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Beautiful Short Film About a Man Who Avoided Trouble by Taking Care of His Rooftop Pigeons

In the first episode of his “Passion Projects” series, filmmaker Andrew Leibman created “Rooftop Refuge“, a beautifully shot short documentary about aviculturist Dave Malone. Malone, a native of Brownsville, Brooklyn, proudly stayed out of trouble because he preferred going up to the rooftop to care for and fly his pigeons. …

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Photo Of The Day By Rom Savage

Photo By Rom Savage Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Angel Falls” by Rom Savage. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in …

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Showcase: December 2017

Diamond Window By Alex Speijer “Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is one of Iceland’s top tourist attractions. When the chunks of ice flow through the lagoon outlet and enter the sea, some are thrown back at the beach. Temperature and wave action make them melt in crazy ways. This can result in …

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Photo Of The Day By Robert Potts

Photo By Robert Potts Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pilings in the Fog” by Robert Potts. Location: Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Astoria, Oregon. See more of Robert Potts’ photography at www.stormlightfoto.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …

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Your Best Photo Of 2017 Assignment Winner Amy Ames

Photo By Amy Ames Congratulations to Amy Ames for winning the Your Best Photo Of 2017 assignment with the image, “Fresh Catch.” “I was lucky enough to spend five days at Cook Inlet in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska, in late July of 2017. The salmon were just …

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Simon’s Cat Does a Bit of Housekeeping in a Humorous Compilation of Classic Episodes

In Paws & Chores, a well-intentioned Simon’s Cat tries to do a bit of housekeeping without inflicting too much damage on Simon and/or the house. The animation is made up of a compilation of previous Simon’s Cat episodes including “Hidden Treasure“, “The Monster“, “Washed Up”, “The Box“, ““Lunch Break”, Shelf …

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Laughing Squid Video Archive Digitization Project

Just about half way through the 48 hours of HI8 video I shot related to @burningman 1996. A post shared by Scott Beale (@scottbeale) on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:35pm PST Way back in the early days of Laughing Squid, before I launched this blog, I used to shoot a …

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How a Good Title Ensures That the Film Stays in an Audience’s Memory For a Long Time

In a humorous video essay, filmmaker Karsten Runquist explains the critical significance of a taking the time to create a good title so that the film will stay in the respective memories of audience members for a long time. Not only is making titles fun, I feel making titles is …

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Musician Plays a Gorgeous Medieval Tune of His Own Composition on a Beautiful Hurdy-Gurdy

Musician and composer Andrey Vinogradov performed a gorgeously mournful original medieval tune on a beautiful hurdy-gurdy, which is also known as a wheel fiddle. The instrument is an unusual combination of strings and keys that are all played with the strategic turn of a crank. This original song is available …

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Prolific Crocheting Yarn Bomber Olek Shares Her Vision for Changing the World One Loop at Time

Olek, the prolific crochet artist, yarn bomber and friend of Laughing Squid sat down with Great Big Story to share details about her life, her work, her inspirations, the people she’s worked with, the places she’s been and her vision for changing the world – one loop at a time. …