Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tramvia de Soller from Openminded on Vimeo.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Finnish Summer

Finnish Summer from Marco Menestrina on Vimeo.

Okay, since I'll probably be away from the internet for the next week, and since I found LOTS more great summer videos, I'm keeping the summer-video-theme running for another week.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

More summer fun

Carnival from duplo on Vimeo.

For the end of summer, I'm doing a set of summer-ish videoes.
This is #2 in the series.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Fun

Carnival from cans on Vimeo.

Click the link to go to the full-size video.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

XKCD : "Small Talk:

View the whole thing here (not squashed into a very vertical blog layout) here

Monday, August 18, 2008

Week of summer posts!

This week, its all about summer!
Each day, I've got a new video on summer, focusing on carnivals (I mean, what's summer without one?)


Laughing Heads

I stumbled upon this video last week, and I thought it was kinda cool.
Its really amazing to see what 3D animation can do sometimes, and theres something strange yet compelling about watching three floating heads all react to the same unknown events that we're not privleged to see.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Lowest van in the world

"An automotive mechanic has driven into the record books - by building the world's lowest van.

Andy Saunders converted a 7ft 8ins high VW Camper into a 3.3ft high version - in just three days."

Read more Here


Monday, August 11, 2008

Britain from Above (WAY above)

"A new BBC series makes use of satellite technology to create stunning images of Britain from above. Mark Sanders reports. Andrew Marr presents the series Britain from Above, the first episode of which will be broadcast on Sunday 10 August at 2100 on BBC One. "

Video and photo have always had a strange relationship. Sometimes a video can show things that a photograph can not, but sometimes a photo can show things that a video can not. Specifically, a video is many, many photographs shown in rapid succession - one after another. What you see looks like smooth motion, but every frame (still image that makes up the video) shows only one moment in time. There are a couple ways to alter this - slow motion takes many more frames, and then plays them at a slower speed, so what we see on video appears to happen slower then it does in real life (in some cases,thousands of times slower - like popcorn popping.) Video can also be done in time-lapse, where frames are removed, so that action happens faster then it does in real life - such as taking the construction of a building shot for a year, and condensing it down to an hour-long video.

This video take yet ANOTHER approach. This video tracks the flight paths of airplanes, the connections of cell phones, and the paths cabs take through London, and shows it on a map. Eath path is shown by a line drawn on the map, like the path was actually drawn on the map. But instead of leaving each path on the map, even long after the airplane has landed, or the cab reached its destination, the paths fade away after a time. The result is a great composite, and a really cool video. Check it out here

Friday, August 8, 2008

Scatman John

(I have no idea why I chose to post this. . . .it just seemed like a good idea.)Scat

Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Exploded iPod"

"I love exploded diagrams of objects where you see every piece of the thing. I had the idea to try and make a real life version of one, and picked my iPod to be the victim. The catch was, I wanted it to work even in its exploded form." ~ Billy Chasen, exploded iPod creator.

Take a look at more photos of this iPod (which STILL works) here

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Magic" Milk

Amazing Magic Milk - Watch the best video clips here

Okay, I don't know that I'd say this is exactly "magic" milk, but its still cool to watch/

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jewlery . . .for your contacts?

Okay, the Hello Kitty contacts were one thing. .
This is another.

Jewlery that hangs from contact lenses.

As a photographer (or I suppose most other artists) I value my eyes highly . . .
I don't like contacts to begin with (I know millions of people wear them, I just personally don't like them), and I know of a lot of times were my glasses have kept me from getting something launched into my eye.

But actually taking something and hanging it FROM my eye?
No way. I mean, what happens if it gets caught on something? You could be sneezing, blowing your nose, wiping your face, etc.

Why take the risk?

See more photos and read more about this new idea here

Monday, August 4, 2008

Models dress up as lamps for art exhibit

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find much more information on this yet, other then this one link and image.

" Artist Marianne Maric has dressed up models in lamps and switches for her display in Nancy, France."

When I find more information on this, I'll post an update.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gray or Grey?

So, just how do you spell it?

The answer : either one. The spelling with an "e"is the original (or British, if you will) spelling of it, although the "American"spelling usually uses the "a."

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