inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.1926. German.The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

inja-y-ddraig:

inkfromtheoctopus:

The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
1926. German.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.

Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is

because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no

the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN

yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years

because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.

That’s hand-cut paper.

Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.

And guys, how she combined it…

Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.

Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi mellisa, I want to download some apps on my iPad to help me with studying and organizing things. Do you have any app recommendation? Thanks!

hexaneandheels:

Yes, definitely! Some of these I don’t personally use anymore, but they’re still good. Most of these work for iPhone and iPad, but there are a few exclusively iPad ones.

  • Mindly - The full version is so worth it, btw. It’s for mindmapping. Plenty of features.
  • Quizlet - …or Evernote Flip if you have a compatible cover. Flashcards, of course.
  • iBooks - Comes with the iPad, I think, but load up the PDF textbooks!
  • iTunes U - Also comes with iPad, I think, but has great lectures from all over.
  • Pronto - It might not be free anymore, but it’s a great to-do app.
  • 30/30 - A pomodoro app that’s super easy to use.
  • Now Then - Also might not be free, but it allows you to record how long certain tasks take so you can plan more efficient studying. (Though you can easily do this manually with a stopwatch app, too.)
  • Recordium - It’s an audio recorder if that wasn’t obvious. I use it to record myself reading summaries I’ve written so I can listen to them when I’m walking around campus. There are other recording apps that work fine, too.
  • iStudiez Pro - The pro version is obviously paid, but it is really useful. It syncs with your calendars showing you a daily or montly schedule with your assignments. You can also put in information about professors and calculate your grades. I’ve never tried the grades thing, personally.
  • Reminders - Comes with all Apple devices, yes. But don’t forget it’s there! It’s simple and does what it needs to.
  • Apps Gone Free - The apps I said might not be free anymore are paid ones I found for free on this app. It features a wide variety of apps (including games) but I’ve found a number of great studying/productivity/organization apps. New apps every day.

If I think of more I might edit this list.

caramelblackness:

transposedsouls:

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.

After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.


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