gnossienne: Art in Cinema: Caspar David Friedrich (“The Abbey…

Sunday, December 27th, 2015


Art in Cinema: Caspar David Friedrich (“The Abbey in the Oakwood”, 1809) in The Revenant (2015)

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marykatewiles: It’s that time again, time for Craftversations,…

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015


It’s that time again, time for Craftversations, and this month I’m getting festive with Joey Richter! Tune in as we make little pinecone Christmas trees and talk School of Thrones, I Ship It, and Muzzled the Musical. And stay tuned for part two coming Friday!

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redshoesnblueskies: lies: Favorite practical effects: The war…

Thursday, July 9th, 2015



Favorite practical effects: The war rig vs. the berm

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Svefn-g-englar, Hoppípolla, Glósóli

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Svefn-g-englar, Hoppípolla, Glósóli

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recycledmoviecostumes: This bonnet has been seen in several…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


This bonnet has been seen in several productions. It was first created for the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, where it was worn on Rosamund Pike as Jane Bennet.  It was used again in 2007 on Jessica Ashworth as Lucy Lefroy in Becoming Jane.  It was used a second time in 2007 in Northanger Abbey on Catherine Walker as Eleanor Tilney.   In 2009 it was seen twice – first on Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, and then in the mini-series Emma, where it was worn on Christina Cole as Mrs.Elton.

Costume Credit: Anna, Mei, Paola

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finding-things-out: Iridescent butterfly wings Iridescent…

Friday, October 11th, 2013


Iridescent butterfly wings

Iridescent surfaces, such as butterfly wings, help animals to elude potential predators. When these insects fly, the upper surface of their wings continually changes from bright blue to dull brown because the angle of the light striking the wing changes. As the butterflies move their wings up and down during flight, they seem to disappear, and then reappear a short distance away, looking like ethereal flashes of bright blue light. The dark undersides of their wings strengthen this effect. Combined with an undulating pattern of flight, this ability to change color quickly makes them difficult for predators to pursue.

The wings of butterflies and moths consist of a colorless translucent membrane covered by a layer of scales (the name of the order is Lepidoptera, meaning “scaly wings”). Each scale is a flattened outgrowth of a single cell and is about 100 µm long and 50 µm wide. The scales overlap like roof tiles and completely cover the membrane, appearing as dust to the naked eye.

The iridescence is caused by multiple slit interference. Sunlight contains a full range of light wavelengths. “Interference” occurs when light hitting the wing interacts with light reflected off the wing.

Light is a wave. If the crests and the troughs of the waves are aligned, or in phase, they will cause constructive interference, and iridescence is the result. One light wave hits the first groove, and a second light wave travels half of a wavelength to another groove, and is then reflected back in phase with the first.

If the crest of one wave meets the trough of another wave (out of phase), they will cancel each other out, as destructive interference occurs.

Moth and butterfly wings up close by Linden Gledhill

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