This video offers no content in its description. It’s actually a short documentary about one of the world’s largest model railroad sets. Created by Bruce Zaccagnino (miniatures), Matthew Albanese (photographer)
This video is also a promo for the Sony DSC-QX100 camera module for mobile phones, which is now discontinued.
It’s actually an incredibly impressive setup. Crazy.
Also (related, and making the rounds) there’s this story about Rod Stewart’s incredibly detailed model railroad. Who knew?!
“Elements is an experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov about nature, physics, art and love. More than 2 billion elements / particles governed by tensions and forces of nature were used to tell stories and show emotions through the motion of collective behavior.”
“Formation flying, two or more aircraft traveling and maneuvering together in a disciplined, synchronized, predetermined manner. In a tight formation, such as is typically seen at an air show, aircraft may fly less than three feet (one metre) apart and must move in complete harmony, as if they are joined together.”
“Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part ‘item Tetris’, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.”
This is a game called “Unpacking“, which is being released in “late 2020”.
“Arranging and rearranging a magazine’s layout before it goes to press is all done on computers now. But in the years before desktop publishing software, the work of cutting and pasting required a sharp scalpel, a parallel-motion board and plenty of glue.”
And that’s how all print setup was done from the 40s to the 90s. So complicated!
“Shot in the Arabian desert with a haunting backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, Universal Machine is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a gifted young girl must find a way to understand and overcome a violent encounter with a life-like android”
“Disney wanted to pay tribute to some of their most symbolic animation movies. For that, they selected a scene from each movie and asked us to recreate it in a minimalist and abstract way, using geometric and color shapes.”
“Costumes help to teach us more about a character, to better establish a setting, and to tell the story; this video essay aims to expand on the role of a costume designer and how they do what they do.”
“For 34 years, New York Sanitation worker, Nelson Molina collected items in the trash on his route in East Harlem. Over 45,000 items, all catalogued and organized on the second floor of the M11 garage.”
I bet there are a lot of people in the sanitation industry like this. Maybe not to this scale, but I bet they’re out there.