Betta Portraits

For the past couple of weeks I have been dedicating a little bit of time after my regular work hours, on my little Betta fish project. It was a great little undertaking for me explore an area in photography that I really hadn’t explored much - macro photography using strobes as the lighting source. Getting focus and nailing the composition, while also making sure that you give enough time for the speed-lights to recycle was quite the challenge. You cant simply go trigger happy, instead you gotta wait and release the shutter at just the perfect turn or the perfect flutter of their fins or a quick glance into the lens. It was painstakingly tiring process. But at the end of it all, I must say I had a lot of fun. Also I have become pretty attached to these fish, they each have a unique personality which actually makes me look at them the same way I look at people, and hence the title.

25 The Bottle Boys Perform a Cover of the Village People’s Hit Song ‘Y.M.C.A.’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of Bottle Boys (previously) recently showed off their shared set of skills while performing a cover of the Village People‘s 1978 hit song “Y.M.C.A.” using beer bottles as instruments.

We decided to shoot this video in our own studio, since it’s too cold outside here in Denmark and since we wanted it to have a more cosy look, without too much else going on in the frame. In that way you can really focus on what’s being played. We chose to play Y.M.C.A because it has some fast melodic parts and some really cool secondary melody lines.

The original song for the sake of comparison:

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Newest episode of the podcast with The Laughing Squid’s Glen Tickle. It’s really really great! We talk about his awesome baby and that cat calling video everyone loved so much. Listen to it here on youtube for download it on iTunes. 


Technology and the power to exploit the creepers

This is the pretty much greatest thing ever…perhaps Creepy Bob will think twice before he acts all creepy again. Not only does this provide some entertainment value, it also is a really smart way to prevent stalking and have a records of Creepy Bob’s phone calls.

Locreep at NYTM from Misha Ponizil on Vimeo.

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25 The 11th Annual Another Hole in the Head, an Indie Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival in San Francisco

The 11th annual Another Hole In The Head film festival, a 3-week celebration of independent horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, takes place December 5 to 15, 2014, at New People theater in San Francisco. This year’s festival will showcase 20 feature films, 60 short films, and 2 new live events: a rock and roll zombie show and a reading of scary stories. The festival is presented by SF IndieFest. Tickets are available online.

image via SF IndieFest

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Listen to a song made from recording thousands of industrial machines

As spotted by Laughing Squid, musician Matthew Dear partnered with GE and recorded the acoustics used to diagnose the performance of turbines and jet engines, among other things, and the result is a dance-ready electronic track dubbed “Drop Science.” Sure, artists including Amon Tobin have done similar sorts of things before, but not at such a grand scale. Curious to hear what it sounds like when thousands of machines are humming at peak performance?

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Giant Green Caterpillar Squeaks Adorably When Gently Touched By a Human (via Laughing Squid)