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Video Infographs - download cool infographics générique de films The main-on-end titles for Charles de Lauzirika’s psychological noir Crave take what is at root a basic child’s toy to grim extremes. Wind-driven, humanoid whirligigs are torn apart and re-purposed into disturbing wooden mechanisms acting out vigilante fantasies from the film — images from a nightmare. The angular type stands out from the grit and grain as the camera transitions from grisly scene to grisly scene, each segment part of a larger, interconnected machine which could only be stopped by its own friction. Director CHARLES DE LAUZIRIKA and main title designer RALEIGH STEWART discuss the creation of the sequence with us. Can you give us a little background on yourselves? CL: I was born and raised in LA and I was obsessed with cinema. Over the following years, I produced behind-the-scenes content for DVDs and formed my own company, Lauzirika Motion Picture Company. RS: I’m a graphic artist originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. How did you come to work with Raleigh? RS: Yeah.

Get more into what you love on YouTube with our new look From your favorite sports highlights and dance competitions to make-up tutorials, science experiments and great movies, there’s a ton of great stuff on YouTube — over three billion views worth per day by last count. More and more, behind every great video is a great Channel, and with our announcement last month that more of them are coming to YouTube, we want to make it easier for you to find and keep tabs of what you want to watch. So, today we're introducing a new homepage, Channel design and a fresh coat of digital paint. Here are three ways these updates will improve your life on YouTube: 1. A new homepage The YouTube homepage is your gateway to a vast entertainment universe. For step by step instructions on using the new YouTube homepage, you can go to our help center. 2. 3. Ready to get started? Our recent Channels expansion, our grants and educational programs, and this new design are all focused on helping you discover a broader range of entertainment on YouTube. The YouTube team

Experiments: Hot Slots The thrill of casino culture is carried by more than just the chance to win big – an assault on the senses, driven by kaleidoscopic colors, lights blinking at speed, and an auditory collision of sounds. In an alternate universe where money loses all value in the pursuit of a sudden fortune, the instant dopamine lift of the casino invites us to disconnect from our realities, and enter a place where anything is possible. Visualizing the multi-sensory immersion of the casino environment, filmmaker Erren Franklin journeys deep into the heart of Las Vegas at 2am in Hot Slots. Shot on Super 8, the experimental film achieves all its effects in analog, layering filters and in-camera film techniques to recreate the sense of over-stimulation felt among the bright lights. “When you shoot film, you press it against the world and it makes an imprint of the present.

Easier copyright management on YouTube From Justin Bieber to The Gregory Brothers, YouTube is a platform for anyone with a passion for performing to showcase their musical talents and get noticed across the web. Smart copyright management is an important part of this online video service—it helps songwriters and performers to be appropriately compensated for their works, while also allowing for those works to be used in new ways. YouTube has had a longstanding commitment to solving the really tough challenges around online copyright—how to manage content rights in a quickly evolving technology world. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve acquired RightsFlow, a New York-based company that helps songwriters, recording artists, record labels, distributors and online music services manage music rights. David King, Product Manager, recently watched "Danny Macaskill - Industrial Revolutions.”

World Service: Choco Hoax While growing environmental consciousness can only be a positive, the trend for greenwashing that has emerged from it shows a simultaneous rise in businesses promoting values that aren’t reflected beneath the surface. Demonstrating the dark side of advertising, whereby environmentalism can be assumed by consumers through manipulated language and visual cues, we see alignment with good causes insinuated for capitalist purposes over the drive to make positive change. A satirical look at greenwashing and the way in which it informs current advertising techniques, Italian filmmaker Alice Fassi directs Choco Hoax. Centering the promotion of an imagined futuristic snack – a brand-new chocolate bar that lacks even chocolate itself – the short fashion film reflects on deceptive product labelling and the image it intends to imitate, stripping away associations with contested ingredients while washing over the harmful characteristics that remain.

5 Interesting Virtual Museums and Activities for Students As field trip budgets are increasingly trimmed at schools everywhere, teachers will need to find some alternative virtual activities for students. Here are five museums that offer excellent virtual tours and activities for students. The Vatican Museums website hosts a fairly detailed virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. The tour allows visitors to zoom in on small areas and details of the interior of the Sistine Chapel. In addition to the tour of the Sistine Chapel the Vatican Museums host virtual tours of five other places and exhibits. The European Virtual Museum is the product of collaboration between twenty-seven European museums. Tenement Museum is a resource for US History teachers that can best be described as an interactive virtual museum. The JFK Presidential Library and Museum website has four interactive exhibits for learning about John F. The White House Diary is an interactive flipbook of Kennedy's schedule while in office.

Can a college or university stream feature films through its VLE? To stream a feature film there are two issues involved, and two possible sets of permission required: permission to convert the film to a format suitable for streaming, and permission to show a film to an audience. 1. Permission to convert the film to a format suitable for streaming To stream a film from a server would inevitably require changing the format from video or DVD to a format suitable for streaming. Obtaining the required permission could be time-consuming and costly. 2. Assuming the college or university gains permission from the copyright owners to convert the film for streaming and host it on the VLE, there is an exception (s.34(2) of Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA)) which permits the playing or showing of a sound recording or film before an audience consisting of teachers or pupils at an educational establishment. In summary: