Posts Tagged ‘oscars’

Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting

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Last night, thanks to a little star-studded tweeting, Ellen DeGeneres managed to break Twitter with a selfie… a selfie that has gone on to break the previous photo retweet record three times over, proving once and for all that all you need for a good photo these days is a smartphone and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Pardon me, did I say good? I meant popular. Read more…

One of Three Academy Awards Ever Given for Still Photography is Up for Auction

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Many people don’t know this, but for a brief stretch of time, there was an Academy Award given out for the category of Still Photography. And now, one of the three of these medals ever awarded is up for auction. Read more…

Oscar-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Used His iPhone When Money Ran Out

When Malik Bendjelloul — director of the Academy Award-winning documentary ‘Searching for Sugar Man‘ — ran out of money just a few necessary shots away from completing his film, he wasn’t sure what he was going to do. He had decided to shoot the film on a Super 8 film camera, but the cost of film had taken a larger toll on his budget than he had expected.

That’s when he stumbled onto the $2 iPhone app that saved his film and, to some extent, is the reason Bendjelloul now has an Oscar sitting on his mantle. Read more…