A skydiver nearly gets hit by a meteor: extraordinary world first! [VIDEO]

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Saturday 5 April 2014

Nowegian Anders Helstrup has captured one of the most astonishing moments in skydiving history – clear footage of a thumping meteor whooshing past him at 300km/hr, all on video. Helstrup jumped from a small plane that had taken off from from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark. [This post first ran on our tech and gadget website, Techly]

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Twenty complete strangers meet and kiss for the first time: watch what happened!

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By Milo Sumner in New Film on Wednesday 12 March 2014

Late last night, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva released her short film entitled First Kiss. It is a project with a simple premise: she invites total strangers into her studio and simply asks them, in their own time, to kiss each other. Beautifully shot, the result is a perfect combination of awkward and heart-warming.

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A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Thursday 13 February 2014

We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]

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Arturo Castro’s real-time face substitution

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By Gerry Mak in Video on Thursday 29 September 2011

This video is really freaking me out. Arturo Castro, who made the video, used an opensource framework to create this application, which digitally substitutes his face in real time. One day, the world will be just like The Running Man.

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Awesome music shoe video: but is it real?

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By Payam Doostzadeh in Video on Saturday 16 July 2011

This is a brilliant video from Nike. These two guys are DJ-ing with shoes that are somehow connected to the mixer. Totally wild!

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Pendulum’s 360 video by director Dan Rutely

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 5 July 2011

I was in Metropolis, hanging with my buddy, Dan Rutely, and he’s like, ‘Do you want to see the new video I just finished?, I’m like, ‘yeah, buddy, Dan!’ The video’s a trip that messes with perception of visual reality. I could go into an explanation here, but just interact with it yourself. He’s since […]

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Amazing time lapse video by Sandy Noble

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By Outasight in New Art on Saturday 25 June 2011

This work left me amazed. I originally caught wind of this here. Sandy Noble created these artworks by using a Polargraph, which is a pen attached to a string that is run by two motors. Love it.

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Brilliant augmented dance mutation video

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in Video on Wednesday 11 May 2011

Wow! This augmented dance mutation tracks the human skeleton with a computer program. It’s a performance by 1024 Architecture.

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Rippled: an animated light painting

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By Zolton in Video on Friday 29 April 2011

This animated light painting was six months in the making, all ‘shot in camera, frame-by-frame, by real people, in the real world, using long exposure techniques’. Brilliant!

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Worn Out Sequence video by Ryan Kothe

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By Zolton in Video on Saturday 23 April 2011

This amazing stop-motion video by Ryan Kothe is based on the science of motion and how objects inevitably deteriorate.

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Amazing video of a Shadow Sword Fight

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By Zolton in Video on Wednesday 23 February 2011

This captivating video shows dexterity and gracefulness, as shadows strut and explode across the stage with a commanding presence. Little wonder we love it.

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Change your interior design using 3D video-mapping

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By Nini Baseema in New Trends on Saturday 19 February 2011

Don’t we all get tired of our interior design every now and then? Sometimes I prefer the simple white, other days a colorful hippie-style, and that etno style is really comforting somehow, too. But who can afford to buy new furniture all the time? The team at Mr Beam from The Netherlands came up with a perfect solution for a daily redecorating.

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Water sculptures by Shinichi Maruyama and Tetsushi Wakasugi

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 13 January 2011

Simply astonishing, that’s about the only way to describe this artful collaboration between Shinichi Maruyama and Tetsushi Wakasugi.

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Glamourdeathtransformation (with wicked music by Ratatat)

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Saturday 4 December 2010

This video is mesmerizing, overwhelming, and terrifying. Little wonder I love it! I’ve watched it several times in the hopes of trying to figure out what part is my favorite. But by the time the video is over, I’m too exhausted to even process fully what I’ve just seen. So I’ll just settle with the […]

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Ants In My Scanner: a five year time-lapse

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Monday 15 November 2010

Most insects don’t bother me, except for ants. I find ants incredibly disgusting, mainly because where there is one, you know there are about fifty more. So when I heard that some guy took a colony of ants, placed them in his scanner, and videotaped them, I was a little disturbed, to say the least.

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