Thursday, 25 September 2014

Slow Ink

I have a fair few tattoos myself so some of this I already knew, but the part showing tattooing in super slo-mo was fascinating. I always assumed that the needles went much deeper. It certainly feels like it. :-)


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wall Waltzing

Here's an interesting mix of rock-climbing and dancing. Bandaloop dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber take vertical choreography to new heights on Oakland's City Hall during the Art & Soul Festival.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Lose The Spinner

YouTube is a platform that prompts many questions for me as a regular user but outsider. The inner workings of Google as a whole are normally kept quite secret but occasionally they let little nuggets of information escape such as this rather interesting video by Computerphile. Is the spinner a thing of the past for you?


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Ice Fishing

The following video is a little mind-boggling at first but you soon realise it is being filmed upside down. Juuso Mettälä and his friends came up with a clever little play whilst diving under the ice in their native Finland. A simple idea but a great result. You can read an interview with Juuso here.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Top Barn Timelapse

I've been wanting to have a go at making my own timelapse video for some time and thought that my work at Top Barn Activity Centre might make good subject matter. Using gTimelapse to control my camera and OpenShot to edit and render it, here is the result. It took a few weeks to shoot over this summer and consists of over 9000 photographs but I'm quite pleased with the result.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Action Movie Kid

How cool would it be for a young boy to have a father who works as a top animator at Dreamworks and who was able to CGI you in to all kinds of cool adventures? Well Action Movie Kid is that lucky. I'm hoping there will be more adventures soon.




Monday, 8 September 2014

Inertie

Combining physical activity with art, Canadian Cyr-wheel artiste Valérie Inertie, in collaboration with Stephan Braun, German composer and Cello player, perform an improvised piece. Beautiful.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Run Walter, Run!

Call me psychic but I think that Walter the Labrador might like the sea. It's not often that such a simple video can capture joy quite as well as this. This is just how I feel about being in the outdoors. Lucky aren't I? I think I might attach a GoPro to one of my kittens. :-)


Friday, 5 September 2014

Abbey Road

Did you know it has been 45 years since The Beatles were photographed walking across the zebra crossing on Abbey Road? Now it has become one of the most famous images in pop culture. The photograph was taken on the late morning of August 8, 1969 for the cover of their last-recorded album.

The photographer, Iain Macmillan, had only ten minutes to capture the image; a policeman stopped traffic while he set up a ladder in the middle of the road and framed the image in a Hasselblad camera. Since then the crossing has become a pilgrimage site for music fans from all over the world. Everyday motorists are inconvenienced whilst tourists re-enact the shot. You can watch for yourself here.

This short film was made in 2012 and is called Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?


Why don't we do it in the Road? from chris purcell on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Levitron

The Levitron Revolution with EZ Float Technology is a mesmerising way to display small objects. The device allows you to levitate and slowly rotate your collectibles, toys, small office supplies or pretty much anything weighing up to 12 ounces.

To float an object, you first levitate the included small magnetic disc. Four LED lights on the base station help guide the alignment. Next, place your item of choice on top of the disc. The Levitron's base station automatically compensates for changes in weight.

You can buy one here.


Monday, 1 September 2014

Non-Month

I'm really sorry that e-clecticism has been so lacking in posts lately. I think we can write August off as the most sparse month I've had. However it's been for good reasons.

Mainly because of work. As many of you will know I'm trying hard to switch career in to the outdoor adventure education industry and I was lucky enough to begin working at a fabulous outdoor activity centre called Top Barn. Gaining some very valuable experience has reduced my free time but the busiest period is coming to an end now. Hopefully this means I can get back to a more regular pace of posting. On that note, please look out for the Timelapse project I have been working on for Top Barn. I'm very excited about it and will be sure to share it here when its finished in the next week or so.

Last week I took a trip to Ireland with the family. Below are two of my favourite photographs I took from that trip.

Merchant's Arch

Beach Comber
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