"I need to remember.”
I think this is one of my favourite photo sets on this site
Halfway through explaining to requiodile how they’d done the arm prop for TWS I realised I was quoting info from the artbook that I hadn’t seen on Tumblr. So here you go!
"What the directors described was an arm almost beyond what Tony Stark could do now, the highest tech possible, so whoever had replaced Winter Soldier’s arm was beyond what even our main technological hero of the Marvel Universe could accomplish," Meinerding says. "That allowed us to go with the horizontal cut lines across the arm, something fairly traditional in the Marvel Universe, so it was kind of cool to be able to do it on-screen."
Shane Mahan, Physical Suit Effects Supervisor at Legacy Effects, describes the process of creating the Winter Soldier’s arm from a life-cast of actor Sebastian Stan: “First, we do an exact mold of the actor’s arm for the size and the dimension, and then we do a casting out of that. But we also took him to get a 3-D scan of his arm, so we had digital information as well as a hard, real-world casting to work from. We took the designs from Ryan Meinerding’s design team, and then one of our digital artists here — Won-il Song — created a digital sculpture.”
"I designed this to be a seamless forearm piece," Mahan continues. "And after the digital sculpture has been done, and the part has been grown and cleaned up, it matches up to a bicep piece. One of our artists, Chris Swift, is pictured testing it."
Legacy created two versions of the Winter Soldier’s arm. “We made one from foam rubber with tracking markers on it for extreme action,” Mahan says. “And then there were these arms made of urethane that were metalized and had less action mobility, but for certain shots looked reflective and really great.”
More scans etc. here.
Midnight On a New York Subway, Bound for Harlem, 1956
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
Let’s just take a depressing freaking minute to think about this. This man has been like this for 12 plus years, yes? How long has he been alone? How long does he wait between visits from family? What if you assume that he has relatively the same amount of brain function as before the accident… It’s bumming me out thinking about being trapped alone inside my head, waiting for something to come by. I wonder if the nurses come by and talk to coma patients when they check on them? Can you feel when you are being washed and moved around? Dude…
Modern day Prince charming interview (x)
"I’m making a documentary on today’s prince charmings. So tell me a little bit about yourself…"
Steven Spielberg behind the scenes of Jurassic Park (1993)
yeah steven looks almost human here
When Tess Morgan’s son came home with a tattoo, she was griefstricken. She knew her reaction was OTT (he’s 21) but it signalled a change in their relationship
this is the funniest thing i’ve read in my life
i just LOVE hearing about uptight petit-bourgeois mothers getting THIS UPSET about something SO HARMLESS. god, and if it doesn’t reveal how she sees her son - not as a person, but as a belonging, as commenters have remarked.
omfg this is incredible
"I stand, a lone tyrannosaurus, bellowing at a world I don’t understand."
^That is my favorite line in the history of the English language.
"As if my son had deliberately turned his back on a light Victoria sponge and stuffed his face with cheap doughnuts."
A LONE TYRANNOSAURUS
When they said it was funny, this is not what I expected.