A Hidden Figures augmented reality app puts invisible scientific geniuses all over America –

TheVerge: The film Hidden Figures, releasedhiddenfigures-1200x646 late last year, follows three under-recognized female mathematicians who helped NASA launch humanity into space in the 1960s. So in order to promote it, IBM and The New York Times Company are putting literally hidden figures all around the US, waiting to be discovered with your phone.

More: Uploadvr, VRscout

How the Scottish locations of Trainspotting have changed in the last 20 years –

BFI: Danny Boyle’s era-definingtrainspotting-1996-009-ewan-mcgregor-running-street-00n-rsc cult movie Trainspotting was
filmed in a variety of locations around Edinburgh and Glasgow. Would Mark Renton and co recognise these places today…

More: TheGuardian, BuzfeedMetro

Cirque Du Soleil Gets New Virtual Reality Experience ‘Dreams of O’ –

Variety: Award-winning virtual reality stucirque-du-soleil-dreams-o-gear-vr2dio Felix & Paul released a new virtual reality experience in cooperation with Cirque Du Soleil at CES in Las Vegas Thursday. “Dreams of O” takes the viewer on a 12-minute journey into the underwater world of “O,” the Cirque show that’s been playing in Vegas for close to 20 years…

More: VRscout, Roadtovr, Digitaltrends

Casey Affleck: Seven Essential Films –

BFI: Affleck has proven tcaseyo be a cinematic renaissance man, taking on key creative roles on Gerry (2002), which he co-wrote, and I’m Still Here (2010), which he directed. In 2017, following the awards season hoopla for Manchester by the Sea, Affleck fans can look forward to seeing him reunited with Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery and co-star Rooney Mara for A Ghost Story (2017), a film shot in relative secrecy during the summer of 2016…

Screenwriting Contests 2017 –

ScreenCraft’s screenwriting conte2017-screencraft-contest-genre-1170x630sts are dedicated to discovering talented screenwriters and connecting them with producers, agents and managers. Our contests uniquely tailor the prize package and jury for each contest (eliminating potential genre bias) by specializing in screenplay competitions by genre…Screencraft

‘Arrival’ Masters the Art of Subtle VFX –

Nofilmschool: When we spoke to Bradford Younarrival_globalwar_spotg, the DP of Arrival, earlier this year, he revealed how he and director Denis Villeneuve worked to unshackle themselves from the conventions of science fiction to create a more delicate—even mundane—visual approach. This subtlety permeated the entire production, including visual effects—an atypical choice for contemporary alien movies.

More: VFXblog, Slashfilm