Iceland, as another planet

Friday, 19 December, 2014

Now here’s a way to look at a holiday to Iceland… view it as if it were another planet, in another solar system, as San Francisco based designer and filmmaker Alex Cornell, did recently.

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And beyond this world, the worlds of the solar system

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014

Wanderers, a short film by Erik Wernquist, depicting humanity’s future possible exploration of the solar system, featuring narration by Carl Sagan. Some of the sequences, especially on the moons of Jupiter, and what looks to be Neptune, are incredible.

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Flight Facilities’s “Heart Attack”… music to fly to?

Monday, 17 November, 2014

And on the subject of air travel, some grooves to set the mood, Heart Attack by Sydney based electronic act Flight Facilities.

No heart attacks involved though, hopefully. Safe travel if you’re on the move yourself.

Via NinaI have no strategy, just energyLas Vagas.

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Surfing most surreal seen at one thousand frames per second

Monday, 10 November, 2014

Footage of surfers doing their thing, as filmed by Chris Bryan at one thousand frames per second… the result is spectacular to say the least.

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Timelapse footage from this year’s Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Friday, 7 November, 2014

I don’t think they actually move through the sky quite as quickly as they appear to… timelapse footage of several hundred hot air balloons launching at dawn, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, held in the US state of New Mexico.

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The perfect way to watch a storm, on video

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014

The best way to watch a storm, or in this case, a collection of them… on video, rather than outdoors, or in their vicinity, thanks to Nicolaus Wegner. You’ll also spot Wyoming’s Devils Tower, as seen in Close Encounters of the Third Kind… it’s quite spectacular here.

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Paris, New York, New York, Paris

Tuesday, 4 November, 2014

An ad for an airline I know, but don’t let that stand in the way of what makes for a fine, side by side, comparison of Paris and New York City. I’ve been to one, I’m yet to visit the other.

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Get your motor running, get out on the… alleyways of Porto

Friday, 31 October, 2014

A driver’s eye view of a trail bike race through the narrow laneways of Porto, Portugal… could this be something inspired by similar sorts of scenes that we’ve seen in action films?

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This under water crystal palace will leave you breathless, for real

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

Stig Severinsen, who can hold his breath for twenty-two minutes, swims among, and through, icebergs. A beautiful, yet dangerous, environment… despite appearances, the ice is razor sharp, this is clearly not an undertaking for the faint of heart.

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Some fine instances of slow motion in the movies

Monday, 20 October, 2014

Slow motion scenes can make or break a movie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, for instance, is an example of the effect being over-worked, but films such as Hurt Locker, Drive, The Shining, Watchmen, and Dredd, are another matter all together.

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