Youtube: A grizzly Ate My GoPro!!!
Colgate and Listerine, dude. Get on it.
Jalopnik: So You Want To Watch Free Motorsports Online?
I watched an IndyCar the other day. All the cars look identical except for color; as a result, there was a video-game quality to it. I found it an excellent substitute for Sominex.
EnviroNews: A Bull Elk With a Sense of Humor in Yellowstone National Park.
Lighten things up around here.
Youtube: Andrés Segovia - The song of the guitar.
50 minutes. I’ve got it running as background music.
Creative Cow News: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenon FF-Prime Lenses.
Ooooh. [CC has a nasty and intrusive ad-scheme you have to click through, top of page, hypertext.]
Youtube: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” - Shredded Version.
I’m dyin’ ...
Motion Graphics Served: Shoulder pathologies, videos.
Impingement … yep, I know that one well.
Youtube: How to double clutch and some transmission tidbits.
Great vehicle to practice on.
Someone’s posted Crossroads Festival videos, from just a couple of days ago.
You know who I’m watching. Beck. With Tal again. Beth Hart, and Jonathan Joseph. Not sure who the violinist is.
Terrible sound on these, but some great axemanship. Tal kicks on You Know, You Know adn Going Down. [She’s gone all Cousin It with her hair.] Beth Hart’s not a good match for Beck, IMHO. A little too shrill.
Wired: Data for the Boston Marathon Investigation Will Be Crowdsourced.
“The military has found that its explosion of imagery data has stressed its ability to process it, to the point where its futurists are hunting for algorithms that can pre-select images a human analyst sees.” Crowdsource the analysis. Let people vote/comment on the videos and photos. Let the amateur Scooby-Doo wannabees make some correlations, to be verified by law enforcement. What normally takes months might take days. [I see people submitting video to news media before law enforcement … so this is happening already, albeit unguided and terribly amateurish in nature.]
I want more, and with a real story behind it. Fun!
Vimeo: Land of Vree.
Hrmmm. Not a lot of that around my Vree-land.
One Minute Wonders.
60 seconds to hear interesting people in their own words. Tastefully edited, the ones I’ve seen so far.
DesignYouTrust: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.
Oh my, that’s beautiful.
Vincent Laforet’s Blog: MōVI – a revolutionary handheld stabilized system takes flight.
“The completely silent device weighs under 3.5 pounds bare and can be operated solo, or with the help of a second ‘gimbal’ operator with a joystick to pull off some incredible moves.” OK, official WOW. 3.5 pounds. Steadicam days are numbered. I still see some jerkiness (the city shots) and some focus-pull issues. But seriously impressive.
OpenCulture: 10 Reasons You Didn’t Complete Your Massive Open Online Course.
Reminds me of the argument between RWD and purpose-built mobile apps; a mobile app benefits from specific optimizations for devices (taking into account how people use small devices differently), whereas RWD is commonly shoving desktop content into some understandable narrow vertical order. I’ll let others argue over which is ‘better’ or ‘efficient’; there are new RWD frameworks that ameliorate some of these issues. My belabored point is … you must optimize your content for the format. Just rebroadcasting a classroom lecture isn’t enough. MOOC students aren’t in a classroom, so the paradigm breaks immediately on pressing ‘play.’
Later: Also, we don’t learn linearly anymore. Look at something like Lynda.com … most people ‘point and shoot’ for the single feature they need to know. Perhaps the future of online learning is an online college ‘membership’, where you can access all materials at any time throughout your life.
Macworld: Adobe granting sneak peek at pro video apps to broadcasters conference.
Adobe’s not going to give Apple any leeway to win back editors, if they can help it. I hear rumors of a Cinema 4D “lite” product to be bundled with AE. Will that be part of Creative Cloud? Please?
Youtube: Mad Men—Don Draper Says “What?”
Strangely compelling. May not be up for long, it’s been pulled once already (apparently).
OpenCulture: David Bowie Releases Videos of His Greatest Hits from the 1970s and 1980s.
Was never a huge Bowie fan, but these bring back the flavor of the era(s).
Vimeo: Samsung, ‘Charge’.
Held interest until the car flip at the end. Should have had the T-Rex pluck a helicopter out of the air.
Oh My! Handmade: Don’t Be A Fool-Protect Your IP April 1st!
Register some copyrights. Kinda like cleaning out your sinuses with a turkey baster. Painful but necessary.
Youtube: A day at the gun range in LA.
Seems busy and chaotic.
Vimeo: La mano de Nefertiti (Nefertiti’s hand).
Cinescopophilia: Tascam DR-60D Audio Recorder Plus Mixer Made For DSLR Cameras.
XLRs. Finally, someone’s gotten really serious about DSLR audio. I’d still have another person riding levels, rather than the photographer/videographer. But it’s sure as hell better.