What made your day today?

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Re: What made your day today?

Postby perkana » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:53 pm

This is fucking sweet! :heart:
A short, animated film from an animation intern working at Blue Sky Animation and another student who is now an employee of Jib-Jab and on her way to work as an an animator at Sony on a big Hollywood movie is getting a lot of attention online for its subject matter — LGBT love. Views for the film have grown by over 3M since yesterday afternoon on YouTube and it currently has 14.6M views since releasing only four days ago. In a Heartbeat, about a school boy crush on another boy, has gone viral and getting the attention of numerous celebrities and press across the nation.
So, who’s behind it? The two filmmakers are Beth David, 21, from Cincinnati, Ohio and Esteban Bravo, 24, from Mexico City who met at the Ringling College of Design and Art in Florida. Both graduated this year. It was their first film collaboration and they wrote and directed the sweet story together. The total budget? $5K. They began it as a $3K Kickstarter campaign and it not only hit the goal but soared past it to $14K.

Since then, the two have landed representation at Verve. “It’s four-minutes long, and it’s tapped into the LGBT community in an important way. We are so proud to be in business with this team,” Verve partner Bill Weinstein told Deadline. He said once they saw the work, they signed them right out of school. “What this shows is that there is a tremendous, under-served audience,” he said. “Verve is proud to help amplify the voices of its minority employees and clientele that make up our community.”

In a Heartbeat tells the story of a closeted boy who runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

David will be part of the animation team at Sony this year working on Hotel Transylvania 3.

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Re: What made your day today?

Postby perkana » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 pm

I got a call yesterday that I will fill in a teacher's (who is going to do a PhD) position. Next week I will be teaching a group of 20 year olds :yikes:
The subject is called "control engineering by computer". I've never taught more than two or three people at a time (and who were over 25).
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby creep » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:15 pm

perkana wrote:I got a call yesterday that I will fill in a teacher's (who is going to do a PhD) position. Next week I will be teaching a group of 20 year olds :yikes:
The subject is called "control engineering by computer". I've never taught more than two or three people at a time (and who were over 25).

What is the saying? Imaging your audience naked or imagine yourself naked or I imagine you naked or something like that?? :thumb:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Hype » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:27 pm

perkana wrote:I got a call yesterday that I will fill in a teacher's (who is going to do a PhD) position. Next week I will be teaching a group of 20 year olds :yikes:
The subject is called "control engineering by computer". I've never taught more than two or three people at a time (and who were over 25).


It's the best feeling ever. You know the subject far better than anyone else in the room, and many of them even want to listen to you! :rockon:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Mescal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:35 pm

Hype wrote:
perkana wrote:I got a call yesterday that I will fill in a teacher's (who is going to do a PhD) position. Next week I will be teaching a group of 20 year olds :yikes:
The subject is called "control engineering by computer". I've never taught more than two or three people at a time (and who were over 25).


It's the best feeling ever. You know the subject far better than anyone else in the room, and many of them even want to listen to you! :rockon:


Depends on the class, no?
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Hype » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:06 am

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Hype wrote:
perkana wrote:I got a call yesterday that I will fill in a teacher's (who is going to do a PhD) position. Next week I will be teaching a group of 20 year olds :yikes:
The subject is called "control engineering by computer". I've never taught more than two or three people at a time (and who were over 25).


It's the best feeling ever. You know the subject far better than anyone else in the room, and many of them even want to listen to you! :rockon:


Depends on the class, no?


It depends on what you focus on. I find it helpful to remember that you can't appeal to everyone and you can't just want/demand students to be receptive, well-prepared, etc. Most of them are turned off by default, because education is largely mind-numbing. So, I tend to just focus on my own enthusiasm for a subject, and communicate that. If not everyone shares that, that's fine, but the reason there's a teacher at all is, I think, because it's helpful to have someone in the room who has a method for understanding/doing something already worked out, and that's often, but not always, helpful for acquiring skills or knowledge.

On a slightly different note, I think the thing that was most surprising/annoying/weird, is how literally students take everything you say, and how easy it is for an offhand comment or a joke to be misunderstood as actual important course material.

But I suspect this won't be as much of an issue for Perkana's class, because computer control engineering is a pretty specific thing. :lol:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Artemis » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Congrats, Perkana! I think you'll do well in your teaching role. :rockon:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby creep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:57 am

I left my Ipad in a hotel room and someone actually turned it in. :thumb:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby mockbee » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:35 pm

Saw a total eclipse today. Decided at the last minute to skip out on work this morning, it was worth it!

The light was so crazy and all shadows got wavy and multiplied. The temperature dropped like 20° in the course of 10 or 20 minutes and it went from a bright day to the light of a full moon, but different. It was weird. Kind of like all colors went mute. Like a full moon is a really dark navy blue color. Them there was all this swirling light around the moon for a minute and a half. Then a sharp light appeared, like a spotlight on a movie set, but illuminating everything at once. It was diiferent than the final moments before totality. Then it was over... Got back up to 80° bright day. Like nothing happened.

Really cool! :cool:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby creep » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:39 pm

mockbee wrote:Saw a total eclipse today. Decided at the last minute to skip out on work this morning, it was worth it!

The light was so crazy and all shadows got wavy and multiplied. The temperature dropped like 20° in the course of 10 or 20 minutes and it went from a bright day to the light of a full moon, but different. It was weird. Kind of like all colors went mute. Like a full moon is a really dark navy blue color. Them there was all this swirling light around the moon for a minute and a half. Then a sharp light appeared, like a spotlight on a movie set, but illuminating everything at once. It was diiferent than the final moments before totality. Then it was over... Got back up to 80° bright day. Like nothing happened.

Really cool! :cool:


It sucked here. Didn't notice a thing. Didn't get darker at all. :nyrexall:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Pandemonium » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:34 pm

creep wrote:It sucked here. Didn't notice a thing. Didn't get darker at all. :nyrexall:


Yeah, it stayed pretty overcast here near the coast until it was long past. I think we got like about a 75% eclipse at it's peak but honestly, it just seemed like a typical overcast morning. I will say the dog acted weird during the hour around it this morning though. About 9:30 she went in her cage/crate and stayed in it (she normally doesn't like being in her crate) until it was over.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby mockbee » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:53 pm

creep wrote:
It sucked here. Didn't notice a thing. Didn't get darker at all. :nyrexall:



Did you have eclipse glasses to see the moon passing over the sun? That was pretty cool.

People in Portland said even with 98.5% coverage it was still quite bright out.


Here is a photo at Smith Rocks, near Bend, by Todd Hessler, at like 99% coverage. :cool:

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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Larry B. » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:01 am

That must've been really cool. I'm already making plans for the total eclipse that's going to be seen in the north of Chile in 2019.

Back in 1995 or 1996, when I was 11 or 12, there was a partial eclipse that was going to be seen from Santiago in the morning, whilst I was at school. Since it was dangerous to look directly at the eclipse, and schools didn't have those special glasses, the solution they found was to just keep all children inside the classroom for the duration of the eclipse. Think of that. An exceptional experience, one that's exciting enough to give you a chance to get children interested in science, exploration or whatever, and they kept us inside the classroom.

At one point, my brother (7 years older than me) knocked on the door and said that I had to go with him, because I needed to take a call or something. I was puzzled.

Turns out, he had gotten hold of a pair of those special glasses, and took me outside so that I could see the eclipse.

It's one of my most cherished memories of him at that age. Both of us weren't going through the best of times, and yet he kept me in his mind and took care of me.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby mockbee » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 pm

That's a nice story Larry. :thumb:
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby wally » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Larry B. wrote:That must've been really cool. I'm already making plans for the total eclipse that's going to be seen in the north of Chile in 2019.

Back in 1995 or 1996, when I was 11 or 12, there was a partial eclipse that was going to be seen from Santiago in the morning, whilst I was at school. Since it was dangerous to look directly at the eclipse, and schools didn't have those special glasses, the solution they found was to just keep all children inside the classroom for the duration of the eclipse. Think of that. An exceptional experience, one that's exciting enough to give you a chance to get children interested in science, exploration or whatever, and they kept us inside the classroom.

At one point, my brother (7 years older than me) knocked on the door and said that I had to go with him, because I needed to take a call or something. I was puzzled.

Turns out, he had gotten hold of a pair of those special glasses, and took me outside so that I could see the eclipse.

It's one of my most cherished memories of him at that age. Both of us weren't going through the best of times, and yet he kept me in his mind and took care of me.

I heard of schools here keeping kids inside during the eclipse because it's too dangerous. wtf? i guess it makes sense in today's America. :eyes:
there was one when i was like 5 and I remember going out to look at it as a class. pinhole camera FTW.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby sinep » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:41 pm

Larry B. wrote:That must've been really cool. I'm already making plans for the total eclipse that's going to be seen in the north of Chile in 2019.


I'm thinking about going down for that. Dead serious. I wanted to go to somewhere within the direct path of it this year, but couldn't make it. Got a decent show in California. It's inspired me to travel to see one.

Chile 2019!!!!!!

Can we hang out if I come down? I'm a cool guy I promise.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 am

sinep wrote:
Larry B. wrote:That must've been really cool. I'm already making plans for the total eclipse that's going to be seen in the north of Chile in 2019.


I'm thinking about going down for that. Dead serious. I wanted to go to somewhere within the direct path of it this year, but couldn't make it. Got a decent show in California. It's inspired me to travel to see one.

Chile 2019!!!!!!

Can we hang out if I come down? I'm a cool guy I promise.


Of course you can. But bring MDMA with you.

The north of Chile has nice landscapes where loads of hippies go to hang around, and I'm pretty sure there'll be hippy shit going on around the eclipse. Just so you know well in advance, we plan to stay clear of them.

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That's the sort of landscape you'd expect. There are also beaches nearby. You can search for images of "valle del elqui" or "playas la serena".

If my wife's aunt doesn't get a divorce by then, we might even have free acommodation. You'd still have to pay, though.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby sinep » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:12 am

Larry B. wrote:
sinep wrote:
Larry B. wrote:That must've been really cool. I'm already making plans for the total eclipse that's going to be seen in the north of Chile in 2019.


I'm thinking about going down for that. Dead serious. I wanted to go to somewhere within the direct path of it this year, but couldn't make it. Got a decent show in California. It's inspired me to travel to see one.

Chile 2019!!!!!!

Can we hang out if I come down? I'm a cool guy I promise.


Of course you can. But bring MDMA with you.

The north of Chile has nice landscapes where loads of hippies go to hang around, and I'm pretty sure there'll be hippy shit going on around the eclipse. Just so you know well in advance, we plan to stay clear of them.

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That's the sort of landscape you'd expect. There are also beaches nearby. You can search for images of "valle del elqui" or "playas la serena".

If my wife's aunt doesn't get a divorce by then, we might even have free acommodation. You'd still have to pay, though.


Hell yeah that looks incredible. I'll pay for all the groceries and beer.
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm

And where do we stand on the MDMA front?
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Re: What made your day today?

Postby sinep » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:55 pm

Larry B. wrote:And where do we stand on the MDMA front?


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