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Up for an Oscar: Adam and Dog

The creation fable from the viewpoint of man’s best friend
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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
Winner of the 2012 Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject

“Watching director Minkyu Lee’s painterly vision of the dawn of man and first bond forged with man’s best friends puts you in a musing museum state of mind. Lee captures the unfettered joy of discovery and how that feeling changes and expands when you’re no longer alone.”
— Betsey Sharkey, LA Times

Striking Time-Lapse Photography: Namibian Nights

Fairytale-like quivertrees and eerie dead camelthorn trees
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It’s not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.

The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.

All scenes were shot during the night with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cameras. We used small headlights for selectively lighting trees and rocks, and we sometimes used the moon. The brighter the scene, the more moon there was at the time. For the arch scene we timed our shoot exactly with moonset, which involved quite a bit of calculating and planning. But the hardest one of all was probably the mist scene in Deadvlei. Mist in Deadvlei only occurs around five times a year, so we had to keep a close eye on the weather predictions and many attempts were unsuccessful. When we finally got it right, the results far exceeded our expectations and show Deadvlei as no one has ever seen it before.

Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.

The video won First Prize in the 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards.

Marsel & Daniella

Credits:
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: Simon Wilkinson
Produced by: Squiver
Equipment used:
Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
Tripods: Gitzo
Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception
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Keith Jarrett - Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)

Incredible harmonies
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Many people know this song as “Danny Boy,” but those are just the most popular lyrics for this old Irish tune called “Londonderry Air.” And Keith Jarrett’s solo version of it is definitely one of the most beautiful ever recorded. The internal harmonies he improvises around the melody here are really stunning; especially from about the 4:00 point. Just amazing stuff.

Dumbest Man on Internet Uses Infamous Fake Photo of Fonda and Kerry

Jim Hoft’s fail of the day
Wingnuts • Views: 19,384
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Yoda may have had The Force on his side, but Jim Hoft, the legendary Dumbest Man on the Internet, has something much more powerful: The Fail.

And today he’s workin’ that Hoft magic again, as he whips out an infamous, long-debunked fake photograph of John Kerry and Jane Fonda purportedly at an “anti-war rally:”

More Bad News for Generations X, Y and Z… It Looks Like You’re Stuck With an Aging Infrastructure, Too | the Gateway Pundit.

The Snopes entry for this hoax is dated 2004, and it includes the two photos that were merged together to create the fake. But as you can see, it’s still being recycled as truth in the closed environment of the Wingnut Echo Chamber.

Keep up the good work, Jim!

UPDATE at 2/9/13 2:19:13 pm

But wait, the derp continues! LGF contributor Gus points out:

Oops. Another mistake that he made. Jane Fonda was born in 1937 while John Kerry was born in 1943. Ding, ding, ding. Neither of them are baby boomers.

UPDATE at 2/9/13 2:40:06 pm

Hoft has now closed comments and apparently deleted all the existing ones for his post.

Huge #Breitbart.com EXCLUSIVE: ‘Illegal’ Scheduled to Testify on Immigration

Whipping up the right wing base into a nice frothy hate meringue
Wingnuts • Views: 17,712

Today at the loony right wing site founded by Andrew Breitbart, they have another BOMBSHELL EXCLUSIVE! I’m not sure why it’s supposed to be “exclusive,” when it’s simply a report about the upcoming Senate hearings on immigration, but you know how these people are — shameless, inadvertently hilarious self-aggrandizers: Exclusive: Illegal Immigrant to Testify in Senate Next Week—With ICE Agent Who Cannot Arrest Him.

Their EXCLUSIVE report is about Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who the simple-minded Breitbart goons reduce to an “illegal immigrant.” Vargas was brought to the US from the Philippines at the age of 12, studied hard, and built a very distinguished career. He recently revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant in order to raise consciousness about the DREAM Act.

So of course, the Breitbrats are raving about arresting and deporting him; more than one commenter in the thread would like to see him put up against a wall and shot.

Hatred is breitbart.com’s business, and there’s always a market for it on the right.

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