Advice from one lifetime to another

Tuesday, 1 September, 2015

WireTap was a Canadian radio show that recently ceased broadcasting, after an eleven year run. As a farewell to audiences, and the world it seems, they produced this video clip, featuring people of all ages, young and old, offering each other a lifetime’s advice.

Don’t listen to anyone’s advice. No body knows what the hell they’re doing.

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Watch a pistol discharge in ultra slow motion

Thursday, 27 August, 2015

Since I like looking at super slowed down slow motion video, here’s footage, filmed at a rate of seventy-three thousand frames per second, of a pistol being fired. Incredible.

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Bali, as seen in six short films

Wednesday, 26 August, 2015

Six stories of Balinese customs and traditions, filmed by Brandon Li, during a recent trip to Indonesia. Beautiful.

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A train that runs on an infinite loop?

Wednesday, 26 August, 2015

Quite the feat of small scale engineering here, a spiralling track loop for a model train, that precisely accommodates every locomotive and carriage running on it… so where does the train begin, and where does it end?

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The difference between a bee and a wasp? It’s vast…

Monday, 24 August, 2015

Sherlock Holmes, who spent his retirement years as a bee keeper, knew the difference between a bee and a wasp, and said as much at the beginning of Bill Condon’s latest feature, Mr Holmes.

Unfortunately he didn’t elaborate much, but one distinction between the two sometimes quite similar looking creatures, aside from the fact that one isn’t as quite as nice as the other, comes down to what each species feeds their larvae.

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Patagonia, as seen in timelapse video

Thursday, 20 August, 2015

I’ve mentioned the Patagonia region of the south of South America a few times before, and for good reason… the landscape is simply stunning. So here’s some beautifully filmed video of Patagonia. Viewing in full screen is mandatory.

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The colours of feelings by Thomas Blanchard

Thursday, 20 August, 2015

What are the colours of feelings? Mix paint, oil, milk, honey, and cinnamon together, as Lyon based creative director Thomas Blanchard has, and you just might find out.

One thing is beyond doubt though, the colours of feelings are certainly very easy on the eye.

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When time travel disrupts the space-time continuum…

Tuesday, 18 August, 2015

I’m You, Dickhead, the latest short film by Australian actor and director Lucas Testro, explores the consequences of upsetting the space-time continuum as a result of time travel.

There’d be more than a few people who wish they could travel back in time to correct a past mistake, or offer their younger selves some life changing advice. All well and good. But what if the undertaking creates more problems than it was meant to solve? Go back again? That might only compound issues…

I can see certain, albeit absurd, parallels with Back to the Future here. Like, what if Marty had decided to stay in 1955, rather than return to 1985? That tangent is explored, in a way, here.

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“Rattle That Lock”, the new single from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Tuesday, 18 August, 2015

David Gilmour, lead guitarist of British rock band Pink Floyd, releases his fourth solo album next month… but how about the video clip for the title track, Rattle That Lock, impressive, or what?

On the subject of Pink Floyd, their 1973 album “The Dark Side of the Moon”, continues to chart to this day. So far this year it has featured in the Top 100 albums chart seven times, peaking at number fifty-one. Not bad for a record that was made over forty years ago.

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Wandering around Porto, Portugal

Thursday, 13 August, 2015

Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, is home to Ponte Dona Maria, a wrought iron bridge spanning the river Douro, that was designed by well known French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel.

While the bridge was one place I saw, and walked across, when in Porto, I covered no where the same amount of ground that Seoul based videographer and designer Lee Hang Gab did.

That might have had something to do with my decision to spend just two nights in town, from a total of two months in Portugal. I’ll certainly stay longer next time.

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