Sunday, 23 February 2014

How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable "trophic cascade" occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir


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Rollin' Wild

A series of very funny animations based on the premise that all animals are round. This set is called Rollin' Safari and was used to promote ITFS last year. More can be found here.


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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Magic Edits

This chap is a bit of a genius when it comes to video editing. Making it look like magic, perhaps it really is. Enjoy!


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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Climbing Goats

This video might be the best one I have have watched this week. Some goats find a metal sheet to play on. Why on earth does this make me so happy?


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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Blik

A short animated film today. This is called Blik and it tells the story of a young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and falls in love for the first time, with the much older girl next door. I love the style of this. There is something about the artwork that is very fresh and oddly realistic.


Blik from Polder Animation on Vimeo.
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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Fan Picks

Sticking with the Star Wars theme for a moment, here Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) talks us through his favourite fan moments, creations and films. Competition included.


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Saturday, 15 February 2014

Icy Death

Short but sweet this great little video shows what happens when you cross Star Wars with the Winter Olympics in Sochi.


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Friday, 14 February 2014

#ATTMB

I'm writing a book! I'm not sure exactly when I'll be finished and when I'll get it published but it will definitely happen and I'll keep you posted. I'm also not exactly sure if anyone will want to read it, but that's OK. It's called A Trip Through My Brain. Watch out here for news.


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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Floods

The way the media treat the news that my home town of Worcester is currently flooding always makes me chuckle. I was born here and have lived here for most of my life and let me tell you its just not news. The city floods every year to a lesser or greater degree. This year is quite bad admittedly, but I have seen it much worse. Perhaps this year I'll achieve my dream to kayak down the centre lane of the main streets.

In the meantime I've been out with my camera.

Waterside Sunset

Flood

Rain Stopped Play

You can also enjoy this great video flyover filmed using a quadcopter.


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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Evolution Door

There's not much you can do to improve the design of a door right? Well maybe that's not the case. Take 34 seconds to view a very pleasing portal to another room. More info can be found here.


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Monday, 10 February 2014

Mega Bomba

A religious festival in Mexico brings out the intellectually challenged mixing with explosives. Always a good combination.


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Friday, 7 February 2014

Slick Switch

Stevie Ray Vaughan demonstrates grace under pressure when he has a guitar malfunction. He and his guitar technician, Rene Martinez, swap it out without missing a beat. Like a boss!


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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Black Dog

Those of you that know me personally will know I have a black dog. Not a literal one but one called depression. Confused? Watch the following video as Matthew Johnstone and WHO explain brilliantly.


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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Pasta Jet

Who need a NASA laboratory worth billions of pounds? If you're prepared to improvise you can use your kitchen. Here we are shown how we can use some 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, common bread yeast, and some macaroni to make a jet engine.


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Sunday, 2 February 2014

Oscar Effects

In the 1977 Oscars, a specific award category for visual effects was reintroduced with the current name, "Best Visual Effects". Enjoy this edit of all the winners since then.


Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.
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Saturday, 1 February 2014

Storage

We have come an awfully long way when it comes to the world of data storage. Dell has produced this rather nice infographic to illustrate some of the milestones.

The History of Data Storage

The History of Data Storage
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