Youtube: World’s first manned RC Helicopter flight.
Next up, drone gymnastics in the Olympics?
ArtDaily: “Craft in America: Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy” to premiere on PBS.
“Craft in America: Industry explores the business of the handmade, taking us to workshops where artists are crafting the future and making contributions to the local and national economies. INDUSTRY highlights the important connection between the consumer and the maker and explores the value of exquisitely crafted handmade objects in today’s creative economy. ”
The Dissolve: Film preservation 2.0.
“Archivists can use whatever media best suit their needs. But right now, there aren’t any great options.” Punched paper tape, perhaps? I was lamenting this just the other day. Via MeFi.
Youtube: Maserati 3500GT Will Make You Fall in Love.
Vimeo: Yosemite HD II.
My recent experiments with timelapse make me appreciate this effort all the more.
Youtube/GoPro: Pelican Learns To Fly.
Neat. [I hope the pelican was not harmed by mounting the GoPro. No real info on the vid.]
Youtube: Life after Pi.
Statements on the VFX situation of modern filmmaking. Worth the watch.
Youtube: Garry Winogrand - Photographer.
Interesting. He gets away with shooting so much, because he feigns having difficulties with his camera. But look at how many images he takes (he’s winding constantly). They don’t show him reloading that Leica at all, but every 36, he’s gotta stop and reload.
Trying a video of sunset again.
365/2: 055 | Motion. 10 minutes of Santa Fe sunset, crunched into 23 seconds.
Wasn’t much of a sunset; just trying a technique. As in, “put the camera on a tripod and let it do its thing.”
Later: Flickr’s video interface and playback are pretty rotten. Doesn’t even work with Facebook, and when I embed it here, it’s a still. You have to click the photo and go to Flickr to see it. Rots. Going with Vimeo from now on.
Youtube: EPIC storm off South Coast of Ireland.
Mother Nature is supposedly gentle. She obviously hasn’t had a talk with Poseidon.
Vimeo: Ender’s Game Motion Graphics Reel.
We take this stuff for granted, and really shouldn’t.
LA Times: Congress in middle of Hollywood copyright clash with Silicon Valley.
“Now, however, Congress has begun an update of the nation’s copyright law — most of which predates not just the Internet, but even widespread use of computers. And as the legislation proceeds along a lengthy path, the Hollywood lobby is struggling not to get outmaneuvered by an emboldened and increasingly sophisticated coalition of Silicon Valley technology firms, digital rights groups and free marketeers.” Keep up to date on this one.
DP Review: SLR Magic creates Anamorphot 1,33x – 50 lens adaptor for movie makers.
Rentals available, I hope.
ProVideoCoalition: Music Video Shot With All Three Blackmagic Cameras.
Youtube: Jimmy Fallon & The Muppets Say Goodbye To “Late Night.”
NYT/Bill Cunningham: Whiteout.
Watch businessmen in inappropriate footwear try to cross the slushy moats along Manhattan’s streets.
DP Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, a quick summary.
I still want 20MP, not 16. But scroll down and just look at the ‘interface unit’!! XLRs! Wow. I’ll have to consider this baby.
The Smart Set: Sweeping Smooth.
Do watch the video, when you have time, after reading the article.
YouTube/Jay Leno’s Garage: Randy Grubb’s Decopods.
Check it out. Bronze it, ‘Rocketeer’ fans will scoop ‘em up by the baker’s dozen.
Youtube: The Art of the Pit Stop.
Porsche returns to LeMans.
OpenCulture: Newly Digitized Conversations with People Who Witnessed the Great Depression.
Needed. it is surprising how word-of-mouth family history doesn’t get perpetuated anymore (IMHO). Don’t hear such stories related as often as we used to.
OpenCulture: Watch Documentaries on the Making of Pink Floyd’s DSoTM and WYWH.
“Fans of the band will need no further persuading to watch the above documentary about the making of Wish You Were Here, but if my touting doesn’t sway you, consider it then a rare opportunity to see some of the most talented musicians of the twentieth century at work, shining even into their very English older years (though rarely in the same room), with a dignity and dedication that is difficult to find in modern pop music. I say this with full awareness of how cranky it may sound, but so be it. They don’t make bands like this anymore.”
Gotta link to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Just because.
Vimeo: The Pacific Crest Trail (Three Second Thru-Hike).
Linked all over, worth the 7 minute watch.
Youtube: SMP Racing — Nurburgring.
Not particularly remarkable, just well-shot. Using a cold, bleach-bypass sort of filter.