“Glas won master film maker Bert Haanstra a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Short Documentary in 1959. The film contrasts the production of hand made crystal from the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory with automated bottle making machines in the Netherlands. An industrial film with a bebop heart, its lyrical use of light and sound still looks and sounds fabulous, nearly 60 years after it was made.”
Wonderfully precise top spinning in Taiwan, heres the performers Facebook.
Filmed by Kuma Films.
It’s got it’s very own sweet little making of movie after the fold:
Continue reading Spintop Snipers | Amazing Top Trick Shots by Kuma Films
Shao, otherwise known as Michał Szałucho is a object manipulation artist from Poland. The focus of his Masked Man youtube channel is mostly buugeng and blade manipulations, but more recently he is playing with some new manipulation research with this Closed Circles video and the black box illusion. You can also find Shao on Facebook here.
There is an imaginative and magical place that exists in Nantes, France, an artistically inspired cross between the visions of Jules Verne and Leonardo DaVinci. A company called Les Machines has built enormous robotic marionettes, that walk, fly, cry, and even spit. These creatures are entirely built of exposed wires, wood and steel with no plastic to be found in any of their work. The Machines of the Isle is created by two artists, François Delarozière (La Machine) and Pierre Orefice (Manaus association). Delaroziére used to be a part of the company Royal de Luxe, but broke off his association with them in 2008 to develop his own company, La Machine.
Fresh! via Thrasher Magazine.
Even the briefcase stuff surprised me.
I have no idea what the name of this performer is. Can someone help? Guan-Ting Chen (陳冠廷) from Taiwan – see the comments.