I’m always a fan of watching talented humans. Parkour is one of those activities which I’ll never be good at, but am amazed to watch. HeliPOV had the same idea and decided that parkour group 3RUN should be shown off to the rest of us. The HeliPOV team was kind enough to film the groups jumps and dives using their multicopter. Not only does this clip show off some fun acrobatics, but it also gives a sense of what kind of shots a multicopter can pull off.
So as all of us know, hurricane Sandy is quickly approaching the east coast. This is has been labeled as the worst hurricane to hit the United States. “When Hurricane Irene came ashore last year it carried a surge of 4 feet. Sandy’s surge is expected to be 6 to 12 feet. More than 6 inches of rain is expected and in some areas it could top 12 inches” – LA times [more]
Some of the most interesting and exciting video footage often comes out of car commercials. The current ad for Cadillac’s new 2013 ATS features some pretty awesome footage of the luxury sports sedan speeding down the winding roads of Morocco’s Atlas Mountain. This stretch of road overlooking the Dades Gorge is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. So when director Jeff Zwart decided to test the ATS’s Brembo brakes and limited-slip differential, he not only put the drivers in danger but also put a ton of camera gear in harms way. Full behind the scenes video in the full post [more]
Auckland based photog John Crawford has come up with a really interesting view on nude photography, aerial nudes. John’s use of composition and space in this series is what really draws attention to it. It is nude art done in a way that we wouldn’t typically expect to see it, and it is quite refreshing to see a new take on such an ancient form of artistic expression. Enjoy! [more]
So today as many of you know, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. 128,000ft straight up, stepped out onto a platform the size of a skateboard and broke multiple world records including the one they were aiming for, breaking the speed of sound without an aircraft. [more]
Felix Baumgartner is up in the air, and if all goes well he will be the first man go to supersonic without the use of a propulsion device: Just him and his space suit. The first launch was aborted due to high winds, but this one seems to be going smoothly. You can get more information outside of the video here at Red Bull Stratos. [more]
Armed with a RC helicopter drone and a head-up display, Mammut “pilot” Dedicam Andrew Peacock navigates while Remo Masina captures some stunning video of the Trango Tower in Pakistan. See more of Remo Masina’s work at Dedicam.tv . This sample footage will be used in Mammut’s upcoming 150 Year Peak Project video.
To put a little twist on filming one of Nissan’s most recent car commercials, the crew involved shot everything on a miniature scale by using a few different RC vehicles. Check out how the team tried to preserve some of the standard elements that you might see in a car commercial. The group gets quite creative in building customized camera mounts to keep the best angles. [more]
Some of the latest images sent over from Mars by the Curiosity Rover give a little glimpse into the past of the planet. The rover appears to have shot pictures of an old stream bed. By comparing to equivalent scenes from earth’s stream beds, scientists judge that the former stream used to flow at 3 feet per second and was between ankle to hip deep. Check out the pics! [more]
These postcards produced by art director Akos Papp were made using Google maps satellite view. With Apple taking a big hit these past few weeks over the release of their 3D Map App with the iOS 6 operating system, it’s safe to safe we can still put them to use for something. This time, for the sake of art. [more]
The universe is estimated to be 13.7 billion years old, and a recent composite of images taken on NASA’s Hubble Telescope show 13.2 billion of those. Earth years, that is. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full moon. [more]
After eight years of planning and building by scientists, engineers, and technicians – the world’s most powerful digital camera, 570-megapixel camera has been used to capture it’s first images. The “Dark Energy Camera” was developed to bring about a new era of scientific exploration in our solar systems by allowing scientists to now see a 100,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away.
I don’t know what GoPro cameras are made out of that makes seagulls like them so much, but once again a seagull stole a GoPro – this time in San Francisco. The camera was on and aimed at the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset when the bird decided to take the viewers for a short tour over the Bay Area. Check it out, and keep your equipment safe!
11 years passed since that horrible day on September 11, 2001, where 2,996 people lost their lives and many more injured in the biggest terror attack in history. Since that horrifying day, every year on the night of 9/11 – NYC’s sky is being lit up by 2 beams of lights as a memorial for the twin towers. Check out the best photos of ‘Tribute In Lights‘ found on the net.