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Walking upside down under ice

Walking upside down under the ice of Lake Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland

Universe by Kroitor and Low

Quite simply breathtaking. ‘Universe’ by Kroitor and Low combines impeccable film-making with scientific wonder. One the films makers Roman Kroitor went on to found the IMAX system of film-making.

While the film is cited as a major inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s ’2001: A Space Odyssey’ its maker is cited as the origin of one of science fiction’s most memorable concepts. During a conversation between Kroitor and Warren S. McCulloch the film-maker argued against the concept of living things simply being highly complex machines;

‘Many people feel that in the contemplation of nature and in communication with other living things, they become aware of some kind of force, or something, behind this apparent mask which we see in front of us, and they call it God.’

As George Lucas confirmed the inspiration for ‘The Force’ in Star Wars can be put down to this simple line by Roman Kroitor.

A Stopmotion History of the World

‘Brinicle’… icicle of death

Stormchaser: The butterfly and the tornado

A film we made earlier in the year airs on BBC3 Monday evening! x

Timelapse underneath a glacier

Click to 22 seconds in!

Landscapes: Volume two

Worth switching to full screen for this one!

Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

Waterfalls flow upwards

Waterfalls flow upwards in high winds on the Australian coast.

The islanders of Yap use stone coins that are three metres across

The islanders of Yap in Micronesia used to use limestone Rai stones as a form of currency. They were three metres across and weigh somewhere in the order of four metric tonnes. It is not entirely unrelated that Yap had a very low rate of street muggings.

“Photo by Joel Abroad – http://flic.kr/p/7Gd9o2″

Volcanic rock floats on lake

As volcanic rock is often porous it may float. This is the case on Lake Nahuel Huapi after the the Chilean volcano Puyehue dumped a load of ash in it.

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