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Thailand’s Floating Movie Theater

Friday 04.06.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever seen a movie? Yes, we all have. But have you ever seen a movie while floating on the water? Probably not. If you happen to find yourself on Kudu Island in Thailand however, this fantasy could be made a reality. [Read more…]

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Rear Window Exposed: The Movie Set in One Frame

Thursday 04.05.2012 , Posted by

With a little dissecting, Photoshop and After Effects, Jeff Desom reveals the entirety of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” set. For all of you who have seen this film, you will understand why this panoramic view is so fascinating. As the plot flowed from window to window in the original film, the world on the movie screen seemed so much larger. Now we can not only see the entire set, but also see the events of the movie happening in sync with the actual movie plot. [Read more…]

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Mesmerizing Ferrofluid Dances to Music

Friday 03.30.2012 , Posted by

Like a music video for the scientifically minded, the short film below explores the unusual world of ferrofluid, a liquid which acts a lot like a gelatinous magnet. The second installment in an ongoing series of experiments, the film was made by Singapore based photographer/videographer Afiq Omar, who edited it with a distinctly dark and rhythmic style that’s as intriguing as it is creepy. Omar’s goal was to create something using ‘analog’ effects, so what you see here uses few modifications after shooting, showing the utter weirdness of his subject material and his talent as a videographer. [Read more…]

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Never Before Seen DogBowl Footage

Tuesday 03.27.2012 , Posted by

Paul Caridad and I have been on a Visual News road trip throughout the US to connect with artists of all kinds since the beginning of March. At our first stop in Carpenteria, California, we were introduced to one of Brooks Institute’s most highly regarded film students, Jake Janisse. The 27 year old from Windsor, Ontario, Canada is in his 2nd year at Brooks Institute and is excited to be finally fulfilling his dreams of becoming a feature filmmaker. [Read more…]

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How Perfect: Rube Goldberg Explains Perpetual Motion

Wednesday 03.21.2012 , Posted by

Rube Goldberg: it’s a name so closely associated with ridiculously complex machinery, so synonymous with the image of the crazy inventor, that it’s sometimes easy to forget he was a real person. Starting at the beginning of the last century, Goldberg’s ‘Inventions’ series was syndicated nationally, quickly making him a popular, household name. By the time this film was made in 1940, he was world famous and immensely popular. [Read more…]

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Bar Mitzvahs & Breakdancing: A Coming of Age Tale

Thursday 03.15.2012 , Posted by

B-BOY is a story of a boy who is coming of age in two cultures – the culture of his religion and the culture of his passion – and the lessons he learns from each. [Read more…]

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Partying in Rio: A Tilt-Shift Carnival Film

Tuesday 02.28.2012 , Posted by

Music, costumes, masquerades, dancing, food and five days of all night partying describes Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Film director and musician Jarbas Agnelli, in partnership with photographer and filmmaker, Keith Loutit, set out to capture this amazing event on camera in a way it has never been seen before. In the five days of carnival, the pair shot 167,978 photos, then with masterful editing and a soundtrack composed by Agnelli himself, they composed a tilt-shift style video from their stills titled The City of Samba. The final product is nothing less than amazing. The original score fits perfectly with what is being seen and conveys all of the right emotions. Watching the video, you forget that they are still shots and the effect of the tilt-shift makes everything look like claymation. A genius way to change the regular perspective of a larger than life festival. [Read more…]

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Graphic Quote #6 – Saving Silverman

Thursday 02.16.2012 , Posted by

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. [Read more…]

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Mr. Happy Man: 88 Year Old Shares Daily Love

Wednesday 02.15.2012 , Posted by

When people first encounter 88 year old Johnny Barnes, standing on a traffic island, waving his arms and blowing kisses at the many cars driving by, they probably wonder about his sanity. Yet, this charming and youthful fellow has more wisdom to share about life and love than almost anyone you’ll encounter. Each day, Barnes spends 6 hours, rain or shine, waving to cars, sharing love with passerby and doing his very best to better the world through his presence. In the beautiful film below, you’ll find he’s far from crazy, but rather has a beautiful and simple philosophy on life from which we can all learn. [Read more…]

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The Man Who Lived on His Bike

Tuesday 01.31.2012 , Posted by

Author James E. Starrs once said “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling” and this catchy new video, which will make you smile ear-to-ear and itch to hop on a two wheeled contraption, proves Starrs was right. I’m sure Montreal based cyclist Guillaume Blanchet would agree too. He spent 382 days riding through the streets of the sometimes cold, sometimes hot and sometimes rather scary Canadian city filming himself from the handlebars of his bike, all the while looking like he lives on the saddle. [Read more…]

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