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The Gorgeous Silhouette Shots of One of the Best Cinematographers of All Time

Roger Deakins is a cinematographer who’s worked on films such as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, Sicario, Skyfall, and many others that you’ve probably seen and loved. He has 13 Academy Award nominations for best cinematography and is responsible for so many beautiful shots and gorgeous films over the years that it’s obvious that he’s one of the most brilliant directors of photography ever. Just take a look at some of his work. Read More >>

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10 of the Most Gorgeous Uses of Colour in Film

Directors make so many filmmaking decisions that go unnoticed by casual viewers because we’re not paying close attention — but the use of colour isn’t one of them. Colour immediately stands out. Films can be hyper colourful and smack you with the entire colour wheel, or they can be totally muted and monochromatic. You’re able to recognise the aesthetic and intention because you have eyeballs (and are presumably not colorblind) and can see what the director wants to show you, because it’s literally right in front of you. Read More >>

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The Patterns That Come Out When Bubbles Freeze Are So Cool

My advice in surviving winter? Move somewhere warm. Can’t do that? Then just stay inside for three months. Can’t do that? Then... wait, why can’t you do that? Friend’s birthday? Forget about it. Dinner? Order in. Life? Experience it through videos on the Internet. Like this one by ZALUSKart, where bubbles freeze over and over again and reveal wonderful patterns right before they do. Read More >>

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Watch the Colours of the Four Seasons Get Recreated with Microscopic Footage

Winter is here and though it hasn’t overstayed its welcome just yet (it will), it’s still no fun to have to wear so many darn layers. Read More >>

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Seeing the Aurora Borealis’ Reflection on Water is So Cool

I was going to say my New Year’s resolution (and everyone who’s able) should be to see the Northern Lights in person, but I’m not sure seeing them with my own eyes can actually top the electric timelapses and stunning low light photography of them. This one by AD Photography shows the Aurora Borealis from Denmark and the orgy of dancing colours in the sky is just gorgeous. Seeing it bounce off the lake might be even better. Read More >>

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This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful

Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh’s Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures so seamlessly that it feels like the world is unfolding before you. It’s especially nice because it’s going in reverse, so you don’t see what you’re going to see next until you already see it. Uh, if that makes any sense. Read More >>

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It’s Almost Unfair How Stunning Iceland Looks in This Video

Seems like it’s been a while since we checked up on our favorite country via a sweeping nature video, so it’s good to know that, yup, Iceland is still the most visually stunningly place on Earth. The drone footage comes from the Highlands of Iceland, which are in the centre of the beautiful island, and feature a wonderful array of colours and landscapes. Read More >>

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Gorgeous Video Shows Crystals Forming from Up Close

Chemistry is a pretty science, especially in macro. Just check out the stunning crystallisation process of things like potassium chromate, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, and more. Read More >>

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Take In Every Little Detail of This Melting Flat Screen TV

With technology's trend toward sleek design and invisible components, it’s easy to forget that there are still a lot of little layers, pieces and ports on a modern flat screen. That is until you watch them up close and on fire. So go ahead, let the folks from Let’s Melt This burn that reminder into your memory by checking out this melting TV. [Let’s Melt This] Read More >>

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A Malfunctioning, Flaming Wind Turbine Is Actually Quite Beautiful

It’s unfortunate when a wind turbine, which can cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to build and install, malfunctions and breaks down. But sometimes the results can be quite beautiful, particularly when there’s fire involved and those massive blades keep spinning. Read More >>

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Mirrored Footage of Giant Soap Bubbles Is Better Than an Acid Trip

The same soap bubbles that fascinated you as a toddler can be just as engaging when you’re all grown up. They just need to be super-sized, filmed in glorious 4K, and then manipulated in post-production with a mirror effect that turns them into undulating alien-like blobs. Read More >>

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Glorious Footage of Animals in the Bitter Cold

Muskoxen look like mythical creatures, beasts you’d likely see in a museum or on TV. That’s because they’re animals from a prehistoric age. Rolf Steinmann made this short film In Between to show the animals life in the bitter cold of the Arctic and document their current plight. Read More >>

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Mixing Paint Together Is Gorgeously Stimulating

Put paint and oil and milk and soap together and what do you get? A lot of pretty. Thomas Blanchard continues his series of mixing paint and shooting it up close to create worlds of emotion and beauty through colour. What’s especially cool is how alive it all feels. Read More >>