In one of the coolest POV videos around, YouTube user Srachi strapped a GoPro camera to the back of an eagle for some stunning footage that literally provides a bird’s-eye view. Check it out below. [Read more…]
Oh man, this is just painful to watch. I feel bad for the bride and groom, who are clearly caught off guard by the exchanged.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oReLN5nntKw&w=640&h=360]
Muffled in the background, you can hear the photographer ask them “Do you want me to leave?” After the bride responds, the photographer and videographer move out.
Poor form on the officiant for sure. However, the photographer and videographer could have avoided being the center of attention (regardless of whether they were in the right) by taking two minutes to speak with the officiant beforehand – an exchange that should happen before any wedding ceremony.
[via SLR Lounge]
This is a sad commentary on mobile technology today.
We are all so consumed by what is going on in our circles that somewhere on the path to the most amazing iPhone or Android smartphone we forgot to enjoy real-life moments. And it rings perfrectly true in this short film (above) written by Charlene deGuzman.
As firefighters went into a burning home in Fresno, California, one of them found a lifeless kitten on the floor of a room in a house. He then took the kitten outside and administered a tank of oxygen to it and poured water on it in an attempt to revive it.
That firefighter, Cory Kalanick, was wearing a helmet cam and caught the act on film. He edited the 15-minute ordeal down to about a minute by creating a faux movie trailer about saving Lucky the kitten’s life. [Read more…]
Earlier today at the first round of the British Open, PGA pro Thomas Bjorn hit a ball out of the rough on the first hole and struck the camera that was capturing his swing.
Commentator Mike Tirico said the camera costs around $80,000. And while it appears to only be the lens that was damaged, those HD ENG zoom lenses generally cost a pretty penny themselves. [Read more…]
Apparently, Los Angeles Clippers player Lamar Odom was fed up with being photographed by paparazzi when he open a photographer’s car door, pulled out bag of camera gear and threw it into the middle of the street. [Read more…]
This is a crazy operation in Russia where a group of thieves coordinate to distract a photographer while taking what looks like his Nikon 70-200 right off the camera that’s handing on his neck.
At first, we see the photographer/tourist approached by a group of people putting things in front of him in an attempt to distract.
Then, one of the thieves slips his hands under the papers held up and removes the lens. [Read more…]
This gorgeous timelapse film was created from footage captured over the course of 2 years around the San Francisco Bay area. Simon Christen spent many mornings on the Marin Headlands capturing scene by scene of what he calls “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.”
He shot these images with the Canon 7D and Canon 4oD in raw format with exposures generally occurring every 2-10 seconds. Exposure was set in manual mode. On the last shot with the fog engulfing the camera, both the he and camera got pretty well soaked due to all of the moisture from the dense fog.
He uses a sturdy Really Right Stuff tripods for keeping the shots steady and, when necessary, uses software stabilization in After Effects to smooth out some shots.
You can view more of Simon’s work here on his website.
[via John Nack]
Storm chasers Brandon Sullivan and Brett Wright were in the middle of yesterday’s tornados in Oklahoma. And, by “in the middle”, I mean literally in the middle of a tornado. As you can see in the above video, they clearly got too close for comfort and barely escaped. [Read more…]