VIDEOoftheDay

Friday
Mar302012

Thursday
Mar292012

America's Dead Sea

"Deep in the desert of southern California sits one of the worst environmental sites in America—a former tourist destination that has turned into a toxic soup: the Salton Sea."

"The sea was born by accident 100 years ago, when the Colorado River breached an irrigation canal; for the next two years the entire volume of the river flowed into the Salton Sink, one of the lowest places on Earth. The new lake became a major tourist attraction, with resort towns springing up along its shores. Yet with no outflow, and with agricultural runoff serving as its only inflow, the sea’s waters grew increasingly toxic. Farm chemicals and ever-increasing salinity caused massive fish and bird die-offs. Use of the sea for recreational activities plummeted, and by the 1980s its tourist towns were all but abandoned."

"The skeletons of these structures are still there; ghost towns encrusted in salt. California officials acknowledge that if billions of dollars are not spent to save it, the sea could shrink another 60 percent in the next 20 years, exposing soil contaminated with arsenic and other cancerous chemicals to strong winds. Should that dust become airborne, it would blow across much of southern California, creating an environmental calamity."

America's Dead Sea from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday
Mar212012

I Love People: 5,000 Miles, 930 People, 162 Seconds 

"Benjamin's travel dream was to hitchhike around the USA for a year."

"He wanted to meet people from all walks of life and learn about the world through a simple adventure."

"The video took 3 months to shoot and 2 years to create (although Benjamin's a hitchhiker and wasn't slaving away for 12 hours a day or anything :)."

I Love People: 5,000 Miles, 930 People, 162 Seconds from Benjamin Jenks on Vimeo.

 

Tuesday
Mar202012

Outer Frame

"This is the second video of the series, beginning with Outer Frame ( vimeo.com/24489164 ) , called Blind."

"The house shots were taken in Tesvikiye / Istanbul, while the time lapse shots were taken in Saroz / Canakkale."

Outer Frame from Daghan Is on Vimeo.

 

Monday
Mar192012

Saturday
Mar172012


"Timelapse videos depicting the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Images edited using Adobe Lightroom with some cropping to make the stars the focal point of each shot, and with manipulation of the contrast to bring out the stars a bit more."

Friday
Mar162012

Venezia from FKY on Vimeo.

Wednesday
Mar142012


Filmed in and around Vancouver, B. C.
Tuesday
Mar132012

Shot in Grevena (Filipaioi, Dotsiko), Trikala (Meteora), and Halkidiki (Pirgadikia) / Greece.

Monday
Mar122012

 

"In The Un-Gone an age of seemingly instantaneous global travel enables one couple to make a new start. But a malfunction reveals a dark truth that exposes both the fragility of the system and of life itself."

Saturday
Mar102012

Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer

"Ralph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. I photographed and interviewed him this summer as part of my ongoing series on inventors (dfpblog.com/inventors)."

"Since he turns 90 years old this week, and this year marks the 40th anniversary of the video game, I chose for this video some bits from our interview in which we talk about, among other things, why he's still inventing at 90 years old."

Inventor Portrait: Ralph Baer from David Friedman on Vimeo.

 

Friday
Mar092012

L'ODYSSÉE DE CARTIER

This is an amazing, and highly sophisticated commercial for Cartier.

L'ODYSSÉE DE CARTIER from Digital District™ VFX Post-Pro on Vimeo.

 

Thursday
Mar082012

The Most Astounding Fact

"Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, 'What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?' This is his answer."

The Most Astounding Fact from Max Schlickenmeyer on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday
Mar072012

Monday
Mar052012

The Violin Maker

"Made in Brooklyn
Episode 1:
The Violin Maker
Sam Zygmuntowicz"

The Violin Maker from Dustin Cohen on Vimeo.

 

Sunday
Mar042012

Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I

"Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer."

Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I from Babak Tafreshi on Vimeo.

 

Saturday
Mar032012

Friday
Mar022012

Thursday
Mar012012

FITC Amsterdam 2012 Opening Titles

"We started with the theme of personality in social media at first. After narrowing it down and let it match with FITC we took it into the direction of the creation process. We wanted the viewer to be sucked into the mind of a creative. Show his roller coaster of emotions in his process. We contacted creative writer Tifene Huchet to write the story. She shaped Sam, a man that dreamed about discovering the universe since he was a little boy and is driven by it till this day. "

FITC Amsterdam 2012 Opening Titles from Soulbase on Vimeo.

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius

The director of the Oscar-winning film The Artist discusses the film.

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius from Joe LaMattina on Vimeo.