They’ve got an ambitious goal: $30,000 with a little under $6,000 pledged at the time of this blog post (with 19 days to go).
I’ll tell you this – I love the idea of Kickstarter, but haven’t really backed a ton of projects to date. Mostly, they’ve been projects started by friends that I wanted to support. But in this case, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is.
There are some really ingenious moments, where they seem to be able to impose a bit of order on something that looks like all kinds of chaos and randomness. In particular: using graduated openings to separate out mushrooms into 10 different sizes (1:31) and automatically aligning mushrooms to the same direction (2:39).
Life at Blair: Time-Lapse Video of Montgomery Blair High School (175,000 Photographs Taken Over 7 Months)
When I first saw this, I assumed the video was created by a teacher or staff member at the school – and the video was something done between classes, bidding the school and students farewell after working there for four years. On reading closer, I realized Tolu was a student – a Senior no less, in his final year.
Captured by photographer Sean White, Terra Sacra Time Lapses spans over 24 countries and six years. It’s a pretty breathtaking bit of video, and really makes you feel like travelling the world more than you have.
This video showcases 9 skaters who do some pretty uncommon tricks, all filmed in beautiful slow-motion. From a hardflip pretzel to a nollie 360 shuv underflip to a Merlin twist… these guys have got some serious skills.
Great animation explaining how we go about measuring incredibly large distances. Created by Royal Observatory Greenwich, it takes some pretty big/complex concepts and distills them down in a really cool/fun way (I love the little 40W lightbulb guys).
Every year, we Americans use over 13 billion pounds of paper towels. That’s right – billions. That is not a small number.
And you know what? I have a confession to make – I’m not helping with that number. I’m someone who’s in the habit of grabbing multiple paper towels to dry my hands. I’ve done this for a while, always with the belief that I needed more than one to fully dry my hands.
For as indifferent as I am towards the tilt-shift technique, this video is absolutely gorgeous to watch. VERY much recommend you do this full-screen to get the full effect.
I’ve rewatched this video several times over, and it’s captivating each and every time. I love Holi, and it’s as much about the colors as it is about how happy everyone looks. Watching this video, I imagine all the celebrations that must have come before, in years past.
The nominees for the 2012 Vimeo Awards are currently up, and accepting votes. There are several categories, so there’s a lot to look through and a lot of videos to get lost in.