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…It’s Movie Monday: Parkour Motion Reel?

Parkour Motion Reel

The Parkour Motion Reel shows that with a little post-production, a lot of drawing ability, and a ton of patience, you can create something truly unique that brings a few simple sheets of folded paper to life:

…It’s Website Wednesday: The Places We Live?

The Places We Live

The Places We Live is a fascinating look at some of the poorest slums on earth.

It’s the work of Jonas Bendiksen, who traveled to Caracas, Venezuela; Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya; Dharavi, Mumbai, India; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 2005 to 2007, documenting life in these slums, and capturing images of the diversity of personal histories and outlooks found in these dense neighborhoods that, despite commonly held assumptions, are not simply places of poverty and misery.

Yet slum residents continuously face enormous challenges such as the lack of health care, sanitation, and electricity.

The site does really well at simulating the experience of living in the slums, and you can listen to a narration of numerous different stories told by the people who lived them as you examine their home and listen to the sounds of the slums all around you.

In addition to the website, Jonas has also published a book that includes 20 double-gatefold images, each representing an individual home and its denizens’ stories.

[The Places We Live]

[Via: Kottke]

…It’s Movie Monday: The Juiced Carrots?

The Juiced Carrots

The Juiced Carrots is a rather unique short that uses stop-motion and eerie sound effects to give life to an otherwise ordinary task:

…Hulu is growing?


As a major supporter of the Hulu movement, I’m glad to see that they’re continuing to develop the online TV alternative with new shows and exclusive viewings.

Their “Fall Premiere Lineup” includes favorites like “Bones,” “Heroes,” “House,” “The Office,” “Family Guy,” “The Simpsons,” “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Crusoe,” and “30 Rock”, while shows like “Knight Rider,” “Chuck,” “Life,” and “Lipstick Jungle” are even slated to debut on Hulu more than a week before they go live on broadcast TV.

Even the technology continues to improve, as more and more shows are available in 480p for resolutions that approach HD. (And on most computer monitors, you’d probably never notice any difference above 480p, though that’s not true if you’ve got your computer hooked into your home entertainment system.)


[Via: Mashable]

…It’s Movie Monday: J.O.B.: A Short Surf Film

Red Bull would like to remind you that your life sucks.

Ok, so maybe that’s a little harsh, but their film, titled J.O.B.: A Short Surf Film, compares the lives of a suit and a surfer with a rather unsurprising conclusion: surfing is more fun than working a 9 to 5.

However, despite the fact that this is obvious surf propaganda, it does serve as a good reminder that sometimes, life is just more fun when you spend time outside of convention.