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The 4 Secret Psychological Tools Filmmakers Use It may come as no surprise when I tell you that my mother used to call filmmakers the biggest fibbers and fakers out there. I guess she saw through all the shamanic tricks and sleights of hands that filmmakers use to get their stories out there. There is more. Filmmakers need to know how to get people to click on stuff on the internet. This helps them get people to watch their trailers, their webseries, their crowdfunding campaigns and hopefully buy tickets to their festival screenings. Two things happened to me this week: Original Moon Landing Tapes — Erased Forty years ago — on July 20, 1969 – audiences watched in awe as Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The historic moment was captured at the time on high quality tapes, along with Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the lunar surface and the planting of the American flag. Those tapes, however, no longer exist. NASA admitted at a press conference on Thursday in Washington that the tapes have been lost or recorded over — or, as NASA called it, “degaussed.” Richard Nafzger, a NASA engineer who put the original video procedures together and now is in charge of projects like the space shuttle, said a NASA team had looked high and low for the original tapes but had been unable to find them. But they do know that they are gone.

Men in black: The Stranglers’ BBC documentary about the color black, 1982 In 1982, BBC Southwest aired a short documentary about the color black made by two members of the Stranglers. Singer/guitarist Hugh Cornwell and drummer Jet Black “were asked to put together a piece about the colour black for an arts programme called RPM,” according to Cornwell’s autobiography Around this time, the Stranglers were obsessed with the sinister Meninblack (as they stylized it) legends of UFO lore. They had released their great concept album, The Gospel According to the Meninblack , and changed their names to Hughinblack, JJinblack, Daveinblack and Jetinblack; they were even thinking about changing the band’s name to the Men in Black. Ultimately, these pursuits scared the band shitless.

Castles in the sea Graham Hancock doesn't look mad as he sprawls in an armchair in his small, neat house in Kennington, south London. But his critics would say appearances deceive: he is either a lunatic, a charlatan, or both. Hancock has spent the past 10 years writing books and producing TV programmes which argue that everything we are told about ancient history is wrong: civilisation didn't start in Sumeria and Egypt around 3,500 BC; it began 10,000 years before in great cities which subsequently suffered a cataclysm.

The Top 10 Reasons I Don't Believe in God March 30, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The following is an excerpt from Why Are You Atheists So Angry? ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’: An eye-opening look at ‘traveling while black’ in postwar America ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’: An eye-opening look at ‘traveling while black’ in postwar America For some fascinating insights into the second half (roughly) of the pitiable era known as “Jim Crow,” the Negro Motorist Green Book is a positive trove of information. It was founded in 1936 by an African-American employee of the U.S. Postal Service named Victor H. Green, who realized that with the new availability of automobiles to a rising African-American middle class, travelers of his race increasingly required a guide to navigate the informal and treacherous logic of discrimination. The segregation of public transport made private ownership of motorcars highly attractive to the mobile African-American, and in addition there were increasing numbers of African-American athletes and entertainers who required to travel as a part of their work.

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web. They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here. Incredible New Software Allows Full 3D Manipulation of 2D Photos – Could Lead to Creative 3D Printing There are three major market segments within the 3D printing space which combine to influence the entire market. The three segments are the hardware (the printers themselves), software (design, manipulation and slicing), and materials(filaments, powders, resins) markets. All three areas have been seeing significant innovation and growth, as they converge with one another, equating to the rapid expansion we are witnessing currently within the 3D printing industry as a whole.

The Language of Visual Storytelling in 360 Virtual Reality. By: Clyde DeSouza Immersive Story telling in 360 Stereo 3D: They say you shouldn’t hijack the head-tracking data stream of the Oculus Rift; visuals should not be separated from the human vestibular system…but rules were meant to be broken. Why? because there’s so much more to VR than gaming. This is not to say games aren’t becoming movies! Bad news won't give you PTSD, anxiety, or depression, but subtle long-term impacts are possible. A terrifying jihadist group is conquering and butchering its way across big swaths of Iraq and Syria. Planes are falling out of the sky on what seems like a weekly basis. Civilians are being killed in massive numbers in the Israel-Gaza conflict. Others are falling prey to Ebola in West Africa.

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think Many people complain about glossy advertisements and TV commercials as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and ram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that printed ads are good for. The best commercials on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for social issues marketing campaigns that let their voices be heard. A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is precisely what many of these social problems need.

The Roof: Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack from Requardt & Rosenberg's 'The Roof' produced by Fuel. Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust.

8 Facts That Show Us Elephants Are People, Too Okay, fine -- elephants aren't people. But they're like people in a lot of ways, and on World Elephant Day, that counts for something. And yet around 35,000 of these pachyderms were killed in 2013 alone, and there's a continuing demand for their valuable ivory tusks.