The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock and jazz.
It’s a great series and fun to narrate for pre-readers; the kids’ only suggestion is that we should be much closer to Allan and the drums. Play this full screen HD to see some details of what he’s playing and how.
More cdza in the archives: The Human Jukebox and Daft Pianists.
via Boing Boing.
A jazzy score, handmade craftsmanship, factories, machines, the 1950s, and glass; director Bert Haanstra's 1959 Oscar winning documentary short, Glas, is the perfect combination of so many fascinating subjects. Watch artisans at Royal Leerdam Glass Factory back-to-back with machines used in automated bottle making.
Bonus: The Netherlands. Now we know that "He, kijk uit!" means “Hey, watch out!”.
Previously: a state-of-the-art glass factory in Vietnam, making a glass fish replica, and an Italian glass blower sculpts a horse (in less than 90 seconds).
This hidden camera adventure through the postal system, From A to B, began when Ruben van der Vleuten wanted to know, ”What happens when you send something by mail?”
So instead of sitting back I started a simple project to actually see it myself. I put a small camera in a box, build a timer circuit using Arduino and shipped it.
That’s as simple as it is. The timer circuit was set to make a 3 sec video every minute and make longer videos while the box was movin: to not miss on the ‘interesting’ parts.
…like conveyor belts! We love videos like this, not only because we get to see from a perspective that we’ve never seen before, but because it would make a great DIY project.
Check out van der Vleuten’s site to see more about the box, its innerworkings, and a highlights video with some real time clips.