Borderlands — Tales from the HQ Animated Series Coming December
Months ago, 2K and Gearbox announced a partnership with the Academy of Art University to create an animated short film set in the Borderlands universe. Since then, the plan has been revised to include the creation of three animated short films.
The series, titled “Borderlands — Tales from the HQ,” is slated to release on YouTube this December. Over 100 students worked on the project, and over the course of eight months, 14 different storyboards were created, of which three were ultimately chosen for animation.
One of the lucky three was “Bride of Frankentrap,” an episode conceived and storyboarded by Leslie Harwood.
4 Secrets of Creativity from Pixar’s President
If anyone knows about creativity, it’s Ed Catmull. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., has spent a lifetime bringing richly imaginative stories to life on the silver screen, from “Toy Story” to “Wall-E.”
"I believe everyone has the potential to be creative," Catmull told a packed audience of neuroscientists here Sunday (Nov. 10) at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. A leader’s job, he said, is to remove the blocks that stifle creativity.
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At newspapers, photographers feel the brunt of job cuts
Citing “new technologies” and “economic realities,” the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., laid off its four remaining staff photographers earlier this month, joining the growing ranks of newspapers that are shrinking or eliminating their photography staffs.
Along with their newsroom colleagues, news photographers have not been immune to the layoffs affecting the newspaper industry. But a landmark moment occurred this past May, when the Chicago Sun-Times axed its entire 28-person photography department. Another major U.S. daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, announced in October that it would lay off a significant number of its staff photographers.
Indeed, the annual newsroom census from the American Society of News Editors indicates that photographers, along with other visual journalists, represent the category of newsroom staffers hit hardest by the numerous rounds of job cuts.
The Music of Photography
Violent bullfights, Balinese dancers, Scottish fishing villages: not quite the expected subject matter for the photographs of a world-renowned orchestra conductor. However, Ezra Rachlin had many more strings to his bow than his musical career, as I learned upon visiting the exhibition currently being held at Grey College. Instead of a collection of concert hall images, I stumbled upon an intimate record of a life rich with experience, passions and talent.
The archive of Rachlin’s musical and artistic work has been donated to Durham University by his widow, Ann Rachlin, who is a Fellow of Grey College. She hopes that current and future students will benefit from the “exciting and valuable” oeuvre of such a remarkable man.
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Ad Age Photography #PROTIPS How Do You Snap Great Shots?
Everyone with a smartphone is an amateur photographer. So we asked some expert snappers: How do you take a really good picture?
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