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Vaporeon stampede Central Park, NYC

What happens when hundreds of people are gathered at the edge of Central Park to play Pokemon Go at 11pm’ish and a Vaporeon shows up in the park? Well….this!

I didn’t catch the front of the pack that was sprinting into the park like a herd of wildebeest. Special shout out to the guy at the start of the video that jumped out of his car, left the engine running, and darted off to claim the grand prize.

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The Lone Man Building a Cathedral By Hand

For 53 years, Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral by hand on the outskirts of Madrid almost entirely by himself. Gallego has no formal architecture or construction training, but that hasn’t stopped him from toiling on this herculean task. At 90 years old, Gallego knows that he will not be able to finish the project in his lifetime. But he keeps at it anyway, day after day, driven by his faith.

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NATURE THROUGH MALICK

There is no auteur in cinema with such a distinctive visual style as Terrence Malick. One key visual element that stands out is the focus on nature. In all Terrence Malick’s films, nature always plays a central character. Being nature itself or the elements of nature, they are as crucial as the actual human protagonists in the telling of the story, much like a third character.

The films included are:

Badlands (1973)
Days of Heaven (1978)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The New World (2005)
The Tree of Life (2011)
To the Wonder (2012)
Knight of Cups (2015)

Music: Hanan Townshend- Marina’s Theme overture (To the wonder OST)

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Blade Runner – Autoencoded: Full film

A frame by frame reconstruction of the film Blade Runner using a type of artificial neural network called an autoencoder.

The model is a variational autoencoder trained with a learned similarity metric [Larsen et al. 2015 – http://j.mp/1RRgaCW] that I implemented in TensorFlow at a resolution of 256×144. It has been trained on every individual frame of Blade Runner for 6 epochs before reconstructing the film.

This video is the outcome from a research project as carried out for my dissertation of the Msci in Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Read more about the project in my medium piece: http://j.mp/1XlibAb

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40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972)

In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced. It includes some “making of” footage (around 1:30) and some other early experiments. Read more at http://j.mp/21XboLR.

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First and Final Frames of Series

BEWARE, THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SPOILERS OF:
Hannibal
Twin Peaks
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
Prison Break
The Sopranos
Californication
The Wire
Frasier
Oz
The Newsroom
Carnivale
Lost
Rome
Six Feet Under
Sons of Anarchy
Dexter
Friends

In this recompilation you’ll find the first and last shot of some of the best TV series of the latest times.
Of course, it’s not about every single one of the tv series just some of the best.

Inspired by: Jacob T. Swinney
You can find his video here: http://j.mp/1SHjDoi

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