Friday Finds: Stop Motion Videos and Gorillatorch Blade Shout Outs

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Hello Creactives,

It is still Friday…really… and somewhere in the Pacific it is the middle of the day, so it must be time for Friday Finds.

We have some absolutely fantastic stop motion videos this week.  Executed,  of course, with a Gorillapod. The first one has a lovely twist about halfway through and is beautifully rendered with a touch of whimsy.

Pensées Effeuillées from Aziz Oulhiyane on Vimeo.

The second is another stop-motion film utilizing Legos and humor.

Gorillatorch Blade Takes Aim

It’s been quite a debut for Gorillatorch Blade, with Wired’s claims that it is “tough enough to kill Vampires,” Mashable‘s correct assertion that “it cuts through the darkness,” and Engadget‘s claim that it  is slim.

But before that, we had this great write-up in the Wall Street Journal’s The Fixer column for the Gorillapod. Making it even more appealing, it came with a clever title, “Me, Myself (My Thumb, My Arm) and My Camera.”

130 Lumens of Rechargeable Light – Gorillatorch Blade

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The high performance,  precision, hands-free and modular flashlight for the DIYer is now a reality.  The Gorillatorch Blade combines 130 Lumens of CREE LED light with the precise positioning  of 360° pan and 180° tilt. The spot to flood light profile allows for exactly the right lighting for the task at hand.

Perfect for any work environment, the rugged, aircraft quality aluminum exterior is scratch and water resistant. It can even last all day long thanks to a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can be charged using the including AC adapter or USB cord. And, to make it even better it comes with powerful magnetic feet and the flexible, bendable legs that allow the Gorillatorch Blade to find the perfect position in any environment whether it be a workbench, a car or server room.

Friday Finds: Sock Photography, a Large Gorillatorch and a Mini Car

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Happy Friday Creactives,

Having spent this morning freezing on the Golden Gate Bridge (you’ll find out soon enough why). This tender ode to socks really captured my fancy. Shot with Nikon and Gorillapod SLR Zoom and Ballhead as part of a 365 project, exhibits a gentle journey in reverse motion.

Gorillatorch Goes Big

This lovely juxtaposition of a larger than life Gorillatorch with an adorable car, comes to us care of Automechanika, a major automotive tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.  Probably not the best for aerodynamics, but definitely good for finding your way in the dark.

Friday Finds: Robots, Leaps and Tailgating

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Happy Long Weekend Creactives!

We’re gearing up to take advantage of some much needed Vitamin D exposure here at Joby labs, but first some fun finds.

Robot Themed Reviews

Gorillapod loving seems to be get better with nerds. How can you resist taking advice from the Big Shiny Robot? Especially when it is coupled with such a contented, blue, lounging robot and providing “Nerd News & Reviews.”

Oh, and welcome to the world where absurd statements meet Joby love. I get a kick out of the idea that your only option for positioning might be to balance your Gorillapod on a robot.

Leaping Lizzards

This Gorillapod plus self-timer photo barely needs an introduction.

Football Season is Here

Shocking though it may be, Football (American style) season has arrived and according to Tailgater magazine, the Gorillatorch is a must-have item to accompany any pre-gaming feast.

Friday Finds: Biking, Heavy Lifting and a Great Endorsement

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Hello Creactives,

Some fun video and photography this weeks in Friday finds. Plus, an awesome write-up in the Chicago Tribune. I mean, who doesn’t want a little bit of “portable sunshine” with the Gorillatorch Flare?

Bike Riding Through La Defense

I love the carefree feeling of this take on a biking with a Gorillapod heading through the outskirts of Paris.

Gorillapod as Cover Girl

The Gorillapod in the background looks like it is about to slink into something a little more comfortable.

224/365 - A Little Fuzzy on the Details

A New Take on the Holiday Roadtrip

John vs. the Minivan exhibits amazing feats of strength. I particularly like the need for somebody to survey the situation from below – or just take a minivan on the head.

John vs. The Minibus

What’s inside your bag?

Summing up the end of a 365/ 365 (365 photos in 365 days)  flickr photographer Aaron Miller shows off his stuff. Here’s what he had to say about his stash:

My workhorse camera was the Canon 50D and I’d highly recommend it to anyone thinking about getting one. Definitely did the job for me. But the camera that I think made the difference for me was the Canon S90, which I have mounted on a little Joby tripod to the right. I carried that thing with me EVERYWHERE (along with that little tripod) and it just does a great job of taking fully manual little pics. I can’t say enough about it.

So, what’s on this table?

Canon 50D
Canon S90
10-22 mm Canon Wide Angle lens
50 mm f1.8
100 mm Canon macro f2.8 L with IS
24-70 mm Canon f2.8 L
18-200 mm Canon zoom
430 EX flash
Yanguno flash
Yanguno wireless flash kit and wired trigger
Canon flash cord
Tamrac Expedition 3 camera bag
Joby gorillapod SLR zoom
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 tripod with 322RC2 head
Flash stand with umbrella
Macbook Pro 15″ with Lightroom 2 and Photoshop CS4, plus Photomatix for HDR processing

Friday Finds: Parkour, Flickr Favorites and Press

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Hello Creactives!

Friday is here, and the sun has finally appeared. We are literally wearing wool and suede here, in the not-so-summery San Francisco August.


While this theoretically could get a little repetitive there is something so ninja-cool about this video of swinging through windows. Captured with a Gorillapod Magnetic, it comes complete with post-activity grunts.

Flickr Fun

MI6 building under surveillance by Gorillapod SLR and an Olympus.

Given that downloads are disabled for these Gorillacam photos, I decided it best not to post on the blog. So, you’ll just have to see this priceless expression the old fashion way.

A Dabbling of Press

Scary that Autoblog seems to think that we are already in the “end-of-summer.” This guide helps prepare you for the ultimate summer road trip. Of course, hands-free, emergency-ready, Gorillatorch Flare is a must.

And why we are a little worried that it may go to its head, the Gorillatorch Flare was given the close to perfect rating of 9.5 our 10 on the I4U website.

Friday Finds: Joby Gorillapod Pumps House Music, Gorillamobile Takes to the Skies and Gorillatorch Lights Up the Press

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Hello Creactives!

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.

High Flying

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.

Best of Gorillapod Love Flickr Pool

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).

Friday Finds: Gorillatorch Flare Reveals Itself and Gets Some Bling

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Hello Creactives!

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 and to enter the Dad in his Natural Habitat Photo Contest. Enjoy!

Gorillatorch Flare is Here! Hands-Free, Awesome Light, Emergency-Ready

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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.

Friday Finds: Who’s in the Kitchen with Joby? Plus, Gorillatorch Soars with Dads and a Late Night Shoot Out

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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.