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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.