Friday, June 24, 2011

Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evansjoining join the cast of The Hobbit

Sir Peter Jackson has added a new entry to his official Facebook page confirming the casting of two actors and announcing the addition of two more. To sum, he confirms the casting of Luke Evans as Bard and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock in the BBC TV series Sherlock) as Smaug (but not the Necromancer). As for the new additions, Lost's Evangeline Lilly has joined as Tauriel a Woodland Elf (not a character in the book) while Barry Humphries (Finding Nemo) will do the motion capture and voice for the CGI Goblin King.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wind Tunnel Skydiving

Indoor skydiving* wind tunnel in Skydive Arena in Prague Czech Republic.



4 way Routine with Havard (Skywalkers), Raph and Ju (Team4Speed) and Alberto (Volare) at Skydive Arena (Praha)


*Indoor Skydiving (or outdoor "Vertical Wind Tunnel Skydiving") is a unique way to experience the fun of real skydiving without jumping out of an airplane! Wind tunnels, similar to those normally used to test race cars and other vehicles, make a jet of heavy air powerful enough to support the human body and lift it as much as 90 feet above the ground.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Jamie Beck’s Cinemagraphy

45 amazing animated GIFs created by New York City-based fashion photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with Kevin Burg, a web designer with a background in video and motion graphics. 
These photographs are more than a photo, but not quite a video. Jamie Beck calls her work “cinemagraphs”. She says:
We feel there are many exciting applications for this type of moving image. There's movement in everything and by capturing that plus the great things about a still photograph you get to experience what a video has to offer without the time commitment a video requires.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Nightsurf Video



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What an Astronaut's Camera Sees (HQ Video)

A magnificent tour of Earth's impressive landscapes... as captured by astronauts with their digital cameras. Dr. Justin Wilkinson from NASA's astronaut team describes the special places that spacemen focus on. 





This video once again reminds us the famous quote by Yuri Gagarin, the first human to journey into outer space:

Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!
~ Yuri Gagarin


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daybreak Photography

Photographs from around the world capturing the beauty of dawn.

Rangitoto @ Dawn
Rangitoto @ Dawn by Chris Gin

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Weather Survivors Macro Photography

Lily of the Valley and snails in the rain. Photographic series by Suren Manvelyan



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Explorer of Lilac Macro Photography

Beautiful macro photography of a snail exploring lilac flowers.
Photographer: Suren Manvelyan



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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

T-Mobile Angry Birds Live

People use a simple smartphone to play a life-size version of the cult Angry Birds game. Complete with real shooting birds and exploding pigs!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

City Timelapses

City Timelapses by Dominic Boudreault





Timelapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011.
One year in the making.

The goal was to show the duality between city and nature.

Locations include :

- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Quebec city, Quebec, Canada
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Manhattan, New York, USA
- Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Johnny Depp Fan Art


Johnny Depp fan arts by Deviantart artists:


Johnny Depp as Ichabod Craneby ~ArtemisiaSynchroma


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sony unveiles Playstation Vita, the new mobile gaming device

Sony announced at Sony's E3 press conference the upcoming handheld console Playstation Vita.

The PlayStation Vita, or simply the PS Vita includes two analog sticks, a 5 inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi support. Internally, the device features a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 core processor and a 4 core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit as well as LiveArea as its main user interface, which succeeds the XrossMediaBar for the PlayStation Portable.

The device features full backwards compatibility with all PlayStation Portable games digitally released on the PlayStation Network, via PlayStation Store, the device's dual analog sticks will be supported in only select games. The device will upscale and smooth the graphics of the PSP games via a software emulator for the device.



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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waterspout 'tornado' in Australia



Dramatic footage filmed from a helicopter by Australia's Channel 7 shows a series of powerful waterspouts near the coastal suburb of Terrigal, on Australia's New South Wales coast. Several powerful columns of swirling air could be seen blasting along the water's surface near the coastline. Channel 7 claimed the spouts reached heights of up to 600 metres (nearly two thousand feet), but dissipated as they neared land. The natural wonders came as strong winds and heavy rain also lashed other parts of the state, causing flash flooding and traffic chaos in Sydney.
-RT
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Twitter Search




Twitter is starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page.

via blog.twitter

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The Arctic Light - Breathtaking Time-Lapse HD Video Captures Northern Phenomenon





"This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on
the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.
If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller, camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all prved bit of a challenge.

And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is
always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting."

via TSO Photography, on vimeo


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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Mountain (Timelapse Video)





"This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/​g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way."

via TSO Photography, on vimeo



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