Move over paintbrushes, time for your fingers to do the heavy lifting (not quite like my kindergarten). Watch as artist David Jon Kassan uses nothing but his fingers and his iPad and the brushes app to create a distinctly old world portrait. Originally, filmed as a live demo over 3 hours in his Brooklyn studio on Monday June 21st. This is some fun stuff!
Riding & Filming the Waves
Adrenaline rush without the effort, yes it would be even better to actually participate. This cool film of windsurfing Lac Bay Bonaire in 2010 is captured with a Kodak ZX3 Playsport and a Gorillapod on a Tabou Rocket 105, JP Supersport 65 and 69 and the JP Funride 130 with Ezzy Freerider 4 sails. Ok, that’s a lot of detail about the equipment, but it does make for a fun ride.
CNET Hits the Road
Daniel Terdiman, a reporter for CNET once again has started out on his yearly road trip where he explores technology and geekiness in different parts of the country. This year, all eyes are on the Eastern Seaboard as he heads off in his loaned out Porsche and his trunk full of goodies including, of course, a Gorillapod.
Here are more details about his trip:
CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is back on the road again. This year, beginning June 24, he’ll be driving a car loaded down with tech gear thousands of miles up and down the East Coast, searching for the most interesting spots for technology, military, research and development, naval shipbuilding, and more. He’ll begin at a NASA facility in Virginia, hit induction day at the Naval Academy, watch paper money get made in Washington D.C., and coins get made in Philadelphia, and see how the famous PostSecret project comes together. Come along for the ride, all without leaving your computer.
Istanbul’s Blue Mosque Time-Lapse
As a co-worker lamely (shhh…don’t tell him I said that) stated while looking over my shoulder, “those people sure are walking fast.” This gorgeously shot footage of Istanbul by day and night was shot with a Nikon D3 and Gorillapod Focus. You can find out more about the set-up for the time-lapse video on Richard Peters’ Photography blog.
A Little Press
Apparently, Dads do the craziest things. The range of activities which make Dads great seemed as abundant as the number of Dads out there. From hiking to hunting to being the center of attention, fathers in the Dad in his Natural Habitat embraced their favorite activities with gusto…even if they were just hanging out half-naked and transferring money to their daughter’s bank account (yep, I am not making this stuff up).
And now, the winners!
Let’s Get This Party Started
A reliable source tells me this is an awesome track by Swedish House Mafia. While this may not be the best version of it, the Joby Gorillapod walk-on roll is stellar.
Engadget admires Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X Strength and Flexibility
Yes, it does sound like the Gorillapod is moonlighting as a gymnast, but the review of the super sturdy flexible tripod and ballhead is all good. Check out the Engadget review of the Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X.
Another smart use of the Gorillamobile takes places many feet up in the air, this enhanced cockpit makes for some friendlier – or at least more easily navigable skies. Thanks@egid for the photo!
Joby Gorillapod Tip
This short and sweet Gorillapod tip can be really useful when filming indoors (or at the very least close to a door). The basic premise of this tip, is to use the natural swing and smoothness of a door on its hinges to pan a space easily and fluidly for filming or taking time-lapse photos.
Flickr Gorillapod Love Favorite Recent Photo[Annabanana] recently upload a number of beautiful long exposure night shots of London. The vibrant streams of light captured using her Nikon D40, Nikkor AFS DX 18-55mmF/3.5-5.6G II lens and of course a Gorillapod SLR Zoom brings new life to a familiar view of the London night sky. I particularly enjoy the ghosting of the man in the red parka on the right and the point in the distance where the beams of light begin to curve against the Parliamentary Buildings.
Gorillatorch is Hot for Father’s Day
So, you have less than 3 days to get your act together for Father’s Day and according to many sources, one of the best gift for father’s day is the Gorillatorch and the Gorillatorch Flare. On Wednesday, we were featured as part of the “Best Father’s Day Ever.” The quality of the video is imperfect but the Gorillatorch does shine (sorry had to go there).
Spain needs a little loving today (if you don’t know what I am referring to, you clearly haven’t been paying enough attention to the World Cup). And, what is a better way to spread some cheer than with some fantastic art?
The World Premiere for Joby Pro Team Member Patrick Trefz’s feature film entitled “Idiosyncracies” took place at the Surfilm Festival in San Sebastian, Spain on June 11th. This “exploration of unique minds in surfing” peers into the lives of surfing masters including; Richard Kenvin, Andrew Kidman, Lance Ebert, Christian Beamish, Tom, Leeann, Frank and Pat Curren, Bill and Josh Mulcoy.
You can see the trailer to the film below…yes, you will want to watch it multiple times.
In addition to the launch of the feature film, Trefz also mounted an art show showcasing his lucid and beautiful images of surfing and surf culture.
And, if you weren’t feeling the Spanish love yet, these fantastic images of San Sebastian (one of my personal favorite places) are just gorgeous and so envy-worthy.
Gorillatorch Flare Launch
Clearly the big news this week was the lively launch of … Gorillatorch Flare. What you were thinking of another (to be remain unnamed) product launch? Gorillatorch Flare has been lighting up the press and we are excited to have this super high-quality light in our array. Perhaps the most hilarious press hit this week was a piece in Wired that may (just maybe) have taken the “red light” analogy a little far. Then again, as someone who grew up listening to the Police, it is a pretty catchy turn of phrase (although perhaps not in the mouth of a 8 year old).
In addition, Gorillatorch Flare was awarded a great piece of bling! The newest kid on the block was selected as a Hot Pick in this year’s 2010 Digital Life Expo in Australia.
Gorillapod Focus meets Miami Vice
Bow-chicka-bow-bow. This week Photography Bay, who recently came up with the awesome idea to drive around the a Gorillapod Magnetic attached to their car, returns with this excellent review, showing off some of the wonders of the Gorillapod Focus and Ballhead X combination.
Dad in his Natural Habitat
As a friendly reminder – Father’s day is coming soon and time is running out to take advantage of Free Shipping on Joby.com and to enter the Dad in his Natural Habitat Photo Contest. Enjoy!
Didn’t think you could love a flashlight more than the Gorillatorch? Surprise!
Introducing the Gorillatorch Flare – the world’s most versatile flashlight! This hands-free flashlight is armed with 6 different light settings including: soft, medium and ultra-bright white light, a red light setting perfect for seeing in the dark and strobing red and white lights. You can read the full press release here or learn more about this fantastic new product in the video below.
Yes, it is my breakout role. If you are interested, you can call my agent.
Who’s in the Kitchen with Joby?
It appears as if some people in the office just can’t leave work at home, no matter what they do. This Joby employee-created spice rack, is a playful and fun alternative to the conventional kitchen. Maybe this cheeky use of the product will inspire your next food masterpiece. Or, just make your next cooking disaster easier to recover from.
Gorillatorch Takes Father’s Day by Storm
Father’s day is fast approaching and Joby products are on many gift givers list. This week Joby Gorillatorch soared to the top of Amazon charts as the bestselling flashlight and ranked in the top #5 in the Home Improvement category. Go, Gorillatorch, Go!
Joby Sponsors Photography Fest in July
Joby is happy to sponsor the Power of Photography Show & Expo again this year in Florida. Even though the event isn’t until July they sent out this lovely poster to help promote the event!
Late Night Shoot Out
Travel to Zagreb and witness a side by side comparison…sorry, an impression… of night shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II vs. a Panasonic DMC GFI. This fun comparison of expensive vs. accessible camera gear and accessories is a great read. Here are the details on this evening adventure of side by side shooting on Veo el Mundo blog.
This super creative LEGO printer is hilarious. I love watching the little LEGO men fueled vignettes as the felt tip pen creates it’s magic.
Last month the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) which seeks to be a global summit of what’s best and next in design took place in New York City. Capping off the event of fabulous and innovative design was the ICFF Editors Award. This year the ICFF proclaimed panel of the “hippest and most in-the-know U.S. and international editors” included; Arlene Hirst, Anniina Koivu of Abitare, Jessica Johnson of Azure, Stefano Casciani of Domus, Sam Grawe of Dwell, Gilda Bojardi of Interni, Chantal Hamaide of Intramuros, Susan S. Szenasy of Metropolis, Benjamin Kempton of Wallpaper*.
We were thrilled to see some of our closest friends in the design community take home top honors. It doesn’t hurt that two of them in particular have been integral to making our new office space so amazing. Last year, the brains and skill behind our great white table; Council Design, took home top prize for furniture design. This year, Joby friend and designer of the wonderful orange lights that illuminate our space, Peter Stathis won for the lighting category.