Is it real? Visual Effects in the Film and Media Industry

The images that we see on the television and other media devices on a daily basis have more computer generated content than ever before in the history of the medium. The level of detail and visual fidelity can sometimes be staggeringly photo realistic these days. They can even go so far as to project a flawlessly re-created version of you favorite deceased stars or idols. These images are so lifelike, that at a distance you would swear that you are looking at the real life person!

Truly the level of precision and amount of detail that can be reproduced are quite literally endless. Pulse.co asks you to just think for a minute about some of the things you have seen on the big screen alone in the past 10 years.

One man responsible for some of these amazing technologies is John Textor.Best known lately for the painstakingly detailed virtual holographic performances you can see on the web.
Being the chairman of the Pulse Evolution Corporation, Textor is staying on the cutting edge of entertainment technology across many platforms and avenues.
A busy man on many fronts, another being the chairman of Digital Domain productions inc., the Director of Multicast Media Technologies inc., and the Director of Multicast Media Networks LLC.
John Textor has been a huge part in leading over 25 feature films and had his hand in many more. Truly a visionary digital creator in his own right.

Yes, the rate at which the visuals creep toward the inevitable (Is it real?) moment is closer and closer indeed. Especially with the ever increasing realism of the new V.R. technologies that are out now, we are sure to have many surprises in store for the future of visual entertainment.

I for one am very excited to see what’s in store for us.

A Smarter Healthier Bulletproof You

Is there anybody out there who does not want to be healthier and smarter? If you have been looking for the magic bullet, and enjoy both coffee and butter, go to Amazon and find this beverage as it may be just what you are looking for to enhance the performance of your body’s health and your IQ! Bulletproof Coffee, who you can follow on InstaGram, the brainchild of Dave Asprey and currently the drink of the rich and famous, can be yours with a few kitchen appliances, ingredients, and a modest amount of work.

Asprey says on Facebook that he struggled with being tired and brain-fogged until an eye-opening trip to Tibet where he drank Yak Butter Tea. LA Weekly pointed out that returning home, he began experimenting to find a health and energy-producing beverage to replicate the effects of the Tibetan tea. Then, Today.com notes that Bulletproof Coffee was born. He tinkered for years perfecting his buttery concoction, finally ending up with a cup of frothed coffee that included one to two tablespoons of butter, and a few teaspoons of MCT or coconut oil. He posted the recipe on his blog in 2009 and can be seen compiling the concoction on you tube, claiming it would reduce cravings, prompt ketosis, and boost the IQ. While this IQ boosting claim remains unsubstantiated, fats are known to benefit brain function.

Billboard suggests that the important ingredients in a cup of this high-octane java are pure coffee from beans without any of the mold or toxins common to ordinary beans, a generous amount of unsalted, grass fed butter and a few teaspoons of MCT oil derived from coconut oil. In addition, on NBC.com they express that you can add other supplements like collagen for great skin and energy, plus many other “bulletproof supplements” sold by the company, but the original ingredients championed by Asprey are the non-toxic coffee, butter, and oil. Bloomberg recommends that to make your own Bulletproof Coffee you need to find a non-toxic coffee bean source, a controlled brewing system with metal filters resembling a pour over or French-press type of coffee maker, some unsalted grass fed butter and MCT oil.

In answer to all those who balk at the idea of adding profuse amounts of fat to one’s diet, Asprey points out to Fast Company that key systems in our bodies, including hormones, brain and cell membranes, require fat. Bulletproof Coffee, a 460-calorie beverage and a meal replacement seems to be the cure for all those people sleepwalking through their day. For more information follow this link to their Wikipedia.