In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed
with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in
Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years
later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview
recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual
narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading
flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius
pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by
Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless
wit, and timeless message.
THIS IS INCREDIBLE.
Shot in 2002, this was my first travel video!
A 30 day adventure through Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina!
I fly over Angel Falls, visit the equator, paraglide over Lima, ride the roof of a train, visit the reed island of Uros, mountain bike down the world's most dangerous road, visit a Llama fetus market, hang out in Buenos Aires, and hike up a massive glacier!
Incredibly powerful video...and its only text!
The powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have the opportunity to participate in their society.
There are 600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world. By giving one of these girls a chance, you start the girl effect. When girls have safe places to meet, education, legal protection, health care, and access to training and job skills, they can thrive. And if they thrive, everyone around them thrives, too.
For more information, visit girleffect.org
For example, in Kibera:
$50 - Trains 10 girls in financial literacy
$50 - Buys 20 rolls of film for lessons using photography
$75 - Buys uniforms for an all-girls soccer tournament team
$100 - Trains 15 girls in HIV/AIDS peer education
My bro Duncan recently found mebeam.com, a super easy way to do multiple live video chat without any software! We finally managed to have a live video chat with my Dad, two sisters and brother! Of course it helps if everyone in the family uses a Mac with a built-in webcam!
A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan County, Aba Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province on May 12, causing staggering destruction.
Latest official figures indicate that over 40,075 people are feared dead, over 245,100 are injured, buried or missing, and 4.8 million people have been displaced.
Red Cross support to those affected by the earthquake in China has been immediate.
The Red Cross Society of China has been providing non-stop assistance to those in the affected areas, distributing tents, food, water, clothes and medicine around the clock in the earthquake-affected areas.
The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations from the Canadian public to support the relief efforts that are already underway.
Total funds received for the Canadian Red Cross China Earthquake appeal as of midday May 20 are $5.7 million. This includes more than $3.7 million donated by generous Canadians, $1 million from the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and $1 million from the Government of Ontario.
The Canadian Red Cross collects funds to meet the immediate relief and long-term recovery needs of disaster survivors. Should donations supporting the China Earthquake relief and recovery effort meet the amount required, the Canadian Red Cross will cease collecting donations for the response and will communicate this information immediately to the public.
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may give online at www.redcross.ca, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “China Earthquake” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.
A devastating cyclone hit Myanmar on May 2nd leaving a trail of unimaginable destruction in its wake. High winds, heavy rain and flood water have destroyed homes and livelihoods and left hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need. Latest official figures indicate that more than 78,000 people are dead and over two million have been affected.
The Red Cross response was immediate. Since the cyclone hit, over 27,000 local Red Cross volunteers have been working around the clock to distribute urgently needed first aid, shelter and basuc supplies.
To date, 26 Red Cross Red Crescent flights have arrived in Yangon carrying 302 tonnes of essential relief items and supplies, with another 230 tonnes scheduled to arrive by the end of this week.
In addition, as part of the Government of Canada’s rapid response project the Canadian Red Cross has successfully deployed 2,000 emergency shelter kits into the Yangon region. Myanmar Red Cross volunteers will distribute the kits which will provide urgently needed shelter for up to 10,000 people.
While Canadians’ response to this disaster has been swift and generous, the needs are overwhelming and help is still urgently needed.
The Red Cross is appealing to the public to give generously to help the people affected by this disaster. Funds raised will be used to provide survivors with basic supplies, emergency shelter, and to ensure people have access to health care and clean water.
Canadians wishing to make a financial donation may give online at www.redcross.ca, call 1-800-418-1111 or contact their local Canadian Red Cross office. The 24-hour toll free line accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Myanmar Cyclone” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.
A video of all types of underwater footage shot in French Polynesia.
Sharks, dolphins, rays, turtles, and all types of fish!
Shot by Duncan Rawlinson and Jon Rawlinson. All the footage was shot with a Sony T100 digital camera housed in a Sony 40m Marine Pack underwater case.
The song is "Vaporous" by Elsiane.
Sony has made some fantastic feel good commercials lately. This one will make you smile.
In Sony's new Foam City ad, Miami becomes a soapy free-for-all when 120 million gallons of bubbles are unleashed in the streets. The world's largest foam machine was custom-built for the shoot, and pumped out over 500,000 gallons of foam per minute. The commercial is for Sony's cameras, and locals got Alpha DSLRs, Cyber-shots, and Handycams to shoot the experience. The amateur footage wasn't in the ad, but you will eventually be able to see it in an online gallery.