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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Rise of the Guardians’ is an Under-Seen Holiday Gem

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Rise of the Guardians Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Here’s the one-sentence pitch: what if famous children’s characters were superheroes? Here’s the slightly longer version: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman are collectively known as the Guardians, and they stand guard over important i...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Hugh Jackman, Legolas, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Sandman, Ramsey, Gimli, Jack Frost, Peter Ramsey, Pitch Black, Rise of the Guardians, The Quarantine Stream, Pitch Black Chris Pine

Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them

Hulu is the first major streaming platform to offer a social watching experience. And with most major league sports now being allowed to resume behind closed doors, Hulu’s combined proposition with ESPN will likely help entertain the service’s 30+ million users over the winter months. But users have a surplus in choice of streaming services right now, so how will Hulu stay competitive? With the help of UX expert Peter Ramsey from Built for Mars, we’re going to give Hulu an Extra Crunch ...
Tags: TC, Video, Media, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, User Experience, Espn, Ux, Mars, Hulu, Usability, Steve, Streaming Services, Peter Ramsey

Daily Crunch: Pakistan un-bans TikTok

TikTok returns to Pakistan, Apple launches a music-focused streaming station and SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites. This is your Daily Crunch for October 19, 2020. The big story: Pakistan un-bans TikTok The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocked the video app 11 days ago, over what it described as “immoral,” “obscene” and “vulgar” videos. The authority said today that it’s lifting the ban after negotiating with TikTok management. “The restoration of TikTok is strictly subject t...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Spacex, Instagram, Singapore, Disney, US, Tech, Ukraine, Policy, Pandora, Pakistan, Paris

Disney+ UX teardown: Wins, fails and fixes

Disney announced earlier this month that it’s going all-in on streaming media. As part of this new strategy, the company is undergoing a major reorganisation of its media and entertainment business that will focus on developing productions that will debut on its streaming and broadcast services. This will include merging the company’s media businesses, ads and distribution, and Disney+ divisions so that they’ll now operate under the same business unit. As TechCrunch’s Jonathan Shieber reports, D...
Tags: TC, Apps, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Ui, Netflix, User Experience, Ux, Mars, User Interface, TechCrunch, Streaming Media, Google Adwords, Aren

VIEW 2020 Conference Boosts Profile, Expands Reach, Going Digital and Free

Italy’s VIEW Conference, the week-long confab featuring top creatives from around the world in film, television, games, virtual reality, and more is going entirely digital this year with all live sessions being made available for free to a global audience. Usually the high-caliber event, now in its 21st edition, which spotlights the latest in computer […]
Tags: Global, Spotlight, Italy, Directors, Ed Catmull, Peter Ramsey, VIEW 2020

‘Lost Ollie’ First Look: Meet the Adorable Ragdoll in the New Netflix Series from ‘Spider-Verse’ Director Peter Ramsey

Director Peter Ramsey was one of the three filmmakers who brought us the innovative and electrifying Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. However, he’s stepping outside of the world of comics for a live-action/computer animated hybrid series at Netflix called Lost Ollie, based on William Joyce’s children’s book Ollie’s Odyssey. The story follows a ragdoll searching for the boy who lost him, and Netflix has just released a first look photo at the adorable title character. Lost Ollie First Look ...
Tags: Images, Television, Movies, Tim Burton, Netflix, Animation, Adaptation, Dreamworks Animation, Billy, Ramsey, Kubo, Ollie, William Joyce, Shawn Levy, Peter Ramsey, Shannon Tindle

Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has probably done more than most to push cryptocurrencies closer to the mainstream, earning an $8 billion valuation by private investors along the way. The company is reportedly eyeing a public listing next year, and is inarguably doing a lot of things right. However, that doesn’t mean its product experience is perfect. In fact, far from it. In our latest UX teardown, with the help of Built for Mars founder and UX expert Peter Ramsey, we highlight some of...
Tags: Apple, TC, Money, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Banking, Cta, Ipod, Macintosh, Netflix, Bitcoin, Bank, Ux, Mars, Cryptocurrencies

Zoom UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them

Valued at over $60 billion and used by millions each day for work and staying in touch with friends and family, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped make Zoom one of the most popular and relevant enterprise applications. On one level, its surge to the top can be summed up in three words: “It just works.” However, that doesn’t mean Zoom’s user experience is perfect — in fact, far from it. With the help of Built for Mars founder and UX expert Peter Ramsey, we dive deeper into the user experience of...
Tags: TC, Video, Design, Enterprise, Tech, Ui, Ux, Mars, Usability, Zoom, Interface Design, Peter Ramsey

(How to fix) 5 common UX mistakes in online banking

Customer support is a huge part of a user’s experience, and one that every bank likes to say they’re great at. But there is a lot we can learn from the mistakes that U.K. banks have made. Based on his latest research report into the user experience of a dozen leading British banks — including Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Monzo, Starling and Revolut — Built for Mars founder Peter Ramsey shares his top five UX tips for customer support. We dive deeper into each tip, including discussing the thorny t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Finance, Disney, Tech, Barclays, Hsbc, Ux, Argos, Mars, Financial Services, Usability, Fintech, Revolut

This UX specialist opened 12 UK bank accounts and ‘logged everything’

“I’ve got a really high attention to detail, which might sound great, but it’s possibly a curse because I can’t help but spot problems with everything around me,” says Peter Ramsey . He’s the founder of Built for Mars, a U.K.-based UX advisory, and he has spent the last three months documenting and analyzing the user experience of a dozen leading British banks — both incumbents and challengers — including Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Monzo, Starling and Revolut. “Quite literally, I opened 12 rea...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Design, Finance, Tech, Banking, Hsbc, User Experience, Payments, Mars, Financial Services, Starling, Revolut, Online Banking, User Interaction Design

The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Secret History of Hollywood’ Features the Deep Dives You Need Right Now

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Show: The Secret History of Hollywood Where You Can Stream It: The podcasting app of your choice. The Pitch: The Secret History of Hollywood is the most compelling, immersive, and emotional podcast I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to. Each season consists of deep dives into a major Hollywood figure, tracing its subject’s rise to...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cary Grant, Features, Roche, Adam, Adam Roche, Peter Ramsey, Featured Stories Sidebar, Val Lewton, Lewton, The Quarantine Stream, Mark Gatiss Sherlock Game, Hollywood Features

See the Messy Dry-Erase Board That Guided the Storytelling of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Storytelling is hard. Crafting a strong narrative can require complex planning and a lot of adaptational skills. Also, it helps to have giant whiteboards full of notes. Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Phil Lord, Sony Pictures, Spider Man, Christopher Miller, Peter Ramsey, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse

Black History Month: Matthew A. Cherry, Peter Ramsey and the Craft of African American Animators

Back in 2016, Matthew A. Cherry put out a call on Twitter looking for 3D artists to help with a project. On Sunday, Cherry was standing on the stage of the Dolby Theatre celebrating his Oscar win for best animated short for “Hair Love.” His triumph comes as Variety continues to celebrate African-American artisans who work […]
Tags: Awards, Black History Month, Matthew A. Cherry, Peter Ramsey, Hair Love, Black Women Animate, Jamaal Bradley, Sonya Carey, Matthew A Cherry Peter Ramsey

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Following the sudden departure of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness director Scott Derrickson, who helmed the first movie that introduced Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts into the MCU, asked its readers to vote on who they feel would be the best-suited filmmaker to take the reins on the massive sequel that is scheduled to begin production in May. After receiving nearly 2,000 v...
Tags: New York, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Netflix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Olivia Wilde, Morten Tyldum, Avengers, Natalie Portman, David Goyer, James Gray, Eli Roth, Bill Condon

Italy’s View Conference Draws Key Players in Film, TV, Games and More to Exchange Ideas

Against the picturesque backdrop of the Alps, the View Conference will celebrate its 20th year in Turin, Italy, with its fullest program ever, featuring top creatives from around the world in film, television and games and more who will give keynote talks and present masterclasses at the weeklong event, Oct. 21-25. This edition boasts director […]
Tags: Features, Spotlight, Italy, Brad Bird, Klaus, Turin Italy, Baobab Studios, Peter Ramsey, Ralph Eggleston, The Addams Family, VIEW Conference, Abominable, Jill Culton

Sony Animation Is Picking Up Hair Love After Kickstarter Campaign

Update: Since we first reported on Hair Love, an animated short film about a Black father trying to do his daughter's hair, the project's creators had raised $27,757 of their $75,000 goal and were hoping to partner with a major studio to bring it to the masses. Now, two years and $280,000 in pledges later, that dream is finally becoming a reality.Today, director Mathew A. Cherry,Cherry announced that he has teamed up with Sony Pictures Animation to release the film, which is set to hit theaters...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, NFL, Sony, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Stephen, Cherry, Dave East, Angela, Disney Pixar, Matthew A Cherry, Peter Ramsey, Zuri, Sony Animation

Spider-Man : Into The Spiderverse Academy & Golden Globe Awards

I very seldom post pictures of myself, but it’s not everyday one get to hold the Academy and Golden Globes award statues; both which Spider-Man : Into The Spiderverse won for the Best Animated Feature Film. I was a lighting/compositing artist on the project. Pictured with me below are the director Peter Ramsey (left) and head of animation Josh Beveridge (right). A very big thanks to Peter and Josh for bringing the statues up to Sony Imageworks in Vancouver so that all the crew members can hav...
Tags: Work, Comics, Life, Marvel, Spider-Man, Animation, Vancouver, Anime, Golden Globes, Peter, Josh, Academy Award, Peter Ramsey, Sony Imageworks, Spider-Man : Into The Spiderverse, Best Animated Feature Film

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Great Expectations

Imagine a world… A world changing fast, and faster, a world of machinery and innovation. A world where the rich and powerful want nothing more than to expand their empire at any cost… yet even in the grimiest hearts of the cities, heroes rise up from the common people. Imagine a cemetery in the dead of winter. Imagine that, within that cemetery, a scared young kid meets a man on the run. This encounter changes both of their lives forever, witnessed by one particular headstone. The...
Tags: Books, New York, London, New York City, Spider-Man, Brooklyn, Charles Dickens, PIP, Neptune, Kingpin, Miles, Peter, Dickens, Gwen, Vanessa, Havisham

The Morning Watch: Paul Rudd is the ‘King of Wishful Thinking’, Remembering Luke Perry & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, ABC News remembers Luke Perry after the actor’s sudden death earlier this week. Plus, Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon teamed up to recreate the music video for the “King of Wishful Thinking” from the Pretty Woman...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Fallon, Time, Spider-Man, Sony Pictures, Abc News, Ava Duvernay, Pretty Woman, Paul-Rudd, Luke Perry, Rodney Rothman, Video Of The Day, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, The Morning Watch, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Oscar Winner Releases Its First 9 Minutes Online

If seeing Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win the Best Animated Feature Oscar at this past weekend’s Academy Awards made you want to rewatch the film immediately, we have good news: it’s available to own right now on Digital HD. But if you’d rather wait for the Blu-ray/DVD, the studio has released the first nine minutes of the film online for free as an extended preview. Revisit one of 2018’s very best cinematic offerings below. Spider-Verse Opening Scene Instead of just turning...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Brooklyn, Animation, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Video Clips, Chris Pine, Digital HD, Peter Parker, Christopher Miller, Miles Morales, Rodney Rothman, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Heading Back to Theaters, Including IMAX, This Weekend

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the Oscar for Best Animated Film last weekend. But even though the movie raked in $185 million at the domestic box office before leaving theaters, it wasn’t quite as big a hit as other comic book movies. Now that the movie has more credibility among those who pay attention to the Oscar winners, Sony Pictures is giving audiences another chance to see it the way it was meant to be seen: on the big screen. According to co-director Rodney Rothman (who worked wi...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Animation, Sony, Sony Pictures, Rodney Rothman, Comic Book/Superhero, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales Gwen Stacy

Podcast Interview: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Directors Talk Deleted Scenes

On the February 26, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by senior writer Ben Pearson , and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including a Gremlins animated series, Rotten Tomatoes , A Quiet Place 2, The Eternals and the future of the MCU . And in Our Feature Presentation, Peter sits down with the filmmakers behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse to talk about deleted and alternate scenes. You can subscribe to /Fi...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Interviews, La, Features, Animation, Sony, Bronx, Pixar, Tom Cruise, James Cameron, Spiderman, John Krasinski, Rodney, Miles, Peter

Tom Cruise and James Cameron Were Almost in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The home video release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – out today on Digital and March 19 on physical media – includes a special feature called “Alternate Universe Mode” which is an extended cut of the film featuring alternate scenes, deleted storylines, additional characters (like Ganke!), and more. One of the more interesting alternate sequences involves Miles Morales training to become Spider-Man…by watching a Spider-Man movie. Sitting down with filmmakers Rodney Rothman, Bob Persichet...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Animation, Cameron, Sony, Leonardo Dicaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom-Cruise, James-Cameron, Miles, Sam Raimi, Spidey, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Rodney Rothman

Pixar Director Pete Sohn Originally Voiced Ganke in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

After watching Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, I ran home and downloaded the Miles Morales comic books on Marvel Unlimited because I didn’t want my time with the characters to end. The heart of the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book run is Miles Morales relationship with his best friend, a comic book-loving geek named Ganke. After reading the comics, it’s honestly the only thing I wish they had included in the animated film. We later learned that Ganke is actually Miles’ non-speaking roommate, an...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Animation, Sony, Bronx, Pixar, Miles, Peter, Pete, Russell, Ned, Sohn, Miles Morales, Ratatouille, Emile

Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”) is First Black Director to Win Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film

The 91st Annual Academy Awards was a big night for black creators and performers.Amid historic wins from actors Regina King and Mahershala Ali, director Spike Lee, and Black Panther’s production designer Hannah Beachler and costume designer Ruth E. Carter … “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” director Peter Ramsey made history Sunday night (Feb. 24) as the first black director win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.Peter Ramsey ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse") is the first black director to...
Tags: UK, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Brooklyn, Sony, Pop Culture, Jazz, Phil Lord, Pixar, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Sony Pictures Animation, Black, The Oscars, Lee

Peter Ramsey Put The 1st Afro-Latino Spider-Man On Screen. It May Win Him An Oscar

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is up for an Oscar on Sunday. Co-director Peter Ramsey has been overwhelmed by the emotional response among minorities to the franchise's first non-white protagonist.(Image credit: Sony Pictures Animation)
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps the Annie Awards, Winning All 7 of Its Nominations

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had a superb showing at the 46th Annual Annie Awards this weekend, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated, including Best Animated Feature. With that win, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has swung to the front of the Oscars Best Animated Feature race, as the Annie Awards winner goes on to win the Academy Award more than 70% of the time. No other film dominated the animation-focused awards ceremony held by the Los Angeles branch of the Inte...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Los Angeles, Animation, Sony, Greenpeace, Annie, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Arcadia, Bryan Cranston, Ralph, Mary Poppins, Michael Giacchino, Disney Pixar, Hilda

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’: Cut Jokes, Early Animatics, Scene Breakdown & More

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still in theaters, so if you haven’t seen what many have called the best Spider-Man movie ever, there’s still time. Since there’s plenty of love for the new Spider-Man to go around, including a Golden Globe win and an Oscar nomination, some interesting tidbits from behind the scenes have emerged all over the web (pun intended). Below we’ve put together some Spider-Verse nuggets, including details on a couple hilarious jokes that got cut from the movie, a loo...
Tags: Movies, Bono, Spider Man, Animation, New York Times, Sony, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Jack Kirby, Noir, Miller, Miles, Ben, Golden Globe, Gwen, Rothman

Animation jobs are booming in Southern California. Here’s what it takes to get them

It used to be something of a Mickey Mouse business. But an exploding desire for animated entertainment content – supercharged but not entirely due to the expanding new medium of streaming services’ constant need for product – is turning cartooning into a rewarding career for, perhaps, more than ever before. “It seems like a lot of studios are eager to capitalize on streaming and technology in general to present things in totally different formats than we used to,” observed Danny Ducker, who’s be...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, News, Instagram, Disney, Sport, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Soccer, Glendale, Air Force, Local News, Google Doodle, Valencia, Columbia

Netflix and films like ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ are fueling an animation renaissance

Animation is undergoing a big Hollywood renaissance. It’s more aggressively becoming what it’s always fundamentally been: art. In the feature film arena, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has opened new vistas for how a big studio cartoon can look and feel, and dominated its category in virtually every contest of the current awards season so far. Meanwhile streaming services such as Netflix are giving animators unprecedented new creative freedoms and job opportunities. “We typically are most i...
Tags: Hollywood, News, South Park, Disney, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Glendale, Moon, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Sony, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Glen Keane, Warner Bros