Helmet Cam Video of Firefighter Saving a Kitten’s Life

As firefighters went into a burning home in Fresno, California, one of them found a lifeless kitten on the floor of a room in a house.  He then took the kitten outside and administered a tank of oxygen to it and poured water on it in an attempt to revive it.

Lucky the Kitten

That firefighter, Cory Kalanick, was wearing a helmet cam and caught the act on film. He edited the 15-minute ordeal down to about a minute by creating a faux movie trailer about saving Lucky the kitten’s life. [Read more...]

Watch a Golfer Take Out a $80,000 Camera at the British Open Today

Earlier today at the first round of the British Open, PGA pro Thomas Bjorn hit a ball out of the rough on the first hole and struck the camera that was capturing his swing.

Commentator Mike Tirico said the camera costs around $80,000. And while it appears to only be the lens that was damaged, those HD ENG zoom lenses generally cost a pretty penny themselves. [Read more...]

Watch This Video of Thieves Stealing a Lens Right Off a Photographer’s Camera on His Neck

This is a crazy operation in Russia where a group of thieves coordinate to distract a photographer while taking what looks like his Nikon 70-200 right off the camera that’s handing on his neck.

At first, we see the photographer/tourist approached by a group of people putting things in front of him in an attempt to distract.

Step 1 Distraction

Then, one of the thieves slips his hands under the papers held up and removes the lens. [Read more...]

‘Adrift’ Timelapse is Mesmerizing View of the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area

This gorgeous timelapse film was created from footage captured over the course of 2 years around the San Francisco Bay area. Simon Christen spent many mornings on the Marin Headlands capturing scene by scene of what he calls “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

He shot these images with the Canon 7D and Canon 4oD in raw format with exposures generally occurring every 2-10 seconds. Exposure was set in manual mode. On the last shot with the fog engulfing the camera, both the he and camera got pretty well soaked due to all of the moisture from the dense fog.

He uses a sturdy Really Right Stuff tripods for keeping the shots steady and, when necessary, uses software stabilization in After Effects to smooth out some shots.

You can view more of Simon’s work here on his website.

[via John Nack]