Saturday, 29 June 2013


I'm sorry for the lack of posts, its been a bit hectic here at castle e-clecticism. To make up for it here is a great video compilation of astronauts falling over on the moon. You're welcome. :)

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Check out the world's fastest helicopter. It's called the Eurocopter X3 (X-Cubed) and has been clocked at 293mph on tests in France. I think I may have found my next job.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Moving Improvements

The technology that can manipulate moving images is improving just as fast as any other these days. If you have ever wondered how the early skinny version of Captain Steve Rogers became so buff later in the Captain America movie; well it may have something to do with this. I just wish they could improve my real life shape.

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Friday, 21 June 2013


I have never used Instagram. Despite being a keen photographer, it has never appealed to me. But this is a rather nice use of the service. A stop motion animation that uses nearly 1600 pictures, some including Instagram's trademark filters. If you're interested, there is a "making of" video here.

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

Lego Movie

The first full-length Lego movie will be released next year. To be honest I am surprised it has taken this long but they seem to have some good names involved including Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson.

The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO mini figure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously under-prepared.

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No Pressure Here

A bit of music snobbery here but well justified I think, because back before Auto-Tune and ProTools they used to do it right with just raw talent. In 1981 Queen and David Bowie found themselves in the same studios and ended up collaborating on a great track called Under Pressure. Here we have the isolated vocal track that gives me goosebumps. Listen for yourself.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Beautiful Thinking

This is an interesting idea. Lisa Park uses a headset that can read her brainwave patterns as she tries to manipulate the motions of water. The data collected from the EEG is translated in real-time to modulate vibrations of sound with speakers.

Eunoia from Lisa Park on Vimeo.
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Monday, 17 June 2013

Poker Trick

It is probably not wise to play poker against this guy. But perhaps you could learn the trick to bluff others in to thinking you know what your're doing. There's even a tutorial if you want to try.

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sad Diaries

If you're a pet owner you may have occasionally wondered what thoughts are occupying their minds. Well now, thanks to ZeFrank, you get to peep inside their sad diaries. Firstly cats and then dogs.

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Friday, 14 June 2013

Local Vocal

Treat yourself to a bit of a boogie with Danish singing group Local Vocal and their a-capella medley of some 90's dance hits.

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Thursday, 13 June 2013

Supercell Storm

Another time-lapse today, this time of a rotating supercell storm in Texas. Created by Mike Olbinski and shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. It's broken up into four parts.

A supercell near Booker, Texas from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Big Sing-A-Long

Isn't it great when all the forces in the universe come to together to produce something magical? Take the video below. 60,000 people waiting for Green Day to take the stage at the Emirates Stadium, break in to Bohemian Rhapsody. These are the things that make me happy.

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Photoshop Live

One Photoshop artist, one bus stop and lots of hidden cameras. Erik Johansson helps put with a prank to promote Adobe Creative Days.

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Slo-Mo Booth

This surreal, hypnotising and very entertaining video was made at The St. Louis Egotist's Kegs With Legs (a travelling happy hour for ad-industry people). Using a Phantom Miro cranked to 1500fps, they let the attendees have their own fun whilst being fuelled by alcohol.

Bruton Stroube // Slo-mo Booth Supercut from Bruton Stroube Studios on Vimeo.
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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Changing Faces

In previous posts I have featured buildings being transformed by 3D projections. This is achieved by getting the geometry of the object being projected on so that the images match the contours perfectly. That's great for a static object like a building but how about someone's face? In this commercial for Samsung it starts with a high standard by re-drawing the actor's own face back on, but it gets even better as it goes on.

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Monday, 3 June 2013

Don't Let Me Down

What is cuter than an adorable little kid belting out a classic Beatles song? Well, puppies. But this is also very cute. I see big things in this little guy’s future.

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