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Capturing Each Day of 2012, 1 Second at a Time

Wednesday 01.02.2013 , Posted by

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You know how every year people make resolutions? Here’s one guy who actually followed through with his! Austin, Texas based film-maker Jonathan Britnell set out to film something every single day of 2012 and 366 days later had an amazing video to show for it. Set to the uplifting tune of “Thunder Clatter” by Wild Cub, Britnell invites us on a journey through his year, revealing just 1 second each day. As the year progresses in this short film called 2012. 366 days. 366 seconds. the shots continue to entertain and grow in creativity. [Read more...]

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Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

Friday 12.14.2012 , Posted by

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is almost over and what an amazing year it has been. Google has created an amazing re-cap highlighting the most memorable and the most “Googled” events of the year. It’s pretty uplifting to see that inspirational and incredible things, such as historical space leaps, Olympian athletes, people uniting to make a change, and a young boy with cerebral palsy walking to his parents for the first time, beat out the Kardashians. Unfortunately Honey Boo Boo still made the cut…Enjoy the video nonetheless! [Read more...]

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Pop Danthology 2012 – Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs

Tuesday 12.04.2012 , Posted by

Daniel Kim has done it again. After 500 hours of gathering, planning and arranging, Kim took more than 50 pop songs from 2012 and made an amazing mash up. He seems to be emerging as one of the best mash up producers today. [Read more...]

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We Love Friday! – Burning Man: Life’s a Playa

Friday 09.07.2012 , Posted by

As lovers of art, it’s only appropriate that the majority of the Visual News team spent the last week surrounded by the beauty of Black Rock City for Burning Man. Paul Caridad, Shawn Saleme, Skye Jordan, and I are still finding playa dust every where we turn and each time it brings smiles to our faces as we reflect on what an amazing week it was. To help enhance our nostalgia and share the experience with our lovely readers, we searched high and low on Instagram to bring you some of the photos that best capture the essence of life on the Playa. [Read more...]

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The Race For Gold

Saturday 07.21.2012 , Posted by

The 2012 London Olympics are just 7 days away, and Olympians from around the world are gearing up for the competition. Athletes are completing their final warm-ups, settling into their new living quarters, and eagerly awaiting the massive crowds to fill all the different venues of the Olympic Park. Some of them have accomplished Olympic glory before, while others have spent their entire lives training for this once in a lifetime opportunity. While athletes in various events all have earning potential, there are certain events that garner the most lucrative pay-outs.  [Read more...]

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Projecto Olimpico: An Olympic Poster Series for Brazil

Tuesday 06.12.2012 , Posted by

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, England, from 27th of July to the 12th of August. To commemorate this event, the Brazilian daily newspaper O Estado De S. Paulo enlisted the talents of graphic designer Emma Butler to create a series of posters to feature each of the sports Brazil will be competing in at the 2012 Olympics. [Read more...]

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Driving UK to Mongolia: 10,000 miles in a Wheelchair!

Tuesday 06.05.2012 , Posted by

The Mongol Rally is one of the most adventurous charity rallies in the world today. With over 200 teams taking vehicles ranging from Volkswagens to Volvos (the car must have less than a 1.2L engine), cars drive over 10,000 miles from the UK to Mongolia, passing through all sorts of terrain and weather. Now imagine doing it if the driving team had all sustained spinal cord injuries and now use a wheelchair instead of their legs! Let me introduce you to the Wheelie Wanderers! [Read more...]

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USA Olympians Stretching

Friday 05.18.2012 , Posted by

It is less than 100 days to the London 2012 Olympics and there are future competitors training hard every day. Through their rigorous training schedules, they develop their beautiful forms, true sculptures of the human body. It is pure muscle and strength. It is the Olympic spirit. [Read more...]

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2012 London Olympics: The Buildings from the Air

Friday 04.27.2012 , Posted by

Are you ready to get your Olympic spirit on? It is less than 90 days until the Summer Olympic games begin in London, England. While the torch bearers get ready to run the flame across the UK and construction crews continue to finalize the building of the many stadiums and sporting complexes, recent aerial photos of the Olympic area have been posted. [Read more...]

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Coachella & Tech Bring Tupac Back from the Dead

Wednesday 04.18.2012 , Posted by

The late rapper Tupac Shakur may just be on his way to pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in music history: successfully coming back from the dead. A realistic yet haunting hologram of Tupac graced the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre this weekend at the Coachella music festival in California, which closed out the first weekend of the massive music festival. Thanks to incredible digital technology, fans got to experience something that hasn’t happened in over 15 years — a live performance by the gangsta rap legend himself, Tupac. [Read more...]

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