It’s another great day to Spark a big idea.
Today, we’re looking at “groundbreaking” radar (more like, see-through-the-ground radar, but hey, I’m trying to be cute).
Meanwhile, has TikTok and Instagram reshaped cinema? Is 9:16 the new standard of film for this generation?
Plus, AI-touchups of Bigfoot and Nessie.
Oh, and a little story of how filmmaking is transforming the lives of inmates at San Quentin.
Everyday’s a chance for transformation.
And if that sounds like saccharine bull crap, that’s just because you’ve yet to find anyone with practical advice on how to become a cutting-edge creative.
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Archaeologists in western England embark on a quest to locate the remains of a famous Victorian-era elephant that once graced the stage of Bostock & Wombwell’s Menagerie, a renowned traveling show.
The show, which drew audiences for over 90 years, brought exotic animals to Victorian crowds.
Named Nancy, the nine-year-old elephant's story took a tragic turn as local tales suggest she fell victim to yew leaf poisoning.
Her final resting place is believed to be near Whitefield's Tabernacle or the Holy Trinity Church.
So, crews are working to find the elephant’s remains using ground-penetrating radar.
It makes you wonder what other pieces of history remain to be discovered with the technology.
It’s the latest thing in our TikTok generation.
Reframing classic movies into vertical format.
And it’s causing ire among some cinephiles (though certain replies have been hidden).
The creator of the new Akira video says the problem was “it was horizontal, which means on today's vertical screens people would miss out on the insane details (because unfortunately, a lot of people don't rotate their phones to watch horizontal videos, since it interrupts their viewing process and is not really supported by short-format video apps).”
Is this the future of entertainment — a full-stop switch to vertical film?
So what does ol’ Sasquatch look like?
He notes though in the comments — this is probably what the Bigfoot mask actually looked like:
He continues on to Nessie, with the famously debunked 1934 photo as his source material.
Noting it was probably a little more like this…
ForwardThis Productions is a team made up of filmmakers who are incarcerated.
As the Hollywood Reporter writes, for 26-year-old Anthony Gomez and his fellow filmmakers at San Quentin, this is more than just a creative outlet; it's an opportunity to rewrite their narratives.
ForwardThis is the first film and TV production job training program located inside an American prison, with a mission to offer second chances and tackle the cycle of recidivism.