Shot on Google Pixel 6 Pro: TWICE III concert

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Photos by @tphamBU on Twitter



K-Pop super girl group TWICE has kicked off their TWICE III US Tour in LA. Plenty of fans have been sharing photos and videos on social media. And these photos taken by Twitter user @tphamBU really stand out. What was his gadget you ask? It’s a Google Pixel 6 Pro.

Pham’s photos really stand out, garnering thousands of likes and hundreds of retweets on Twitter. Naturally, he has a few favorites.

Main dancer Momo Hirai (and love of this writer’s life) during their “More & More” performance.

This shot of leader Park Jihyo during the Encore.

And this shot, again of Momo, during their “I Can’t Stop Me” stage.

How are the shots so close?

Pham told us that he was seated pretty close to the stage on both days of TWICE’s concert. Specifically, he was at third row, stage right for Day 1, and second row, center for Day 2.

He did say most of the shots were taken with 2x and 4x Zoom on. There were a few shots that were taken with 8x zoom on. Pham, who’s no stranger to taking photos during events, stuck mostly to powers of “2” when zooming in.

Some mobile photography tips

Pham tells us he used to be a journalist, covering sports for a major metro newspaper. He has photography training and used to primarily shoot using a Canon camera.

His most important tip: Composition is everything.

He also adds the following: Use grid lines and levels and shoot a lot. Pham says he took over 1,000 shots per concert. The shots were mostly taken with Auto Night Mode. He didn’t feel the need to edit as he found the Google Pixel 6 Pro’s post-processing to be “pretty damn good.”

If you can’t get enough of these photos, go and give him a follow @tphamBU. He’s still sharing more of his amazing shots from the two concert dates he attended.

TWICE is a nine-member K-Pop girl group under JYP Entertainment. The members are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. They debuted in 2015 with the song “Like Ooh-Aah” and gained massive popularity with their songs “Cheer Up”, and “TT.”

In 2021, they released their first US single “The Feels” which was later on revealed to be part of their latest full album, Formula of Love.

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Netflix anime adaptation of Ōoku: The Inner Chambers coming in May

More titles announced



Ōoku: The Inner Chambers.

Netflix unveiled its upcoming slate of titles at AnimeJapan 2023, which includes PLUTO, Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune¸ and the anime adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ōoku: The Inner Chambers.

The manga PLUTO is based on Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy “The Greatest Robot on Earth” arc from 1964.

The award-winning masterpiece is a suspenseful drama set in the future, where humans and high-functioning robots live in harmony.

Coming in May 2023, Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune is an animated series adapted from Carlo Zen’s military science fiction novel. Here, Akira Ihotsu is a young man who spends his days rebelling against an oppressive society set in future Earth.

He will be joined by misfits from several other nations to make a stand against the Pan-Star System Trade Federation.

Inspired by the historic women’s quarters of the Edo Castle, Ōoku: The Inner Chambers, meanwhile, is a tale where gender roles have been reversed.

A mysterious plague has caused a rapid decline in the male population, leading to women taking roles of authority in the Edo society.

Curiously, women took the names of men when succeeding the family line, something Yoshimune tries to unravel as looks at the history of the inner chambers.

Also coming this calendar year is a broad lineup of film and series across several genres:

  • Ultraman final season (May 11)
  • Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King (June 16)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburg Part 2 (August 2023)
  • Kengan Ashura Season 2 (September 2023)
  • BASTARD!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-: Season 2 (2023)
  • GAMERA -Rebirth- (2023)
  • My Happy Marriage (2023)
  • Akuma Kun (2023)

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The MoGo 2 is a convenient projector you can take anywhere

Available soon



Image source: XGIMI

Watching movies everywhere is much easier today. If you want to watch something while on a trip, just pop out Netflix on your phone. However, viewers who want better video and audio quality need more complicated setups to take their films on the go. XGIMI, improving on its previous design, has launched a convenient solution with its new MoGo 2 series of projectors.

Looking at both projectors in the series, the series looks more like a speaker than a projector. However, its smaller size allows for more portability, allowing users to take the projector and watch movies everywhere they go.

And, despite the tiny figure, both projectors pack a lot of technology. The series has a color gamut coverage of up to 90 percent of the DCI-P3 range. Plus, it deploys the D65 color temperature standard, widely used by Hollywood today. With these technologies, the projectors should be color-accurate for today’s movies.

For sound, the projectors tout 8W speakers, capable of a variety of different modes, depending on what you are watching.

The regular MoGo 2 sports Smart ISA (or Intelligent Screen Adaptation) 1.0, which automatically adjusts and refocuses the image, depending on the surface. On the other hand, the Pro model sports Smart ISA 2.0. The improved standard has better surface detection and carefully dims the projector’s glare when a person or a pet passes through the beam of light.

Both projectors will put out images with 400 ISO lumens. However, the regular MoGo 2 will project in 720p resolution. Meanwhile, the MoGo 2 Pro shows images in 1080p resolution.

Plus, the new series can now get power from a power bank.

The series will start shipping on April 25. The MoGo 2 retails for US$ 399. The MoGo 2 Pro retails for US$ 599. Preorders are available now.

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Netflix will revive Scott Pilgrim as an anime

Back with the original cast



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Released over a decade ago, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has grown into a modern cult classic. Though the movie was released to a middling performance at the box office, it quickly grew a dedicated following. Now, almost 13 years later, the oddball title has another shot at turning its cult classic status into an actual classic.

Today, Netflix has announced that it is creating an anime series based on the Scott Pilgrim series. Japanese animation studio Science SARU will head the new title. In the past, the studio created titles such as Shinichiro Watanabe’s Space Dandy. Series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will write and executive produce the anime series. Meanwhile, Edgar Wright, who directed the live-action adaptation, will return as director. Anamanaguchi is also returning to create more music for the series.

Even more surprising, the entire cast is coming back. Michael Cera is back as the titular character. As is Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Brie Larson, Ellen Wong, Brandon Routh, Chris Evans, and Jason Schwartzman.

The original series, which started off as a six graphic novels, tells the tale of Scott Pilgrim’s romantic life with Ramona Flowers, who has an eccentric past. In order to officially date her, Scott has to defeat Ramona’s seven superpowered evil exes. Though the graphic novels were already steeped in pop culture, the live-action adaptation leaned into its strengths even further with gaming-inspired graphics and edits.

It’s unclear where the anime will take the series next. In a statement to Netflix, Wright hinted that it might be sequel or a continuation of the original story. Then again, it might not be. Either way, the director promises that it will be “way more adventurous than just a straight adaptation of the original books.”

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