Incredible Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation art through which one can spring life in inanimate things and do the unnatural. It works by shooting a single frame of an object, then moving the object slightly, and then shooting another frame. When the film runs continuously in a film projector, or other video playback system, the illusion of fluid motion is created and the objects appear to move by themselves. This is similar to the animation of cartoons, but using real objects instead of drawings.

Ad- Best Beer video by videos0wnit

MUTO a wall-painting video by blu

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo

Human Skateboard video by SneauxShoesVideo

California Owns 8 of 10 Worst Real Estate Markets

from http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/8-of-10-Worst-real-Estate-Markets-in-Nation-in-California.html

1. Los Angeles


2008 median house price:
$375,340


2009 projected change:
-24.9%


2010 projected change:
-5.1%


The median home price in the L.A.-Long Beach-Glendale metro area is projected to fall nearly 25% in 2009 – the biggest drop in the country.


2. Stockton, Calif.


2008 median house price: $248,050


2009 projected change:
-24.7%


2010 projected change:
-4.0%


3. Riverside, Calif.


2008 median house price:
$256,540


2009 projected change:
-23.3%


2010 projected change:
-4.8%


4. Miami-Miami Beach


2008 median house price: $293,590


2009 projected change:
-22.8%


2010 projected change:
-6.4%


Miami will be nursing the hangover from its epic building boom for years to come. After falling 22% in 2008, prices are predicted to plunge another 23% next year.


5. Sacramento


2008 median house price:
$225,140


2009 projected change:
-22.2%



2010 projected change:
2.3%

ハチ公/Hachikō

In 1924, Hachikō was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner’s life Hachikō saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno didn’t return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university that day. He died and never returned to the train station where his friend was waiting.

Hachikō was given away after his master’s death, but he routinely escaped, showing up again and again at his old home. After time, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for Professor Ueno to return. And each day he didn’t see his friend among the commuters at the station.

The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Realizing that Hachikō waited in vigil for his dead master, their hearts were touched. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.

This continued for 10 years, with Hachikō appearing only in the evening time, precisely when the train was due at the station. [1]