Petzl RocTrip China 2011

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Last fall, from October 26-30, 2011, more than 600 climbers gathered with our team for Petzl RocTrip China. All participants discovered and enjoyed more than 250 brand new pitches on unbelievable limestone especially prepared for the event.
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Solar Sinter Project by Markus Kayser

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In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance.

In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about the future of manufacturing and trigger dreams of the full utilisation of the production potential of the world’s most efficient energy resource – the sun. Whilst not providing definitive answers this experiment aims to provide a point of departure for fresh thinking.

This project was developed at the Royal College of Art during my MA studies in Design Products on Platform 13.


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Three lives, three identities, three points of view. Set against the harsh backdrop of inner city London, Fear/Love interweaves the lives of three adolescents as they struggle with who they are, who they want to be and who they are becoming.

Directed, Written and Edited by Rob Chiu. Produced by Lincoln Waldron. DoP Paul O’Callaghan. Graded by Jamie Wilkinson @ The Mill NYC. Soundtrack by Ben Lukas Boysen + Lucio Amanti. Casting by Susana Santos. Starring Lani Jackson, Fraser Everitt & Anthony Edwards. Executive Producers Nick Rough & Kris Mikkelson. Produced for the ‘I Care Revolution’.

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It’s Your Ride

via It’s Your Ride on Vimeo.

Directed by Daniel Leeb of Cinecycle Productions.

This short film features Alfred Bobe Jr. and Fatimah Durkee. The film spins a visual ballad between the two cyclists experiencing the city in their own unique ways. Both cyclists are city dwellers who amidst the chaos of the concrete jungle have created a private and peaceful psychological space as they traverse the streets. They are both alone and yet they are both very much aware of each others presence. The film speaks to the harmony with one’s environment that can be found while riding a bicycle in a city and the synchronistic connection we can have with those we have not even met. The short was commissioned by Hutchinson tires.

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What inspires me

This blog is a repository for items/ideas/links that I find inspiring/interesting. I have a lot of links saved up over the last few weeks and I will be including them all in this one post.

What inspires you?

15 Amazing Time-lapse Videos

One of the Time-Lapse Videos from the above list.
Midnight Sun | Iceland on Vimeo
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How Inventors Turn Their Ideas Into Photo Products
An article from PDN about how ShootQ, Shootsac, and The Lightsphere got started.

After reading about Sony’s Stereo 3D Commercial “Two Worlds” Shot At 2500 FPS on Fstoppers | Video Blog for Creative Professionals, I followed a link to to the production companies website, Spy Films. Below is one of their earlier projects, Nuit Blanche.

Behind the Scenes
Making Of Nuit Blanche on Vimeo
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Final Version
Nuit Blanche on Vimeo
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Another Time-Lapse video that captures an amazing display of nature.
Lightning Storm Timelapse Video Jupiter Beach Florida – Blog –

Chase Jarvis is an inspiration to many photographers and this blog post is another example of what’s behind his passion.
10 Things Every Photographer or Creative Person Must Learn | Chase Jarvis Blog

I love dance and dancing and everything about this form of physical self-expression. I love how this video showcases different dance styles and different people. Dance can be whatever you want it to be.
Stanton Warriors ‘Turn Me Up Some’ on Vimeo
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There are a lot of these Fifty People One Question. videos on You Tube. When you have a moment, head on over and watch a few. Below is one example, answering the question, “What is your favorite memory?”
Fifty People, One Question – CHICAGO – YouTube

Dance video of Nonstop AKA Marquese Scott

Concept and Portrait Photography by Aurum Light Studio. I appreciate the collaborative effort that it took to bring the below photo shoot to reality. Check out the behind the scenes video below, or head over to their blog to see the final results.
THE TRIAL – AurumLight – BehindTheScenes on Vimeo
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After reading Crush It! a Gary Vaynerchuk book I have been thinking about changing business models and whether businesses will need to change to fit into this new model. Here is a link to an article discussing whether architecture is still an industry to get into.
Is it too late to get out of Architecture?, by Life of an Architect.

TED Talks, I could spend days watching all these videos. Below is one that I found interesting. It is a talk by Martin Grunburg, the author of The Habit Factor®
TEDxAA-Martin G.-Why creating supportive habits is the quickest way to achieve your goals

Immersive Contemplation in Video Art Environments by Tiffany Sutton

This essay examines a form of video art — what is called a “video environment” — that calls upon as much as it departs from familiar conventions that are bound up in museum display. I argue that the way that works in this genre are housed in museums enables them to give rise to a form of contemplation, one involving immersion, that is, if not unique to this genre, then certainly demonstrated by it. My examples of video environments make a case for the coherence of this rarely experienced immersive form of contemplation, the value of which, in turn, makes a case for the genre’s further development.