Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
Director: Josh Bogdan (joshbogdan.com)
Director: Ryan Lasko
Editor/Writer: Josh Bogdan
Director of Photography: Topaz Adizes (topazadizes.com)
Original Music: Jarrod Pedone
Original Music: Tyler Brown
Baseball is different from the other big North American sports - it’s slower paced, has a long grueling season, and celebrates its love affair with data and statistics. A few of us at Teehan+Lax are avid baseball fans. We follow the long season in its entirety, take pleasure in armchair GM’ing, and revel in game statistics. For us, it’s a passion that is replayed year after year with little to show for it other than memories and video replays. So we thought to ourselves, could we create a memento to a season that captures all the drama, struggles, and highlights? That’s what we set out to do.
Read more at labs.teehanlax.com/project/season-in-review
Music: Lusine - Double Vision (ghostly.com/releases/a-certain-distance)
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Photoshop Cs5 Filters Animation” is a small tribute to Photoshop filters. We used the Ps logo and systematically applied the filters in the same way, seeking the essence of the software, exploring the aesthetic values of its resources but letting the spectator judge them.
The project is comprised of two parts:
A tumblr page (photoshopcs5filtersanimation.tumblr.com) , where all the effects live together at the same time as animated gif, representing all the steps from the original Ps logo to the final output.
And a video showing every filter one after each other, with a custom sound design that uses the same sound for each filter but with a different distortion effect for every case, exporting the graphical concept to the sound.
In both parts, the order of appearance is the same that offers photoshop.
Definitely one of my favorite sites. So many fantastic details and its for a fake entity from a movie/book!
Capitol Couture Issue One: Chroma Nouveau
The colors of Spring herald a time in the Capitol when fashion blooms anew. Join us as we reveal a victorious celebration of Capitol life and culture- we present to you Chroma Nouveau.
Love this idea! Basically try-before-you-buy kind of idea unless you can read something like The Great Gatsby in 24 hours, in which case I might think that you’re a cyborg.
Today we’ve introduced something very exciting. It’s like a bookstore, except everything is free. With a single tap, you’ll be able to read classics such as The Great Gatsby, Metamorphosis and Anna Karenina. Not only that, today you’ll be able to pick up premium books that usually have a…
See the related article on cinema5D:
This is how we hacked the 5D: c5d.at/1o4
Today we already published a test video of the impressive Canon 5D mark III RAW module enabled by the Magic Lantern hack and a guide to get it working yourself.
Here’s a side by side comparison of the 5D mark III with 14bit RAW 1080p together with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with 2.5K RAW so you can see how the two cameras differ.
What we did:
We went out with a Canon 5D mark III that had the Magic Lantern RAW module hack on it and shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW mode alongside.
We used the Canon 24-105mm lens on the 5D while we used the Tokina 16-50mm on the Blackmagic. Native ISO on the Blackmagic is 800 so we used that.
We tried to get similar shots. It’s not so easy, in fact it was easier to get the shots on the 5D as the Blackmagic is just not a very easy to use camera in many regards. Wrongly interpreted zebra indicators had me fooled several times and the internal battery almost died.
After a lengthy process of getting the RAW files converted into something usable we graded both to match more or less. We didn’t do a very sophisticated grade, working with RAW files like that is time consuming.
What became clear is that both cameras provide very similarly capable RAW files. You can adjust everything and everything is possible. You can get similar details out of the sky and set all you like in post. Color temperature, tint, dynamic range, no problem. The 5D is just as strong as the BMCC, providing maybe a bit more dynamic range.
Where the cameras differ in terms of RAW is one big thing: Noise. The 5D mark III can shoot indoors at ISO 1600 and there’s almost no noise while the Blackmagic starts to get ugly at this point.
The noise from the BMCC is also apparent when raising the blacks in a shot.
Moire and aliasing is another big big issue on Blackmagic and there is very litte of that on the 5D RAW. The cleanness of the shots of the 5D RAW in general is extremely pleasing and jumps at you when you sit in front of the RAW images. Check some of the dng’s yourself in our other post.
The 5D RAW has the clear advantage of a large sensor and never before seen ISO performance on a RAW camera. It’s intriguing and soon a stable version will probably be ready for real usage.
On the downside the 5D RAW has a little less detail than the Blackmagic or an Alexa, but a lot more detail than the 5D had without the RAW hack.
We’ll keep you posted on the progress of the Magic Lantern solution.
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Blake Ewing - Revolution