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  • The Mill BLACKBIRD (Photoreal CG car rig)

    06/27/2016 9:06:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6-23-16 | The Mill
    The Mill has created The Mill BLACKBIRD, the first fully adjustable car rig that creates photoreal CG cars – it’s a car rig that can be shot at any time, in any location, without the need to rely on a physical car. Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow, Mill Blackbird inspires and expands creative opportunities, offering a truly flexible production tool without sacrificing any quality or direction. Learn more: themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE
  • New Clinton Spanish Posters: Hillary Or Evita?

    10/16/2015 5:24:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2015
    New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her "high flying, adored" with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR's Tamara Keith, the campaign says they don't know where the likeness came from. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and t-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinean history or musical theater — specifically Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita." The 1978 musical told the story of Eva...
  • All-Time Low: Only 7% Say They Have Great Deal of Trust in American Media

    09/29/2015 1:19:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 11:34 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media. At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is “none.” The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. […] Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to...
  • Artist Defends Using Iconic Patriotic Image to Make Gay Rights Statement

    07/02/2015 6:29:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kristine Marsh
    An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has caused an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945. The Washington Post decided to highlight the controversy July 1 and let the artist defend himself. Freeman told the Post that the image originally for a cover of the gay magazine, Frontiers, was taken over ten years ago. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, someone...
  • The Very Old Debate About Image Manipulation

    06/29/2015 8:15:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Luminous Landscape ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ignacio Palacios
    Following some recent discussions about the way I created an image of an Aurora (see video below) using Photoshop layers and the post-processing work I undertook on an image I captured in the Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona (where I introduced a fake shaft of light), I have decided to write an article about Image Manipulation.
  • Washington Post Sees "Sign From The Heavens" In Double Rainbow Above White House (Shorten)

    06/26/2015 3:19:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Breitbart News
    As the mainstream media takes a boisterous victory lap over the Supreme Court’s declaration of nationwide same-sex marriage, the Washington Post took the extra step of invoking the divine. Wonkblog’s Ana Swanson wrote: Senior White House official Betsey Stevenson, a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, captured what looked like a sign from the heavens on Friday at 11 a.m. Stevenson snapped a photo of a rainbow that had appeared over the White House.
  • Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics

    06/21/2015 6:32:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | James Estrin
    Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show, “Altered Images: 150 Years of Posed and Manipulated Documentary Photography,” which opens this weekend at the Bronx Documentary Center. And he’s perfectly O.K. with that. “I think there will be some unhappy people,” said Mr. Kamber, a photojournalist and founder of the center. “That’s good. If people would stop faking photos, then they wouldn’t have to be worried about being called out.” The exhibit, a selection of well-known images that have...
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • BBC Warns—Gaza Photos Aren’t Really from Gaza

    07/08/2014 3:53:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/8/2014, 1:19 PM | Gil Ronen
    Many of the graphic images being shared on social media are really from Syria or Iraq, finds the broadcaster. […] “A #BBCtrending investigation has found that many of these images are not from the latest conflict and not even from Gaza. Some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.” …
  • Aftermath of Ukraine Photo Story Shows Need for More Caution (We're sorry for false photos?

    04/24/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/24/2014 (35 minutes ago) | Margaret Sullivan
    The Times led its print edition Monday with an article based in part on photographs that the State Department said were evidence of Russian military presence in popular uprisings in Ukraine. The headline read: "Photos link masked men in East Ukraine to Russia." ... The Times has published a second article backing off from the original [link at URL] and airing questions about what the photographs are said to depict, but hardly addressing how the newspaper may have been misled. ...
  • Freaky Photoshop disaster: Jay Carney puff piece goes hilariously wrong [pics]

    04/11/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 72 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • PUTIN WAR PROPAGANDA EXPOSED: Same Pro-Russian “Actress” Used in FIVE Different Ukrainian Reports

    03/05/2014 10:38:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/5/14 | Jim Hoft
    BRAVO! Putin’s War propaganda exposed. A pro-Russian actress was included in five different Ukrainian reports.She even wore the same hat in two of the reports!Via East of Brussels: The “actress” has played roles in news clips in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa.  She has played as a soldier’s mother and an anti-Maiden (pro-Russian) activist.In another propaganda piece - Russian news claimed a violent protest occurred in Crimea when the photo was taken days before in Kiev.
  • AP Severs Ties With Photographer Who Altered Work

    01/22/2014 6:15:47 PM PST · by kristinn · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has severed ties with a freelance photographer who it says violated its ethical standards by altering a photo he took while covering the war in Syria in 2013. The news service said Wednesday that Narciso Contreras recently told its editors that he manipulated a digital picture of a Syrian rebel fighter taken last September, using software to remove a colleague's video camera from the lower left corner of the frame. That led AP to review all of the nearly 500 photos Contreras has filed since he began working for the news service in...
  • Need for Real -- Not Fake -- Transformation

    11/07/2013 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week, when the model was identified publicly. In slightly more than a minute, the video shows a model walking onstage, hair undone, no makeup, and then being transformed through makeup, hair, lights and, finally, photoshop. The latter not only removes minor skin imperfections, but makes massive sculptural changes to her body -- resulting in...
  • Homeless Man Does Breaking Bad Impressions: Viral Stunt Exposed

    09/29/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 26 Sep 2013
    It seems even America’s homeless population have found a way to watch cult TV drama Breaking Bad as it reaches its dramatic conclusion. Despite not having immediate access to a TV set, one apparent down-and-out became an internet star this week after a clip of him doing impressions of Walter White and the gang went viral. ‘How is a homeless guy caught up on recent Breaking Bad episodes?’ asked one bemused YouTube user as others set about finding the bearded man’s true identity. It turns out the star of the clip is in fact an actor and voice-over performer named...
  • New Technique Analyzes Shadows to Spot Photo Fakes

    08/24/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 101 replies
    INSIDE SCIENCE NEWS SERVICE ^ | Aug 14 2013 | Ker Than
    Algorithm spots forgeries by spotting shadows that don't match light sources. (ISNS) -- A new algorithm can spot fake photos by looking for inconsistent shadows that are not always obvious to the naked eye. The technique, which will be published in the journal ACM Transactions on Graphics in September, is the latest tool in the increasingly sophisticated arms race between digital forensics experts and those who manipulate photos or create fake tableaus for deceptive purposes. National security agencies, the media, scientific journals and others use digital forensic techniques to differentiate between authentic images and computerized forgeries. James O'Brien, a computer...
  • Al Jazeera, Reuters Published the news of Massacre in Syria one day before the Massacre Happened

    08/23/2013 9:06:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    VeteransNewsNow ^ | 8/23/13 | Ed Corrigan
    "Al Jazeera, Reuters Published the news of Massacre in Syria one day before the Massacre Happened" Here is an item of extreme importance. If the allegation is true that Al Jazeera published photos of the gas attack and massacre the day before it happened, it is strong evidence that the attack is part of a propaganda campaign to smear the Syrian Government with false allegations and to provide a pretext for Western intervention on behalf of the rebels who are clearly losing the war against the Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The timing of the attack is very suspicious just as UN...
  • NYC (photoshop) Artist Shows Us What Famous Celebrities Would Look Like as Normal People

    08/14/2013 7:18:42 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    techeblog.com ^ | 08/04/2013 | no byline
    Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if they didn't take the Hollywood career path. Starting off, we have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Continue reading to see Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.> "It was a reaction to the insanely over-retouched photos of celebrities that are everywhere," says the artist. The series started back in 2006: reacting to a crazy over-exposure of Paris Hilton, Danny photoshopped some images by putting her face on random pictures. Eventually it evolved into visualisations of...