Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Man’s Best Friend: The New Weapon in the War on Bed Bugs

September 20th, 2010 by Geoffrey Decker

By Geoff Decker

Business has been good for Metro Bed Bug Dogs, a small extermination company in New York City that specializes in sniffing out and eradicating bed bug infestations. Two years ago, the company invested heavily in its most prized asset: a 20 lb. rat terrier named Chopper. Bed bug sniffing dogs are a new weapon in the war against the resurgent bloodsuckers and Chopper’s good work is paying back big dividends for his owners, earning more than $1200 per residential visit.

A Freak Celebration

September 20th, 2010 by Paul DeBenedetto

At the The 25th Annual Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Show, ink, engines and outlandish performances come together for a celebration of alternative culture.

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Armed with Art: The New Platoon at Governor’s Island

September 20th, 2010 by Bianca Seidman

Set against the backdrop of New York City’s historic, often secretive military fort, the 3rd annual Governor’s Island Art Fair took over the former barracks of the enlisted men.  The once restricted island is open to the public for outdoor activities, historic tours and public art like this weekend’s extensive exhibition.

Over 100 artists had their own rooms within the apartments to transform.  The installations they created ranged from neat rows of framed pictures to full transformations of the spaces, complete with multimedia imaging.  See the video for a quick trip to Governor’s Island and a glimpse into the art and artists of the 4 heads Art Fair.

Armed with Art: The New Platoon at Governor’s Island from Bianca Seidman on Vimeo.

The Pigeon Wars of Brooklyn

September 20th, 2010 by Jonathan Vit

With a piercing whistle Michael Alicea sends his flock airborne, filling the air above his Bushwick roof with hundreds of flapping pigeons. The birds fly in unison, cutting a wide arc through the sky as they circle above Alicea’s two large pigeon coops. It’s a hot Sunday morning and in the distance other pigeon keepers have let their birds take flight. Way out, over the Williamsburg skyline, a flock of pigeons are circling another roof. With the sunlight glimmering off their feathers, the pigeons look like silver darts as they swoop and twist through the air.

Alicea hopes some of those pigeons will drift away from their coops and fly over his roof. He has his birds ready. They’ll surround the lost pigeon, closing ranks and confusing the bird until it thinks it’s one of the flock. Alicea will then call his pigeons down to the roof and grab the rival bird, locking it in his coop. The bird’s ankle band — every pigeon keeper has their own color — will be hung alongside dozens of others strung up like tiny plastic trophies on a pigeon coop wall.

Welcome to the world of tiplets, homers and pigeon mumblers. Welcome to the Brooklyn pigeon wars.

The Pigeon Wars of Brooklyn from Jonathan Vit on Vimeo.

Tornado Rips Through Queens

September 20th, 2010 by Daniel Prendergast

An unexpected tonado left parts of Queens in ruins Thursday night as high speed winds brought down trees and sent debris flying. Houses and cars in the neighborhood sustained significant damage and thousands were left without power.

Keeping Coney Island Weird

September 20th, 2010 by Stuart White

Coney Island USA hosted its 25th Annual Tattoo and Motorcycle Show Sunday night, drawing ink enthusiasts and interested gawkers alike. The tattoo competition categories included Best Color, Best Black and White, Best Tribal, Best Back and Best Butt, which—strangely enough—had nothing to do with tattoos whatsoever. To see some of the winners and get a feel for the scene, check out the video below.

The bird feeder

September 19th, 2010 by Tuan Thanh Nguyen

By Tuan Nguyen

Paul Zig, 57, has been feeding the birds in Washington Square Park for the last nine years. Every single day, even if it rains or snows, Zig comes here to cater foods to the birds and a squirrel. He gives names to all of them, a flock of 50 All the birds of the Park gather at the exact corner where he usually sits. To Zig, the gift he gets from this is “trust” from the small fowls.

Lively Snail Video: Creative Titles

August 22nd, 2010 by Jeremy Caplan

Watch this Snail video again. Shot, edited and published within 24 hours. Notice the creative titles and the smooth cuts we talked about during orientation.

Stellar Video Example: Shinya Kimura Motorcycle

August 20th, 2010 by Jeremy Caplan

Take another look at the remarkable Shinya Kimura video we viewed and discussed during orientation. Notice the vivid detail in the photography and the thoughtful shot selection.