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

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.

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

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.

IKEA Perfectly Parodies Apple in Their Latest Catalogue Launch – The ‘bookbook’

You really have to love IKEA sometimes. Their latest catalogue launch is a hilarious sendup of an Apple ad – pulling off the announcement with the perfect dose of fanatical sincerity Apple does so well.

“Once in a while, something comes along that changes the way we live, a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar,” says Jorgen Eghammer, IKEAs “Chief Design Guru.”

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

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

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

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.

A Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Video Made by Sanding Through Objects a Half Millimeter at a Time

There are hidden spaces inside the objects that surround us, and it only takes a industrial sanding machine to reveal them. That’s the work that artist Laurin Döpfner has done with the video Verschleif, removing just a half millimeter of each object with a pass from the sander, and photographing each layer to create a seriously mesmerizing stop-motion video.

This Guys House Was Robbed: Fight or Flight… or Whatever

It’s not often that a home break-in story is exceedingly charming… but here you go. Rob Norman’s house was broken into, giving him the choice to fight or run away. He chose to do neither.

The Secret World Inside Your Dishwasher Revealed. Thank You Curious GoPro Owner.

Yeah, everybody’s been wondering about it, but now we have the answer. Just what happens inside a dishwasher when it does its work? Thankfully, a curious GoPro3 owner popped his camera inside for a peek as the washer completed a full cycle. Unless you’re one of those people who think “tiny men with brushes” do the cleanup, this video will make a lot of sense. There’s lots of splashing, spinning and cleaning… and you’ll never have to wonder about this secret side of domesticity again.

An Augmented Reality Sand Interface

A group of second year masters students in the CSU East Bay multimedia graduate program have combined talents to create an interactive device that involves a Microsoft Kinect, an overhead projector, and a series of illuminated pucks. Jay Van Dyke, Devin Dominguez, Matt Roads, and James Saxon bring us the Sand Noise Device (SND)- a way of playing in the sand that adults will find just as enjoyable as children. Manipulating the sand alters the generative electronic music system for a tactile interactive experience that you have to see to believe. The SND was just on display at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 on May 17th and 18th. Check out the video below to see this innovation in action.

Rube Goldberg Called. He Said This Video is Flipping Great.

You had one, I had one… we all had an old Nokia cell phone. Now that old phone has found its way into a clever new video that features a room filling Rube Goldberg machine… and it all starts with a phone call.