Monday, November 29, 2010

What's wrong with our food system

11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Mind your English - please!

"How can I forget when I don't remember!"

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gold Chains - making of

A video showing how different styles of gold chains are manufactured.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Projected Instruments - MGM

MysteryGuitarMan - Joe!
check out his YT channel!

Interview with MIT Physics Professor Walter Lewin

Dr. Walter Lewin, an award-winning science educator and physics professor at MIT, demonstrates the key to a successful science lesson.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Indian condom ad

This is the most entertaining and informative condom ad I've ever seen. It's a bit long, but it's enjoyable to watch, and tells you EXACTLY why you would want/need protection. For the first time, I see a commercial that is selling protection without having use sex, or oversexualized imagery. I am very impressed, and wish ads in the US can be a fraction of what this video is.

Toss the feathers

Toss the feathers
by Corrs

The Bear - Film by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Film Review: Storytelling doesn't get much purer than this--a film with virtually no dialogue and not a minute that isn't fascinating, either for the plot it pursues or the way director Jean-Jacques Annaud gets his ursine stars to do what he wants. The story deals with a young cub who, after his mother is killed in a landslide, bonds to a lumbering male Kodiak. The two of them then must cope with an invasion of hunters into their territory--and Annaud makes it clear whose side he's on. Aside from stunning scenery, the film offers startlingly close-up looks at bear behavior. They say the best actors are the ones that let you see what they're thinking, a trick Annaud manages with his big, furry stars. --Marshall Fine

The Bear has all the marks of a classic. Lauded by animal rights groups for its respect for the integrity of all species, it manages to speak out eloquently against the senseless hunting of wildlife without having to depict killing to make its point. Instead, it emphasizes the ties that bind the human and animal worlds together. --Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

ABC3D - a 3D book!

From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands, all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U... Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.

MARION BATAILLE is graphic and book designer who has never before been published in this country. She lives in Paris. This is just a hand-made mock-up of the actual book which publishes in Oct. 2008. We couldn't be more excited about it.

Also for those asking that's the incredible 30's trio The Boswell Sisters singing "Roll On"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Air India Ad - Cute Girl

"You are amongst your own.. Indian Airlines"
Let your heart fly...

Fighting sex slavery

Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives.

About Sunitha Krishnan

Sunitha Krishnan is galvanizing India’s battle against sexual slavery by uniting government, corporations and NGOs to end human trafficking. Full bio and more links

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Change for the Oceans

Given enough time, sea life could adapt to climate change. Sadly animals evolve far too slowly. But we can change as quickly as we choose to. Small actions can make a real difference.

Silestone -- 'Above Everything Else'

Title: 'Above Everything Else'
Agency: N/A - direct client
Client: Grupo Cosentino
Product: Worktop
Brand: Silestone
Production company: The Mushroom Company
Director/DoP/Art direction/Post/Editor: Alex Roman
Original idea/Concept: Alex Roman
Additional CGI: Juan Ángel García Martinez
Music: ZipZap Music
Spot TV 60"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Comedian G.Carlin on saving the planet

Fragile Earth in Wide-angle

Yann Arthus-Bertrand captures our fragile Earth in wide-angle - breathtaking images and videos.

Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light

Stunning work.
Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light from Tom @ Timescapes on Vimeo.

Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light from Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Vimeo.

Shot on the Canon 5D2
Music by Michael Stearns

Some behind-the-scenes videos.
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4