National Lampoon’s Vacation | 1983 | dir. Harold Ramis
Harold is dead,
Mondays are blue,
it’s okay to look sad,
but laugh at his movies too
Wind Waker Demake
Based on pixel art by Dean Bottino
Created by 8-Bit Artist
I personally think it’s important to talk about Bieber’s arrest.
An underaged, drunk driving, arrest-resisting, foreign white boy was released on bond.
Then take a moment to think about the brown boys who are deported for much, much less and the black boys who are shot or beaten to within an inch of life for resisting arrest.
Back when visual effects were created by magicians and not programmers… Originally broadcast in 1985, this edition of Horizon (BBC 50-minute science documentary series) visits Industrial Light & Magic and Entertainment Effects Group to see the creation of the visual effects for ‘Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi,’ ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom’ and ‘2010: The Year We Make Contact.’ “It’s about a time when innovation was made in a machineshop and not via lines of computer code. In many ways it’s a love letter to a bygone era when visual effects were more akin to a stage illusionist tricks or the slight of hand of a magician. Anyhow, it was a seminal moment for me. I hope it brings back fond memories for you.” —Chris Jones
Also recommended viewing: The Magic of Special Effects (1984).
Below: Crude home movies from the 1970s depicting activities at a certain location in the San Fernando Valley. Industrial Light & Magic SFX team during the making of ‘Star Wars.’ David Berry unofficially shot this film. He was one of several optical printer operators.
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