Under the Skin, Multiple Cameras, Framestore, The Path to the Metaverse

One Of Us is a Soho based studio founded in 2006 by co-directors Tom Debenham, Dominic Parker and Rachael Penfold. The company ethos is one of creative intelligence applied through filmmakers’ sensibility, with a focus on design and collaboration.”

As well as doing VFX work, One Of Us have made the One-Cam, which was used by Jonathan Glazer to film “Under the Skin”.

The Making of “Voyeur”, an advert by Glazer for Nike.

An installation by Mike Woods of Framestore has certainly got The Next Web excited.

“…this has the potential to be the breakthrough for cg to take over all media…”

Abrash AND Carmack?

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“…presence could tip the balance of the entire industry towards computer entertainment – and towards the pc…”

Here comes the Metaverse.

The Art challenges the Technology and Technology inspires the Art, Telepresence, XBox AR, PS4 VR and Android Wear

“Hey Pete, You wouldn’t happen to have ancestors in Denmark would you? Also, in what ways has improvement of tools used at Pixar over the years made your life easier, and in what ways harder?

Ja, my mom’s family hails from Denmark! Technology is a great inspiration to us creatively. Getting new software is like getting new toys — you immediately think, “What can I do with this?” And then our stories challenge the software folks to break new ground as well. As John likes to say, “The art challenges the technology, and technology inspires the art.””

Pete Docter on Interviewly (and therefore Reddit).

Telepresence is invading the business world.

Microsoft is working on a headset for Xbox, as well as Sony.

Google Wear is coming too.

Kirby, Looking Back, Scrivener, Interviewly and The Setup

A file based CMS called Kirby. Not cheap!

Behind the scenes of the “Looking Back” Facebook videos. An interesting blend of cloud engineering and graphic design.

“I’m just finishing my first novel to be written 100% inside Scrivener, but about the past four wouldn’t have worked properly without it.”

Charlie Stross uses Scrivener. I discovered this via two of my favourite sites of the moment: 1) the setup and 2) interviewly – both the future of editorial in my opinion. One is all based around that need to know about the tools that people use, and the other about skinning IAmA into a more readable format.

When asked about coding in the british classroom:

“Python or Scheme instead of BBC BASIC. Also: focus on updating the maths curriculum to support it, e.g. with boolean algebra, set theory, number bases, and so on.”