Austrian photographer Christoph Malin assembled this short by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station:
These “stacks” create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible. For example lightning corridors within clouds, but they also show occasional satellite tracks (or Iridium Flashes) as well as meteors – patterns that interrupt the main Star Trails, and thus are immediately visible.
Last week I had the fortune of attending a small conference hidden away on Staten Island called ‘The Future of Storytelling‘. It was organized by Charlie Melcher and brought together a few hundred people to talk about the art, tech, and science of how and why of we tell stories.
Bad Lip Reading has recently moved into parodying movies (their Twilight video was an instant classic) and it turns out their formula works pretty well here. For evidence, check out their overdub of The Hunger Games above.
Everyone is excited about the augmented reality features of Google’s Project Glass and rightfully so. What I and other videobloggers find more interesting is the possibility of recording live POV video.
It turns out that fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg thought the same thing. After becoming aware of Google Glass through a meeting with Google co-founder Sergey Brin earlier this year, Von Furstenberg incorporated Glass into her show at New York Fashion Week. This video is the result.
… and fortunately it’s also the Internet Culture web series that we need right now.
Partially thanks to the giant New Deal-esque public works project that is the YouTube Creators Program, there are a number really outstanding educational web series out there right now (Crash Course and Vsauce come to mind.)
Reverso is a French animated short by Kimberly Honma, Clément Lauricella and Arthur Seguin about a boy who experiences life upside down as “his sense of gravity is inverted.”
I’ve been watching a lot of shorts without dialogue as of late, part of my effort to better understand how to “show don’t tell” when presenting a story. Reverso is a great example of this, establishing mood and back story through character reactions and tiny details. It’s a good piece through and through.
The Eagleman Stag is a BAFTA award winning animation by Mikey Please that tells the story of one person’s perception of time. Production-wise, it spans thousands of models and over 100 different sets. If you get a moment, check out the making-of video as well: