NSFW - Tits (or words to that effect...) on Vimeo - I've had 24 professional shoots in 25 days. I've had no time to shoot glamour. So, to keep me (somewhat) sane, I put this montage together of some of my favorite models and some of their most wonderful parts. I guess I was pissed when I started putting this together. "Tits" was the pissed-off name I started out with. But as I went back and pulled out footage for this that I hadn't used, I softened. I'm no longer pissed. Thanks for letting me indulge myself... From Nony
Lost Rivers - OFFICIAL TRAILER on Vimeo - Once upon a time, in almost every city, many rivers flowed. Why did they disappear? How? And could we see them again? This documentary tries to find answers by meeting visionary urban thinkers, activists and artists from around the world.Written From Nony
Fire Time (A Journey at 2000fps) on Vimeo - A short film exploring the art of Fire Breathing. A journey at 2000 frames per second that provides a rare glimpse into a world out side the human perception of time.Shot in Vancouver by local film maker Chris Bolton.
Welcome to the Anthropocene on Vimeo - The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems.
Welcome to the Anthropocene is a short film about the state of the planet. It's a 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.
Amazing video of 747 lifting in place in extreme wind conditions - 1080P HD - YouTube - This 747 is sitting in a boneyard in Mojave, CA waiting to be dismantled and recycled at the end of its useful life. On May 23rd, 2012 the area experienced extreme winds of 70 miles per hour and reports of gusts up to 100 near the pass due to a low pressure zone. Without the weight of its engines and with its landing flaps deployed, the slightly tail heavy 747 tries to take to the skies one last time.
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Back to the Start on Vimeo - A stop-motion animated film about farming commissioned by Chipotle Mexican Grill. It shows the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory, before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Willie Nelson was commissioned to record a cover version of Coldplay's song, 'The Scientist', for the film's soundtrack.
The Musalman - Preservation of a Dream - YouTube - The 'Musalman' is probably the last handwritten newspaper in the world. It has been published and read every day in South India's Chennai since 1927 in almost the same form. In the shadow of the Wallajah Mosque in Chennai, a team of six die hard workers still put out this hand-penned paper. Four of them are katibs -- writers dedicated to the ancient art of Urdu calligraphy. It's tough for the die-hard artists of Urdu calligraphy. But the story we tell here is not just of their desperation and despair. The fact is, at the office of 'The Musalman', the oldest Urdu daily in India, no one has ever quit. They work till they pass on. This is the story we tell.
From X Isle
The Way Things Go - YouTube - THE WAY THINGS GO - without narration or interviews - simply records the self-destructing performance of Fischli's and Weiss' most ambitious construction: 100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock.
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Wisconsin - America's Dairyland - Pictures from America's most beautiful state.
Agriculture is Wisconsin's largest industry at an estimated $51.5 billion. Within it, dairying is the largest segment. In fact, the dairy industry's impact represents $20.6 billion in Wisconsin's economy -- larger than both manufacturing and tourism. From Arizona
The Truth About Stanley on Vimeo - There has been a lot written recently about the standard of films released on line and how it is getting higher and higher – the internet has proven a liberating place for short film makers and what is generally regarded as a renaissance in the genre is taking place. The Truth About Stanley is a short film which exemplifies the revitalization of the short film.
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This Is United: Geoff Slattery Full Video Part HD on Vimeo - The first 10 seconds of this video part features one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed attempted on a bike (bonus info, he tried this, with the same outcome, twice in a row)Geoff Slattery's full video part from the 2010 Nora Cup winning 'This Is United' now online for your viewing pleasure
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Texas Tornado Storm: 3D Thundercloud Video - Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite was visualized in three dimensions in this up close look at the severe storm that rattled Dallas on April 3rd, 2012. Thundercloud heights and rainfall rates were analyzed.
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Kuriositas - It is hard to give up smoking, especially if you have been doing it and enjoying it all your adult life. However, sometimes life can be a little cruel and here an inveterate chain smoker finds herself in sheltered accommodation for the elderly â€“ where smoking is forbidden. Add to that a caretaker who is more than keep to stop people indulging in their tobacco vices and you have something akin to a geriatric covert operation which, you know, is never going to go well!Chainsmoker was created Ulf Lundgren of Lost Liner Productions back in 2001 but it has only just seen the light of day in terms of the internet. I have to say that although it is over a decade old the digital techniques used here still stand up very well indeed. Yet the most important elements of animation â€“ character and plot â€“ ensure that it would still be more than watchable however it was made.
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Frangin - Frangin, which loosely translates in to English as bro or my brother, is the story of a young boy who watches his older brother go off to war (it looks like the Great War). He remembers the times and the fun that they had together and determines that he will make contact with his brother by sending off homing pigeons with messages. So, he waits for a reply...This rather melancholy animated short was created by Geoffroy Moneyron for his degree project at EMCA Angouleme.It tells a simple tale and so is simply drawn but its message is rather more profound.
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Gecko Emmentaler e - YouTube - This is the official information video produced by Emmentaler Switzerland and the ALP research institute regarding the first ever Emmentaler AOC with Gecko technology. It may sound exotic but it is actually very simple: the geckos are placed on the cows and once they are there, they can eat all the annoying blowflies. This means that the cows are more stress-free and produce more relaxed milk, which goes to producing better cheese.
Update: sigh This is an April Fools joke or whatever. From X Isle
Sky Villages Save Cities From Tsunami? - YouTube - Could this be the best bet for countries facing tsunamis? Keiichiro Sako the architect states it would take three years to build a city like this and would last 200 years. The cities will hover over the land 20 meters.
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Human Birdwings | Building a semi human powered flying device - This video shows Dutch engineer Jarno Smeets flying like a bird using custom-built wings. In the video, shot at a park in the Hague in the Netherlands on March 18, Jarno Smeets is seen using his arms to flap the wings as he appears to successfully achieve take-off, flight and landing.
Mr Smeets claims to have worked with neuromechanics expert Bert Otten to create a design based on the mechanics used in robotic prosthetics which helps to give his muscles extra strength. The Internet is buzzing whether this is fake or not. In a poll done by The Telegraph 43% think it's fake, 25% say it's real and 31% say they can't say for sure.
Computer Generated Imagery specialist have seen the video and couldn't find any traces of CGI. Scientist can't agree whether this is real or not. Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters says he didn't see evidence that it was faked.
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TAKE A RIDE IN THE LOCKHEED U-2 SPY PLANE - Received by email, origin unknown.You can see why the U-2 is considered the most difficult plane in the world to fly.Each pilot has a co-pilot, who chases the plane on the runway in a sports car.Most of the cars are either Pontiac GTOs or Chevrolet Camaros â€”the Air Force buys American. The chase cars talk the pilot down as he lands on bicycle-style landing gear.In that spacesuit, the pilot in the plane simply cannot get a good view of the runway. Upon takeoff, the wings on this plane, which extend 103 feet from tip to tip, literally flap. To stabilize the wings on the runway, two pogo sticks on wheels prop up the ends of the wings.As the plane flies away, the pogo sticks drop off. The plane climbs at an amazing rate of nearly 10,000 feet a minute. Within about four minutes,I was at 40,000 feet, higher than any commercial airplane. We kept going up to 13 miles above Earth's surface.You get an incredible sensation up there. As you look out the windows, it feels like you're floating, it feels like you're not moving, but you're actually going 500 mph.. The U-2 was built to go higher than any other aircraft. In fact today, more than 50 years since it went into production, the U-2 flies higher than any aircraft in the world with the exception of the space shuttle..It is flying more missions and longer missions than ever before â€” nearly 70 missions a month over Iraq and Afghanistan , an operational tempo that is unequaled in history. The pilots fly for 11 hours at a time, sometimes more than 11 hours up there alone. By flying so high, the U-2 has the capability of doing reconnaissance over a country without actually violating its airspace.It can look off to the side, peering 300 miles or more inside a country without actually flying over it. It can "see" in the dark and through clouds.It can also "hear," intercepting conversations 14 miles below. The U-2, an incredible piece of history and also a current piece of high technology, is at the center of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .Enjoy the ride! Lockheed U-2Take A Ride in a Spy Plane,
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Antarctica Supply Ship Offload Time-Lapse 2012 on Vimeo - Annual supply ship offload at McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2012.Due to an unusually warm winter last year, the floating ice pier that is normally used to offload cargo melted badly this summer, making it unusable. A temporary floating pier had to be installed.Filmed with 4 canon SLRs, and a GoPro HD.Over 150,000 photos were condensed down to make this video.For further info about the background events read here...antarcticsun.usap.gov/features/contenthandler.cfm?id=2608
Dueling Banjos - Musical Tesla Coils - YouTube - A Tesla coil is an electrical device based on a type of resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891. It is used to produce high voltage, low current, high frequency alternating current electricity. Here are two Tesla coils playing 'Dueling Banjos,' an instrumental composition by Arthur Smith.
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Marina Bay Sands Skypark BASE Jump. Singapore 2012. - This New Yearâ€™s Day, Marina Bay Sands has been chosen as the venue to the largest BASE jumping attempt in Singapore. Seven professional BASE jumpers, participated in this adrenaline pumping display to welcome the New Year. From Nony
My Name Is Yu Ming - A bored Chinese shopkeep learns Gaelic and moves to Dublin only to find the locals no longer speak their mother tongue. Follow Yu Ming as he pursues his dream of life in the Celtic world. From cw
Tits for Hits: A study of online media consumption of the female form. on Vimeo - This is an online experiment in response to the hundreds (thousand?) of videos on youtube that are nothing but breast shots, that (somehow) garnish 1 million or more views.As a filmmaker, it is amazing to me how much exceptional content goes by unnoticed, and despite our attempts to be more brilliant, artistic, and creative, titty films will always have the upper hand. From Nony
Inside report from Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone - Fukushima, Japan - The Japanese government has issued the evacuation order on March 12 for the residents living within the 20 kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Since then, residents have left their homes, and the "no man land" has been out of touch with the rest of the world.
A Japanese journalist, Tetsuo Jimbo, ventured through the evacuation zone last Sunday, and filed the following video report.
He says that, inside the evacuation zone, homes,building, roads and bridges, which were torn down by Tsunami, are left completely untouched, and the herd of cattle and pet dogs, left behind by the owners, wonders around the town while the radiation level remains far beyond legal limits.
Trailer for 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' - The trailer shows Palin cross-country skiing, kayaking, mushing behind sled dogs and driving an off-road vehicle, among other activities. (There are also bears.) It includes a number of scenes of the family together, and at one point showing Palin saying to one of her daughters, "no boys, go upstairs!" Read more... From NeoCon
Brigitte Gabriel: Islam Unveiled - According to Gabriel, during the Lebanese Civil War, militants launched an assault on a Lebanese military base near her family's house and bombed her home. Gabriel reports that she and her parents were forced to live in an 8'x10' bomb shelter underground for seven years with only a small kerosene heater, no sanitary systems, no electricity or running water and little food. To get water she states that she had to crawl in a ditch alongside a road to a spring in order to evade Muslim snipers.
Later, in 1978, Gabriel says a man warned her family of an impending attack on Christians by militias. She says that her life was saved that night when Israelis invaded Lebanon in Operation Litani. Later, her mother was seriously injured and was taken to an Israeli hospital where Gabriel noted the humanity of the Israelis in contrast to the propaganda against the Jews she says she saw as a child. From NeoCon
Stalin's Secret Police - When the Soviet Union fell in 1991, Russians gained unprecedented access to the KGB archives. This documentary series, produced in 1991-92 by Russian filmmakers, contained film and photos that had never been seen by the public before.
WARNING: Some images are disturbing. From NeoCon
Tommy James - Me, The Mob, & The Music - Tommy James and Martin Fitzpatrick discuss their new book 'Me, The Mob, & The Music' - about Tommy James & The Shondells and Roulette Records - at Barnes & Noble, Lincoln Triangle NYC on Feb 22 2010. From NeoCon
Union Bully Assaults Photographer - Don’t expect this to get any attention from the democratic-media complex…Another leftist goon with the California Nurses Association assaulted and repeatedly punched a videographer at a California rally. From NeoCon
Obama Black Panther Wants to Kill White Crackers - “Mr. Jackson’s MySpace page still lists one of his main ‘general interests’ as ‘Killing Crakkkas.’ Four days after the Justice Department dropped the complaint against Mr. Jackson, he again was named an official election poll watcher for the Democratic primary in Philadelphia’s municipal election. How convenient.” From NeoCon
Oakland Democrats Looting Foot Locker - Perhaps the most dramatic and widely-covered business casualty of the night was the Foot Locker on Broadway near 14th Street. A crowd of bystanders and media watched as protesters ran through the store grabbing merchandise. From NeoCon
Loretta Lynn- Coal Miner's Daughter(1971) - My daddy worked all night in the Van Lear Coal Mines,
All day long in a field a-hoein' corn,
Mommy rocked the babies at night,
and read The Bible by the coal-oil light,
And everything would start all over come break of mornin'. From NeoCon
Tampa Mayor Mourns Dead Police Officers - "Our hearts are just breaking," Mayor Pam Iorio said after two Tampa police officers were shot in the line of duty Tuesday morning. One was killed and a second died hours later. From NeoCon
Russian Orthodox Church Enthrones Patriarch Kirill - The Russian Orthodox Church has enthroned Patriarch Kirill. He succeeds Patriarch Alexi II, who died in December. "Axios!", an audience of senior bishops chanted in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, intoning the Greek word for "he is worthy". Hundreds crowded into the cathedral for the ceremony. It was the first enthronement of a new Russian Orthodox Patriarch since the communist era, under which the Church was brutally oppressed by an officially atheist government. The ceremony was attended by political leaders including Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Pope Benedict XVI has sent his greetings to Patriarch Kirill, pledging to work for closer relations and citing areas of common interest. From NeoCon
Mississippi's Monmouth Plantation - The painstaking restoration of Monmouth from Southern plantation to luxury inn represents the majesty of an age that has passed. A registered National Landmark once owned by General John Quitman, the antebellum mansion and grounds "create a quiet, genteel atmosphere sought after by John and Eliza Quitman to the tiniest detail. From the color palettes chosen for each suite to the garden flowers growing in colorful abundance—all reflect the once-upon-a-time splendor of Monmouth’s still-unfolding history. From NeoCon
Dumb Democrat Doesn't Know Arizona Borders Mexico - Wow the Dems now have a serious rival for the Presidency! She ranks right up there with Obama and his 57 states! And people wonder why this country is so messed up with jackass's like this in positions of power! From NeoCon
San Francisco Values = No Values - The sick perverted ways of San Francicko will soon be the ways of America after Polosi, Ried and Obama get through with their "change" that they have in mind. From NeoCon
America's No Choice, Big Government Schools - Note how all the Belgian kids interviewed are native speakers of Flemish Dutch, not English, and how good their English is. Makes me proud to be a Belgian :) I DEFINITELY feel the ability to choose a school is absolutely essential to a good education! From NeoCon
Dog Saves Runner in Utah Canyonlands - A world class athlete is put to the test when she falls into a canyon and breaks her hip. Her only companion is her dog, Taz, who is on a mission to save her! From NeoCon
The Big Texan Steak House - Amarillo, Texas - I had a whole day to kill in Amarillo, Texas so they decided to go to the Big Texan, having passed by it thousands of times in the past it was time to finally check it out and see what it was all about. It was worth every minute of it! We will be back! From NeoCon
LA Without Cars: Heaven - The 24-year-old Santa Monica filmmaker began to contemplate a carless city in December after he discovered Matt Logue's photography book "Empty L.A.", in which Logue used digital sleight of hand to produce deserted street scenes. From NeoCon
It's Football Saturday in Athens, Georgia - Tailgating in the SEC is more than a tradition & they take it all too seriously at UGA. The girls don their cute dresses & the boys slip into red pants then everyone hangs out by the arches. Well, some Dawgs put on jean shorts, but you'll see that too. It's Saturday in Athens & time to tailgate. From NeoCon
Troops Returning Home to Surprised Loved Ones - We need to see more of these videos. This is what it is all about sacrifice something Washington knows nothing about. They are truly Hero's. Thank You from the bottom of my heart. Saint Michael protect you. From NeoCon
Vietnamese Imperial Family - The current Vietnamese Imperial Family, a branch of the Nguyen Dynasty, descends from the Emperor Dong Khanh, the father of Emperor Khai Dinh, the father of the last Emperor Bao Dai. After returning to his throne in Vietnam Bao Dai married the Empress Nam Phuong and had five children. They later separated and Empress Nam Phuong died in 1963. He then married a French woman. His eldest son and heir Prince Imperiale Bao Long never had children. On his death the head of the family became his younger brother Prince Bao Thang. From NeoCon
The Last Empress of China - Formally Empress Xiao Ke Min she is better known as Empress Wan Rong (or Wan Jung) or Empress Elizabeth, the last Empress of China. Born in 1906 she was married to the last Emperor, Xuantong (aka "Henry" PuYi) in 1922 when the Emperor turned 16. Educated at an American missionary school it was her modernity that most attracted the Emperor. She was famous for her beauty but after the Emperor was expelled from the Forbidden City and particularly after the move to Manchuria her condition went downhill quickly. She was against the Manchukuo enterprise, suspicious of the Japanese (and thus heavily scrutinized by them) she grew more and more addicted to opium, eventually becoming a wreck. At the end of World War II she was arrested by the Reds and died in prison in 1946 from starvation and drug withdrawal. From NeoCon
George W. Bush Childhood Home - The mission of the George W. Bush Childhood Home, Inc., is to express and interpret the history of one of America’s great families by telling the story of the Bush Family and the childhood of George W. Bush in Midland, Texas, and celebrating the lives of two presidents, two governors, and two first ladies. From NeoCon