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Gorgeous Time-Lapse Video Highlighting the Natural Beauty of Southern Norway

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In “Glimpse of Southern Norway,” Oslo photographer Morten Berg offers some stunning time-lapse video highlighting the natural beauty of his home country. The video features lovely shots of the countryside’s iconic fjords and the Aurora Borealis above. The greatest challenge while filming this project was finding perfect moments at the right place. On one occasion, […]

The Dubai Film Festival Diaries: Khaled Abol Naga, The Sleeping Tree from Bahrain and Santa Claus

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, here at the Dubai International Film Festival. Watching beautiful, sometimes groundbreaking films, meeting gorgeous celebrities surreptitiously in their hotel room for interviews and lavish parties where pretty models are dressed up like fairies, complete with sparkly wings and all... Show More Summary

The Office: Middle-earth

Saturday Night Live claims Bilbo and the gang didn’t go to the Grey Havens upon Sauron’s defeat. After encountering creatures great and small and beholding treasures and wonders, they became… paper salesmen. Cue music!

'If You Want to Be Happy for a Lifetime, Go Help Someone Else' -- at Home and Abroad

Nitin Shah's son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren know the drill. He won't be joining them this Christmas. And they couldn't be prouder. While they certainly would enjoy spending the holiday with him, the reason behind his usual...Show More Summary

Just Some Things I'm Really Excited About Right Now?!

5 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes 1. Saturday was the one year anniversary of when Beyoncé Beyoncé-d all over us and dropped her secret album on iTunes in the dead of night. This is a serious question: do you think the album has changed you? I think...Show More Summary

Top Ten Cutest Videos Of 2014!

We proudly present the Cute Overload Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2014. We thank you so much for your many video suggestions and send-ins. (Oh, you have a YouTube video link you’d like to send in? Here’s all ya need to do!) Next Monday, same time, same channel: Top Comments of 2014! (This means you, […]

Sydney Hostage Videos Posted Online [Videos From Sydney Siege Hostages]

Sydney hostage videos have reportedly been posted to social media websites. Australian law enforcement officials are currently working to validate the videos allegedly created by hostages inside the Lindt Café on Martin Place. An ISIS lone wolf attacker is reportedly in control of at least 15 hostages inside the Sydney café. Show More Summary

2014 Annual Review: A Few (Embarrassingly Personal, Per Usual) Lessons Learned

Hey everyone, the Annual Review is here! Note: This is a long post (2,500+ words) and also fairly personal. You have been warned.

Christopher Hitchens, Three Years Gone, Rewrites the Ten Commandments

The incomparable and irreplaceable Christopher Hitchens died on this day in 2011.All his adult life, he was known for tearing things down (rousingly and riotously, I might add) -- but here, in a video he made for Vanity Fair, Hitchens offers constructive criticism, reimagining the Ten Commandments as an actual moral document. Show More Summary

Deal 3: Save 57% On This Fantastic Lightroom Post Production Course

Today is day 3 in our 12 Days of Christmas and today is all about helping you improve your post production skills with a great deal on Gavin Gough’s Lightroom Video Tutorials. The Deal For one day only you can pick up Gavin’s ‘Post-Production...Show More Summary

Contact: The Downsizing of Daniel Lanois

Daniel Lanois Jacob Blickenstaff More From CONTACT: Jackson Browne Sean Rowe Taylor Goldsmith, Dawes Liam Bailey Thomas Bartlett and Martin Hayes Aaron Freeman Ben Watt Joe Henry Jolie Holland Rodney Crowell As a producer, Daniel Lanois...Show More Summary

In the Back Playing the Guitar

No idea who shot this photo (it comes from the creditless abyss known as Tumblr), but it is amazing. Tony Montgomery, a long time ago. Also: watch this. Nobody should have any issues with this year’s skater of the year selection — unless your issue is that Pat Pasquale got robbed, in which case, you […]

Lino Haefeli in You're Welcome

Almost didn't watch past that first line (not my vibe) but I stuck with it and Lino Haefeli is rock solid. Don't let the overly tech opener scare you off.

Link Latte 226

#226 - Week of December 13, 2014 Awesome Holiday Feasts Roundup - [tempting] Vintage Space Playing Cards - [great find] Crazy, Leaning Towers of shanghai - [urban, pics] List of Unexplained Sounds, more - [weird, nature] Quirky, Unexpected...Show More Summary

Watch a Whale Feeding Frenzy

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) AkXpro used a drone to capture this awesome footage of a pod of humpback whales feeding on fish off the coast of Alaska. It gets really intense at the 0:49 mark. The whales form a circle, then lunge out of the water. Ark in Space explains that the whales are engaging in bubble feeding. Show More Summary

‘Acorn’, A Short Animation About a Tiny Acorn Who Tries to Find His Place in the World

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

CalArts student Madeline Sharafian, whose work we’ve previously posted, has created Acorn, a short animated film that tells the story of a tiny acorn who was ripped from the loving limbs of a giant oak by strong wind and forced to make his own way to find a place in the world. via Vimeo Staff […]

Student Uses Kinetic Typography to Illustrate Charles Bukowski’s ‘The Laughing Heart’ as Read by Tom Waits

5 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Lou Daprile, a student at Seattle Central Creative Academy has created a wonderful video that uses various styles of kinetic typography to visually illustrate the poem “The Laughing Heart“, written by Charles Bukowski as read by Tom Waits. The original reading. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

Astronaut: A Journey to Space [Video]

Some amazingly beautiful footage of our planet as filmed from the ISS between 2011 and 2014. From Guillaume JUIN: What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, throught this journey to […]

Envisioning a River of Air

6 days agoNews : James Fallows

Prediction: if you spend a little time on these sites, you will start looking at weather forecasts in an entirely different way

This Amazing Aerial Video From The 1980s Provides A Remarkable View Of America

Filmmaker Harrison Sanborn put together a collection of aerial footage shot by his dad in the late 1980's providing a remarkable view of famous American landmarks. He had the film re-scanned at 2K resolution and then edited this piece together. Video courtesy of Harrison Sanborn. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

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