Twelve Impressive Long Takes Filmed in Movies

Cinefix has created a video that features twelve impressive long takes filmed in movies. According to Wikipedia, a long take is “an uninterrupted shot in a film which lasts much longer than the conventional editing pace either of the film itself or of films in general, usually lasting several minutes.” You can view the full list of movies from this video on YouTube.

Entertaining Bar Graph Comparing the Awesome Qualities of Cats Versus the Awesome Qualities of Dogs

Cats vs. Dogs

This entertaining bar graph created by Doghouse Diaries compares the awesome qualities of cats (tail, agility and hygiene) versus those of dogs (disposition, speed and protectiveness), although actual results may vary. When it comes down to it, however, comparing cats to dogs is like comparing apples to oranges. They are both different and wonderful; neither one better nor worse than the other.

The Restart Page, An Online Recreation of Classic Operating System Restart Sequences

The Restart Page

The Restart Page is an online recreation of several operating system restart sequences created by Soon in Tokyo and rehabstudio. Windows, Mac OS, and Linux are all represented, and the website allows users to step through a full sequence as if they were actually rebooting a computer with that operating system installed.

via Doobybrain, The Awesomer

Missing Lincoln, Nebraska Toddler Found at Bowling Alley Playing Inside a Stuffed Animal-Filled Claw Machine

A toddler in Lincoln, Nebraska recently ran away from his home and got himself stuck inside of a Bowling Alley claw machine. As employees tried to locate the boy’s mother and find a way to get him out, the 3-year-old enjoyed playing with all of the stuffed animals that were packed into the machine.

Omaha’s KETV NewsWatch 7 has reported further on the story:

Soon after, the mother was reunited with the child, who is doing fine. The vendor even gave the boy a stuffed animal from the machine. Police said the mother was not cited because she contacted police as soon as she realized her son was missing.

Claw Machine Kid

video via KETV NewsWatch 7

via KETV, Go Magazine, Jeff Slobotski

Record Store Day, An Annual Celebration of Independently Owned Record Stores

Record Store Day

This Saturday, April 19th, record stores on six continents will be celebrating Record Store Day, an annual event honoring independently owned and operated music shops. Created in 2007 and kicked off the following year, the event is marketed by limited edition album releases and live in-store performances.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.

You can locate a participating shop in your area by visiting the official Record Store Day site.

‘Epic Pen Spinning’, Writing Instrument Manipulation Turned Into an Art Form

“Epic Pen Spinning” by Taiwanese production company Kuma Films features a day in the park with pen spinning pair Ian Jenson and PPM. The result is a set of tricks that takes the form of contact juggling far beyond the idle fiddling most of us are accustom to, with flips in the air, person to person transfers and full body contact. PPM is currently competing in the video-based Pen Spinning World Cup 2014, in which he is a semi-finalist.

via The Kid Should See This

Genesis 2014, Classic Video Games in the Style of Early Renaissance Painter Fra Angelico by Dan Hernandez

Seige of Intelari Stronghold
Seige of Intelari Stronghold

Artist Dan Hernandez has reimagined classic video game titles in the style of early renaissance painter Fra Angelico for his new solo art exhibit, Genesis 2014. His collection of artwork is currently being displayed at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York City until April 26th, 2014.

The exhibit’s title ”Genesis 2014” refers to the artist’s on-going visual dialogue of religion, mythology, and pop culture. Hernandez blurs boundaries, rearranges hierarchies, and calls into question our notions of iconography, collectibles, violence and devotion. The title not only references the biblical Book of Genesis, but also the video game console Sega Genesis that was a defining moment in pop culture, especially for those in the artist’s generation.

Treasures of Castle Atega
Treasures of Castle Atega

The Miracles of San Sagatarido
The Miracles of San Sagatarido

Defenders of Ataros
Defenders of Ataros

Segacielo Civita
Segacielo Civita

Wall Fragment
Wall Fragment

images via Kim Foster Gallery

via ARTnews