this image is quite literally six years old now and that’s wild to me. there are actual real live human beings younger than this .jpg who are walking and talking unassisted. i feel so old. i feel death approaching. will i sleep? will i dream?
Old 4chan memes are so incomprehensible now. Matthew and I were just talking about this last night, I was describing a Hot Topic in 2003. “It was a simpler, more ancient time,” I said, “When a meme had a real longetivity to it. Years and years. And when somebody understood the bizarre reference, it was actually really cool, like: Yeah! We’re both internet weirdos! High-five! Now I see something funny and I’m already immediately exhausted by it, because tomorrow it’ll be on the Ellen show and my grandma will share it on facebook, and next week you can buy it on t-shirts at Urban Outfitters, and six months from now it’s going to be in a bunch of parody movie trailers. By the time South Park gets it in their show six days later it’s stale. It won’t go quietly into the night like ‘I’ma chargin mah lazers’ — an honorable death, at the highest it could go. It just immediately is sold and consumed and fucking awful. Immediately. And then it’s dead, before it even happened.”
this is beautiful
I have absolutely nothing polite to say about last night’s Person of Interest.
I woke this morning and went on Tumblr to find out that Joss’ death was intended from the very beginning? In addition, she dies taking the bullet for John? I honestly thought Simmons was actually aiming for her and John was just collateral. So is that suppose to make me happy? She becomes the…
[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t watched Tuesday nightâ’s episode of Person of Interest!]
Okay, just, hell no. These guys have delusions of grandeur and stones the size of marbles. If they wanted to do something that gut-punched you and made you believe that no character was safe, they would have killed off JOHN. Which, don’t get me wrong, I would be heartbroken, but it would have been shocking and amazing and even smart.
This is just a boring, by the book fridging, executed clumsily, and they threw away one of their best characters on it right after they invested serious time in her and could easily have positioned her for stepping up to another level.
Person of Interest - The Crossing
Yes. This is why that romantic speech made me so angry. You can’t just reuse the same emotional note for every relationship! They fucked up both Carter/Reese and Finch/Reese at the same time!
The moment with Carter should have been about Number Crunch, or it could have been about even more, it could have been about him saying, “It took me a long time to believe I deserved to live. It’s taken me even longer to believe I deserved to love somebody again.” THAT is what it should have been.
It’s like the writers didn’t even care enough about the other characters (Carter or Finch) and the relationships enough to hit the right notes for the pairing. Because the only thing that actually mattered to them was about maximizing John’s pain and drama.
OH MY GOD I’m still so mad!
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can i just take a moment to yell angrily about how much i love Shaw on Person of Interest
"damaged, emotionally stunted, violent weirdos with one single fuck left to give and one person to give it to" is the fucking song of my people
like i’m actually upset that they gave me two for the price of one on this show because how did they know that about me
Motion Tracking and Machine Targets
It’s probably a better idea to make vector targets rather than using jpegs, as they’ll get pretty distorted when you start flinging them around in 2.5d. You can either make them with masks in AE following the scopes tutorial, or draw them in smth like Illustrator or Photoshop (shapes) and import. You can copy and paste shapes, objects and paths frome those apps right onto a solid in AE and they’ll show up as masks.
To make the little targets follow things like heads or cars you need to do some motion tracking. Tracking is a key skill in AE so if you’re not familiar with it check out Basic Training: Motion Tracking as a good introduction. Pay particular attention to the method shown at 13 minutes in. This is the method to use to attach machine targets to moving subjects.
Barring the plugins like Cameratracker, there are several different ways to track (different kinds of) motion: Mocha, Track Motion, Track Camera. Mostly you can just use the Track Motion in AE, like so:
- Bring your clip into AE
- Go to Animation > Track Motion
- Identify an area of contrast on your subject and set up the track point over that
- Analyse forwards and make adjustments
- Go to Layer > New > Null Object
- Back to your Tracker window, choose Edit Target > Null Object > Apply
- Bring in your target, select it in the timeline and hit P to bring up the Position property.
- Alt click on the position property in your target layer and pickwhip it to the position property of the null.
- Adjust your target so it’s over the head properly
AEP DL (with just an example target, not a proper POI one)
Our Vividcon 2013 premiere!
Fandom: Person Of Interest - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: John Reese, Harold Finch, Lionel Fusco, Joss Carter
Additional Tags: Team, Vividcon, Fanvids, Embedded Video
Summary: Team Machine