Dexter, 24, I work as a Grip, freelance Camera Op and an aspiring Director of Photography. This is where I will be posting my experiments from my secret laboratory.
I also do some street photography walks in Toronto. If anyone wants to join let me know.
Also, if any of you guys play RS add me "aronofsky"
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"A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts."
"The breakthrough was made possible by a cutting-edge technology called Neurobridge developed by researchers at Battelle, working with doctors at Ohio State. "We implanted a microchip sensor in Ian’s brain that will essentially read his thoughts and send signals to a wearable high-tech sleeve placed on his forearm to control his muscle movements,"
We are entering a new era people. Amazing.
so this happened today
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Roald Dahl (via fuckinq)
Life fricking motto.
Possibly what I should be doing
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Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80′s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures. Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint. Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favorite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.
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The History of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was born on July 10th 1856, in the territory of modern day Croatia to his two Serbian parents.
Tesla grew up into bright inquisitive, yet eccentric child, who found himself fascinated by the world around him.
Tesla once tried to fly by jumping off the roof of a barn while holding on to an umbrella. He devised a bug powered motor using Junebugs, but had to abort his experiment after a friend decided to eat some of the bugs (Tesla thought this was gross). He once attempted to generate electricity by rubbing two cats together, which resulted in two very mad cats and a scratched up Tesla.
On June 6th, 1884, Tesla arrived in the United States. He was hired by Thomas Edison to do basic electrical engineering, but moved up to re-designing the direct current generators that ran Edison’s business.
Edison offered Tesla $50,000, or about $1.1 million in today’s currency to make these improvements. After completing this assignment, Tesla asked about the payment for his work. Edison didn’t pay out the money. He claimed that he wasn’t serious about the payment, that Tesla didn’t “understand American humor”.
Tesla eventually left Edison’s company and partnered with George Westinghouse in 1888 to commercialize his system of alternating current (AC). The problem here is that alternating current competed with direct current, which Thomas Edison built his entire monopoly on. Thus begun the “War of the Currents”.
Edison started a massive smear campaign against Tesla and alternating current, trying to scare people into avoiding it’s use. He spread false information about deaths from alternating current, lobbied against it, and went so far as to electrocute a circus elephant in public.
Direct current had plenty of faults, it was the cause of death of countless children, and created numerous house fires. Also, the maximum reach of direct current was about two miles, which meant a substation had to be built to continue the current. They would still be building substations today if they were going to get electricity across the US.
Tesla’s alternating current could go for hundreds of miles. Lights running on alternating current were brighter, unlike the dull yellow lights running on direct current.
Eventually, Edison had to give into the demands of the people, and go with alternating current.
Tesla’s influence goes much further than electricity. He had over 700 patents, and came up with ideas such as
the Electric Arc Lamp
an Xray Device
Blade less turbines
An electrical bath to remove germs
And much more
Tesla died from heart failure in a room of the New Yorker Hotel, on January 7th 1943. Despite his fame and influence on the world, he died with significant debts, and all alone.
While Edison is known as the inventor of the century, Tesla is only acknowledged as a paragraph in today’s history books, forgotten, and unappreciated.
Cut Copy - Need You Now
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Top ten directors and their best films to date:
Here are ten unbelievable films by arguably the greatest directors of our time. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order, as they were difficult to choose, among all of the other great standalone movies. The talent behind the movie camera is what makes these movies special, and what keeps me coming back time and time again.
-Intern Tom (v-has-come-to)
A Clockwork Orange | 1971 | dir. Stanley Kubrick
Fight Club | 1999 | dir. David Fincher
Goodfellas | 1990 | dir. Martin Scorsese
Inglourious Basterds | 2009 | dir. Quentin Tarantino
Saving Private Ryan | 1998 | dir. Steven Spielberg
The Dark Knight | 2008 | dir. Christopher Nolan
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back | 1980 | dir. Irvin Kershner
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly | 1966 | dir. Sergio Leone
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King | 2003 | dir. Peter Jackson
The Shawshank Redemption | 1994 | dir. Frank Darabont
ROCK FLAG & EAGLE!