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Funny Video

How to survive a plunge from a waterfall

You never know when this tutorial on diving from a waterfall will come handy.

Oddly enough, the figure in the how-to image looks exactly like Harrison Ford and his epic dive from The Fugitive.

Below is the classic scene I’m referencing.

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Arts Creativity Photography Video

Wave cinemagraphs by Ray Collins

Photographer Ray Collins captures the magic that happens at the intersection of water and light. Each shot in this film was created from a single one of Ray’s original photos. The stills are transformed into cinemagraphs – a hybrid between photo and video – an infinite loop that makes a single moment last forever. The original soundtrack was created by two very talented musicians, André Heuvelman on trumpet and Jeroen van Vliet on piano.

You can see the individual cinemagraphs here. Amazing.

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History Video

A trip through New York City, 1911

In 1911, Swedish film company Svenska Biografteatern recorded its trip to New York.

Fortunately, the footage survived and most recently was speed-corrected and reproduced with added street sounds of car horns, horses, and police whistles to give us a sense of the environment back then.

Some observations:

  • Notice all the people wearing hats
  • The streets look a bit empty compared to today’s zoo
  • Cable powered trolleys
  • The kids go nuts when the camera is on them. Nothing’s changed!

What’s your favorite scene?

 

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Arts Photography Video

Where fashion and architecture meet

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A monochromatic film by LA-based filmmaker Eliot Lee Hazel, who has also done visual work for Thom York and Beck. Says Hazel:

“In this film, imagery that is simultaneously epic and poetic combines to produce an intimate portrayal of a symbolic central figure.”

Watch the video in its entirety below:

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Creativity Quotes

Adamant about living in the now

“I live in the now so the past is something you’ll have to dig up.”

David Hockney,  the British artist who’s become known as the ‘the painter of Southern California’

“Artists aren’t hedonists. They’re workers.” Hockey’s persistence echoes Japan’s Hokusai who also believed the best work was yet to come.

You can take breaks but real artists never stop noticing. “Remember,” says Hockney. “Our eyes never stay still. If your eyes are still, you’re dead.”

 

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Herzog: “Don’t wait for the system to accept you.”

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“Don’t wait for the system to accept you. You create your own system, create your own [budget] and make your own first feature film or your first own documentary.”

Werner Herzog talks filmmaking, Pokemon Go, and how to manage our online life

via Daily Prompt: Apprentice