Posts Tagged "video"

Bridge Eaters: Tilt-Shift, Time Lapse Demolition

This is a great tilt-shift, time-lapse video from Daily Dose of Imagery. I’ve been a fan of Sam Javanrouh for a while now, and his daily photo blog is one you should consider adding to your feeds. I’m generally not all that wild about the tilt-shift effect, myself. But there’s something about adding the time-lapse element, that gives a very…

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Scrapertown: Short Documentary on Scraper Bikes

Interested in joining? It’s easy: In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7 y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), Create your own Scraper Bike…(It Has To Be Amazing, Or Else You Can’t Ride). [via BoingBoing] Related:Critical Mass Bikers, Logan SquareJosh…

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How Ink is Made: Visually Stunning Video

This is a visually stunning video from The Printing Ink Company, showing how ink is created out of powder and varnish. I started watching this thinking I’d return and finish it later… but got sucked right in. I’ve never seen a YouTube video look this good before! My favorite quotation from the short film: “Well you can see there’s a…

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Stunning Kinetic Wave Sculptures – Reuben Margolin

Artist and Maker Reuben Margolin has an uncanny ability to create sculptures that capture the feel of natural movements. Looking at his work, it’s hard not to be mesmerized both by the water-like motion of his pieces… but also by the incredibly complex mechanical components that make the motion possible. It’s fascinating to get a tour of his workshop, and…

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Felix Jung, 20×2 Chicago: Who Knew?

On Friday, I was proud to be one of the folks invited to participate in 20×2, a presentation format where 20 people are all asked to answer the same question. The catch? Each person only has 2 minutes on stage. En route to Martyrs’, right around Logan and Western, we realized we had a flat tire. We ended up ditching…

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Taking Chicago’s Blue Line, Completely In The Dark

I was waiting for a Blue Line Train at the Jackson stop yesterday evening, when the strangest thing happened. The car that pulled up to me was completely dark. No lights were working on the interior, and the whole thing was mostly empty. I think there were maybe 3 or four people sitting there, in the dark, quietly staring straight…

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Helmet Camera: Free Climbing a 1768 Foot Guided Tower

This is video of a technician free climbing 1768 feet to the top of a transmissions tower, for repairs. Just so you know, that’s higher than the Sears Tower! All the footage comes from a camera, mounted on the helmet of the technician. It’s a little wobbly in spots, but it really gives you the false sense that you’re looking…

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Tokyo Time-Lapse: inter // states by Samuel Cockedey

inter // states is a great time-lapse video of Tokyo by Samuel Cockedey. If your computer can handle it, I highly recommend going to Vimeo’s site to view this in HD, full screen. While the main visuals are usually cars or trains speeding by in a blur of light, I found myself drawn to some of the smaller details: lights…

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Month at the Museum: Favorite Videos

The Month at the Museum contest is in full swing, with the deadline taking place on Wednesday, 8/11. It seems over 1,000 people entered the contest, hoping to be the person selected to reside for a month inside Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. In terms of what’s next, there’s just the waiting around. According to the contest rules, semifinalists…

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Tom Scott and Matt Gray: Breaking the News

Sometime funny man Tom Scott and friend Matt Gray set out on a fairly unique (and funny) contest: to get in the background of as many live television broadcasts as possible on during Budget Day, 2009. Tom was on foot with an Oyster card, enabling him to travel via the Underground; Matt had a Ford Fiesta. Both were in contact…

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Indian Pole Gymnastics

From Wikipedia: Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport. The word “Mallakhamb” is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb…

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Month at the Museum: My Video and Application

In October, the Museum of Science and Industry will begin a contest entitled Month at the Museum – where one participant gets to spend an entire month living, eating, and sleeping within the museum. You’re not allowed to leave the museum grounds, but if you can make it the full 30 days you get a laptop, a camera, and $10,000…

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Lanyards

While browsing around on MetaFilter, I happened across a post about lanyards. If you’ve ever gone to summer camp, you likely recognize the name. I was reminded of Billy Collins’ poem, The Lanyard, and was delighted to find a clip of him reading the poem on YouTube (I actually mentioned this poem before, but at the time all that was…

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