Saturday, November 22, 2014

SOLUS

SOLUS from Identity Visuals on Vimeo.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Planet Earth in 4K


Published on Nov 15, 2014 James Tyrwhitt-Drake

"A timelapse of Earth in 4K resolution, as imaged by the geostationary Elektro-L weather satellite, from May 15th to May 19th, 2011. Elektro-L is located ~40,000 km above the Indian ocean, and it orbits at a speed that causes it to remain over the same spot as the Earth rotates. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image (11136x11136 pixels) every 30 minutes with visible and infrared light wavelengths. The images were edited to adjust levels and change the infrared channel from orange to green to show vegetation more naturally. The images were resized by 50%, misalignments between frames were manually corrected, and image artifacts that occurred when the camera was facing towards the sun were partially corrected. The images were interpolated by a factor of 20 to create a smooth animation. The animation was rendered in the Youtube 4K UHD resolution of 3840x2160. An original animation file with a resolution of (5568x5568) is available on request.

To answer frequently asked questions; why are city lights, the Sun, and other stars not visible? City lights are not visible because they are thousands of times less bright than the reflection of sunlight off the Earth. If the camera was sensitive enough to detect city lights, the Earth would be overexposed. The Sun is not visible due to mechanisms used to protect the camera CCD from direct exposure to sunlight. A circular mask on the CCD ensures that only the Earth is visible. This mask can be seen as pixelation on Earth's horizon. The mask also excludes stars from view, although they would not be bright enough to be visible to this camera.

Image Credit: NTs OMZ (http://eng.ntsomz.ru/electro).
Image processing by James Tyrwhitt-Drake"


Monday, November 17, 2014

Comet 67P on 4 November - NAVCAM



"This mosaic comprises four individual NAVCAM images taken from 31.8 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 4 November 2014. The image resolution is 2.7 m/pixel and thus each original 1024 x 1024 pixel frame measured 2.8 km across. The mosaic has been slightly rotated and cropped, and measures roughly 4.6 x 3.8 km.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO"

Philae lander.


[HOONIGAN] KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA SEVEN: WILD IN THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES


Published on Nov 17, 2014

PHOTOS: https://www.hoonigan.com/gymkhana7
PRODUCT: http://www.zumiez.com/brands/hoonigan...

"Hoonigan, Ford and Need For Speed proudly present Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN; Wild in the Streets: Los Angeles."


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dawn of Def Jam: Rick Rubin Returns to His NYU Dorm Room


Published on Oct 16, 2014

"Def Jam was started 30 years ago in Rick Rubin's NYU dorm room. Watch him go back to the place where it all began for the very first time.

Get the full story at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/vid..."


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Channel Cheese - How to break open a Parmesan cheese with Carlo Guffanti


Published on Mar 7, 2012 ChannelCheeseTV


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Butterfly Nebula



via NASA

"Explanation: The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the dying central star of this particular planetary nebula has become exceptionally hot, shining brightly in ultraviolet light but hidden from direct view by a dense torus of dust. This sharp close-up of the dying star's nebula was recorded in 2009 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3, and is presented here in reprocessed colors. Cutting across a bright cavity of ionized gas, the dust torus surrounding the central star is near the center of this view, almost edge-on to the line-of-sight. Molecular hydrogen has been detected in the hot star's dusty cosmic shroud. NGC 6302 lies about 4,000 light-years away in the arachnologically correct constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius)."


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Robin Williams Inside the Actors Studio



Friday, August 15, 2014

Action Comics #1 (June 1938) Superman's Debut Up For Auction


Published on Aug 6, 2014
Head to www.ebay.com/action-comics to learn more about an exciting auction event taking place August 14-24, 2014. Widely regarded as the ‘Holy Grail’ of comic books, Action Comics #1 is believed to be one of as few as 50 unrestored original copies still in existence. Prominent collectibles dealer Darren Adams will sell the finest known copy of this comic on eBay, and a portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation."


via this auction

"For sale here is the single most valuable comic book to ever be offered for sale, and is likely to be the only time ever offered for sale during many of our lifetimes. There are no second chances. This is a NO RESERVE auction.

This is THE comic book that started it all. This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is .... the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.

This particular copy is the nicest that has ever been graded, with an ASTONISHING grade of CGC 9.0 ! To date, no copies have been graded higher and only one other copy has received the same grade. It is fair to say though that this copy blows the other 9.0 out of the water. Compared to the other 9.0 that sold for $2.1million several years ago it has significant superior eye appeal, extremely vibrant colors and PERFECT WHITE PAGES. This means after 76 years the aging process has yet to begin. Truly this book is a museum piece. It is one of only two copies of this comic in ANY condition to ever be graded with the distinction of having White pages, the other being a CGC 2.5 !

If you are looking to purchase or invest in comic books this is without exaggeration the single best graded comic book that exists. It is the highest graded copy of the most sought after comic book in the hobby, and has the best possible page quality that can be assigned. If anyone has ever been curious what an Action Comics 1 looked like the day it came off of the newsstand 75 years ago, this is the answer.

This comic is the best of the absolute best and whoever wins this auction will be the envy of the entire hobby for many decades to come.

I proudly present Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 WHITE Pages.
Please enjoy,
Darren Adams"



Friday, August 08, 2014

Enter Pyongyang


Enter Pyongyang from JT Singh on Vimeo.

"'Enter Pyongyang' is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clich├ęs about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

“Enter Pyongyang” captures the reality of North Korean citizens as earnest and humane, not automatons. The infamous traffic ladies and subway guards stand stiff and sentinel—but today they share a smile too. The more North Koreans one meets, the more one sees an organic society that wants to be a normal country. If you travel there not to judge but to appreciate, you will come away with a better understanding of how challenging national transformation can be.

"Enter Pyongyang" is above all an invitation to explore. Few places in the world have been as hermetically sealed as North Korea, but Koryo Tours has made it possible not just to see North Korea but to engage with it in ways that were impossible until very recently. This is a window of opportunity not to be missed. If Pyongyang is no longer off limits, no place is.

--Foreword by Dr. Parag Khanna, Director, Hybrid Reality


Koryo Group: The Koryo team brought a wealth of valuable knowledge and expertise to this project. Thanks to their extensive experience in running tourism and cultural engagement projects in North Korea since 1993, we were able to get unprecedented access in Pyongyang. We are thankful to the Koryo team and their Korean partners for an unforgettable experience.

FAQs

-How were you guys allowed to film in Pyongyang?

This project was produced in conjunction with Koryo Tours, the leading North Korea travel specialist. Vicky Mohieddeen of Koryo Tours was with us throughout the shoot.

-Were there restrictions on what was allowed to be filmed?

We were closely assisted by two guides from the National Tourism Administration, who helped us gain special access to locations and made sure that we followed all the rules. As is standard for all foreign visitors to the country, we were not allowed to shoot any construction sites, undeveloped locations or military personnel. Other than that we were given relatively free reign.

-Isn’t this all fake? You don’t see the real North Korea.

The average visitor to Pyongyang is likely to be surprised by the scenes they encounter and are especially surprised about how clean and orderly the city actually is. Indeed, people living in Pyongyang and other major cities enjoy a higher quality of life than those in other parts of the county.

-Are people allowed to travel to North Korea?

Yes, despite what the majority of people think, it is possible to visit North Korea as a tourist. North Korea does not release official data on the number of Western tourists it receives, but estimates range from 4,000 to 6,000 per year. Most of the foreign tourists are from Mainland China, estimated in the tens of thousands annually.

-Were you paid to make this film?

We volunteered for this project with no pay at all. All other travel expenses for the 6 day trip were covered by Koryo Tours.

-Does this film support the DPRK government?

"Enter Pyongyang" is an observational film. At no point did Koryo Tours or we have to pretend to be supporters of the DPRK Government or their philosophy in order to be granted permission to shoot this film. Amazingly, we were given complete editorial control in the making of this piece.

Tom Day (Music)
Website: www.tomday.me
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/tomday

JT Singh
Website: www.jtsingh.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/jtssingh
Twitter: twitter.com/jtssingh

Rob Whitworth
Website: www.robwhitworth.co.uk/
Facebook: facebook.com/RobWhitworthPhotography
Twitter: twitter.com/kwhi02

Koryo Tours
Website: www.koryogroup.com
Facebook: facebook.com/koryotours
Twitter: twitter.com/koryotours"

Incredibly clean.  Pristine as a matter of fact.  See the North Korea channel label below for more.


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Sea Sparkle


" Fine art and landscape photographer Fefo Boouvier captured a large population of bioluminescent noctiluca glowing against the Milky Way in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of the little town of Barra de Valizas, Uruguay."

"Noctiluca scintillans glow blue when disturbed, which is why they are commonly known as 'sea sparkle.'"

via Gizmodo


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Downtown Los Angeles


Downtown Los Angeles from Ian Wood on Vimeo.

"Above the grit and noise of the street, downtown Los Angeles quietly provides some of the most amazing visual detail in its buildings and public art works. This is a selection of those buildings and public arts filmed across some 50 different locations in the immediate downtown area and the arts district. There are many many more locations that are not included and are equally if not more impressive.

Some of the buildings are in disrepair, some have been restored to their full glory while others have been transformed into artworks. In all of them, there is character, color and detail that makes the area a never-ending source of intrigue.

Music by Chassol - Odissi, Pt. II (Emotif) [Yuksek Remix]
http://www.beatport.com/track/odissi-pt-ii-emotif-yuksek-remix/4903089
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ultrascores/id739702794

All content is copyright of its respective copyright holders. Video and natural sound copyright Ian Wood, 2014. This video may only be reproduced in its entirety, unaltered with accreditation. No portion of this video may be duplicated, altered, reused and/or unaccredited without explicit permission.

For queries regarding aerial filming work, please visit http://www.ianwood.com for contact details.

A note about aerial filming, safety and best practices. These shots were obtained with a lightweight remote controlled quad-copter and camera system. The following measures were in place during the filming:

- Following all applicable FAA regulations (the ones that actually exist).
- Avoiding controlled airspace and TFR restricted airspace.
- Staying below 400ft AGL.
- Avoiding any and all air traffic, airways, airports, etc.
- Maintaining awareness for helicopter traffic and proximity to helipads.
- Flying just above or along rooflines to stay out of usable airspace for helicopters.
- Maintaining visual LOS to the quad-copter at all times.
- Shooting mostly during early morning when possible to avoid crowds and traffic.
- Not directly overflying groups of people.
- Being sure to have direct ability to alert any people nearby in case of potential incident.
- Being prepared to ditch in order to prevent injury or accident.
- Maintaining a minimum height of 100ft above any private property.
- Deleting any shots inadvertently revealing private activities or people in a place of privacy."


Monday, June 30, 2014

The Putter


The Putter from shaun bloodworth on Vimeo.

"Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors . The film documents ' Putter ' Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors ."


Monday, June 23, 2014

Above LA 4K


Published on Jun 9, 2014 chrispzero·3 videos

"Please watch in full screen HD with sound on for best experience!

Main version available on Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/chrispzero/abovela

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Above LA is a love letter to Los Angeles and showcases my favorite way to view the city - from above. Whether on a rooftop, a hill, or a mountain, getting above the grind of the city allows you to appreciate it in a new way. Once you get even slightly above, the views and sounds begin to change dramatically.

Getting above it all has been instrumental in helping me get to know and appreciate Los Angeles. This piece was produced off and on over the course of two years, and the clips selected for this film are only a small percentage of what I captured during my quest to take in the city from different locations and in new ways. Some of the locations featured are popular and easy to access, others require some searching and hiking, and some are heavily restricted. But I encourage everyone - lifelong Angelenos, transplants, visitors - to hit the trails, drive the mountain roads, find a reason to get on top of a high-rise. From the basin to the valley, this city offers so many opportunities to rise above and look down. Never stop exploring.

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This film was shot at 5K+ resolution and is available for display in 4K.

Interested in licensing clips from this film? These, and hundreds of other clips, are available directly and in full length in the chrispzero Footage Store at http://store.chrispzero.com
All clips are available in 1080p and 4K resolution. Use coupon code ABOVELA between now and 7/31/14 for 15% off of any order.
If you're interested in licensing specific cuts from the film or the entire film, please contact me.

An extra special thanks to Matt Givot and Tamara Westfall. Without your gracious production assistance and support, this film would not have been possible. Thank you!

Special thanks to Colin Rich and Andrew Walker for always making LA look so good and being an inspiration to keep exploring and capturing moments of time in Los Angeles.

Thank you to -
Joe Capra
Michael Shainblum
Eric Hines
Henry Jun Wah Lee
eMotimo
Dynamic Perception"


Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Running Man (1989) (ENGLISH SUBS) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri


Uploaded on Jan 4, 2012 Watch Free Movies Online·51 videos

"The Running Man (1989) directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (EN subs). Noir's influence on cyberpunk as shown in Yoshiaki Kawajiri's finely animated short film The Running Man. First released in America via MTV's Liquid Television, which was a late-night showcase for avant garde animation.

Kawajiri is best known for his work on the anime classics Ninja Scroll, Wicked City, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust."