Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s dreamy delivery isn’t the only thing animating Fox’s Cosmos. New Blu-ray and DVD editions, out June 10, provide a look behind the show’s unique visual style.
“We came up with a style of backgrounds for the backdrops, of layering photorealistic images with mystical effects and smoke to create a diorama feel,” says consulting animation producer Kara Vallow in the feature. “We’re creating an entire world within the cosmos.”
If you thought “Project Runway” was juicy and addictive, with its fashion drama queens, speed-design challenges, and icy judges, imagine injecting it with the raging hormones of adolescence. There you have the premise of Lifetime’s newly announcedThreads, a “Project Runway”-inspired fashion competition reality show for teenage designers.
"I think now the larger popular culture realizes that everybody is nerdy about something, it makes people who might not be nerdy about traditional nerd things be a little more comfortable with it." - wilwheaton
Comedy Central (comedycentral) President Michele Ganeless reveals some details about the network’s next big late-night bet.
The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Larry Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines of The View or Real Time With Bill Maher. … The idea is for the group to reflect a range of points of view. “It’s not being done right now in late night—a panel of diverse voices, a panel of underrepresented voices,” says Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “This is the African American point of view, the female point of view, the Latino point of view, on all issues of the day. It’s holistic—it’s not just about looking at a black point of view and black issues. It’s giving these underrepresented voices an opportunity to be heard on all issues. That array of voices will be a big part of the show.”
Elliott Kalan was an intern at The Daily Show (thedailyshow). Then he became a production assistant, a segment producer, a writer, and now, head writer. Here, Kalan talks to Co.Create about the kinds of choices that can help sustain momentum in a career that requires creativity.
“I wish there was a comedy census that the government would send out like ‘Here’s the top percentile of funny people in America. You should hire them.’ But unfortunately that program I think got shot down. Probably by the Republicans.”
“Democrats became, unfortunately, a centrist party, and I think, in a lot of ways, a right of center party. And the Republicans just took the short bus to crazy town. So it’s usually not a big decision on who’s the worse one in any given district.”
A bowl of honey oozes into frame. A cup of cocoa is carefully tipped to spill in casual opulence. Nuts and seeds are sprinkled everywhere. A cutting board is turned a few millimeters to the perfect angle. Whose hands are doing the work? We never know.
This isn’t a professional food photo shoot. It’s a live cooking show called nowyourecooking. By Stockholm creative agency House of Radon, in a promotion for Electrolux, the video looks nothing like your average Food Network programming, in which an overzealous personality talks you through the steps of making some new spin on boneless skinless chicken breasts. Instead, there are no words at all, as a camera fixates on a meticulously staged and styled kitchen surface, and you watch dishes get prepared like a cover of Saveur has come to life.