Video Round Up: Summer 2016

Widespread access to video has revolutionized our ability to share information and stories. From time lapses and slow motion to video essays and micro documentaries, we can explore the wonders of our world like never before. Sound and image adds layers of complexity to the written word. In turn, multimedia is also refining the role of traditional writing. The following samples of my summer favorites are intended to get your feet wet. As the year progresses, we’ll dive a little deeper into the analytics. Until then, enjoy!

 

Something Sped Up

Colors of New York   When I was in New York for producing timelapse in a cold winter time, I encountered streets bustling with nightlife, non-stopping lights and subways, ferries, stream of people etc. The gigantic city, to me, was a big melting pot of all sorts of colors. So I tried to express the colors.  Music by Son Lux - Lost it To Trying ( Paper Towns Mix ) https://vimeo.com/sonlux

Something Slowed Down

Gav and Dan never fully grew up. I'd say about 90%. In this video they used the remaining 10% to poorly construct a lego city and then make a plane have a big accident on it. Subscribe to the 2nd channel! - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheSlowMoGuys2 Follow Gav on Twitter - https://twitter.com/GavinFree Follow Dan on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DanielGruchy Watch our favourite videos!

Something to Save Money

"Freemium" games can end up gaming gamers. If you've ever made an in-app purchase of a game's currency, this video can inspire you to calculate just how much leveling up can cost.

Something Out of This World

Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before.

Someone Without Limitations

Matt Stutzman was born without arms. But that hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the world's best archers. In fact, he competes professionally for the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team and even set the Guinness World Record for longest accurate shot in archery. In Stutzman's words, "no matter what the challenge is, you can overcome it."

Someone Unconventional

Moonlight Sonata (3rd Movement) Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged for electric guitar by Dr.Viossy, played by Tina S (17 y.o). Filmed and taught by Renaud Louis-Servais (http://www.youtube.com/renaudls)

Something Happening

From product reviews and instructional videos to documenting our daily experience, vlogs (Video Blogs) are an emerging form reflection. Additionally, the video essay is quickly shaping how we share knowledge today. This video by The Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak, combines the best of both worlds by explaining the evolution of vlogger Casey Neistat.

Something Beautified

In Mexico, the Ministry of the Interior launched an art project as a way of promoting peace in Las Palmitas, Pachuca, a city that has been plagued by violence. The project, "Pachuca Paints Itself," brought residents together, including gang members, who painted more than 200 homes side by side.

Something for Everyone

One of the greatest honors of being a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator community is the work we do to ensure our content is accessible to everyone. Apple takes tremendous pride in building incredibly complex services into their devices. None of these tools are an afterthought. They're built from the ground up alongside their products. 

Something Else for Everyone

Technology has a language. It's called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

Something Created

During the Apple Distinguished Educator Worldwide Institute, we had the opportunity to rent some bicycles and get out and about around Berlin before making our way over to an event at the Apple Store. Exploring the city with other folks who enjoy creating media just for the sake of making changed the experience. It gave us a chance to see our surroundings more closely than we otherwise would have. Wes, an audio guy, ran around capturing the sounds while Dom and I scouted for shots.

Something Between the Pages

There's something magical about hearing a book talk straight from the person who wrote it. During the International Literacy Association's conference, Abrams hosted a lunch to give us a chance to hear about some of their highly anticipated new titles directly from their authors. Knowing how captivating Jonathan Auxier is, I pulled out my phone for this clip of him giving the group a little background about his newest book, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard.

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