Bob's Movie Reviews

Ever since the mid 1990’s, Pixar, along with Disney, has given us a new and breathtaking film with fun and unique stories and new, spectacular graphics. They have had a monopoly over the CGI animated movie industry for over a decade, and have never failed to impress. As great of a history as this company has, it leads to a need to meet the standard of perfection and endless innovation, which no film company or individuals can keep up forever. I think with Pixar’s newest film Brave, we finally see that this titan of animation is not perfect and endlessly innovative, but they are still damn good.

Brave is the story a midievil Scottish princess named Merida, a teenager who is not ready to wanting to get married and live the princess life. Her father Fergus, an infamous bear-killing king, is the source of comic relief and fun while…

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Time lapse flight, San Francisco to Paris

Millard Fillmore's Bathtub

I continue to like time-lapse photo compilations, and I continue to wonder about how to use them to expand geography teaching.  It’s a great circle route, over the Arctic nearing the North Pole.  This movie comes from Nate Bolt, who posts his work at Beepshow.

Obviously I’m not the only one who likes it — between the YouTube and Vimeo sites, the movie has more than 4 million viewers.

Bolt explained at YouTube:

More of these time lapses at http://beepshow.com

I shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this airplane time lapse. For some reason the Vimeo version of this is more linked to: http://vimeo.com/21822029

Shot with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm – 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots. The flight path from SF to Paris goes well over greenland and the arctic circle, where…

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Time-Lapse,Galaxies,Earth-Videos,photos and tutorial.

Ramani's blog

Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, and then played back at 30 frames per second; the result would be an apparent increase of speed by 30 times. Time-lapse photography can be considered to be the opposite of high speed photography.

Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, such as the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.


The view from the International Space Station never…

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