Film Industry

The use of Drones has a significant influence on the film industry. Because of these drones, filmmakers have better choices and bigger possibilities in making a film. These were introduced in this industry to make filmmaking easier, cheaper and safer.

Traditionally before drones, camera jibs and cranes and helicopters were used to capture aerial shots at a high and wide level. The biggest advantage of drones over helicopters is that they can get near to a shot and capture it. Moreover, a drone can capture a 360-degree shot because of its compact size whereas a helicopter can’t. …


A remastered digital version of the Nyan Cat meme from 2011 got sold for about $600,000 USD in an online auction last Friday, February 19.

Remastered Nyan Cat meme from 2011 by Chris Torres

What is NFT?

NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token, and Fungibility is the ability of a good or asset to be exchanged or to be interchangeable with another unit of the same thing so things like rupees, dollars, gold or bitcoin and then non-fungible is the exact opposite so they are goods or assets that are unique irreplaceable and one-of-a-kind things like real estate and art and then we have tokens which just means the blockchain which is basically…


Wildlife Filmmaking is one of those things that has the power to make people fall in love with the beauty of nature. It’s an imperative tool to encourage the urge to protect wildlife and in today’s world, it can be mostly done by capturing Nature in its honest manner.

Filmmakers have fantastic means and possibilities to find the animals they desire to capture. But at the same time, wild animals are facing several threats to their survival. Climate change, loss of habitat, illegal trading and poaching, overfishing have caused a devastating deterioration of these animals.

What is Ethical wildlife filmmaking?

According to National Geographic photographer…


This is something that has to do with human beings and not something that generally we would associate with the word -Technology.

So what is Empathetic Technology?

Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco, CA, and an adjunct professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics defines empathetic technology as “technology that is using our internal state to decide how it will respond and make decisions.


Smart Speakers

In 2013, Google added a voice recognition system which can be activated by speaking some keywords. Then we got Google’s Nest/Home In 2014, Apple made Siri work the same way and it’s speaker called as Apple’s Homepod then Amazon launched a much simpler system. Amazon Echo, a voice-activated smart speaker whose main purpose was to interact with a voice.

These are nice to have with us but they collect a lot of data about us by its design. They listen to our commands, record them and those recordings may be stored and accessed by the company itself. They can be…


Let’s look at the technology used in the filming of THE MANDALORIAN

SHOOTING INFRONT OF LED PANELS

Green screen is a Filmmaking necessity. But soon in the future, it’s going to be replaced.

But why?

Having a green screen is arduous


Digital carbon footprint simply means emissions of greenhouse gases essentially Carbon dioxide and Methane due to some sort of digital activity. Moreover, carbon emissions are bad for our planet since they cause climatic changes by trapping heat, and they also contribute to respiratory diseases from smog and air pollution. Extreme weather, food supply disruptions, and increased wildfires are other effects of climate change which are caused by these emissions.

HOW?

When we make a search query on the internet, any video we watch and any e-mail we exchange, all around the world, it all adds up to an escalating global rise…


You all must have heard about the Wildlife Documentary, ‘Planet Earth’ that features the awesome natural world that exists on our planet-Earth, from the lands to oceans to the deserts to the polar ice caps. The Planet Earth I released in the year of 2006 and was produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. It was the most expensive documentary of nature by BBC which took 5 years to make and is also the first one to be filmed in High definition.

But then BBC released another series, Planet Earth II in the year of 2016 that is after a…


After observing numerous unethical and unofficial monitoring techniques while serving as a CIA employee and a sub-contractor from NSA, Edward J. Snowden decides to turn into a whistleblower on the U.S. Government’s illegal attempts of global spying. The story in the movie continues through flashbacks as he tells his story to documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras and

The Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, Snowden reveals the events that led to this great decision of Edward. Starting with his recruitment in the U.S. Army, then his transformation to a CIA technology expert, and then finally NSA sub-contractor, the cyber expert describes his concern…


A popular Netflix Docufilm, The Social Dilemma is getting huge rounds of attention after it’s release all around the world. The film starts with having professionals of platforms like Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram to explain their contributions to the development of these platforms. Although, It’s quite ironical how the film’s theme talks about the similar algorithm it has used to target the audience to watch the film.

This is all about social media, well the darker side of it to be exact. We have had a lot of information regarding the advantages of social media but this has…

Archit Choudhury

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