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360° Oscar

This Short Film, Pearl, by Patrick Osborne is nominated for an Academy Award for Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.  The short itself isn’t bad, what makes it unique is that it’s shot in 360°.  Unfortunately, in my opinion, it doesn’t make great use of the 360° format.  Most of the action that happens is though one view point, sure there are some instances when they’re driving that it’s neat to see through the 360° view, it doesn’t add anything to the film.  Granted, I’m not a film critic, so my opinion is moot on the matter.  Anyway, it’s 5 minutes long, watch it, have fun.

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Crazy Wooden Bench

Raw Edge Bench

According to reddit, this bench was submitted to the Design Museum of London’s Design of the Year Awards.  It was a finalist in the Product category.  Check out the designer’s website, raw-edges, to see some more photos of it, and how they made it.

I like wood-working, but I could never make something that looks like this.  It’s just too much work, and to be honest, I don’t really like the design that much.  I much rather like clean, natural logs.  But to each their own.