How Car Chases are Filmed

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I love Jason Bourne, the books, and the films.  I also love Matt Damon.  Did you ever question how those car chases are filmed?  Well, the above video will show part of that.  It will also show you some other parts of behind the scenes filming of the upcoming Jason Bourne film.  It’s a pretty … Continued

Musical Marble Machine

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Musician/carpenter Martin Molin spent over a year making this kick ass marvelous musical marble machine.  Yes, the music you hear was performed by the movement of the marbles through machine itself.  OK, it’s true that some of the sounds were filtered and directly captured with microphones and sensors on the instruments instead of through the camera, … Continued

Veneer

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I’m sure you’ve seen wood veneer before.  It’s hard to miss it in modern life.  Did you know how it was made though?  Yes, some of them are crappy print jobs by computers, but the real stuff, that’s shaved off of trees on giant planers and razors.  It’s pretty cool.  Now, the tree there, that’s … Continued

This is Jason Bourne

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In a bid to raise money for water.org, Matt Damon teamed up with Omaze for a contest to raise money.  How was it introduced to the world?  Via the above prank video of Damon calling random unsuspecting civilians to get them to do spy type stuff.  It’s all harmless fun, a true prank.  I’m not … Continued

POOP!

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What is that you ask?  Why could this person possibly be floating in?  I’ll tell you, it’s poop!  Not just any poop either, concentrated poop.  Australia doesn’t process sewage with chemicals, instead they gather up all the poop and let “natural” bacteria break it down into better things.  Naturally, the poop pool is not the … Continued

Carrier Landing

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They tout this as landing an R/C plane on a moving R/C Airfract Carrier.  It’s half true.  They do land an R/C plane on a carrier, but it’s an R/C quad-copter that looks like a plane.  It’s cheating.  That’s all I’ll say about that. Now though, watch the above, and the below to see some … Continued

Chicago -> Alaska

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redditor AKStafford  decided to take a video of his drive from Chicago Illinois to Anchorage Alaska.  Yes, it’s a 3,500 mile drive.  Don’t worry it’s sped up 125x.  According to the description, it was taken across the course of 6 days. You might remember a few years ago I drove from Chicago Illinois to Rapid … Continued

Hyper Detailed Model

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It is well worth your time to watch the following 12 minutes of video.  You will be amazed at the level of detail you never thought possible on a plastic 1:48 scale model of the Focke-Wulf Fw-190 This was all done by Czech modler David Damek, actually, you should watch some of his other videos to … Continued

Ansel Adams Documentry

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As I make my way across the wilderness of Alaska taking photos, it’s worth it to watch this video of documentary of Ansel Adams and his processes creating some of the most influential photographs of the National Parks.  I wish I was able to say that I have fond memories of going through books of … Continued

Alaska!

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This is it!  The trip that I’ve spent the last 18 months planning.  The trip of a lifetime.  Four weeks of hiking, camping, rafting, and exploring the wilds of Alaska. This weekend I will start my trip by driving from Anchorage to McCarthy Alaska to spend some time in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.  I then spend … Continued