Sunday, 29 March 2015

Uppsala traveling around

Uppsala traveling around from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Image stabilization (IS) is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera or other imaging device during exposure. Generally, it compensates for pan and tilt (angular movement, equivalent to yaw and pitch) of the imaging device, although electronic image stabilization can also be used to compensate for rotation. It is used in image-stabilized binoculars, still and video cameras, and astronomical telescopes. With still cameras, camera shake is particularly problematic at slow shutter speeds or with long focal length (telephoto or zoom) lenses. With video cameras, camera shake causes visible frame-to-frame jitter in the recorded video. In astronomy, the problem of lens-shake is added to by variations in the atmosphere over time, which will cause the apparent positions of objects to change.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Living colors

Living coulors from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Gösta Werner has made this film in collaboration with artist Erik H. Olson, whose sculptures are polarized glass panels that change color by refraction when the viewer (this filmmaker) moves. Towards the end of the film is the camera lens equipped with similar filters. An interesting study in light
On you have the opportunity to see unique archival moving image material that otherwise are rarely accessed; mainly shorts, non-fiction films, news-reels and commercials; films that reflect the transformation of Swedish society over the last century.


Deventer from anton withagen on Vimeo.
The Documentary film of the Netherlands has long been renowned world wide. The most prominent Dutch directors, especially those who started their careers before World War II, came from a documentary background, for instance Joris Ivens and Bert Haanstra.
Documentaries still play an important part in Dutch film industry. The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, held annually in November, is considered one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world. Famous documentary directors pre- and postdating the unofficial Documentary School include Joris Ivens, Johan van der Keuken and Jos de Putter. Ivens won a César Award and a Golden Lion, as well as a career achievement award at the Venice Film Festival. Jos de Putter is now head of the Documentary film department of the VPRO, one of the main Dutch public television stations.

Iphone cinema camera test.

iPhone 6 Plus Cinematic Camera Test! from anton withagen on Vimeo.
There's a saying in photography that the best camera is the one you have with you the most. For many people, that's the camera on their smartphone. Luckily for iPhone owners, the camera that comes with your smartphone is pretty impressive.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Fyra Fiasco

Fyra Fiasco from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Fyra was an international high-speed rail service between the Netherlands and Belgium using the AnsaldoBreda V250 train. The service used the HSL-Zuid and HSL 4 railway lines to connect Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. Continuous technical difficulties suspended the service, and it was eventually permanently halted due to reliability and safety concerns.

The high profile project was a collaboration between NS International (a joint venture of NS and KLM) and NMBS/SNCB.

A Dutch domestic service also using HSL-Zuid was branded under the same name. Despite using the tracks built for high speed trains the service between Amsterdam and Breda uses conventional trains propelled by a TRAXX locomotive. Its name was changed into Intercity Direct to avoid confusion with the failed international service.

The name "Fyra" represents pride, and is derived from the Dutch word fier and the French word fière, both meaning proud. Fyra is also the Swedish word for four, and is said to represent the four important cities which the new trains were intended to serve — Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rhapsody Bohemiene from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A mondegreen is a mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase as a result of near-homophony, in a way that gives it a new meaning.

Mondegreens are most often created by a person listening to a poem or a song; the listener, being unable to clearly hear a lyric, substitutes words that sound similar, and make some kind of sense. The term was inspired by "...and Lady Mondegreen," a misinterpretation of the line "and laid him on the green," from the Scottish ballad "The Bonnie Earl o Moray.] "Mondegreen" was included in the 2000 edition of the Random House Webster's College Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary added the word in 2008] The phenomenon is not limited to English, with examples cited by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,[6] in the Hebrew song "Háva Nagíla" ("Let's Be Happy")] and in Bollywood movies.

Painting with light

Painting with light from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Light art takes over the Rijksmuseum by night
Starting March 25th, a unique light art night exhibition will be hosted at the Rijksmuseum. Inspired by Rembrandt’s work with light, artist Eelco van den Berg will use a cutting edge light technique to create the biggest portrait of inspiring people. Become part of the Rijksmuseum’s special Night Exhibition,


School-journey from anton withagen on Vimeo.
A wonderful example

The archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, of EYE in Amsterdam, and of the National Archive in The Hague contain the visual history of the past 100 years. Films, documentaries, radio broadcast, and television programmes comprise more than 700.000 hours worth of material. The costs for creating this oeuvre have run into the billions. The educational, cultural, and economical value of this material is unprecedented.

The main goal of the project is realising maximum accessibility to the audiovisual material for the targeted user groups (educational institutions, the general public, and the creative sector). To reach this goal, Images for the Future is developing and offering innovative services and applications.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Light painting

Jason D. Page, Light Painting Documentary from Jason D. Page on Vimeo.
Light Painter Jason D. Page shines light into the darkness to find beauty where many would find unease. This 7 minute documentary explains what light painting is, how Jason discovered light painting, and why light painting is so significant in his life.

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Produced and Directed by: Jacob Peterson
Filmed by: Jacob Peterson, John Bibbo, Chris Leidy, Geoff Dunn, Christie Page, Courtney Page
Surfing footage by: Jason D. Page
All still images are light paintings created by Jason D. Page

Music Credits:
Artist: M83
Song: "We Own The Sky"
Album: Saturdays = Youth

Artist: Linsey Stirling
Song: "Crystallize"
Album: Lindsey Stirling

Artist: Helen Jane Long
Song: "Echo"
Album: Porcelain

Special Thanks: Nana and Pops, Courtney, Mom, Christie, Christopher, Kendall Fabian, Geoff , Eric LaChance, Johnny, Carolina, Kristin, Rob @ Coast, Vicki DaSilva, and Dean Chamberlain.

Thank you to all my friends in the light painting community and all the Light Painting Pioneers:
Étienne-Jules Marey, Georges Demeny, Frank Gilbreth, Man Ray, Gjon Mili, Barbara Morgan, Jack Delano, Andreas Feininger, George Mathieu, David Lebe, Eric Staller, Dean Chamberlain, Jacques Pugin, Jozef Sedlák, Vicki DaSilva, Kamil Varga, John Hesketh, Tokihiro Sato, Troy Paiva, Bruno Mesrine, Patrick Rochon, Aurora Crowley, Arturo Aguiar, Lapp-Pro, JanLeonardo, Chanette Manso, Michael Bosanko, Pete Eckert, and the ones that I forgot....

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Train trip in Scotland

Train trip in Scotland from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Movies filmed in Scotland

On top of the works created by Scottish directors, there have been many successful non-Scottish films shot in Scotland. Mel Gibson’s Academy Award-winning Braveheart is perhaps the best-known and most commercially successful of these, having grossed $350,000,000 worldwide. The film won 5 Academy Awards, including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director’ and was nominated for additional awards. The film’s depiction of the Battle of Stirling Bridge, which the plot of the film surrounds, is often regarded as one of the greatest movie battles in cinema history.

Other notable films to have been shot at least partly in Scotland include Dog Soldiers, Highlander and Trainspotting and Stardust.

Imax screen replacement

Imax screen replacement from anton withagen on Vimeo.

IMAX (an acronym for Image MAXimum) is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation . IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. Since 2002, some feature films have been converted (or upgraded) into IMAX format for display in IMAX theatres and some have also been partially shot in IMAX.
The IMAX format is generically called "15/70" film, the name referring to the 15 sprocket holes or perforations per frame. The film's bulk requires horizontal platters, rather than conventional film reels. IMAX platters range from 1.2 to 1.83 meters (3.9 to 6.0 ft) diameter to accommodate 1 to 2.75 hours of film. Platters with a 2.5 hour feature film weigh 250 kilograms (550 lb).

IMAX uses ESTAR-based print film in their 15/70 rolling-loop film projection systems. ESTAR-based print film provides greater precision. The chemical development process does not change the size or shape of ESTAR print film, and IMAX's pin registration system (especially the camera mechanism) does not tolerate either sprocket-hole or film-thickness variations.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Living pictures

Living pictures from anton withagen on Vimeo.
To avoid violating Edison’s motion picture patents, Biograph cameras from 1895 to 1902 used a large-format film measuring 2-23/32 inches (68 mm) wide, with an image area of 2 × 2½ inches, four times that of Edison’s 35 mm format. The camera used friction feed, instead of Edison’s sprocket feed, to guide the film to the aperture. The camera itself punched a sprocket hole on each side of the frame as the film was exposed at 30 frames per second. A patent case victory in March 1902 allowed Biograph and other producers and distributors to use the less expensive 35 mm format without an Edison license, although Biograph did not completely phase out 68 mm production until autumn of 1903. Biograph offered prints in both formats to exhibitors until 1905, when it discontinued the larger format.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Oldest Dutch cinema closed.

Oldest Dutch cinema-theater closed from anton withagen on Vimeo.

The cinema close the doors because the building is outdated and a new multiplex cinema built on Jaarbeursplein. It was the oldest working cinema in the Netherlands.

The cinema at Oudegracht 156 was opened in 1909 as Flora Bioscope Theatre in the former city castle Blijdenstein. There were then about 500 seats, the same as in the two theaters in 2015. Flora had Loetafoon in 1929 with the Dutch premiere with a sound film.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015


IKEA-art from anton withagen on Vimeo.

Are so called art-lovers capable of recognizing real art?
This film shows how easy it is to manipulate. Just put an IKEA piece between other art and succes is guaranteerd.

West North Brabant

West North Brabant
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
World cinema is a term used primarily in English language speaking countries to refer to the films and film industries of non-English speaking countries. It is therefore often used interchangeably with the term foreign film. However, both world cinema and foreign film could be taken to refer to the films of all countries other than one's own, regardless of native language.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Fontaine de Strawinsky

Fontaine de Strawinsky
from anton withagen on Vimeo.
Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and filmmaker.

Influenced by Gaudí's Parc Güell in Barcelona, as well as Palais Idéal by Ferdinand Cheval, and Watts Towers by Simon Rodia, Saint Phalle decided that she wanted to make something similar; a monumental sculpture park created by a woman.

Many of Saint Phalle's sculptures are large and some of them are exhibited in public places, including: The Stravinsky Fountain (fr: La Fontaine Stravinsky) is a whimsical public fountain ornamented with sixteen works of sculpture, moving and spraying water, representing the works of composer Igor Stravinsky.

The French Postman

The French Postman of Hauterives from anton withagen on Vimeo.
For the next 33 years, he collected stones along his postal route. Sometimes just one or two, and other times, wheelbarrows full of them. Having left school at age 13, and with no training in architecture or art, 43 year old Postman Cheval began to build his palace with cement, wire and stones, working at night by an oil lamp.

The palace shows a mix of inspirations, including the Bible, Neuschwanstein, Hindu sanctuaries, Meliès, a cave, and a sandcastle. It also includes a shrine for his wheelbarrow. Cheval wanted to be buried in his palace, and when French authorities forbade it, he built his own magnificent vault in the local cemetery at the age of 80. Inscribed in the palace walls is Cheval's message to the world:

"I was not a builder, I had never handled a mason's trowel, I was not a sculptor. The chisel was unknown to me; not to mention architecture, a field of which I remained totally ignorant... Everything you can see, passer-by, is the work of one peasant, who, out of a dream, created the queen of the world..."