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Very special special effects.

Very special special effects.

Stalingrad (2013) is a Russian film about the battle for what is now Volgograd in 1942/43.
The special effects are stunning, and in this video we’re shown how they were put together.
If you’ve ever wondered how all of this is done, how much of it is real and how much is created, it’s all here.
(Bear with it – the really interesting stuff starts a minute or two in.)
Fascinating.
Trump’s digital magic… how magic really?

Trump’s digital magic… how magic really?

Cambridge Analytica has been widely credited with getting The Donald over The Line. (By Cambridge Analytica, at least.)
Cambridge is a polling business at the leading edge of data mining and interpretation.
Recent stories described a profile building system based on – amongst other things – Facebook likes.
So incisive, we were told, that with 10 likes they’d know how you were likely to vote, 20 likes they’d know more about you than your partner, and with 30 they’d know more about you than you know about yourself.….or so the story went.
Perhaps there was a bit of salesmanship in there?
This is a very good read nonetheless, about the future of digital profile building.
Even if we’re not quite there yet.