Today I learned about Hannah Sabata, a 19 year old Nebraska woman who stole $6000 from a bank in 2012. After the crime she immediately posted a video to YouTube titled "Chick Bank Robber" where she held bundles of cash up to the camera and bragged about what she'd done. She was caught the same day. cbsnews.com/news/self-pro…
In 1992, a SEAL team performing reconnaissance for the Somalia invasion was ambushed by over 400 journalists camped out on the Mogadishu coastline. Lights from the flashing cameras nearly caused a devastating wave of supressing fire from Navy vessels. sofrep.com/news/operation…
The world's first photographic process, the daguerreotype, was capable of recording fine detail better than today's digital cameras. A panoramic photo captured in 1848 was taken at a resolution equivalent to 140,000 megapixels. blog.redbubble.com/2010/0…
An 800-pound photo radar speed camera was stolen from a Toronto intersection. It has never been found. toronto.ctvnews.ca/an-800…
The filmmakers for β€˜The Blair Witch Project’ saved money by returning the video camera to Circuit City after they were done filming moviefone.com/2019/07/15/…
Happy-go-lucky parody musician Weird Al Yankovic once recorded a diss track after his ex-girlfriend broke up with him. The song One More Minute describes all the horrible things he'd rather do than stay with her, and in the song's music video he tears up a picture of her on camera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
In Bugattis world record video of the Chiron going from 0-400kmph-0, the one-shot scene of the car accelerating was achieved by simply using another Bugatti Chiron as the camera car because nothing else on set was fast enough to record the shot. youtu.be/YTJr5bMWVyo
Weezer's video for Buddy Holly, done as an episode of Happy Days, used no digital effects; only "clever camera effects and editing". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
The Superb Lyrebird has the ability to mimic any natural and artificial sounds from their environment with astounding accuracy. In this video one imitates the sounds of a Kookaburra, camera shutter, camera with a motor drive, car alarm and chainsaw. youtu.be/mSB71jNq-yQ?repo…
The 7-minute long shot in the Charlie Work episode of "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" was entirely filmed by camera operator Adam Sklena, without dolly tracks or a rig. "This is a man holding a camera who had to walk backwardsβ€”and we got it without screwing up on take 1," said Charlie Day. collider.com/charlie-day-…
The camera company, Fujifilm, also makes skincare products because the CEO predicted that sales for their film would decrease with the rise of digital cameras. Chemicals they discovered earlier to prevent color fading in photographs are used to prevent sagging and fading skin now. jpninfo.com/104930
Nirvana considered making a video for All Apologies that featured Kurt Cobain playing Lee Harvey Oswald, singing to the camera and making a pie in the book depository. Cobain would then throw the pie out the window, which would hit Kennedy (played by Grohl or Novoselic) in the back of the head. vice.com/en/article/7bmvd…
For John Wick: Parabellum (2019) five dogs played Halle Berry's two sidekicks and she did the regular training herself so that on-set, the dogs actually followed her and no one had to give commands from off-camera ew.com/movies/2019/05/16/…
Comedian Hannibal Buress paid a man $500 to attend a movie premiere for him, even though he looked nothing like him. The man walked around, took selfies with fans, and did an interview on camera. variety.com/2017/film/new…
Fuji Film(the camera and film company) started producing and selling food supplements for racehorses since 2018 fujifilm.com/jp/ja/busine…
During an interview with Stephen Hawking, the camera operator yanked a cable causing an alarm and Hawking to slump forward. Worried they had killed him, everyone rushed over to find Hawking giggling at his own joke. The alarm was from an office computer losing power. biography.com/news/stephe…
In the 1930's, Helene Adelaide Shelby invented an apparatus for obtaining criminal confessions, which consisted of putting the criminal in a dark chamber, and confronting them with a human skeleton with glowing red eyes, which contained a camera and microphone atlasobscura.com/articles…
The production budget of the first season of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was so low, the cast shot the opening credits sequence using a digital camera themselves while driving around Philadelphia one night. Charlie Day called it the "cheapest credits ever." indigoprod.com/nyc-video-…
In 1968 Ivan Sutherland and his student Bob Sproull created the first VR / AR head mounted display (Sword of Damocles) that was connected to a computer and not a camera. It was a large and scary looking contraption that was too heavy for any user to comfortably wear. vrs.org.uk/virtual-realit…
A newly developed camera is capable of taking as many as 70 trillion frames per second. That is fast enough to see waves of light traveling and the fluorescent decay of molecules. phys.org/news/2020-05-ult…
β€žPut Him in Buccaβ€œ was a Candid Camera Style Iraqi television program. Fake bombs were placed in celebritiesβ€˜ cars without their knowledge and soliders in on the prank β€ždiscoveredβ€œ them at military checkpoints. The celebrities then were threatened with detention and execution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Put…
Thomas Edison would hire thugs to destroy movie sets because he felt that he owned the rights to any and all film made since he filed the first patent for the motion picture camera history.com/.amp/news/the…
Today I learned about the GΓ€vle Goat, a 3 ton annual Christmas display in the Swedish town of GΓ€vle that has been a target for vandals since the tradition started. Damaging the goat carries a minimum 3 month prison sentence and vandals have gone as far as hacking into the security cameras to disable them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GΓ€v…
A potential cold open for 'Fun Run - Part 1,' (S4 E01) of The Office actually had Michael hit Meredith with his car and then back over her again to make sure she was dead. In this case there would not have been a camera in the car with him but a spy cam that he wasn't aware of. screenrant.com/office-mic…
There is a butthole camera to help you practice pooping in space. menshealth.com/trending-n…
Filmmaker Ruggero Deodato was Arrested and Charged With Murdering Several Actors On Camera While Filming The 1980's movie "Cannibal Holocaust." He was facing life prison and he had to produce 3 Actors in Court to prove that all the actors are still alive. theguardian.com/film/2011…
NASA, using a modified Boeing 747 equipped with a Faint Object infraRed Camera, has detected an infrared emission peak on the Moon at 6 ΞΌm. This is the specific wavelength that acts as a signature for water molecules. snippetscience.com/nasa-h…
On December 28, 1895, the first commercial movie was screened at the Grand CafΓ© in Paris. The film was made by Louis and Auguste Lumiere, two French brothers who developed a camera-projector called the Cinematographer. history.com/this-day-in-h…
After being called out on local TV, 2 porch pirates caught on camera returned a package of replica WWE belts (belonging to a 5-yr-old autistic boy with a brain tumor) with a note that read: β€œAfter seeing ourselves looking like low lives on the news, we have both decided to get clean and sober.” yahoo.com/lifestyle/thiev…
3D cameras have been commercially available since the 1950s. The majority of the cameras worked by taking two pictures eye distance apart to simulate a 3D image. Additionally, the makers of the View-Master made their own stereo camera that was compatible with the famous toy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
In a 1991 football match in Uruguay, a striker was wearing multiple gold chains. When he went up front for a corner, a defender pulled off one of the chains and put it in his sock. Neither the striker nor anyone else noticed, but TV cameras picked it up. At full time, the defender was arre-sted theguardian.com/football/…
Today I learned about Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy who constructed his own cameras from cardboard, tin cans and other crude stuff and was shooting most of his subject unaware and now he is famous for his purposely bad photos en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
While filming β€˜Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, the actor who voiced Roger, Charles Fleischer, insisted on wearing a Roger Rabbit costume on set, in spite of the fact that he wouldn’t be appearing on camera. He did it to get into character. youtube.com/watch?v=JTxwG…
"Maris," the famous unseen character on the sitcom Frasier, was originally only going to off camera for a few episodes, but the increasing absurdity in which she was described forced the show into a box; they couldn't find an actress to meet the character's odd physical description. yahoo.com/entertainment/w…
Alfred Hitchcock used to play sadistic pranks on his coworkers. Once he had a bet with the prop guy to spend a night tied to camera.The man agreed and had a drink with Alfred but Alfred put laxatives in his drink.When people came in the morning, he was found crying in his own poop's puddle. telegraph.co.uk/films/201…
The prototype digital camera used an analogue tape as a storage device. megapixel.co.il/english/a…
A burglar stole a Super 8 camera & video tapes from a youth soccer coach; he then turned over the tapes & coach's address to police upon finding sex abuse of the boys from the man's soccer team on the tapes. Police found more child porn of his soccer players in the coach's home & arrested him. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The close up shots of a pen floating in zero-gravity in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) were achieved by sticking a pen to a piece of glass and rotating it. The set could also be moved towards and away from the camera which remained stationary. youtu.be/StZ2fmWYom4?t=62…
Today I learned of Brian Shaffer, a man who disappeared after entering a bar in Columbus, OH in April, 2006. He was recorded on security cameras entering the bar, but never leaving the bar. He is still missing today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Humans are bioluminescent. Our visible light is 1000 times weaker than what our naked eye can detect. However, images of this glow have been captured by Masaki Kobayashi of Tohoku Institute of Technology, using a specialized sensitive camera. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
A company in Thailand created vests with hidden cameras for stray dogs to wear. The vests can livestream video whenever the dog barks in order to help patrol the community. They say they'll still need to do more tests before implementing them though. ipdefenseforum.com/2018/0…
Since May 5, 2018, every new vehicle sold in the US is required to be equipped with a backup camera as a standard feature. abcnews.go.com/US/cars-us…
A photographer found a roll of unexposed 35mm black and white Kodak Plus-X film that expired in 1945. After struggling to determine how to expose and develop the film using more modern cameras and chemicals, the photographer successfully captured images of contemporary New York City. petapixel.com/2016/04/27/…
Today I learned of Artur Fischer, a German soldier who survived Stalingrad on the last plane out. After the war, he went on to invent many ubiquitous items such as the synchronized camera flash and the plastic wall anchor, and held over 1100 patents before dying at age 96. nytimes.com/2016/02/09/bu…
In the early '90s, one of the first speed cameras was installed in the UK on the M40 Motorway. It recorded 400 instances of speeding in the first 40 minutes after it was installed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
Many higher end, larger camera lenses are white instead of black due to issues caused by temperature fluctuations. As a lens heats in sunlight, it expands, affecting focus of the glass elements. This is particularly problematic for larger lenses. The white color helps reflect light/heat. petapixel.com/2016/02/19/…
The Bohemian Grove is a private campground in California where the rich and powerful go to party. In 2000 a camera was sneaked into the campground and shot the infamous video which showed the members acting out a 'Ritual' known as the Cremation of Care in front of a 30 foot owl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boh…
To spy on USSR and China, U.S. Air Force literally made a satellite which used film cameras to take photos and it would drop from space. A plane would then catch it. They were "discarded" after about 10 uses and the photos were usually blurry and had light streaks due to the ionosphere. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a 3rd camera that captures in the infrared spectrum & can see through plastic & clothing & has been banned in China. youtu.be/ZE3TpdRJygs
Products made in Japan were ridiculed and thought to be low quality until 1950 when The New York Times reported the excellence of Nikon cameras during the Korean war with the headline "Japanese camera" nikon.com/about/corporate…

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