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OTHER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN MUSIC => Art and Literature, Movies and TV => Topic started by: mgriffin on October 13, 2011, 04:02:50 PM

Title: Moving eye-candy
Post by: mgriffin on October 13, 2011, 04:02:50 PM
The recent discussion of the upcoming Baraka sequel got me thinking about one of my favorite categories of online videos. Not jokes, not movie clips or trailers, but this kind of "wow, would you look at that!" eye candy. Similar to Baraka and Chronos and Koyanisqatsi, there's all kinds of this thing on the internet.

What about this? Best in full-screen HD.

Landscapes: Volume Two (http://vimeo.com/29950141)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: APK on October 13, 2011, 04:27:51 PM
Yep, that could be very good if it only had some good music to it.  :-\
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: APK on October 13, 2011, 04:30:57 PM
inter // states (http://vimeo.com/14692378)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Altus on October 14, 2011, 07:20:20 PM
While not quite in the same vein, I finally watched Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" yesterday and enjoyed it immensely... aside from the pretentiousness of it all.  Beautiful cinematography, and he really captured "childhood moments" in an amazing way.  It filled me with nostalgia.
Throughout there are a number of wide, sweeping shots that reminded me of Ron Fricke's work.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Dave Michuda on October 16, 2011, 09:43:03 AM
Mike,

Thanks for the Landscape vid, loved it.

The video below is my first attempt at time lapse eye candy.  Most of it was shot near where I live(except for the NYC & Super Bowl shots), with the majority shot in my front & back yards, so it does tend to look a bit the same.  I'd love to branch put & shoot most interesting locations & ideas, but who has the time for hours-long photo shoots?  But I was happy with the first experiment. 

 

Time Lapse 1 (http://vimeo.com/30611809)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: APK on October 16, 2011, 11:13:16 AM
Lots of cool things in that, Dave. Enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Seren on October 17, 2011, 04:15:39 AM
I agree would have liked to see somethings longer...

what camera are you using for the timelapse?
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Dave Michuda on October 17, 2011, 06:15:49 AM
Using a Nikon D5000.  I haven't shot much in the last 6 months and now with winter coming I probably won't shoot much until next spring.  It's definitely something that takes a bit of trial & error.  When I was in NYC & got the Union Station shots I also got some great street scenes but forgot to put the neutral density filter on so all the shots were overexposed.

What I really need is a year off so I can travel around the country & shoot in all sorts of cool locations so that the next video isn't all shot in my front yard. :)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Mark Mushet on October 17, 2011, 11:42:14 AM
I finally watched Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" yesterday and enjoyed it immensely... aside from the pretentiousness of it all.  Beautiful cinematography, and he really captured "childhood moments" in an amazing way.

I saw this last night and was enthralled with the visual approach to the childhood/family material. But I totally lost interest when he started ladling on all the stock footage, CGI dinosaurs and imagined, romanticized computer renderings of the cosmos. It just ruined the creation of a universe in a backyard which, really was the greatest strength of the film. Let's leave the other stuff for variation of Baraka.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Dave Michuda on October 18, 2011, 06:13:35 PM
Love this...

Metropolis II by Chris Burden (the movie) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llacDdn5yIE#ws)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Altus on October 20, 2011, 04:54:07 PM
Dave,
Nice work on your timelapse experiment.  There's something so fascinating to see how it reveals details in the world around you that generally go unnoticed.

My first attempt at timelapse was back in 1999.  I set up a video camera, shot an hour of footage, and sped it up 1000-3000% depending on the content.

More recently, I've shot some timelapse with my canon dslr hooked up to a laptop for remote control.  Is that how you shot yours?
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Dave Michuda on October 21, 2011, 05:44:19 PM
Mike,

I use a Nikon DSLR, a D5000.  It has a setting that allows up to 999 pix taken a varying intervals.  So, for many of the cloud pix it was taking one pic every 3 minutes.  Some intervals were longer some shorter.  Then I just bring it into editing software & stitch them together.  Pretty easy actually.  Not I just have to get off my butt & shoot more scenes.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Altus on October 21, 2011, 08:09:09 PM
Not I just have to get off my butt & shoot more scenes.
I hear you on that.  I have the same problem.   ;D
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: DeepR on October 23, 2011, 11:56:24 AM
Nice.

I would love to compile the soundtrack for such movies.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Dave Michuda on February 12, 2012, 07:43:38 AM
I saw a post at Wired about a new time lapse video from the International Space Station and I realized how much I love those types of videos.  So I compiled some of the best ISS vid and put it to music.

NASA Space Station Time Lapse Collection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMLAQ4pvMmg#ws)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: hdibrell on February 12, 2012, 02:48:47 PM
Very nice!  8)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: mystified on February 12, 2012, 04:14:48 PM
Neat!
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: Jeff Sampson on February 24, 2012, 08:44:29 PM
Landscapes II
Looks much better than it sounds.

inter//states
The music isn't my normal cup o' tea, but it enhances the video quite well. Maybe it's the video that enhances the music? Maybe I'm just amazed and confused.

Time Lapse 1
NICE!

Metropolis II
"the idea that cars run free... those days are over"  Yup.

NASA Space Station...
Well done!
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: judd stephens on April 18, 2012, 09:18:16 PM

Not only is this unbelievable moving eye candy, but many of you will find this pleasing ear candy as well:

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c#ws)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: cromag on April 19, 2012, 01:21:05 AM
That was cool!   8)
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: APK on April 19, 2012, 05:24:38 AM
Yep, remarkable footage ... visual and sound.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: drone on on April 19, 2012, 05:23:53 PM
Where are the ufos?  Did you airbrush em out??
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: judd stephens on April 19, 2012, 10:47:18 PM
no, this is the version before George Lucas got a hold of it.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: mystified on April 20, 2012, 05:51:17 AM
lol. That's a phenomenal video. Thank you.
Title: Re: Moving eye-candy
Post by: judd stephens on April 20, 2012, 10:28:16 PM
You're welcome.  My cousin who was and is a huge model rocket builder and flier, posted this on facebook, threatening to revoke anyone's "nerd license" who did not watch this.  It needed to be shown here too.   8)