September 9, 2020No Comments

Tokyo virtual walk – 4K, binaural audio

I am absolutely loving this video by Nomadic Ambience. A walk through some streets and backstreets of Tokyo in the rain. The binaural sound works best through headphones.

It gets better in the last quarter as the rain subsides – the environmental sounds are less drowned out and you get a better sense of the 3D audio field.

© Nomadic Ambience

August 22, 2020No Comments

Minutes – 2020-08-20 13:58:16 / 730 seconds

12 minutes 10 seconds. Headphones recommended.

August 22, 2020No Comments

Sunlight through trees

New video. 33 minutes. Headphones recommended.

August 16, 2020No Comments

Minutes (Hours)

Back in 2007 I made a series of 60 second ‘still photos’ that I called Minutes. I recorded them on a little Canon Ixus so on today’s high-res displays they look terrible. YouTube existed in 2007 but I didn’t upload them there, partly because I wanted them presented more like photographs. Instead I put them on a dedicated website as Flash video (FLV) clips, but the site disappeared when I changed servers at some point. And Flash is dead of course. So they’ve gone*.

A number of people said they appreciated them at the time but I was arguably ahead of the curve: today YouTube has countless hours of ambience, ASMR or generally atmospheric videos many of which are just audio. I love all of the above. I often listen to light rain or similar, combined with some drone / ambient music while I’m working.

Also a big fan of Starship Engine Rumble, incidentally.

Anyway, preamble over. I have lots of audio gear and a camera, and I felt like making some similar stuff again. These are more about the sound than the video so one minute is not long enough. I’ve done a couple of tests (12 and 9 minutes respectively). An hour each would be a nice round number, so aiming for that eventually.

(* They’re in a backup zip file somewhere, I never delete anything)

December 23, 2013No Comments

Real Scenes: New York

April 2013: Interesting short documentary about the dance music scene in Brooklyn, and how gentrification threatens to stamp it out.

Via RA

December 18, 2013No Comments

“Kept chasing that night…”

Erol Alkan - "A Hold on Love" (Official Music Video)

The video for Erol Alkan's track 'A Hold on Love' is wonderful. Looks like it was all shot in and around Kendal in Cumbria.

via @iaintait

September 30, 2013No Comments


The Creators Project - Box on YouTube

Impressive projection mapping onto moving surfaces controlled by robot arms. Go full screen / 1080p etc.

via @jedrichards


Update, 2013-10-01

Here's the making-of video. Almost inevitably, gmunk was involved in producing it. Thanks to @alexgemmell for the link, which I obviously missed first time around.

March 19, 20131 Comment

Making the Invisible Visible

The ISS Image Frontier - "Making the invisible visible" from Christoph Malin on Vimeo.

I know it's been a bit ISS Overload recently – especially now that Earth's newfound hero Commander Hadfield is up there in charge (you are following him on Twitter, I hope) and sending frequent updates and photos – but this video is worth a post because it contains some stunning high quality time-lapses put together by NASA Astronaut Dr. Don Pettit, to whom it is actually a tribute.

As usual, full screen + HD is recommended, obviously.

February 22, 2013No Comments

Solar flare HD video footage

This is pretty spectacular. Actual video footage of a solar flare erupting on the surface of the sun. Turn the res up to 720p or higher on full screen.

via @jedrichards

January 25, 2013No Comments

Checking out Vine

Checking out Vine


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