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The Pixar Animation Studios complex in California looks exactly like what you’d expect.
There are giant fluffy couches, pool and ping-pong tables and huge pictures of their most successful movies and a display case with all the studio’s Oscars.
But the public has rarely gotten to actually see behind the scenes of the studio beloved for the creation of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise, ‘Up,’ ‘Wall-E’ and numerous other favorites.
The New York Times’ Melena Ryzik got the chance to go inside Pixar and talk to ‘Toy Story 3′ director Lee Unkrich, Pixar producers and animators, as well as watch them work on some familiar faces.
After the tragic death of his wife and child, famed American author Joseph Crone travels from the United States to Barcelona, Spain to reunite with his estranged brother Samuel and dying father, Richard.
However, fate has a different plan for Joseph as his life becomes plagued with strange happenings, and the constant sightings of the number 11.
Curiosity quickly turns to obsession, and Joseph soon realizes that this number holds a horrific meaning not only to himself but possibly to all of religion.
Isolated in a foreign country with only the support of his companion, Sadie, Joseph soon realizes that 11/11/11 is more than just a date, it’s a warning!
The 25-year-old Russian model has won the coveted Sports Illustrated magazine cover for 2011. One look at her pictures and it’s not hard to tell why she is getting so much props.
Sorry if you had other plans for today. I spent nine hours studying the photos after the jump. See if you can beat my record.
We would like to present you, a relaxing video of ninja cat training in his new facility. It’s filmed entirely on the Phantom HD with frame-rates ranging from 400 to 800 frames per second. You’d better leave your tough guy persona at the door before you watch these. Only the coldest of souls will hate on this. Eat your heart out National Geographic.
Next we have this little dude is named Alex. He is unfortunately addicted to heroin. He itches and talks to himself constantly.
The footage comes from an upcoming feature film made entirely on the Phantom HD. Epic stuff…the footage I mean, not the drugs. Poor little Alex.
In the Venezuelan jungle, Orlando and his friends go in search of a snack – the venomous Goliath bird-eater, the world’s largest spider which is the size of a dinner plate! Nom nom. Hit the jump for another video, where the snack is not spiders, but snakes. I can’t figure out if that’s better or worse.
When you hear anything about the recent Grammy Awards, chances are it will be about Lady Gaga rocking up in an egg or John Mayer looking like Johnny Depp. All that means nothing compared to Rhianna’s epic red carpet dress. Gimme a second while I rub my eyes in disbelief. Is that? Wait, am I seeing… Oh brother, I’d better shut up and let you go ahead and take a look at these.
Violating the laws of nature. Playing God. Capturing stuff we are not suppose to see. Potentially opening up a wormhole in the fabric of time.
These are a few of the things they thought about while shooting with a Phantom High Speed Digital Cinema camera. The video below is a bunch of test footage shot to get familiar with the new “Flex” version.
Shot inside a Las Vegas Palms Casino hotel room between the hours of 2am and 6am. If you had a Phantom in your bedroom, you would stay up too!
Actually, it’s six if you count the truck driver careening uncontrollably towards the other five!
And while we are on the subject of amazing truck footage, check out the semi trailer after the jump with snow piled on it’s roof as it passes under a bridge, causing large amounts of snow to hit the vehicle behind it. It’s a ghost truck!