The day dawned. And the videos rolled in. We had allowed people one week to upload their stuff, but even by the end of day one, it was obvious we were going to far surpass our estimates. By the week's end, we had soundly beaten the record – with more than 81,000 contributions. Some arrived in unexpected ways. A Slovak film-maker called Marek emailed to say he had, coincidentally, been filming in Nepal that day. Did I want to see the footage? I said yes and told him where to send it. Two days later, Marek showed up in person bearing a hard drive. His footage of a Korean cyclist who has been cycling around the world for seven years, visiting over 190 countries, became one of the building blocks of the film. … [Read more...] about Life in a Day: Around the world in 80,000 clips
Biggest insect in the world
They are frustrated that their only option is to refer patients to test and trace, Marshall added. “Many GPs have reported to the college that they are being inundated with queries from patients about testing who are struggling to access a test or having to travel miles to get one, the workload implications of which are significant, particularly as there is nothing GPs can do to help them.” … [Read more...] about Lack of Covid tests ‘forcing NHS GPs and nurses to stay off work’
What is a Google Doodle? Google founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second 'o' of Google to show they were out of office at the Burning Man festival and with that, Google Doodles were born. … [Read more...] about Google’s 22nd birthday celebrated in special Doodle today
She added: “I have realised how much of a s***hole organisation Turning Point USA is, and am glad I got out of this bulls*** before I invested my whole life into it, let alone just my senior year of college.” … [Read more...] about Who is Charlie Kirk and what is Turning Point?
Still, I’m far more positive than I was in March. I made a decision early on not to just wait. I wanted to find out as much as possible about how to survive in the new world. I’m a qualified Covid supervisor for film sets now. I did my own shoot, for a four-minute film on anamorphics, and I wrote and produced a self-funded short film, based on the experiences of lockdown back in June – basically to keep myself busy and mentally occupied. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t sleep. I’m afraid to open the post’: Covid’s continued effect for film industry workers