via The Presurfer
The filmmakers behind the 1980 disaster film spoof Airplane! discuss the genesis of the memorable “jive” language spoken between two passengers and later translated to a flight attendant by Leave it to Beaver actor Barbara Billingsley.
We got to the point where, in order for it to be consistent, we need to have a key or a code so we could actually be able to have a sense of rhythm.
via Nate Bolt
Hardcore DEVO is a new concert film directed by Los Angeles filmmaker Keirda Bahruth that highlights new wave pioneers DEVO, focused on a ten-show tour in the summer of 2014 in which the band performed its earliest songs. The documentary will premiere at the Roxie movie theater in San Francisco on February 20, 2015.
via V. Vale
The 1974 pilot for a proposed animated series based on Mad Magazine has surfaced online. The show, which featured animation based on the work of iconic Mad artists like Don Martin, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, and Dave Berg never actually made it to television due to the perceived crude nature of its subject matter.
via Open Culture
A newly identified variety of snailfish spotted by a camera at a depth of 26,716 feet down in the Mariana Trench by University of Hawaii researchers has been recognized as the deepest living fish ever discovered. The fish has translucent fins and is propelled by a long, eel-like tail.
Snailfish are known to thrive at extreme depths: another variety, Pseudoliparis amblystomopsis, previously held the undisputed record for deepest-living fish at [25,272 feet].
MinutePhysics (previously) takes a behind-the-scenes trip to the offices of Airbus to explore how the company designs and creates a commercial airplane, including some of its more unorthodox procedures.
They even shoot several dead ducks into the engine at high speed to make sure it can continue to provide thrust if it encounters a flock of birds.
Obviously for sound people, with “Godzilla” there’s so much history and it’s so iconic, sonically.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
London-based photographer Jack Fisher traveled to the Netherlands to shoot time-lapse video of the Amsterdam Light Festival, an event that lasts several months and fills the Western European city full of illuminated sculptures, building projections, and other ongoing light shows.
VHX (previously) has launched an iOS app companion to its premium video sharing platform that makes it possible to watch videos on the go, stream them to other Apple devices via AirPlay, and share them through social media sites like Twitter. The app offers up access to the new VHX Library, which culls together all of the videos purchased through the service.
images via VHX