Saturday, June 24, 2017

How to make Optimus Prime's sword in Transformers: The Last Knight



The expert blacksmiths and craftsmen from Man At Arms attempt to make Optimus Prime's sword from Transformers: The Last Knight.

How they designed the Pokemon Go loading screens


Here's an inside look at the work that goes into creating a new loading screen for Pokemon Go. From the Pokemon Go blog: "When designing a loading screen, the team starts by discussing what the most appropriate Pokémon to feature is based on surrounding events and the latest product release. In the case of the Steelix loading screen, we knew we wanted to celebrate the recent introduction of Pokémon originally from the Johto region to Pokémon GO. We wanted to create a throwback to the original Gyarados loading screen by using an epic Johto region Pokémon with a similar shape and size, and Steelix was the best fit. After choosing the most appropriate Pokémon to feature, it was then time to begin drafting concepts! We spent some time looking at references in various art books, online, and in nature for compelling compositions, lighting, and interesting color schemes."



How they shot Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch



The new season of Deadliest Catch was shot using Red, Sony A7s, Canon C100 and Canon C300 MKII cameras. They also used the DJI M600 drone. The award winning Discovery Channel series tells the story of  the crew of fishing vessels in the Bering Sea during the Alaskan king crab, snow crab and bairdi crab fishing seasons.

Dubai's The World Islands don't look like our World


I had a chance to fly above Dubai's The World Islands, an artificial archipelago created to resemble a map of the world. Weathering, sinking and erosion have made the The World Islands into a world that doesn't look like the world we know.

Pokemon Go Raid Battles now Live in Singapore and worldwide


Pokemon Go's new Raid Battles are now live! You'll need a Raid Pass which you can get by spinning a photo disc at a gym or you can buy a Premium Raid Pass from the Pokemon Go Shop which costs 100 coins. If you defeat the Raid Boss at the Gym where the Raid Battle is being held, you’ll earn special items and a chance at catching the Raid Boss.

From the Official Pokemon Go website: "You’ll receive a notification of Raid Battles happening nearby. You can also use the Nearby feature to locate raids happening around you. Don't worry if you miss a chance to join a Raid Battle as they happen frequently. Before the raid begins, a Raid Egg will appear on top of the Gym. A countdown will display the time until the Egg hatches and the battle begins."






The Beaches and White Sand Dunes of Mui Ne, Vietnam



New video is out! This time we brought our cameras and drone to beautiful Mui Ne in Vietnam, home to the stunning Sahara-like White Sand Dunes and nice beaches! Aerial cinematography by yours truly.

Mui Ne is a beach resort town in Southeast Vietnam and a popular weekend getaway from Ho Chi Minh City. Mui Ne has two beaches with a number of resorts, shops and restaurants. One of the popular attractions in Mui Ne is the White Sand Dunes. They extend up to 20 kilometers along the coast. Located next to the White Sand Dunes is a beautiful lake known as the Lotus Lake.