Sunspots goes to the movies 37signals 02 May 2006

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The "intense downbeat virtuosity" of film noir cinematographer John Alton
"In the hands of a master like Alton, cinematography can on occasion take precedence over script, acting, and possibly even directing, in determining the key quality of the creative mix." is a movie poster weblog
"From images of the latest Hollywood one-sheets to vintage movie posters, this film poster weblog hopes to offer a bit of insight into film key art."
Movie: Death By Design ("a masterful blend of art and science.")
"Observation of cell interactions reveals a society astonishingly similar to our own human world, as images of cell life...find their parallels in imploding skyscrapers and even unused film outtakes on an editing room floor."
Movie: Proteus (focuses on biologist/artist Ernst Haeckel)
"Through his discoveries beneath the sea, Haeckel would eventually reconcile these dualities, bringing science and art together in a unitary, almost mystical vision."
Copywriting 101 (by Copyblogger)
"The basics of copywriting in ten lessons." Also there: The 80/20 Rule of Headlines. (8 out of 10 people read headline copy but only 2 out of 10 read the rest.)
Cartoon pants and design snobbery
"I sometimes think the design world has a certain pecking order, with some design 'styles' thought of as higher, more sophisticated and more elegant, than others. I don't put much stock in such stratification, however."
Witnesses do a bad job of identifying people from different races
Malcom Gladwell uses the Duke lacrosse case to riff on the unreliability of eyewitness testimony. Often, all ____s really do look the same (insert any race diff than the witness' own).
Stream James Hunter's "People Gonna Talk"
Brit songwriter's tunes sound remarkably like classic R&B/soul from 40+ years ago. Upcoming US tour dates there if ya dig.
Podbop: "Type in a city, get MP3s, discover a band you like, and go see them."
Uses Eventful API and label/band sites to create a podcast of bands coming to your town.
10 more freelancing tips from Cameron Moll
"If there isn't time to do it right now, you can bet on even less time to do it later. Think you'll have time later to get around to something that could otherwise be done now? Think again."

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Peter Fitzgibbons 02 May 06

I found it coincidental that Cameron Moll’s blog had 37 comments when I looked at it.

jca 02 May 06

Thanks for the mention. ;)