This is the graduation-project made by a group of five students from the 3D design and animation course at Idèfagskolen in Tønsberg Norway. The short film featured here was in production between october 2012 - July 2013. With a few tweaks here and there until the soundscape was in place. The music and sound job was completed in December by a carefully selected third party.
The team behind the production are:
Jonas Martin Larsen
& Yvonne Engbråten
Music Composed by: Joel Forssell
Sound design by: Peder Jørgensen
As everyone who uses Twitter knows, there’s a limit of 140 characters per tweet. For Twitter API programmers like me, this means your code has to make sure the tweet you’re about to send is not longer than 140 characters, or Twitter will smack you on the knuckles with a ruler and send back the dreaded error message:
Error: 403 - Status is over 140 characters
So what’s the problem, you ask? Just get the length of the tweet you’re proposing to send and make sure it isn’t over 140 characters. Easy, right?
Well, it used to be this easy, but then Twitter started automatically running all links in tweets through their own custom URL shortener (t.co) — even if they’re already shortened with another service.
(Note: when you look at a tweet on Twitter, you won’t necessarily see the “t.co” URL, either; Twitter automatically expands these links when it displays a tweet. But it’s stored internally as a “t.co” URL.)
This change made correctly calculating the length much more complex; now your code has to scan the tweet text to find URLs, and adjust the overall length to account for what happens when Twitter’s URL shortener does its thing.
If you can’t see the MP4 video, click below:
In their first animated music video, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings face off against a pack of mischievous wolves in a psychedelic dance battle.
For more information about the making of “Retreat!” go to:
Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
Label: Daptone Records
Production Company: Slanted Studios
Executive Producer: Michelle Higa Fox
Director: Lizzi Akana
Art Director: Erin Kilkenny
Technical Director: Michelle Higa Fox
Additional Design: Josh Goodrich
Animation: Josh Goodrich, Shixie Shi, Tim Beckhardt, David Hobizal, Leah Shore, Gabriel Pulecio, Nika Offenbac
Watercolor Animation: Leeanne Brennan
FX Animation: Matt Timms
Special Thanks: Futurestack, Merlin, Olive, and the Fig Tree
Some hand shakes and other hair raising associations through the years.
“2012 GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich, shaking hands with Yasser Arafat should not be misunderstood!” pic.twitter.com/3Ln9gj0EbF
— Gus (@Gus_802) December 10, 2013
Republican President Richard Nixon shaking hands with communist “mass murderer” of all time, Mao Zedong* (1972). pic.twitter.com/cbTSau6t0t
— Gus (@Gus_802) December 10, 2013
Your gigantic unison right wing freakout of the day: Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro Shake Hands at Nelson Mandela Memorial.
President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro today at a memorial service for the late Nelson Mandela in South Africa.
Obama stopped to shake Castro’s hand as he was walking to the podium to pay tribute to Mandela. The handshake between the presidents of the long-estranged Cold War rivals came at a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of the former South African leader at a soccer stadium in Johannesburg.
Breitbart “News” leads the two-minute hate: CNN: OBAMA-CASTRO HANDSHAKE SHOULD ‘NOT BE MISUNDERSTOOD’!!!
Here’s how propagandist John Nolte describes the handshake:
For those who believe in human rights and liberty, the sight of our president bounding up some stairs to energetically shake hands with Raul Castro, dictator of Cuba, was more than a little unsettling — regardless of the circumstance.
I swear, these hateful morons can’t even write one sentence without being dishonest. Obama was “bounding up some stairs” because that’s where the podium was. He wasn’t rushing up there because he was so incredibly eager to shake hands with Raul Castro — it’s where he had to go to give his speech. Good grief.
And there are currently more than 2000 absolutely disgusting, openly racist comments, of course.