Is ‘The Lion King’ Remake Animated? The Upcoming Movie Is Sparking Some Confusion

I was just discussing this earlier today on Twitter with a follower.  I think the “buzz-phrase” in the description is “Photo-Realistic Animation”.  I’ve heard it explained as being similar to, but better than, the “Jungle Book” was.  Either way I’m kind of interested in seeing how it comes out although… to be honest, I’m a HUGE fan of 2D animation and nothing will ever replace the original for me.

Director Jon Favreau promises this Disney remake will feature pioneering filmmaking techniques that will have you seeing The Lion King in a whole new way, according to a press release. But what exactly does that mean? Well, the Lion King remake, which hits theaters on July 19, 2019, plans to bring the African savanna and its inhabitants to life using photo-realistic animation.

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When conditions aren’t conducive to color photography, give black and white a try

  While travel photography is very appealing for a variety of reasons, such as being able to visit different and exciting places, there are some potential downsides to shooting in new locations. Even if you scout locations ahead of time online, you can’t ever know a new place like you know your favorite local photography spots. As photographer Thomas Heaton puts it, travel photography can feel like a “whistle stop tour,” meaning you often visit a lot of locations in a short amount of time, never being able to dedicate enough time to each spot.

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This Scientific Reason Why Music Gives You Chills | Reader’s Digest

Finally!  Proof that I’m at least some type of “genius”!! 🙂

Music

The first chord of your favorite song trickles out of the radio, and suddenly your neck is covered in goosebumps. It’s a phenomenon that one group of scientists calls a “skin orgasm.” But the French call it frisson: chills caused not by a drop in temperature or sudden scare, but by aesthetics. Frisson can come from a song, a painting, a tear-jerking movie scene, or even a beloved memory—pretty much anything that causes the release of pleasure-soaked dopamine in your brain. But it does not come for all of u

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Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

This is really interesting and something I’ve not really thought about before.

Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are trying to unravel the effect this can have on our brains.

Little is known about how the human brain processes time or how slow motion, time lapse and even music can alter our perception of how quickly it passes, changing our emotions and cognitive abilities.

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THINK: Fresh Opinions, Sharp Analyses and Powerful Essays | NBC News

This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a very long time.  So beautiful.  I highly recommend clicking on the link and watching the video associated with this story.  Amazing.

Deaf Poet’s Visual Poetry: Creative Storytelling Without Words Poet Douglas Ridloff creates American Sign Language poetry and performs at ASL Slam, a creative outlet for deaf people.

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Australia’s first bubble tent glamping hotel opens

Australia’s just landed its very first pop-up bubble tent glamping hotel, Bubbletent, a collection of transparent, inflatable accomodation options located on a 1000+ acre working farm between Lithgow and Mudgee, about 200 kilometres from Sydney.

Overlooking the Capertee Valley, the set up allows visitors to go off-grid without worrying about insects, rain, wind or any other pesky natural element of actually going off-grid. Hardcore camping isn’t for everyone.

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Xbox’s pop-up hotel lets you play games all night long

Play all night long. Nap if you need.

Upon signing in with their gamertag (or creating a new one), gamers can choose between four suites featuring a full selection of Xbox One X Enhanced games, as well as 4K televisions and Dolby Atmos enabled headsets.

On top of all that, there’s room service, a concierge to bring you games, and even an Xbox-branded onesie to sleep in — and take home too.

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Of course, you know, you could stay home & play all night too 🙂

Man forgets 5-foot pet snake in hotel room – wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina

Being in a family that’s been associated with the hotel industry for 30+ years, you’d think I’ve seen it all. Normally I would agree with you, but every now and then comes a story that even is new to me!!

The poor room attendant – how frightening!

A hotel employee found a 5-foot boa constrictor in a bed after the snake’s owner says he forgot his pet in the room.

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There’s going to be a Hunter S. Thompson TV series – NME

MGM Television has announced that it will be producing a television series based on the late Hunter S. Thompson’s life.The show will be called ‘Fear and Loathing’, after the writer’s 1971 novel, ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream’.

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Catch up on Hunter’s work for yourself at Amazon

 

Five Tips to Pricing Your Photography Work | Fstoppers

Five Tips to Pricing Your Photography Work

Whether you are just starting out or you have been shooting for years, pricing is always top of your mind. For a long time, I just plucked figures out of the air, which made for very awkward conversations when clients wanted to know various ways to save money on a shoot. I eventually got my arse in gear and had a long (like a week-long) sit down and I went through everything in the smallest detail. Today, I give quotes with confidence, knowing that if a client says no, I am simply not the photographer for t

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