Learning about: Time Lapse? Stop Motion?

First of all a disclaimer: No I am not going to teach you how to do time lapse and stop motion in this video, although I feel tempted to actually practise a bit with both.

As previously stated I have begun with my first session of progressive learning. I started with formulating a question that I had:

What is the difference between Time Lapse and Stop Motion?

I then proceeded to dedicate 15 minutes of my time to investigating and developing a conclusion which I will post here.

What is Time Lapse?

A video or animation consisting of frames separated by a fixed time interval. For example: A video of the sky in which a frame is taken every x amount of seconds.

What is Stop Motion?

A video or animation in which every frame is taken without consideration for the time interval between frames. For example: You can take a picture of a man in one position, and the following frame could be taken 15 minutes later, or 30 minutes later, and the following could be the following day.

Thanks to Andy for a great site on Time Lapse and Stop Motion. This concludes my learning for today.

Films and their effect on Society.

So, I’ve been thinking a lot about movies lately. Specifically about their impact on our lives. I’ve had a few talks in the past with different people about their views on movies, and the views are quite contrasting. I am talking not only about the violence in films, or pornography, or offence, but about it’s effects on our own minds, and our society as a whole.

Obviously this is such an extensive topic, and I can not board it completely throughout this blog post, nonetheless, I will try to address some of the issues that I have been thinking about lately.

Continue reading “Films and their effect on Society.”

The everything (pt.1)

This is my first short list of movies, documentaries and books I think serve as an interesting theme/template for viewing current, past, and future events on earth. Some of the points in these movies are quite inspiring, thoughtful and realistic…

Some of them can be discerned to be completely incorrect. The point is, developing a critical mind and being able to distinguish between whats real, and what some people want you to consider real.

Movies and Documentaries:

  • Zeitgeist
  • Zeitgeist II Addendum
  • Lessons of Darkness
  • 1984
  • A brave new world
  • The ring of power
  • Da Vinci Code

Books:

  • Modern money mechanics
  • 1984
  • A Brave new World
  • Da Vinci Code

I will be writing newer versions of this list as I remember more interesting movies and books to check out. If you have any really good suggestions, do not doubt in commenting below.

Batman – The Dark Knight (Review)

* Spoiler Alert!

Just coming back from watching the film, and I must say a few words about it. The movie was great, the plot was great, it was executed excellently in a timely fashion, perfect lines, great acting. 5/5.

The problems I noticed were 2: After the joker escapes from his cell and threatens a man with a knife, at gun point by all other guards, he asks for a phone to make his call… and they give it to him. It seems rather unrealistic considering he is a top-wanted criminal, who just escaped from his cell, and suspiciously asks for a cellphone while threatening another guard. Someone with a good aim could have taken him out with no problem, but instead… they give him the phone.

On the other hand, the movie ended with many things unconcluded, but the death of the actor that plays joker unfortunately leaves us with a strange feeling at the end of the movie. To be continued… or is it? It kind of feels like an unexpected end of something that should be continued, but even though it is continued things will never be the same.