Fantastic Fungi: Coming ‘Shroom

By: Louie Schwartzberg

Published on Mar 12, 2015

Join Louie Schwartzberg as he makes a film about the role fungi can play in solving our planet’s gravest problems! His next film project, Fantastic Fungi, is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Kickstarter Link: http://bit.ly/FantasticFungi

We’ve pulled together the biggest change agents in environmental activism – Paul Stamets, Dr. Andrew Weil, Lyn Lear, Michael Pollan, as well as many others. And Louie will be behind the camera calling the shots!

An all-star team of artists, scientists, doctors, and explorers are joining forces to create a mind-bending, life-affirming film about the mushroom and its mysterious root-like structure: mycelium. What they reveal will blow your mind, and possibly save the planet!

Kickstarter Link: http://bit.ly/FantasticFungi

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2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation

By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017

How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather patterns and other normally invisible physical processes.

This visualization uses data from NASA satellites, combined with mathematical models in a computer simulation allowing scientists to study the physical processes in our atmosphere. By following the sea salt that is evaporated from the ocean, you can see the storms of the 2017 hurricane season.

During the same time, large fires in the Pacific Northwest released smoke into the atmosphere. Large weather patterns can transport these particles long distances: in early September, you can see a line of smoke from Oregon and Washington, down the Great Plains, through the South, and across the Atlantic to England.

Dust from the Sahara is also caught in storms sytems and moved from Africa to the Americas. Unlike the sea salt, however, the dust is removed from the center of the storm. The dust particles are absorbed by cloud droplets and then washed out as it rains.

Advances in computing speed allow scientists to include more details of these physical processes in their simulations of how the aerosols interact with the storm systems.

Supercomputing 2017 conference:
https://www.nas.nasa.gov/SC17/home.html

Credits:
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Anton S. Darmenov (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Narrator

Music: Elapsing Time by Christian Telford [ASCAP], Robert Anthony Navarro [ASCAP]

This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12772

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2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse Close-up Real-time 4K

2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse Close-up Real-time 4K from Byoung Jun Jeong on Vimeo.

2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse
Close-up Real-Time

Telescope : Takahashi Mewlon18C (fl:2160mm, f:12)
Camera : Panasonic GX85
Mount : RainbowAstro RST-150H Harmonic Drive Mount
Location : Warm Springs, OR, US
Date : 21, Aug, 2017
BGM : Flowing Air – Mattia Vlad Morleo
Photographer : JunHo Oh

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Floaty bird floating

By: GingerBeard

Originally published on Jul 17, 2017

The bird. He floats!

See Making Of Floaty Bird:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_grp…

FAQ-
Camera is HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I. 2688×1520@20fps

Yes it is a real bird. No I did not use strings.
No the footage is not edited. Yes I have YouTube slowing it down to make it easier to see.
Yes it is happening due to the capture frame rate matching the flap speed of the bird. No I did not adjust the camera for the bird.
No this is not a camera or truck commerical/advertisement. But I do like them both.

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North American Eclipse Megamovie v0.3

By: Making & Science, Google

Originally uploaded on Aug 22, 2017

This collection of photos was taken by a group of dedicated volunteers across the US during the Aug 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. They have been algorithmically stitched together, based on the time and location of the photo, to give us an extended look at the sun’s atmosphere. Where we have gaps you’ll see the previous image shown for a longer period. As more images are uploaded and processed these will be filled in and the movie will get better and better.

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Washington, D.C. – Beautiful Day in the Capital of the USA

By: AmnesiArt

Published on May 18, 2017

From the White House, the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial to name a few. Travel to the capital of the United States of America. Please visit ▶http://amnesiart.com

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Music: “Victory Rose” by Lights & Motion via Musicbed

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Witness The Day The Asteroid Struck In Jaw-Dropping Virtual Reality! (360 Video)

By: Science Channel

Originally published on Jun 23, 2017

#AsteroidDay | Friday, June 30
Witness the extraordinary journey of the meteor that caused the largest asteroid impact in recorded history, in an immersive VR experience that will leave you awestruck from beginning to end. Ride with the asteroid as it barrels towards Earth, become part of its devastating impact as it breaches the planet’s atmosphere, and watch it explode over Siberia. With breath-taking visuals this VR experience portrays the power of the universe like never before by recreating the Tunguska event just in time for Asteroid Day on Friday, June 30.

Produced by our friends at Your Discovery Science
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For a more immersive experience download the Discovery VR App at www.discoveryvr.com

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A Glass of Prague. Timelapse & Hyperlapse. Czech Republic

By: Kirill Neiezhmakov

Published on Jun 20, 2017

Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, a UNESCO monument and one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Timelapse & Edit by Kirill Neiezhmakov e-mail: hyperlapsepro@gmail.com
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Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/nkdesign/prague

Many thanks to my wife Alexandra for her help with shooting glass of beer scenes

Music: piano cinematic trailer
Footage (this and many other) available for licensing in 4K
You can download it here https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio…
https://www.pond5.com/artist/nk87
Prague collection:
https://www.pond5.com/collections/155…

The Old Town Hall with the famous Prague Astronomical Clock. The winding lanes of the Jewish Quarter, which you know from the novels of Franz Kafka, steeped in the legend of the Golem. Cafes enticing you to come and have a seat, boutiques and sight-seeing cruises on the Vltava. The Gothic Charles Bridge and Church of St. Nicholas in the Lesser Town, the most beautiful Baroque church in Prague. The Palace Gardens set away from the bustle of the city, Petřín with a lookout tower reminiscent of a small Eiffel Tower and Prague Castle … Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague presents itself to you as a changeable city, which likes to alternate styles: it is romantic and successful, ancient and modern, but above all it is a city that is cosmopolitan through and through, and is used to welcoming foreigners. It is time to get acquainted.

Prague (Praha in Czech) was once the seat of a mighty empire, the ancient capital of Charles IV’s Bohemian Kingdom. The city has played a pivotal role in Central Europe since the Middle Ages.
The epic history of Prague has produced a beautiful city, full of stunning buildings and majestic squares.
Tourism has driven the regeneration of Prague, transforming run down buildings into fine restaurants, vibrant bars and stylish hotels.
Prague Tourism Fact: In 1992 the historical centre of Prague, all 866 hectares, was listed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Register.

Prague has a compact city centre. From Wenceslas Square on one side to Prague Castle on the other is just a 25-30 minutes stroll (walking via the Old Town, across Charles Bridge and through the Lesser Town).
With many of the finest areas also pedestrianised, the city is effectively an open air museum, and the sights & attractions therefore are best explored on foot.
Opera and classical concerts are a definite highlight of Prague, with performances held all year round in magnificent opera houses and a range of stunning concert halls and historic churches.
The black light theatre shows are also unique.

Prague restaurants enjoy a reputation for serving good, often excellent cuisine, and many offer the opportunity to dine in lovely settings; these range from intimate cellar restaurants to rooftop restaurants with views over the city.
For refreshment at any time of the day, the world famous Czech beer is deeply embedded in the national physique and is enthusiastically consumed in cafés and bars all over the city; the Czechs are the largest consumers of beer per capita in the world!
Another well-known export of the Czech Republic is Bohemia Crystal. Visitors can purchase the finest glass products in shops in Prague or go on a tour to a glass factory, such as to Moser Glass, to see it being made.

Equipment:
Canon 2x60d, 70d
Sigma 10-20 mm 4-5.6
Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8
Samyang 8 mm 3.5
Canon 17-55 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 4L
Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod
Software:
Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

Thanks to my Czech friend Filip Moučka.

Praha je nejen kouzelným městem mostů, chrámů, pozlacených věží a kopulí kostelů, které se zhlížejí již více než deset století v hladině řeky Vltavy,ale i moderní metropolí.
Praha je také městem různých architektonických stylů a metropolí plnou romantických uliček či stavitelských pokladů v historickém centru.
Avšak Praha je také městem zeleně. Například na svazích pod Pražským hradem je dodnes patrná snaha barokního stavitelství velkoryse spojovat budování paláců se zřizováním zahrad plných pavilonů, besídek a altánů.
Tvář Prahy dokresluje patnáct velkých mostů. Čtrnáct z nich se klene přes řeku Vltavu, Nuselský most je doširoka rozkročen přes Nuselské údolí.
V české metropoli se nachází i nebývalé množství divadel, koncertních sálů, výstavních prostor, muzeí a galerií.
Ne nadarmo se říká, že Praha je tak různorodá, jak si jen člověk může přát. A každému příchozímu ukáže jednu ze svých kouzelných tváři.

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G Active | Water Made Active

By: G Active

Originally published on May 4, 2017

What if your water was as active as you? Would you move with it? With new G Active by Gatorade, you get water plus electrolytes to help replace what you lose in exercise and help keep you moving. G Active. Water Made Active.

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Extrapolate from Johan Rijpma on Vimeo.

Extrapolate from johan rijpma on Vimeo.

In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

This work was created with support from ”Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016” part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) ”Project to invite overseas creators of media arts 2016” and the Mondriaan Fund.

More info: http://www.johanrijpma.nl/notes/notes-extrapolate/
Directors Notes: http://directorsnotes.com/2017/04/25/johan-rijpma-extrapolate/

 

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