The Changing Shape of Cinema: The History of Aspect Ratio (by FilmmakerIQ.com)
John Hess traces the evolution of the screen shape from the silent film days through the widescreen explosion of the 50s, to the aspect ratio of modern digital cameras.
15 Of The Best Unscripted Scenes In Movie History
I knew most of these, but a few did surprise me:
Screenwriters get a lot of credit for coming up with the best parts of our favorite movies. While this is an accurate acknowledgment that usually holds true, often times the best line or scene from a movie is fabricated by none other than the stars or the director. The end result makes for scenes that feel very raw and very real that we could watch over and over again. Here are 15 of the best unscripted moments in movie history, many of which may surprise you.
The Time You Have (In JellyBeans) (by zefrank1)
The Verge comments:
In a poignant new video, online performance artist Ze Frank physically illustrates how most people spend the majority of their life using jelly beans to delineate time. Starting with 28,835 beans representing days of the average human lifespan he slowly subtracts the time spent sleeping, working, eating, and commuting to arrive at a much smaller square by proportion that represents our “free” time that suddenly puts things in stark perspective. Hopefully some of those working, cooking, and caring days are just as fulfilling as the days you have left to fill with fun, art, and adventure.