Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Disney Animation

I've seen a few articles today mentioning that Disney has posted their Paperman animated short to their youtube account. Which is cool. I checked out their channel and I thought it was even cooler that Disney's been putting up some stuff about computer animation and the tech they use. Check out this video demonstrating hair shaders:

Entertainment weekly's got some stuff about the next Muppets movie. You should check it out.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Money Pit

I once watched a movie called The Money Pit with friends on the basis that all Tom Hanks movies are okay. This is the movie that shattered my belief in Tom Hanks' invincibility. There are so many things wrong with the movie, but in this little article a lawyer pulls it apart from the legal angle.

Read the article here.

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Lamp that Defies Nature

Recently I thought, wouldn't it be funny if someone made a light that was powered by a candle? You know, because it already produces light, so, like, using it to power another light would be crazy, right? Because why. I was picturing bringing it onto the Dragon's Den and the people would ask me, "Why would anyone buy this?" and I'd be like, "Uh, I never thought about that part. Isn't it cool?"

But then I googled it just for fun, and it looks like I'm not the only crazy person around. I present to you, dear reader, the Candle-Powered LED Lantern:

It looks like a tiny candle oven!

"This innovative lantern emits a surprising amount of light, considering its power source. No power cord or batteries are required; it generates its own electricity by harnessing the heat energy of a single candle flame to run eight LEDs. It produces the equivalent light of about 18 tealight candles (70 lumens), more than enough to read by or illuminate a table top."

You can buy one of these babies at the Lee Valley website. Now that I've seen my idea realized, I kind of want one.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Love on the Line

Happy New Year world! A cartoon I once saw at the animation festival popped into my head today and I thought I would share it. This is what teenagers got up to in the time before the internet and the telephone. Haven't we come a long way?