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Engineering Manager / Trail Runner / Budapest, Hungary

Nord for Sola

Van két szörfös srác, —Inge Wegge (25) és Jørn Ranum (22)—akik kitalálták, hogy Észak-Norvégia egy lakatlan szigetén fogják tölteni a telet. Annyira északon, ahol télen nem jön fel a nap. Lejárt kajákból élnek, amit a boltok amúgy kidobnának, tehát megkapják ingyen. A lakhelyüket a partra sodort uszadékfából építik fel. Amikor pedig nem a jéghideg óceánban szörföznek, vagy tűzifát aprítanak, akkor a szemetet gyűjtik össze a tengerpartról.

Szerencsére egyikük filmszakos, így lett belőle egy olyan dokumentumfilm, ami annyi díjat söpört be, hogy a lista nem fért el a Vimeo leírás mezőjébe.

Camino? Kérlek…

Öt dollárért meg lehet nézni, tízért pedig le is lehet tölteni későbbre. Így utólag az utóbbit javaslom, hidd el. Amúgy minden vásárlásból $1 az óceánok tisztítására megy.

Ötlettől a milliókig

Ha valaki lemaradt róla, megtekintheti a Spektrum rövid dokumentumfilmjét a Ustreamről. Brad (CEO) magyar hangja nagyon vicces, a szemfülesebbek pedig engem is felfedezhetnek, mint biodíszlet.

On the basement level at Ginza Station there is a Sushi restaurant that holds three Michelin stars. I could have walked by it during my stay in Tokyo and not even notice it. Sukiyabashi Jiro (すきやばし次郎) is lead by head chef Jiro Ono, aged 85. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the documentary that tells his story.

It’s simply astonishing that after seventy-five years spent honing his skills in the same line of work he still talks about getting better. Despite the fame, he still follows the same routine, takes the train to work, his eldest son – now in his fifties – rides a rickety-looking bike to the Tsukiji fish market. If there’s anything to take away from this move, it’s that talent by itself is meaningless without dedication and diligence.

If you’ve ever had sushi, go see this movie. (And think again.)

via: @Kelt

The Raid

“You know that day-dream you had as a little kid? The one where you and your friends got together to battle the evil dragon? Well, these guys are kind of doing that. Every night.”

The Raid looks like a really interesting project I just found out about: filmmaker Kevin Michael Johnson teamed up with some people from TankSpot to produce a full-length documentary on raiding in World of Warcraft.

The film is aimed at the general public to let them share – and maybe understand more – the excitement and feeling of this kind of experience. Hopefully it would even help with improving the general image of people who play MMORPGs.

The filming was done in 2010 so the newest expansion, Cataclysm, is not included. The footage has scenes from Icecrown Citadel from back when The Lich King was boss.

For starters I recommend reading through the project’s initial Kickstarter page. There is also a trailer for the documentary that will premier streamed on 6 August.