Maggie Lau works in a gold mine. But what she seeks here, more than a kilometer and a half (a mile) below the South African surface, may be more precious than gold. She’s looking for life. It’s not easy work, lit only by headlamps. At times, it can feel as hot and humid as a… Continue reading Read about the amazing variety of life that can be found deep below the Earth’s surface.
A new technology is being developed with an aim of allowing filmmakers to create participative, “choose-your-own-adventure” type motion pictures, and for studios and independent film companies to distribute them to movie theaters, TVs or mobile devices. It will be introduced next month during the AT&T Developer Program’s Shape conference at Warner Bros. Read Entire Article:… Continue reading Interactive Moviemaking Technology to Be Unveiled in July in Hollywood
If your main source of information is “People” magazine, you might think that everyone in Hollywood is filthy rich. But don’t pack for Tinseltown just yet: It turns out the median weekly earnings of non-supervisory film industry workers in 2008 was $627 — only $19 more than the median weekly earnings of all other industries… Continue reading Interested in working in the film industry? Find out the best paying jobs in that field.
When your spouse falls asleep early while you’re still looking to extend the evening, don’t get too annoyed: Your partner may just be yielding to his or her body’s innate clock. Everyone has his or her own sleep chronotype, the personal biological clock that controls the body’s rhythms and dictates whether people feel their best… Continue reading An intriguing article about how sleep patterns may be inborn rather than learned behavior.
One industry that has been expansively affected by technological changes is film. Both mechanical and digital innovations have influenced everything from equipment to distribution, changing how films are made and the manner in which we consume them. With the medium being just around 120 years old, we take a look at the biggest tech innovations… Continue reading A fascinating article about how different technologies have changed movie making through the ages.
“The Golden Age of Hollywood”, the name alone evokes a sense of elegance and timeless entertainment quality that left a definite mark on the History of Film and in American Culture in general. Essentially, the Classical Hollywood period started with the decline of The Silent Film Era in the late 1920’s and by the early… Continue reading A fascinating look at the golden age of Hollywood.
7 Advances in Technology that have Revolutionized the Film Industry The history of film is full of advances that have changed the seventh art ever since, both in the way it is produced and in the way in which the public has enjoyed it. From the first Lumière brothers projections to modern computer-generated graphic films,… Continue reading How technology has changed the film industry in significant ways throughout the history of filmmaking.