The man who helped humanity understand what lay beyond the void has entered it himself. Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking died Marth 14, 2018. In one of his last interviews, he sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss some of the most pressing threats humans face — and what we need to do to prepare ourselves. The entire episode of StarTalk is presented commercial free in honor of Hawking's life and contributions to science.
You might be thinking this is the latest Studio Ghibli film but It's actually the new tourism video for Travel Oregon. Created by Wieden + Kennedy with animation from Psyop and Sun Creature Studio, the short film "Only Slightly Exaggerated" gives the state's most recognizable landmarks and events the anime treatment. The dreamy scenario is completed with a score performed by the Oregon Symphony.
The true measure of a movie isn't in awards or box-office receipts — it's in cultural impact. Few movies have had as big an impact on the world at large than The Big Lebowski, inspiring religions, holidays, conventions, and drinks. ScreenPrism looks at how the greatest film in history went from being just a movie to a cultural touchstone.
In short, we imagine aliens the way we do because of Hollywood. There's no scientific research that has concluded that they are flying around space in saucers with big heads and squinty eyes. From the film franchises to TV series, our perception of extraterrestrials has been greatly influenced by the science fiction genre. In this video, Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor Charley Henley explains the process behind creating the unknown for Prometheus and Alien: Covenant and how that has shaped our ideas of life beyond our planet.