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1. CAN I LIVE// Collin Collins & Karl Fostvedt

  • Published: 2013-01-06T21:42:14+00:00
  • Duration: 157
  • By 4BI9 Media
CAN I LIVE// Collin Collins & Karl Fostvedt

A day in the Sun Valley park with Collin Collins and Karl Fostvedt. Special thanks to Brian Callahan and Mike Fitzpatrick @Sun Valley www.sunvalley.com Music: Pusha T- Can I Live 4bi9 Media www.4bi9media.com


2. All Damn Day - Official Teaser

  • Published: 2013-05-01T23:05:38+00:00
  • Duration: 203
  • By 4BI9 Media
All Damn Day - Official Teaser

"...and almost we are persuaded that there is something, after all — Something essential, waiting for all of us in the dark alleys of the world: Aboriginally loathsome, immeasurable and certainly nameless." -Orson Wells At this time we are excited to officially announce our upcoming film, All Damn Day. Here is an early teaser for your viewing pleasure. Supported By: Saga Outerwear, The North Face, Nordica, Philpark, K2 Skis, Tall-T Productons, ON3P Skis Featuring the talents of: Dale Talkington, John Ware, Karl Fostvedt, Tim McChesney, John Kutcher, Collin Collins, Andy Partridge, Will Berman, Tyler Barnes, Lucas Wachs, Jake Doan, Brady Perron and more. Enjoy! www.4bi9media.com


3. Geometry Loop

Geometry Loop

You can watch the looped version on http://redd.it/33pui1 - that's without the music though. This is week 3 of the "Reel Refresh Challenge" - a project among the animation bootcamp alumni at www.schoolofmotion.com. As we share our project files among the group, I didn't use any 3rd party plugins or footage (apart from the audio track). The topic for this week was "geometry". Check out the others as well, they're great: https://vimeo.com/groups/abreelrefresh The song snippet is taken from a Remix of Collin McLoughlin's "Heartbeat". Check this page for details: https://pro.beatport.com/release/heartbeat-the-remixes/1090623


4. Editing as Punctuation in Film

  • Published: 2015-09-10T04:20:48+00:00
  • Duration: 1200
  • By Max Tohline
Editing as Punctuation in Film

In January 2014 Kathryn Schulz published an article in Vulture called "The Five Best Punctuation Marks in Literature." Link: http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/best-punctuation-marks-literature-nabokov-eliot-dickens-levi.html It got me thinking about what the five best "punctuation marks" in film might look like. I wanted to assemble a video essay with a rapidfire list of nominees of great moments of editing-as-punctuation in film. But as I started putting it together, the project grew into a twofold piece: an analysis of and response to Schulz's article as well as an attempt to spur new insights about editing by examining it through the metaphor of punctuation. So, here it is: 20 minutes long, clips from 100 films (101 if you count that Woody Allen quotes Duck Soup in Hannah and her Sisters), and, I hope, an inspiration to anyone else who loves film on a formal level and believes, as Bazin did, that the language of cinema isn't done being invented yet. Thanks to Kathryn Schulz for sending me down this wonderful rabbit hole of thought, and to the editors (in order of their cuts): Sally Menke, Buster Keaton, Abel Gance, Yelizaveta Svilova & Dziga Vertov, Michael Snow, Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss, Harry Gerstad, William Reynolds & Peter Zinner, David E. Blewitt & Robert K. Lambert & David Newhouse, Sergei Eisenstein, Daniel Rezende, Valeriya Belova, Richard Pearson & Christopher Rouse, Lou Lombardo, Marguerite Beaugé & Carl Theodor Dreyer, George Tomasini, D.W. Griffith & James Smith & Rose Smith, Lev Kuleshov, Charles Chaplin & Willard Nico, Ron Fricke & Alton Walpole, Sam O'Steen, Edgar Adams & Edward L. Cahn, Ray Lovejoy, Siro Asteni, Anne V. Coates, Robert Wise, Susan E. Morse, LeRoy Stone, Ken Eluto, Spike Lee, Jerome Thoms, Lyudmila Feyginova, Peter Przygodda, Ferris Webster, Andrew Weisblum, Léonide Azar feat. Anton Walbrook, Alan Heim, Claudia Castello & Michael P. Shawver, Michal Leszczylowski & Andrei Tarkovsky, Ralph Rosenblum, William Hornbeck, Barbara McLean, William Chang & Kit-Wai Kai & Chi-Leung Kwong, Véronique Parnet, Kim Hyeon, Andreas Prochaska, Mary Sweeney, John Smith, Jolanda Benvenuti, Harold F. Kress & Argyle Nelson Jr. & J. Frank O'Neill, Florence Eymon, Nicholas T. Proferes, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Yoshiyasu Hamamura, Cécile Decugis, Joe Bini, Robert Leighton, Milton Carruth, Jay Rabinowitz, Owen Marks, Ted Cheesman, George Tomasini (again), Blanche Sewell, Georges Méliès, Reginald Mills, Siv Lundgren, Thelma Schoonmaker (finally!), Kôichi Iwashita, Alex O'Flinn, Kirk Baxter, Peter Kubelka, Paul Sharits, Chris Marker, Jean Ravel, Roderick Jaynes (Ethan and Joel Coen), Sharon Rutter, Miroslav Hájek, Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, Melvin Van Peebles, Martin Arnold, Bruce Conner, Walter Murch & Richard Chew, and Yelizaveta Svilova & Dziga Vertov again. Plus unseen contributions from Jacqueline Sadoul, Jim Miller & Paul Rubell, Monique Bonnot, Ralph Foster & Stephen Perkins & Andrew Weisblum, Verna Fields, Jack Murray, Daniel Mandell, Françoise Collin, Solange Leprince, Patricia Canino, Nelly Quettier, Matt Chesse, George McGuire, John Seabourne Sr., Takis Davlopoulos & Giorgos Triandafyllou, and a few VFX teams, too. For the full list of films featured, click here: http://10oclockdot.tumblr.com/post/129417606958 NEW: Pablo Ferreira (https://vimeo.com/pabloferreira) has just graciously created Portuguese subtitles for this video! Plus: Héctor Aguilar Rivas's (https://vimeo.com/user24306664) Spanish subtitles are still here and still great. Also: Turkish speakers, please enjoy this TURKISH DUB of Editing as Punctuation in Film, lovingly prepared by Münif Çankaya: https://vimeo.com/146388456 And I'm still grateful that Editing as Punctuation in Film was named THRICE as one of the best video essays of 2015 by leading critic/curators in Fandor's poll. Thank you! https://www.fandor.com/keyframe/poll-the-best-video-essays-of-2015


5. Collin-Doesn't want kids !

Collin-Doesn't want kids !


6. Bob Soven - Deadline Day

  • Published: 2013-05-04T03:58:57+00:00
  • Duration: 376
  • By Liquid Force
Bob Soven - Deadline Day

The pressure is on. Bob must get the shot today for his Liquid Force ad. Fun and games quickly turns sour when Bob has one of his worst crashes to date. Blood and dirty water wont stop Bob Soven though. Produced: Collin Harrington LiquidForceFilms.com Music: I've Beeen Everywhere by: Johnny Cash Ain't No Surprise by: Leopold and His Fiction


7. Matt Morris - iPhone 5s adventure

  • Published: 2013-10-03T13:55:55+00:00
  • Duration: 203
  • By Dave Altizer
Matt Morris - iPhone 5s adventure

Shot completely on the iPhone 5s. Music composed using iPhone ringtones. To celebrate the powerful new camera and features of the Apple iPhone 5s, Ben Worley and I shot this short film showcasing its awesomeness. With the larger sensor, larger pixels, larger aperture and slow motion video on the iPhone 5s, and the brilliantly composed music by Ben Worley using iPhone ringtones, this film really came together well. I can now sincerely say that the iPhone 5s can be a powerful production tool. Featured on Planet5D! : http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/11/can-the-iphone-5s-hack-it-as-a-movie-camera/ 148apps blog post: http://www.148apps.com/news/matt-morris-iphone-5s-adventure-diving-cliff-iphone-5s/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+148apps+%28148Apps+Main%29 Pixel2HTML blog post: http://blog.pixel2html.com/2013/video/video-of-the-week-iphone-5s-adventure?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffer6336e&utm_medium=twitter Love what Stu Maschwitz said about our film, "Don’t shoot a movie with your iPhone. Unless it’s this one, in which case bwahahahawesome." Directed/ Shot/ Edited by: Dave Altizer @davealtizer Written/ Composed by: Ben Worley Produced by: Caroline Deaton Boom operator: Matt Altizer Matt Morris - @mattadormusic Ben Worley - @subtumble Freerunner - Dylan Bumbalough Skateboarder - Collin Sullivan - @CollinSullivan8 Special thanks to Nick Serban IV for supplying the boom mic! Shot using a custom made rig using the Studio Neat Glif + attached to a Wooden Camera dslr cage. Underwater scene shot using the Hitcase Pro for iPhone 5s. Film edited in Apple Final Cut Pro X. Score composed using Apple Logic Pro 9.


8. Emerica North Hollywood demo – March 2011

Emerica North Hollywood demo – March 2011

The Emerica team did a little demo at the NoHo skatepark in North Hollywood, CA. Emerica teamriders Andrew Reynolds , Leo Romero , Brandon Westgate, Braydon Szafranski , Collin Provost and Marquis Preston all came out to skate it. Kevin "Spanky" Long couldn't skate but came by and hung out.


9. Collin Provost – Emerica’s Stay Gold B-sides

  • Published: 2011-04-06T19:15:56+00:00
  • Duration: 488
  • By Emerica Europe
Collin Provost – Emerica’s Stay Gold B-sides

The Filming of Stay Gold yielded a ton gigs logged on Jon Miner’s hard drives. Only a small percentage of that footage has been seen to this day, the cream of the crop.  Lucky for us, Jon has decided to dig deep into those hard drives and cut together some never-before-seen footage, second angles, slams, and random shenanigans that went on during the filming of Stay Gold. This first one goes out to The Skateboard Mag’s “Year’s Best Am” Collin Provost. If you still don’t own a copy of Stay Gold, get one at your local skateshop or get on over to iTunes and drop some coin!” Follow Emerica on www.emerica.com and www.facebook.com/emerica.europe


10. Keep Looking - Official Trailer

  • Published: 2013-02-01T05:48:04+00:00
  • Duration: 122
  • By 4BI9 Media
Keep Looking - Official Trailer

Purchase the Keep Looking digital download for $5.99 now at http://gum.co/keeplooking Roughly six years ago, a group of unknown skiers and friends followed their dreams of moving out west in the hopes that the endless snowfall, massive mountains, and unending skiing opportunities of their dreams would become a way of life. That first winter they produced their inaugural film, “Look it Up”, a declaration of a new generation of freestyle skiers fostering a movement of creativity and style beyond the stagnant and oftentimes robotic nature of the contest environment- a glimpse of skiing’s future and the foundation of the 4bi9 legacy. While the past has been an unforgettable journey, the future holds even bigger things for the 4bi9 crew. Thus, it is at this time that we are proud to present our sixth feature-length film, “Keep Looking.” Directed by AJ Dakoulas and Andrew Napier Produced by AJ Dakoulas, Andrew Napier, and Mike McLeod Featuring the skiing of: Dale Talkington, John Ware, Karl Fostvedt, John Kutcher, Tim McChesney, Tom Wallisch, Chris Laker, Brady Perron, Nicky Keefer, Collin Colins and friends. Presented by Saga Outerwear www.sagaouterwear.com In Association with: On3p Skis (www.on3pskis.com) Monster Energy (www.monster.com) Scott USA (www.scott-sports.com) Phil Park (www.philpark.com) Tall-T Productions (www.talltproductions.com) The Mountain (www.themountain.me) www.4bi9media.com


11. VOLUME 2- TIME TO SHINE.

  • Published: 2010-12-01T17:11:58+00:00
  • Duration: 627
  • By Saga Outerwear
VOLUME 2- TIME TO SHINE.

In this volume we start at opening day of Park City Mountain Resort and end with the Saga Fam shredding powder during the heavy November snowfall here in Utah. Can't thank the team enough for putting in all the hard work that has gone into this volume and laying down some of the best early season skiing I have ever personally witnessed. The title, Time to Shine says it all, the team is hungry and we are just there to document it, enjoy. Riders: Collin Collins, Tyler Barnes, Andy Partridge, Nicky Keefer, Angeli VanLaanen, Dylan Natale, Wiley Miller and Tim Durtshi. www.sagaouterwear.com TRACKS: - Skinny Love (Das Kapital Rerub)- Bon Iver - The End (Feat. GLC, Chip Tha Ripper And Nicole Wray)- Kid Cudi - Heavy In Your Arms (C-Berg Remix)- Florence + The Machine


12. Gap + Threadless T-shirts

Gap + Threadless T-shirts

Gap + Threadless have come together to give you great t-shirt designs, made by artists from all over the world. Grab your tee at Gap.com/Threadless. Featured artists: Phil Jones, Jordan L. Bender, Samuel Charrois Animations by: Optimus, Chicago Edited by: Collin James Diederich Video by: Threadless


13. Welcome To Zombie Country, an interview with Tony Moore

  • Published: 2011-07-21T05:20:29+00:00
  • Duration: 647
  • By Threadless.com
Welcome To Zombie Country, an interview with Tony Moore

Tony Moore, co-creator of The Walking Dead comic series, talks with the boys of Threadless about family, his Threadless t-shirt, and brainsss. Head over to http://tonymooreillustration.com to check out more of Tony's work. Interview by Lance Curran - http://www.twitter.com/​​wearecareful Shot and edited by Craig Shimala - http://cshimala.tumblr.com Shot by Collin James Diederich - http://www.collinjamesdiederich.com Music by Kevin MacLeod - http://www.incompetech.com Some sound effects by Mike Koenig - http://www.soundbible.com Special thanks to Tony, Kara and Emmylou Moore, Colleen Wilson and Sean Donohue. Cameras used: Canon 7D, CAnon XH-A1, Panasonic HMC-150 Lenses: Nikkor 50mm 1.4, Nikkor 28mm 2.8, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Canon 50mm 1.4, Canon 28mm 1.8


14. The Automotive Life

The Automotive Life

This is a montage of footage that I have collected over the past three to four years, throughout daily life, in every part of the world. This isn't a game. This isn't scripted. This is us... www.jasonkandalec.com Director/Producer/Editor: Jason Kandalec Music: Sun Glitters - "Too Much To Lose" Cast/Drivers: Ryan Megliss, Pavel Ushakov, Richard Kandalec, Andi Rucker, Collin Battles, Ryan Nalezyty, Rick Intihar, Jon Drago, Dustin Pizzino, Jason Kandalec, Erich Engel Narration: Cory Hall, Lenny Johnson, Rachel Shelton, Matthew James, Kristen Brooke, Delanie Dunne, Tae Harlem All Footage by: Jason Kandalec Additional Footage: Jon Drago Thank you to the following: PPE Motorsports, Continental Autosports, DK, Trump Hotel Chicago, Lake County Speedway, Dan Holland, Thompson Raceway Park, The Deb, Evan's Tuning, Scott K., Ahmad Abed, Miguel Rivera, Mark Frank


15. Pay it Forward

  • Published: 2013-09-02T07:07:18+00:00
  • Duration: 216
  • By Andrew Roehm
Pay it Forward

*The Wakeskate Mag's 2013 Web Video of the Year* Pay it Forward is a testament to learning from those who went before you. It is about taking what they had contributed and combining it with what you seek to contribute. All so that when you rise up from the bottom one day, you will have something to pass on to the next generation willing to take the torch forward. Directed by: Andrew Roehm Production: Room3327 and Obscura Wakeskates Editing and VFX: Andrew Roehm Riding: Andrew Fortenberry Filmed by: Andrew Roehm, Tommy Wooten, Danny Hampson, T.J. Giesey, Zuzana Vrablova, Ash Heller, and Collin Gee www.andrewroehm.com www.obscura09.com


16. The Counselor

  • Published: 2016-07-06T22:05:37+00:00
  • Duration: 652
  • By Guy Bauer
The Counselor

At a crisis center in late 1971, a freshly minted counselor on the late shift takes his first call: a suicidal teenager whose parents won’t let her come home for Christmas. The call exposes truths about each that lead to a surprising conclusion. CREDITS directed by : Guy Bauer written by: Katie Fetting Ted..............Miles Fisher Jackie.........Taylor Bostwick Ann.............Megan Skord co-executive producers: Katie Fetting, Miles Fisher, Matthew Rivera director of photography: Matthew Rivera assistant director: Emily Barber camera operator: Mason Adams first assistant camera: Alan Dembek gaffer: Brenton Oechsle key grip: Joel Pearish edited by: Anthony Casanova colorist: Matthew Phillips sound design: Grant Stakenas visual effects: Drew Krehel producers: Amanda Smith, Jocelyn Negron on-set sound: Bob Packo production design: Sara Engel art director: Gina Flammio dolly grip: Chad Gilchrist second assistant camera: Drew Krehel script supervisor: Anthony Casanova make up/hair: Jaycie Kurfess, Layanna Wilkerson production assistant: Steven Smith rigging grip: Collin Schroeder grip truck: Ben McBurnett graphic design: Dougan Khim special thanks to: Elmhurst Park District, Jennifer Bauer, Keslow Camera GUY BAUER PRODUCTIONS https://guybauerproductions.com/ facebook.com/guybauerproductions Official Selection: Sedona International Film Festival, North Hollywood Cinefest, SF Indiefest, St. Louis International Film Festival, Fort Myers Film Festival, Green Bay Film Festival


17. Charlie "Two Cute Dogs" Kirk - A Documentary

  • Published: 2011-09-21T07:19:16+00:00
  • Duration: 766
  • By Uchujin
Charlie

Charlie Kirk a.k.a. “Two Cute Dogs” is a 37 year old oxbridge educated Englishman who has been living in Japan for the last 9 years. He has been taking photographs for about 2 years and has been reasonably happy with some of his pictures for about the last year. He recently quit his job as an obscenely well paid lawyer to take a shortish sabbatical in order to scare more people with his flash. A few months ago I had just finished a fiction short film project and was talking to a friend about what I wanted to do next. Film making had been a logical progression from my photography work and I had decided I wanted to make a short documentary film, but about what? The friend I was talking to suggested making a documentary on Charlie, a mutual friend of ours who was a photographer we had become friends with in the previous 6 months or so. At first I didn't really like the idea, but as we talked more and I thought about Charlie's personality, his style of street photography and his outspoken and controversial views it began to make sense. When I first approached Charlie about the idea he was a little reticent, but after seeing my other work and a lot of convincing over many beers he agreed. Initially with some outrageous conditions that then took further “negotiation” to clarify, finally an agreement was reached (that I would have complete and total editorial control and he would just have to damn well live with it). And so, I began filming him on the street, in bars and at his home. The short documentary above is the result of that process, one that has at times not been entirely pleasant I might add ;-) Charlie had several understandable concerns throughout filming:- that the piece would be a character assassination hatchet job designed to paint him in the worst possible light, that by agreeing to it people would assume it was his idea and a blatant attempt at self promotion from someone who hasn't been shooting for that long and, most amusingly, that he would look fat. I hope the piece does none of those things, I hope it is an amusing but honest look at Charlie and his style of street photography. It was never intended to be a feature length documentary and as such leaves many questions that I'm sure I could have asked unanswered, it was always intended to be a short look at someone whose photography I like and who is an amusing and interesting character. I hope you enjoy it, and frankly f%^k what Charlie thinks ! ;-) Music Credits:- "Stabing" Fleck e.s.c. Soundcloud.com/fleck "My Cow Never Loved Elvis" Decipher/Uchujin/Adrian Storey "Kawagoe" DJ Griffin icompositions.com/artists/DJGRIFFIN "Norleans Lovas" Jeris ccmixter.org/​people/​VJ_Memes (used under Creative Commons Attribution share alike 3.0 licence) Special Thanks to:- Franck Collin & Danny Griffin Clemens Schwaighofer, Damon Coulter and Sean Lotman The utterly unnecessary technical information for those who may be interested:- Shot on a 5DmkII, with a Sigma 20mm 1.8, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 and Canon 50mm 1.4 Audio recorded with a Rode video mic pro and a Zoom H1 Edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects (gotta love warp stabiliser!) on a Mac Book Pro. (Please note embedding of this video is switched off, if you wish to share it then please share a link to this page or the blog post at:- blog.uchujin.co.uk/charlie-two-cute-dogs-kirk-a-documentary)


18. What I do: Acro Paragliding Canada 2013

  • Published: 2013-11-22T02:41:02+00:00
  • Duration: 314
  • By DTacro
What I do: Acro Paragliding Canada 2013

My new DTacro:channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DTacro http://dtacro.ca/ http://www.facebook.com/DTacroOfficial?ref=hl http://www.facebook.com/pages/U-Turn-Acro-Team/429796413819351?fref=ts Ladies and gentlemen, I'm glad to present you my lastest and best acro paragliding video ever. I also think it is one of the best acro paragliding video with third person view on the entirer web...ok, it is a little bit unstable at some points, but still a realy good one. Music: Infinity Ink- Infinity Filmed by Samuel Collin, piloted and edited by David Thibodeau, not professionals. Don't try these maneuvers at home unless you know you have risk of crashes, enjuries, rescue openings, falling in the canopy an many other dangers. No maneuver performed in this video is perfect. (Especially for the Asschopers.) It is not a guide on how to do maneuvers. Please note that the glider has been modified, so you may not get the same results with another Emilie Pro 2012. Its only to show what is acro paralgliding and all the maneuvers I am abble to perform as Ground Handling and touchs, Tailslide, Wing Overs, Twisted Stall, Sat, Sat to Helico, Helico to Helico (Twister), Mystiflip, Mysti to Helico, Corkscrew, McTwist to Helico, Twistyflip, Twisty to Helico, Cowboy, Asschoppers, Helico to Sat, Petite Coquine (Helico to opposite Sat), Joker, and Infinity Tumbling. It is not an exhaustive list of maneuvers, it still miss the Rythmic Sat, the Bullride (Mysti to Tumbling to Helico), the Twisted Sat and Twisted Rythmic Sat, the 3-6 landing and stabilo touch and the Spin landing,..and even more. No syncro stuff. All was filmed in only 2 different days and 2,5 hours of waiting/fliming by Samuel Collin on the takeoff of Mount Yamaska, Québec, Canada. I hope you will enjoy it and if you do so, please share it. Also on: http://youtu.be/VC-XsxhhNuA


19. Lord, Do It Again!

Lord, Do It Again!

Why isn't there as much interest in revival among Christians today compared to former years? Collin Hansen poses that question to Tim Keller and Nancy Leigh DeMoss, each of whom has been inspired by reading about past revivals to aspire for such an awakening today. In this video: Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Collin Hansen, Tim Keller Permalink: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2011/06/23/lord-do-it-again/


20. MAKE presents: The LED

  • Published: 2008-11-19T05:23:53+00:00
  • Duration: 329
  • By Make:
MAKE presents: The LED

Take a tour through the world of the light-emitting diode. Learn - who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Collin Cunningham: People are fascinated by light. I mean just glancing over at a display of flashing lights can grab my attention. Do you ever remember sitting around a campfire? Staring at the flames and just being totally transfixed, almost like if you're watching TV. It's comforting, and it can even by hypnotic. Recently, technology has made creating light a whole lot easier to do. For that, we have this little guy to thank. The light emitting diode, or LED for short. LEDs have a lot of different uses, from a simple power on indicator to traffic signals. LEDs use about ten percent of the energy of a traditional light bulb, and they can last about thirty times longer. That makes them a pretty big hit with businesses looking to do large scale visual communication. The first person to ever report the effects of a light emitting diode was researching another form of communication. In 1907, a man by the name of H. J. Round was researching radio waves for Marconi Labs. He was using a device called a cats whisker detector, which no, does not contain any cats or part of cats. Round was searching for a sweet spot on a crystal silicon carbide when he noticed something odd. Part of the crystal started to glow, it lit up a pale yellow, and that was an LED. H. J. Round's crystal experiment was so cool and simple that I had to try it myself. So I got a piece of silicon carbide, then I hooked that up to the positive lead on my power supply. That's an alligator clip. I hooked a little sewing needle to the ground on my power supply. Then I began to search for light emitting zones. I built my own sort of cats whisker detector in order to keep the needle in place on a particularly bright spot I found. Now I can sit back and enjoy the warm glow of a homemade LED anytime I choose, even though it's pretty dim, but it's still cool. As far as we know, Round's research into light emitting crystals ended here, which is a shame because he was definitely on to something. But of course that's not the end of the story. Fifteen years later, in imperial Russia, a scientist and inventor named Oleg Vladmirovich Losev noticed that certain diodes in radios started to glow a bit when in use. Losev conducted a lot of heavy research and published his findings in several languages. But, sadly, they seem to have gone unnoticed. It wasn't until 1962, that a visible light emitting diode was made practical by Nick Holonyak working at General Electric. He's widely known as the father of the LED. The technology that Holonyak brought to the public is remarkably similar to our crystal experiment. A thin metal wire connects one side of the circuit to a small piece of semi-conductive material on the other side. The LED's two leads are cut to different lengths to show you how it should be connected. The longer is called the anode, and that connects to positive. The shorter is the cathode, and that goes to negative. To power an LED, you can just use a simple coin cell. This is a CR2032. And just make sure the longer lead is on the positive side, which is wider and smoother, and negative is on the other. If you plan to use a battery, let's say a nine volt, you'll also need a resistor to limit the current so we don't burn out the LED. Connect negative to the cathode, the shorter lead, and we'll put a 470 ohm resistor between the positive battery and the anode. For more useful info, check out the LED Center, and there's a lot of great history at the LED Museum. For all types of project ideas, info, and inspiration head over to Makezine.com.