Visualizing The Shapes Of Sound

April 8, 2014

Two objects–lycopodium powder and subwoofers–convene to create one astounding video of how sound “looks” and moves.

Think Sea Sponges And Coral Are Boring? Think Again.

April 6, 2014

Often thought of as merely colorful backdrops to complement more “exciting” marine life like sharks and stingrays, this high-magnification video portrays coral and sea sponges in a vibrant new light. Be sure to check out more of this videographer’s work at Micro Worlds Photography.

Farkas Zsolt Takes on Classic Art With Incredible 3D CG Work

April 5, 2014
Farkas Zsolt 3D CG Artwork

Source: CG Society

While the photo above might appear to be a snapshot of the Benczúr Gyula’s 1885 painting, Budavár visszavétele (Buda Repossession), it’s actually the work of 3D computer graphics (CG) artist Farkas Zsolt. What began as a challenge from his wife has evolved into a near-exact replica of the classic painting. Compare the original painting (below) with his 3D CG creation (above).

Original Painting of Battle of Buda

Source: Wikipedia

To create the CG 3D models, Zsolt first analyzed the painting’s composition and determined how the characters were positioned within the 3D space. Once placed within the program, he modelled each character with a full rig, meaning that each could be animated, and “painted them.” Despite the complexity and enormity of the project, Farkas Zsolt finished the entire picture in less than a few months.

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The 7 Best Let It Go Covers from Disney’s Frozen

April 4, 2014

Frozen just surpassed the Toy Story franchise to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, spurring the #CongratulationsFrozen hashtag on Twitter this past Sunday. And while fans claim that the Disney movie is one of its all-time greats, the flick’s music has been making equally big waves. Frozen‘s signature song, “Let it Go,” which was originally performed by Broadway legend Idina Menzel, won an Oscar for the Best Original Song and has been covered by hundreds of talented singers all over the world. We’ve rounded up the best “Let it Go” covers, so watch them all and pick a favorite—if you can.

1. Best Impersonator

Thanks to voice impersonator Brian Hull, viewers can hear the world’s favorite Disney and Pixar characters cover “Let it Go.” Watch below to hear Jack Sparrow, Scuttle, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse and more.

2. Coolest Collaboration

With the vocal talents of singers Alex Boyé, Lexi Walker and the One Voice Children’s Choir, this Africanized tribal cover is both unique and captivating. See the Ice King and Snow Princess collaboration below.

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Modern Sword Fighting In Japan

March 31, 2014

Hidden behind the shadows of modern skyscrapers, two men take part in the ancient art of Samurai sword fighting. Despite the evolution of weaponry and technical innovations therein, Japanese sword fighting has maintained much of its original integrity.

An Extraordinary Time Lapse Of Melting Ice Crystals

March 29, 2014

Cross polarized light and a keen eye for detail have culminated in this remarkable time lapse of melting ice crystals not un-reminiscent of a Kandinsky painting. Enjoy.