California: legendary for it’s golden hills, Hollywood lifestyles and stunning natural beauty… it’s a place you can mention worldwide and get a smiling response. This crisp time-lapse video does well to capture the splendor of the southern end of the state, featuring the beaches, freeways and a certain famous amusement park. Created over a year and a half by Ryan and Sheri Killackey, the short film uses over 10,000 photos and a bit of well placed tilt-shift to make one inviting tribute to a wonderful place. [Read more...]
This incredibly revealing TED Talk by Josette Sheeran, executive director of the United Nation’s World Food Program, looks at the many factors around why, in a world with more than enough food for everyone, people still die of starvation. She details a number of relatively simple ways – beyond the normal emergency food relief aid – that we can put a stop to this problem, ending incredible global suffering and surprisingly even save money. [Read more...]
Tetris: back in the 1980′s it was the staple entertainment of gamers and bored employees, providing countless hours of dexterous finger numbing exercise. Enter the new kid on the block: Silhouetris. An experimental version of the original game that tracks your body’s motion using the Microsoft Kinect and ups the players interaction to some really fat-busting levels. [Read more...]
Weapons made of ones and zeros could be the future war tactic of feuding countries. This motion infographic breaks down the recent attacks by such a tool of destruction: a virus called Stuxnet. Able to shut down nuclear power plants and electrical grids all the while cloaked by security clearances designed to look like all operations are normal. Here, director Patrick Clair and writer Scott Mitchell take a peek into what a new virus of this magnitude means to the world community. [Read more...]
In a dismal, black and white world of number crunching, three rotund characters lead an angry depressing existence… until one day a mysterious splash of color changes everything and infects the land with fun and happiness. Stop motion animator, David Bell created this short animation ‘Crank Balls’ all the way back in 2007 but it has only recently been released to an online audience. We’re sure the bright film will put a smile on your face. [Read more...]
This mesmerizing music video may bring back fond memories of the classic Eames directed Powers of Ten, only this time in a universe of cubes and a lot more edgy. A Cereal Spiller remix of Hooray for Earth’s ‘True Loves,’ this impressive piece of motion graphics was directed by Cyriak Harris. We highly recommend you check out Harris’ extensive portfolio and his blog. [Read more...]
Ever since he was a child, Jack Horner has been dreaming of two things: becoming a paleontologist and having a pet dinosaur. So far he’s accomplished one of those tasks and the other is the subject of this TED Talk.
Horner is fun and captivating in his account of the various experiments and discoveries along his rocky path toward creating one of the prehistoric behemoths. He then details the ways in which we are now studying chickens, distant relatives of dinosaurs, and what roll they will play in the process. [Read more...]
What does the world look like from a hula hoops view? We uncovered these two fun GoPro based videos and as they are silent suggest that you play the song included below to spice em up. The videos where shot by youtuber nsaik. If you like this post you will also want to see Sword Swinging: Video From The Edge.