Youtube: McLaren P1 vs. the Nürburgring.
Youtube: Mercedes-Benz TV - Magic moments.
AE Tuts+: How to Shoot and Edit a Hyperlapse Video.
If it warms up a bit, I may try this out on Santa Fe’s Plaza.
Youtube: The Aokigahara Suicide Forest in Japan.
Heartrending, but wisdom within.
Vimeo: Wyoming Wildscapes II.
Lovely. Wyoming being one of my favorite places of all time.
Youtube/GoPro: Moab Towers & Magic Backpacks.
I could use a little warmth and adventure, instead of cold snow shovelling, right now.
Youtube: Coffee Creamer high speed video 2000fps 30fps playback.
Youtube: How to chop wood without messing around.
Oy, dude. You’ve got clear lovely wood. Piñon and juniper are knotty, ugly wood. Smell great, but a total bear to chop. I have to chop the stuff we get narrower for our fireplace, and the resinous knots make it a nightmare. Entertaining fires afterwards mildly salve the muscle aches.
Guardian.UK: Sperm whale explodes as man tries to open stomach. [Gross!]
Only click if you’re truly curious. The stench must have been beyond comprehension.
A story: My family owns a grandfather clock. At one point, it stopped working. My father found a very old, very small bottle in the works. Labelled “Whale Oil”, dated somewhere in the late 1800’s. Apparently once the preferred lubricant for clock works. He went down in the basement, opened the cork … and within a split second, an incredible stench filled the house. Rotten fish odor, with a fullness and roundness that engaged your throat in instant spasms of upheaval. And that was only a ounce or two of the stuff. Look again at that video, and reimagine ...
OpenCulture: Grace Kelly Reflects on the Life of JFK in an Artfully Animated Video.
The animation is particularly well done.
Youtube: Terry White’s Top 5 Favorite Features in Photoshop CC.
Lightroom 5 users won’t be surprised, really … but it’s nice to see how to replicate the techniques in PS.
Vimeo: 7 Photojournalism Tips, by Reuters Photographer Damir Sagolj.
Youtube: 1972 750 Norton Racebike at Mosport ‘13.
This’ll get your blood pumping.
Gizmodo: Stabilized Footage of the JFK Assassination Is Unsettlingly Real.
This still hurts. Even more, with this realism. I was only four, but I remember it so clearly. One thing this may put to rest; you can mentally confirm the time it takes Oswald to reload that rifle. It was possible, if this is tracking in realtime.
Youtube: Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Jean-Claude Van Damme.
I laughed at the title, yet it’s an impressive feat, captured beautifully. One offhand comment: retire ‘Only Time’ for ads. We in America still associate that song with 9/11, even today.
Vimeo: Everybody Street.
I have to be honest; this doesn’t remind me of why I loved New York. It only reminds me of why I left. ‘Urbanity’ wore me out. Now I live in a huge state that has less than 1/4 of NYC’s population. YMMV.
Momentum: Canon EOS-1D C, First DSLR to meet EBU HD Tier 1 requirements.
“Results indicated that the EOS-1D C provides “exceptional” HD resolution from a 4K source with ‘very low’ aliasing, and ‘good’ color performance and motion portrayal. The test results also confirmed that the EOS-1D C camera system and its imaging performance comply with the recommended specification for inclusion in HD Tier 1 for HD production.” Nice, but still … $12k.
NFS: Background Rendering Not Working with Premiere or FCPX in OS X Mavericks?
“Get Info”, turn off “App Nap.” A vital Mavericks tip!
Saks: Michael Kors - Hooded Wool Toggle Sweater.
Video catalogs! It had to happen! But a toggle sweater? Toggles make me think of being a thick-fingered clumsy little kid. Pass.
Later: My lovely wife has just informed me I’m a boob. “These interfaces have been around for AGES. Don’t you ever look at catalogs online?” I do. But hardly ever the big, affluent stores.
Youtube/GoPro: Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Kelly McGarry Red Bull Rampage 2013.
Open Culture: Prize-Winning Animation Lets You Fly Through 17th Century London.
Motion-sickness alert. Fascinating, however.
Youtube/NASA: Canyon of Fire on the Sun.
Youtube: The Man Who Planted Trees.
Jean Giono is always a wonderful read; I’ll watch this later today.
Macworld: Why Mavericks’ movies may not preview properly.
“The venerable (and oh-so-much-more-capable-than-QuickTime-Player-X) $30 QuickTime 7 Pro still works under Mavericks and it too will allow you to open and play these movies without the conversion step.” Good grief.
SwipeLife: Watch Donnie Yen go toe-to-toe with the legendary Bruce Lee.