Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77562 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-03-27 16:00:29 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-27 20:00:29 [post_content] => It’s 2017 and I can’t remember the last time I hit on someone in person. With online dating becoming less of a taboo, chances are that cutie you saw IRL already exists as a dating app profile. The allure of these apps is obvious; they take away the risk of rejection away by matching you with people who will like you back—and you can do it all from the comfort of your bed. However, with almost everyone using Tinder nowadays, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of a pile of right swipes made at last call.To stand out from the crowd, many people are turning to Instagram to fulfill their romantic desires. Following in the steps of Facebook and Twitter, this photo sharing app is used for a number of different reasons it wasn’t originally designed for. Since its launch in 2010, people have transitioned from posting photos of friends, food, and travel to shamelessly posting photos of themselves. And it wasn’t until two years ago that Instagram caught up to the rest of social media with Direct Messaging (DM).Twitter, which had the feature first, made it popular when people started using it to send flirtatious messages privately. But for those who failed hilarious, their convos were screenshotted and posted for all of the Twitter-verse to see.Similarly, French actress and musician, Soko, caught the attention of Autre Magazine after she posted coquettish DMs sent from fans to her personal Instagram page. This inspired the publication to collaborate with the star to compile the funny and provocative DMs she received into a zine astutely named, Sextagram. In an interview with the artist, Soko admitted that although most of the DMs were ignored, she responded to some and even went on dates with two of the people who DMed her. So maybe Instagram is an effective way to land a date after all?This begs the question of if dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and OKCupid are even necessary? Comparatively, Instagram allows you to post as many selfies as you want and balance out the narcism by posting things that interest you, rather than being forced to fill in a bio. You also have access to a larger group of people you can search for with hashtags that suit your wants and needs.Still, the one thing that a separates most dating apps from the rest of social media is that they've taken the guess work out of knowing if the attraction is mutual. Until Instagram finds a way to do this too, perhaps dating on the app is best left to celebrities. In the meantime, though, we’ll def enjoy the ego boost we get from anonymously swiping right on our crushes.For the full story, pick up a copy of the spring 2017 “Relationship Issue” of Resource Magazine. [post_title] => Can Instagram DM Be Used for Dating? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => can-instagram-dm-be-used-for-dating [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-31 19:25:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-31 23:25:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=77562 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75862 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-10 14:38:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-10 19:38:30 [post_content] => YouTubers Rhett and Link asked their fans on their channel, Good Mythical Mornings, "What would you do if you could switch bodies with your best friend?" Their followers were quite vengeful in their responses. But thanks to VR technology, the Youtubers have been pulling similar tricks on each other, without the risk of harmful and permanent results.
Referring to this very true and unfortunate story.
These people sound more like frenemies than friends. In a recent video, the two friends give the Mannequin Challenge a whole new meaning by using a mannequin to help create the effect of switching bodies. Link dresses up in the same tie-dye shirt and black leggings as the test mannequin used in the video, and both strap on VR headsets before creating a connection between the two feeds. So the mannequin is experiencing what Link sees and vice-versa. Then Rhett and his assistant, Chase, cement the link between the very real human body and the mannequin by simultaneously raising the arms of each test subject.Once that link has been established, Rhett reveals that he will be "helping" his friend overcome a fear of toilet bowl brushes. Rhett holds up an actual brush that has just been used to clean a toilet to the mannequins face while Chase rubs a clean paintbrush against Link's mouth. The success of the experiment is obvious, as Link cringes and says, "felt like a paint brush but looked like a toilet brush."Things get even more real when they bring out a snake in the next round of experiments. Using a rope to mimic the cold blooded creature, they begin touching Link and the mannequin with the two items, and Link becomes more and more squeamish until he screams. He yanks off his VR goggles once he's had enough. He jokes, "Im glad my pants are black, because I just soiled them." He admits that he knew that it wasn't a snake, but he still couldn't convince his brain otherwise.The roles got reversed in the next round when Link gets his revenge on Rhett. Link grabs a wooden baseball bat and beats the mannequin while Chase does the same with a much softer foam bat to Rhett. However, things get a bit crazier when Link brings out a knife, pretending to dissect his friend as he slides the fake knife down Rhett's stomach.Eventually, they abandon the mannequin altogether and attempt to link their own bodies using the VR headsets and some simple hand motions. Rhett then attempts to trick his brain into thinking he is eating a healthy bowl of peas and carrots, but in reality is consuming sugary M&Ms. Yet the one thing that VR can't mimic is taste and texture. Even so, Link said he wants to eat peas and carrots now more than ever and Rhett claims the experiment has ruined M&Ms for him.Watch the video above to see more of their experiments, and for more information on what's happening with VR gear, check out our additional coverage on the technology here and here. [post_title] => YouTubers Take 'The Mannequin Challenge' to a New Level With VR [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youtubers-take-the-mannequin-challenge-to-a-new-level-with-vr [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-10 14:38:30 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-10 19:38:30 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75862 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75845 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-10 12:55:46 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-10 17:55:46 [post_content] => With the introduction of the iPhone 7, we saw the abandonment of the headphone jack, but according to a prediction by KGI Securities’ and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, first reported by 9to5mac, the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will go completely wireless, claiming that three new iPhone models will be released, all of which will support this much-awaited wireless feature.Two of the releases will be upgrades to the iPhone 7 with 7S models. The third is said to be the iPhone 8, a new flagship model expected to have an OLED display and completely bezel-less screen in addition to an all glass design with stainless steal borders that would more easily repel water. It was also recently reported that Apple plans to introduce wireless scanning to the iPhone as well.But the catch is the cutting-edge device will apparently come at a steep price. Kuo has explained that the wireless charger inside the phone produces more heat, which is also intensified by the all-glass design. In order to protect the 3D Touch mobile, Apple added a layer of graphite to the design, which is the main reason for an estimated 30-50 percent price increase. That adds up to about $1000 a pop, Apple's most expensive iPhone yet.Despite early production rumors, the new iPhone is expected to drop around the usual September launch date. Please note that we have yet to confirm the validity of this prediction with Apple and will update this story if we do.[via 9to5Mac] [post_title] => iPhone 8 Predicted to Go Completely Wireless, but It Will Cost You [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => iphone-8-predicted-to-go-completely-wireless-but-it-will-cost-you [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-10 12:58:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-10 17:58:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75845 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75581 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-10 11:03:16 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-10 16:03:16 [post_content] => Fashion Week is a monster when it comes to photography. The pits are jam-packed, the scene is high-energy, and photographers flood the runways and streets, all for the same purpose: to shoot, work, network and find a way to stand out from the rest. For young photographers, it's an absurdly intimating world to break into. But there are some who are pulling it off.Meet Nick DeLieto, a 22-year-old college student and emerging fashion photographer. He got his start at NYFW when only a freshmen in college, sneaking into shows and working contacts he met on the streets for a chance to shoot. Over the years, he's built an impressive portfolio, shooting for publications and brands like Coach, Raf Simons, and Hugo Boss. We caught up with DeLieto to learn more about how he faked his way into Fashion Week as a teenager and how to build your name as a photographer in the industry.[caption id="attachment_75847" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]You've been a photographer for a while but how did you get into fashion? What prompted you to go to NYFW?My love for fashion photography started with the desire and admiration I felt for capturing the dream world of fashion. The fashion industry interacts with art to create this world of beauty; these designers essentially create wearable art. Now, of course, fashion isn't all pretty, but when you take the time to examine the art that's being made across the industry, you can't help but appreciate the efforts. My interest in high fashion came from delving into the history of high-end brands such as Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Dior. Haute Couture made me appreciate the thought, determination, and mastery it took to create world wide trends and insightful art pieces. Seeing the Manus ex Machina exhibit at the Met this past year reaffirmed that admiration I felt for artists in the industry. Also, when I was younger, I saw a John Paul Gautier exhibit in Brooklyn with hundreds of designs that took weeks to hand-make.What was the first Fashion Week show you attempted to go to?Fall of 2014 (Spring/Summer 14).I noticed you've shot Reem Acra. How did you initially get into it?In the winter of 2015, my friend and I were freshman in high school just waiting around Lincoln Center. I found a back door and just walked in like I belonged. Someone noticed my friend and I sitting along the sidelines in the waiting area taking everything in and offered us a front row ticket to Reem Acra. He said he liked our energy and how young we were.[caption id="attachment_75851" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]Can anyone take photos at Fashion Week?Anyone can follow the shows around outside from place to place. Street style photos are a huge part of the industry and I've seen great street style photographers hit the jackpot in their careers. Phil Oh shoots for Vogue US and started developing his eye by shooting outside of shows.So how did you get into the rest of the shows?I snuck in a lot. I faked confidence, gave fake names, name-dropped editors that I knew were big. It was a gamble every time and sometimes it straight up did not work. I was also offered opportunities by friends I made by just being around Fashion Week. I got my start helping cover shows for some stylists and assisting other photographers I befriended. One of my really good friends in the industry is another photographer I met at Lacoste. We actually got in a fight the first time we met, but smoothed things over and exchanged information. He loved my work and started offering me opportunities to succeed. When I started to gain a respectable portfolio in the industry, I began reaching out to publications and offering to cover for them.[caption id="attachment_75849" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]Dope. Can you tell me how you've gone about getting backstage?I snuck backstage when I was younger, which was significantly harder than just watching the show from the front of the house. Once a season or two started to pass, I began to email PR teams to request access. Most of them denied me as I was not with a major publication (or any publication) but some respected my work and offered me backstage access in return for some of the photos.Can you tell me a bit about the networking opportunities Fashion Week provides for photographers?Instagram. People that follow you for long periods of time start to build up this picture of you in their mind. They oftentimes then reach out to you and offer to collaborate or ask you for help. And I honestly just talked to people, and tried to be as down to earth and friendly as possible. Even now that I'm "allowed" to go to shows, I try to be open and friendly to anyone backstage. We're all in the same boat and I realized that the industry can sometimes be difficult to navigate—it's often harsh. Photographers and the like should be able to support each other and help each other out.[caption id="attachment_75848" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]Which shows have you shot?For publications I've shot Coach, Raf Simons, Monse, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Vfiles, Robert Geller, Diesel Black Gold, Suno, and Carolina Herrera, among others. For myself I've shot Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Desigual, Todashi Shoji, Prabal Gurung, Lacoste, Proenza, Carmen Marc Valvo, and more. I would sound lame if I named them all, but trust me, not all of them were my own doing. People in the industry have definitely supported me and guided me to where I am today, giving me opportunities and outlets to develop my eye and creativity.Were you asked to shoot any of the shows?Ah, here's where I get my cover blown. But yes, the majority of shows I've shot, I was asked to. The others I either accompanied another photographer or got in on my own.[caption id="attachment_75846" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]How did you get to shoot Grazia Italy? Did they approach you? Was it for Fashion Week or was it an editorial assignment?It was just backstage coverage, not editorial. My photographer friend—the one I met at Lacoste—offered me some shows a few years ago that he needed help covering. Like I said, he liked my work and gave me opportunities.Got it. Do you have any tips you can provide our readers for branding your business?Post things you're passionate about; things that catch your eye and really show your vision. Just because you have a picture of a celebrity doesn't mean it's good. Or just because you shoot film doesn't mean it's good either. If you focus on making good art you're proud of your "brand" or portfolio will fall into place.[caption id="attachment_75852" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo by Nick DeLieto[/caption]And yet you're still very young. What kind of guidance have you had from mentors along the way?I've received countless tips from other photographers. Sometimes I'm blown away by the way other photographers invest their time and energy into helping me. I'm still young and inexperienced in the community and always trying to learn everything I can and strive to learn from those around me. I've gotten tips on how to negotiate my worth as photographer, how to push for opportunities, how to pitch products, and, as lame as it sounds, to trust my instinct.Do you have any other advice for faking it until you're making it?You're never too young. Confidence and passion for what you do will carry you forward. Stay open, stay humble, and keep pushing. 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We know that it was a rarity to see famed writer Ernest Hemingway without a drink in his hand, for example, but recently it's been revealed that even the multi-faceted artist and inventor Leonardo DaVinci might have used opiates to spur new ideas.But what about photographers? Here are 10 famous photographers who used drug culture to inspire their work, whether it was using drugs themselves or documenting it. Please note that this is an extremely dangerous way to get inspired.
Annie Leibovitz [caption id="attachment_75669" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Yoko Ono and John Lennon in bed for peace (Photo: Anne Leibovitz)[/caption]Drug: CocainePerhaps one of the most iconic female photographers in history, Leibovitz almost lost it all after she worked for the edgy rock mag Rolling Stone. She describes the magazine as a "drug culture" in a film made by her sister, adding, "Who were my mentors? Hunter Thompson, who was a total maniac, never off drugs. Cocaine propelled you...it made you think you were thinking. I got professional help, and it was done." However damaging, the photographs taken during her time with the magazine are still some of her most recognized and worshiped to date.
Larry Clark [caption id="attachment_75673" align="alignnone" width="733"] Photograph of Larry Clark[/caption]Drug: AmphetaminesLarry has described himself as one of the most important photographers of the last half-century. He first made waves in 1971 in the photo book Tulsa, where he depicts sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma in the 1960s. In the book's introduction, Clark admits, "When I was 16, I started shooting amphetamine. I shot with my friends every day for three years and then left town, but I've gone back through the years. Once the needle goes in, it never comes out." Since then, he has gone on to produce the controversial exhibition Teenage Lust, and most recently the film, The Smell of Us.
Michael Cooper [caption id="attachment_75620" align="alignnone" width="1024"] via Wikipedia[/caption]Drug: HeroinBritish photographer Michael Cooper took pictures of some of the most legendary musicians during his time in the 1960s and '70s. Shooting magazine covers for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, while shooting heroin into his arm. For him, creativity was apparently a warm gun, mama.
Nan Goldin [caption id="attachment_75676" align="alignnone" width="779"] Photograph of Nan Goldin[/caption]Drug: Heroin and cocaineNan Goldin's epic photo series, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, focused on the hardcore drug subculture she was a part of in New York's Lower East Side during the 1980s. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Goldin admitted, "When I was 19, I put the needle down and I think that decision saved my life. And, though I mixed heroin and coke, I never smoked crack. There is something genetic inside me that is about surviving, but, so many people I know have gone that I do have survivor's guilt."
Dash Snow [caption id="attachment_75679" align="alignnone" width="713"] Artists Dash Snow with a bottle of wine in one hand and cigarette in the other.[/caption]
Drug: Cocaine, Heroin, THC, Alcohol...etc.
Named by New York Magazine as one of "Warhol's Children" the Lower East City heir and rebel photographer Dash Snow lived a short life due to his perpetual desire to get high. His drug induced antics are often mirrored in his photography.
Graham MacIndoe [caption id="attachment_75686" align="alignnone" width="678"] The cover of Graham MacIndoe's book about his drug addiction.[/caption]Drug: HeroinGraham MacIndoe photographed himself during the years he was addicted to drugs. He used a cheap digital camera and self-timer to document himself filling a crack pipe, cooking heroin, or shooting up. He did pay some attention to the lighting and composition, but he wanted the photographs to appear as natural as the habits that inspired them.
Terry Richardson [caption id="attachment_75724" align="aligncenter" width="800"] via Wikipedia[/caption]Drug: Heroin, Valium, Alcohol Famous celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, who has been deemed a predator by some, was also a heavy heroin user in the ’90s. After breaking up with his girlfriend three days before Christmas in 2001, Richardson put on a suit, consumed $100 worth of heroin and a handful of Valium, and drank a bottle of vodka. He was found unconscious by friends and admitted to rehab the next year. Perhaps that's what inspired him to shoot this photo of former Jackass star Steve-O after he too went to rehab for drug addiction.
Andy Warhol [caption id="attachment_75698" align="alignnone" width="747"] Andy Warhol and Ulli Lommel on set of Cocaine Cowboys.[/caption]Drug: ObetrolAndy Warhol was notorious for partying until dawn at the star studded club Studio 54 in the 1980s, but to keep up with both the party scene and his artwork, he used Obetrol (known today as Adderall) to produce iconic works such as his celebrity polaroids.
Les Baker https://www.instagram.com/p/jZZwgMEpZC/
Drug: Methamphetamine, Oxycontin, MDMA, Cocaine, Crack, Psilocybin, LSD, Ketamine, THC, Beer, Hard Liquor, Adderall, Nicotine, Caffeine This photographer isn't famed for his drug use, but he did make them his muse in his series Inebri-Nation, which features everyday people on drugs varying from beer to crack cocaine. Though he doesn't reveal who, at least one of the people he photographed is an artist. Can you guess which?
Bert Stern Drug: Alcohol and Amphetamines The Vogue photographer shot 41 covers for the magazine during his career, but was made even more famous when he shot Marilyn Monroe in a private Hotel Bel-Air room over a number of days. The shoot was "fueled by a case of 1953 Dom Pérignon champagne, Monroe's favorite, Château Lafite Rothschild, and vodka," says New York Times best-selling author, Michael Gross in his new book Focus. He admits to getting Monroe drunk and sleeping with her to get the famous shots. He continued using this method in his photography over the next decade with the addition of amphetamine pills given by his doctor to keep up the lifestyle. He eventually broke bridges with his family and the iconic photographs that he took of Marilyn Monroe made him enough money to sustain him and his addiction for the rest of his days. [post_title] => 10 Photographers Who Used Drug Culture to Inspire Their Work [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 10-photographers-who-used-drug-culture-to-inspire-their-work [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/109014245 [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 17:25:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 22:25:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75583 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75405 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 09:10:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 14:10:08 [post_content] => When dealing with a tough decision or problem, you've probably been told to "sleep on it" in hopes that when you wake up you'll know exactly what to do. For creatives, sleep can serve as source for "aha moments" when struggling with work, and also helps us get inspired. Thanks to extensive scientific research on the subject, we not only know how sleep can induce creativity, but in what ways it specifically affects it. So if you're looking for an excuse to come into work late today, chalk it up to your new creative process and read on. Here are 5 ways sleep can make you more creative.
Sleep inspires new ideas [caption id="attachment_75429" align="alignnone" width="1440"] Photo via Flickr[/caption]In a paper published by Sleep: Journal of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine, participants went 32 hours without sleep while others slept normally. Besides getting the shorter end of the stick in that study, the participants who slept less performed notably worse when tested on flexibility (the ability to switch easily between different thought patterns in order to produce this wide range of ideas) and originality (the unique quality of the idea relative to the ideas in the environment). Things to note: If you're coming up with your own ideas for a project, you might want to maintain a good night's rest as part of your creative process.
Dream vividly with REM sleep [caption id="attachment_75567" align="alignnone" width="1963"] Photo via Wiki[/caption]REM sleep is defined by random movement of the eyes, low muscle tone throughout the body, and most relevant to creatives: the tendency to dream vividly. Many artists have admitted that their dreams have been inspiration for their work. The melody for The Beatles song 'Yesterday' came to Paul McCartney in a dream, the idea for The Terminator came to James Cameron in a feverish dream, and Stephen King's bestseller novel Misery came to him in a nightmare during a flight.
Hypnagogia makes you think abnormally [caption id="attachment_75425" align="alignnone" width="900"] Photo via dalipaintings.com[/caption]Salvador Dali was famous for turning many of his dreams into artwork. However, he didn't do so by going through the full REM cycle. The Spaniard used to take naps with a metal spoon in his hand so that when he would nod off into dreamland, the spoon would clang against the ground, waking him up. By doing so he was able to induce hypnagogia, or basically hallucinations, which inspired many surrealist paintings like the one above. So next time you fall asleep at the office/class, say you are doing it "for the art."
Sleep better, be funnier [caption id="attachment_75428" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Photo via Flickr[/caption]Personally, I think sleep deprived people are hilarious. Their personalities mimic those of the drunk and disorderly. However, scientists reported that in a study on perceptual and motor skills, participants under hypnotic-induced sleep were much more likely to produce paraphrases of jokes that they had heard before—and more quickly create new jokes compared to when they were awake. To each their own sense of humor, I guess.
Sleep cultivates insight [caption id="attachment_75430" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Photo via Flickr[/caption]In a study aptly titled Sleep Inspires Insight, participants were given a series of puzzles to do over a course of two sessions. After the first session, some people took the 8-hour break they were given to sleep and others stayed awake. The people who slept between the two sessions were twice as likely as the others to discover the easier way to solve the problem. Though this may come as no surprise for anyone who has ever tried to do anything without sleep, this is because "sleeping on it" allows for restructuring of brain connections, thus creating an optimal environment for insight to emerge. Whether you are struggling to decide between which presidential impression to do for your Saturday Night Live audition or Sia song to choreograph your dance to, just relax and let sleep provide you with all the insight you need.
Creative insomniacs shouldn't lose all hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3QA_GL9XScNow, for those of you creatives who can't get a good nights sleep even if your work depends on it, don't worry. Although there is little scientific research out there supporting this theory, many artists say they owe their career to bouts of insomnia, including Glass Animals musician Matt Berry. Berry says that his relentless anxiety kept him up for so many nights, that he decided to spend his sleeplessness being productive and produced the album Music for Insomniacs. I'll keep that in mind during my next insomnia-induced Netflix binge.For more tips on inspiring your inner creative, check out 5 Photo Gadgets That Will Boost Your Creativity and Increase Your Creativity With The Ambient Sound of A Cafe on A Rainy Day. [post_title] => 5 Ways Sleep Can Make You More Creative [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-ways-sleep-can-make-you-more-creative [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-08 11:36:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-08 16:36:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75405 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75359 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-06 13:40:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-06 18:40:58 [post_content] => CGO Studios has re-affirmed its commitment to educating the world by recreating historical moments in virtual reality, after CEO and cofounder Jonah Hirsch just announced the production of its third VR film, Everest '53.This news comes after Hirsch's joint efforts with AMD and the Smithsonian earned them a spot in the Top 5 VR Experiences at Comic-Con in 2015 for their retelling of the Wright Brothers’ famous flight in Kitty Hawk using the cutting edge technology. Soon after, the studio announced that they were in production of Anne, a VR film that will depict Anne Frank and the Secret Annex.[caption id="attachment_75409" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] CGO's first production took viewers along for the Wright Brother's achievement of the first powered, manned flight.[/caption]Now following those two innovative films, will be a historically accurate recollection of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's extraordinary journey of being the first climbers make it to the summit of Mount Everest on May 29th, 1953. Many before them died attempting what they did, and now CGO Studios is reimagining the ground breaking moments with VR technology of what is quite possibly one of the last major feats of physical human achievements. The VR film will feature the climbers' sons, Peter Hillary, Jamling Tenzing, and Norbu Tenzing who have also risked their lives to reach the world's highest peak at 29,029 feet (8,848 meters).[caption id="attachment_75380" align="alignnone" width="828"] Photo of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay via Wikipedia[/caption]Though the sons didn't have to use an old wooden ice ax to aid them in their modern day trek up to the summit, the intimate knowledge of their father's experience of climbing the mountain will help them in creating the utmost accurate portrayal.“We are honored that the families and caretakers of these historical figures and historic events entrust us with their legacies, and allow us to tell their important story using the new technologies at our disposal," explained Hirsch. "We strive to engage, educate, and entertain people and to use our virtual “time-machine” to transport them to some of history’s milestone moments in a profound and meaningful way.”One of the ways in which Hirsch and his team will transport people into the past will be with Oculus' Rift and Touch controllers. The Oculus Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system and adjustable design will allow viewers to feel as if they are actually on Mount Everest. You can even interact with the dangerous landscape by using the Touch controller to virtually climb the same route that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did back in 1953.While no release date has been set for the film, you can check out more information about Everest '53 and other historical VR films on CGO Studio's website. [post_title] => You Will Soon Be Able to Experience The First Summit of Mount Everest in VR [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => you-will-soon-be-able-to-experience-the-first-summit-of-mount-everest-in-vr [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-06 13:40:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-06 18:40:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75359 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75237 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-03 16:37:01 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-03 21:37:01 [post_content] => You'd be unlikely to find a resident in New York who doesn't have a terrifying apartment-related story worth filming. A city as old and overpopulated as this one is a breeding ground for shitty roommates, deteriorating buildings, and in the case of one NYC filmmaker, a bizarre landlord that rivals the one from The Resident.In the case of NYC Filmmaker Brian Bolster, his landlord, Rita, wasn't watching him through two-way mirrors and peepholes (that we know of), but she was keeping close tabs on him and his roommate. So, he turned the camera on himself to document the all too common occurrence of "when a one-year lease feels like a one-year sentence."The 11-minute video One Year Lease begins with a recording of Rita offering to feed Brian and his roommate Thomas' cat Casper.[caption id="attachment_75311" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] via screengrab[/caption]
"Hello Brian this is Rita, your new landlord, we just signed the leases together. I would like to make a suggestion. Why don't I feed casper the ghost? Casper the ghost? (she mumbles to herself) Why Don't I feed Casper? Okay? I'm willing to do it. I know how to take care of a cat. To change their litter box and all that jazz. I'm willing to do it for you while you and your roommate are out of town. Cat Lover! Now I hope I have the right young man. Okay thank you." Unfortunately for the cat lover, Brian and Thomas ask their friend to watch Casper instead, which made Rita very upset.
"Hi Brian this is Rita. One more thing. Casper was crying. He's in there in the dark. Total darkness. Are you sure that your friend is feeding Casper? I'm upset. I'm very upset for Casper. He was crying and crying. He's in total, total darkness. It's not fair that he should be in total darkness and crying. And I hope that your friend is feeding casper. I'm-I'm very upset, Brain. Terribly upset." In case you're as worried as Rita, the cat was indeed fed. Here's another fun fact: Cats can see in the dark too. But Rita, however, seemed to have another reason for her beef with Casper's temporary caretaker.[caption id="attachment_75312" align="aligncenter" width="2554"] via screengrab[/caption]
"Hello Thomas, this is Rita. I'm very angry. I'm holding your mail, alright? I have five envelops here and I do not want to be responsible for your mail. I want it out of my possession. Now somebody snuck back into the apartment. I wasn't born yesterday. Alright? They refused to open the door, acting childish, like a spoiled brat. Okay, I've had it now. All I want to do is leave the mail in the apartment with the person that is feeding the-the Casper. Evidentially, it's the cat sitter. I don't know. Or it's you or Brian. I don't know. But I do not want to be held responsible with your mail. Alright? Okay? I have nothing against the cat. That's why I prefer cats over people. Casper's innocent. He's like all poor animals. But I have important mail for you. Am I asking for the world?" She may not be asking for the world, but in another message she asks if Thomas and Brian have any pots and pans they want to get rid of because she's not ashamed to take them. Later in the video, she reaffirms her shameless begging when she solicits them late at night for a paper shredder they "might" be throwing away. Why she needs it, one can only imagine. Perhaps to shred the leases of past tenants gone missing?Watch the video above for the full recount of this horrifying situation. NYC renters rejoice! [post_title] => Filmmakers Reveal The Bizarre Reality of Eccentric NYC Landlord [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => filmmakers-reveal-the-bizarre-reality-of-eccentric-nyc-landlord [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-03 16:37:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-03 21:37:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75237 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75057 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 19:36:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-02 00:36:20 [post_content] => The ways we share and exchange information in the digital age has changed drastically. We date virtually, shop virtually, and even go to school virtually. Really, the attraction to doing these things online is obvious: you can save time and energy from the comfort of your own home while efficiently multi-tasking a number of projects or endeavors. As a result, real world institutions such as shopping malls and college campuses are losing money and shutting down across the country.I grew up at the forefront of this shift, becoming accustomed to flirting with crushes on dating apps while simultaneously shopping for shoes without missing a beat. I'm able to have a date every night of the week and a different pair of shoes to wear for them. But the only thing I haven't adapted to quite well is online education.Though I spent majority of my schooling in a real classroom, I once took an online psychology course in college. For me it was so un-engaging that I forgot to take my midterm exam; without an IRL commitment to keep me accountable it was difficult to take it seriously. I'm typically the person raising my hand to ask questions and encourages others to interact as well. Basically, I'm a teacher's pet.So when I heard about Digital Product Studio's (DPS) initiative to revolutionize the online education world, I wondered if in-person workshops would, definitely, begin to become obsolete. Since its launch in 2016, DPS has specialized in creating digital educational products through online communities and membership sites. What is unique about their platform is the advanced live-streaming and interactive technologies utilized in its courses. It also boasts a lineup of renowned photography industry educators, including Sue Bryce Education, The Wedding School, Meg Bitton Live and more. For now, DPS is only offering photography-related classes. In the press release sent out by DPS on Feb. 1 2017, it was revealed that three aforementioned educational platforms will be producing new content with the addition of two platforms for Photoshop and Lightroom. Ben Willmore will teach "Learn to Love Photoshop" and Kelly Brown will examine "Newborn Posing."Whether you're new to photography or not, the videos are an easy way to broaden your knowledge or simply refine your skills. Unlike reading a textbook, one member explains the much needed realism that watching a video provides,
"What made me want to continue watching Sue, was the fact that her posing is real, I always had a problem with posing videos/training and she made sense, real sense, her posing methods are convincing and real, not artificial and fake, you get the soul of the person with her posing techniques, not some shop mannequin." However, all quality education it comes with a price. You can visit the DPS website for more information on the cost of each course by clicking each individual platform. [post_title] => Digital Product Studio Launches Collective of Online Photo Education [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => digital-product-studio-to-launch-online-education-in-post-production [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 12:09:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 17:09:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75057 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74999 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 17:22:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 22:22:13 [post_content] =>
If you've ever been told to find Jesus, and realized you've found him when your Seamless order arrives on time, you're not alone. For years, people having been finding Jesus, among other things, in their food and have turned to the internet for their 15 seconds of fame. Or, in some cases, sold it for as much as $28,000. Take that, donation basket.
We want to do as much as we can to help these prophets get the recognition their food deserves, so we've ranked these images of Jesus from so uncanny that you had to have carved that Jesus into your food with a finely sharpened chisel to this looks more like a psychoanalytic ink blot than a person, which could mean you actually do need saving—by a doctor.
Here are 10 miraculous photos of Jesus appearing in ordinary food, ranked.
1.Pita Jesus This health food snack looks more like Picasso than a pita. But it was up for sale on the New Zealand Auction site TradeMe for those whose inkblot tests says otherwise.
2. Orange You Glad I'm Not the Grim Reaper? Here's an image of Jesus—or is it the Grim Reaper coming to get you?—inside of an orange. You decide.
3. Grilled Cheesus One person's grilled cheesus is another's Mona Lisa-I'm-Glad-I-Can't-See-You-Smile Sandwich. Either way, the face is too blurred to tell which one. But the sandwich does look burnt though.4. Chip off the Old [Jesus] Block[caption id="attachment_75098" align="aligncenter" width="298"] Tampa Bay Times via Willie J. Allen Jr.[/caption]If Jesus Christ was a potato chip, he'd be this sour cream and onion one.
5. Banana Man [caption id="attachment_75018" align="aligncenter" width="558"] The Daily Telegraph[/caption]Thirty-nine-year-old Lisa Swinton sat down for an afternoon snack when this image of Jesus Christ magically appeared. Apparently, he too needed to up his potassium intake.
6. Mary-mite, Mother of Jesus Mary-mite is how the people of Wales refer to Jesus' mother after Claire Allen found this image of him in her beloved yeast jam.
7. I-Scream, You-Scream, Jesus-Screams too! One person's Neapolitan ice-cream, is another's passion... of the Christ.
8. Cheesus Missouri woman Kelley Ramey risked life and orange limb to save this "Cheesus" from being another absorbed piece of junk food in her digestive tract.
8. Jesus Finds Seitan All hail SEITAN. No, not the devil, but the mock meat that vegans made trendy. Not to be outdone by hipsters, Jesus was found reincarnated in what has to be the punniest pareidolia.
10. Cheesus Pizza! A final testament to the fact that Jesus loves his dairy products, this cheese pizza was made in the land known for shark attacks and golden tans—Australia. It was sold on eBay for a mere $153, proving that nothing is sacred these days; not even pizza. [post_title] => 10 Miraculous Photos of Jesus Appearing in Ordinary Food [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 10-miraculous-photos-of-jesus-appearing-in-ordinary-food [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 10:31:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 15:31:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74999 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74961 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 14:48:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 19:48:03 [post_content] => Helene, who prefers to keep her last name anonymous, is the founder of the popular Instagram account @GirlsBornToTravel. Though she's been taking photos her whole life, her photography career began to flourish once she started collaborating with others.Helene started using Instagram as a platform for her photography three years ago with her personal account, @Elenaflyaway. This content ranges from food and travel, but the french native found the latter more intriguing after she moved to Dubai one year ago to be a flight attendant.https://www.instagram.com/p/BCsp034GC4s/The job immediately ignited her wanderlust and allowed her to travel to more than 40 countries and counting—Japan and Brazil being her favorites so far. “I choose countries I haven't been to with great food, a good art scene and lots of history,” she said. However, her greatest inspiration comes from the Instagram accounts she follows such as @gypsea_lust, @iamgalla, @leahliyah, @polkadotpassport, @meryldenis and @taramilktea.https://www.instagram.com/p/BH-iSefg0YY/Not only are these users avid travelers, but photographers as well. She explains that she saved the images taken by these Instagram photographers to her phone, which is how the idea for Girls Born to Travel sprouted. “I got the idea of creating an [Instagram] account just to put them in it and voilà—that was the beginning of @GirlsBornToTravel."https://www.instagram.com/p/BNO7yDMD7GS/And yet, there is the controversial question of using other people's photos for your own growth, but with proper crediting, linking back and curation, Helene has fostered a place for inspirational accounts to flourish. With 71K followers, it's shared community and the #girlsborntotravel hashtag acts as a roadmap for travel inspiration. The Instagrammer is also currently building a website, but until then, you can check out her Instagram page here for more stunning images from photographers around the world. https://www.instagram.com/p/BCMwrjcSn44/https://www.instagram.com/p/BFR88SOSn49/ [post_title] => @GirlsBornToTravel is a Roadmap For Female-Inspired Wanderlust [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => girlsborntotravel-is-a-roadmap-for-female-inspired-wanderlust [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-03 14:33:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-03 19:33:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74961 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74617 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-02-01 11:38:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-01 16:38:47 [post_content] => For me, fitness normally involves heading to the gym and texting on my the phone for 30 minutes while my feet rotate on the elliptical. So when a colleague invited me to her high-tech spin class at IMAXShift in Brooklyn, I saw it as an opportunity to actually workout, then use my inevitable soreness as an excuse to skip faking it at the gym for the next week. I had never gone to a spin class before, but even if I had, the experience would have been unparalleled to that of what IMAXShift offers. The group cycling studio gets its names from the IMAX screen that faces multiple rows of bikes. While pedaling, music is blasted from speakers and the giant screen projects a video compiled of coastlines, outer space, and animated tunnels that move along with you and the beat. This teleports you from your bike into the images on the screen, creating a virtual reality-like workout.https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7Lpr9AvI9/To my surprise, the dreaded 45 minutes of class flew by as I traveled through the virtual world on my stationary bike. I felt renewed. I had come into the class exhausted after a long day of writing and came out with energy to do more. I went home that night and came up with new ideas to write about the following day, this article included.
"I'm personally not a fan of the SoulCycle disco vibes, although motivating, it has this strange techno culture that I am not super into.” I felt my creative energy increase after this high-tech workout more than my normal routine at a run of the mill gym, and wondered if other creatives did as well. So, I spoke with some people who worked creatively and also attend high-tech fitness classes. On a daily basis, Ali Eisner works on projects that require creative input, problem solving, and critical thinking to achieve the best solution. She’s a product manager at a digital design firm in Manhattan, and a fitness addict in her spare time. She’s tried all of the fads from running to spin, and is currently obsessed with boxing, which she first tried back in college. https://www.instagram.com/p/BPybRSZhsYj/Among the workouts she's bounced between include FlyWheel and Mile High Run Club, both high-tech fitness classes. Though there is no screen displaying intergalactic scenery like at IMAXShift, Flywheel is a group cycling class that instead utilizes performance data and exclusive in-stadium technology to allow the riders to track themselves and compete against others in the room. Similarly, Eisner reports that at Flywheel, music is an important part of the class, and also what inspires her when she’s doing something creative.Perhaps a more widely known indoor cycling studio with several locations throughout the U.S. is SoulCycle. Though popular, it has also been described by some as a cult. Illustrator and Product Designer Leah Schmidt thinks the 45 minute class is “certainly effective for a good, motivating workout,” but she admits, “ I'm personally not a fan of the SoulCycle disco vibes, although motivating, it has this strange techno culture that I am not super into.” The disco vibes Schmidt is referring to are the techno music and dim candlelit room that the studio is famous for. For her, inspiration for creative projects comes from nature. A run outside would make her feel more creative than pedaling on a machine in a dark room. Surprisingly, though, Schmidt did enjoy her experience at the Mile High Run Club (MHRC), an indoor running class that at first glance looks like a club scattered with treadmills; pink and blue lighting envelop the room. The classes at MHRC are also customizable while they vary in distances, and coaches allow you to move at your own pace.
"That freeness in the mind allows so many ideas to come to fruition." Graphic Designer Meg Adams is a fan of MHRC’s personalized classes as well. Adams is a ClassPass member, which allows her to go to a variety of classes throughout New York. This pick and choose routine has prompted her to try everything from pole dancing to olympic lifting. She prefers these classes to the gym because of “the socialization and sense of occasion” it provides. She explains that utilizing advanced fitness technology like MHRC gets her excited, and forces her mind and body to quickly adapt, all of which are great qualities for creatives. Eisner also believes these classes are good for creativity because she performs better at work when she’s in the best shape mentally and physically.https://www.instagram.com/p/BPskfb3DbCn/Writer, performer, photographer, and all around creative Malcolm Evans agrees with Eisner. He too has ridden at IMAXShift, though much more regularly than I, and finds that the classes give him a mental clarity, stating, "That freeness in the mind allows so many ideas to come to fruition." In fact, the class inspired him to write a comedy pilot about his spin instructors.Overall, it seems as if intense exercise, high-tech or not, is what helps many unleash their creative potential. For some, it's the classes' innovative technology and design that inspires creation. For others, it's the physical and emotional release we get from exercise that helps us stay focused on our work. I know for myself, it's both. [post_title] => Can High-Tech Fitness Classes Unleash Your Creative Potential? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => can-high-tech-fitness-classes-unleash-your-creative-potential [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-02 11:27:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-02 16:27:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74617 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74542 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-01-31 10:48:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-31 15:48:10 [post_content] => One day after President Donald Trump banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for at least the next 90 days by executive order, actor and son of Gujarati immigrants Kal Penn Tweeted about the news."Our president just did the very mean-spirited, un-American thing of not welcoming refugees to our incredible country for at least 120 days," wrote Penn in a Tweet.The actor, known widely for his role in Harold and Kumar, has been very vocal on his public Twitter page since President Trump was elected, using his celebrity status to voice his discontent for the administration's policies and experience. But this comes with little surprise, since the actor also served as Obama's public engagement advisor. And yet, his role in American politics hasn't prevented him from being criticized for his audacious political stance.In response to Penn's latest tweet, one Twitter user wrote, "you don't belong in this country you fucking joke." After reposting the comment on Twitter, Penn launched a fundraiser on Crowdrise on Jan. 28 to raise money for Syrian refugees—and he named it on behalf of the Tweeter.Penn attached the link for the fundraiser to a screen-shot of the hateful tweet, grabbing the attention of millions on social media. The aptly named page, "Donating to Syrian Refugees in the Name of the Dude Who Said I Don't Belong in America," had just a small goal of $2500 to benefit the International Rescue Committee. Within minutes of its creation, it came close to surpassing that amount thanks to Twitter and other media outlets who helped spread the word. Penn then posted a video to the fundraising page after it had raised over $30,000 dollars in the first 24 hours, and increased his goal to $50,000. Still rising, the donations have now accumulated to more than $500,000.The Crowderise page reads:
"We are better than the hateful people who tell us we don't belong in our own country, that America can't be a beacon of freedom and hope for refugees from around the world. We will turn their bigotry, along with the President's, into love." Though it was Penn's creativity that made it possible for half a million dollars to quickly be raised for Syrian refugees, it was his positive message that won people's hearts, convincing them to take action for their beliefs. Whether or not you agree with Penn's viewpoint on the issue, what's most important is that, through social media, he was able to inspire millions to stand up for a cause. Today, that's the most we can hope for.[Header image via World Bank Photo Collection] [post_title] => Kal Penn Turns Hateful Tweet Into $700K For Refugees [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => kal-penn-turns-hateful-tweet-into-500k-for-refugees [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:18:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:18:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74542 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74420 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-01-30 09:00:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-30 14:00:19 [post_content] => At this point, you may assume that the majority of special effects you see in the movies are created with computer generated effects. However, there are still a few directors out there who manage to compete with this modern technology using just prosthetics, puppets, and old-school camera tricks. Don't believe us? Well, we've put together a list of movies and their insanely awesome special effects that you'd think might be created with CGI if we hadn't told you.The Dark KnightChristopher Nolan has been very vocal about his preference for practical effects over CGI and thinks audiences agree. The Dark Night's legendary car crash scene that flipped an 18-wheeler in the middle of a Chicago city block and blasting a plane in half are both examples of how he used just camera angles and equipment to create an otherwise real portrayal.InceptionChristopher Nolan continues his plight to find ways of using practical effects in place of CGI in his other movies as well. In Inception, he and his team created the gravity-defying dream-wthin-a-dream fight scene by siphoning off Jamiroquai's music video and built a 100 foot-long hotel hallway on a rotating set. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt told E! online about the physical and mental difficulties of performing on this set, "I had to think of it like, 'This is the ground. OK, now this is the ground. And now this is the ground. It was just that the 'ground' was always moving under me. That was the mind game I had to play to make it work."Mission: Impossible-Rogue NationIn the fifth installment of Mission:Impossible, actor Tom Cruise is true to form when he again performs his own stunts. The actor who is famous for scaling the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, free-climbing the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario and jumping off a skyscraper in Shanghai, now adds grasping onto the outside of a Airbus A400M as it takes off to his list of dare devil performances. Oh, and he also rides 100 mph on a motorbike, jumps from high elevations, and holds his breath for long periods underwater in the film. Though this is all complicated with VFX, the amount the team achieves without it is impressive.Mad Max Fury RoadThis epic film was nominated for a number of Oscars this year including the special effects category. The film was shot in the Namibian desert for six months where cinematographer John Seale grappled with the harsh climate to create unbelievable practical stunts. In what is pretty much a steady stream of car chases, the production designer had each of them rigged to crash and put highly trained stunt drivers behind the wheel, so don't try and live out your own Mad Max fantasy unless you yourself have had an Oscar nod.Suicide SquadMargot Robbie says "nothing in this movie is CGI," but that's not exactly true. Sure, the world didn't actually explode, but the explosions they filmed on set were. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, she revealed that the crocodile in the film was created with prosthetics and she did actually hold her breath under water in the scene where Batman rescued Harley Quin from drowning. The actor trained with a free diver to learn how to hold her breath and by the end of four sessions was able to do so for up to five minutes. Unfortunately, once the film was edited it showed her holding her breath for a lot less time.The Hobbit: Battle of Five ArmiesDirecter and Producer Sir Peter Jackson was known for using old school optical illusions to make the hobbits appear smaller using camera angles, cropping, and the actors' relative positioning. This effect is known as forced perspective. He used this effect in all of the Hobbit films, including the Battle of Five Armies.Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryInstead of the expected horde of green screens that movies now rely on to create their universe, this star wars anthology reasserts its commitment to practical effects in place of CGI. Actor Alan Tudyk who played the droid K2-SO in the film insists that what you see on the screen is what he saw while filming the series.
“You are amazed at what you can look at, because it is a physical world, if there are creatures, then there are creatures; if there are spaceships, then there are spaceships. It’s not huge swaths of green hung from the rafters. You have it all there, and if you don’t have it there then you go fly some place that does.” From an actor's perspective, allowing them to perform stunts in a fully realized world rather than having to imagine it is beneficial. Though some might argue that imagining the world is the job of the crew and actors, I think many would agree that a genuine performance caused by the very real explosions and sets allows for a more humanistic experience. Many of us look towards art for this reason, it helps us cope with and interpret the already crazy world we live in; which can be hard to do if we don't recognize or believe what we see before us on the silver screen. Though CGI has its perks, I think that George Lucas and many other directors are spot on in challenging themselves to create practical effects that heavily compete with digital animation. [post_title] => 7 Modern Films That You Wouldn't Have Guessed Relied on Practical Effects [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 7-modern-films-that-you-wouldnt-have-guessed-relied-on-practical-effects [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-30 01:43:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-30 06:43:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=74420 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 74510 [post_author] => 47241 [post_date] => 2017-01-28 11:00:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-28 16:00:25 [post_content] => Social Media influencer Shaun McBride was included on Forbes list 30 under 30 this year, and wants to show you how he did it. What started off as an assignment back in college, Shaun read the book, Crush it!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion , which motivated him to start a jewelry boutique. The book was written by the same guy who discovered him just years after watching his snapchat stories featuring the YouTuber doing various skateboard and snowboard stunts. Fellow YouTuber, serial entrepreneur, and Vayner Media Founder Gary Vaynerchuk immediately contacted Shaun and flew him out to New York to meet with him and his team. Gary became his real life mentor from then on, teaching the social media star how to monetize his videos. Now, Shaun wants to pass on this advice to his fans, who he wouldn't be able to make money off his videos without.Brand Deals were the first way that Shaun--or better known by his YouTube and Snapchat fans as Shonduras--was actually able to make money on social media. You can't monetize with Snapchat, so the only way to earn revenue from the videos is by getting brand deals. Shonduras was actually the first Snapchat user to do a brand deal on the app. He approached it differently though. Traditionally, people will alternate their branded ads with cool posts making it quite obvious to their fans that they had sold-out. Or people just all out ignore the posts making the whole thing a waste of time and money for the sponsors. His goal to avoid this: make the content cool. He says he'll never create branded content he doesn't believe in. For example, he won't advertise alcohol, which he doesn't use. But he does believe in Doritos and Red Bull, apparently.After Snapchat, Shonduras figured out how to make money off YouTube, which actually allows the content itself to be monetized. Every time he posts a YouTube video, an ad runs, and every time someone watched that ad, the company throws the creator of the video some money. Though annoying to some, employees' paychecks and internet bills can't be paid solely with Doritos.Now that Shonduras has some status as a content creator, he's been asked to do a lot of public speaking. Most of the opportunities aren't paid, but the exposure he gets from him does pay off in the long run. It also helps him show people who he is and teach them how they too can land some sick brand work. He enjoys it too, which for a vlogger who is constantly speaking through a camera to thousands of people everyday, should be expected.Consulting is a new way that Shonduras has started to make a profit. He'll get together and have a meeting with a brand, give them the idea, and they execute it. Sounds easy enough, right? Long-term, this is also a good option for him to continue making money when he gets too old to be making crazy videos. He predicts that he'll eventually move on to teaching people how to market their social media content. Many of the top marketers today don't know how to get the message across to today's youth. They're still using billboards and newspapers to spread their ads, but that's not where young people are looking. They're looking at their phones. Even the bright ads in Time Square can't compete with a millennial and their trusty smartphone.Shonduras merch is one way that the vlogger makes money. But it's not as simple as it sounds. Shonduras explains that you have to pay the warehouse, the clothes need to be shipped to you, the shirts have to get Shondurafied, stickers need to be created, and you must pay people to take and fulfill the orders. All of this costs money, but in the end you make a profit if you have good branding and a fanbase who will buy your merch, regardless of what it looks like.Now that you know the ways in which social media stars make money off their videos, you must put in the work, and most importantly, have patience. In the video, Shaun meets briefly with his mentor Gary, who advises anyone watching the video (especially "youngsters") that they must have patience. Shaun didn't become successful over night and neither will you. Shaun admits that although the videos are fun, they are hard work and he could only work that hard at something he enjoys. Fuck anyone that tells you that being a creative won't make you money. If you're passionate about what you do, work hard at it, and learn how to make money from it by listening to mentors in your field, then you will be successful.Or in Gary's own words: "All great things take time." 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