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March 2, 2012 10:49 PM   Subscribe

Oscar Lhermitte has been doing some wonderful things with video cameras and power drills.
posted by dunkadunc (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
(I'm also quite a fan of his work wearing high-visibility clothing to perform social engineering.)
posted by dunkadunc at 10:50 PM on March 2, 2012 [8 favorites]


OK, that's kind of brilliant.
posted by gwint at 10:55 PM on March 2, 2012


the effect is achieved by connecting the lens of the camera to a drilling machine.

Wow, imagine the tangled cord -that- makes!
posted by Twang at 11:29 PM on March 2, 2012


this will revolutionize the porn industry.
posted by hal9k at 11:34 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


literally!
posted by phaedon at 12:07 AM on March 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


I clicked the third link first and as soon as stuff went spinny I thought, but what if you filmed the surface of a disc on another drill spinning in sync with the camera? And then BAM my question was answered and I was well pleased.

A+, would spin again.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 12:52 AM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


wow! ...this is a highly entertaining idea.
and its so simple.
posted by quazichimp at 2:32 AM on March 3, 2012


Loved the streaking street lights. I wonder is he trying to get the lens centered or does it even matter?
posted by orme at 7:22 AM on March 3, 2012


very cool
posted by Monkeymoo at 8:52 AM on March 3, 2012


If you look at the last video, he seems to have the lens centered. That off-center camera must create a hell of a lot of vibration, though.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:08 AM on March 3, 2012


Off-center lens is not necessarily the same as off-center of gravity.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:42 AM on March 3, 2012


If you look at the video, the camera has its lens centered but the body (and likely center of gravity) off-center. I'm guessing the drill is massive enough that it's not going to shake out of the user's hands, though.

Now I want to do this!
posted by dunkadunc at 10:46 AM on March 3, 2012


Pretty cool. Reminds me of the Batman scene transition.
posted by klarck at 10:53 AM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hee! Great minds think alike. Here's the latest iteration of this.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:21 AM on March 3, 2012


klarck: "Pretty cool. Reminds me of the Batman scene transition ."

Exactly. As soon as it started spinning I hear that trumpet riff in my head.
posted by Splunge at 12:21 PM on March 3, 2012


Reminds me of the Batman scene transition.

Me too. Were those done with a rotating mirror? Obviously in the 60s the camera would have been way too big to spin, and loaded with film.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:24 PM on March 3, 2012


Okay so I watched the second video and woke up in the park 4 hours later wearing a set of clothes I've never seen before, holding a gold pocketwatch stained with what looked like blood, a leatherbound copy of "Titus Groan" with three dried pressed orchids serving as bookmarks and a note written on what I think is vellum in biblical hebrew.

Very pretty though.
posted by Grimgrin at 8:24 PM on March 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


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