Hyper Realistic CG Animated Short using the Unreal Engine | Irradiation

While being escorted to a mysteriously irradiated site, a scientist experiences strange visions.

Using a realtime game engine, a motion-capture facility, and off-the-shelf visual assets, acclaimed VFX artist Sava Zivkovic showcases the immense potential of Virtual Production to filter down to indie filmmakers everywhere.

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Directed by Sava Zivkovic

“Did you know that Jon Favreau “shot” the latest Lion King in VR? That the reason The Mandalorian is able to produce such epic landscapes on a TV production timetable is that it is filmed in front of a giant LED screen which adapts to the camera in realtime? Oh, you did. Disney is the biggest name in entertainment and never suffers from a lack of publicity, so it makes sense that you’ve encountered one of the many trend pieces that describe the emerging field of “Virtual Production” and how it is a “gamechanger” and “the future of filmmaking”.

You may know this, but it is one thing for these bleeding-edge tools to be in the hands of creators at multi-billion dollar studios, what you might not know is how close we are to their adoption by the rest of us.

Today’s short is truly a fascinating glimpse at the current state of play. From acclaimed VFX artist Sava Zivkovic, Irradiation is a 9min mood piece that crosses sci-fi horror with “Chernobyl”-inspired imagery, creating a heady CG animated short long on atmosphere and menace. Many of the usual hallmarks of a sci-fi proof-of-concept apply here: detailed, photo-realistic characters that might trick more than a few of you, terrific motion, cinematic direction, and detailed environmental worldbuilding are all featured. What is even more notable than the end product though is how it came together; both its workflow and the film’s status as a personal passion project.

Using a realtime game engine, a motion-capture facility, and off-the-shelf visual assets, Zivkovic creates a million-dollar-looking animation largely by himself. Irradiation is great, but it’s not terribly dissimilar from work we see all around us—in movies and TV, or advertising and gaming. However, as recently as a couple of years ago, you’d expect work of this quality to require at least a small studio and/or for it to take months of labor. Instead, Zikovic produced Irradiation in 4 weeks in a manner more akin to an indie guerrilla shoot…

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Written and Directed by – Sava Zivkovic
Assets provided by – Big Medium Small
Motion Capture and Animation – Take One

Motion capture performance:
Evgeniy – Nebojsa Jez
Mirbek – Dejan Jovanovic
Usmon – Lazar Djukic

Voice Acting:
Evgeniy – Oleg Fedorov
Mirbek – Andrey Matveev
Usmon – Andrey Matveev

Translation – Marnia Vasilkina and Polina Zabrodskaya
Dialogue Recording Coordinator – Eugene Krasnoded
Dialogue Recording – NevaFIlm
Dialogue Processing and Final Mix – Bogdan Brakovic
Sound Design, Foley Artist, Foley Engineer, Sound Editing and Mixing – Marko Zivanovic / Devotion Studios
Music by – Iz Svemira
Realtime TD – Michael Zaman
Rigging Support – Lucas Salamon

Special thanks – Jama Jurabaev

Tools: Unreal Engine, Blender, Zbrush, Substance Painter, Adobe Suite.

Reproduced on this channel with the permission of the filmmakers.

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Why Bitcoin Is A Scam

In a little more than 10 years, Bitcoin has become a ubiquitous part of everyday life, and the community around Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) has grown exponentially. People have gotten rich off Bitcoin, you’re told; put money in it, and you’ll get rich too. But it’s all a lie. Doug Henwood, author of Wall Street, explains.

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0:00 The Financier’s Story
1:09 The World of Bitcoin
3:07 Is Bitcoin an “Investment”?
5:04 What Bitcoin Represents
7:15 Credits

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Full ceremony and questions: Northam ceremonially signs Virginia Voting Rights Act

Gov. Ralph Northam ceremonially signed the Virginia Voting Rights Act on Sept. 13, 2021 in Newport News.

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Boskone 5 (1968) – Larry Niven: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation

In this audio recording (illustrated with dozens of images), Larry Niven gives a delightful talk on the effects of teleportation on a society. Five years before his “Flash Crowd” was published, this recording is a grand exposition of what goes on in this author’s mind as he works out the impact of new technology. “The limitations you assume for your teleportation are going to define your society.” Isaac Asimov (and a number of other audience members) challenge Larry with questions and suggestions. There’s even a chalkboard talk (which you can follow from the audio). The program provides a very entertaining and complete logical framework for thinking about the problems and advantages of different implementations of mechanical teleportation, with the eager participation of the engineers in the audience.

Thanks to Larry Niven for allowing us to put this online, and to the New England Science Fiction Society (NESFA) and Rick Kovalcik for providing the recording. Brought to you here by FANAC.org, the Fanhistory Project. For more fan history, visit FANAC.org and Fancyclopedia.org . To be notified of new uploads, please subscribe to our channel.

NOTE: There are some typos in the photo captions used in the video. My apologies to all for misspelling several names, and “Denvention”. Thanks to Andrew Porter for pointing out the typos. Rather than replace this MP4 with a new one, I am going to leave it right here so that you all don’t end up with duplicate notifications. My apologies. We will institute a 2nd layer of proofreading after this!

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JMSN – Love 2 U (Official Video)

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Written, Produced and Mixed by JMSN
Director: Alexa Demie
Director of Photography: Luis Perez
Camera Op : Misael Audelo
Producer: Edgar Estrada
Gaffer: Kyle Steiner
Key Grip: Kimberly Stratton
Colored by James Knott (Big Game Color)
Wardrobe for JMSN: Roman Sipe
Actresses: Alexa Demie & Bailee Cowperthwaite
Glam for Alexa Demie & Bailee Cowperthwaite: Leo Chaparro & Raoul Alejandre
Wardrobe for Alexa Demie: AKNA by Aidan Euan
Wardrobe for Bailee Cowperthwaite: AREA
Post Production: PBC Worldwide
Post Production producer: Pavel Gretsky
CG: Sayat Musa
VFX: Jackie Dunnet
Clean Up and Compose: Dmitry Tallin, Dmitry Jumatov
2D Animation: Shakhnazar Borboev
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Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Multi-Instrumentalist, JMSN returns with his latest single, ‘Love 2 U’.

Bearing his yearning falsetto, JMSN drops into a musical performance that bleeds of an intimate confessional. ‘Love 2 U’ is a deeply visceral (almost voyeuristic) sound for the world of R&B, Soul, & Pop Music to experience. You will be left waiting on bated breath until JMSN finally decides to take you over the edge.

‘Love 2 U’ is the second single off of JMSN’s upcoming album ‘Heals Me’.

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The history of dog whistle politics | Khadija Mbowe

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Today we’re talking about Dog whistle politics. What they are, and how politicians and the media use them to fuel their bottom lines.

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Dog whistles 6:05
The evolution 10:05
The southern strategy 19:08
Ronald Reagan 😒 25:33
Breaking down dog whistles 32:45
Final thoughts 42:40

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Keiynan Lonsdale – Rainbow Dragon (Official Music Video)

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Music Video Credits –
Director: Chris Coats
Executive Producer: Keiynan Lonsdale
Producer: Chris Coats & Gannon Smith
Concept: Keiynan Lonsdale & Dylan Mahoney

Director of Photography: Drew Bienemann
2nd Director of Photography: Leah Barylsky
AC: Paolo Arriola
Steadicam: Alvin Octoman
Key Grip: Henry Martinez
Gaffer: Juan Smith
Swing: David Nakamura

Editor: Keiynan Lonsdale
Assistant Editor: Dylan Mahoney, Chris Coats
Colourist: Kyle Krupinski

Grooming: Nathaniel Dezan
Styling: Katie Qian
Art Director: Ves Phillipi
Choreographer: Tony Tzar
Dance Assistant: Renee Ritchie
Model: Deondrick Hinton
Dancer: Denny Junior
Dancer: Thomas White

Cimo Frankel
Axel Mansoor
Derek Fallon
Renee Ritchie
Elias Wynshaw
Nathaniel Dezan

Production Assistants:
Elias Wynshaw
Oliver Edwin

Felix Haas
Keno Peer

Song Credits –
Produced by: Louis Futon
Written by: Keiynan Lonsdale
Mixed by: Jacob Weinstein

Nick Guarino (4th Level Group)

‘Rainbow Dragon’ Lyrics:
Oh honey what is you doin?
Mm mm mm

Verse 1:
Let’s talk about it cause this shits awkward as hell
You been straight trippin won’t look inside of yourself
And my heart is racing a million miles cause why?
Lookin so foolish when your powers running out
So speak the truth before the people tear it out
Oh my heart is racing a million miles cause why?


Cause you keep fucking up my earth on repeat
We tired of the lies and deceit
And I’m tryna get yo ass out the sleep

But damn I can’t front
Your open mind
Ain’t opened right
Cause you still fight
What have we done
This worlds on fire
But your desires
Make you think it’s fine
Ain’t got no time
No time to lie
We got to shine
Cause we’re losing light
And I’m the sun
Who opens minds
That open right
To live this life, life, life, life

Post Chorus:
What the fuck is he doin?
He’s tryna make music?
Wasn’t he on that TV show?
I don’t know, I dunno who the fuck he is.

Verse 2 / Rap:
Oh damn, well honestly
TV’s cool but a bore
Left it in a dash (yah)
Had it all, wanted more
Took it to the max (yah)
All them bullies made me strong
While they talking trash
Now I’m God & I show em how to make it clap

I realised I could eat some ass if I wanted to
I could smoke some grass if I wanted to
I could quit the Flash if i wanted to
Anything & everything is up to you
And that’s the truth but you be making up that it’s impossible cause you’ll be so uncomfortable but that’s okay cause you didn’t know but now you know so

Hurry the fuck up
Wake up bitch
Wake the fuck up
And If you got a problem go and fix it grow the fuck up
And I ain’t being harsh I’m being real don’t mix my words up
See life is just a game but you won’t play it til you know what’s up

If I can slay, you can slay too bitch
If I can rise, you can rise too bitch
Don’t need no excuses no more (x2)
Cause if I can slay, you can slay too bitch
If I can rise, you can rise too bitch
Don’t want yo excuses no more
No don’t want your, no don’t want your..

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Afrikaaps (Plexis Films 2010)

This documentary focuses on a theatre piece entitled “Afrikaaps” within a film. It is based on the creative processes and performances of the stage production. Using hip-hop the film and the stage play attempt to reclaim Afrikaans – so long considered a language of the oppressor – as a language of liberation. Present from the beginning of the project, Dylan Valley captures revealing moments of the cast’s and production crew’s personal narratives that transcend what happens on stage.

[Plexis Films/The Glasshouse Production – 2010]

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