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‘Rick and Morty’ Prop Designer Talks About Creating Unusual Spaceships and Unique Devices for the Show

‘Rick and Morty’ Prop Designer Talks About Creating Unusual Spaceships and Unique Devices for the Show

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Rick and Morty Prop Process

Brent Noll, the very talented lead prop designer for the sublime animated series Rick and Morty, shared with Adult Swim what goes into creating unique weapons, mind-blowing and bizarre devices (like the Portal Gun and the Plumbus), and unusual vehicles for the series, particularly spaceships.

The biggest and most important prop …is the UFO which is Rick’s spaceship. …A fair part of the job has got to be just drawing spaceships. Like that’s my reason to live and it’s always the most rewarding. And then typically everything explodes in ‘Rick and Morty’.

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Jukebox, A Neural Network That Can Imitate the Recognizable Musical Styles of Popular Performers

Jukebox, A Neural Network That Can Imitate the Recognizable Musical Styles of Popular Performers

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Jukebox OpenAI

San Francisco research laboratory Open AI has developed Jukebox, a neural network that imitates recognizable music and singing styles of popular performers. Here’s their full research paper.

Introducing Jukebox, a neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles. We’re releasing a tool for everyone to explore the generated samples, as well as the model and code.

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German Polka Band Performs a Bouncy Cover of the Classic Guns n’ Roses Song ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’

German Polka Band Performs a Bouncy Cover of the Classic Guns n’ Roses Song ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’

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German Oberkreiner (Slovenian polka) band The Heimatdamisch performed a really bouncy, horn-laden cover of the classic Gun n’ Roses song ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ while dressed in traditional lederhosen.

The band covers other rock and pop songs from the 1980s and 1990s including “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC, “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden, and “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

(translated) The formation around their bandleader, arranger and musical director Florian Rein once again demonstrates in their new program how well current chart hits, rock classics and pop songs of the 80s and 90s work in Oberkrainer sound. No matter whether Guns n ‘Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine”, “Thunderstruck” from AC / DC or Britney Spears’ “Hit me baby one more time”, THE HEIMATDAMISCH puts on all these hits Lederhosen and surprises with musically sophisticated and funny and surprising arrangements.

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