Archive for May 6th, 2010
From Toy Story to WALL-E, Pixar has produced some of the world’s most watched animated movies of the last 15 years.
The company was started in 1979 as the Graphics Group before it was bought by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. Twenty years later, in 2006, The Walt Disney Company bought over Pixar.
This photo gallery takes us in and around the animators Emeryville campus, based near San Fransisco.
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Here’s a behind the scenes look of Darth Vader and his recording session for the Tom Tom in-car navagation device.
I really hope they have Jar Jar Binks included in this.
WHERE WESA GOIN?
YOUSA TURN LEFTA HERE!
Then again, I’d rather just run head first into a wall, head first, than listen to Jar Jar Binks giving me directions.
If you’re still debating what internet browser to replace your beloved Netscape browser, consider this clip of Google showing off the speed of it’s internet browser Chrome, by putting it up against a potato gun. Here’s what Google says about the video:
These speed tests were filmed at actual web page rendering times. If you’re interested in the technical details, read on!
- Computer: MacBook Pro laptop with Windows installed
– Monitor – 24″ Asus: We had to replace the standard fluorescent backlight with very large tungsten fixtures to funnel in more light to capture the screen. In addition, we flipped the monitor 180 degrees to eliminate a shadow from the driver board and set the system preferences on the computer to rotate 180 degrees. No special software was used in this process.
– 15Mbps Internet connection.
– Camera: Phantom v640 High Speed Camera at 1920 x 1080, films up to 2700 fps
This one goes out to all my Arizona brethren who are having a hard time accommodating the caucasian look.