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Go Behind The Scenes With Dubstep Violinist Lindsey Stirling As She Edits Her Own Music Video

Go Behind The Scenes With Dubstep Violinist Lindsey Stirling As She Edits Her Own Music Video

Known best for her dazzling performances that have mixed a dubstep beat with violin playing, Lindsey Stirling has gathered quite a following with her fantastic music videos. In her latest video, " Elements ", Lindsey shot footage behind the scenes that shows her picking up supplies, working with Director Devin Graham , and then talking about how she event does the editing herself as a self-proclaimed video nerd.

Thoughtful Documentary Follows Landscape Photographer To The Most Beautiful Places On Earth

Thoughtful Documentary Follows Landscape Photographer To The Most Beautiful Places On Earth

In this trailer for the upcoming documentary " The Quest For Inspiration ", there are a slew of amazing images from places filmmaker Mathieu Le Lay followed landscape Photographer Alexandre Deschaumes . The documentary shows Alexandre as he prepares for a new journey, this time into Patagonia, and we hear his words as thoughts through voiceover, speaking about the complexities and work he does to attain his inspiration.

Enjoy A No-Slip Finger Grip With Shutter Button Sticker Called "ProDot"

Enjoy A No-Slip Finger Grip With Shutter Button Sticker Called "ProDot"

Every photograph that is taken with a traditional camera is more than likely going to require you to depress it's shutter button. If you're an action or wildlife shooter, you may have one of those super-fast trigger fingers where you lie in wait for the moment of the perfect shot. This little Kickstarter item might just give your fingers that extra edge for a faster push and better grip on it. Video inside!

Pics Or It Didn't Happen? Fake Marathon Wants Your Photos To Make It Seem Real

Pics Or It Didn't Happen? Fake Marathon Wants Your Photos To Make It Seem Real

The Kickstarter Project called Run Free 2013 is a fake marathon that Ridiculo.us is putting on to see if they can use user-submitted photos of an event that isn't actually happening, to make it seem like it did. While certainly a fun idea, a bigger question begs to be asked– if all it takes are photos and tweets to make something seem like it actually happened, how in the future can we account for the difference between the real and a hoax? Embedded video inside.

Photographs Are Recreated With Thread By Hand In "Portrait And Process"

Photographs Are Recreated With Thread By Hand In "Portrait And Process"

Figurative artist Cayce Zavaglia started as a painter, but has since discovered new techniques to sate her creative appetite. As she calls it, her "renegade embroidery" comes from a portrait that she shoots of a person, and then she recreates that portrait using threaded wool in a way that creates the allusion of depth, volume, and form. This video from Garrett Zavaglia gives viewers an inside look into her process.

Using Photoshop To Turn A Wedding Day Into A Zombie Apocalypse

Using Photoshop To Turn A Wedding Day Into A Zombie Apocalypse

Multimedia Artist Josiah Moore had always wanted to do a fun wedding picture when he and his wife got married. Well that opportunity came, and his wife agreed to go along with it! Armed with only a couple of props, he told the photographer his idea, and after the wedding Josiah got to work in photoshop to turn his wedding day into something out of a horror movie. This video shows a sped up look at his process.

Magic Lantern Update Brings Clean HDMI And HDR Video To The Canon 5DMIII

Magic Lantern Update Brings Clean HDMI And HDR Video To The Canon 5DMIII

The Second Version of Magic Lantern for the Canon 5D Mark III has been released! Most of the hype with Magic Lantern lately has been about the crack of the Canon 7D's firmware , but attention has shifted with this announcement. This video shows the power of HDR Video on the 5DM3. New features include smooth exposure transitions (ISO, shutter or aperture), HDR Video, focus assistants, and

BASE Jumping For Pirelli's Annual TV Commercial - Behind The Scenes

BASE Jumping For Pirelli's Annual TV Commercial - Behind The Scenes

Pirelli , known on this site mostly for their (NSFW) Calendar Photoshoots , also creates their TV spots with a high-level approach. Literally, this behind the scenes video shows the setup and production needed to capture skiers BASE jumping off of a huge cliff. How do Pirelli tires fit in? Check out the final cut of the completed video and you'll see how it all comes together. Spoiler Alert: They throw a car off of the cliff too!

Unbearable! Photographer Drops Canon 70-200mm Lens Into Polar Bear Tank

Unbearable! Photographer Drops Canon 70-200mm Lens Into Polar Bear Tank

There are times I have described the images taken with the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS lens as scrumptious, but I was referring to the images, not the lens itself! German Photographers Marion and Dieter were taking pictures of a polar bear exhibit on a recent visit, and spotted Felix the Polar Bear enjoying an Image-Stabilized treat. How ironic is it that they were shooting with Nikons?

"Birds Of Paradise" Project Aims To Reveal Birds Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

"Birds Of Paradise" Project Aims To Reveal Birds Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

Wildlife Photographer Tim Laman has been working on the Birds of Paradise project for over 10 years, hiking countless miles through undisturbed rainforests to seek out and capture some of the most unique birds that are native to only New Guinea. In this trailer for both the photo exhibit and National Geographic documentary, get a sneak peek at the almost alien like avian species that inhabit the rainforest.

The Secret To Photographing Rock Climbing Is... A Ladder?

The Secret To Photographing Rock Climbing Is... A Ladder?

It just might be, although not used in the traditional way. An image of adventure photographer Corey Rich and free-climber Alex Honnold shows Corey shooting photos from an extended ladder, on the side of a rock face that is several hundred feet in the air. Shooting rock climbing photos can often be a challenge, and I for one have done it a few times but never considered a ladder before. As you can see in the full image,

Free iPhone App To Control Your GoPro Hero2 Camera Now Available!

Free iPhone App To Control Your GoPro Hero2 Camera Now Available!

UPDATE: 24fps firmware update has been released too!
Ever since the Wifi BacPac was released, I've been waiting for this iPhone App to drop. This FREE App allows users of the HERO2 (the original HERO is not compatible, sadface) to preview their shot and control the camera's settings, all over WiFi. Eventually it will be able to upload and even stream clips to YouTube. This video was posted before, but it demos the features of this previously unreleased app. Read on for the list of compatible devices!

Incredible "Chasing Ice" Project Shows Challenges Of Shooting 3-Year Timelapses

Incredible "Chasing Ice" Project Shows Challenges Of Shooting 3-Year Timelapses

In 2005 Photographer James Balog began a project of immense scale and historical importance; to capture the changing climate of the earth by shooting images of melting glaciers. The documentary "Chasing Ice" tells his story, and shows the technical challenges he faced, like dealing with harsh temperatures and highly remote locations. This trailer gives us a sneak peek of the final movie, which will be released in November.

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