“A Taste of New York”

Thank you LLNYC for turning me onto this video. There are a zillion videos of NYC shot in a zillion different ways. But this is one of my favorites in a while. Created by an Austrian outfit called “FilmSpektakel,” this vid takes the viewer on a timelapse of the city from a myriad of different angles, with spinning and zooming transitions between the shots. I enjoyed it quite a bit, you may also. Give it a go-

Old Video

I was going through some old videos this week and found this gem. It was when I was helping generate content for a now-mothballed art blog sister site of Highsnobiety called Curated Mag. I shot this on a 7D pulling manual focus at an exhibit in the Park Avenue Armory. 780p was considered HD back then, haha. I also got some stills (above). Anyway, enjoy-

Ryoji Ikeda "the transfinite" installation at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City NY, June 2011 from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.

New Gadget

While I’m very underwhelmed with all of the new crap that Apple unveiled this month, I couldn’t be more excited about the new Canon 5D. When it was announced a few weeks ago, I pre-ordred one the same day. I love my mkiii, and the mkiv has all of the stuff that I wish the mkiii would have had. Anyway, it arrived in the mail today and I decided to do this corny little unboxing video. My daughter loves these kind of videos for some reason. She usually watches ones about lego sets or play doh. But maybe I can get her stoked about cameras if I show her this vid.

Watch me mumble to myself about my new camera below, sexy slow-jams for background music and the whole 9 yards.

Staying Sane

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Welp, B is in China. I’m going a little nuts w/o her here. Have tried very hard to keep myself busy. Weekend is not even over yet. Put together this little gem tho. I slapped a gopro onto the underside of Trixie’s handlebars for a Saturday ride across the Brooklyn Bridge. Apologies for my fat face starting into the lens in the beginning. It gets “good” if you can make it past the elevator. If you have 5 spare mins, enjoy.

mnhtn —> bkln via bicycle from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.

Utah x Ether “Probation Vacation”

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Part of me feels like “urban exploring” and graff has become a little bit passe, especially since the advent of instagram giving kodak courage to the masses when it comes to these activities. Then there is another part of me that still has favorites in this realm, especially when it comes to graff. Without getting delving back into the question of “what is art?”, I will disclose that my bias lies with those artists whose work pre-dates the onset of social media madness.

As a law abiding citizen and responsible adult, I can’t really condone vandalism or property damage. I also have my opinions about thrill seeking at the expense of personal safety and the safety of others. Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, I have to admit that I have been a longtime fanboy of the woman/man graff duo Utah and Ether. They descended from Chicago’s MUL crew and went on to become globetrotting scofflaws. You can find an interview from 2013 over here for more background.

In addition to appreciating the aesthetic appeal of their work, I find the “romantic couple” dimension of their story quite fascinating. They were both arrested in 2008 after a painting spree spanning multiple continents and 10+ countries. Needless to say, the arrests didn’t slow them down much. They have recently released the first two installations of a series of videos titled “Probation Vacation: Lost in Asia”┬áproduced by The Grifters. Episode 2, shot in India is embedded below. You can catch the first one (Turkey) over here.

UTAH & ETHER – PROBATION VACATION: LOST IN ASIA (Episode 2 – India) from The Grifters on Vimeo.

Image: screen grab from above video
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“Maker” Videos

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I had a good laugh about this one. Core77, rounded up some of the latest vintage of parody “Maker” videos. They summed up things when they contrasted the helpful and informative variety of instructional videos against a possibly more pretentious less helpful type of the genre, saying:

But there’s another breed of maker videos, often on Vimeo, that we think of as “I’m a Maker, and Here’s My Story” spots. You know the type: They start with piano chords, dolly shots of dusty workbenches, a voiceover. These videos can excel when they reveal an uncommon craft like Ben Harris’ traditional boat building, or they strike a chord with Core77 readers for featuring an industrial designer who quit the profession in order to build things, like Ben Cramp. But other times they can devolve into overly-romanticized studies in well-worn tropes.

The flannel on flannel and father who leaves to join the pro bowling tour really struck a chord with me. Watch below:

2015 Video Recap

It wouldn’t be a proper year without me recapping it in video form. These are all iPhone snaps that I pulled from my mobile. There were roughly 12,000 of them. Here they are played back at one third of a second per photo. Since I take a lot of sequential photos, the effect is flipbook-like. Check it below if you have about 15 mins to spare.

2015 in iPhone Photos from Jacob Breinholt on Vimeo.