Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to a pioneering filmmaker, a survey of museums under the 'Beyoncé Effect,' and more in our roundup of the web this week

Farewell to Pioneering Filmmaker, Agnès Varda Boundary-breaking French filmmaker Agnès Varda passed away. Radical, feminist, experimental and spirited, her films explored taboo subjects and while they weren’t commercially successful, they remain powerfully influential and rich with wisdom. One of her earlier films, Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962) explores existentialism, narcissism and pain through a decidedly feminine lens—Peter Bradshaw writes, the film “is news that …

Instantly Upload and Edit 4K Footage With Gnarbox

A new hard drive and hotspot combination called the Gnarbox hopes to aid on-the-go filmmakers and photographers. The pocket-sized gadget allows users to instantly upload high-resolution 4K video and edit footage directly through a mobile app, cutting out the need for a laptop, external hard drive and other cords. Finalized footage can then be quickly backed-up and saved before being shared to social media or …