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Gatorade Used Zero CGI To Create This Insane ‘WATER MAN’

Practical effects are the reason why films like Jurassic Park and the original Star Wars trilogy were lauded as some of the best in their respective franchises. What one can accomplish with some ingenuity and dedication typically pays off in the long run.

Take Gatorade’s latest advertisement, for example. FStoppers reports that the sports beverage company created what they claim to be the world’s first “water man” without using any computer generated imagery.

Using 2,000 switches and triggers, millions of water drops are frozen in place with the assistance of strobe lights and caught on camera. This meticulous process is photographed thousands of times until the water forms an animated man doing a variety of active things.

Color us impressed, Gatorade. You can check out the minute-long ad in the video embedded above.

Wonder if a man made out of water gets thirsty?

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Design Restaurants Video

10 Sneaky Food Photography Manipulation Tricks That Are Lowkey Brilliant [WATCH]

Commercial foods almost always look better than their real-life counterpart. You definitely won’t get what you see on TV in most restaurant establishments, but that’s only because there are some tricks to the food photography trade that a lot of consumers don’t know about.

YouTube channel Top Trending created a video that highlights 10 tricks that photographers use to manipulate their food pics and videos, reports Design Taxi.

These methods include substituting glue for milk to make sure the cereal that’s being highlighted doesn’t come out soggy. Another trick to getting the perfect steak is cooking it in an oven rather than a grill and then painting grill marks directly onto the meat. That way you get the picture-perfect grill marks and a perfect pink interior.

Even though we know what these shots entail, we still kind of want to bite into them. Is that bad?

Check out the video to see all the other sneaky tricks you never knew were used in food advertising. It’s actually pretty brilliant if you’re looking to elevate your food photography game.

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How To Make Thanksgiving Dinner With A Drone [HUMOR]

A drone has many uses when it comes to capturing breathtaking video and images, but did you know that the robotic flying machine can also help you prepare Thanksgiving dinner?

Autel Robotics released a hilarious commercial that shows how to practically use a drone to cook Thanksgiving dinner. In the video, it’s used for various tasks like peeling potatoes, beating eggs, whipping various foods, and flying some holiday meat into a deep fryer.

Obviously, the results weren’t the most appetizing. In fact, it was a downright disaster.

The video highlights end with the fact that their new X-Star Premium model was meant to capture stunning 4K Ultra HD footage rather than slaving away in the kitchen. You can buy the drone for $699 online.

Seriously, drone owners. Do not try this at home.

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This Food-Centric Photo App Is Just What Foodies Ordered

We live in a digital age and social media is life. However, if you’re not using the latest filter, or posting high-resolution photos of every meal you eat, you’re doing it all wrong. If you find yourself struggling to find the perfect filter, lighting, or frame for your five-course meal, look no further than Foodie — a camera app customized for food photos.

Released in July, Foodie is receiving four and five star reviews in the iTunes App Store. Foodie is compatible with every social media platform, so sharing directly from the app is simple and seamless. With more than 25 customized filters, this photo editing app is a must-have for even the most basic food photographer.

There’s nothing better than capturing the attention of your friends and followers with a nicely edited one-of-a-kind food photo. Check out some of the examples of customized photography from the creators of Foodie.

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Color compositions and textures become highlighted, without washing out or changing the dynamic of the shadows or lighting.

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The app comes with an extensive smart guide that will assist food photographers with editing levels and filters — directly from the photo they are editing.

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Foodie is the professional photo editor that’s simple enough for amateur foodies and photographers looking to make their photos come to life, while simultaneously sharing their creativity with the world.

So, if you’re like us and can’t start eating until you snap a dozen photos of whatever meal it is, download Foodie and hashtag your food photos with #FOODBEAST!

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Art Cravings Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss Technology

How This Gorgeous ‘Burger Drop’ Video Was Made Without CGI

Have you ever sat through a fast food commercial and wondered how they capture that mouth-watering stack of cheeseburger components dropping from the sky until they form a delicious burger Megazord?

In a recent 15-second burger video, that’s what exactly happens. Every single one of those seconds were carefully calculated.

Photographer Steve Giralt set out to see how much work actually goes into a burger drop. Through a machine he calls the Precision Arduino Timing Relay Imaging Controller, Giralt was able to capture every single ingredient with his camera without using any CGI.

The process goes as this: the food items were held together with rubber bands in the machine and released, video footage captured in the time it takes for a heart to beat. Needless to say, it was an impressive passion project.

You can see in this behind-the-scenes video the time-consuming process behind the 15-second clip of a burger drop.

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This Photograph Of A Dirty Potato Sold For $1.5 Million

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Potatoes rule. You can make virtually anything with one. This includes hash browns, french fries and even electricity. Because the potato is so cheap, you can pretty much get them in bulk for a low price. So a photo of an uncooked potato should go for even less, right?

Turns out, one potato picture sold for more than $1 million.

World famous photographer Kevin Absoch took a photo of a lumpy Irish potato. While the potato itself is pretty basic, the photograph is pretty stunning. Set to Absoch’s signature style of a single light source upon a black background, the potato almost looks mesmerizing.

The Sunday Times reports that Abosch was having lunch with a businessman and after a few drinks said he wanted to buy Absoch’s starchy picture. A payment of $1.5 million later and the businessman owned one of three copies of the photograph.

Abosch’s credentials include 21 Jump Street heartthrob Johnny Depp, Hook’s Dustin Hoffman and the late-great King Koopa Dennis Hopper.

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This Artist Recreated Popular EMOJIS Using Real Life Objects

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Peechaya Burroughs, an Austrailia-based graphic designer, created a series of popular emojis using everyday foods and items. As part of Instagram’s recent ‘Emojis In The Wild’ project, the artist visually recreated the iconic images at an uncanny accuracy.

From balloons to paper, the cute emojis you text your love ones everyday have been reimagined and brought to life.

You can check out her work on Instagram and follow for new ones. Pretty beautiful stuff.

 

 

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This Is What It’d Look Like if Hamsters Ran Bars and Sushi Restaurants

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It takes a lot of talent and dedication to create minituare sets. That, coupled with the Internet’s love for tiny cute animals, means that Twitter user @Kawanabesatou had the potential for a sensation on his hands. The overseer of grave sites also moonlights as a hamster photographer.

During his free hours, he creates elaborate sets for his hamsters. This includes the rodents serving sushi, selling tombstones, tending bar or just chillin’ in hamster houses.

We’d totally drink at a bar where an adorable hamster would listen to us bitch about our problems while doling out drinks. Though we’d like to imagine at some point the hamsters would have to cut us off.

You can check out more hilariously cute photos through Kawanabesatou’s Twitter account.

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H/T Kotaku