Motodrom | A Short Film by Jörg Wagner is a 9-minute film about people racing motorcycles and cars around the walls of a circular tower. Shot in black and white and lacking dialog, this film depicts stunt riding through a mesmerizing and artistic lens. It's incredible how these talented guys can defy gravity as they speed around and around. There's a crowd gathered around the top of the tower, peering in and gasping in fear for the riders' safety at times. I would love to see this in person someday.
Have you met Laughing Sal before? If you have, you'll surely remember her wicked laugh, gap-toothed grin, and uncanny electronic motions. Laughing Sal, also referred to as "Laffing Sal, Laffin' Sal, Sally, ect." was originally made in the 1920s and 30s by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) of Germantown, Pennsylvania. Sal was built for the… READ THE REST
[The following is from my newsletter, The Magnet] When I was in high school, I worked on a carnival that traveled around rural Colorado and Wyoming. I manned a basketball game, which was called "Mini-Hoops." It had been called "Basketball Toss" but a couple of years before I started working there the Rocky Mountain Strike… READ THE REST
Aaron Fechter is the creator of the Rock-afire Explosion, the animatronic band that made greasy memories at Showbiz Pizza throughout the 1980s. He also insists he's the inventor of Whac-A-Mole, based on a similar Japanese game that he saw in 1976, although the company that popularized it call bullshit on that claim. Now, Fechter has… READ THE REST
Following more than a full year of stay-at-home lifestyles for millions, many Americans have been presented opportunities to pursue postponed travel plans and discuss new trips. Although international journeys may remain a bit trickier, there's no time like the present to begin preparing. If future travels are your motivation or you simply desire to expand your communication… READ THE REST
Whether it's promotional videos for your business or memorable trips to far-off lands, shots taken from a birds-eye view can really ramp up your photography and video game. And thanks to the wide range of drones you can find out there today, creators of all experience levels can experiment with this art. And luckily for… READ THE REST
Just because you're not a graphic designer in the traditional sense doesn't mean you can't benefit from the many creative programs Adobe has to offer. Easily some of the most popular digital creative tools in the world, Adobe software offers users a streamlined, efficient creative process, whether it be for work, personal projects, and everything… READ THE REST