Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kites on Ice

Here is great video of kites being flown indoors as part of a Figure Skating Ballet.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pipa Kite Commercial for Shell

The kite in the video is a Brazilian Pipa Kite, indigenous to Brazil.

The video is very instructive. It shows things not to do with a kite. Running doesn't work. Throwing the kite up doesn't work. It is the dog who finally gets it right, grabbing the kite and taking it down wind away from the flier. Then it is easily pulled up in to the sky!

Snowflake Kite Starbucks Commercial

Starbucks is airing a "Taste of the Season" commercial that uses white Snowflake Facet kites. Of course, there was no wind for the shoot, so in the city shots, helium balloons were used to loft the kites for filming. The 'open area' shots are in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Now This is a Night Fly

This is a great video of a terrific night fly demonstration.

Acoording to, These amazing kites are flying over the Caspian Sea in a special performance for the President of Turkmenistan. The delta kites are 17' wingspan kites with Super LED lights and fireworks all controlled by radio control. The diamond kites are 6' wide and 6' high with 100' tails. The kites are two line steerable kites.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine

Once upon a time there was a show on TV called "The Secret Life of Machines". The second episode of the show was "The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine".

Here is a short 5-minute version of the show, just showing the part about how the sewing machine makes a stitch. Everyone who wants to understand what is really happening when the sewing machine makes a stitch should watch this video.

The whole show is 25 minutes long. YouTube has a 15-minute limit. Below is the whole show, split in to two parts.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Uncle Traveling Matt

Do you remember Fraggle Rock? It was Jim Henson's show about the Woozle World. It was a children's show that he hoped would bring about world peace.

Gobo's Uncle Matt left the security of Fraggle Rock to explore Outer Space. This video is about Uncle Traveling Matt's first postcard to his nephew Gobo, reporting his observations of the Silly Creatures in Outer Space.

When Gobo remembers Matt's postcard, Gobo, Boober, Mokey and Red have been captured by the Gorgs. Gobo tries to lighten things up by reading Uncle Matt's postcard.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shirone battle kites flown at the Black Ships Kite Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, in July 1987.

This is a terrific video of kite battles at the Shirone Kite Festival in Japan.

Connor Doran on America's Got Talent

Take a look at Connor flying kites indoors.