Category Archives: Amazing Footage

Everything extreme and unexpected.

Alan Gogoll’s Stringscapes, Visible Sound…

The world of sound is naturally the realm of our ears but from time to time we get to experience a mild form of synaesthesia, the sensation of our senses become crossed, and in this case we get to see sound and the waveforms that it is constructed from.

Australian acoustic guitarist Alan Gogoll is well known around the world for his experimentation with Bells Harmonic, also sometimes called a pinched harmonic it is the generation of a bell like tone or harmonic by tapping and plucking the strings. In Alan’s latest videos we get to see these harmonic waveforms in action and they are both visually and audibly beautiful. Captured using specially constructed camera and guitar rigs the Stringscapes videos mix up your senses in the most stunning way.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the Stringscapes videos along with a quick tutorial on Gogoll’s Bells Harmonic playing technique. Sit back relax and prepare for a treat that will stimulate your visual and audio senses simultaneously.

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Flaming Gasoline down a Mine Shaft, the Flaming Hell Hole…

What happens when a group of lads combine a 250-foot-deep abandoned mine shaft with flammable liquids? Spectacular blow back, naturally. The remnants of the early mining days of the wild west in America the hell hole is aptly named as it seems to continue down all the way to Hades itself.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the flammable antics of a group of adventurous lads. Without a doubt this is one of those don’t try this at home moments, in fact just venturing near abandoned mine shafts is a dangerous activity, let alone combining flammable liquids and mine shafts. Sit back relax and from the relative comfort and safety of your living room chair enjoy the spectacular blowback from hell’s hole.

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Lightning from Above, Spectacular Sights at 40,000 Feet…

From our normal vantage point on the ground thunderstorms put on an amazing show but change your angle of perspective by 40,000 feet and these electrical discharges become spectacular. Filmed from the relative safety of a commercial airplane these thunder clouds can be seen to light up with lightning spreading throughout the cloud. Remember most of these cumulus congestus clouds are over 10 kilometres high and these flashes are spreading from the top to bottom in the blink of an eye.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the best videos capturing thunderstorms from above, as the pilots of these aircraft skirt around the edges of these unstable areas of the atmosphere. Sit back relax and from the safety of your lounge room chair enjoy these electrifying natural displays.

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Watching Soap Bubbles Freeze, Fascinating…

Blowing bubbles is a childhood pastime that almost everyone has enjoyed but it is a pastime that becomes truly stunning when enjoyed in freezing temperatures. Once the temperature outside dips below freezing the bubbles will lose their ability to be carried away on a breeze and instead slowly convert to a spherical icicle.

The process of this conversion is visually stunning as you watch ice crystals forming and growing with the soapy bubble becoming frozen. Ice crystals are usually elusive creatures and typically the process of their formation and growth is hidden from our eyes but through the magic of bubbles you can easily see this process in action.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos capturing this process in action. Having endured freezing temperatures these videographers captured one of nature’s incredible moments as liquid is transformed into a solid. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed by bubbles.

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Sacred Riana: The Ring Comes to Life to Scare Us All…

Magicians have a long history of entertaining the world with the impossible, Sacred Riana uses a rather unique approach, she not only entertains with the impossible but she also introduces scaring the pants off people as a form of entertainment.

Indonesia born Sacred Riana recently won the Asia’s Got Talent competition by literally giving the judges a serious case of the creeps. During her performances for AGT she takes the Ring persona right to the limit and it works, she did win after all. The resemblance is immediately noticeable but the twitching and lack of verbal communication lock in the persona.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest and greatest Sacred Riana scary moments, from her AGT winning performances to her The Next Mentalist video. Also included in this collection of videos is the interview with the girl behind the magic Marie Antoinette Riana Graharani. Sit back relax and prepare to be creeped out and amazed at the same time.

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Red Bull Rampage 2017, Insanity on 2 Wheels has Never Looked So Spectacular.

Red Bull loves to promote all things extreme in the sporting world but their Red Bull Rampage is arguably one of the most spectacular events their extreme minds have come up with. With stomach churning action, death defying leaps of faith and some of the most highly skilled mountain bike riders skirting along the cliffs of Virgin, Utah the 2017 Rampage is without a doubt the peak of extreme sports. Just watching the videos may cause some to break out in a cold sweet and vertigo induced head spins.

This years event was taken out by Canadian Kurt Sorge who became the first three time winner in the events history. Cam Zink and Rampage rookie Ethan Nell took out send and third places respectfully.

Presented for you viewing insanity is the craziest action on two wheels to be presented by Red Bull, an event that has redefined getting air with action that requires nerves of steel and a sense of balance that may just be verging on super human. Sit back and relax, but be sure to hang on tight and buckle yourself into your chair for this one, it really will cause your head to spin with the real chance of you falling out of your chair.

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Primitive Technology: Making a Natural Draft Furnace.

If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world there is one man you want in your new village, John Plant of the Primitive Technology website. Via his Primitive Technology site John has assembled a multitude of incredible videos that can teach you how to survive and thrive in a world where your two hands are the only technology you have to rely on.

Shot in far North Queensland the videos document projects ranging from a primitive hut that includes a ceramic tiled roof and the blast furnace you will need to make the tiles. Other fascinating projects include a water powered hammer and fresh water prawn traps. Everything is made using materials available in the bush and provides a fascinating look back at how humanity once thrived in the rain-forests of the world. If you thought living without your mobile phone for a day was a challenging experience try living in the jungle Primitive Technology style.

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Ken Block Smokes Pikes Peak, That’s Some Heavy Shit Man…

Ken Block and his crazy gang of Hoonigans are at it once again, actively converting rubber into smoke while capturing incredible adrenaline fuelled videos. Back behind the wheel of his 65 Mustang Block sets out to coat Pikes Peak in a fine layer of Toyo Tyres rubber. From start to finish this is 14,000 feet of Pikes Peak sideways action, edge defying, tyre shredding action.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest and possibly the scariest and edgiest death defying video captured by the Hoonigans. Just Ken Block, a Mountain and a hell of a drop off if he stuffs this one up, no room for second takes this time around. Frankly it is also the best video produced by the Block in a long while. So sit back, buckle up and remember to never look down, just don’t look down.

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Dominoes with Bricks, the Aussie Way…

Domino displays often involve 1000’s of coloured plastic tabs but in Australia we do things a little differently, take the Domino’s with Bricks video for example. A lesson in doing things differently the brickies in today’s video take all of the chain reaction brilliance of a domino display and combine it with the practicality of a house brick. Even the ending is a little different and just a little brilliant.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the simplest and most stunning over sized domino display of 2016. Only let down by the fact that no-one in the world wants to turn their smartphone sideways when filming or taking pictures. Sit back relax and prepare to be strangely satisfied by bricks falling over in a controlled fashion.

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Building a 70 Meter Tunnel over the Weekend, a Can Do Time-Lapse.

No matter what your political stance on China may be we all have to agree that they are an industrious nation. With a can do attitude and the resources to match they manage some incredible construction feats. Try building an entire 70 meter tunnel in under a four lane highway in two days on for size.

Presented for you viewing pleasure is the time-lapse of how you get things done, fast. A spectacular video that captures the relentless spread of bitumen, and the high tech life that rides on it. Sit back relax and prepare to experience two days in under four minutes flat.

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Apocalypse Drone, Syrian Aerial Footage.

New independent media channel Russian Insider and RussiaWorks.ru have teamed up to release intense drone footage of the latest country to be laid to waste by war. Filmed during a recent Syrian Army offensive on rebel held positions in the suburbs of Damascus the footage captures the overwhelming destruction in its rawest form, an apocalypse in motion.

The aerial footage was recorder during fierce clashes between the Russian backed Syrian Army and the American backed Islamic State soldiers. As buildings are pounded into dust, and dust is pounded into even finer dust it becomes no clearer why this is necessary.

If there is any question of whether and how an entire civilization can disappear here is the evidence happening before our very eyes.

Reference: RussiaWorks.ru
Reference: RussianInsider

China has the Most Insane Traffic Jams in the World.

What happens when over a billion people come home from holiday at the same time? The world’s largest traffic jam of course, a traffic jam that stretches for 100 kilometres and takes 10 days to clear. Technically not really the result of the countries massive population alone but instead combination of a massive population far exceeding the roads capacity. One of the greatest examples of the Three Stooges effect in the world. In the Stooges case when all three try to enter a doorway simultaneously they create their own door jam.

In the case of China’s national highway 110 the chronic congestion is caused by annual traffic growth of 40% each year along with some poorly timed roadworks (began 5 days before the traffic jam) that made this year’s traffic jam particularly severe. Demand has overtaken capacity to such an extent that the traffic jam has now become an annual event at the close of China’s Golden Week, the week the whole of China takes off. Some citizens have even given up on the holiday and simply drive up the highway turn around and drive home, slowly. Camping when the congestion gets bad, driving when possible. Ok that last part doesn’t really happen but tell me it doesn’t sound possible.

Presented for you viewing pleasure is the drone footage of the world’s worst traffic jam, a highway that appears to have been turned into a parking lot by the laws of physics (two solid objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time). Sit back relax and be sure to get comfortable, this could take a while.

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A Bear Rolling Down Hill.

As a crowd of onlookers laugh heartedly, with their tourist dollars hard at work a grizzly bear can be seen in the distance, barrel rolling down a hill? While barrel rolling downhill may not be the normal mode of transport for a grizzly on this day on this hill it was!

Located in Alaska’s beautiful Denali Nation Park it is often rare for tourists to spot a bear, only 350 call the park home, but recently one lucky group of tourists were audience to one hilarious bear demonstration. Some have accused the rolling bear of being a soused bear, but the truth is this is just a fun loving bear, just having some fun rolling and tumbling down the side of a mountain. A dizzy inducing roll that’s also a continuous back rub.  And at least he’s not chasing cheese, now that’s one strange pastime.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious rolling bear, will someone please get that bear a funny hat and a cane? Sit back relax and let the bear rolling begin.

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Slinky Master…

Let loose on a staircase and the Slinky seems to have a mind of its own, but put the Slinky in the hands of a Master and things quickly become incredible. YouTube channel RainbowPoopUnicorn has tracked down video evidence of one such master in action. Seeming to defy the laws of physics through an incredible sense of touch the Slinky Master is able to control the waves of energy running through the Slinky with incredible precision.

Presented for your viewing pleasure are the skills of a true master in action. Able to make this simple piece of coiled wire dance and writhe to his every whim to produce one incredibly hypnotic performance, this is the Slinky Master. Sit back, relax and prepare to be amazed by a Slinky dancing as you have never seen before.

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Speedriding: Skiing with a Parachute on…

The latest extreme sport to take over the world seems to be a logical progression until you see it in action, then the awesome becomes apparent. Speedriding has been evolving for the last decade and like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich it seems to have evolved from two things we love being combined to produce massive amounts of awesome.  Not only does Speedriding double down on awesome but it also lets the intrepid skiers go places that till now have been inaccessible and unrideable on skies alone.

When skiing down near vertical inclines it may seem logical to strap a parachute to your back just in case, but the real moment of genius occurred when someone decided to try it with the parachute open, this is I suspect is the moment of creation for this incredible new sport.

Giving the world a taste of this new extreme sport the soon to be released Speedriding film ‘The Unrideables‘ takes viewers over the edge of the impossible precipice and into world of awesome.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest Redbull film to capture the extreme pastime of incredible people. The juxtaposition of two extreme sports created by one simple what if moment. Sit back, relax and let the adrenaline rush begin.

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The World’s Craziest Teeterboard Flips Video

Devinsupertramp have once again taken a seemingly simple piece of gym equipment and turned it into an amazing video. This time around capturing the teams incredible gymnastic abilities with a teeterboard, a specialized seesaw. Join Devin and his band of flying acrobats in  ‘World’s Craziest Teeterboard Flips’, a demonstration of extreme human agility.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the incredible flying teeter brothers, also known as Devinsupertramp. Watch in awe as the tramps flip and cartwheel through the air with ease. So sit back, relax and remember not to try this at home, your couch is not a trampoline.

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The Catchiest White Guy Rap of All Time, Rhett Parks Cattle Auctioneer…

Applying a light remix to the endless chatter that is a auctioneer’s call has resulted in one of the catchiest little tunes to come from an unexpected place. And a surprise video that is the exception to the rule that white guys can’t rap, especially when wearing a hat.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the hilarious white guy rap extraordinaire Rhett Parks. It is truly amazing what you can achieve with a catchy back beat. Sit back, relax and let the white guy ghetto speak to you.

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