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An Animated History of Cats: How Over 10,000 Years the Cat Went from Wild Predator to Sofa Sidekick

Dogs sees us as their masters while cats sees us as their slaves. - Anonymous The next time your friend’s pet cat sinks its fangs into your wrist, bear in mind that the beast is probably still laboring under the impression that it’s guarding the granaries. Anthropologist Eva-Maria Geigl’s animated Ted-Ed Lesson, The History of the World According to Cats, above, awards special recognition to Unsinkable Sam, a black-and-white ship’s cat who survived three WWII shipwrecks (on both Axis and...
Tags: Health, Google, Instagram, College, New York City, History, Animation, Edward Gorey, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Hitchcock, Freya, Ayun Halliday, Eva Maria Geigl, Unsinkable Sam

Critic’s Notebook: ‘Vertigo,’ Through Two Artists’ Eyes

Jean Curran’s dye-transfer prints from film frames, and a stop-time movie by Catherine Opie, continue the 60-year love affair with Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.”
Tags: Art, Photography, Movies, News, Gallery, Catherine, James, Alfred, Catherine Opie, Curran, Hitchcock, Opie, Eggleston, Danziger, William (1939-, Jean (Artist

Contemplating the shrine to the mid-60s.

Detail of the display, from the LBJ library,  under the 1964-1966 sign: The model on the cover of Playboy looks kind of like Ann Margret, but it's Venita Wolf, She was a minor actress who lived from 1945 to 2014 — not too minor to have a Wikipedia article:Venita Wolf... appeared in the Star Trek episode "The Squire of Gothos" (1967) as Yeoman Teresa Ross.Other than that, she had only a short stint on popular television from 1966 to 1969, including guest roles in The Flying Nun, The Monkees, G...
Tags: Photography, Games, Law, Wikipedia, Star Trek, Playboy, Orange, Geniuses, Kurt Vonnegut, Ann Margret, Stanley Donen, Beverly Hillbillies, Tom Wolfe, Tang, LBJ, Hitchcock

Train dreams: scenes from the Visakha Express, India – in pictures

A hint of Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train and lush landscapes captured Madhu Kalyan’s eye in our weekly look at people’s travels through three Instagram images Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Photography, India, Rail Travel, Travel Photography, India Holidays, Hitchcock, Madhu Kalyan

How to create the Hitchcock Vertigo dolly zoom effect with any drone

The Hitchcock zoom, Vertigo effect, dolly zoom, it has a bunch of different names depending on who you ask. But it’s all the same thing. Moving the camera away from your subject while zooming in. Or, bringing the camera closer to your subject while zooming out. It’s a very difficult technique to master, but today […] The post How to create the Hitchcock Vertigo dolly zoom effect with any drone appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, After Effects, Tutorials, Drones, Cinematography, Hitchcock, Dolly Zoom, Hitchcock Zoom, Vertigo Effect, Tom Frey, Tom's Tech Time

The Non-lens Camera Lens!

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Although most of the earliest cameras didn’t have glass lenses. They relied solely on pinholes (that provided a point source of light) for a focused image to be captured on film. The results were beautifully eerie and vintage and looked like Instagram filters WAY before Instagram was even a word.Contemporary cameras use state-of-the-art lenses, mirrors, mounts, AF/MF techniques to deliver amazing images, but those images are too life-like. There’s always a charm to vi...
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Dakota Johnson's New Hair Color Is SO Pretty For Summer

I'll have an order of Identity Crisis with a side of What's My Hand Doing, #please. A photo posted by Dakota Johnson (@dakotajohnson) on Jul 21, 2016 at 3:29am PDT Well, we didn’t see this one coming. Dakota Johnson, who is currently filming the second installment of the Fifty Shades of Grey series, has stuck with brown hair for quite a while to jive with the look of her character, Anastasia Steele. Makes sense. But this week, the brunette changed the game for what a modern mix of...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, Obama, Khloe Kardashian, Miami, Chrissy Teigen, Johnson, Dakota Johnson, Grey, Melanie Griffith, Hitchcock, Anastasia Steele, Don Johnson, Tracey Cunningham

This drone video uses the Hitchcock Zoom technique for beautiful but dizzying results

The Hitchcock Zoom, also known as the dolly zoom, the Vertigo effect, reverse tracking shot, triple reverse zoom, the trombone effect, as well as countless other names, is the process of simultaneously moving the camera while zooming the lens to keep your subject a constant size within the frame while the environment gets larger or smaller. This [...] The post This drone video uses the Hitchcock Zoom technique for beautiful but dizzying results appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Drone, Movi M5, Hitchcock, Alta 8, Dolly Zoom, Freefly, Hitchcock Zoom, Red Weapon, Vertigo Effect

Vogue at 100: models in the blitz, Diana with a tiara and the Kate Moss creation myth

The fashion bible’s A Century of Style exhibition captures a peculiarly British sense of aristocracy, adventure and female powerDamien Hirst, scruffy in a black jumper, pulls a silly face for the camera while a Hitchcock-blond Gwyneth Paltrow strikes a pose in a Lanvin cocktail dress. The ultimate noughties cocktail party comes to life in Vogue 100: A Century of Style. The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition for the magazine’s centenary is organised in reverse chronological order, with each r...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Media, Life and style, Newspapers & magazines, Culture, Art and design, Magazines, Vogue, Kate Moss, Diana, Exhibitions, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lanvin, National Portrait Gallery, Hirst

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