iPad Movie Mount

September 1, 2011

I’ve posted info on iPhone mounts and lenses previously (Glif, Owle, Olloclip, SLR adapter) but this is a first, an iPad 2 mount!

This has been really well thought through, and at $70 / €50 it’s not a bad price either.

More info at Makayama

“In order to study the spatial and material qualities of wireless networks, we built a WiFi measuring rod that visualises WiFi signal strength as a bar of lights. When moved through space the rod displays changes in the WiFi signal. Long-exposure photographs of the moving rod reveal cross sections of a network’s signal strength.”

YOUrban.no

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Stunning HDR Video

March 1, 2011

No doubt you’ve seen plenty of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos on the web, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about type HDR into Google, but how may HDR videos have you seen, not many I’m sure. Due to nature of how HDR images are created, making a video is difficult and very time consuming, but as you will see from the videos below, with perseverance, the results can be stunning!

[vimeo 16414140] [vimeo 19107357]

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Sour

October 12, 2010

Jay sent me the link to this music video at the weekend assuming I’d like it, he was right, it’s wonderful, and 3 million other You Tube users think the same. Plus it would appear Pepsi were inspired by the idea for their Pepsi Refresh Project (One People) commercial

“This music video was shot for Sour’s ‘Hibi no Neiro’ (Tone of everyday) from their first mini album ‘Water Flavor EP’. The cast were selected from the actual Sour fan base, from many countries around the world. Each person and scene was filmed purely via webcam.
Director: Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura”

official website http://sour-web.com (in Japanese)

another of their videos takes finger shadows to another level

Pepsi Refresh Project refresheverything.com

Size Matters

August 19, 2010

Here’s a great presentation by Nigel Marsh given at TEDx Sydney in May, I recommend watching it, it’s only 10mins long, here’s a snippet

“the small things matter… being more balanced doesn’t mean dramatic upheaval in your life… with the smallest investment in the right places, you can radically transform the quality of your life and relations… I believe it can transform society, as if enough people do it we can change society’s definition of success… away from the notion that the ‘Guy with the most money when he dies wins’… to a more thoughtful and balanced definition of what a life well lived looks like”

It dove tails perfectly with one aspect of the “Your Small Change” non-profit concept I had a while back, which I’m rolling out in the coming weeks, so I’d love it if you drop by the Facebook page in the meantime and clicked the LIKE button to show your interest and support

If I lived in LA, I probably wouldn’t have any teeth left as I’d be in this shop every single day!

you can’t help but admire and be drawn to this guy as he explains how he’s made his passion his life… as he says “People say you’re here and work all the time… I don’t work, I just play all day long… it’s flavoured water with a lot of bubbles… if I was to define it in one word, I’d say happy”

“I went out and and found 25 little brands of soda, and put them on the shelf and people would ask, what are you doing with all those old things that don’t sell? but when I got to 250 it was, where are you finding them?… now we have about 500 different sodas”

“When you give your customers choice, they’re buy it… the important thing is to set yourself apart and provide your customers with something that nobody else has”

this is a great example of the long tail in action

sodapopstop.com

In an update to the post I made a couple of weeks ago about attaching 35mm lenses to the iPhone 4, the guys at Vid Atlantic have adapted their EnCinema 35mm Adapter to fit to Owle Bubo

Video shot with a Canon EF 50mm f1.8 DSLR lens on the EnCinema 35mm Adapter attached to the OWLE Bubo