Digital Matte Paintings Basics

How Matte Paintings are Composited into Motion Picture

Ever wonder how those incredible scenes of panoramic vistas, impossible futuristic cities, or fantastic alien worlds come to life? It’s all through the magic of matte painting. Digital Matte Painting is a huge creative field that can add wonder and excitement to static film shots.

Words You Never Knew Came From Literature

All words are made up, but where did these words come from? Some words we use every day come to us from books and plays, and we may never have known it! Ranging from sources such as a 12th century epic poem to a 20th century horror novel, these are 15 words that writers have given us.

Banned Books Infographic Chart

The people over at have put together a remarkable infographic specifying the record of several books that are forbidden through out the world.

Music Psychology

There’s more to why we like music than just a catchy beat or an easy karaoke tune. Dozens of receptors in our brain respond to different musical aspects like tone, rhythm and lyrics, determining the qualities we personally like and dislike.

Tips to Help You Promote Your Music on Twitter

If you intend to promote your music on Twitter, there’s enough great data available to inform your social networks promo efforts as well as assist you optimize the performance of every tweet.

The Gaming Market

Enhancing video game income in Asia as well as continued success of mobile video gaming are the primary drivers of growth.

The research study likewise mentions that China’s 23 percent development this year in games profits can put it ahead of the U.S. for the first time. The Chinese market is forecasted to come in at $22.2 billion compared to the USA’s $22.0 billion.
Below is the graph showing the leading gaining public business running in games, with Tencent out in front.

“THE BLUES” Conspiracy or Curse? – Otis Redding

I’ll start.

Jim Croce – The 30-year old man, with 5 hit singles in 1973, plane crashed the DAY BEFORE his new song “I Gotta Name” was released, and just a few days his retirement from music. After Croce’s death, his wife received a letter telling her he wanted to retire from music to write short stories and movie scripts, and spend more time with his son AJ.  Now, before you call me a conspiracy theorist, you have to understand that entertainers are nothing more than commodities to the ptb, and that their only goal is to maximize profits. The timely death of Jim Croce accomplished that with balls on. Not only did his death ensure that his newly released single would be a hit, it all but guaranteed he would never be forgotten, hence securing future sales. 

“THE BLUES” Conspiracy or Curse?

1994: Kurt Cobain.  This Grung Rocker had hold of a whole new generation of listeners.  The Fans that did not know Soul.  The Fans that did not now the Sixties Rock & Roll and their Blues influence.  Cobain could lead them there, if his ideas about adding Blues tunes to his songbook were realized.  And not one to ever want to become stale, Kurt was poised to make a radical departure in his musical selections.  Rehearsals were already in progress for a Bluesed-up tour.  Shot dead.  Of course it was ruled a suicide.  But who is stupid enough to believe that just as you hit the big time, you give up?  See the Links page to look at the evidence.  Plus the other deaths and attempts at murder surrounding Kurt & Courtney Love.  It smells all the way to Nirvana.

Country Music Takeover

Country Music

– is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920’s. It takes its roots from the southeastern genre of American folk music and Western music. Blues modes have been used extensively throughout its recorded history. Country music often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, dobros and fiddles as well as harmonicas.

CGI Animation Is Here To Stay

CGI Animated Films

9 years ago Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Xmas (Selick, 1993), impressed animators as well as movie critics with its spectacular proficiency of stop-motion animation (cgi animated films). Combined with the Oscar won that year by The Incorrect Trousers (Park, 1993), it might have appeared that stop-motion, for several years a computer animation strategy mainly constrained to tv advertising campaigns (and art-house shorts from Eastern Europe) was at last ending up being a significant rival to traditional (cel) animation.