Monday, November 30, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Blue

Rotterdam, 2006, why is this building blue? Well:
"This was once one of the most unseen blocks of houses in Rotterdam, and by applying a layer of only 2 micron of blue paint onto it, it became Rotterdam’s most photographed one. By redecorating this block, which was built in the first years of the 20th century, people start looking again at what was and is there, and maybe think about what they will get in return.
It also puts in perspective blocks of houses as such, architectural 'fashions' and demographic processes like city migrations, by making those blocks look like toy houses or archetypal buildings on an architect's maquette."

See more public art from Florintijn Hofman
-Idaho Bob-

Monday, November 23, 2009

Musical Road

If you are an artist, get some big corporate attention immediately so you can do things like this or THIS or THIS.
-Idaho Bob-

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Zhang Huan

Zhang Huan is an artist that does a lot of things, but my favorite are these giant sculptures that are as epically creepy as they are big. Defiantly check out the 2008 giant series and the ash heads.
via: iGNANT
-Idaho Bob-

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships

I had to learn the HTML to embed videos that had embedding disabled to bring you this, but it was so worth it.
More from the 1986 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships: Opening Men Solo Texas Club
Unfortunately, 2006 saw an end to "popular" international aerobic competition, which is a shame seeing how far we have come since 1986.

-Idaho Bob-

Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh, To Be French

-Idaho Bob-


I don't know if anyone else uses Groupon, but I do and I really like it. It's a free site that sends you deals to your inbox that you can print out as coupons. Basically, they go to places they like and ask if they want to give a big group discount. You don't have to go as a group obviously, but if enough people on Groupon say yes, you get a certificate for your deal. We've gotten 1/2 off resteraunts, pizza tours, manicures, and tons of other stuff.

-Idaho Bob-

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Japan.... (sigh) we need to talk because this is just getting silly. No, I won't try them because it's just wrong. Fine, just one.... ... ... !

Unfortunately, if you want this snack you have to time travel back to 2008 Tokyo, but it just may be worth it.
-Idaho Bob-

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Favorite William Shatner Song

If anyone one was wondering "Hey Idaho Bob, what's your favorite William Shatner song?" (besides "Has Been" and "Rocketman" of course) Well, it is obviously "Closer" featuring Lemon Jelly. This video is not the official music video (because that would be crazy: an official William Shatner music video?) but it was the only one I could find. But, I suppose, being the only one, that kinda' makes it the official one....
-Idaho Bob-

KYM: AutoTune with Weird Al

The first video I have worked on that has made it to the 1 million club.
-Idaho Bob-

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fish n' Chips

A commercial I shot for the Dorito's Super Bowl competition.
-Idaho Bob-

Record Face: The Next Generation

They call it Plattencover Kollagen but we just call it awesome.

-Idaho Bob-

Monday, November 16, 2009

They Made Me Do It

Photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne creates images that are both funny and socially aware.
via: iGNANT
-Idaho Bob-

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Top 10 from NYTW

We shot this only a few days ago for the New York Theater Workshop and look at how fast Kornhaber Brown got it turned around.
-Idaho Bob-

Money Tree

In England people have been hammering money into trees. Why? Cuz it looks cool.
-Idaho Bob-

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shooting Kitty

I always wanted to teach my cats to do this, but have so far failed.
-Idaho Bob-

Purchase College Commercials

At one point I wanted to be a scientist, but I became a film person so instead I make film things about science. Fair trade off?

Much love to all the people who helped make both these commercials happen.

-Idaho Bob-

Friday, November 13, 2009

BB Guns + Kitty = Really Sad

This cat was shot with a BB gun and it was paralyzed from the waist down. Apparently, it was still quite happy but it looks so sad as it waddles over. The floors look nice and clean though.
-Idaho Bob-

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stem Cells Rule!

Another amazing thing to watch out for and I hope will stop being a religious issue because it well help humanity so much, stem cells. If anyone still thinks it's a bad idea, you've got something wrong with you or you read too many sci-fi novels.
-Idaho Bob-

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Keep An Eye On This Tech

Using photos from the web, software engineers have developed a way to use cloud computing to make rough 3D models of entire cities. Keep an eye out for this type of web based content turning into more and more interesting things.

For another, more controlled, example see the 2009 Inauguration photo section of CNN done by the Microsoft project PhotoSynth.
-Idaho Bob-

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street?

To get to Sesame Street is actually pretty easy if you live in NYC: you take the R train to Queens and walk a few blocks. The RocketBoom team went off to go talk to some of the locals and see what it takes to make a show that has managed to stay relevant and popular for 40 years. BTW, Sesame St. is a non-profit but it's the happiest group of non-profit employees I have ever met.

-Idaho Bob-

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Moog Cookbook

This adorable video combines so many things that I love: Moog instruments, simplicity, cute animals, and Weezer covers.
-Idaho Bob-

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ghost of 16mm

............................................................................................................................................Ghosts of 16mm

-Idaho Bob-