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How Pixar Artists Use Math Every Day

The next time your child (or your inner, math-fearing child) protests that “no one uses math,” you might tell them there would be no Woody without it. In an interview with the large-brained folks at Numberphile, Pixar’s Tony DeRose explains the role of ones and zeroes in softening the shapes that eventually become Pixar animations.

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Veterans Day Video Gallery

Veterans Day Video Gallery Today is November 11, 2014—which marks both Veterans Day and the 96th anniversary of the end of World War I: two important reasons to remember the courageous heroes who have served and defended their countries with honor. (You might also call today Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day, depending on

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Everything You Wanted to Know About the George Lucas Museum

The upcoming J.J. Abrams “Star Wars” films aren’t the only massively expensive things to look forward to in the not-so-far-far-away future. Well into its planning phase, the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a destination for fans of Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and plain old storytelling as early as 2018. The MacGuffin: Story

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How to Make a Winning Film—in 48 Hours

We recently sponsored The Detroit 48-Hour Film Project and took the opportunity to speak with one of its winners. The crew behind the film “1 2 3” shared with us their lessons learned from seven years competing—lessons they heeded this year to take home awards including “Best Cinematography,” “Best Choreography,” and “Runner Up for Best

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Taking 4k Surf Footage Underwater With Chris Bryan

Director of (high-speed) photography Chris Bryan has a jaw-dropping resume. His list of clients includes names like Warner Bros., Ray-Ban, Toyota, Billabong, the Discovery Channel, and a dozen more all sharing the same high profile. But cinema’s self-described “water man” might have set a new high for himself with this 4k surfer footage captured at

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Vote for the VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Finalists

Vote for the VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Finalists It’s official, the top 10 “VideoBlocks 2 For 2 Contest” finalists have been chosen! Now it’s your turn to vote for the final contestants and see which top 5 contestants win the GoPro gift pack worth $500 and what grand prize winner gets the two round-trip plane

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Recreating Star Trek’s transporter FX using Christmas lights

Recreating Star Trek’s transporter FX using Christmas lights I’ve spent the last two decades insistent PBS would never top “Sesame Street” or “Reading Rainbow.” But I was very wrong. The network that brought us both Cookie Monster and LeVar Burton, you see, has since upped the ante with an awesome special effects series, “Shanks FX.”

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The Top 5 Features Behind Our New Look

The Top 5 Features Behind Our New Look You’ve likely noticed our pretty new look, though you might not have noticed all the new features it brings—the majority of which share one common goal: making it faster and easier to find the footage you’re looking for. 1. It’s All About the Search Experience The closer

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