‘Confessions of an Idiom’, An Animated Short Film Featuring the Skeleton in the Closet and the Elephant in the Room

The skeleton in the closet confronts the elephant in the room in “Confessions of an Idiom,” an animated short film by Amanda Koh and Mollie Helms of Ringling College of Art and Design. The film is an impressive, non-stop barrage of visual idiom puns as the skeleton finds relief in the freedom of his confession.

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Legendary Scientist Richard Feynman Opens Up About His Relationship with His Father in an Animated 1966 Interview

On a recent episode of The Experimenters by Blank on Blank (previously), quantum physicist, safe-cracker, joint Nobel Prize winner, and artist Richard Feynman opens up about his relationship with his father and how that relationship taught him how to look at the world in a 1966 interview with fellow scientist Charles Weiner that has since been animated by Quoted Studios.

See I can remember my father talking, talking, and talking. When you go into the museum, for example, there are great rocks which have long cuts, grooves in them, from glacier. I remember, the first time going there, when he stopped there and explained to me about the ice moving and grinding. I can hear the voice, practically. Then he would tell me, “How do you think anybody knows that there were glaciers in the past?” He’d point out, “Look at that. These rocks are found in New York. And so there must have been ice in New York.” He understood. A thing that was very important about my father was not the facts but the process. How we find out. What is the consequence of finding such a rock. But that’s the kind of guy he was. I don’t think he ever successfully went to college. However, he did teach himself a great deal. He read a lot. He liked the rational mind, and liked those things which could be understood by thinking. So it’s not hard to understand I got interested in science.

Museum Richard Feynman and His Father

In 2013, Hank Green of SciShow explained the incredible career of Richard Feyman, calling him “one of the great explainers.”

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An Artist Uses the Wheels of a Glowing Nissan LEAF Car to Create the World’s Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting

British artist Ian Cook employed Nissan Europe’s new glowing LEAF electric car to create the Guinness World Records-certified world’s largest glow-in-the dark painting. The glowing painting itself depicts the front of a Nissan LEAF, created by spreading splattered paint across the canvas with the car’s wheels. Cook’s work traditionally uses far smaller radio-controlled vehicles as brushes.

Nissan

Nissan

Nissan

Nissan

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‘Taking Pictures’, A Delightful Computer-Animated Short Film About Love Through the Lens of a Camera

“Taking Pictures” is a delightful short film created by London-based computer animator Simon Taylor that follows a love story between two photographers. Taylor explained in a recent interview that the short was inspired by an incident in his own life.

I decided to do a “boy meets girl” type story but wanted it to be as unique and un-cliche as possible but still feel genuine. I remembered a moment between my girlfriend and I where we were waiting in a queue and both had our cameras, we started popping the flashes up at each other like a quickdraw.

The artist also details his process in a short behind-the-scene video.

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Dame Helen Mirren Performs an Impromptu Acceptance Speech While Sucking Helium With Jimmy Fallon

On a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the incredible Dame Helen Mirren performed a hilarious impromptu award acceptance speech while her voice was altered due to the effects of the helium that she inhaled alongside host Jimmy Fallon.

Later on in the show, Dame Helen spoke with Jimmy about her experience riding the New York City subway system, her annoyance with the “man spread” and the time she unintentionally got a well-meaning man kicked off a train.

‘Green Dragon’, A Documentary About Attempting to Break a Land Speed Record in a Carbon-Neutral Car

Green Dragon is a forthcoming documentary directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Bill Kinnon about a team’s attempts to break a land speed record in a carbon-neutral, gasification-modified pickup truck. The film, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, documents the record attempt while shining a light on broader pushes to popularize clean-burning fuel sources.

Gasification technology can address the issue of disposing of these waste materials in an environmentally friendly manner while simultaneously providing a sustainable source of green energy.

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

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A Remake of the 1988 Sci-Fi Film ‘Alien Nation’ in the Works With ‘Iron Man’ Writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway

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20th Century Fox recently announced a remake was in the works of director Graham Baker‘s 1988 sci-fi film Alien Nation. The writers behind Marvel’s 2008 Iron Man film, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, will be writing the script for the upcoming remake according to the Hollywood Reporter. A release date has not currently been issued for the upcoming film.

Art and Matt
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