Pixar in a Box is an online series of tutorials in the making of animated films, compiled by US computer animation film producers, Pixar, in partnership with Khan Academy. The course looks quite extensive, and would make for a good grounding for anyone interested in film production.
That may not seem like much to some people, but it’s a pace I’d have no hope of matching. Unless I stopped working all together, and devoted myself solely to reading.
In the last two years, I’ve picked up five books. That’s right, five books in two years. And unfortunately, I didn’t finish reading all of them, either. Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen, and Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, were in that category.
I’ve just started in on The Lake, by late Argentinian author and neuroscientist, Paola Kaufmann. That might push the book rate up to six in two years.
Anyone trying to boost the amount of reading they do, may benefit from these tips by Lifehack writer Erica Wagner. This advice will only be helpful though, if you really want to read more. That is key, I keep reminding myself.
If I could only use one word to describe the work of Ronan Lynam, an illustrator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, it would have to be “quirky”, and this image, that I found on his Instagram page, is a case in point.
Polish photographer Maciej Leszczynski recently visited China, and spent some time in the south west city of Chongqing. The city, together with the surrounding municipality, is home to some thirty-two million people. No surprise then to learn it is also China’s most populous municipality.
Check out his Chongqing: Old City photo collection though, for glimpses of a side of the city that perhaps only locals are familiar with.
Colour coded shopping baskets, that let the sales staff at a store know whether you need help or not. A credit card tip jar that allows you leave one dollar gratuities. Elevators with buttons near the floor, in case your hands are full.
Or, microwave ovens with mute buttons, so you won’t wake anyone when fixing a midnight snack. Or stickers that indicate how ripe an avocado is, according to its colour, as pictured above.
Samantha (Zoey Deutch), a popular, well off, high school student, is fated to relive the day of her death, repeatedly, until she untangles all that is wrong with her life, in Before I Fall, the fourth feature of US director, Ry Russo-Young.
Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, by US young adult author Lauren Oliver, the trailer conjures up thoughts of Groundhog Day, though there seems to be a little more mystery to this story. “Before I Fall” opens in Australian cinemas on 2 March.