“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
— Quentin Tarantino explaining why he didn’t use the song in “Django Unchained.”
Illustrations of Chladni patterns and, in particular, their relevance to violin construction.
When a violin (or, indeed any plate) is made to vibrate at specific frequencies, known as modes, standing waves are set up. By covering the surface with filings or sand, we can view the shape of these waves. The particles will naturally drift towards stationary areas, known as nodes.
Three modes for the violin are shown here, though it has many more. These are used to ensure symmetry and shape precision in the final instrument.
- Kahlil Gibran (via holdentumblr)