The room in the video actually rotates as a unit, and all of the furniture is nailed to the walls and ceiling. Also, the camera remains attached to the rotating room, making it appear as though the dancers are defying gravity.
Famed Broadway dancer Fred Astaire popularized this method in a dancing routine from the 1951 movie “Royal Wedding.”
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I read Joe Hanson’s post The Evolution of Tyrannosaurus rex this morening (i.e. yesterday, relative to this appearing) about the correction of the posture of Mr. T as depicted in various media over the years.
[T]he tail-dragger myth persisted, and in 1988’s The Land Before Time (which, let’s face it, is where most of us first formed our images of dinosaurs) Sharptooth was frustratingly upright
I remember thinking that I’m not going to face it, because it’s quite possible our first glimpse of dinos, including an upright T. rex, was (as it was for me) in a movie was as a stop-action clip made possible by the wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.
And, later in the day, it was announce that Ray had passed.
So here’s a video, which includes an upright, posturically-incorrect, rexie, along with similarly-depicted Allosaurs, Ceratosaurs and Sceraptosaurs.
[A] compliation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order.
Read the complete creature list at http://www.harryhausen.com
This is a chunk left over after I made some more jello treats (Han Solo and Easter Island, as before) this time with about 60% of the water called for in the regular recipe, so it’s much stiffer. (This was ~2 cups of boiling water and then 1/2 cup ice water aded in after dissolving the mix; normal recipe calls for 4 cups. It’s important to use as much ice as you can in that 1/2 cup to cool it down or you will lose quite a bit to evaporation, which matters a bit when you are using small molds)
Filmed at 240 fps. Lots of nice vibrational modes being demonstrated.
Cool slow motion to show off the result of the physics.
…on fire slow mo flying liquids. Filmed at 2500fps
(also check out the video under the article body. It’s frikkin’ hilarious)
It’s a slideshow, but the images are cool.
… but I won’t, if only because I don’t have a slo-mo camera as good as the one these guys have (it’s at 2500fps with a Phantom Flex).
Did you catch everything? There were noctilucent clouds, halos, moondogs, and a brief lunar corona.
But my favorite is the phenomenal oncoming storm starting three minutes in.
I’ve had this mad idea of tracing entire rooms with one LED and now I have finally gotten started!