Adventure Rider Makes the Ultimate Selfie!

For me, with his video GoPro selfies, Alex Chacon, the Adventure Rider, wins the Ultimate Selfie award for 2014! Using his GoPro Hero 3+ on a pole, he shoots 360º video selfies all over the world. The video below is a compilation of some of those. It’s great fun. Here are just 4 photos from the video. (Click to enlarge)… Continue reading

Random Acts of Kindness

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]eople who know me are aware of my love of dabbling with photography, video, Final Cut Pro X (FCPx) and the like. FCPx can utilize plugins to help producers realize their creative visions. One such plugin, created by Yanobox, is Nodes, which is distributed through FxFactory. I first became aware of Nodes, a generative motion graphics plugin, about 9 months… Continue reading

What Could Be Worse than Pervasive and Perpetual Surveillance?

That all of our emails and phone calls and everywhere we go would be collected and stored by our democratic government was completely unimaginable to me just 10 years ago. Unthinkable! It’s the antithesis of free society! But we now live in a surveillance state. But to think that it will even get worse speaks to complete fascism. Hang On… Continue reading

Some Tech Tidbits…

iOS 5.1 Mulitasking Gestures I had no idea! If you use 4 or 5 fingers on the iPad while gesturing up, your get the multitasking bar of “running” apps. If you use 4 or 5 fingers and gesture to either side, you get previously used app window in the state you last left it. If you use pinch all 5… Continue reading

What Does This Really Mean?

Most film is shot at around 24 – 30 frames per second. High speed photography may go as high as a few thousand frames per second. But MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new photography system … that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video… Continue reading

Beyond Crazy Insane Daredevils!

The Art of Flight. Yes, the dude is being dropped off on the snow ledge and is about to snowboard off of that cliff! Kick this video up to 1080p and watch it full screen.  It’s lunacy!  The camera work, the helicopter craziness, the editing, the daredevil nature of the athletic work… Tyler Ginter did the astro time lapse scene.… Continue reading

Forget Tethering: Wireless HD Out for iPad 2

OK, I’m going to really geek out here in this post. You have been warned. A few weeks ago I came across a solution being used here in LA for wirelessly, over WiFi, streaming 1080 HD video from HDSLRs (digital SLR cameras that shoot full frame HD video, like the Canon 5D Mark II) to HD monitors. TV Producers and… Continue reading