Kwaito Etymology The word kwaito is an Isicamtho term from the Gauteng townships and encompasses styles that range from guz, d'gong, and isgubhu to swaito. The word originates from the Afrikaans kwaai, which traditionally means strict or angry, although in more common and contemporary use the word is a loose translation of the English term cool. Kwaito led a post-Apartheid township subculture into the mainstream. Despite the fact that the Afrikaans language is associated with the apartheid regime and racial oppression, Afrikaans words are often drawn into the Isicamtho vocabulary, reshaped and used in a related or new context. Video Inspiration #2 – Wiggle Stereoscopy First 3D Camera-Shift Music Video: This music video for the song “Doubtful Comforts” by Blue Roses is the first music video to use this wiggle stereoscopy technique to create a 3D effect that does not require special glasses to view. Rather than use special glasses to provide two perspectives, wiggle stereoscopy alternates quickly between two perspectives in the image or video itself. While it’s probably the simplest 3D technique, many find it nauseating.
5 Doctor Strange Comics to Read Before You See the Movie Doctor Strange has never been a conventional superhero. You could even make a strong argument that he isn’t one — though he wears a cape (more of a cloak, really) and fights evil, his mystic abilities and demonic foes place him more in the traditions of horror and fantasy. Nevertheless, he’s tightly woven into the tapestry of the Marvel universe, right alongside Spider-Man, Captain America, and other spandex-wearers. Ambient house Ambient house , a music genre that first emerged in the late 1980s, is a sub-genre of house music , combining elements of acid house and ambient music . Tracks in the ambient house genre typically feature four-on-the-floor beat patterns, synth pads , and vocal samples integrated in a style classed as "atmospheric". [ 1 ] History [ edit ] In 1989, Paul Oakenfold ran the Acid house night at Heaven , and Dr. Alex Paterson ran a chill-out counterpart in the White Room.
INFRAMEN by Nir Arieli To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In my project “Inframen”, I created a series of portraits using an infrared technique that reveals details that are under the subject’s abused skin. I am taking the dancers out of their roles as performers and revealing personal intimate individuals. Through these subtle and surreal portraits, I aim to continue my studies of contemporary male dancers, peeling the physical shield and exposing fragile human beings – The scars show on their skin and through their eyes.
Films & Architecture: "Inception" This time we want to share a very contemporary film. An amazing story stunningly described by Christopher Nolan, in which dreams within dreams can be manipulated by “architects” who can construct an imaginary reality. Imagine: being able, as architects, to create whole environments, just using our minds as the resource.
Electro house Characteristics History Early songs that have been labelled retroactively as electro house include "Dark Invader" and "The Arrival" by Arrivers in 1996, and "Raw S*it" by Basement Jaxx in 1997. Mr. Oizo's 1999 hit "Flat Beat" has also been considered an early example of the genre. Subgenres What Inspired Doctor Strange’s Visual Effects? Spoilers for Doctor Strange below. Opinions about the plot, characterization, and racial politics of Doctor Strange have been mixed, but one point has been more or less unanimous among critics: It’s freaking gorgeous. As we here at Vulture have said, the CGI in Marvel’s latest are among the best of any film in the past 15 years, seamlessly merging human figures with reality-warping landscapes and objects that feel hallucinogenic without looking hokey. Cityscapes fold in on themselves while heroes and villains slide along skyscraper walls; miniature wormholes open up, taking people from one gravitational locus to another. Though Benedict Cumberbatch may be playing the titular mage, the wizard at the postproduction keyboard was visual-effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti.
Acid house Acid house is a sub-genre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago, Illinois. The defining feature of a 'squelching' bass sound was produced using the Roland TB-303 electronic synthesizer-sequencer. Acid house spread to the United Kingdom and continental Europe, where it was played by DJs in the acid house and later rave scenes. By the late 1980s, Acid house had moved into the British mainstream, where it had some influence on pop and dance styles. Nicknamed the sound of acid, the influence of acid house can be heard in subsequent styles of music that include trance, Goa trance, psychedelic trance, breakbeat, big beat, and techno. Characteristics