What’s better on a Tuesday night than to watch an intelligently crafted example of what thinking outside the box can yield – a tremendous visual showcase that should do more than get your creativity flowing for weeks to come.
Equipped with a Canon ID Mark IV paired with an EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x EF Teleconverter, photographer and visual artist Mark Gee set his 1300mm equivalent focal length rig on Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand recently for the sole purpose of capturing the beautiful scene the video above shows – a real time Moon rise reiterating the fact of how small we really are and how beautiful our world really is.
I never get tired of hearing the thoughts and photographic tid-bits from the renowned Leica-yielding, award-winning, NY street photographer by the name of Joel Meyerowitz – a true visionary whose contributions to the growth and acceptance to color photography will forever be recognized and applauded.
As I’m sure you all have witnessed via the extensive television and inter-webs coverage, the space-shuttle Endeavour’s last mission to its final resting place at California Science Center has ended after a painstakingly slow transportation process down the crowded streets of Los Angeles.
Usually, most skateboard shorts and team showcases fall under a general visual recipe, choosing to focus almost entirely on the skater and his or her abilities, rather than add elements that may distract the viewer from the video’s purpose. So, it goes without saying that when something along the lines of filmmaker Russell Houghten‘s short entitled Open Horizon (shown above) comes along, it’s refreshing.
Last November, Vision Research announced a trio of compact additions to their Phantom Line of digital high-speed cameras, revealing three pint-sized slow-mo powerhouses that fall under the Miro M-series distinction, classified as the third-generation refresh to their Phantom Miro line.
It only takes a few minutes of roaming around the interwebs to encounter some fantastic displays of creativity incorporating the use of light painting or Matrix-esque bullet-time wizardry to produce unique, and more often than not, compelling visual imagery.
With that being said, however, it’s rare to see both techniques used simultaneously – a visual feat Richard Kendall was able to accomplish in the video above. Kendall lined-up 96 cameras, each containing 30 second sequential exposures and, as he calls it, “a lot of running around with lights.” The results are nothing less than stunning, take a look.
Shot in the dead of night in complete and utter darkness, at temperatures below -10 degrees Fahrenheit on a RED Epic, fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton, enlisting the help of Artec pro-snowboarder William Hughes, set out to create a surreal snowboard short, implementing the use of a full L.E.D.-enveloped suit which Hughes wore to re-enact the feel of a “lone character made of light surfing through darkness.”