Aug 05

Camp Driftwood on Indian Lake

By David Scifres Photography, Video Comments Off on Camp Driftwood on Indian Lake

Camp Driftwood on Indian Lake from David Scifres on Vimeo.

Tagged with:
Jul 03

Bowling Green Time Lapse Video Project

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on Bowling Green Time Lapse Video Project

These are some test time lapse of imagery in the Bowling Green Kentucky area that will likely be incorporated into a video I am producing on Bowling Green Kentucky. Just wanted to test my workflow process on time lapse all the way through production.

May 12

Anna and Friends Launch KickStarter Project

By David Scifres Family, Life, Video Comments Off on Anna and Friends Launch KickStarter Project

Project Terra Incognita – High resolution video and photography from near orbit. This is a both a science and photography project being conducted by a group of six 6th grade girls in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They are requesting donations for a seemingly impossible but absolutely achievable project. Their goal is to send a payload into near-space, take measurements as well as high resolution pictures and video and re-acquire the payload after coming back to earth. The team humbly submits our project for your consideration knowing the only way we can accomplish our goal is with your help!

Go here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scifres/the-edge-and-back

The objective of the project is to:

  • Place an object into the stratosphere (around 20 miles above the earth’s surface) via a weather balloon and return it safely back to earth without damaging any of the equipment from the fall or extreme temperatures and wind speed.
  • Take both HD video and high resolution still photographs of the curvature of the earth and black of space from near orbit.
  • Collect data measurements about the speed of ascent/descent and air temperature of near orbit.
  • Exhibit the final photographic and video imagery of the teams work.
  • Inspire others to challenge the idea that some things are impossible.

The project will take place over the summer months of 2012, and we expect to be able to fulfill rewards of donation contributions in August. The team believes they will need roughly $3,600 to purchase necessary equipment and supplies to accomplish this project, fulfill the rewards for donations and produce exhibit materials.

To follow their progress go to the project website at:

edgeandback.com

Apr 14

Spring Break 2012 – Navarre Beach Florida

By David Scifres Family, Video Comments Off on Spring Break 2012 – Navarre Beach Florida

Anna, Sarah and Leah thoroughly enjoyed Navarre Beach Florida this spring. The weather was amazing, with hardly a cloud to be found in the sky the entire week. I don’t think we have ever had that many green flags in one week.

Tagged with:
Dec 25

Thanksgiving with the Johnson Family

By David Scifres Family, Photography, Video Comments Off on Thanksgiving with the Johnson Family

Nov 27

Corduroy the Class Bear

By David Scifres Family, Life, Video Comments Off on Corduroy the Class Bear

Leah had the pleasure of entertaining Corduroy the class bear for the weekend. Every year Mrs. McCrary’s kindergarten class at Cumberland Trace Elementary school is graced with a class bear. The students take turns hosting the class bear for the weekend. Sarah had Buddy the Bear and this year Leah has Corduroy.

Nov 14

Training Tinkerbell

By David Scifres Fun, Video Comments Off on Training Tinkerbell

Anna Scifres and Lexi Stewart attempt to train Tinkerbell, a miniature horse, to jump barrels. They are joined by Sarah and Leah Scifres as well as Sarah’s friend Katie Levesque.

Tagged with:
Nov 14

Earth – Timelapse from Space with Aurora Borealis

By David Scifres Photography, Video Comments Off on Earth – Timelapse from Space with Aurora Borealis

This is a re-post from http://vimeo.com/32001208. Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011.

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

Tagged with:
Aug 14

Artist Maia Madison

By David Scifres Fun, Photography, Video Comments Off on Artist Maia Madison

Maia Madison from David Scifres on Vimeo.

I got my 5D this Friday YEAH!!! I had been taken aback by my oldest daughters friend Maia Madison’s artistic ability on her Nintendo DS. The new camera, coupled with my desire to learn Adobe Premiere, led to this video. When Maia came over to visit, I could not resist the opportunity to try and capture the creative work she had done. Not bad for my first real video attempt.

Jun 14

One of Leah’s First Dives

By David Scifres Family, Fun, Video Comments Off on One of Leah’s First Dives


_IMG_0014, originally uploaded by mdscifres.

Leah dove off the board for the first time the day before this video was shot. I used the 8mm app to give it the old school look.

Jan 01

The Boxee Box

By David Scifres Featured, Photos, Video Comments Off on The Boxee Box

Boxee Beta from boxee on Vimeo.

The Boxee Box is a $199 piece of hardware co-developed D-Link and “Powered by Boxee” that hooks to your home theater system. The hardware includes an Ethernet, HDMI out, optical audio out, composite audio out jacks and two USB ports. The Boxee application itself is a free cross-platform HTPC (Home Theater PC) application that you can download here. Boxee was originally a fork of the free and open source XBMC media center software which Boxee now uses as an application framework for its GUI and media player core platform, together with some custom and proprietary additions. Boxee’s software application is still considered to be in its early development stages but I have found it to work quite well on my PC with almost no problems. Set-up time was 10 minutes.

Because of its integration with social media sites as well as various kinds of media, it is marketed as the first ever “Social Media Center”. Boxee enables its users to view, rate and recommend content to their friends through many social network services and interactive media related features. One notable feature missing in Boxee is the ability to watch and record live TV received via over-the-air TV, cable or satellite signals.

The installation was a snap and it seamlessly integrated my local files (mp3, mp4, wav, m4v, jpg, png, gif) with all my media located on the usual sites like pandora.com, flickr.com, youtube.com, facebook.com, Netflix.com, IMDB, etc . . . . Setup was a snap, just plug in your credentials for each site and away you go. Browsing your local machine or network was also a snap; boxee gobbled up media like Pacman running a maze. The user interface is simple and effective and most importantly openly extensible (unlike the approach larger players like Apple take). This is perhaps why you can buy hacked iTV boxes on ebay that run the Boxee application. The developers of Boxee have stated that their goal is to have Boxee media center software run on as many third-party hardware platforms and operating systems as possible.

If consumers are lucky, perhaps Boxee will find its way into DVD players and TVs as the social media OS. I’ll keep my fingers crossed but won’t hold my breath too long as it would clearly be too good to be true.

Tagged with:
Oct 28

Great Advice from John Wooden

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on Great Advice from John Wooden

I found this inspiring clip of John Wooden from TED 10 years ago. The man had such wonderful clarity.

Aug 28

30 Years of Asteriod Data Surrounding the Earth

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on 30 Years of Asteriod Data Surrounding the Earth

This animation by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center shows a beautiful view of the past 30 years of asteroid discoveries, using data culled by Ted Bowell et al. As time passes, asteroids are highlighted white and then colored by how closely they come to our inner solar system. Earth crossers are red, Earth approachers are yellow, and all others are colored green.

Tagged with:
May 06

School Building Floats Down I-24 in Nashville

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on School Building Floats Down I-24 in Nashville

May 05

Nashville Flooding Commentary

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on Nashville Flooding Commentary

God destroys New Orleans and Nashville when Philadelphia is just sitting there.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Nashville Flooding
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party
Apr 26

The Greatest Ad Campaign Campaign

By David Scifres Advertising, Video Comments Off on The Greatest Ad Campaign Campaign

You must watch this to the end to get the point.

Tagged with:
Apr 15

Flight Visualization

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on Flight Visualization

Nothing like a good traffic visualizations. Governments and organizations have been releasing lots of GPS data, and as a result, we get to see some impressive animations and explore some slick interactives. Attached is on showing air traffic over the united states during a 24 hour period. The activity feels very organic as traffic peaks during rush hours and slows down at night.

Tagged with:
Apr 13

Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue “soft” power

By David Scifres Video Comments Off on Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue “soft” power

India is fast becoming a superpower, says Shashi Tharoor — not just through trade and politics, but through “soft” power, its ability to share its culture with the world through food, music, technology, Bollywood. He argues that in the long run it’s not the size of the army that matters as much as a country’s ability to influence the world’s hearts and minds.

Mar 25

More – Did You Know This?

By David Scifres Life, Video Comments Off on More – Did You Know This?

Watch this video and learn some very interesting statistics I bet you didn’t know.

Mar 17

Did You Know This?

By David Scifres Life, Video Comments Off on Did You Know This?

Watch this video and learn some very interesting statistics I bet you didn’t know.

preload preload preload