The Putter from shaun bloodworth on Vimeo.

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield, is one of the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors . The film documents ’ Putter ’ Cliff Denton literally a putter togetherer of scissors . This Film is part of Storying Sheffield , part funded by the Arts & Humanities department under Professor Brendan Stone at The University of Sheffield . Music and Sound Design by The Black Dog .

Kite Fight from The New York Times - Video on Vimeo.

In the crowded favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying kites is more than a leisurely escape: It’s also a playful form of battle.

Produced by: Guilherme Tensol

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Koh Yao Noi from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

FULL BLOG POST with everything you need to know here!!
All shot with the GoPro Hero 3+ in 2.7K mode in either wide or medium (mostly wide) in Protune flat 25p

All shots around the local children at the pier were filmed with my second Phantom fitted with prop guards for extra caution.

This was shot on my holiday (yes my passion is also my job!) alongside some stuff for my GH4 review. Koh Yao Noi is one of the least developed islands in Thailand despite being right in the middle of the most touristic bay there. It’s a little haven of real Thailand with just 18km of roads.

Please read the in depth blog post linked at the top if you are interested in knowing more about what it’s like to fly the Phantom 2 or any part of this film. Here is a little bit of tech info anyway!

Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 2 axis gimbal and FPV. Boscam TX with iOSD with Black Pearl monitor/ receiver

Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 3 axis gimbal and no FPV

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Fish-eye removed with After Effects optics compensation. More info in blog post.

Yes i had a lot of jello issues. First time. More in my blog post! :)

Anyway enjoy this journey to a very different place!

Music courtesy of The Music Bed

Gatlin Elms “For we never knew your beauty”

Rose of Jericho from Sean Steininger on Vimeo.

A time lapse of a Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla). After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hours.

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Music: Alexandre Desplat - Morning tears

Virginia Tech: Eric Standley from virginiatech on Vimeo.

Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Standley’s artwork is truly cutting edge, with layer upon layer of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper forming a rich, colorful, and detailed whole. He is a pioneer in the techniques used to create his art, which recently started an international buzz with art collectors, blogs, and media, including Wired Magazine UK, Metaal Magazine Netherlands and Discovery Canada.

His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are painstakingly assembled from laser-cut paper layered to create elaborate three-dimensional works of art. Often these works are created using well over 100 layers of paper and can take months of planning and drawing. The result is so intricately detailed that the pieces must be viewed from multiple perspectives to be fully appreciated.

We Thought We Had Seen Everything In Freediving from FreedivingUAE on Vimeo.

Do you have any hidden talents or any special tricks you can do? Maybe it’s moving your tongue in a special way or being extremely flexible. David Helder can do something absolutely amazing. The funny thing is, he didn’t think it was anything special until a freediving veteran saw him doing it and was dumbfounded not only by the feat itself, but by the way David seemed to do it so effortlessly.

So what’s Helder’s special ability? He can create mini vortexes that shoot through the water to create intricate patterns in just about any direction. That may not sound like much, but anyone who has tried freediving or even just been messing around in the water knows that it’s no easy task to control water the way he can. Seeing is believing so watch the video above to see this one of a kind “magic” show on display for yourself.

We sat down with the 40 year old Frenchman to find out a bit more about his story and found a passionate freediver who believes that it’s more than just a sport but rather, “something spiritual” that provides him with an escape from the stress of daily life where he feels that we are normally forced to show an altered version of ourselves. For him, being below the surface gives him a chance to be true to himself without having to put on any acts or trying to convince anyone that he is anything other than David.

“You can knock at my door,” says Helder , “and I will not answer because I’m not there.” More than anything, it’s the meditative qualities of freediving and the chance to be “someone else” that have this 35 year freediving veteran so excited about the next dive. It was his father, a freediver in his own right, that got young David started around age 4. It hasn’t all been easy though.

His worst failure came around age 12 when,

“I had a blackout when doing dynamic inside a pool. I [was] rescued by a friend who was acting as a buddy. At that time, I was trying to find a different path than the one taught by my dad and my breath up was a mix of hyperventilating followed by a slow belly breathing. That technique led me to the blackout. I then decided that performing a slow belly breathing prior to a dive was definitely the only right way to freedive safely!”

When asked about his biggest success, Helder responds with a smile and says,

“Staying enough time underwater to make some friends: Clown fish and groupers are very friendly!!”

David’s advice to anyone thinking about freediving or trying to improve their skills is to dive without a watch. In his opinion, that frees up your mind to relax and focus on the sensations around you. While he doesn’t have any inspirational quotes to share, Helder leaves us with his own parting words of wisdom that make his passion about freediving abundantly clear:

“…if I am freediving it ‘s to find peace beyond thoughts and words. Freediving is taking a retreat.”

Be sure to watch the video to see some stunning footage of David’s underwater vortexes and some of the marine life he encounters on his adventures. Pay special attention to the tricks he does around minute 2:40 if you want to see a really impressive display of his talents. Don’t forget to “Like,” share and comment below to let David know how much you appreciated him taking the time to be a guest on our website.

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Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.

Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision [] in Hilversum.

An increasing amount of sounds and images from European archives, museums and libraries are available for creative re-use. For the Europeana Creative Challenge, we’re looking for innovative projects that use archival material available via Europeana ( in a creative way. Send in your own idea to create, for example, a mash-up, an app or a game at ecreativechallenges2014.istart…. The winner will be aided by specialized professionals in realizing their project.

The deadline for submissions is August 28, 2014.

Perspective from Jesse Brass on Vimeo.

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Making Art New York, Zaria Forman, Brooklyn, New York

Zaria Forman draws large scale pastels that document Earth’s shifting landscape and the effects of progressive climate change.

"Being out in nature is certainly what gives me perspective … it means the whole world to just see the ocean and look at its vastness and, like ah right, this is what life’s about …"

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THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴) from jason wishnow on Vimeo.

Communications lines dissolve, and a water smuggler navigates a tumultuous, dystopian city on the brink in this lyrical “low-fi sci-fi” tour through a bleak future - setting the stage for more to come.

Made in China - AI WEIWEI (艾未未) - HU JIANING (胡珈宁) - LI NING (李宁) - BAI YAO (白瑶) - in order of appearance.

41st Telluride Film Festival World Premiere.

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The Silly Bastard Next to the Bed from scott calonico on Vimeo.

JFK places a salty call to his staff, questioning a potentially embarrassing expenditure. The blowback is hilarious… and a little haunting.

We were nominated for Vimeo video of the week - if you’ve got a second to vote, it’d be cool….

If you’re on IMDB, love to have some votes for the Bastard, too..


I have an infrequently updated podcast where I talk about Presidential phone calls

The original video that started it all -

Here’s where the film has shown/will show in the next few months.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014 Audience Award — Best Short Doc
Florida Film Festival 2014
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival Shorts Night 2014
Boston IFF 2014
Maryland Film Festival 2014
Sydney Film Festival 2014
Oak Cliff Film Festival 2014
SF DocFest 2014
Woods Hole Film Festival 2014
Bumbershoot One Reel 2014
DC Shorts 2014
Traverse City Film Festival 2014

Scott Calonico holds a Bachelors of Science in Radio/TV/Film production from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Arts in International Journalism from City University, London. Currently he works as the head of video production for GFI MAX Software in Edinburgh, Scotland.

His short films have been shown at numerous festivals in the United States as well as being purchased by
networks such as Comedy Central. In the UK, he has served as a freelance audio/video consultant to companies and organizations such as The Safehouse Arts Gallery, Belfast,, Waracle Softwareand the BBC.

He was a producer and animator on “No No: A Dockumentary” which is being released theatrically in the United States in the fall

Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo.

Ayano Tsukimi (64) is living in Nagoro, a village in eastern Iya on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. Not many people are still living there. For those who die or move away, Ayano Tsukimi is making lifesized dolls in their liking and puts them in places that were important to them. The dolls are scattered around the whole valley.

She is married, but her husband and daughter are living away from her in Osaka. She’s living alone with her 83 year old father in the house of her family.


MONARCH BUTTERFLY (by Mario Vazquez)


MONARCH BUTTERFLY (by Mario Vazquez)

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Bernhard Gutmann (USA 1869-1936)
Evening, Bordigheraoil on board 18.4 x 23.1


Bernhard Gutmann (USA 1869-1936)
Evening, Bordighera
oil on board 18.4 x 23.1

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Native American Legend of A Little Brave and the Medicine Woman


Native American Legend of A Little Brave and the Medicine Woman

you never know exactly what to expect