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Sorry for the radio silence, but we’ve been busy having a glorious time in beautiful Seattle. More posts will follow in the next few days about our time there.

We stayed on Post Alley, one block south of Pike Place Market. This view is from our window one morning when we saw one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever witnessed. The light was rapidly changing and I ran for my camera. It was one of those fleeting experiences where you can’t quite believe what you’re seeing. The ferry going by was just icing on the cake.

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Carols - Photo Challenge

Teasha leaned over towards her friend whispering in her ear “you’ll sing better if you look up and smile.”

Nodding Divia continued to stare at her feet arms wrapped tight around herself. 

“What’s wrong?” Teasha asked “it was your idea to go caroling.”

“I know but….” she tugged on the short skirt “did you have to choose such a revealing outfit to wear?”

Teasha gave her childhood friend a confused look “revealing? What do you mean?”

“It’s so short,” she tugged on the hemline again as if she could stretch it “my dad wouldn’t approve.”

“Who cares?” Teasha asked “you’re an adult and can wear whatever you want.”

“I know,” Divia’s cheeks blushed crimson as she continued to tug on the skirt “I’m not … it’s not …. me.”

“Do you want to change?” Teasha asked sighing.

Shaking her head Divia gave her a desperate look but took a deep breath saying “no I want to sing.”

“That’s my girl” Teasha gave her a big grin as she took her hand and lead her off in the direction of their next destination.

[Divia is the daughter of Liono Marx by @wannabecatwriter and Elyse]

[Teasha is the daughter of Ramsey Ferris by @legendofsim and Bruce Van Winkle]

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Skytorn 

developed by Noel Berry, Saint 11, Matt Thorson, Amora B., Ben Prunty, & Power Up Audio  

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4  

“A procedurally generated action adventure game, set in the ruins of a fallen world.”

“Centuries after a mysterious cataclysm tore the world apart, humans have taken to the skies - ferrying their kin in airships, searching the remains for artifacts and survivors. Explorer Névoa ventures out across uncharted islands, left floating in the sky. Alone and armed only with a shovel, she is determined to carve her own path.”

[Visit the Website]  |  [Follow on Tumblr: @skytorn ]

via Jonathan Hirz

Repost from @damiankulash | On the set of the T1M video, @skinnystudio and I are trying to decipher my spreadsheet.
Lots of people have been asking about the bionic Ferris wheel. It was essentially a super high-speed zoetrope. It spun at several hundred rpm and the plexiglass pieces that you see on it passed over a bar of LEDs that edge-lit them one at a time. Each one was etched with a single frame of an animation of my lips, so when it spun, the etchings lit up one after another and an extremely fast animation of my mouth lip-syncing the bridge of the song hovered in the whirl of plexi. From the camera’s perspective, lined up with my real mouth behind it, so it looked like my mouth was ghost-singing. It looked really cool, but when I saw it on camera, it was blocking the balloons behind me too much, so I had to let it go. The water was more beautiful than the nerdy optical trick.

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As Ferris and Sloane kiss in front of a stained-glass window, Cameron concentrates on George Seurat’s painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. Explaining the pointillist style — and moviemanking, teenage angst and adult insecurity — Hughes says, “I always thought this painting was sort of like making a movie, the pointillist style,” he says. “You don’t have any idea what you’ve made until you step back from it. … The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees. But the more he looks at, there’s nothing there. I think he fears that the more you look at him the less you see. There isn’t anything there. That’s him”. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) dir. John Hughes