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23 November Share your
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Midnight Sun | Iceland – a breathtaking timelapse by Joe Capra

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Nature, Photography

A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011 by Los Angeles, California based photographer Joe Capra.

For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.

Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.

Midnight Sun

During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.

12 October Share your
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Stefan Sagmeister: The happy designer

Under - Design, Inspiration, Media

Designer Stefan Sagmeister sheds light into his seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.

Renowned for album covers, posters and his recent book of life lessons, designer Stefan Sagmeister invariably has a slightly different way of looking at things.

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5 October 1
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Bloodrop by Alexei Popogrebsky

Under - Inspiration, Media

When what you see is not what you get. The 2D version of the 3D short film by Alexei Popogrebsky.

We used the opportunity to test some concepts in 3D and see how it would translate to 2D, and vice versa. Originally part of the Experiment 5ive omnibus — 5gum.ru.

2 October Share your
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How to eat your Apple by Erick Oh

Under - Art, Illustration, Inspiration, Media, Poetry

Erick Oh is a Korean animation artist based in California, USA. He spent most of his life in Korea where he started producing a variety of work, in which the boundaries were blurred between media and contents. Even though it is in animation where Erick feels most comfortable as his main tool to communicate and interact with the viewer, he would not consider himself only as a film maker but as an artist who continues trying to expand the definition of animation and art.

‘How to eat your Apple’ is an extension of Erick’s recent illustration series in the form of an animated poem. It is without a protagonist, a defined narrative, set point of camera view or any other aspect of mainstream film language; ‘How to eat your Apple’ surrealistically portrays human nature and its essence in the circle of life, its change and death as shown by re-compositing various symbols and objects. This piece flows more like a moving illustration than an animated film, and connects to Erick’s other static illustration pieces and written stories which finally culminates to one big quintessential question on life.

30 September 1
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Animodul Branding Design by Atipo

Under - Advertising, Design, Media

Modular branding design by Spanish multi-disciplinary studio Atipo for Animodul kids clothes and toys.

24 September Share your
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Björk: Moon

Under - Art, Media, Music

New single by Björk. Written by Björk and Damian Taylor. Directed, produced and art directed by Björk, Inez and Vinoodh, M/M Paris and James Merry.

17 September Share your
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Introducing Social Business

Under - Inspiration, Media, Miscellaneous

Bangladeshi economist, founder of the Grameen Bank and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Muhammad Yunus introducing social business.


15 September Share your
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Outside In by Stephen van Vuuren

Under - Art, Inspiration, Media, Photography, Technology

Outside In is a non-profit art film by Stephen van Vuuren that takes audiences on a journey of mind, heart and spirit from the big bang to the near future via the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn. Currently in production after years of development, Outside In aims for global release late next year.

Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, Outside In stretches the boundaries of the motion picture. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry and science documentary into a rich experience for audiences.

Using hundreds of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, using ‘2.75D’ photographic fly-through technology. The film will be presented in beyond Hollywood quality 5.6K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX theaters, planetariums, museums and select 4k digital cinemas.

… and here is how it is done:

13 September Share your
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Many Steps by Takayuki Akachi

Under - Geography, Inspiration, Media, Photography

Takayuki Akachi from Tokyo travelled around the world and recorded ‘steps’ across various cultures to compile a candid musical.

11 September 1
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Buenos Aires: Las Calles de Borges

Under - Inspiration, Literature, Media

Poets, like the blind, can see in the dark – Jorge Luis Borges

A little homage to the great Argentinian poet Jorge Luis Borges by Ian Ruschel. The video was shot in the winter of 2010 in Buenos Aires and Capilla del Señor, Argentina.