Posts tagged ‘video’

November 19, 2010

Russian Dancing Men

by Matt Forcey

Today is Friday and time for a bit of folly. 

So, on this cold, grey November day, and in honor of my Slavic heritage, I present to you… Russian Dancing Men. 

In Russia, boogie dance you!

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November 18, 2010

Cowboys & Aliens: A New Sci-Fi Movie, Not a Right-Wing Anti-Immigration Strategy

by Matt Forcey

Cowboys & Aliens boldly goes where no cowpoke has gone before.  Is it a new spin on the Western film genre, or a new spin on Sci-Fi? 

Speaking of a spin… wouldn’t you have just LOVED to see this pitch meeting, if only to watch the skill it must have taken to spin this gold out of a tumbleweed?  Imagine the talent of the marketer, so captivating with their presentation, as to attract high-priced talent like Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell, along with the direction and production chops of Favreau, Spielberg and the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer Power Duo.

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November 16, 2010

10 Centuries in 5 Minutes: Video Map of Changing European Borders Over past 1,000 Years

by Matt Forcey

Images created by historicalatlas.com, this video takes us through the rise and fall of European empires over the past 1,000 years.

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October 27, 2010

“A” Train Dancers Bust a Move on the NYC Subway

by Matt Forcey

The unexpected and spontaneous can often be a lot more fun than planned and calculated.  This is one of the reasons I love street art.  A chance encounter with a captivating image can be an enthralling experience.  Not limited to spray paint on concrete, street artists and performers share their talents in unexpected venues, as do these dancers on a New York City subway car.

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October 22, 2010

My Brain is Ignoring My Nose! Kooky Song of Mind Blowing Facts

by Matt Forcey

It’s Friday afternoon and about the right time for a bit of buffoonery.  I’ve called on farcical songster and today’s court jester, Jonathan Mann, to fire up his patented Songatron and spin us out an amusing little ditty.  Please note that it’s always my goal to make sure you learn something new when you visit, regardless of how idiosyncratic. 

What Jonathan has created for our enjoyment accomplishes both of our goals by giving you a few nuggets of titillating info and a smile on your face, both of which I encourage you share with friends this weekend.  Want more from the Songatron?  You can sign up here to receive Jonathan’s Song-a-Day via email.

Jonathan: “I stumbled on to a really wonderful thread on Reddit.com about the most mind-blowing facts people could think of. I collected a bunch of them and made this song!”

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October 21, 2010

Share Your Most Extreme Moments with an Extreme Video Cam

by Matt Forcey

Anyone watching the news coverage last week from the Chilean mine rescue, at some point would have found themselves inside the rescue capsule as it made its ascent up the tunnel to the surface.  You were there with the miners thanks to an amazing piece of video (which if you haven’t seen, watch it here) that was recorded on a very spartan, very rugged, and all around very impressive little digital video camera called the GoPro Hero.

Created in 2004 by a group of self-professed athletic super geeks in Silicon Valley, the GoPro Hero was originally designed for fellow amateur outdoor sports enthusiasts who needed an easy-to-use, wearable recording device, to capture then share with the world the crazy shit they do.  True to the original design’s form with their latest model, the new HD Hero 960 is

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October 17, 2010

Clowning Around on an Innovative Self Balancing Motorized Unicycle

by Matt Forcey

 

Friends, nerds, countrymen, lend me your ears.  More portable than folding bicycles and more respectable than (most) mopeds, Focus Designs‘ new Self-balancing Unicycle (SBU), keeps you upright and cruising with a similar accelerometer/gyroscope stabilization set-up as the Segway, and an innovative in-hub motor.

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October 15, 2010

Scratching the Surface with Portuguese Street Artist “Vhils”

by Matt Forcey

Only 23 years young, contemporary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, chips away at established notions with his destructive approach to street art.  Reverse graffiti, architectural sculpture, creative vandalism?  Whatever you chose to call it, the images he scratches into building facades with jackhammer and pick are downright mesmerizing, haunting even.  Weather-worn faces gazing out from alleyways, lonely apparitions consigned to oblivion.

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October 13, 2010

Christopher Walken Cooking Chicken and Pears

by Matt Forcey

 

There’s really no commentary needed here.  It’s simply a joy to watch this man do… well, anything.  (watch the video after the jump)

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October 12, 2010

Banksy Creates “The Simpsons” Opening. Dark, Political… Surprise.

by Matt Forcey

This past weekend’s “The Simpsons” took their regular opening credits “couch gag” somewhere they haven’t been before.  Dark… actually, very dark and unexpectedly thought pervoking (unexpectedly until you realize who storyboarded it, that is).  Riffing on slave labor-like conditions in Asian factories, that happen to be making “Simpsons” animation slides and dvds, the opening sequence was created by none other than our favorite guerilla street artist Banksy.  (video after the jump) 

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October 10, 2010

Google Goggles. Magic Eyes for Your SmartPhone

by Matt Forcey

Google Goggles is now available for both the iPhone and Android-powered smartphones, as a feature of the latest version of the Google Mobile App.  Expanding on the concept of Augmented Reality, Goggles is an innovative application that works in conjunction with the camera and GPS on your phone to help you discover more about the world around you. 

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October 10, 2010

TURF FEINZ Crew – Turf Dancing in the Rain – YAK FILMS

by Matt Forcey

Dedicated to youth-led multimedia production, YAK Films started as a mixed team of  young photographers and filmmakers looking to offer an alternative to what they consider “played-out mainstream media”.  And here at Watch.Read. Repeat., we’re all for supporting that mission.   

Per YAK’s website, their work with urban dance began with the TURF FEINZ crew from Oakland, CA, innovators of the TUF dancing style.  Appraise for yourself the modestly magnificent camera work (and superhuman foot work) in the video below.

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