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4 Lessons From the Life of Orson Welles

Thursday 09.18.2014 , Posted by
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Orson Welles has a varied reputation depending on who you ask. He lived many lives. Some cite his egotism and success as a Broadway theater director during the Depression. Others mention his War of the Worlds broadcast which, according to legend, scared the living daylights out of the American people and convinced many that they were truly being attacked by aliens. Some cite his genius directorship of the ‘greatest movie ever made,’ Citizen Kane. Finally, others mention his uneven and difficult later years; his battles with studios, his ads for California wine and weight gain, and his lack of finished projects. [Read more...]

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How Have We Changed? The Same Locations Filmed 100-Years-Later

Wednesday 09.17.2014 , Posted by
Alkmaar 100 years

A lot of the world has changed in the past 100 years, but a lot has stayed the same too. Dutch photographer Frits de Beer has re-shot the locations of a vintage film featuring his home city, Alkmaar as it appeared a century ago in 1914. This simultaneous glimpse at the past and present reveals just how much things have remained the same for certain places in the world – especially when it comes to architecture. [Read more...]

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California: A Time-Lapse Captures the Many Colors of the Golden State

Tuesday 09.09.2014 , Posted by
California

It’s no secret that we are major fans of our home state, California, and this new time-lapse from Hal Bergman shows many of the reasons why. Bergman, a fellow native of the Golden State, spent 4 years shooting the Vimeo Staff Picked video, often spending 1-3 hours at each location (and sometimes up to 24) to create the final 67 clips that made this final cut. He visits both out of the way places like Joshua Tree and Death Valley, and familiar spots like San Francisco and Yosemite. Watch and enjoy. [Read more...]

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More Famous Movie Stills in Real-Life

Monday 09.08.2014 , Posted by
Home Alone

Film buff Christopher Moloney has a knack for tracking down famous film locations. When we featured his work before, he was taking screenshots he printed out and matching them up with their real-life location. We’re happy he hasn’t stopped – and now he’s trimming off the white border on his prints to create a seamless fit into the actual location (which surely takes a steady hand). [Read more...]

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Fantastic Stop-Motion Videos of Furniture that Builds Itself

Monday 09.08.2014 , Posted by
Stop motion woodworking

Woodworker and designer Frank Howarth has a workshop with a life of its own – at least that’s how it appears in his addictive stop-motion construction videos. His YouTube channel features a collection of meticulously created videos that detail each step in the construction of bookshelves, chairs, and toys – only Howarth is completely missing from the workshop. Here, pieces of raw wood seem to cut and assemble themselves. How convenient! [Read more...]

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Watch This Time-Lapse of the Amish Raising a Large Barn in Just 10 Hours

Thursday 09.04.2014 , Posted by
Amish Barn Raising

This is seriously impressive. Penny Miller made a time-lapse video of an Amish barn raising in rural Ohio, capturing the gracefully efficiency required to put up the structure and nearly complete it in just 10 hours, 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Here we see it compressed into a three and a half minute video. [Read more...]

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Bikerlapse – A Ride Through Melbourne is Further Proof that Instagram’s Hyperlapse is Awesome

Tuesday 09.02.2014 , Posted by
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It’s been out just a week, but already people are flocking to Instagram’s astounding Hyperlapse app… and this new video, Bikerlapse, does a great job showing you why. Nathan Kaso spent a day bicycling around the streets and waterfront of Melbourne Australia, using one arm to steer and the other to film. As he points out, the video quality isn’t perfect, but the video stabilization technology is seriously impressive. All video here is straight from his iPhone, with no post stabilization or effects [Read more...]

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How The Sun Sees You: A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Wear Sunscreen

Saturday 08.16.2014 , Posted by
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With an ultraviolet light, we can see damage to the skin that can not yet be seen by the naked eye. With an ultraviolet camera, videographer Thomas Leveritt gave people a shocking look at the freckles and splotches the sun has caused to their skin. He shows how pristine and clear of damage our skin is when we are brand new by showing the faces of babies and children under the same filter, as well as the immense power of sunscreen. Exposed with UV light, sunscreen and eyeglasses appear black because they block the UV rays. [Read more...]

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Attention LA: The Kickstarter Filmfest is Coming Your Way!

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Kickstarter has helped raise funds for the production of many animations, films, and documentaries, and you can get a taste of some of the most popular ones at The Kickstarter Filmfest in Los Angeles on September 12th. The event will be held at The Autry in Griffith Park from 6-11pm. Aside from the film screenings there will be lots of art, music, and tech to enjoy. Check out the stars through the mobile astronomical observatory, see the “world’s fastest hot tub”, and taste a gourmet reuben- all of which were LA based projects supported by Kickstarter. [Read more...]

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Temple of Art: The Documentary

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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Devoting a life to art can be one of the most fulfilling, as well as challenging, ways to live. While we often get to see the amazing art that comes from those who have taken the leap, diving into their passion, we don’t always get to hear their survival stories. Portrait Photographer Allan Amato has been travelling the world for the past two years capturing portraits of some of the most popular independent artists and asking them to reinterpret their portraits in their signature styles. He has compiled the portraits into a book called Temple of Art, which will be available this October and he wants to take his vision a step further and turn the stories into a documentary. [Read more...]

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