This App Makes You Experience Autism in Virtual Reality

What’s it like to receive too much information in everyday situations, as people with autism do on a day to day basis? By answering that question with a virtual reality experience, the British National Autistic Society (NAS) aims for greater understanding towards autism.

People with autism are overloaded by everything around them, experiencing the outside world as a terrifying place. That’s also the life story of Alex Marshall, the 10-year-old autistic star in the video above. It gives you a taste of what a day at the mall is like for Alex (be sure to use your headphones), but to fully experience sensory overload, you should grab your headphones, download the app from iTunes or Play Store, and get the Google cardboard goggles.

How Would the World Look if Humanity Disappeared?

Let’s just assume humanity suddenly disappears off the face of the earth – for whatever reason. YouTube-channel #Mind Warehouse figured out how that would impact our planet. Turns out, it takes about three hundred million years to completely forget we ever wandered around here.

Toby Harriman’s “Chasing Weather” Timelapse is Heartbreakingly Beautiful

Toby Harriman is quickly becoming one of my favorite timelapsers (he and Michael Shainblum are killing it). He’s the kind of guy who makes me claw at my windows, wishing I was traveling instead of being chained to a desk. And you know, that’s a good thing. We need people to remind us what the world looks like beyond the familiar walls, and that’s something at which Toby is really becoming an artist. His latest video, Chasing Weather, is a combination of clips taken in Alaska, California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Chicago and Hawaii. It’s heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

Musicbed has Announced Their “Film Initiative” Contest with $50,000 in Grants

Musicbed today announced the launch of the Musicbed Film Initiative (with the goal to inspire filmmakers), providing an opportunity for independent filmmakers to get the resources they need to fund their dream films and bring their passion projects to life.

Open to filmmakers around the globe and now in it’s second year, the Initiative will give away more than $50,000 in grants, including cash, production gear and products from fellow sponsors, to eliminate some of the biggest barriers to filmmakers pursing their dream films.  This year’s program will award one winner and two runners-up.

Olivia Wilde and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Just Made a Music Video Shot Entirely on iPhone

Although the title is a bit of a mouthful, it doesn’t make it any less true. This morning Olivia Wilde debuted a music video she directed for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ debut single “No Love Like Yours” on their upcoming album, PersonA. As if the combination of the Vinyl star and the popular band alone wasn’t enough, they kind of surprised by announcing they also shot the whole thing entirely on iPhone… and we have the photos to prove it.

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Download Two Free Premiere Presets Used by the “Deadpool” Editing Staff

In collaboration with Adobe, Vashi Nedomansky, one of the editing pros behind the insanely popular movie Deadpool, and Jarle Leirpoll, an amazingly talented editor who also creates free Premiere Pro presets utilizing the included effects built into the software, have released two free presets that were actually used in the production of the film. One is a project template, which changes the layout of the editing viewer and the other is a “handheld camera” preset that will add the subtle “shakey camera” look to a shot.

Watch How a TV Crew Sets Up for Mobile Broadcast via This “How It’s Made” Style Video

There are many video professionals, or folks interested in becoming a video professional, who never get a real look at how broadcast television is produced. I personally got very little exposure to this because video production and broadcast media were not my majors in college. Though  several of my friends were majors in those subjects, and I did hear a bit about how television was made, I still can’t say I have a firm grasp on what they actually do. In this “How It’s Made” style video out of Canadian broadcast company Eastlink TV, we can actually get that in-depth look at what teams go through in order to put your favorite sports on your living room television.

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Red Giant has Updated PluralEyes: You Can Now Sync Directly Inside Premiere Pro

Red Giant today announced the release of Shooter Suite v13.0, which features the brand new PluralEyes v4.0, one of the (if not the) most popular and effective tools for syncing audio to multiple video streams. The standout new feature in v4.0 is the ability to sync with PluralEyes directly in Premiere Pro, without having to leave the application. Red Giant also has added Smart Start capabilities, automatic drift correction, vertical track scaling, integration with Red Giant Offload, and more simplicity and automation.

This Guy Swung His iPhone Around on a String to Get Incredible Video of Himself Skiing

Hot damn. Now that’s awesome. Nicolas Vuignier calls it “centriphone” and it’s one of the most unique angles of skiing I’ve ever seen. Actually, it probably is the most unique angle I’ve ever seen. Taking advantage of the iPhone’s high frame rate in HD (240 frames per second in 720p, as the GoPro 120 was apparently too slow for him), Vuignier swings the phone rapidly around his head while descending a mountain. What’s probably even more impressive is he didn’t break his phone.

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You Can Now License Johnny Cash for Your Next Video

Yup, not only can you get Johnny Cash, but also Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison are among a few of the big name Rock and Roll legends that Musicbed just added to their collection. Thanks to a new partnership with the Sun Record Company, select songs from some rock legends can now be part of the soundtrack to your next great video. “The collaboration, which is a first for Sun Records and for Musicbed, will make the Sun catalog easily accessible for filmmakers and creatives to license online for the first time within Musicbed’s new Vintage Collection.”