Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 77132 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-03-16 11:45:47 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-16 15:45:47 [post_content] => After IMDb's announcement last week, more than 22,000 films have been categorized with an F-Rating, helping viewers find movies directed, written by or primarily featuring women. After taking into account influence, audience popularity and creativity, we've compiled a list of 40 incredible F-rated films on IMDb, in no particular order. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8iTRn8GUWcDirected by Annie Goldson, the documentary captures the rivalry between internet entrepreneur Kim dotcom and the US Government. Dotcom is the creator of the website "Megauploads" that provides pirated content to the masses, ridding the entertainment industry of more than $500 million. The story itself became a hot button issue after Dotcom's mansion was raided by the FBI in New Zealand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wfrDhgUMGIHidden Figures shares the untold story of three mathematicians working at NASA in the early 60's. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray the women (Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, respectively) who heavily influenced space travel but were discredited simply because of their gender and skin color. The film was released on Christmas day, but is still finding success at the box office. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnEThe Force Awakens is the first of the Star Wars films to not be produced by George Lucas. Once news broke that J.J. Abrams would be in full creative control of the sequel, however, uncertainty by Star Wars fans dissipated. The movie featured a major female role, occupied by Daisy Ridley, and was also one of Carrie Fisher's last films. The movie grossed over $2 billion worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vswj96INhmoThis coming-of-age film captures the awkwardness of being 17 years old. Directed and written by Kelly Fremon Craig, the movie centers around the life of a girl who has to navigate sticky situations revolving family, friends and romantic interests. While the film has not received copious amounts of recognition it was able to gross just over $18 million at the box office, offsetting their $9 million budget during production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1SpWZm1PLcAmerican Honey was released last year, achieving success in Britain. The film focuses on a millennial woman, Star, who gets tired of her home life and decides to travel across the country with Jake (played by Shia LaBeouf). The film's director, Andrea Arnold received a nomination for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards. Also, Shia LaBeouf dons a braided ponytail in this movie, and that in itself is worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot6C1ZKyiMEUma Thermon kicks ass in this Quentin Tarantino film. The Bride (Thermon) works to seek revenge on a team of assassins who have attempted to kill her and her unborn child. Naturally, from there she takes a trip to Japan and gets a sword and more badassery ensues. The movie did so well that they have since released two sequels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INLzqh7rZ-UThe movie is still three months away from being released in theaters, but has maintained a high level of anticipation from fans. Gal Gadot was the break-out star from Batman Vs. Superman and people have eagerly awaited a large role for her such as this one. The movie showcases the earlier years of Wonder Woman, taking on a more personal story line than perhaps other movies in this genre. Wonder Woman is expected to be released on June 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKSQmYUaIyEThe second movie of the Alien movie series, but one of the first movies to feature a strong female role. Sigourney Weaver plays Ripley, a woman who is working to regain contact with the moon from the first Alien film. Director James Cameron worked magic on this film, sparking influence for films later down the line. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIq9Zjw0mm8A 40-something year old man experiences a midlife crisis and develops a fascination towards his daughter's best friend. Materialism and insecurity are running themes in the movie, followed by satirical takes on middle class standards of beauty and satisfaction. The movie was released in 1999, receiving a well-respected 8.5 out 10 rating on IMDb. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxC_JNz5VbgZero Dark Thirty portrayed the decade long man hunt for Osama Bin Laden. This was a huge focal point for the American public after the attacks on September 11. Maya, portrayed by Jessica Chastain, was sent into to a military base to help aid in the discovery of Bin Laden, given her credentials and logistical intelligence. The movie was released in 2012 and received a dozen awards ranging from sound editing to best original screenplay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-2TiQVY-kJoy, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is a stay at home mom who fought the odds to start her own business. Yet between a dysfunctional family and being a single-mother, she was able to start her own dynasty. Lawrence took the role and turned it into something more, allowing the viewers to empathize with her and feel 'joy' through her successes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J7gg1V0oakAdapted from 1959's An Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle is now considered a classic romantic comedy film. Director Nora Ephron made the right choice in casting both Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who were both making it big in the 90s with their acting careers. Although the movie's ratings only hover around 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, it continues to be referenced in television and on the big screen today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIuhsHpcNAUDirector Penelope Spheeris knew exactly what she was doing when creating this film, as Mike Meyers and Terry Turner have gone on to become legends for their roles. It was released 25 years ago, but still continues to provide laughter and nostalgia for those who grew up watching it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUGHWje7liMBased off of the book "Matilda" by Roald Dahl, the movie featured a young girl by the name Matilda (obviously) who was dealt a not-so-great hand when it came to her family life. After learning she harbored special powers, she decided to do something about it. Alongside her friends and unwavering literary and mathematical intelligence, she was able to defeat her neglectful parents and school principal to pave the way for a better life for herself with her favorite teacher, Ms. Honey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzk-lmU4KZ4This psychological drama blew people's minds when first released. Between the acting talent of Ellen Burstyn, the script and the underlying narratives of the plot, the film was a forced to be reckoned with during its time. Director Darren Aronofsky certainly evoked thought, induced adrenaline and established a sense of remorse all within seconds of each other, taking the viewer on an emotional roller coaster that they will want to ride over and over again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KBPru-Pu5QThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was the first of the the three films based off of the Stieg Larsson book trilogy. Rooney Mara, who played one of the movie's main characters, Lisbeth, captured everyone's attention with her dedication to the role. News recently broke that Mara will not return to the big screen for the second film, disappointing fans who fell in love with her work in the first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IM9e3yYLzMThe sci-fi action/horror film is the second of the series. The movie was written by Paul W.S. Anderson, but based off of the Capcom video games. It wasn't necessarily a huge hit with critics, but if you're looking for a movie filled with action sequences, and a plot that won't betray you at the end, this is the one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbuKgzgeUIUAdapted from the Kathryn Stockett novel, The Help was a period drama aimed at shining a light on the black women who cared for white families, particularly in the south. The cast featured primarily women with Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Emma Stone receiving much of the recognition. It is a film filled with emotion, empowerment and a history that is sometimes misunderstood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWKj41HZBzMThis was the first of the two Chronicles of Narnia films, but nevertheless successful on its own. Based off the C.S. Lewis book, it became a British-American fantasy movie that many grew to appreciate. The movie features large roles for the four children, as well as voice-over work from Tilda Swinton and Liam Neeson. The movie grossed over $745 million worldwide, making it 2005's third most successful film of the year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kIe6UZHSXwThis one hasn't been released yet, but is climbing the charts on IMDb. The television show in which the movie is based off of was a huge hit in the 1990s, leaving those who grew up with it growing with anticipation. The movie will feature badass women, from two of the Power Rangers to the villains. The movie will hit theaters Thursday, March 23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GIsExb5jJUAmerican Psycho was released in the year 2000 and was directed and co-written by Mary Harron. The film starred Christian Bale who played Patrick Bateman, an attractive and wealthy businessman from Manhattan who happened to also be a complete psychopath. Bale received positive reviews for his performance and the screenplay was widely praised. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrbHykKUfTMWhile it's the fifth installment of the X-Men movie series, First Class still sits toward the top of IMDb's F-Rated films list. There are many recognizable faces in this movie, and a lot of talent behind the camera. Matthew Vaughn directed this film, alongside other well-known action features such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman and The Fantastic Four. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_RsHRmIRBYIn this now classic boxing movie, Hillary Swank portrays a female boxer who wants to fight against the stereotypes of the sport, despite the criticism from those around her. Clint Eastwood co-produced and directed the film, and the movie stands with high reviews from many critics across the board. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViuDsy7yb8MThis much anticipated film by J.K. Rowling is a pre-quel to the highly successful Harry Potter series. It was released last November and became one the the top 10 films of the year, as it was nominated for five BAFTAs, two Oscars and won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. A second installation of the movie is expected to be in the works this summer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw8TdMxdKMPrecious is a remarkable film set in Harlem in the late 80s. It tells the story of a high school kid who is often abused by her mother and sexually assaulted by her father, but still manages to maintain an overall positive spirit outside. As a breakout role for Gabourney Sidibe, and a much simpler time for Mariah Carey, it's a bittersweet story that makes the viewer think twice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiTiKOy59o4Gravity is a sci-fi film created by Alfonso Cuarón starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who play astronauts stranded in space after their space shuttle crashed. Multiple actors were considered for the female lead before finally landing on Sandra Bullock, but after winning many awards and being referred to as one of the best films of the decade, we're sure the team was happy they picked her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOmTMCtGkIMean Girls is a comedy that plays upon the stereotypes held toward beauty, double standards and how horrible life is in high school for many people. Written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, the movie quickly grew to become a crowd favorite among men and women alike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSB0BENenmAPanic Room is a psychological thriller starring Jody Foster and Kristen Stewart. In the movie, Foster and her daughter (played by Stewart) move into a new home, only for a group of burglars to break in due to knowledge of bonds worth $3 million hidden by a previous owner. Foster and Stewart's characters are then forced into the panic room in attempt to keep themselves safe while the plot unfolds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJnMQG9ev8With astounding reviews across the board from critics, this remake did not disappoint the fans of the original. The action packed film featured a handful of strong female roles. Not to mention the stunts and special effects went perhaps above and beyond what was expected. Director George Miller should be proud of his work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0oZsqeG_sLost in Translation stars Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson who play Bob Harris and Charlotte. Their paths cross and they exchange stories, gaining an understanding of each other's unhappiness. Bob comes up with the idea to travel to Tokyo and invites Charlotte along. In a willingness to temporarily escape her life, Charlotte accepts the offer and the two form an unlikely friendship filled with humor and new founded beliefs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5yk-HGqKmMBased on the 2015 novel from Paula Hawkins, The Girl on The Train tells the story of an alcoholic who becomes wrapped up in a missing person's investigation. The thriller drama provides enough mystery to keep the viewer enthralled in the story line without sacrificing quality of the film. Emily Blunt, Allison Janney and Lisa Kudrow star in this captivating film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yxrc2W-czAThirteen is a semi-autobiographical film based on the life of writer Nikki Reed. Reed co-starred in the film, alongside Evan Rachael Wood. The movie sparked controversy due to its inclusion of drugs, sex and self-harm, but those who enjoyed the film praised it for its raw ability to tell the story of a troubled teenager. The script was written in six days and was given an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination via Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood's performances, respectively. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bsIn this mystery/drama, Natalie Portman plays Nina, a ballet dancer in New York City who is striving to become the lead dancer for an upcoming performance of Swan Lake. Much to her dismay, her dance instructor has assigned another dancer, Lily (played by Mila Kunis), for the role. As the story unravels, Nina becomes more in touch with her darker side at the hands of Lily. Fun fact: much of the dance scene were filmed at SUNY Purchase, where our editor-in-chief went to college. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5sCloud Atlas is a sci-fi movie meant to make you think. The story line takes place across six different eras, intertwining the lives of individuals from the past, present and future. The film has been described as "one soul is being shaped from killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution." https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2908544471&feature=iv&src_vid=fzPOCIPrm6Q&v=8KK9JjAvhcsDirector Jyllian Gunther tells the story of how a group of people created a school in an underserved neighborhood in Brooklyn. The lives of different students are explored alongside the ways their educators shape their experience in and outside of life at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KkFZ-QC53QThis documentary features the life of snowboarder Kevin Pearce. His talents have been compared to that of Shaun White, which is no small remark if you are familiar with White's abilities. Lucy Walker, director of the documentary, first met Pearce at an event at she was mentoring. She was so stricken by him that she wanted to tell the story of his life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5_zZnbgRnMDirector Casey Jaye worked to share the experience behind the Men's Rights Movement. This documentary features interviews with these men, as well as the events at which they hosted. Reoccurring themes within the documentary are power, privilege and systemic inequality, challenging the viewers perception of society and how we perceive others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=056FI2Pq9RYSuffragette is a British period drama that tells the story of the women's rights movement in the UK. The characters face stigma at home from spouses and neighbors, and are essentially forced to work in secret meetings in an attempt to gain the right to vote. The film was only shown on limited release in the United States, but was praised in the United Kingdom for its dramatized portrayal of history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mM8iNarcRcThis classic film takes place during the time of the Civil War. It tells the story of a wealthy woman named Scarlett O'Hara and her love for a man who does not reciprocate those feelings. After learning this, Scarlett marries a man she does not love, and from that point forward, romantic complications ensue. The movie debuted in 1939 and has remained a classic ever since. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S9a5V9ODuY This hit movie is based on the trilogy of young adult dystopian novels written by American novelist Suzanne Collins. It surrounds the trials of Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in 'The Hunger Games,' which forces 12 teenagers to fight to the death. As one of the most anticipated releases of 2012, the film grossed $408 million.Is there something we missed? Let us know in the comments! [post_title] => 40 Incredible F-Rated Movies on IMDb [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 40-incredible-f-rated-movies-on-imdb [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-15 20:23:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-16 00:23:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=77132 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76830 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-03-08 14:00:05 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-08 19:00:05 [post_content] => The internet movie database, or IMDb for short, has officially added a new rating to its website: an F-rating.While this may initially sound like a bad thing, it is actually quite the opposite; it's given to films that were written, directed by, and/or primarily feature women. This brings attention to the influence women currently have in filmmaking, but also to show how women are underrepresented in the cinema landscape.U.K's Bath Film Festival Director, Holly Tarquini, started this movement back in 2014. It has since gained a healthy following, popping up in film festivals across the world.When asked about the rating, Holly said to BBC, "It's always exciting when new organisations decide they want to join us in shining a light both on the brilliant work women are doing in film and on how far the film industry lags behind most other industries when it comes to providing equal opportunities to women. But our real goal is to reach the stage when the F-rating is redundant because 50% of the stories we see on screen are told by and about film's unfairly under-represented half of the population: women."As of now, around 21,800 films have been tagged by IMDb. Popular movies such as 'The Help' (2011), 'Trainwreck' (2015), and 'Wayne's World' (1992) are included in the list, and the F-rating list also includes movies that have not yet been released, like next year's anticipated 'Ocean's Eight.'Click here for the full list of F-rated movies. Happy Women's Day! [post_title] => IMDb Introduces 'F-Rating' to Help You Find Films Created by Women [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => imdb-introduces-f-rating-to-help-you-find-films-created-by-women [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-08 13:31:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-08 18:31:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76830 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76785 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-03-08 09:55:59 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-08 14:55:59 [post_content] => The week, Adobe added four brand new updates thought Lightroom, Lightroom Mobile, as well as a new organization tool and experimental app.
1. Lightroom Mobile's HDR Capture Mode [caption id="attachment_76795" align="alignnone" width="558"] via blogs.adobe.com[/caption]You can now capture photos on your smartphone in HDR mode thanks to Lightroom Mobile. This is big news as it is the first time we are able to use this feature outside of a DSLR or mirror less camera, bringing astounding dynamic range to your mobile device.The update works by automatically scanning the landscape for you in order to determine the appropriate exposure range. From there it takes three DNG files that are immediately aligned, tone mapped, deg hosted, and merged within the application. The same algorithms are used to process the images as the HDR tech that is built into Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom.While it was already possible to capture HDR JPEG photographs via smartphone, they oftentimes failed to provide adequate tones within certain lighting. With Lightroom's update the consumer can now capture three raw shots, expanding dynamic range, editing, and ease of share. In addition, iOS users are now able to export original files and raw files that were taken using Lightroom Mobile (DNGs included). The update created a few other shortcuts, making navigating the app more simple.While the update is only available for iOS users with iPhone 6 models and newer and for Android users with Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Google Pixel, and Google Pixel XL, we are hopeful that it may eventually become accessible on older models in the future.
2. Lightroom CC 2015.9 and ACR 9.9 These updates provide lens profile and camera raw support as well as a direct response to bugs that were often reported. The Lightroom CC update has fixed issues related to the update button, export, and cursor movements to name a few. The ACR 9.9 can now be accessed in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud app. For more information on which specific cameras and lenses are supported via the Lightroom CC 2015.9 update, click here.
3. Photo Grids with Adobe Portfolio and Behance [caption id="attachment_76819" align="alignnone" width="558"] via Adobe Portfolio.[/caption]Photographers can now showcase their work with Photo Grids via Adobe Portfolio and Behance, making it simple to upload content from your computer, creative cloud files or via Lightroom Collections.Adobe provides different layouts for its photo grids, letting photographers choose their favorite style, as they compile photo collections into a simple screen where all the viewer needs to do is scroll through them. This makes organizing photos easier for creators and viewing the collections easier for everyone else. Instructions for how to organize photo grids can be found here.
4. The Experimental Artistic Eye App https://youtu.be/IbVwC-eDjiEAdobe shared a sneak peak into their experimental app, Artistic Eye. The app was created in collaboration with the de Young Museum in San Franciso in hopes of getting more people to interact with works of art in their museum.Artistic Eye is a style-transfer technology. It works by having a person (or small group) enter into a photo booth installation to create a self-portrait. Afterward, the user is encouraged to play with their photos by transforming them into styles similar to their favorite works of art at the museum.The app isn't exactly the first to change the look of a picture, but it is the first to engage in different scales of style. It combines large scale detail (how the artist creates the work) as well as small scale detail like texture.Adobe Sensei is used in the experimental app and is the reason for facial recognition and the correlation between art and the photographic style. [post_title] => Already This Week, Adobe Announced Four Software Updates [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => already-this-week-adobe-announced-four-software-updates [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-08 09:55:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-08 14:55:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76785 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76781 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-03-07 16:59:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-07 21:59:53 [post_content] => Musicbed has announced the return of its Film Initiative. After an incredible result in 2016, they are currently accepting applications for this year's program, aimed to help bring filmmakers' stories to life while providing them with the resources they need to make great work."All films start with a small seed. An idea. It’s something filmmakers all have in common — they want to turn a thought into something tangible, a place where they can meet someone and share a thought. These ideas change with the season, but there’s always something there. It’s what makes a filmmaker," said a press release for the initiative.https://vimeo.com/179689229Last year, Musicbed received over 7,000 submissions with Patrick Biesman taking the award for Embers & Dust, which examined the work of Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" from 1938. But now the stage is set yet again, and Musicbed is offering over $70,000 in cash, gear and post-production for one creative winner.“All too often, I hear great filmmakers talking about a film they’ve dreamed of for years,” said Daniel McCarthy, founder and CEO of Musicbed, in a press release. “It’s a bummer to think of of all of these stories going untold. With this year’s Musicbed Film Initiative we’re dedicating even more resources to support the passions of filmmakers. We want to see their best work come to life.”Unlike last year's program, there are no specific categories for entries. All genres of film are welcome and submissions can be any length. In addition, anyone over 18 can apply, no matter their location, and you don't need a Musicbed account to make a submission.Judges will review all applications and announce the award recipient on April 7. This year's all-star panel includes:
The application window is currently open until March 24. To apply, you must submit a short synopsis of your idea and upload a PDF of your pitch. This includes anything from scripts to treatments with mood boards. To learn more about the Musicbed Film Initiative, you can visit their website by clicking here. [post_title] => Musicbed's Film Initiative Returns to Turn Your Vision Into Reality [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => musicbeds-film-initiative-returns-to-turn-your-vision-into-reality [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/179689229 [post_modified] => 2017-03-07 16:59:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-07 21:59:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76781 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76531 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-03-01 09:42:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-03-01 14:42:17 [post_content] => The founder and CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, announced Monday that he believes we could soon be able to access unlimited Netflix via smartphones and tablets.Hastings has predicted that within the next 10 to 20 years, all of our video watching habits will be virtual, potentially rendering traditional cable and television programming obsolete.As it turns out, mobile carriers have placed a data cap on accessing video on the go, essentially creating a barrier between video streaming sites like Netflix and the consumer. While unlimited data plans do exist, they are costly.Reed went on to explain how he also believes mobile providers will eventually establish a two-tier system in order to meet the growing popularity of video streaming on the go."What we are going to see I think is a number of companies pioneering new ways of offering services to the consumers where it is unlimited video data but it is limited to say one megabit speed," Hastings said at the Mobile World Congress trade show.This may not sound like much, but it is a more affordable way to compromise between the companies and the viewers."So it is a slower speed but you get unlimited data on that and that turns out to be very efficient on network(s) so an operator can offer unlimited viewing," he added.As of the end of last year, Netflix had a total of around 94 million subscribers, with almost half of the subscribers residing outside of U.S.By the year 2022 we could experience 50 percent more growth in mobile video traffic," according to an Ericsson report. This is excellent news for videographers, as it may allow for a faster and easier way to share their work while a higher demand for video would keep them busy with jobs.[via CNBC] [post_title] => Unlimited Netflix Access May Soon Be Available on Your Smartphone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => unlimited-netflix-access-may-soon-be-available-on-your-smartphone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-03-01 09:42:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-03-01 14:42:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76531 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76427 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-27 09:56:11 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-27 14:56:11 [post_content] => Design company StyleShoots is releasing a robotic photo studio, created specifically with the fashion industry in mind.The studio, StyleShoots Live, works by merging standard photography with AI technology. Models simply enter the booth, and with a couple controls via iPad, professional grade stills (or video) are taken. It's a quick, easy and totally unique concept.The booth is equipped with a Canon 1DX Mk II camera with a 24-105 mm STM lens. It is propped on a 3-axis gimbal with motor. The studio is able to sense where the models are by way of a 3D depth sensing camera. The operating system is run by the company's image and video processing software alongside a Mac Pro.Lighting is created by six high-CRI LED striplights and skylight panels. Next to the striplights is a reversible reflector to bounce light within the space, alongside a backdrop that supports seamless paper of your choice.The Style Engine software is capable of reading where the model is physically, the height of the model, and fine tuning parameters. This leaves only the brightness control to the user. Everything else (including exposure settings) is taken care of by the machine.The booth is equipped with a Canon 1DX Mk II camera with a 24-105 mm STM lens. It is propped on a 3-axis gimbal with motor. The studio is able to sense where the models are by way of a 3D depth sensing camera. The operating system is run by the company's image and video processing software alongside a Mac Pro.Lighting is generated using six high-CRI LED striplights and skylight panels. Next to the striplights is a reversible reflector to bounce light within the space, alongside a backdrop that supports seamless paper of your choice.The Style Engine software is capable of reading where the model is physically, the height of the model, and fine tuning parameters. This leaves only the brightness control to the user. Everything else (including exposure settings) is taken care of by the machine.And yet, this isn't the first time AI technology has threatened the jobs of human beings. On one side it's argued that technology such as this will lower costs and increase efficiency for the consumer; on the other, people are concerned that AI technology will leave them jobless, especially when it comes to blue collar labor.When asked if StyleShoots could potentially hurt and disrupt the photography industry, head of product and marketing Anders Jorgensen said: "To run a fashion shoot, you need a creative eye to compose the shot, pose the model and style the clothes. A robot can't do that yet. So no, we're not replacing a photographer as much as we're fully giving those with that creative eye the ability to execute on their vision with speed and ease."StyleShoots Live Studio is priced around $80,000 with leasing plans available as well. [post_title] => What Does This Robotic Photo Studio Mean For the Future of Fashion Photography? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => what-does-this-robotic-photo-studio-mean-for-the-future-of-fashion-photography [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-27 09:56:11 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-27 14:56:11 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76427 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76406 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-23 11:01:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-23 16:01:23 [post_content] => As the need for more memory space continues to climb, Sony has released a new SD card that is expected to accommodate. The new SF-G Series UHS-II SD cards are said to perform more quickly and efficiently than any other card we have seen, with an unprecedented write speed of up to 299 MB/s and read speed of up to 300 MB/s, enabled by Sony's firmware.Other prominent qualities include water proof build and anti-static capabilities, but it's important to note that these speeds can only be utilized on UHS-II supporting cameras. Sony also offers free File Rescue downloadable software to allow for easy recovery of photos and content. The company will also be releasing a high speed SD memory card reader for use with the SF-G series, allowing ultrafast transfer to a PC with a USB3.1 Gen1 Interface."The SF-G Series offers options that ensure high-performance, high speed and reliable shooting,” said Viviano Cantu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Sony Americas Media and Energy Group, in a press release. “As the continuous shooting of higher-resolution images and adoption of 4K video with DSLR and mirrorless cameras increases, the inherent need for larger, faster and more dependable cards becomes apparent. A longtime leader at the forefront of professional media, Sony has met these growing demands with the debut of the SF-G Series, which offers industry leading performance.”The SF-G cards are available in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. They are expected to go on sale this Spring. [post_title] => Introducing The World's Fastest SD Card [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => introducing-the-worlds-fastest-sd-card [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-23 11:01:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-23 16:01:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76406 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76310 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-22 13:47:49 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-22 18:47:49 [post_content] => Research Engineer Roland Meertens has taken one of our favorite vintage video game consoles to a whole new level. He's discovered a new way to capture photorealistic images by using AI technology and a Gameboy.Using a Gameboy camera that was released in 1998, Roland was able to capture images with only .057 megapixels. From there, the screen would automatically resize the images to 190 x 144 pixels and appear in four various shades of greens and grays—the quality was awful, but the images weren't completely distorted.Roland was determined to improve the quality of the photos.In order to accomplish this he had to create two versions of the same image. One image was the actual picture taken with the Gameboy camera and another was one he created entirely in black (four shades to be exact) and white.[caption id="attachment_76325" align="aligncenter" width="508"] Via Pinch Of Intelligence[/caption]From this point he created a third image by changing the pixel intensity so that the images appear to be lightly glowing.[caption id="attachment_76326" align="aligncenter" width="508"] Via Pinch Of Intelligence[/caption]He discovered that by creating these additional images and combining them with the original, it gives us the illusion that there are more colors and refined details, providing a sharper finished product.AI technology assists in the experiment by recognizing the faces in the images. After the network has processed multiple images of the same face it begins to recognize the face and process the information faster, allowing Roland to gather more images and refine his experiment more quickly.He trained his network by running several test sets of images. The technology started to recognize faces and managed to create a photorealistic image after every 100 steps. This may not sound like a lot, but when it comes to enhancing imagery this is a clear step in the right direction.Roland's experiment is unique in the sense that it takes technology thought to be obsolete to produce an image acceptable under modern standards. The future of AI is vast and it seems that perhaps anything is possible. Even if that means adults are still playing with their favorite childhood toy.Check out Roland's complete in-depth experiment here.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Creating Photorealistic Images With AI and a Vintage Gameboy [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => creating-photorealistic-images-with-ai-and-a-vintage-gameboy [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-22 13:47:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-22 18:47:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76310 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76338 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-22 11:55:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-22 16:55:57 [post_content] => It was recently announced that storied film producer, ADOX, is constructing a new factory space. The space will be located in Bad Saarow, Germany, adjacent to the already existing factory. The new workshop will be in addition to those recently attained in Switzerland.The factory space is anticipated to produce paper, chemicals, and photographic film; the blueprints show a huge establishment, a big win for film lovers. ADOX also has proudly stated that it's now its own "micro-industrial area"—and between the already existing two buildings and the newly anticipated factory, they may very well be correct.Some of the other perks of the new facilities include more storage and office space, the assembly of a new emulsifying machine, and a large freezer for master rolls. ADOX hopes these additions will aide in optimizing the flow of production, leading to happier consumers and higher output. Some of the other perks of the new factor include more lab space, storage space, office space, and the incorporation of the Super8 production line acquired in 2015 from GK-Film.In a world consumed by razor sharp digital imagery, one where the film era has long-thought to be over, it is refreshing to see that some companies have not only managed to keep the lights on, but seem to be growing. Perhaps the film resurgence is truly making a comeback.The factory is anticipated to open in 2018.[via DSLR Magazine] [post_title] => ADOX Is Building a New Factory: Is This the Resurgence of Film Photography? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => adox-is-building-a-new-factory-is-this-the-resurgence-of-film-photography [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-22 11:59:02 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-22 16:59:02 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76338 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76081 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-15 13:04:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-15 18:04:09 [post_content] => Vogue is under fire for racism after featuring model Karlie Kloss in its "Diversity Issue" dressed as a Geisha. This comes just day after the publication was heavily criticized after allegedly retouching the cover of its latest issue to make plus size model Ashley Graham look thinner.The photo shoot took place in Japan where Kloss was posed in a kimono. On the cover, the magazine features Chinese model Liu Wen, which has drawn question as to why an Asian model wasn't used for the Japanese themed story within the magazine.The images quickly received backlash via Twitter and other social media platforms, expressing distaste and underlining a theme of cultural appropriation and exclusiveness in what was supposed to be an inclusive "Diversity Issue."On the other hand, while Vogue has come under fire, Teen Vogue has been praised for its political coverage and recent shift toward social issues, identity, and activism. See what Twitter's saying below.[embed]https://twitter.com/TheCut/status/831636203220918272[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/Emzileenie/status/831819458696065024[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/theglossier/status/831636498852282369[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/ira/status/831608325766672384[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/ChinHuaLu/status/831650378923978754[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/frglmasculinity/status/831632504729780225[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/Unwrinkling/status/831623366087933952[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/blessurmart/status/831611723727589376[/embed][embed]https://twitter.com/GeeDee215/status/831633603981352961[/embed]Here you go, Gene.[embed]https://twitter.com/karliekloss/status/831778961600417793[/embed] [post_title] => Vogue and Karlie Kloss Under Fire For 'Yellowface' Photo Shoot [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => vogue-and-karlie-kloss-under-fire-for-yellowface-photo-shoot [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-15 13:04:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-15 18:04:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76081 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 76012 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-14 12:50:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-14 17:50:30 [post_content] => Back in the early 2000s, Nokia was a force to be reckoned with. Its sturdy, yet simple Model 3310 cell phone provided people a reliable new way to communicate. It certainly wasn't flashy, but the user could play games and send text messages, a revolutionary moment in cell phone history.After the introduction of other cell phone companies, Nokia began to fade into the background. Brands like Apple, Samsung, and Motorola became the focal point of technological discussion. But finally after years of waiting, Nokia is rumored to be launching a peculiar new venture for mobile phone enthusiasts.In fact, the company already released Nokia 6 that utilizes Google's most recent operating system, Android Nougat. With its HD display, front facing finger scanner, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, it's a very competitive device when it comes to mid-level smartphones. But the catch is it's only officially available in China, aside from some sketchy third-party online retailers in India.Now, the Finnish company is said to be relaunching its 3310 model. While it is unclear as to what the device may look like, a reveal of a model version is anticipated at The Mobile Congress, a conference in Barcelona that kicks off Feb. 27. Besides the already revealed 6, it's also said that Nokia will launch the 3 and 5 at the conference as well.The phone is reported to be on the cheaper side ($63), making us wonder exactly how advanced their technology will be, yet certainly raises some eyebrows.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Your Favorite Retro Nokia Phone Is Making a Comeback [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => your-favorite-retro-nokia-phone-is-making-a-comeback [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-14 15:08:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-14 20:08:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=76012 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75796 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-09 15:58:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-09 20:58:55 [post_content] => Thanks to a Microsoft update, Cortana is now capable of reminding us of things we may have already forgotten. By utilizing machine learning, the virtual assistant is able to recognize phrases in your emails that you have sent to important people in your life.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/HuMSM1OO6AY[/embed]For example, if you promised to have lunch with your grandmother on Sunday, Cortana will gently let you know. Now there is no getting out of plans you made two weeks ago when your family sent you on a guilt trip for not visiting enough.Familial promises aside, this feature can be very helpful for photographers and creatives. With so much to do during the day, from shooting to managing clients, keeping up with all of your calls, meetings and engagements can be a task in itself. This is where Cortana comes in; she will scan your emails and send you a reminder when needed. Even more, you can customize Cortana to choose how and when you'd like to be reminded of things. All you need to do is turn on the feature in your Cortana settings, and for once, let someone else do the work for you, aside from your IRL assistant, that is.These reminders will be available on the new Windows 10 and is anticipated to be added to smartphone operating systems within the next few weeks. [post_title] => Cortana Can Help Photographers Never Lose a Client [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => cortana-can-help-photographers-never-lose-a-client [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-09 15:58:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 20:58:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75796 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 75601 [post_author] => 47247 [post_date] => 2017-02-08 17:30:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-02-08 22:30:33 [post_content] => For the past three months we've been bombarded with political discourse that's even made the simplest things difficult: grabbing a coffee, going for a walk, or even watching television. This can make minutes feel like hours and make you wonder "what even is solitude?"But while it may be difficult to immediately pinpoint the positives, there are some out there. For example, Lena Dunham has recently come forth and explained how the last few months have enabled her to change her eating habits with her "Trump Diet." We got it loud and clear, girl.In case you have been living under a rock and are unfamiliar with Dunham, she is the creator of the HBO series Girls, author of the book Not That Kind of Girl, and co-creator of the online newsletter Lenny Letter. She is notorious for remaining politically outspoken and maintaining an active presence through her social media platforms.[caption id="attachment_75603" align="aligncenter" width="640"] via Flickr[/caption]Dunham has expressed her anxiety towards the election results by stating she has lost her appetite while in an interview with Howard Stern. While it is unclear as to whether she was being completely serious, we are not here to judge. People handle their political frustrations in different ways (though we strongly encourage methods that are healthy).But if you're looking for a more cognitive positive, it's possible that political frustration has deepened the platform for creative inhibition. People are coming together to passionately share their beliefs and what concerns them. No matter your individual political views, chances are you have a lot to say—and what better way to express yourself than through a creative lens.People are picking up their pens, brushes, and cameras, putting aside their differences, and getting to work. It has been said that with pain comes great beauty; and art and beauty are two in the same (I’m honestly not sure if that’s a real saying, but I’m kind of proud of myself for coming up with that one). Regardless, when people come together to work toward a common goal it's amazing, especially when creating something that could potentially inspire others to do so.This has become evident in traveling through cities across the country; buildings are becoming brighter with murals and art, music is is filled with passion, and comedy is getting funnier. From every angle, people are tapping into their creative energy and coming up with some really amazing things.Here's some examples of artwork that's arisen from the troubled political landscape of America.
- Jesse Nickson Lopez, Writer, Stranger Things
- Ian Durkin, Senior Curator at Vimeo
- Tom Davia, Venice Film Festival Programmer & CEO of CINEMAVEN
- Patrick Beismans, Filmmaker and last year's grant recipient
- Nancy Jacobs, President of Batya Communications: A Director's Talent Agency
Angry Women by Laura Murray [caption id="attachment_75634" align="aligncenter" width="786"] via Patch[/caption]This piece is meant to symbolize the war on women’s health. Whether you disagree with the message behind the art or not, the piece in itself is powerful and certainly thought-provoking.
Potty Mouth by William Duke and Billy Griffin This image is featured at a bar in Paris. The walls were already covered with The Rolling Stone’s inspired mouth shaped urinals, but the artist duo photoshopped a picture of President Trump as they saw fit. Clever.
We The People by Shepard Fairey Fairey originally designed the posters for former President Barack Obama with the word “HOPE” plastered across them, but this time she took a different approach. Rather than featuring the President she decided to keep a more neutral stance and create something to empower those who are under-represented. [post_title] => Political Frustration Made Lena Dunham Healthier, But Can It Make You More Creative? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => political-frustration-made-lena-dunham-healthier-but-can-it-make-you-more-creative [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-09 16:10:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-09 21:10:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=75601 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))