Posts Tagged "video"

Sonar: Numeric and Circular Music Visualization

Sonar is an absolutely beautiful animation. It syncs up with the music in a lovely way, and I’ve watched this repeatedly now for a few times. I can’t seem to find much about this, beyond the fact that it was uploaded by YouTube user techdx5 about a year ago. Tracked down the video to Renaud Hallée, who can also be…

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Optimist: Festival of Color, Slow Motion Video

Optimist is a lovely slow-motion video by Brian Thomson, capturing the Festival of Color celebration at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. There are so many lovely moments to this video – the initial few bursts of color, followed by the entire crowd. There’s the kid breaking into a smile at 3:03. This video captures so…

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Extreme Snowmobile Mountain Climb and Fail (Helmet Cam)

Kinetic Energy > Potential Energy > Back to Kinetic Energy. Amazing video, both for the climb itself and for what happens after the rider (nearly) gets to the top. It is by far one of the most spectacular FAIL videos I’ve ever seen. Related:Valparaiso Cerro Abajo: Insane Urban Downhill Race (Helmet Cam)I Keep The Snowmobiles Parked Out BackJaw-Droppingly Awesome Helmet-Cam…

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Giving Medication to the Bunny Rabbits

After a recent visit to the vet, Liz and I found out that our rabbits needed a bit more medication, day to day. Quincy has some liver issues (high liver levels, which suggest an infection), and was also diagnosed as being anemic. Baxter was developing some mats of fur under her chin, and the doctor suggested some pain medication (thinking…

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The Making of an Hourglass

Not sure if it’s the music or the slow motion, or a little of both… but I find this video calming and a little mesmerizing. Created by Marc Newson for Ikepod, these pieces look incredibly lush. I have no practical use for either the 10 or 60 minute hourglasses, but I’d still like one. Much like the Kiva Ford video,…

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Jay Smooth: On T-Pain and Sean Hannity

John Randolph is better known as Jay Smooth, and has been host of the Underground Railroad show on WBAI since 1991. I just found out about him yesterday, and have been watching his numerous video posts on YouTube. I have to say – I love listening to this guy talk. He’s incredibly articulate, incredibly funny… and is someone I would…

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Symmetry

While Symmetry doesn’t hold exactly to its title, it’s still a pretty great juxtaposition of movement/images. [via MetaFilter] Related:Beaker (From The Muppets) Sings “Ode To Joy”Split Screen

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The Colorful Mating Ritual of the Tiny Peacock Spider

Between September and November, the male Peacock spider performs a fascinating courtship ritual using its incredibly colorful abdomen. In addition to waving his legs, the male Peacock spider will also expand a pair of colorful flaps that are reminiscent of its namesake (3:02). I’m normally ok around spiders. They freak me about as much as the next person, but whenever…

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Kiva Ford: Artistic and Scientific Glassblower

Kiva Ford is a scientific glass-maker by day, and an artistic glass-maker by night. And since he’s also able to juggle flaming sticks (he used to be a professional juggler), he’s pretty much awesome all day long. The objects are beautifully made, and the whole mini-doc is beautifully shot. If you’d like to learn more about Ford and his work,…

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Yuri Gagarin: First Orbit

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s incredible journey as the first human being to make it to outer space. While folks all over the world may be celebrating Yuri’s Night, you can share in the celebration by checking out First Orbit. Combining footage shot from the International Space Station with the music of composer Philip Sheppard, Gargarin’s voice…

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Large Musical Device in Forest: Rube Goldberg (Sorta)

Depsite the fact that this is a commercial for some kind of cellphone or cellphone case… it’s still a cool thing to watch. Reading over some of the BB comments, I’d like to stick in the camp that hopes this was entirely for real, and not a product of fancy CGI. I think this is a lovely bit of music…

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Python Chokes Disobedient Kid on School Field Trip

This is precisely why I would never, EVER put a snake around my neck. This is terrible… but is it wrong of me to feel that the kid got what was coming to him for disobeying the snake handler? *shudder* [via teachingsagittarian] Related:Wedding Reception Recon: Lincoln Park And The Notebaert Museum

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Justin Siddons Dancing on the Jumbotron: Bulls Game, United Center

A few weeks ago, my friend Justin Siddons attended a Bulls Game at the United Center. It was a random thing he happened to mention on Twitter. They were good seats, courtside, and he was excited. Shortly after the game… I spotted this post on Facebook. Our friend Utopia commented that Justin had been spotted on the Jumbotron, dancing. In…

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