Friday, 31 January 2014

Swedish Harmony

I have no information on this except that it is three Swedish fisherman harmonising on Kiss From A Rose by Seal. Really liking it though.


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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Envision

If you're going to take part in the sphere of Outdoor Adventure, there is a lot to be said for visiting the more exotic places in the world. Here is a preview of the 4th annual Envision taking place on the beautiful southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, February 20-23rd.


Envision 2014 Preview by Smash LeFunk from Envision Festival on Vimeo.
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Verrückt

Opening in the summer of this year, Verrückt at Kansas City Schlitterbahn is set to be the world's tallest waterslide. At 170 feet it will be even taller than Niagara Falls. Four riders will be able to reach speeds of more than 60 mph while plunging down this death-defying drop.


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Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Athlete Machine

It seems a lot of trouble to go to in order to get a drink but very cool nonetheless. Red Bull combine some famous faces with an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine for their latest promotion.


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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Soundspace

Watch the following video for a true lesson in natural ambience. No artificial reverb was used in the making of this. The sound is just dictated by the location.


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Monday, 20 January 2014

RDJ Blues

Robert Downey Jr seems to me to be a very cool individual. But I think it is really unfair to find out that not only is he rich and good looking but that he can sing as well. This duet occurred back in October 2011 during Sting's 60th birthday party at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, but the footage only recently surfaced.


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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ouch!

Two men decide to find out what all the fuss is about with regard to what women go through during childbirth. It seems we can't handle any better than they do. The delight and laughter of the two wives is priceless.


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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Symmetry

This graduation project film has been written symmetrically. The second half is strictly like the first, but played backwards and mirrored. The second part doesn't act like a simple rewinding, but as the following of the first. It explores all sorts of symmetry: compositions, shapes, sounds and music, scenario, colours, actions and time.


SYMMETRY - A PALINDROMIC FILM from PARACHUTES.TV on Vimeo.
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Friday, 17 January 2014

B E A U T Y

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has taken some classic paintings and animated them with a '2.5D' effect that creates some really stunning results. Artwork by Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rubens and others come to life in a new way.


B E A U T Y - dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro on Vimeo.
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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Wingman

Well if you have the talent why not put it to good use. This guy uses his skills to pick up women on the New York subway. Genius!


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Monday, 13 January 2014

Real Beauty

I realise this is a commercial but it's an important message that cannot be overstated in my opinion. Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.


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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Nano Liquids

I have featured the work of the Slow Mo Guys on e-clecticism before, but their stuff is so cool that I'm more than happy to show you more.

Gav and Dan are in the GE lab using nanotechnology to show you cool liquid physics at 2500fps. The first experiment shows a super-hydrophobic surface that GE has been working on. Surfaces like this can be useful in aviation and wind power to reduce ice build-up or for self-cleaning applications. The surface traps a layer of air using its nanoscopic structure, which prevents water from sticking.

The second experiment also demonstrates how the nanoscale differs from the macroscale, this time with iron filings. Iron filings at the macroscale can be easily distinguished from the liquid they are in. When reduced to the nanoscale, magnetic nanoparticles can behave like a liquid magnet. Gav and Dan demonstrate this by showing magnetic liquid flowing upwards against gravity towards a magnet.


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Monday, 6 January 2014

Bad Lip Reading

Just a quick giggle for you. Part of a series of really bad lip reading from big films. Here is The Hunger Games in all its glory. Scooby Doo!


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Friday, 3 January 2014

Internet: Then & Now

Being an old person I remember the early days of the Internet, but how much do you remember? The following provides some astonishing statistics.


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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Earthrise

Using photo mosaics and elevation data from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), this video commemorates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8's historic flight by recreating the moment when the crew first saw and photographed the Earth rising from behind the Moon. Narrator Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon, sets the scene for a three-minute visualization of the view from both inside and outside the spacecraft accompanied by the onboard audio of the astronauts.


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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Ice Sounds

Who would think you could play a lake like a drum? Listen to the lovely sounds that are produced by a percussion group as they literally play the frozen waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Remember that what you're hearing is the live sound and has not been edited or enhanced in anyway.


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