Angel City

Shot by Gavin Heffernan. Music: »Heat« by Elliot Goldenthal. 

Looking to beef up my Los Angeles timelapses, I rented a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens from BorrowLenses.com and spent September 4th-11th shooting in a series of epic vantage points with two Canon 6Ds. The light of the latest »Supermoon« provided incredible extra definition in the darks of the city panoramas, while also giving some great separation to the skyscrapers.

Since we’re only 452 days away from the 20th anniversary of one my favorite movies HEAT, I set it to one of the soundtrack songs, an incredible piece of music by Elliot Goldenthal. The cityscapes of HEAT inspired me to make movies long ago, so it was a special treat looking down on LA from some similar angles to the classic Michael Mann film. I finished the edit with a few city captures from previous shoots and here’s the result! Motion control shots DynamicPerception.com Stage Zero and others using 5K QT Panning.

Stills Available for Download at FLICKR: 

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Star Wars sorted alphabetically

All of the English dialogue in “Star Wars”, split into words, and sorted alphabetically.

Fun facts: 

The word “lightsaber” only appears once in this film.
There are 43m5s of spoken English, 81m39s of other.
The most common word is “the”, of course, said 368 times.
The word with most screen time is “you”, at 52.56 seconds.
There are 1695 different words, and 11684 total words.
The longest words are “responsibility,” “malfunctioning”, “worshipfulness”, and “identification”, all 14 letters.

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Pixel Track

What a lovely idea:

Pixel Track is a prototype connected display system. We’ve developed a way of making a display which is especially appropriate to a specific kind of emerging networked use. The display uses a mechanical ‘scanning’ based system for updating pixels. This means that the display consumes no power while it remains static. As a side effect, the scanning technology changes the pixel form and the qualities and behaviours of the sign change. The mechanical nature of the surface means there is room for great flexibility in the form and material qualities of the display.