This video of Nigel Sylvester for G Shock was posted a few weeks back and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since it went up. Definitely one of my favorite video with Nigel and for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it’s definitely worth a watch.
The other day LA musician Flying Lotus tweeted – “@flyinglotus Flying Lotus, please collaborate with David O’Reilly already /or something/.>>>> Been writing my movie with him, its happening.”
Although better known for his music, Flylo actually went to school for movie production before gaining fame as a music producer, and I got curious about who OReilly was. A quick google led to David OReilly’s The External World, a seventeen-minute (nsfw) absolute mind mess of an animation firmly grounded in the internet/globalized/videogame generation.
The animation premiered in Europe at the Venice film festival and in America at Sundance 2011, and in eight months it has received half a million views on Vimeo. I’m stoked that something so weird and left field is getting so many eyeballs. If you want to see more from the Irish, LA-based OReilly, check out his work on Vimeo or follow his entertaining tweets.
*deep breath* Here we go: a side-by-side video comparison test between a phone and a DSLR. Vimeo user Robino Films set up both ‘cameras’ as above, with the iPhone exposure-locked and the DSLR’s shutter speed, frame rate, exposure and picture style mirroring the phone as closely as possible. Click here for more details on how the test was conducted.
Considering the iPhone 4S features a f2.4 lens, and that third-party manufacturers keep developing more add-on lenses for the phone, it’s only inevitable that one day we just won’t be able to tell what the hell anything was shot on anymore. Hit the jump to watch the frightening but also liberating video.
Reuters is reporting that a 22 year-old New York college grad Maxwell von Stein has designed a bike with a flywheel that works on a similar principle as the hybrid car. The flywheel is a 15 pound, cast iron fly-wheel taken from a car engine, then mounted on the middle of the bike frame and fitted with a continuously variable transmission to the rear wheel. Kinetic energy is transfered to the flywheel when slowing down via a twist-shift embedded in the grip, and that energy helps with a boost when you need to get going again. Seems like a really interesting system, and best of all, it doesn’t use batteries.
Hit this link to check out the news report video on Reuters.
What do you think of the system? Could we be seeing this on mainstream bikes in the future?
Check for the deer at 1:57.
Between sliders and stabilizing products like glidecams, BMX videographers have been going to great lengths to get smooth, steady motion out of their cameras.
But earlier this year Adobe included a new feature in After Effects CS 5.5 called Warp Stabilizer that is pretty startling. Post-production stabilizing technology has been around for a while now, but the improvements made this year seem to be pretty drastic, and there are a few companies fighting this one out. Here are a couple comparisons between AE’s stabilization feature and FC’s Smoothcam for instance. One. Two.
Naturally there is no real substitute for a true steadicam or dolly setup, but this new feature shows potential to be an accessible alternative that BMX filmmakers could make use of. Check out an example video of the stabilization feature above, and hit the jump for a video posted last year that looks to show some of the initial research that went into the technology.
Have any BMX filmmakers out there used this feature on their videos yet? Let us know in the comments!
This past September, I moved to New York from Vancouver B.C. The main reason for moving out here was motivated by my work and to basically push myself and to take everything I do to the next level. To say moving out here was a good decision is definitely an understatement.
One of the first big projects I’ve finished up is a music video for Theophilus London. Theophilus has had a bunch of mixtapes and great success over the past year or so, but he has just recently been signed to Warner Brothers and is getting ready to release his first full length album next month. The first single off the new album is titled ‘Last Name London’ and I was lucky enough to get to direct the video with my good friend Nathan Brown.
The video premiered on all the MTV channels as well as MTV.com yesterday and we are all extremely excited on how it turned out! You can check the video above and keep reading for some behind the scenes photos that I took during the shoot!
Great collection of behind the scenes movie photos via Selectism. So crazy how the process of making movies has changed over the years. Looking at the shot of the crew actually filming the printed credits for Empire Strikes Back really puts things into perspective. Check out the photos here.
Check out a great short documentary by Benedict Campbell on Dustin Kott, a custom motorcycle builder.
Just watched a great trailer for Page One: Inside the New York Times, a new feature documentary about the New York Times and the current state news media. Keep reading to check out the trailer.
Orchid Footwear’s new video FOOTWORK is now available. Pick the DVD up for $10 and you’ll witness a slew of great riding, g00d times, hot babes, and of course more high jinks like in the trailer above.
Pretty epic music video for an artist named Woodkid… I wonder where the budget came from to produce this video?
The deadline is coming up fast, but we are helping the Bicycle Film Festival with their BMX program again this year and would love for everyone to submit a film! The festival shows in over 25 cities all over the world and it is an amazing way to share your work with the world! Keep reading to for all the info or check out bicyclefilmfestival.com
Shot over the span of only 12 days, Putty Hill centers around friends mourning the death of a loved one.
A company called NorthStudio360 has devised a way to shoot 360° video by apparently using six video cameras at once, and with their clever video player, you can control where you want to look while the video plays by just clicking and dragging with your mouse. The result is really amazing to interact with. Hit the jump to check out one of their user-controllable 360° videos, and for more of their work check out this blog post.
via Brian Park
Endhiran, otherwise known as Robot, was released last year and is reported to be the most expensive Bollywood film ever made. If this ten minute video is anything to go by, I definitely believe it! The scene starting at 2:20 is absolute bonkers. Some of the craziest android sequences ever – like The Matrix, Transformers, and I-Robot all jammed into one… Bollywood style.
To add to the madness, this video is dubbed over in Russian. Enjoy!
Check out this amazing promotional film for IBM to help celibrate their 100 year anniversary. What IBM has accomplished in the past 100 years is astonishing and the concept of this film — each presenter states a IMB achievement in the year they were born — is extremely impactful almost drawing your attention more to the people than the actual accomplishment.
Hit the jump to check out this amazing new edit Ride just released, featuring all the bangers from their interview with Drew Bezanson including the truck driver that was on Ride’s cover.