Sensory: BBC Wildlife Director John Downer and the Technology of ‘Spy-Cam’ Filmmaking

Exciting developments in camera technology have levelled out of the playing field between the professional and the amateur and so the battle now for programme makers like award-winning wildlife filmmaker John Downer is having to produce something better than the average person.

The difference comes from investing into understanding the behaviour of the animal and devising a way to capture those unique moments, using a huge amount of research, inventiveness and dedication. This has resulted in exceptional and unique technical solutions that tell a story in an new and compelling way.

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Planetary Panoramas: 360 Degree Night-Sky Time-Lapse

A multiple camera, 360 degree, night-sky time-lapse by photographer Vincent Brady and musician Brandon McCoy.

Software used in the making:

  • Magic Lantern: A firmware hack to use the intervelometer in camera.
  • StarStax: Appropriately named software used to stack images of stars.
  • PTGui: Used to manually stitch panoramas together.
  • LR Time-Lapse: For smoothing out the time-lapse sequences via xmp files.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC: For all the photoediting fun and to create time-lapse sequences.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro: For slopping the whole video together.

For more info:
vincentbrady.com/planetarypanoramas

Lego The Walking Dead Season 5 - Trailer

Lego stop motion animation of The Walking Dead Season Five Trailer.

Police officer Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies. After learning that Terminus was nothing but a trap, Rick and the group must do whatever it takes to escape.

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LOL: American Werewolf in London Transformation (Homemade With Max Landis)

“Beware the Moon…” Watch the HOMEMADE version of the famous transformation scene from John Landis’s classic American Werewolf in London… starring special guest Max Landis!

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Volkswagen Golf R vs BMW M235i [Chris Harris On Cars]

Despite how much we love supercar comparisons, this Golf R v M235i test is one which has more value on everyday car enthusiasts.

They are matched right up against each other in terms of performance and price.

Here’s a proper review with Chris Harris.

He Looks So Perfect (5 Seconds Of Summer Parody)

A parody that pays homage to the impossible physiques of male video game characters.

We’ve all heard the complaints about the unlikely physique of Lara Croft, but there are certainly plenty of male characters with the type of body you rarely see walking down the street. That’s a topic addressed in this parody of the 5 Seconds of Summer song “She Looks So Perfect.”

Directed by Michael Schroeder
Written by Ryan Tellez, Brian Fisher, and David Odom
Cinematography by Michael Schmidt

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