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How Subjective Use of the Dutch Angle Camera Technique Evokes Disorienting Doubt Within a Scene

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:25:25 +0000

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In a tilted episode of one of his truly insightful video essays, host Jack Nugent of the series Now You See It explains how the subjective Dutch Angle Camera technique originated, how it was implemented and how it has been used to evoke disorienting doubt in how the audience views the scene. Nugent also provides...

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The Extremely Bitter Natural Compound That Make Raw Olives So Incredibly Inedible

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:14:21 +0000

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In a brackish episode of the PBS Digital Studios series Reactions, narrator Kyle Nackers explains why olives can’t be eaten raw or fresh off the tree. It’s due to oleuropein, an extremely bitter natural chemical that encompasses 14% of the fruit. In order to rid the olives of their bitterness, they need to be salted...

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Sam Rockwell Explains the Challenge of Playing a Childlike Character Like Dixon in ‘Three Billboards’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:23:16 +0000

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The incredibly prolific actor Sam Rockwell sat down with Sam Jones of Off Camera to talk about the seriousness of acting, his changed approach to his craft and the difficulty of playing childlike characters like his role Jason Dixon in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Rockwell won an Academy Award for his sublime portrayal of...

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How a Child Who Was Denied the Luxury of Being Selfish Can Become Quite Indecorous as an Adult

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:59:03 +0000

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In an emotional animated essay, the very insightful School of Life gently explains how children who were denied the of luxury being selfish, demanding beings, but rather had to grow up quickly to please an inattentive, fragile or uncaring parent. Instead, these children put on their polite false selves very early in life and later...

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A Patient Golden Retriever Dog Lovingly Cares for a Caterwauling Litter of Orphaned Newborn Kittens

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:21:01 +0000

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In 2016, a family in Beirut, Ashrafieh, Lebanon found a litter of newborn kittens on the streets. Unable to find the mother, these compassionate humans decided to bring them home, where their very patient golden retriever lovingly cared for the tiny caterwauling orphans who hilariously climbed all over her as if she were a furry...

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The Comfort Found in Feeling Small But Connected to Nature While Surrounded by Blue Water

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:01:22 +0000

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In 2012, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols gave a powerful TED talk about embracing and exploring one’s “blue mind“, focusing on the remarkable comfort and healing properties of the act of being surrounded by blue water. While a person can feel rather small in comparison, the enormity of a body of water allows a person to...

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Purlli, An Interactive Sound Generator Providing the Soothing Comfort of a Purring Cat Wherever Needed

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:26:48 +0000

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A post shared by purrlipurrs (@purrlipurrs) on Jun 24, 2017 at 1:17am PDT My Noise founder and engineer Stéphane Pigeon has created Purlli, an interactive sound generator that offers the wonderfully soothing sound of a purring cat wherever and whenever such comfort is needed. Purlli has adjustable levers that allow the user to determine the...

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