I don’t know about everyone else, but I love watching awards shows. Whether they be the Grammy’s, VMA’s, Oscar’s, and so on. Last night I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 and a half hours of awards. It’s so intriguing to me to see how much really goes into the creation of movies. If anyone else watched them, you know the movies that did the best were Gravity, 12 Years A Slave, and Dallas Buyers Club. Elle DeGeneres did an amazing job hosting as anyone could have predicted that she would, with her sarcastic comments and witty mind. At one point in the show, she asked Meryl Streep to join her in a “selfie” so that they could break the record for most retweets. She then asked Julia Roberts to join, then Channing Tatum, then Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, and so on. I’m sure many of you that have Twitter were able to see the photo. I decided to retweet it. I found an interesting article on Fox news that discusses this popular “selfie” and how Ellen DeGeneres would have been able to include more celebs in her photo if only she took a few following steps, some steps that I need to consider when I am piling people into one of my own pictures. The article gives some advice such as:
“To fit a bigger crowd into your shot, attach an Olloclip or Photojojo lens to your phone. (Put the least important people—or those whom you like the least—on the edges of the group, because faces there can get distorted.) And use your phone’s rear-facing camera rather than the lower-resolution front-facing one” (Sullivan).