Vintage Cameras Found with Old Film

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Vintage camera collector Chris Hugues was picking up another camera to add to his 300 plus collection. To his surprise, he found two packages of slides in the worn leather case. Taking a close look he found that the slides were taken by a French soldier from WWI. There were some photos of battle and unique images of the time period. Thus began a journey to “hunt” vintage cameras with undeveloped film still in the case or camera.

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Thumbs Up! Famous Films Without the Guns

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Sometimes in life, all it takes is removing one key ingredient to change the message… in fact, it sometimes completely reverses the original meaning. That’s the case in these great movie still remixes from the blog Thumbs and Ammo, where we are given a collection of shoot’em up moments with one element removed: the guns. Suddenly tough guys like Al Pacino’s Tony Montana in Scarface don’t look so tough… he’s just enthusiastically giving a thumbs-up.

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The Eames Lounge Chair TV Debut in 1956

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It’s now considered a masterpiece of the modern design world – perhaps even one of its most recognizable items – but in 1956 the Herman Miller Lounge Chair was “quite a departure.” Here it is featured for the first time on national television, making its debut on NBC’s “Home” show with Arlene Francis. There to introduce the chair are none other than designers Charles and Ray Eames.

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Gravityless: A B-Boy Takes Flight

I have to admit that when I saw the title of the new dance film, Gravityless, I fully expected it to be something with high tech CGI visuals. Instead what I got from the piece by David Olkarny, was something far more subtle and uplifting at the same time. It’s a film which follows b-boy dancer Karimbo around the city and countryside as he throws himself into almost gravity defying moves. As he hits the apex the film slows, revealing the poetry of each instance: Karimbo floats above sky scrapers, wooded glens, and sandy beaches in his dress pants, white shirt and thin black tie.

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The Fitzroy: Film Project Set in the Post-Apocalyptic 50s

An exciting film set in an alternate post-apocalyptic 1950s, is looking for support through crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Andrew Harmer, an emerging writer and director from the the UK, has everything he needs: a script, a passionate team, and a great location for his feature film “The Fitzroy.” Well, almost everything. The team is trying to raise $96,550 to make the film a reality. So far, they have raised almost 40,000 and there are 17 days left to go.

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Animated in Cardboard: Stop-Motion Modern Dance

Sometimes the most inspiring videos are only brief glimpses of brilliance. Rogier Wieland’s stop-motion animation, The Modern Dance, is just such a piece – lasting only 1 short minute, but packing a whole lot of visual inspiration onto those few seconds. Using many layers of cardboard cutouts, his tiny figure gracefully moves across the screen in near realistic fashion – even while clearly being made of roughly cut paper.

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The Princess Bride: Inconceivably Fun Illustrations

While there are just about a million illustrations out there which have fun with the characters of Star Wars, The Big Lebowski and pretty much every rendition of the Batman Movies, it isn’t often you find drawings from the cult classic film The Princess Bride. Here to feed your hunger is Nathan W Pyle, creating some not-so-serious illustrations from a similarly not-so-serious film. You’ll find more at nathanwpyle.com.

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Blue ‘Quadropus’ in a Stop-Motion Music Video

In this new music video for musician Wax Taylor’s song Time To Go, a crochet “quadropus” swims around the city, happily changing objects to its favorite color: blue. Pretty soon a lot of his world is its favorite hue… but not everything is working out perfectly. The piece was created by Oh Yeah Wow out of Australia. They’re the folks behind Gotye’s similarly cool video for Easy Way Out.

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Partir: Two Characters Travel Beyond the Walls

In this charming French short film, Partir, two lovable characters take a journey on the walls of the city. They share romance, jump through the rain, swim through the ocean… and all animated on the highly textured walls of the warn city. Each frame was drawn with chalk on a different wall, lending the film a quick staccato beat of cracking paint, pipes, cables, and around-the-corner glimpses of street life.

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Found It! Tracking Famous Movie Scene Locations

If you loved Bob Egan’s vintage album detective work, then you’ll love the blog of Christopher Moloney. Much like Egan does for album covers, Moloney tracks down the actual locations of famous movie scenes. A writer for many networks including CNN, CBS, and A&E, Moloney’s scene searching hobby started in June. He prints out a picture for each scene and then goes to the actual location, superimposing the print where it took place.

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