Commander Chris Hadfield - Space Oddity Redux

UPDATE: After over a year, the rights have been secured again for this amazing version of Space Oddity. Read the story »

Commander Chris Hadfield has made his own version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, shot and recorded on the International Space Station.

I am so blown away by this guy: photographer, creative as all get out, funny, an ASTRONAUT, doing it all from his tin can. Bad ass!  

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Shooting a Stop-motion Video Through Drops of Water

We've seen amazing things shot through falling drops of water before. But this is something different. Synchronizing  2,000 shots through falling drops of water to create this stop-motion promo for IdN Magazine is truly outstanding.

The video, “Entropy”, was created by Physalia

 They built a custom Arduino-based system to capture each drop in precisely the right spot.

The early tests and making-of video shed a lot of light on the amazing process.

Arcade Games Animated in Post-It Notes

From the project video:

"This stop motion tribute to my 2 favorite old school arcade games is based on actual recorded game footage. The recordings were printed out, one frame at a time, and transferred by hand to various walls around my office floor using thousands of Post-It Notes. The process consumed weekends and holidays for the past 11 months. Changing background scenery was masked out and replaced with 1 consistent frame throughout the animation, producing an eerie stillness amid the moving images on the walls."


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This video from Taiwan... yeah, that'll do it.

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3 - The Known Universe

From the American Museum of Natural History:

"The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010. "