All over the world, people deal with a daily problem that is both life threatening and forms a structural barrier to any possibility of development: land mines. In this inspiring TEDx talk from Rotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his life changing project: training rats to sniff out land mines and tuberculosis to save human lives. He shows clips of his “hero rats” in training and in the field doing their much needed work.
Imagine floating on your back in a warm, sunshine-bathed lake. On the bank, light filters through the trees creating little sparkling reflections like silver coins floating on the surface. Hearing your friends splashing and laughing nearby your eyes relax lazily making everything go a bit out of focus… this is the life. [Read more...]
Filming a grandfather, his son, and grandson, Corey Aumiller tells the story of three generations of adventure. In his film 1926/1950/1984 we are given a snapshot of each man’s spirit through skin, scars, smiles and photographs. A Media Arts teacher at a suburban high school in Ohio, Aumiller uses his films to inspire his students and encourage community. [Read more...]
The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art collaboration that invites artists to share their vision of the legendary Man in Black. Working with a single image as a template, and using an online image editor, contributors create their own unique portraits of Johnny. The image, added to a collection of artists’ works from around the globe, will be integrated into a music video for Cash’s last recorded song “Ain’t No Grave.” It’s a beautiful and touching tribute to an artist who influenced and moved so many. [Read more...]
Humans have been riding the wave of fossil fuel consumption merrily for the last three centuries. Now we’ve reached the end of that upward climb and most likely face a roller-coaster ride down to a less consuming future. There’s still time to help control this decent to a post-carbon future and this video explains how.
For more information check out the Post Carbon Institute.
As H. Jackson Brown said, “Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” With music by Norman Langolff, Gaby Concato and Sylvie Arditi, this first music video from the French album “Dr Tom ou La Liberté en cavale,” reminds us of the power our faces have every day.
We like to cover up and coming talent here at VisualNews, bringing you personalities to encourage and inspire. Today we bring you the young photographer Joey Lawrence (no, not the dude from ‘Blossom’). Hailing from Lindsey, Ontario, Joey was born to photograph. He’s already doing amazing work shooting music videos, traveling the world photographing for large publications and his work is being imitated everywhere. Especially enlightening is his down to earth view on fame and the way he treats each of his subject with humble dignity.
If you’re anything like the folks here at VisualNews, you’ve had a trip to Iceland high on your list for a while. As inspiration, we bring you a series of beautiful HDR photos from artist Trey Ratcliff. If that’s not enough to convince you, see the giddy Iceland promo video at the bottom… we’ve been dancing along for months! [Read more...]
On October 10, 2010 (10.10.10) across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and inspired citizens recorded the human experience over a 24-hour period and contributed their voices to the largest participatory media event in history. This is the trailer of the first week of uploaded footage, capturing the beauty, the tragedy and the unique expressions of life from around the globe. Go to onedayonearth.org for more info and a glimpse at more footage.
Is it really possible to outgrow pop-up books? As these three artists will attest, you’re never too old for something this clever and fun.
Using precise cuts, small levers and pull-tabs, these flat-folding pieces of art literally jump off the page.