Watch this Officiant Stop a Wedding to Tell the Wedding Photographer to Leave

Wedding Officiant Asks Photographer to Leave

Oh man, this is just painful to watch. I feel bad for the bride and groom, who are clearly caught off guard by the exchanged.

Muffled in the background, you can hear the photographer ask them “Do you want me to leave?” After the bride responds, the photographer and videographer move out.

Poor form on the officiant for sure. However, the photographer and videographer could have avoided being the center of attention (regardless of whether they were in the right) by taking two minutes to speak with the officiant beforehand – an exchange that should happen before any wedding ceremony.

[via SLR Lounge]

Depressing Truth About Smartphones Nailed by Short Film ‘I Forgot My Phone’

This is a sad commentary on mobile technology today.

We are all so consumed by what is going on in our circles that somewhere on the path to the most amazing iPhone or Android smartphone we forgot to enjoy real-life moments. And it rings perfrectly true in this short film (above) written by Charlene deGuzman.

[via Planet5D]

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...]