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Fascinating Video Footage of Daily Life in Paris in the 1890s

In this incredible archival footage taken by the Lumière company, production artist Guy Jones has faithfully speed correct and added sound, giving the high quality footage new life—and making it available for all to see on YouTube. Seen above is a collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. See below for timestamps: 0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896) 0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900) 1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899) 2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897) 3:24 – Passing…

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Animator Dad Illustrates His Kids Drawings and Everything is Awesome

Last year animator and illustrator Thomas Romain found himself marvelling at one of his son’s drawings. He admired his imagination and figured as an artist himself, maybe he could embellish and build upon his son’s originality. Fast forward to today and Romain has illustrated hundreds of his two sons’ (now aged 9 and 11) fantastic drawings, and the family have amassed a huge online following for their ongoing series of works. Thomas has even launched a YouTube channel and Patreon page that shows how each drawing comes to life. Below…

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Timelapse Shows How Badly Damaged Photos Get Digitally Restored

In this photo restoration timelapse by Kaitlyn Rae we see how a badly damaged photo can be digitally restored to its original glory. Using Adobe Photoshop, Rae is able to digitally restore, retouch, and manipulate images in incredibly convincing fashion. For more, check out her website as well as her Twitter and Facebook page. If the video above doesn’t work, try the embedded tweet below. https://t.co/GYoBdMsSRV retweet this, and I’ll be forever thankful <3 pic.twitter.com/CZzeBmcr3t — Katy Rae (@bbykaty) September 23, 2018 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/timelapse-shows-how-badly-damaged-photos-get-digitally-restored/

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Choir Perfectly Mimics Rainstorm Before a Stirring Rendition of Africa by Toto

Title: Africa Melody and lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro Performed by Angel City Chorale Soloists Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb, Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous Artistic Director, Sue Fink Video edited by, Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre, https://youtu.be/0Zqp0OpzMAI, and Perpetuum Jazzile, https://youtu.be/yjbpwlqp5Qw Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/choir-mimics-rainstorm-before-singing-africa-by-toto/

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A-ha Did an Unplugged Version of Take On Me and It Sounds Like a Completely Different Song

At a recent MTV Unplugged performance at Giske Harbour Hall in Norway, rock band a-ha performed an acoustic rendition of their hit song, ‘Take on me’. The clip was taken from the forthcoming album/DVD, a-Ha: MTV Unplugged Summer Solstice which features 17 hits, 2 cover versions and 2 brand new songs. The performance was recorded live on June 22 and 23, 2017. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/a-ha-take-on-me-unplugged-acoustic/

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