Posts Tagged "video"

First Snow in Wellington, New Zealand, In Over 30 Years

You weren’t always so grown up. Remember when you used to run outside, to play in the sun or the rain? Or better yet, when you would spend hours out in the snow, building forts and snowmen? This was back when you didn’t get so cold so quickly, when you could go without gloves and your laughter kept you warm….

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Parallel Lines: Video Contest Using Only Six Lines of Dialogue

Parallel Lines was a video contest run by electronic company Philips, requiring entrants to adhere to a very specific set of rules. All videos had to be under 3 minutes and could only contain six lines of dialogue: “What is that?,” “It’s? a unicorn,” “Never seen one up close before,” “Beautiful,” “Get away, get away,” and “I’m sorry.” The first…

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Metropolis II: Mechanical City With 1,100 Toy Cars

Metropolis II is fantastic city, created by artist Chris Burden. It boasts 18 roadways, which are travelled upon by 1,100 cars. Along with his chief engineer, Zak Cook, the project took the two of them four years to build. My favorite moment is at 4:36, when the camera pulls back and shows the piece in its entirety. That sound you’re…

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Captain Awesome

Captain Awesome is about to save the day once again, when an upset stomach threatens to ruin it all. Created by The Animation Workshop, it’s incredibly funny, super slick, and well… awesome. [via MetaFilter] Related:The Awesome Foundation: Providing $1,000 For Your Awesome IdeasThis Is A Useless (And Awesome) MachineI Have No Idea What This Is, But This Video Is Awesome

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Derren Brown Takes on Nine Chess Masters, Simultaneously

Derren Brown, famous mentalist and mind-trick guy, challenges 9 chess masters… simultaneously. And the amazing thing? He ends up winning more than he loses. I guess this is an old trick, but still fun to watch Brown in action. All the YouTube videos I could find of this had the embedding disabled, so you’ll have to view the video on…

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Kilian Martin: A Skate Escalation/Regeneration

Below are two videos of Kilian Martin. They’re incredibly well done, and all sorts of mesmerizing. My jaw drops, looking at some of the moves this guy can pull off. Some days, when I’m doing nothing more than walking down the street… I trip. For no good reason. And then there’s this guy. [via MetaFilter]

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Plot Device

Though it’s technically a commercial for a visual effects package, I still think Plot Device is a fun video to watch. Very silly, and very well done… [via BoingBoing]

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus is an interesting visualization of the complex thing that is the Stuxnet worm. Created by Patrick Clair, this short infographic video provides a nice summary of what Stuxnet is and how it differs from your regular, run of the mill virus or worm. However, it’s a quick overview. If you haven’t read it yet,…

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Music Awards Stage, Setup and Breakdown: Two Week Time-Lapse Video

This is a time-lapse video of construction for the 2010 Much Music Video Awards. Spanning over two weeks, the footage covers both the setup and breakdown (and if you look really closely, you’ll see Katy Perry, Ke$sha, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus near the end). Shot by Sam Javanrouh , who is also the guy behind Daily Dose of Imagery….

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NYC Intersection: Video of Pedestrians, Cyclists and Cars

3-Way Street is a short video by Ron Gabriel, highlighting the oftentimes dangerous interactions between pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. There’s a lot of bad behavior all around: cyclists running red lights and going the wrong way down streets, pedestrians jaywalking and ignoring oncoming traffic, and cars… well, cars doing what they normally do in NYC. Created as part of Ron’s…

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Japanese, Full-Contact King of the Hill

So here’s pretty much my synopsis of what’s going on here: guys are trying to get to the top of a pole. Team A guards the pole with a throng of people at the base. A handful of Team A members are standing on people’s shoulders guarding the middle, and there’s one Team A guy at the top. Team B…

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Wiz Kid Jr., New Gameplay Video

A new gameplay video was just released for Wiz Kid Jr., an arcade puzzle game for Android devices, from the folks at Super Combo Collective. Which, incidentally, is none other than my good friends Chris and Matt. I’ve had the chance to play this game a lot, and I can say with confidence that it’s a great game, and incredibly…

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First Triple Backflip on BMX: Helmet Cam

So I didn’t even realize this was a thing – that up until now, no one had successfully completed a triple backflip on a BMX bike before. This is a short but sweet video capturing the achievement. I shudder to think what might have happened, had he not pulled this off successfully. The small helmet cams of today are churning…

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The Art of Drowning, by Billy Collins (Animated Poem)

As many of you know, I’m a huge fan of Billy Collins. I happened across an animation of one of his poems this morning, and wanted to share it. It’s silly, but the “Related” section is actually longer than my post. If you enjoyed this poem, consider digging through some of the links below. Lots of previously good stuff there….

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