Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Close encounter with a lava lake

Photo Courtesy to Geoffmackley
The Most Incredible Volcano Video ever shot ! Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.
The above quote from Geoff mackley from his expedition to the Lava lake. CLICK HERE for his website and CLICK HERE for his Youtube Channel. I came across this first on Sam Cossman video release on September 4, 2014. Sam Cossman was along with the team.  His quote is below.
Sam Cossman and George Kourounis with volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose become among the first explorers to step foot inside the worlds most dangerous and inaccessible volcano, Marum Crater. More people have visited the moon than the firey bottom of this spectacular and deadly location.
 The above video was posted by Sam Cossman on his Youtube Channel
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The below videos are from Geoff Mackleys Youtube Channel and the videos are in more detail about their 35 days trip. He has covered other volcanoes also, CLICK HERE to check his playlist.
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Overwatch Cinematic & Gameplay Trailer Released

Photo Courtesy to Blizzard Entertainment - Battle.net - Overwatch
During the latest BlizzCon 2014 held on 7th and 8th November 2014, Blizzard Entertainment released the Cinematic & Gameplay Trailers of their new Multiplayer first-person shooter video game "OVERWATCH". The beta phase of the game is planned for release in early 2015. CLICK HERE to check out the website for Overwatch at Battle.net. You will get the information on the characters known as heroes and other information including Screenshots, Artwork and Wallpapers.
Photo Courtesy to Blizzard Entertainment - Battle.net - Overwatch 
Blizzard Entertainment has been known for its amazing games like World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft to name a few. After watching the game trailer, it reminded me of Unreal Tournament and lot of reviews have compared to Team Fortress 2. Now check out the Cinematic Trailer and the Gameplay Trailer.
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Monday, November 10, 2014

First POV Action Movie - Hardcore

Photo Courtesy to Bitingelbows - First POV Action Movie Hardcore
We have played many games which are First Person Point of View (POV) like Counter Strike, Soldier of Fortune, Grand Theft Auto, Hitman and so many others. Ilya Naushuller is directing a First POV Action Movie and he has completed all the shooting. The movie currently is in Post-Production. For some post-production related stuff, they have turned to Crowd Funding site Indiegogo for assistance on the post-production. Below is the Video from the movie which is quiet interesting. CLICK HERE if the below embedded video is not working. (Disclaimer/Caution and Warning: The following video is using strong language and graphic scenes.)
The creators (Biting Elbows) had previously made a video a two years back, one can view that video for their First POV which was released as a music Video. CLICK HERE for Part 1 and CLICK HERE for part 2, if the below video is not working. (Disclaimer/Caution and Warning: The following video is using strong language and graphic scenes)
Part 1 - The Stampede (Official Music Video)
Part 2 - Bad MotherF****r (Official Music Video)
The Camera Rig the creators have come up for shooting the POV is amazing with the GoPro Hero cameras being used. It is definitely difficult to shoot the entire action movie with the GoPro cameras along with the camera rig which has resulted in a lot of GoPro' getting damaged. Below is the picture of the Camera Rig setup.
Camera Rig for the Movie Hardcore - Photo Courtesy to the Movie Crew and Indiegogo
I came across this video on Nerd Alert on their Youtube Channel - CLICK HERE if the below video does not work. They did the review on this.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Volvo Trucks Live Tests

Photo Courtesy to Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split - Jean Claude Van Damme JCVD
Volvo Trucks have been publicizing its technology by showing the tests in different environments under different circumstances. They have really made it entertaining enough for some of the videos to go Viral. The list of Live tests (as of date) are 6 Videos which have been listed below:
  1. The Ballerina Stunt: (Location: Unopended Highway, Vrgorac, Croatia) Record-holding highliner Faith Dickey battles to cross the line between two speeding trucks. (above 10 million views) CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 1 Video if the below embedded video doesn't work. There are videos behind the scenes also. CLICK HERE for Faith Dickey's comments and CLICK HERE for the driver's comment. CLICK HERE for the complete story on 'The Auto Channel'.
  2. The Hamster Stunt: (Location: Quarry at Los Tres Cunados, Qurense, Spain) A hamster named Charlie driving a brand new 15- tonne Volvo FMX in a rough quarry. (above 6 million views). CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 2 video if the below embedded video doesn't work.  CLICK HERE for the behind the scene for the technology used. CLICK HERE for Charlie the hamster.
  3. The Chase: (Location: Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain) A Red truck being chased by a herd of bulls through the streets of a Spanish city. CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 3 video if the below embedded video doesn't work. CLICK HERE for the behind the scene video. Since they used 28 cameras in total, one can view their 360° camera angles of the 2 km run from the top of the truck. One can also view the 28 cameras that have been placed around the whole course. Really interesting. CLICK HERE to go to the site (Select Language -> United Kingdom for English)(The loading may take sometime). 
  4. The Hook: (Location: Gothenburg Port, Sweden ) The president of Volvo trucks puts his neck on the line in his own exciting stunt. Claes Nisson, testing the new Volvo FMX' s hool which can hold over 32-tonnes of weight. CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 4 video if the below embedded video doesn't work. CLICK HERE for behind the scenes.
  5. The Technician: (Location: Teruel, Spain) Roland Svensson's head measures 275 mm. The new Volvo FMX has 300 mm of ground clearance. CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 5 video if the below embedded video doesn't work.
  6. The Epic Split: (Location: Closed off landing field, Spain at Sunrise) Jean Claude Van Damme carry out his famous split between two reversing trucks. CLICK HERE for the LIVE test 6 video if the below embedded video doesn't work. CLICK HERE for the Teaser of the Live test. CLICK HERE for behind the scene shown on AutoMotoTV. CLICK HERE for the complete story shown on AutoMotoTV. (The Live test 6 video has clocked over 76 million views as of date)
All the above videos are from the Volvo Trucks Youtube channel and the amazing thing is that all of the LIVE test videos were released first on the internet on their Youtube channel. CLICK HERE to check the complete list of the LIVE test videos. CLICK HERE to check the Volvo Trucks Youtube channel. All the action done in the above videos were done under strict professional settings and all the safeties were taken into consideration. DO NOT try this on your own - better yet DO NOT try it at all.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Frozen - Let it Go Multilanguage

Courtesy of Disney - Frozen - Let it go
The animated movie Frozen by Disney which was released on 29th November 2013 and with a budget of US $ 150 million (150,000,000). The 102 minute movie grossed over US $ 400 million. One of its songs that hit popularity is Let it go. The song was also released over the internet and one of the versions of the song was the Multi language cover of Let it go with 25 languages. (Source : IMDB) (List of Soundtracks)
English Language song 'Let it go' - Youtube Link

Multi Language (sequence from movie) - Youtube Link

Behind the Scences - Multi language - Youtube Link

Languages (in order of sequence):
  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Dutch
  5. Mandarin
  6. Swedish
  7. Japanese
  8. Latin American Spanish
  9. Polish
  10. Hungarian
  11. Castilian Spanish
  12. Catalan
  13. Italian
  14. Korean
  15. Serbian
  16. Cantonese
  17. Portuguese
  18. Bahasa Malaysia
  19. Russian
  20. Danish
  21. Bulgarian
  22. Norwegian
  23. Thai
  24. Canadian French
  25. Flemish
There have been many additions to the above and the full song sequence in each language has been put up. The latest update is 44 languages.
Multi Language 44 versions. Each language full sequence. Youtube Link

  1. English
  2. Arabic
  3. Brazilian Portuguese
  4. Bulgarian
  5. Cantonese
  6. Castilian Spanish
  7. Catalan
  8. Croatian
  9. Czech
  10. Danish
  11. Dutch
  12. Estonian
  13. Finnish
  14. Flemish
  15. French
  16. German
  17. Greek
  18. Hebrew
  19. Hungarian
  20. Icelandic
  21. Italian
  22. Japanese
  23. Korean
  24. Latin American Spanish
  25. Latvian
  26. Lithuanian
  27. Malay
  28. Mandarin (Mainland)
  29. Mandarin (Taiwanese)
  30. Norwegian
  31. Persian
  32. Polish
  33. Portuguese
  34. Romanian
  35. Russian
  36. Serbian
  37. Slovak
  38. Slovene
  39. Swedish
  40. Thai
  41. Turkish
  42. Ukrainian
  43. Vietnamese
  44. Hindi