Compiti per il weekend – 22/07/2017
In questa rubrica vi segnaliamo articoli e video che abbiamo trovato interessanti, sfiziosi, gustosi o, insomma, degni di essere menzionati, e che sono più o meno legati ai temi che ci piace trattare su Outcast. Gli articoli e i video non sono necessariamente in italiano, anzi, è tristemente probabile che non lo siano. La periodicità dell’appuntamento potrebbe essere settimanale, ma vai a sapere.
A translator's tale: Inside the building of Final Fantasy 12's Ivalice (leggi l'articolo su Eurogamer)
Mastuno deserves some credit, of course, but what helped make Final Fantasy 12 so special is the freedom given to its localisation team to bring a little extra to its magical world of Ivalice. Smith, working alongside Reeder, was given a huge amount of leeway when it came to the localisation of Final Fantasy 12, allowing their work to truly flourish into something spectacular.
Mind Games: Dissecting Get Even's Narrative-Mechanics Synergy (leggi l'articolo su Gamasutra)
Through the leveraging of in-game memories and philosophies pertaining to human perception, The Farm 51 has managed to find opportunities to build mechanics and systems around the in-game events and vice-versa.
Valar Morghulis (All men must die) - An illustrated guide to all 1,243 deaths in “Game of Thrones” (leggi l'articolo sul Washington Post)
Before the “Game of Thrones” Season 7 premiere, The Washington Post took a look back and noted every on-screen death from the first six seasons. Here are all 1,243 deaths, including who, how, why and where. But be warned, that number will undoubtedly rise. After all, “Valar Morghulis” (all men must die).
Rape Choreography Makes Films Safer, But Still Takes a Toll on Cast and Crew (leggi l'articolo su LA Weekly)
With this many on-screen rape scenes being produced, people like MacNair are needed more than ever on set to supervise. "These actresses are playing a vulnerable part, and they're half naked, so I'm assisting for safety reasons," MacNair says. "If [the production] didn't have a choreographer, I would not trust it."
The Netflix Prize: How a $1 Million Contest Changed Binge-Watching Forever (leggi l'articolo su Thrill List Entertainment)
Why the hell would a tech giant even do that? While it's common for successful corporations to protect their data like pirates guarding treasure, at the time CEO Reed Hastings was looking for a way to increase the efficiency of Cinematch, the software the company rolled out in 2000 to recommend movies you might enjoy.
Netflix Is Not the Problem: Why Bad Theatrical Presentations Are Destroying the Experience (leggi l'articolo su IndieWire)
Those of us who work in the industry, and argue passionately for the primacy of the theatrical experience, have been spoiled by the opportunities at our disposal. Members of the media typically attend press screenings in which distributors and publicists make sure we have the best picture and sound.