Macworld: Hands-on with Flickr 3.0, with new features that make Flickr cool again.
Sez you. Do we really need another Instagram? ‘Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.’ Krishnamurti.
Nowness: How We Used to Live.
Trip down memory lane; our past almost has a steampunkish quality to it.
British Pathé releases thousands of newsreels on Youtube.
There goes a month or three ...
Tuts+: How to Make a Hoax Video More Believable.
Is this really necessary?
NMELC/Youtube: New Mexico Pit Rule By The Numbers.
Youtube/DigitalRev: Fujifilm X-T1 Hands-on Review.
Can’t help it; I love these folks and their quirky reviews. I think I need to rent one of these mirrorless wonders.
Flightclub/Jalopnik: The Awesome R/C Plane Video That Pissed Off The FAA.
Hmmmph. I suspect proof skills/training may end up being required, along with insurance, for use over dense public areas. Most R/C’s don’t have cages around their propellers, and can easily cause personal injury. Imagine the outrage when a newbie takes a $600 drone purchased from Amazon and flies it over a local playground, loses control, and injures a child … all rendered in spectacular color footage.
PVC/Product Review: Zacuto Z-Drive Follow Focus and Tornado Grip.
Nice. None of the good stuff is ever cheap.
HyperVocal: American Blogger, A Documentary About American Blogging.
WTF. I guess I’m the wrong sex.
PDN Online/Vimeo: James Estrin - Career Tips for Photojournalists.
ABC.AU: Triathlete injured as drone filming race falls to ground.
Better carry good insurance.
More time lapse (when will we get our fill?), but nice. One thing about time-lapse; you’ve got oodles of spare time to make still photographs while tending to the motion-graphics rig.
Youtube: The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch).
The Coolist: Chinon Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8 Camera.
“The new Chinon Bellami HD-1 Digital Super 8 can shoot full HD video through a flexible set of available lenses. It can shoot 1080p video at 30fps, a standard resolution at an admittedly less-than-standard frame rate. Those who might scoff at the lack of 60fps recording will want to consider just what this camera is – it’s retro in design and functionality but in a digital capacity.” Speaking generally (not specifically to this item), I understand the appeal of retro design; however I will not pay a premium for a creation with significant feature limitations.
The Economist: Drone journalism - Eyes in the skies.
“In the past few months drones shot the most revealing footage of the protests that toppled Viktor Yanukovych, its corrupt president. They have also offered a bird’s-eye view of civil conflict in Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere. They let journalists capture scenes that previously would have put their lives in danger, and made it harder for governments to lie.” When they start flying over private property and shooting what they find … that’s when the #%@$@ is going to hit the fan.
Vimeo: A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout.
A bit maudlin, but instructive. Would’ve liked to have seen that tower in a thunderstorm (isn’t that what we all wonder?).
Guardian.UK: How the ancient Greeks shaped modern mathematics – video animation.
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.