Boing Boing pal and drone videographer Eddie Codel, creator of this stunner above of the Port of Oakland, launched the Flying Robot international Film Festival and is calling for entries! Eddie says:
The Flying Robot international Film Festival or FRiFF, is an open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying cameras, aka drones. Festival participation is open to anyone from around the globe. Drones, cameras and accessories will be awarded as prizes for winners in each of the 6 categories, as well as a "best of show" winner. Entry fees are $5-10, except the Student Film category, which is free.
Submissions are being accepted until the September 15th deadline. A panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet will select the winning films. Finalist and winning films will be screened live at a theater this November in San Francisco.
Flying Robot international Film Festival
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sudden death table tennis match
This ad from Omron Automation & Safety intends to make advanced automation seem fun, but the execution makes it seem like your future will depend on whether you win your
with a robotic version of the Aliens
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Pygmy seahorses come in
, and biologists wondered whether they seek out coral that matches perfectly, or changed color somehow to match the coral they find. Read the rest
New Jersey's Action Park is
for crazy rides, and now it has a water slide that's about one-third of a mile long. Above: a ride by park employee Jasosn Mulder
, including a mid-air corkscrew flip. Read the rest
interesting periodic patterns
Don't watch if you're sensitive to strobes, but otherwise check out these
which appear in strobe-lit materials excited by sound waves. Read the rest
made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one
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All the shots of Claire running from dinosaurs in high heels in
led to this much-deserved sendup
that puts high heels on everyone in the series. Even T-rex.
As the folks from XVP Comedy bill it:
You loved the endless running in high heels in Jurassic World... Now enjoy them in the entire Jurassic series!
The lovingly curated clip-clop sound effects are an especially nice touch.
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You'll always have time for breakfast once you learn how to cook an egg in just three seconds, thanks to this helpful video. Read the rest
Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugendō in a secluded mountain retreat. Read the rest
Dancer Silvia Pavone combined hula hoops and abstract projected animation to create a mesmerizing performance on The John Bishop Show. Read the rest
The Slow Mo Guys popped a six-foot water balloon after Dan struggled valiantly to squeeze inside. It's equal parts hilarity and suspense as the inevitable pop gets closer. Read the rest