Kodak Implodes the Iconic Building 53


Kodak has imploded the iconic Building 53 in the Eastman Business Park.  It’s not the first of the buildings to go, but it is definitely the one that everyone knows — the 9 stack sitting on top has been a landmark in the location since the building’s construction in 1923.  This isn’t the first building in Eastman Business Park that Kodak implodes, but it is one of the more well-known.  Watch the video below of the implosion, from a pretty decent close distance!

Here’s a bad ass DRONE VIEW of the demolition:

Another amazing view:

Ok, one more, plus an interview with some of the demo guys:

Demolition company Diacon was involved in the blast engineering; MB Glick was also involved in the demo, but I do not know the capacities.  Pretty cool videos, huh?

For another awesome demolition video, check out the Demolition of Texas Stadium, filmed by awesome person and dear friend Jessica Amspoker!



More on KODAK and its life story here…  More on the demolition here, and an article on the destruction of Building 53 here, at Petapixel.

JOL Sunday Flickr #29

Another week passes:

  • Another week of awakes and sleeps
  • Another week of real light and darkness
  • Another week of human light and darkness
  • Another week of living the dream

Every time I look through the photos on the JOL Flickr Group, I live other peoples’ dreams across the world.  I feel I could write a novel on what a photograph gives me in content and ideas.

Check out some of my favorite photos from the group…  and if you’re not subscribed to the group, please do, we’d love to have you.

I love photos.

A Menage-A-Trois of Pigment, Oil, and Video – Pacific Light


Clear your head, think of nothing but what you’re going to see.
It’s a beautiful arrangement of color, motion, music, and just plain art.

The piece is called Pacific Light;
music by Boris Blank – Pacific Light
video by Rus Khasanov

What else have you got going on that can’t wait for one minute, fifty five seconds?  That’s what I thought.

Pacific Light from Ruslan Khasanov on Vimeo.

Check out these killer GIFs from Khasanov’s website.  So beautiful!




Nine Inch Nails’ New Tour Design Pretty Much Nine Inch Kicks Ass

Do you know who Roy Bennett is?  Are you in the lighting industry?  Let me help you out here — go check out Roy Bennett, then come back here.  I’ll wait.


I wouldn’t say that I’m a NIN fan; but then again, I wouldn’t say that if one of their tunes came on the radio I would turn it off.  Nine Inch Nails has their place for me in the world, but then again I’m one of those trippy dippy jamband people who love the groove.  Call it what you will.  One thing is certain — Roy Bennett’s kick ass production and lighting design work for NIN is definitely just that:  kick ass.

Check out some great video of the pre-production, with those excellent mobile video panels — video put together by The Moment Factory:

NIN Festival Tour – Teaser from Moment Factory on Vimeo.

Then watch this — an AWE-SOME pre-production video of the rehearsals and interviews with tour staff:

Then, Nine Inch Nails fans, a video of the entire performance at the Lowlands Festival in the Netherlands. Here’s the setlist, followed by the video!

00:00:00 — Copy of A
00:06:09 — Came Back Haunted
00:11:28 — 1,000,000
00:15:32 — March of the Pigs
00:19:45 — Piggy
00:24:24 — Terrible Lie
00:29:27 — Burn
00:34:16 — Closer
00:38:50 — Gave Up
00:43:55 — Help Me I Am in Hell
00:45:19 — The Warning
00:49:01 — What If We Could?
00:52:53 — The Way Out Is Through
00:56:33 — Wish
01:00:21 — Only
01:04:41 — The Hand That Feeds
01:08:17 — Head Like a Hole
01:13:58 — Hurt

Sweet.  Roy, you’re AWESOME.

Thanks to Pitchfork for the first video and The Auto Didactic in the Attic for the green smoke image!

Making Light Magic – Long-Exposure 3D Light Painting with an iPad


Fox sent me this amazing “making of” video of some cool long-exposure light painting, made with an iPad!  Check this out:

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from mcgarrybowen uk on Vimeo.

From the video:

This film explores playful uses for the increasingly ubiquitous ‘glowing rectangles’ that inhabit the world.

We use photographic and animation techniques that were developed to draw moving 3-dimensional typography and objects with an iPad. In dark environments, we play movies on the surface of the iPad that extrude 3-d light forms as they move through the exposure. Multiple exposures with slightly different movies make up the stop-frame animation.

We’ve collected some of the best images from the project and made a book of them you can buy: bit.ly/mfmbook

Read more at the Dentsu London blog:
and at the BERG blog:

An excerpt from the McGarryBowen blog, the people working with BERG London on the project:

We’ve been making two films with BERG over the summer.  This is the first.

It’s an exciting project for us, as it’s the first time we’ve had a proper chance to explore some of the themes and possibilities behind Making Future Magic, with the benefit of the superbrains and hands of some new creative partners Timo ArnallJack Schulze and the rest of the BERG team.

The brief and discussions we had in the process of making these films were about some of the aims behind the Making Future Magic strategy – all of which are about expanding the value of the commercial communications we make by approaching things with a particular set of priorities:

To make creative work that is contributory and sensible to its culture and environment; to be exploratory and sensitive with regard to materials and media; to wonder what magical visions (as opposed to the familiar dystopias) of the future of media might look like.



Good Morning Inspiration: The Byegone Music Video from Volcano Choir, A Fluorescent Tube’s Wet Dream


This video has been making its way all over the internet and Twitter for the last few days — well worth it, I must say!

Published on Jul 25, 2013

Volcano Choir ‘Repave’ out September 3, 2013 on Jagjaguwar
iTunes http://smarturl.it/volcanochoir_itunes
Amazon http://smarturl.it/volcanochoir
SCD http://smarturl.it/volcanochoir_scd
Indies: http://smarturl.it/volcanochoir_indies

Director: Michinori Saigo
Director of Photography: Toshihiko Kizu

Volcano Choir
Artist Page http://jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name…
Website http://volcanochoir.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/volcanochoir
Twitter https://twitter.com/volcanochoir
Instagram http://instagram.com/volcanochoir

Volcano Choir – “Byegone” from ‘Repave’ out September 3, 2013 on Jagjaguwar

I have to say — for a fluorescent tube, this is like a strawberry watching a strawberry pie be made!  Something to aspire to, even though I get the feeling those are LED tubes…

Good Morning, everyone!

Photos from Somewhere Above the Troposphere

Thunderheads over Georgia

Thunderheads over Georgia

I had a flight into the southeast last week for a job interview.  I can never get my 17″ Macbook open wide enough to do a damned thing with it when I’m sitting in Economy, and I don’t have an iPad anymore because I gifted it to someone.  What I DID have was my iPhone, some really rough storms and turbulence, and a whole lot of time on my hands on the four legs of the flights!


Check out some cool photos I took of the flights into and out of the home of the Gators!  I hope you enjoy them!

Click on ANY image to start the JimOnLight.com Photo Gallery Lightbox!

(if you’re reading this, you know who you are, I want my iPad back, you do NOT deserve to have it.)

Dieterich Spahn Talks about Being A Stained Glass Master

The altar, Munderloh Windows

The altar, Munderloh Windows

Check this out — it’s an excellent video I found in researching my post on Valparaiso University’s Chapel of the Resurrection last week.  Meet Dieterich Spahn, the liturgical stained glass artist that helped Peter Dohmen design and create Valparaiso’s Chapel of the Resurrection’s huge stained glass masterpiece, the Munderloh Windows.  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — meet Dieterich Spahn from Minnesota!

Dieterich Spahn Patterns Connecting from Caroling Wholeo on Vimeo.


Late Night Awesome, Pigment Porn Edition – SMEAR THE SKY

We’re about to see something awesome together – these are the paintings of Matt Malloy, and what Matt does that makes his work so absolutely freaking captivating is that he takes a couple hundred time lapsed photos and stacks them in order to create some stunning visuals.

If that was a run-on sentence, it was totally worth it.  Check this out, because if pigment had pigment porn among its fellow pigments and hues, this would be some crazy hardcore stuff.


From Matt’s My Modern Shop portfolio, more directly the Blazing Sunset page:

Matt Molloy is a 28-year-old photographer with a diploma in graphic design. The three things he loves the most are art, music and travel. “When I got my first camera, photography was a simple way to document the highlights of my life, but that quickly evolved into an everyday hobby. Discovering new methods and techniques along the way kept it exciting, but the one that really stuck is timelapse photography. It’s amazing to have the ability to see a different perspective of time, how things change and evolve. Just recently, I discovered a technique that allows me to express timelapse and movement in a still frame, merging multiple photos into one image. Part of the fun is that you never know what your going to get until it’s processed.”









If you’d rather view the images as a full-scale gallery, click on any image below to start!

HUGE thanks to Matt AND My Modern Met for this, these photos have completely changed my day.  I hope they change yours!