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Friday Finds: Yogi in Mac Life, Tilt-Shift Photography, Celebrity Portraiture

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Well Creactives, I guess I am not as tech-saavy as I had once thought. I had pre-written and scheduled a delightful Friday Finds post for last Friday while I was off wine tasting in Napa—tough life!— but it didn’t ever publish. I’m sure you all missed me dearly, and so this week you’ll get to enjoy my post from last week and a whole new slew of finds from this week!

First on the docket, GorillaMobile Yogi was featured in Mac Life magazine along with some other fun and functional tech accessories. Right on Yogi!

Tilt-shift photography— a technique were everything in the scene looks delightfully miniature— has become increasingly popular thanks to Photoshop and several iPhone Apps. Photojojo just dug up a neat point and shoot camera that has a built in tilt-shift ring that allows you to shoot both photo and video in the characteristic tilt-shift style. I must say the GorillaPod video was made for this camera and I hoping one show up at the JOBY office soon. Here are a few images from Photojojo shot with the Tilt-Shift Camera.



Doesn’t that look fun! I’m dying to see what the video looks like!

In September, the Aperture Foundation will publish “The New York Times Magazine Photographs”, book of photographs taken by a panorama of photographers for the New York Times Magazine over the past several years and edited by Kathy Ryan. I’ve always been impressed by the quality of the photography in the Magazine and the sneak peak of the book on the Times’ photography blog did not disappoint. Each photograph in the book with be captioned with behind the scenes information about the shoot— the photographer/gossip in me is particularly excited for these juicy details!

The blog slideshow featured celebrity portraiture and below are a few of my favorites: Clint Eastwood, Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio. The stylistic range of the photography is just captivating.

Have a wonderful weekend Creactives! See you next week!

Friday Finds: Shuttle Launch, Summer Gift Guide, Vacation Shots

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Happy Friday Creactives!

Let’s start off with a video of the recent shuttle launch filmed by Eric Jue, brother of our project manager Michael, using a GorillaMobile for iPhone 4. If you’re impatient, skip to the 23 second mark for 3, 2, 1, blast off!

And a few words from the videographer about how he captured this historic moment: “GorillaMobile was THE perfect solution for this situation. I wanted to capture video and audio of this historic space shuttle launch using my iPhone 4 and needed to get it above the crowd for a clearer view. I scouted the area and ended up attaching the GorillaMobile to a tall vertical pole holding up one of the speakers broadcasting the mission control audio feed. I was able to wrap the legs around the speaker bracket and position the iPhone camera to include the 1st couple rows of spectators in the foreground while maximizing the visible sky for the perfect shot of the launch!”

The GorillaTorch Original continues to be our media darling. This week it was featured in the Core 77 Ultimate Summer Gift Guide. They featured some really fun and unique products in their guide and we are happy to be among such great company. I mean, how awesome is this re-imagined tool box?

And these BBQs by  Black+Blum have been showing up all over the place. I always thought the Weber Smokey Joe was cute, but their Hot Pot takes the cake.

I might be biased, but the JOBY GorillaTorch fits right in with this crowd – unique design and awesome utility!

I’ll send you off with a few beautiful images taken with the help of a GorillaPod. Anybody else have vacation on the brain? Where does your dream getaway take you? I’m torn between Paris and Peru.

Bombay Beach Decay

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Matthiaskirche und Fischerbastei

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 – Swagapalooza, Twestival, Press and More

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Hello Creactives!

It’s Friday and its time to share a little bit of the fun that has been happening around here.

Swagapalooza

Last week a few of us from Joby had the pleasure of attending Swagapalooza, an at times raucous event where companies showcase their products to a gathering of social media greats – and some others. Guy Kawasaki keynoted and a bevy of hard core twitterers joined  in the fun. The live twitter feed made for some “interesting” moments. Joby CEO Forrest presented some of the creative ways Joby products have been used for photography including an awesome shot by our Director of Industrial Designer inside Notre Dame in Paris. Despite rules against tripods, our wily Gorillapod was welcomed into the venerable cathedral, allowing for some great photos even with the low lighting.

Here is the image that was taken inside of Notre Dame and the set-up:

Here is a video of our CEO Forrest speaking:

Twestival

Joby was thrilled to be involved in the San Francisco Twestival event last week, which successfully raised over $10K for Concern Worldwide, an organization which seeks to bring education to the world’s poorest children.  Concern has been implementing innovative programs and solutions for over 40 years. The worthy caused brought together a number of people from the social media to tweet, drink, listen to music and drink some more.

Press

We love the press love…here are some recent hits which make us feel – oh so very happy.

Best title of the week goes to Graphic Design & Publishing Center who wrote an article entitled “You need a tripod…a Gorillapod.” While the title may not be subtle, they certainly get the message across.

Honorable mention from a few weeks goes to this ultra long but very funny title from Cult of Mac;  “iPhone apps weekly digest: The day Mr. Mediocre came to town and got smashed in the face by Gorillacam.”

Other great press clippings this week include a piece on the Gorillatorch for in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and  a piece on the Gorillamobile for Smart Computing. 

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