Start your day in the coldly gorgeous seas of Iceland:
Far closer to my home, here’s footage I wish I shot that captures the collapse of Skyline Boulevard…
…and the flooding of Vasona Park:
Combining swappable lenses with a choice of battery sizes, the Moment 2.0 case for iPhone 7 (currently Kickstarting) seems really thoughtfully designed (especially the two-stage, SLR-like shutter release button). I’m eager to try it out, but it seems compelling enough that I might sign on sight-unseen. [Via Josh Haftel]
The ever-custom Casey Neistat takes us on a 360º flight as he snowboards behind a huge bespoke drone:
Elsewhere, what the hell was I doing walking my bike through hundreds of yards of flooded underpass yesterday? Clearly I should’ve been surfing, pulled along my the invisible hand of the… what, exactly? I dunno, just watch:
“Yeah, but you know me,” I told my wife: “I’d be so entranced watching this stuff, I’d stare until the lava was oozing up my disintegrating leg.” Aaanyway…
The filmmakers write,
“Hawaii – The Pace of Formation” is a window into the creation of an island. The Kilauea Volcano’s continued flow of lava into the ocean is one of the few places in the world to provide a front row seat of an island’s formation. The Big Island is literally changing before your eyes. This vast island contains 8 out of 13 different climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems, making the Big Island one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. To showcase its diversity, we wanted to slow things down and let its beauty speak for itself. Enjoy!
And here’s a peek behind the scenes:
Polar Steps is an app that promises to make interactive & printed travel journals by leveraging the data your phone captures. It looks very cool & I’ve turned it on, but sadly it seems unable to gather data from past trips.
Meanwhile Relive is a hosted service that can auto-generate movies like this from your Strava/Garmin data + photos:
Wow: Graphic design student Matteo Archondis labored to create this 2-minute tour of the planet using only images he snagged from Earth:
In all, the hyperlapse contains some 3,300 screenshots captured over the course of 2 days, and edited together in a grueling post-processing workflow that took another week after that…
“Thanks to the developer tools of Google Chrome, I was able to remove all the items that interfered with the user experience,” explains Archondis. “I also removed the labels so that the final image could be as clean and realistic as possible, so that I could concentrate on the camera movements as if it was in real life.”