Started out as just a collection of snaps as I stripped down an engine bought off ebay. (To replace my old engine, which had suffered catastrophic failure). The snaps were so that I remembered how everything went, so I could put it back together again.
Then I realised it'd be quite cool to make it an animation. found some suitable music, rekindled my ancient knowledge of Premiere, storyboarded it, shot it as I worked on the engine (my poor DSLR got covered in engine oil), this was the result.
The music is "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" from Edvard Griegs "Peer Gynt Suite." I own a suitable license for this piece of music, supplied by Chris Worth Productions.
A Time-Lapse Road Trip Across the Entire United States. From Jean-Paul Tremblay. In January 2014, I drove across the US from New York City to Los Angeles with a GoPro Hero 3+ mounted to the car's windshield, capturing the entire trip with time-lapse photos taken roughly every 30 seconds on average (give or take some battery charging issues).
You’ll see the same blizzards, dust storms, mountains, deserts and sunsets I saw. The route went via the southern roads and highways, from New York to New Jersey, into Pennsylvania, into Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, through New Mexico and Arizona and finally, California.
The music is a medley of many songs on the soundtrack to my indie full-length feature film Wildlife, which is ALSO about a road trip, but fictionalized and absurd. The score is by Alessio Natalizia from the bands Walls, Not Waving, and Banjo or Freakout, and is an energetic mix of electronic textures and 4/4 rhythms and shoegaze guitar vignettes.
Claude Lelouch's Rendevous is undoubtedly the first, and one of the most influential viral car videos of all time. In Paris, Alex retraces Lelouch's famous high-speed illegal race through the city, detailing behind-the-scenes facts about the run.
Mon Oct 28 2013 16:17:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
How to Take Photographs of Cars
Edited by Lewis Collard. Do you want to turn those boring snapshots of your car into much stronger photographs that would look great on your wall? Read on for some tips. Continued from above link.
Thu Jun 13 2013 13:10:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Here’s some exceptional, seldom-seen film footage of the inaugural 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Sweepstakes.
Sometimes it can be difficult to wrap our heads around the concept that the Indianapolis 500 is now more than 100 years old. Auto racing seems like such a contemporary enterprise.
But watch this film and the realization is driven home: It truly was a different world in 1911. Take the moment in the lead image above, for example: Here’s a race car crash attended to by soldiers on horseback. There are jaw-dropping wonders in every second of footage here. We all carry around our little mental snapshot of the first Indy 500: winner Ray Harroun, average speed 74.602 mph, so on—but it represents only a tiny sliver of what actually happened that day.
In watching the film, most of all you may be amazed that a hundred people weren’t killed—only one, riding mechanic Sam Dickson. Thrown from the Simplex driven by Arthur Greiner, he was reportedly killed instantly. National guardsmen then had to beat back the mob of gawkers with their rifle butts to clear a path for the physicians.
There’s so much going on here that simply defies description. All we can say is watch.
Mon Mar 11 2013 16:25:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Andy Samberg stars as Rod Kimble, a stuntman with a fake mustache and a dream, in this outrageous comedy so unpredictable you won't know what hit you! Rod has never landed a jump without wiping out. His family and friends think he's a joke. And, to top it off, his stepfather Frank uses him as his own personal pinching bag. But he's not going to let a few minor problems keep him from the biggest stunt of his life!
Co-starring Isla Fisher and Ian McShane, Hot Rod is "very, very funny from start to finish" and scales the heights of hilarity as Rod defies death to win the money, win the girl and, ultimately, win some respect. $14.99After making a name for himself on SNL through a series of shorts, particularly viral video favorite "Lazy Sunday," the way was clear for Andy Samberg to segue to the big screen. Directed by SNL scribe Akiva Schaffer, Hot Rod proves his humor works best in small doses. Then again, producer Will Ferrell got his start in A Night at the Roxbury. In his first starring role, Samberg is amateur stuntman Rod Kimble. To raise money for his ailing stepfather, Frank (played with devilish glee by Deadwood's Ian McShane), Rod plans to jump 15 school buses on a moped. With support from his crew, which includes SNL's Bill Hader and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Rod trains for the big event. All the while, Denise (Fisher) is seeing obnoxious attorney Jonathan (Will Arnett, Arrested Development). Lack of physical dexterity aside, Rod prevails through pure dogged determination. You've seen it before, and if you can't get enough of this sort of thing, you'll see it again. Hot Rod is the kind of slapdash comedy that neglects to provide its hero with an age, a job, or even a hometown. But don't count Samberg out. Given time, he may yet craft a persona that doesn't borrow so heavily from the man-boy antics associated with Ferrell and Adam Sandler. Still, Hot Rod would've worked better with the funnier, more sympathetic Jorma Taccone, who plays Rod's half-brother, in the lead--on the other hand, that's the same formula that made Napoleon Dynamite a hit. --Kathleen C. Fennessy