Hear young Africans reflect on the passing of Nelson Mandela in these clips from the Children’s Radio Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa that gives young people the skills and tools to make their voices heard.
After all these years, George, you are still killin’ my wallet!
" After George Lucas finished work on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he wanted to look back on the Star Wars saga with an entirely new point of view: isolating stills, or frames, from each of the six Star Wars films, focusing on them intensely as works of photography and design, and reproducing them in a book. For two years Lucas went through more than 150,000 frames per film, editing more than 1 million frames down to the 1,416 images that now comprise Star Wars: Frames, a testament to the hard work, craftsmanship, and dedication evident in every frame of every film. Star Wars: Frames brings together Lucas’s personal shot-by-shot selections into a lavishly designed two-volume hardcover set—one volume for the Original Trilogy and one volume for the Prequel Trilogy. "
Insane, indeed! Tokyo Tower Gigapixel Panorama by Jeffrey Martin.
A few bits of info…
This is a 150-gigapixel image shot from the top of the Tokyo Tower. It was shot in September 2012 with the kind assistance from the management of the Tokyo Tower. The trip to Tokyo was sponsored by Fujitsu Technology Solutions, and this panorama was rendered and edited on a Fujitsu Celsius R920 workstation.
Get more details and see the panoramic shot itself at the 360cities.net site:
As Star Wars did in 1977, the 1978 film from the Shaw Brothers’, "Wu Du" (Five Deadly Venoms), had a profound effect on me. It infected me with an addiction to the world of martial arts… well, cinematic-martial-arts.
I have looked for artwork from the film for years … specifically, those iconic masks worn by The Poison Clan. Finally, Adam Michael Chavez (Notorious AMC) has delivered something worthy of purchasing.
I quickly combined the individual art pieces into what you see above, but each mask is presented separately on a variety of medium: posters, cards, mobile phone covers, laptop graphics, etc.
Trying out Rdio (paid) for the first time. While I have been completely happy with occasionally using Spotify’s web player for a bit of musical discovery or research, Spotify doesn’t offer a few items I’ve been looking for when it comes to their “paid” tiers. No gift subscription? No group or family package? While I do prefer Spotify’s web UI to Rdio (and still prefer the Windows 8 Music/ Xbox Music overall), I think I can get used to Rdio’s experience.
So might first bit of music discovery has lead me to Benjamin Wallfisch’s stunning score to J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan from 2010. How have I not heard of this before? While making subtle nods to the greatest Peter Pan score of all-time, John William’s HOOK, Wallfisch crafts a less fantastic, more dramatic and threatening score.