April 1, 2018

Incredible 3D GIFs Created with a Simple Visual Effect

Animated gifs seem to be everywhere these days, but some gif creators are taking the visual experience of viewing quick clips of silent motion to another level. By carefully adding a couple of solid-colored (typically white), vertical lines to the moving images, an incredible three-dimensional effect is created. As characters and objects move into the foreground, they seemingly extend beyond the barrier of the image.

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February 21, 2018

Born in the Late 70s or Early 80s? Now There’s Finally a Name for Your Generation

The American public loves a good label, especially when it comes to classifying generations of its population. We've all heard of baby boomers, which covers the Post-War period, and the cynicism of Generation X was immortalized in films like Singles and Reality Bites. Traditionally, Gen X carries us up to 1979 and then we move into the buzzword of the moment—Millennials.

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December 14, 2017

Interview: Prince’s Longtime Photographer Shares an Intimate View of the Beloved Musician in New Book

For almost 20 years, no photographer was closer to legendary musician Prince than Afshin Shahidi. The Iranian-born photographer grew up in Minneapolis, and jumped at the chance to work with the musical genius. From a chance encounter on a music video shoot in 1993, Shahidi grew into a role that transformed him into the only photographer to shoot Prince's legendary 3121 private parties in Los Angeles, as well as many other candid moments in his life.

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