Category Archives: Video

Interactive photos, new buildings and the London skyline.


The Guardian has put together this interesting interactive photo series to illustrate the  effect of the ever-changing London skyline and how new construction of larger and taller buildings will change it. The Gherkin, The Shard, The Leadenhall Building (the Cheesegrater), The Heron Tower, and 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie-Talkie) have made their mark on London, but there are many more to follow.

From an education design perspective it’s interesting to come across the use of self-discovery to help engage with the message and learning content.

Whilst on the subject of these new buildings, here’s a beautifully shot time lapse of the Cheesegrater being built by filmmakers Dan Lowe and Paul Raftery.

Fascinating data visualisation

Interesting way to show the daily complexity and volumes of air traffic across the UK and Europe in a way that is both cinematic and exciting to watch.

From the NATS blog at:

A few simple things, teamwork, and lots of practice

A short film of two craftsmen at work. Tom Williams happened to see them at work very early one morning and grabbed the camera.

Thanks for sharing Tom.

Splendid typographic video ‘how to handle the gap between taste (ambition) and ability’

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

Ira Glass offers really inspiring advice to people struggling with a gap between their tastes and their abilities in the video The Gap by photographer Daniel Sax. The video features a series of typographic visualisations set to Glass’ words. Sax created the video after watching another typographic video of Glass’ talk by artist David Shiyang Liu. Both videos are based on part 3 of the PRI video series ‘Ira Glass on Story Telling’.

Helpful little video on the language of design

Lovely piece of work that elegantly tells the basic of good design. Covering the basics in under 3 minutes. Thank you Erica Gorochow for sharing.

Showing or telling which is best for learning?

I can’t understand a word he’s saying but I’ve certainly learnt something.

In this video a Russian man demonstrates how to open a can of food using only your bare hands. Even though he’s explaining the process in Russian, his demonstration clearly communicates the proper method.

Thank you Grigoryi1



Nifty little video – everyday things that change your mood

Everyday Things That Affect Your Mood” is a new video by BuzzFeed. It explores how the things around you can affect your mood and offers simple solutions to foster change. Thank you BuzzFeed