Cassandra Brooks, a Stanford University PhD student who is now blogging onboard a research cruise in Antarctica, recently posted an intriguing time-lapse video montage of its icebreaker, Nathaniel B. Palmer, making its way through the Ross Sea. Watch out for the part where Brooks goes ‘Sometimes, icebergs threaten to barricade us, other days we easily dodge [...]
This incredible video was made by NASA and shows three years of the sun in just three minutes. Each day is captured in two images, and throughout this video, you can see how the sun’s activity has increased in just three years. The video also shows interesting solar phenomena including two partial eclipses of the [...]
This ship measures in at 400 meters long, and has some staggering stats: It can hold 18,000 shipping containers which would be enough to fill up Times Square and the area below the deck is the equivalent size of a basketball court, football stadium and hockey arena combined. In reality, it took 65 days for [...]
Sometimes I like to gaze up at the sky and slowly watch the clouds swirl around overhead, or look at the different ways that light hits portions of a vast valley. I think that’s what I like about nature: the fact that nothing is ever the same, nor will it ever be again. Therefore, I’m [...]
The Argentinian comic artist and illustrator Nico Di Mattia has had over 55 million views for his speed paintings, the first of which he completed in 1998 by recording an acrylic painting on VHS. Watch as his digital illustration of Spiderman comes together over 4 musicalised minutes during your coffee break.
What a gem of a find. Not only does the UK institution, Tate, collect and exhibit great art. They also make quality films about it, too. There’s hundreds on their channel for me to get my art fix and they seem to be constantly releasing new ones every week. I’ve seen artist studio visits, artist profiles, films by commissioned artists, and experimental stuff. I couldn’t choose a favourite, so you get two: one on author Maurice Sendak (Where The Wild Things Are) — above — and this really fun time-lapse — below.
I’m a sucker for a good time-lapse film, getting to see a new place in a new way. Producing a static shot of a single subject is tough enough, but this dude absolutely kills it by adding in seemingly impossible moves through his city of choice. Singapore, Moscow and Belarus (see below) all get the treatment.