April 30, 1961: As part of the “American Assault on Space,” astronauts were ordered to spend up to 24 hours underwater to simulate weightlessness and “problems of dexterity.” There was also the hope to gain traction in the space race with the Soviet Union. However, not, apparently, to gain traction in the Cold War chess race — they decided on checkers. Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
For one hour beginning at 9:53AM EST on April 10th, 2014 I tried to read every tweet on my timeline.
I follow 1,371 accounts.
Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.
We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.
CHANGE YER PASSWORDS (TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN ‘PASSWORD’)
Erik Sanner // Drawing and Painting Traffic Cones from Grand Theft Auto V (2014)
Editing footage and presenting your video
Part Two in this series (“Plan, Then Shoot”) was about filming your performance. Now, let’s talk about how to package and polish that footage as a work sample.
“Curtain shots are death” — Ethany Uttech, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
“An electric, pin-drop moment onstage might be completely devoid of magic on video.” — Morgan Gould, Theater Artist
Boredom and confusion can play important roles in an audience’s live experience, but the two have no place in a video work sample. Without the context of a full, live performance, a subtle moment from your work captured on video won’t have the same kind of impact. While you may wish to showcase your technical skills and most challenging work, keep the review panel’s viewing experience in mind. When they’ve been watching video clip after video clip for hours on end, your challenge is to compel their attention.
Whoa this is epic, practical advice.
— Sri Aurobindo