New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame

New York Times: Make Your Own Animated Movies, Frame by Frame. “Creating a stop-motion clip can be a great way to jazz up a presentation, dabble in moviemaking basics or keep the children busy with a time-consuming project. All you need is something to animate — paper cutouts, Lego figures or other toys, for example — along with a camera, the right app and patience. Here’s how to get rolling.”

University of California San Diego: Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you

University of California San Diego: Hate spoilers? This AI tool spots them for you. “Did social media spoil the Avengers’ Endgame movie for you? Or maybe one of the Game of Thrones books? A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is working to make sure that doesn’t happen again. They have developed an AI-based system that can flag spoilers in online reviews of books and TV shows.”

Make Tech Easier: 7 of the Best Websites to Download Subtitles for Your Movies

Make Tech Easier: 7 of the Best Websites to Download Subtitles for Your Movies. “While many hate subtitles because they tend to cover some content, there are those of us who can’t watch a movie without them. Watching movies with subtitles is great because subtitles help you understand better what the actor is saying, especially when watching foreign movies or movies with a heavy accent.”

IEEE Spectrum: This AI Watched 100 Films to Learn How to Recognize a Kiss

IEEE Spectrum: This AI Watched 100 Films to Learn How to Recognize a Kiss. “Like someone who has never been kissed, AI began learning the basics by binge-watching romantic film clips to see how Hollywood stars lock lips. By training deep learning algorithms that have already proven adept at recognizing faces and objects to also recognize steamy kissing scenes dramatized by professional actors, a data scientist has shown how AI systems could gain greater insight into the most intimate human activities.”

Adweek: Free the Bid Expands Its Advocacy, Aiming to Diversify All Aspects of Filmmaking

Adweek: Free the Bid Expands Its Advocacy, Aiming to Diversify All Aspects of Filmmaking. “Free the Bid, founded in 2016 by Alma Har’el, with the initial intention of getting more women directors in advertising assignments, has launched a new discovery service. Free the Work seeks to increase the number of women, trans identifying, non-binary and underrepresented creators involved in all aspects of filmmaking.”

Comicbooks: Marvel Fan Creates Website to Search MCU Quotes as If They Were Bible Verses

Comicbook: Marvel Fan Creates Website to Search MCU Quotes as If They Were Bible Verses. “In the digital age, You never know what you’ll come across on the internet, for better or for worse. In a post-Avengers: Endgame world, Marvel fans are clamoring at whatever Avengers-filled content they can get their hands on and thanks to programmer Sean Lennaerts, those die-hard MCU fans can now treat Marvel movies like their Bible…literally.”