What Blade Runner Teaches Us About Great Filmmaking and Believable World Building #cyberpunk

There are certain sci-fi films that never seem to age. This is a significant feat in a genre where our projections of the future are constantly changing and real-world technology is always catching up. 2001: A Space Odyssey is probably the most impressive, almost uncanny example of this. And so is Blade Runner.

In this excellent 20 minute mini-doc on the making of Blade Runner, Cinema Tyler looks at the background and influences of the film, the construction of its very believable world, and what one can learn about great filmmaking in general from studying it.

There is so much great stuff in here, like concept artist, Syd Mead, talking about the visual concept of “accumulation,” building layers, repairs, upgrades, add-ons, weather and abuse into objects to give them a history and a greater believability.

Blade Runner is also a classic example of going overboard (in a good way) with props, signage, and massive amounts of other details that may never even be seen on screen. It is this obsession with detail that helps create a world where we can almost feel what we can’t see, thus rendering a world we can believe in. A world that was believable in 1982 and is still seducing our imaginations almost four decades later.


Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 26,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Be outdoor ready

Electronics — When do I use X10?

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: CircuitPython 6.1.0.RC0, Blinka Explained, and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Our Favorite IoT Projects from 2020

Microsoft MakeCode — Space Jam, The MakeCode Show & More!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — NEW PRODUCTS – Ultra Flexible White LED Strips – 480 per meter – 5m long – Warm White + Cool White

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.