Started a new project. Let me know what you think!
When looking for a mate, this magnificent bird will draw out its antennae like plumage and sing the most elaborate song it can put together. It mimics the sounds of just about anything inhabiting the forest it lives in. If only getting a date was as easy as doing a good impression of a chainsaw…
Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants, consuming any living animal that falls into its trap. The plant lures its prey by presenting itself in an array of colors as well as nectar. Once they take the bait, the prey fall into its cavity of which it can’t escape. It is too slippery and difficult for most insects to get out. After it’s been trapped, the insect will drown in the fluid at the bottom of the cavity, being digested slowly. It has been reported some pitcher plants have captured larger prey such as small rodents and birds.
The interesting thing about it’s digestive system is that once a pitcher undergoes indigestion, it’ll remove itself from the rest of the plant, and a new pitcher will grow in it’s place. So that’s how plants go to the bathroom huh?
In the video you will find some beautifully orchestrated scenes of the plant’s growth and development. Truly remarkable. Enjoy!
I was speaking with my good friend Ryan Commins about his recent short film RELAPSE shot entirely on the iPhone4 and both Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka came up in conversation. If you have the time it’s well worth the sit down watch through, or just click around and let it ride a little bit on your break from work. Have a happy friday and a pleasant weekend everyone! – BNICE
An art-house circuit sensation, this feature-length documentary is visually arresting and possesses a clear, pro-environmental stance. Koyaanisqatsi is composed of nature imagery, manipulated in slow motion, double exposure or time lapse, juxtaposed with footage of humans’ devastating environmental impact on the planet. The message of director Godfrey Reggio is clear: humans are destroying the planet, and all of human progress is pointlessly foolish.
-MGM Digital Media
Check out this newly completed short film by Ryan Michael Commins. All footage was captured with Apple’s iPhone 4 HD camera. It is quite remarkable to have an individual with such a great sense of their surroundings and to have the immediacy of a simple high end device to capture these passing moments in everyday life. Ryan is a brilliant artist and one of those great story tellers who will have an entire group of bystanders in silent laughter. Whether his ideas materialize into film, words, or sketches on a brown paper bag, he is always true to his voice and continues to be an artistic muse on many levels.
Read more on his blog @
Selected Works of Victor Farnsworth