Sponsored Video: the world’s most beautiful safety video!

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Friday 7 February 2014

Trust our friends at Air New Zealand to do something brilliantly creative with the tired idea of the inflight safety video. We’ve seen Betty White and Tolkien themed videos. Well, this one tops them all. Next week, the Kiwi national carrier will be releasing what is already being dubbed the ‘world’s most beautiful safety video’. Yes, that’s right, ‘beautiful’ and ‘safety’ in the same sentence. Who would’ve thought?

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This video of molten lava destroying a Coke can is awesome

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By Tristan Rayner in Video on Tuesday 4 February 2014

It’s not really a contest when lava meets anything, but when Bryan Lowy from lavapix captured two coke cans meeting their demise via 1000ºC molten lava, and set up a GoPro and trusty Nikon D800 to record it all, the results are at least fun to watch.

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Animated classic paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 28 January 2014

This video is probably the most stunning thing we’ve seen in quite a while. Using a 2.5D animation effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these iconic paintings to life in a beautiful, haunting way. Everything from the sequence to the music creates an atmosphere that is nearly impossible to take your eyes away from. Yes, technology […]

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Jesus has company: Malaysians walk on water, technically

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 24 January 2014

Okay, before you scream ‘heresy!’ and ‘burn him at the stake’, hear me out. Malaysians walked, ran, danced, and did all sorts of physics-defying on top of a pool of water. But this isn’t your typical swimming pool. The pool had a non-Newtonian fluid of corn starch and water, called ‘Oobleck’. So technically they still […]

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The Simpsons pays tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 21 January 2014

Animation and film making legend Hayao Miyazaki will be ending his illustrious career with his final animated film The Wind Rises. While all of us were still in denial about his retirement, The Simpsons went ahead and made a tribute in their last episode by re-imagining some of Miyazaki’s famous films. Can you spot the […]

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The sound of taste: a video of spices exploding to the sound of music

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 17 January 2014

‘The Sound of Taste’ is an audio visual installation created by advertising agency Grey London for Schwartz Flavour Shots. The beautiful and visually-stimulating slow-motion video shows bags and bags of spices exploding, with their contents shooting up into the air, all in accordance to the sound of music. Described as a ‘Sonic Flavourscape’, the video […]

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Win a night out with Aussie funnyman Chris Taylor

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Saturday 11 January 2014

If you’ve ever watched The Chaser and thought, ‘I’d love to have a beer with these guys’, here’s your chance. Aussie funnyman and Chaser star Chris Taylor has a role in Stuart McBratney’s new film Pop-Up, and he’s raising money for their Kickstarter campaign by ‘donating his liver’. Watch this video and you and four […]

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Back in the Soviet Block: TV series about present-day life in former Soviet states

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By Lost At E Minor in Video on Friday 10 January 2014

Back in the Soviet Bloc, a TV series about present-day life, culture and food in the former Soviet states – produced by Aussie filmmakers Julia Nalivaiko and Stuart McBratney – has been picked up for distribution by London-based TVF International. It’s already sold for broadcast in Thailand and if you live Down Under, you’re in […]

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Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory album remade in Gangnam style

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 3 January 2014

Just when you thought you couldn’t love Gangnam Style more (ahem), YouTube user RosalinaSama decided to remake Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory completely out of Psy’s hip-hop masterpiece. You can even download the entire remake here, ya know, if you’re just that into it. But really, though, it took some serious dedication and determination to make […]

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Microsoft’s ad campaign for The Hobbit allows viewers to download a 3D blueprint

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Everyone is excited about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters … even Microsoft. In celebration of the film’s release, Microsoft has launched a series of unique ad campaigns that will appear on Windows 8 apps, MSN, and Xbox 360. The ads have all the standard content you’d expect, but in addition, the ad […]

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The Domino Project by Dan Saunders and Paul Surely

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Saturday 14 December 2013

The Domino Project is a new film initiative by Dan Saunders, creative director at Sapient Nitro U.K. and his colleague Paul Surety. The aim of this project is “to create a globally connected experience by making 28 short films by 28 writer/directors and/or writer/director teams, each representing one domino in a full set.” The rules […]

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Waiting in Line 3D: ManCub’s latest music video game

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Saturday 14 December 2013

To promote ManCub’s latest song, director and interactive artist Rajeev Basu created a music video/video game that is guaranteed to not go viral. The premise of the game is … well, waiting in line. That’s it. The most interesting part of the game is punching yourself in the face to stay awake. But don’t punch […]

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Is this the greatest hip hop tutorial video ever? Think so

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

This isn’t your ordinary tutorial video. Actually, it’s probably the most creative tutorial we’ve seen yet. Instead of simply narrating while showing the steps to make a hip hop beat, YouTube user Boyinaband raps his instructions in real-time, while also creating the beat simultaneously. The bar has officially been set high for tutorial videos everywhere.

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Doggelganger: Where humans meet their doggie doubles

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 19 November 2013

What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]

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