.<p>Yu Dong, chief executive of Nasdaq-listed Chinese movie studio and distributor Bona Film Group, was in Los Angeles this month for the Asia …

Self-financing 'best option' for first-time director

<b>How hard is it to get a first feature into cinemas? Two first-time British directors reveal how they did it, and offer advice to those who might follow in their footsteps.</b><p>"I'd always wanted to make a film," says writer-director Peter Stylianou. "I started making a few shorts but I always had a …

Guillermo Del Toro Reveals His 5 Biggest Tips For Making A Movie

The genre-master filmmaker behind Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, and Pacific Rim gives BuzzFeed his insight on telling great stories.

Harper Collins

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Star Wars LEGO Photography by Avanaut

Star Wars and LEGO, two of things that make the world go round for us. We have seen both officially licensed and custom projects that have impressed …

The Art of Television: You Have One Episode

One of the first things they teach in film school is "the fifteen minute rule." You have fifteen minutes to attract and retain the attention of your …

AMC has found a way to make even more money out of the world’s addiction to shows like “Breaking Bad”

It might not be as risky or outlandish as Walter White’s plan to export crystal meth to the Czech Republic, but AMC Networks has a plan to expand in Europe.<p>There’s been a lot of conjecture about how the American cable TV network owner would deal with with the conclusion of not just one, but two if …

Contently expands to multimedia and companies are taking notice

If you talk to anyone who's a freelance anything, you know it can be both great and terrible. While it's nice to work from home and go at your …

Google Channels Pixar to Change Storytelling as We Know It

People who own a Moto X, the flagship phone of Google-powered handset maker Motorola Mobility, might be wondering this morning: <i>What the hell is that</i> …

The Deep: Animator ‘PES’ Creates a Murky Underwater World with Metallic Tools | Colossal

<p>American director and stop-motion animator PES just released his beautiful 2010 stop motion short The Deep on his official YouTube channel in high …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

BOURNE Writer Tony Gilroy on How to Write a H’wood Blockbuster

The BBC loves us. For reals.<p>This article has caused all of Team TVWriter™ to come down with the warm fuzzies. Who could ask for more?<p>Alison …

Forget Kickstarter: How Obama's New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding

The measure could give filmmakers access to $300 billion from regular Joes with net worth over $1 million who can own part of the movies they fund -- …

30 Amazing Behind The Scenes Movie Moments

Prepare to have your childhood ruined…here’s what happens when you pull back the movie curtain.<p>Warning: Viewing these images may permanently distort …

Introducing BitTorrent Bundle: Pioneering Decentralized Digital Distribution & Marketing

BitTorrent, a tech company whose name is commonly and incorrectly associated with pirating, has been running a legitimate business since 2004 with …