Tag Archives: Footage

A new music video from animator Cyriak Harris, who’s taken a random bit of vintage footage (wherein an old man attempts to eat breakfast in the middle of the road), then run it through the nightmare-o-tron a few times, as is his wont.

Naturally, you’ll have seen his ‘Like And Subscribe’ video for Adam Buxton’s podcast.

Previously: Dance Like No Body’s Watching



On Twitter.

Requests were made by gardaí, via their Twitter account, for the videos above to be removed from Twitter.

The videos contain footage taken by cyclists.

The requests prompted some on Twitter to ask the gardai what law was being broken by the posters…


Gardaí fears over dangerous driving videos ‘have no basis’ (Catherine Sanz, The Times Ireland edition)

Footage of Paris recorded between 1896 and 1900 by pioneering fraternal filmmakers, Auguste and Luis Lumière, stabilised, foley sound added and slowed to natural rate by videographer Guy Jones.

0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896)

0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900)

1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899)

2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897)

3:24 – Passing of a fire brigade (1897)

3:58 – Tuileries Garden (1896)

4:48 – Moving walkway at the Paris Exposition (1900)

5:24 – The Eiffel Tower from the Rives de la Seine à Paris (1897)

Previously: New York City In 1911


Ah, video.

Fifteen years ago, Ben O’Connor, of Dunlavin, County Wicklow purchased a Canon XM1 mini DV camera.

Ben writes:

I was just sifting through the hours of footage and decided to put together a little edit because I feel enough time has past to give the DV format a nostalgic feel.

Now, these things remind me of a time before smartphones, when to record something was rare. All the footage is untouched and from my hometown Dunlavin.

In fairness.

Music by Radiohead


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For the week that’s in it.

RTÉ Archives have this morning released footage of various US Presidential visits to Ireland throughout the years  and some nifty design work (above).

Writes Áine Kerrigan:

Watch John F. Kennedy and his sisters chat and joke with their Irish relatives and take tea and salmon sandwiches on home-made bread on the ancestral farm in Dunganstown, Co. Wexford in 1963.

In 1970 Richard Nixon visited the Quaker burial ground where his mother’s ancestors were buried and then had a close encounter with an egg thrower on Lord Edward Street in Dublin.

In 1984 Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy were entertained by Irish dancers In Ballyporeen and presented with a pictorial record of the town.

Bill and Hillary Clinton took a walk among the throngs in College Green in 1995 and President Clinton pulled a young boy from the crush and Hillary was asked if she has ‘any sisters knocking around’.

Revisit the anti war protests of 2004 against the use of Shannon Airport as a transit stop for US troops heading to Iraq as US President George Bush arrives on Irish soil.

Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were given a warm welcome on their visit to Moneygall, home of the president’s great great great grandfather in 2011 and they stopped for a quick pint in Ollie Hayes’ pub.

Which should take the edge off this week’s result, either way.

RTÉ Archives


An Embroidery Of Voids by artist Daniel Crooks: which stitches together a series of alleys, laneways and passages into a seemingly endless (but actually nine and a half minute long) corridor.

Fullscreen and sound up for the full Zen effect.

And if you liked that, you’ll be similarly moved by the sidescrolling urban pageant of A Garden Of Parallel Paths.



On November 14, 1963, the Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile shot into space from the South Atlantic at 17,000 miles per hour. This unmanned booster would eventually carry the Gemini space capsules, NASA’s second manned mission to space, succeeding Mercury and preceding Apollo. But what made that fateful November morning particularly noteworthy was something else: Mounted on the second stage of the missile was a camera that offered a preview of what the astronauts would see from space and provided the first-ever footage from the cosmos.


Dean. a student at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, writes:

Déan is the Irish verb for “to do” or “to make” and it is also the spelling of my first name minus the fada, I though it was appropriate to use this as I am always doing or making something. The footage for the video was captured all around Dublin and Inismore one of the Aran islands. It was completed as part of a post production module in college and the music is “Whistle if You Need Me” by Kelsey James.

Thanks Diarmuid Hayes