Thursday, 14 August 2014


A lovely rendition of Californication by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. You can hear more from Igor Presnyakov by visiting his website.

3D Maniplulation

I'm still often impressed with the power of PhotoShop but this new process from Carnegie Mellon University is even more impressive. As they explain...
We present an approach that allows users to perform 3D manipulations, such as rotations, translations, scaling, deformation, and 3D copy-paste, to objects in photographs. Our approach seamlessly reveals hidden parts of objects in photographs, and produces plausible shadows and shading. To reveal hidden parts, we use publicly available 3D models to complete missing geometry and appearance. As input, the user provides a photograph, together with a 3D model obtained using a word search on a public repository, and an object-free background filled in using in-painting techniques. Using our approach, users can create artistic compositions, manipulate vintage photographs, and even create animations.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Lucky & Unlucky

Here is a lovely short animated film featuring Jinxy Jenkins (a terribly unlucky fellow) and Lucky Lou (a very lucky young lady) who are perfect for each other. Enjoy.

Amazing anim short film : "Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky... by mistersexybuzz

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Drink Can Box

"Up-cycling" seems to be a very popular at the moment. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between this and re-cycling but that's not really important. The following is an lovely example. I wish I had the patience and the talent to turn an aluminium drinks can into a lovely tinwork box.

Old Art

With today's all singing and dancing digital cameras there is very nearly a lost art to photography. Don't get me wrong I love the advantages that digital brings to the medium but like any craft, going back to how it used to be done can show an innate beauty that that modern processes miss out on. Enter Dan Carrillo, a Seattle based portrait photographer who likes to do it the old fashioned way and just look at how stunning the process is, let alone the results.

Dan Carrillo: Daclotype from Patrick Richardson Wright on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Tribute To Discomfort

At the heart of Outdoor Adventure is the idea that you learn and grow most when you're outside of your so called comfort zone. Whether it is conquering a mountain peak or getting to the end of the white-water run in a kayak, the risk will do good things not just for your body but your mind as well.

Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humour, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.

A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards from Blue Chalk on Vimeo.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Spinning Magnet

Science is awesome! I could rant about how much I love it but lets get right down to some learning. Sixty Symbols has some great videos on a number of subjects and I urge you to check them out. This one is all about the suspension of a spinning magnet.

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