Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oscar Nominee List


The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards
Oscar iconOscar icon. Image via Wikipedia


Best motion picture of the year

· Black Swan (Fox Searchlight) A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures ProductionMike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

· The Fighter (Paramount) A Relativity Media Production
David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

· Inception (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. UK Services Production
Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers)

· The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features) An Antidote Films, Mandalay Vision and Gilbert Films Production
Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

· The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company) A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

· 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight) An Hours Production
Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

· The Social Network (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production
Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers

· Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney) A Pixar Production
Darla K. Anderson, Producer

· True Grit (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures Production
Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

· Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions) A Winter's Bone Production
Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

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Friday, January 21, 2011

How to Be a Modern Gentleman


If it seems like chivalry is dead, you'd be incorrect in assuming such. However, women recognize that it is becoming harder and harder to find the type of man who has long been termed "a gentleman".
Men, let's be frank; this article is for you. If you haven’t scored a second date recently – or ever – it may be time to reevaluate your dating technique. There’s no need to be in the dark when it comes to the right way to treat women. Becoming a modern gentleman is just a few steps away.

Steps

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    Understand that equality doesn't mean throwing your manners and good taste out of the window. The dating game is still about captivating one another, impressing one another, and being on your best behavior. Behaving in an ungentlemanly manner might get some laughs in the retelling and it might even temporarily attract a woman who is into the date for a lark but it won't get you a long-term commitment and it definitely won't win you respect. Boldly stating that women are equal so they can jolly well pay and put up with you as you are is a blinkered approach to dating. The importance of indulging in a little etiquette when dating will be repaid by a dating experience that is considerate, caring, and most of all, more fun because your date will definitely be impressed by your manners and what used to be referred to as "good breeding". So, it's time to dress well, plan a decent date, and polish up your gentlemanly ways.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Design Trends: Gray and Gold

Gray and gold is another color combination that seems very fitting this time of year. These colors seem to be more soothing and elegant, a nice switch from the dark red and forest green we find ourselves surrounded with each December. While browsing around through a slew of home decor items, some nice ones popped up as you can see. What are your thoughts on gold and gray?


pendants · candle holder · chair · bowl · stool ·  carafe


Room interior design 12

By Olan // 15 January, 2011
via colourlovers

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Funny Clock




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Friday, January 14, 2011

Guil (water timelapsing video)



This is a visual experiment based on water timelapsing.

The basic idea and challenge was to timelapse water stream, which is a really difficult matter with this particular technique, and still get something interesting.

So here is the result...
Nothing spectacular happens, compared to classic timelapses, but it's simply beautiful, and that should be enough for you to take a look ;)

Pictures were shot in french Alps region named Queyras, in summer 2007.
Soundtrack has also been composed at that time, by Silvano Mercado, in one single afternoon.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

One year in one image and video


Eirik Solheim had an SLR camera in his window at the same spot for one year. Snapping an image every half hour. Resulting in some pretty nice time lapse videos and a still image.

One year in one image by eirikso on flickr


Norway 2010 in two minutes video

A true timelapse made from more than 3500 high resolution images shot from the same spot during all of 2010. Music by Magnus Gangstad.

via eirikso.com
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Time lapse Dandelion flower to seed head

Dandelion
Time lapse dandelion flower to seed head /dandelion clock filmed continuously over a period of one month.
Intervals between 5-45 minutes.
Aphids continue to feed on the dandelion whilst the seeds mature.

Music is called Attrition, by Debbie Wiseman

Filmed by Neil Bromhall
copyright www.complete-gardens.co.uk

Nikon D200 with 55mm lens with growlight and studio flash.





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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey and Andy Serkis as Gollum Officially Returning for ‘The Hobbit’

Ian McKellen as Gandalf 
in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.
Image via wiki

Fear not, Hobbit-watchers: The band is getting back together. On the heels of Friday’s announcement that Elijah Wood will play Frodo Baggins in director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit, EW has confirmed that Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis will each reprise their roles from the Lord of the Rings films as, respectively, the wizard Gandalf the Grey and the creature Gollum
             via insidemovies

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THE HOBBIT is being filmed in 3D. Even wizards have to wear the glasses. Snapped by Peter Jackson in Wellington, 2011. Photo credit: zz-gandalf by ianmckellen, on Flickr
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Best Cats 2010



Funny and cute cats video compilation.
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Ice Age 4 Early Trailer: Scrat Continental Crack Up (HD)



ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, the fourth film in the franchise, is set for release in 3D on July 13th, 2012
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Elijah Wood will appear in The Hobbit as Frodo Baggins

Elijah Wood as Frodo in Peter Jackson's live-a...Elijah Wood as Frodo in Peter Jackson's live-action version of The Lord of the Rings.Image via Wikipedia
Deadline.com hinted first but TheOneRing.net has confirmed that Elijah Wood will appear in The Hobbit as Frodo BagginsAccording to TheOneRing.net, "As readers of 'The Hobbit' know, the tale of 'The Downfall of The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit or There and Back Again,' are contained in the fictional 'Red Book of Westmarch.' In Peter Jackson’s LOTR films, the book is shown on screen and written in by Bilbo and Frodo and handed off to Sam Gamgee. (Not explained on film are Sam’s progeny later having the book and being Wardens of the Westmarch — hence the book’s title.) The fictional book, and either the telling from it or the reading of it, will establish Frodo in the films experiencing Bilbo’s story. Viewers are to learn the tale of ‘The Hobbit’ as a familiar Frodo gets the tale as well."
via wiki

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Homeless man with 'golden radio voice' gets a Dream Job


Ted Williams (born 1957) is a voiceover artist from Columbus, Ohio who became famous when a brief interview with him while he was homeless was posted to YouTube, quickly becoming a viral video sensation. He has been called the "Homeless Man with the Golden Voice".


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Photo Sharing Boom

We’re in the midst of a photo sharing boom that looks to be an unstoppable force. While we are already familiar with  social photography, mobile photo sharing is just beginning to blossom.  According to Mashable mobile photography is going to be the social networking trend of 2011.


Brian Pokorny, Dailybooth CEO, talks about "picture talking", social communication through photos and evolution of publishing on the web.




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Monday, January 3, 2011

Honeysuckle Pink - Color of the Year for 2011

Last week, Pantone (the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries) announced Honeysuckle, a vibrant, energetic hue, as the color of the year for 2011.

Honeysuckle flower by Tiggywinkle on flickr 
While the 2010 color of the year, PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, served as an escape for many, Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. A dynamic reddish pink, Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. It elevates our psyche beyond escape, instilling the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life.
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Color of the Year for 2010

Pantone announced PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise as the Color of the Year for 2010.
Turquoise texture by jujubalee on flickr
"Whether envisioned as a tranquil ocean surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens."
Turquoise is a slightly greenish tone of cyan (from Greek: κύανoς (transliterated: kýanos), meaning "blue") . The color is based on the gem turquoise. The term comes from the French for Turkish.
The turquoise gemstone is the namesake for the color. In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. The oldest evidence for this claim was found in Ancient Egypt, where grave furnishings with turquoise inlay were discovered, dating from approximately 3000 BC. In the ancient Persian Empire, the sky-blue gemstones were earlier worn round the neck or wrist as protection against unnatural death. If they changed color, the wearer was thought to have reason to fear the approach of doom. Meanwhile, it has been discovered that turquoise certainly can change color, but that this is not necessarily a sign of impending danger. The change can be caused by light, or by a chemical reaction brought about by cosmetics, dust or the acidity of the skin.
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!"

Random Act of Culture Flash Mob



On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. Accompanied by the Wanamaker Organ - the world's largest pipe organ - the OCP Chorus and throngs of singers from the community infiltrated the store as shoppers, and burst into a pop-up rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" at 12 noon, to the delight of surprised shoppers.


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