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An experimental clay and sand stop motion short synced to Yasuaki Shimizu’s Utsukushiki Tennen by Romane Granger, a student at École Nationale Supériure Des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

A 2D abstract narrative that bursts into three dimensions halfway through.


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Last month, fellow explorers and filmmakers George Kourounis and Sam Cossman descended 400m into the Marum crater – an active volcano on the Vanuatu  archipelago in the South Pacific.

It was a dry heat.


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Socci sez:

“As a water photographer myself I was trying to get into the water but it was impossible, the water was about 90 degrees Celsius and there were lots of lava particles floating that could burn anything in seconds… even the kayaks came out of the water with some ‘scars’ from the floating lava!!!”



Youtuber komodoyago (whose colleagues performed this experiment) sez:

The test was performed with a box of camp waste (largely food rests) in a bin bag. Estimated weight 30kg, Size 60x60x60cm. Fall height, about 80m. The lake reacts with violent lava fountaining activity, presumably in part due to steam produced from the organic matter.

Fingal County Council wishes it had one of these.


A cloud of lightning-topped ash rises toward a starry sky during the June eruption of southern Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano complex. The eruption grounded flights in Chile and neighboring Argentina.

Photo: Ricardo Mohr.

Pictures We Love: Best Of October (National Geogrpahic)