Hercules on the beach

by Dan on December 13, 2013

c130 Hulk of a transport plane landing at Pembrey Sands in South Wales. Chalk it up as a daring act worthy of Ian Flemming. Stationed at squadron F7 – Based at Satenas in central southern Sweden, about an hour north east of Gothenberg.


HT via @fightercontrol

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by Dan on February 24, 2010

Enjoying these fleeting moments of a city. It’s Groningen Netherlands.

This is the very first project by Groningen based arts duo DocterSterkenburg. Christiaan Docter is a filmcomposer and Jonathan Sterkenburg is a cinematographer. This very first project is a tribute to the city of Groningen, Netherlands

Hat tip to @brainpicker


EX-1 with Arri matte box

by Dan on August 11, 2009

This EX-1 HD camera would have to be one of the nicest additions to any design studio or production company.Talk about pure creative genius with a beautifully small form factor. Very admirable.

It’s an EX-1 HD video camera from Sony which National Geographic incidentally just approved for HD broadcast. Put an Arri matte box on it for a slew of filters and applicable attachments for any commercials shoot. Conversely, it can be stripped down and you could blend into the crowd on a documentary project. I prefer a less auspicious display of hardware personally. It’s about six-seven grand (dollars) plus change for the camera.


Audi Q5 Identity Thief

by Dan on March 26, 2009

Really enjoyed the irony here of the car park filled with identical Lexus cars.

It occurred to me that the new Audi Q5 is hardly a radical departure to those brown models it’s supposedly superseding. Okay, beautiful lights, better lines and great dashboard. Beautiful camera moves framing the action, stunningly simple and effective (pull-focus/assumed POV and those dramatic car turns).

Obviously aimed at lulling professional women (or wannabe femme fatales) into a Hitchcock suspenseful twist. Be daring. Be different.