Lightning strikes three of the tallest buildings in Chicago at the same time!

1 07 2010

“For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).

HD Video was shot on a Canon EOS 7D. Video was edited with Sony Vegas Movie Studio.

“Wed’s storms towered up to 63,000 ft, unleashed 80 mph gusts, local 3″+ rains and 15,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in a single hour.””

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12816548%5D

– Video by Craig Shimala
– Music: Sufjan Stevens – To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament

Bonus video from Craig Shimala! A sequel to the nasty storms that he captured on camera:

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/12905965%5D

– Music by The xx

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Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show

1 07 2010

“Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show in France Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010”.

– Made by Aldebaran Robotics





Violinist dubs Super Mario Brothers game

24 06 2010

TEPPEI OKADA





OK Go’s official video for ‘End Love’ off the album Of The Blue Colour of the Sky

24 06 2010


Director: OK Go, Eric Gunther, and Jeff Lieberman
Producer: Shirley Moyers





Lego Hello World

15 06 2010

– Made by Adam, aka horseattack

Some fun facts from Adam about his Lego creation:

“Lego felt tip 110” printer connected to an Apple Mac. This is not mindstorms, I designed/built/coded it all from scratch including analog motor electronics, sensors and printer driver, the USB interface uses a “wiring” board.

FAQ: Track name? “Christopher and Raphael just popper Shinichi Osawa distortion disco edit”

FAQ: How long did this take? Hard to say, maybe 3 weeks working evenings.

FAQ: You’re a student and this is a university project? I’m not a student, this is just a hobby project.

FAQ: Just a remake of the 1092a? No, I’d never seen the 1092a until now. However some of the parts came from a 8094 kit amongst others many years ago. It is made to my own design, but I acknolwedge influences and the great work of the official lego designers !

FAQ: Does this use mindstorms? Nope, wiring demo board + homemade analog electronics and sensors.

FAQ: DPI? Dots per inch? Approx 75 DPI

FAQ: PPM? Pages per minute? Not even 1! I sped things up a little in the video editing to keep it interesting to watch 🙂

FAQ: Helvetica? Yes of course, my respect to those who noticed 🙂

FAQ: Full color version/more colours? Originally I was going to do 3 colour version, but I had to simplify as only have 4 lego motors.

FAQ: Open source, schematics etc? Yes, I’ll try to get around to this soon. Unfortunately I’m pretty busy at work at moment and documenting this project to a good standard will take a while. Sorry 😦

FAQ: Wrote your own driver? Yes, uses standard Mac OS print mechanism.

FAQ: Are you using some sort of MCU demo board(the black pcb)? Yes. [1] http://wiring.org.co/hardware/

FAQ: re: Mac vs PC abuse? Video not meant as a Mac advert and I’m sorry if the Apple logo offends anyone. I just find them easier to use.

FAQ: Felt tip damage drying up? Yes this is a problem, but one felt tip usually lasts for quite a few pages.

FAQ: Felt tip auto-capping? Nope, sorry.

FAQ: Sensor info: Horizontal positioning using homemade shaft encoder (black/white rotating lego squares you see in the vid) with a SY-CR102 photo reflector from Maplins, (only £0.89 or $1.30). This is into a sampled analog input as I couldn’t get full enough saturation to trigger the ext interrupt pins. There are also push buttons built into lego bricks for left and right end stop detection.





US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Drill Team

15 06 2010




Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man

7 06 2010

“Whitestone Motion Pictures is proud to present Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man.

Based on the backstory of one of the most beloved childrenʼs novels of all time comes the extraordinary love story between a simple woodsman and a beautiful maiden. Not having many possessions but wanting to marry his maiden, the woodsman sets his heart to build a large and beautiful cabin.

L. Frank Baum wrote the back story to the Tin Woodsman in his book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man is Whitestone Motion Pictures retelling this little known story of the tragic arc of a beloved character who was once human, made of flesh and blood that turned into tin.”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/11431902%5D

Whitestone Motion Pictures

The making of Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man:

Sound and Music:
[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/11385770%5D

Art Department:
[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/11384017%5D

Camera:
[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/11384692%5D