James Bond Will Return So Watch From Russia With Love

Bond is back next year in Spectre. And it's gonna be the best Bond yet. Duh. Spectre almost definitely will bring Bond back to the ultra cheesy roots it started from with the terror organization responsible for all of the Sean Connery films plots. In From Russia With Love, the second Bond film ever made, the… » 12/11/14 8:00pm 12/11/14 8:00pm

Field Notes: The Nikon D750 Is a Delightful Full-Frame Video DSLR

Back in September, Nikon announced yet another full-frame DSLR to add to its broad lineup— the upper-mid-level D750. Equipped with a pivoting LCD and a handful of video specific features, this new guy is chasing the hearts of filmmakers in particular. At first glance it's a welcome addition to an already proven camera… » 12/05/14 12:18am 12/05/14 12:18am

The Bike-Friendly Commuter Suit Review: Good at Bikes, Bad at Suit

You can't ride a bicycle in a traditional suit. The wear and tear on that fabric will be enough to tear holes in the pants and rip the shoulder seams. Not a good look! You could keep a suit in a bag and change when you get to work, but you'd have to show up early. And stinky. Parker Dusseau has a different idea:… » 11/26/14 5:30pm 11/26/14 5:30pm

F-Stop Guru: An Adventuresome Camera Bag That Gets a Lot Right

Finding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don't fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they're never cheap. Yet, they're necessary. Though there are ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of… » 11/18/14 11:08am 11/18/14 11:08am

Watch Following To See the Legendary Christopher Nolan's Beginnings

If you want to know what a filmmaker is really like at their core, watch their first movie. Thanks to tiny budgets and a lack of experience, these movies tend to be very direct in style, and a lot more honest. Following is exactly that. It's a boiled down collection of what went on to be Christopher Nolan's main… » 11/07/14 8:00pm 11/07/14 8:00pm

The Best Reason to See Interstellar: It's Part of a Dying Breed of Film

There's something exceptional about Interstellar that everyone should experience—it is a moviemaking "alignment of stars" akin to the perfect storm in music that lead to Woodstock. It's a film so extravagant in nature, it was projected in 70mm, a format equal to the scale of its fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm. » 11/07/14 3:53pm 11/07/14 3:53pm

Spook Yourself by Staying Home and Watching Let The Right One In

In the middle of the Twilight media storm of 2008, a film called Let the Right One In came out of Sweden with the completely opposite take on how to make a "vampire movie". The film was an instant hit with filmmakers and critics across the board because of its perfect, minimal approach to horror set in the quiet… » 10/31/14 8:00pm 10/31/14 8:00pm

Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant… » 10/09/14 4:34pm 10/09/14 4:34pm

The Extraordinary Restoration of a 1920s Temple of Cinema

A little over a year ago, I visited the restoration of the run-down King's Theater in Brooklyn. Its moldy walls were being gutted, and what remained intact was being made into molds. The entire main stage and audience seating was filled with scaffolding. But today, fast approaching its deadline, the theater is coming… » 10/03/14 2:28pm 10/03/14 2:28pm

Watch Workers Blow Up Bedrock to Make Way for NYC's Second Ave Subway

After years and years of deliberation, the first phase of the Second Avenue subway is finally getting built. The effort is a lot more complex than you'd even imagine. The New York Times takes us behind the scenes in its third installment of the Living City series—showing us the unintended byproduct of heavy… » 10/02/14 2:32pm 10/02/14 2:32pm

Watch How New York's Enormous Organic Garbage System Works

The process of throwing out garbage in New York City is much more complicated than any of the millions of people living there could ever realize. A mini-documentary by the New York Times does a full observation of the $300 million dollar service top to bottom. » 9/26/14 1:40pm 9/26/14 1:40pm

How to Pull Off the Most Complex Taxidermy of All Time

Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History took the wraps off its newest main attraction: Lonesome George. Lonesome George, the world-famous giant tortoise native to the Galapagos. He passed on in 2012 of natural causes. This set in motion the process to preserve George through the most complex and intricate… » 9/19/14 3:57pm 9/19/14 3:57pm