Posts Tagged ‘mindblowing’

The Mind-Boggling Upside-Down World Beneath the Surface of a Frozen Lake

J. Mettälä took a camera under a frozen lake in Finland and captured this beautiful (and mind-bending) footage of his friends fishing in an upside-down world.

Photo “Printed” by Hand Using 200,000+ Nonpareils Candy Sprinkles

For a fine arts project at his university, art student Joel Brochu spent a whopping 8 months meticulously recreating a photograph using tiny nonpareils (the tiny sprinkles used on cakes and donuts). 221,184 individual sprinkles were placed on the 4-foot-wide board, which was covered with double-sided tape and a thin layer of glue. Each sprinkle was placed by hand using jewelry tweezers.
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Stop-Motion Music Video Shot Over Two Years with 288,000 Jelly Beans

Want to see what pure dedication looks like? This music video for the song “In Your Arms” by Kina Grannis is a stop-motion animation done with a background composed of jelly beans. It’s a crazy project that required 22 months, 1,357 hours, 30 people, and 288,000 jelly beans. They could have used CGI, of course, but each frame was carefully created by hand and photographed with a still camera. It’s even more mind-blowing given this fact: none of it was done with a green screen.
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Mind-Blowing Display Created Using 250 Canon DSLRs and Flash Units

For their music video for the song “Bright Siren“, Japanese band androp created a mind-blowing giant display using Canon 60D DSLRs and strobes as the individual pixels. They used 250 separate cameras and flash units, and controlled each one individually using a computer program. Every single light used was real, and no computer-generated trickery was used. You can also check out the behind-the-scenes video they made.

Bright Siren (via Hack a Day)

Amazing Effects From Popular TV Shows

Here’s a mind-blowing demo reel by Stargate Studios that will make you doubt everything you see on television in the future.

‘Nuit Blanche’: A Stunningly Beautiful Short Film by Arev Manoukian

“Nuit Blanche” is a 4-minute long short film by Arev Manoukian of SpyFilms that will blow your mind. While you’re watching it, try to guess how it was created — see if you can pick out what’s real and what’s “shopped“. It may remind you a bit of The Third & The Seventh, another mind-blogging short we shared at the beginning of the year.
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Crazy Research into Changing the Shape of People in Videos

A couple days ago our minds were blown by a diminished reality demonstration showing objects being removed from live video feeds. Today’s mind-blowing video is a demonstration of MovieReshape, an image manipulation program by German researchers that’s going to make it much harder to believe anything our eyes see in future videos. As you can see in the demonstration above, the software allows physical characteristics of a person in a video to be manipulated by simply dragging sliders around.

It’s a pretty interesting — albeit scary — glimpse at where technology is headed.

(via f stoppers)

Amateur Transformers Short Film Created with Entry-Level DSLRs

The latest Transformers movie to crawl out of the Hollywood cookie-cutter machine had a budget of $200 million. The above 2.5 minute short film was created by Amateur Russian filmmaker Alexander Semenov using a Canon 550D (with a 18-55mm kit lens and 50mm 1.8) and a Nikon D5000 (with a 18-55mm kit lens). In other words, the gear used was entry-level quality with kit lenses.

The footage was captured in two hours of shooting, and a month was spent editing the film. It’s amazing what a couple kids can create with a couple sub-$1000 DSLRs. We’re going to be seeing much more of this kind of thing as HD video recording because a necessary feature on new cameras.

(via Boing Boing)

Water Drop at 2000 Frames Per Second

One thing I love about photography and videography is that it often allows us to see things in different ways, whether it’s macro photography or slow motion video. The above video is absolutely stunning and will probably blow your mind. It shows an experiment in which a water drop is filmed at 2000 frames per second, revealing something you probably never knew about the behavior of water.

(via Derren Brown Blog)