Gavin Free captured footage of Dan Gruchy doing side flops and back flops into a swimming pool in the latest video by The Slow Mo Guys (see previously). They filmed this episode at 1,600 frames per second using a Phantom Flex camera.
Game designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons analyzes the tutorial mechanics from the video game Portal in a video narrated by Daniel Floyd. The analysis is part of the Design Club series by the folks at Extra Credits (see previously).
How does Portal teach an entirely unfamiliar mechanic in a way that feels simple and natural? Game Designer Dan “OtherDan” Emmons walks through the very first levels.
Olivier Yorgandjian of Annecy, France has created a compilation of first-person crash video shot by drones racing around a forest in a manner similar to the speeder chases on Endor in Return of the Jedi. The videos were created in connection with the Airgonay French drone club, which has put on similar events in the past.
João Silvestrini of Barretos, Brazil has trained a hummingbird to come into his kitchen to feed. The bird is willing to fly quite close to Silvestrini and the elderly man seems to enjoy talking to the bird (the bird can be heard occasionally chirping throughout its visit.) About midway through the video, the bird flies away, only to return when Silvestrini calls to it.
“Find Momo” is an adorable photo project by Ontario-based photographer and designer Andrew Knapp in which he challenges the viewer to locate his clever (and well-camouflaged) Border Collie, Momo. Knapp recently expanded the project to include a photo book. Those interested can follow the project on Knapp’s Instagram account.
photos by Andrew Knapp
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How to draw a perfect circle. Learn this simple technique to help you draw a near perfect circle freehand. Could be useful for drawing charts and diagrams, and sketches, or just use it to challenge your friends in a ‘who can draw the neatest freehand circle’ competition!
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