Category: Art


Pic of the Day – 1/9/22

A diamond, opal, and abalone shell butterfly brooch by Russell Trusso Fine Jewelry.

I’ve always been fascinated with Foley art. Some objects, like paper bags, ice cubes, and pool balls, make an unexpected amount of noise. This can be a big problem on set, as any of these unwanted sounds can get in the way of dialogue. To ensure the sound team gets the best sound possible, the prop team will create silent versions of real products. Prop master Scott Reeder replaced loud pool balls with much quieter painted racquetballs for bar scenes. Meanwhile, Tim Schultz of Prop TRX uses vinyl and fabric to make quieter versions of grocery bags, sandwich bags, and cellophane. Reeder and Schultz show us how they found quiet alternatives to some of the loudest props out there.

Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, wrote the words – in Scottish dialect – for this song, which are set to the tune of an old folk song, in 1788. It is a touching heartfelt song of farewell, sung often at funerals and other special occasions but famously always at midnight on 31st December, when the bells are ringing in the new year and people bid farewell to the old. “Auld Lang Syne” means – loosely translated – “for the sake of old times.”

Wallace Chan fish brooch.

Pic of the Day – 12/28/21

Antique Art Nouveau iris brooch with carved amethyst and diamonds.

British Olympic medalist Nile Wilson tries to duplicate Simone Biles’ floor routine maneuvers.

A bonsai forest grouping at the Paris Floral Park.

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