Rare colour film of London in 1927

This is absolutely fascinating. Somehow black and white film doesn’t seem quite ‘real’ but when you see images from the past in colour, it’s like a little piece of time travel. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in the city with a technique innovated by his father, called Biocolour.

Quite beautiful…

Shared courtesy of Tim Sparke and Alexander Moore

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Dove viral campaign becomes the most watched ad ever…

Saw this today and wasn’t 100% sure if it was for real or if it was a parody, but then it occurred to me I’d seen something similar recently which was.

The first video is the genuine article, a reminder that we are more beautiful than we think we are. A good lesson in this world of body image and how we perceive ourselves. The other videos… well they are just for fun! 🙂

Dove Real Beauty Original:

And the rest! 🙂

Gulp, the world’s largest stop frame animation shot on a Nokia N8

There is something so utterly charming about stop frame animation. Reminds me of days watching Trumpton or Camberwick Green as a child.

This animation – Gulp is the world’s largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8 using its 12 megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics. The film has broken a world record for the ‘largest stop-motion animation set’, with the largest scene stretching over 11,000 square feet…

Gulp. The world’s largest stop-motion animation shot on a Nokia N8. from Nokia HD on Vimeo.

The animators: aardman.com
The sand artists: sandsculptureice.co.uk
The phone: nokia.com/​n8

Pretty cool…