Make Your Own Disaster Survival Gear

From MakeUseOf we get this great infographic on

How To Make Disaster Survival Gear With Common Household Items

A storm has just hit. Lights are out. Power’s out. You’ve run out of candles. What do you do? MakeUseOf writers are quite the survivalist. We’ve written about emergency gear you’ll need to survive an apocalypse and minor disasters. But what if you’re unprepared?

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 Make Your Own Disaster Survival Gear

Cool New York City Timelapse

I love NYC! Been way too long since my last visit. This timelapse makes me want to go back soon!

A few months ago I was invited to make a video of New York City. We spent amazing time exploring the city, walking through those crowdy streets and parks, making thousands of pictures, trying to catch the energy of the city that never sleeps, just to pass it along to you later in a video project that we decided to call simply: #NYC. So sit back, turn your speakers on and enjoy this journey with us. Just fasten your seat belts first…

Oh, by the way – don’t forget to download and support HUGE app on the App Store icon smile Cool New York City Timelapse

Executive Producer | Toppic, Inc. | hugeapp.com
Director & Editor | Piotr Wancerz | facebook.com/timelapsemediapl
Model | Roza Puzynowska
Soundtrack | “A new beginning” by PremiumProductionTracks

Candy and Wine Pairing

From one of my favorite wine apps (Vivino) we get this great infographic on

The Ultimate Guide To Pairing Wine with Halloween Candy

Nobody likes messing up their food and wine pairings. It can ruin your food, your friendships, and worse yet, your wine.

With Halloween just around the corner, we know you’re stressing about pairing wine with candy. No worries, we’ve got you covered.

With this easy-to-use infographic, you can find out which wines work with which candies, so you know just the wines and candies to indulge in this October.

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What to Look For When Buying Vegetables

I love vegetables (always have!) and it can be confusing when trying to buy the best. From Lifehacker we get a cool

Infographic Tells You What to Look For When Buying Vegetables

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If you are unable to tell which tomatoes are ripe or if that lettuce is fresh, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a helpful guide on how to select vegetables at the supermarket.

We’ve talked about some of this before, but we figured it would be perfect to put it in an easy-to-scan, printable infographic format. Save it on your phone or print it out and take it to the store, and you’ll always have the freshest veggies. Check it out below.

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Other important advice while buying produce:

  • Handle produce carefully. Someone must pay for vegetables ruined by rough handling. In the long run, it will probably be you.
  • It’s a good idea to cook your vegetables as soon as you’re home, so as to make them last longer.
  • Don’t buy because of low price alone. It doesn’t pay to buy more vegetables than you can properly store in your refrigerator or use without waste. Most fresh vegetables can be stored for 2 to 5 days, except for root vegetables, which can be stored from 1 to several weeks.
  • Don’t shy away from irregular or misshapen vegetables, says WonderHowTo. They often have the best taste, according to Brian Everett of Jacob Farms/Del Cabo Organics.
  • If your tomatoes need further ripening, keep them in a warm place but not in direct sunlight. Unless they are fully ripened, do not store tomatoes in a refrigerator—the cold temperatures might keep them from ripening later on and ruin the flavor.
  • Is that corn or pumpkin ripe to eat? Here’s how to tell.
  • This infographic only covers vegetables, but we also have some advice on picking fresh, ripe fruit.

How to Buy Fresh Vegetables [PDF] | United States Department of Agriculture

How to get from Point A to B – Rome2rio

This is a cool app and website. It tells you the options of getting from one place to another. From Wayfayer:

Rome2rio Shows All Your Transportation Options Between Two Locations

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Web/iOS: If you aren’t sure how to get between your home and your next travel spot, Rome2rio can help. It’ll show you different transportation options, travel times, and price estimates.

Simply input your departure and destination info, and Rome2rio displays all of your travel options. It also lists attractions nearby your destination and suggests hotels, too. Rome2rio offers both a web site and an iOS app. Give it a try yourself via the link below.

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Angel City

This is “my” city and I love timelapses. Well done!

ANGEL CITY from Sunchaser Pictures on Vimeo.

Shot by Gavin Heffernan / SunchaserPictures.com. Music: HEAT by Elliot Goldenthal.
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Looking to beef up my Los Angeles timelapses, I rented a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II Lens from BorrowLenses.comand spent September 4th-11th shooting in a series of epic vantage points with two Canon 6Ds. The light of the latest “Supermoon” provided incredible extra definition in the darks of the city panoramas, while also giving some great separation to the skyscrapers.

Since we’re only 452 days away from the 20th anniversary of one my favorite movies HEAT, I set it to one of the soundtrack songs, an incredible piece of music by Elliot Goldenthal. The cityscapes of HEAT inspired me to make movies long ago, so it was a special treat looking down on LA from some similar angles to the classic Michael Mann film. I finished the edit with a few city captures from previous shoots and here’s the result! Motion control shots DynamicPerception.com Stage Zero and others using 5K QT Panning.

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