If you know me, you know I love coffee.
Blizzard is testing out the freemium model… what do this mean?
The game is a collectible-card-style game played online and will be Blizzard’s “first free-to-play” title.
The model is ”something we’ve wanted to experiment with for a while… A lot of people at Blizzard have played CCGs for a really long time,” said Rob Pardo, chief creative officer at Blizzard. But the company wanted to focus on making a trading card game that’s more accessible and “not just something that us hardcore nerds would play.”
(Source: Ars Technica)
Can you make me cry with an animated film? Sure, UP did a bang up job answering that question. But can you do it in only 7 minutes? Today’s answer:
The memories of bullying during childhood can haunt you forever — which is why spoken word poet Shane Koyczan is creating a message through a poem and animated video that will stick with you from this day onward.
Koyczan’s video, entitled “To This Day,” details the scary and trying moments from his own childhood that shaped his life.
It started with GoPro and it will continue with Glass. People want to see the world from unique perspectives… and specifically through the “eyes” of others.
There’s over 180 million gopro video search results! We want to see people doing and experiencing amazing things. Go to places we could never go.
The future of social video is capturing the moment from the perspective of us.
This is brilliant.
It’s also an amazing case study video (it’s currently on my mind). So check it out and enjoy the awesome.
I love House of Card. I sadly just finished the 1st season. It’s been renewed, which is also why I watched it (logic: if they are renewing it’s hopefully good). Also, I have netflix so it’s not any more expensive for me to watch the show when I want… how I want. This is the new shit for a reason. Take note:
Netflix’s first foray into original programming with “House of Cards” has turned heads in the media industry for a number of reasons. The two-season deal cost Netflix $100 million bucks. Netflix isn’t releasing its own metrics on “ratings.” And perhaps the biggest deal of all: Netflix released the entire first season of “House of Cards” all at once. And it’s freaking everyone out.
The Pirate Bay’s “Away from Keyboard” is doing it right.
This documentary was released on-line (shocker) for free & pay. In a few days they’ve received over 1 million views, 2,800+ downloads and raised $33k. Not bad. Let’s see where this goes.
Louie CK and others have utilized a similar model, but this is the first time a video is free on YouTube and Torrent… legally… and encouraged to be shared.
The pay is more like an afterthought to support the creators/cause.
Check out the film and follow the experiment as it makes its way through the web.
TV ON DEMAND: Everyone wants to get into the connected TV biz and intel’s been quietly making content and loudly making hardware. How will they fair in this new space?
“We will deliver a new cosumer electronics product under a new brand,” Huggers said. He said the company will launch an Intel-powered device with “beautiful industrial design” that is powered by an Intel chip. According to Huggers, that device will deliver live TV, catch-up TV, and on-demand TV.
Is anyone using this? Is it good?
If you like cool things, watch this:
Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds.
Best tip ever:
My tip to student filmmakers; use your own money… you’ll learn
Fantastic story telling + visual trickery = magic
This is how you become an expert.
The art of editing.
I had the pleasure of Meeting my idol Walter Murch a few years ago and this clip only scratches the surface of how this man thinks. Enjoy responsibly.