Category: Art

Pic of the Day – 1/15/22

Art Nouveau bodice ornament by Georges Fouquet: gold with enamel, turquoise, abalone pearl, and mother-of-pearl, c. 1900.

YouTuber Captain Disillusion demystifies the viral video “Playing With Time.”

Gymnasts Try Tricking

Yeah, I had never heard of this before, either. But it sure is impressive!

Cartier torsade necklace with diamonds.

Tom Cruise is perhaps most famous for doing almost all of his own stunts, which have intensified throughout his career.

Puddles Pity Party says, “The opening credits theme song, The Spy and the Liar, sung by little old me. My pals at Schell Games asked me to sing this theme song for their new VR masterpiece. I accepted their mission?”

Verdura’s Pinecone brooch, finished in 2009, took two years to research and eight months to create. A team of jewelers assembled 39 pieces of gold and platinum with 10.27 carats of round-cut diamonds. The pinecone is only slightly smaller than a real-life one.

Pixar gets its characters to move and emote by building them rigs and filling them with controls that allow animators to give them unique expressions and movements.

The Peterson Rock Garden in Redmond, Oregon.

Again with the Foley arts!

“How do you convey the presence or someone or something in a scene without the audience actually seeing it? That’s the special challenge of horror-movie sound design. In this episode of “Movies Insider,” we visited Alchemy Post Sound, the Foley studio behind “The Invisible Man” and a slew of other horror projects, to find out how horror movies use sound to play with viewers’ minds. We had one of Alchemy’s founders, Foley artist Leslie Bloome, break down a few scenes from “The Invisible Man” as case studies, recreating how his team made sounds as subtle and detailed as a faucet squeak or a faint wind chime. He also showed us how Foley artists create a range of classic horror-movie suspense sounds, from unsettling creaks to mysterious gusts of wind, and explained how all these carefully crafted sounds come together to ratchet up the tension in horror scenes, making climactic moments feel larger than life.”

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