Two Nineteen Forty Four from Tristan Greszko on Vimeo.
Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds setting a speed record for climbing the Nose route on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. They climbed it in 2 hours, 19 minutes, and 44 seconds.
To me, speed records seem insane but hey, I’m an old fart who climbed in traditional ways. But, this video is well worth watching because it’s a great piece of work in itself, documenting an amazing achievement.
This is a perfectly restored film of a trip through New York City in 1911. The sound was added by a foley artist but the film itself is amazing.
You can zoom it out, it’s that good a restoration. Incredible wormhole to another time.
Arena from Páraic Mc Gloughlin on Vimeo.
Páraic McGloughlin mimics the computer simulation “Life” using images from Google Earth. Brilliant.
Zoom it out and just stare at the middle. Mind blow!
Augmented reality is coming although who knows in what form. This video is a simulation of what we hope it won’t look like. Brilliant.
French photographer JR who I posted about in 2008 with his Women are Heroes Project has since received a TED Prize and gone on to a new project called “Inside Out” which the video above documents.
I’m curious about the printing process: it’s very fast, low resolution monochrome, and on thin paper. It would be fun to have a printer like that to make wrapping paper.
This is an incredible behind the scenes short on the making of the figures for the new stop motion Wes Anderson movie, Isle of Dogs.
Here’s the trailer for it:
Luca D’Onofrio shows us how to make various kinds of pasta. Absolutely incredible, not just his skill, but how well this piece is produced. Notice the video overlays.
Yes, it’s like watching This Old House and knowing you probably won’t be able to use tools like that and they make everything look easy, but, this definitely makes me want to get into pasta making to go along with my bread making.
[via The Kid Should See This]
This Look Inside Spike Jonze’s Apple Ad Is as Fascinating as the Film Itself
Amazing. I’d have thought that much of this was done digitally but in fact, actual walls move. Amazing.
Here’s the ad again, for those who missed it.
Gary Burden, who was part of the birth of American rock and roll in the 1960’s has passed. The New York Times has a remembrance:
Gary Burden, Designer of Famous Album Covers, Dies at 84
Here’s a fantastic video of Gary Burden being interviewed while driving up Laurel Canyon Boulevard as well as Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles.
[via Gary Sharp]
“Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?”
She did this in conjunction with WIRED magazine.
This is brilliant, very well done. I was hoping she’d comment on the William Hurt movie, The Doctor (operating room music, among other things) and the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive where there’s behind the scenes fraud going on to inflate the effects of a drug.