DC and Star Wars: Two Very Different Approaches To Sprawling Backstories

Massive continuities are a blessing and a curse for the epic franchises that dominate popular culture. There’s a rich lore to draw on, but how do you keep the complicated backstories understandable to newcomers? DC Comics and Star Wars have taken very different approaches, that illuminate the importance of the past in… » 5/26/15 8:00am 5/26/15 8:00am

Short film pays gorgeous tribute to Blade Runner, using only handheld…

It's amazing what you can do with digital cameras and CG effects nowadays — just check out this short film called XXIT, which channels Blade Runner on a tiny budget. Shot entirely using the new Canon EOS C300 camera, this film manages to create a brilliant future cityscape, with lots of great Syd Mead touches. » 11/09/11 7:30am 11/09/11 7:30am