Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Amazing Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Video of Singapore

Friday, September 28th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:14

This video is definitely a must-see. For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. From the shoot info: […] the film is hard hitting, and full of effects… more so than if I were releasing a story […]

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Sir Patrick Stewart on the Internet, iPhone and Games

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:23

Sir Patrick Stewart talking euphoric about the internet, Twitter, iPhone and games. This man is awesome.

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Stunning Computer Animated Film

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:01

Alex Roman created this wonderful, completely animated film named The Third & The Seventh. This is truly a piece of art. After watching this I wonder when an average computer will be able to render pictures and animations as realistic as these in real time. Watch the film in HD or take a look at […]

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Saturn V Model Rocket (Scale 1:10)

Sunday, December 27th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:01

A cool video on YouTube showing the launch of a Saturn V model rocket. Scale 1:10 might sound small but it’s freaking huge for a model rocket!

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Galactic Tour Through the Neighborhood

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:09

At space.com you can take a tour of our corner of the cosmos. Like the famous National Geographic poster it gives you a good sense of how small our solar system (and every other) really is. Truly fascinating.

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Flash-Blocking for Safari on Mac OS X

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:31

Every Safari user on Mac OS X should take a look at ClickToFlash which makes your browsing through the Flash infested World Wide Web pleasant again. Using ClickToFlash, all of those icky Flash bits that have infected most webpages on the internets are replaced with a nice, smooth gradient and the word “Flash” set in […]

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Forever’s Not So Long

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:12

Forever’s Not so Long is a fantastic short movie about a hopeless situation starring Garrett Murray. I can’t tell more without a spoiler, so just watch this 13 minute masterpiece. If you have an iPhone and a Twitter account or a website be sure to check out Ego, also by Garrett Murray.

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Star Trek vs. Real Science

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:25

The widely accepted rule of even numbered Star Trek movies being great and odd ones being crap was disrupted after Nemesis and is officially reversed with the 11th iteration simply named Star Trek. A large portion of all Star Trek films and TV shows was about science and galactic phenomenons the viewer just had to […]

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Helvetica — A Movie About a Typeface

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:08

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Anybody who’s interested in design and fonts should definitely watch this documentary. Really interesting and great for understanding the roots of many designs we now see in our daily lives. helveticafilm.com

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Sigur Rós “Heima”

Thursday, November 8th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:10

I’m watching Sigur Rós’ Heima right now — a documentary film about their free 2006 Iceland tour. It is a great DVD for everybody who likes Sigur Rós or Iceland. Last year, in the endless magic hour of the Icelandic summer, Sigur Rós played a series of concerts around their homeland. Combining both the biggest […]

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A Scanner Darkly

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:20

A Scanner Darkly — the movie adaption of Philip K. Dick‘s great novel. What does a scanner see? I mean, really see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does a passive infrared scanner … see into me — into us — clearly or darkly? (Bob Arctor, A Scanner Darkly) Great dystopian novel and fantastic […]

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Sigur Rós Music Videos

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:25

There are some Sigur Rós videos available on their official website including the Heima trailers I’ve already mentioned. One video I’m particularly fond of is Glósóli from the album Takk. (The video is available on the DVD part of the special edition Sæglópur EP.) I just love the concept of the video set in a […]

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Virtual Real-World Graffiti — The Geeky Way of Tagging

Monday, February 26th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:43

Introducing a clean, non-permanent and — more than anything else — geeky way of tagging buildings, the Graffiti Research Lab presents a project named L.A.S.E.R. Tag. Using a “blinds-your-eyes-forever”-grade laser, a bright beamer, a security camera and some open software (complete list and instructions) you can virtually tag any build you like (and can park […]

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Some Planets and Stars Compared in Size

Thursday, December 21st, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:31

This is a follow-up to my previous post Even Our Sun is Tiny but this time a video (via digg) shows you how small we really are and which monstrously large objects are “floating” around in our galaxy. A size comparison1 of the Sun to VV Cephei A (the supergiant of the binary star system […]

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What Movies Taught Us

Sunday, September 10th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:14

A few things you would never know without the movies. Very true. (Thanks Anne-Marie)

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Diet Coke + Mentos = ?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:17

By now you should have found out about the secrets of Diet Coke and Mentos. It was and still is all over the internet. If you don’ know what I’m talking about take a first look at this: a basic reaction. Now you’re ready to watch the fun clip at eepybird.com and see what happens […]

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ASCII Star Wars

Monday, June 26th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:17

Though I’ve never been a fan of Star Wars this is very amusing. The people at blinkenlights.nl still operate their ASCII art version of Star Wars after more than four and a half years. (Nearly an eternity for the internet.) Start your favorite telnet client and connect to towel.blinkenlights.nl (use Apple’s Terminal.app, Microsoft’s cmd.exe and […]

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