HTC One Gets Barrettized By Richard Ryan

The Tech Assassin himself, murders another smartphone:

Holy that thing turned to DUST SON!  Great shot.  The Samsung Galaxy S4 he destroyed last week didn’t catch quite as much of a direct hit as this one did.

A really interesting behind the scenes:

Richard-Ryan-ENDORichard is wearing the ever popular California No Right To Bear Arms t-shirt from ENDO.

I’m really liking those behind the scenes vids now also.  Lots of cool extra info.

Thoughts?

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PhoenixNFA May 7, 2013 at 06:50 am

For all the cool shit, time and paperwork involved for Richard to shoot this stuff (both bullets and on camera) the lack of comments here each time is disturbing.

Do none of your readers like senseless destruction in slow motion/the fastest take-apart videos ever?

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Todd S May 7, 2013 at 01:59 pm

I love it!

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RichardRyan May 7, 2013 at 03:33 pm

Haha! Maybe people withhold because they know I troll the comments every time…. One sec. BRB.

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Dan May 7, 2013 at 04:04 pm

I’m a fan of his work, I just wonder what his background is that got him the contacts and handshakes required to do this kind of stuff in the areas he works in.

And if he’ll ever shoot a Casio g’Zone/Commando whatever “Indestructable” phone. for the lulz.

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RichardRyan May 7, 2013 at 04:54 pm

@Dan Kind of a weird mixture of events throughout my life have introduced me to different people. I guess from an early age wanting to be a police officer, being in 4H, scouts, hunting, and a military family kind of conditioned a direction for me. I have had friends who went into politics, got in elected positions, which introduced me to other political figures and so on. I’ve been in the entertainment industry for a while and over the last few years have been consulting for studios like Sony, Warner Brothers, Paramount… I got frustrated with the whole hollywood scene and started focusing on stuff that would wake me up in the morning and because I enjoyed what I did. Over the years I’ve acquired certain licenses to manufacture like Explosives, Firearms, Destructive Devices which has got me back to dealing with the people I love. To kind of sum it up: I met a lot of the right people at the right times, spend my time researching and talking with lawyers, government organizations and doing the whole waiting game to do half the stuff I do. Mostly in part because I do a lot in California. To ease restrictions I film with buddies whom are also manufacturers in Oregon, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

I’m always down for a challenge to destroy something!

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Dan May 7, 2013 at 06:15 pm

That’s pretty awesome. Didn’t know if you had a crew of old military buddies and were calling in favors on some of the hardware or something. The legit way is even cooler. I remember reading or hearing in a vid something about how you were licensed to have firearms and your crew wasn’t back in the Dorner issue, and it struck me as odd that that would be an issue – the CA thing explains some of that.

Keep doin’ your thing, I’ll keep clicking like & share.

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Jeremiah H May 7, 2013 at 04:20 pm

How do you acquire an automatic weapons permit in the US Ive been wanting to get one in the past month but I dont know where to get them. And I know they are alot of money but like I said I dont know where to get them from

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RichardRyan May 7, 2013 at 05:10 pm

There isn’t really a permit that you go out and purchase rather than go find a transferable firearm that you want, find a dealer that deals in those firearms and ask them if they are able to help you with the paper work involved. The “permit” or fee associated is rather cheap at $200 compared to when it was initially instated back in the early/mid 1900’s (I could google it exactly but I’m lazy and I’m sure someone will help me out here). The cost that is ridiculous is the actual firearm itself. I had planned on bidding on some of the Richard Wray estate firearms that went up for auction at the end of last month and now is probably the worst time to buy a firearm. Well… You actually might find a deal here and there where people spent too much money they didn’t have over the last few months and walk away with a steal at the right time… but bidding in a group setting right now like gunbroker and auctions are not that good of an idea. I think an M2 went for around $60k, a M16 around $30k and so on. If you are a manufacturer or dealer of… You can but dealer samples. Those tend to go fairly cheap compared to civilian transferable that predate the Hughes amendment of 1986. Granted, those firearms can never be yours, only for the business. If ever your license expired or for whatever reason and no longer existed, you could not possess them. If you’ve got a lot of money to spend you can easily find them right now. Cheapest I’ve seen is probably around lately is $4-5k for a mac 10 and a grease gun (each).

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Jeremiah H May 7, 2013 at 05:15 pm

Well thanx man Ill look into it!

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George May 7, 2013 at 05:17 pm

Are you in the Military cause you look the type

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RichardRyan May 7, 2013 at 07:14 pm

I’ll take that as a compliment, but no I do not. I have the utmost respect for those spend their time serving in our armed forces.

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phoenixNFA May 7, 2013 at 08:16 pm

oh RR, you so cray.

Glad im no longer the only comment on these posts.

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phoenixNFA May 7, 2013 at 08:27 pm

Richard,

The middle photo in the reloaded video of the bullet impacting the phone, does the camera record in that ultra super widescreen or is that an after effect?

that pic in a 16:9/16:10 1920×1080 (whatever) would make a killer wallpaper for a computer.

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RichardRyan May 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Haha! I feel like that is something I debate on about on regularly. I spent a lot of time on Endo in the past and didn’t ever post as me because I didn’t want people to hold back any comments. Regardless of how negative a comment is, I feel they are important to grow as a channel with your audience. Too often people get stuck in a rhythm and beat a dead horse and their audience leaves. I take everything with a grain of salt but for a blog I think there are pros and cons that come with the creator coming in. I’d hope that frequenting would encourage more chatter than prevent it. I go through my analytics and bookmark most of the blogs who post my content :)

The camera records really in whatever resolution you want. Full resolution gets you a few thousand frames per second in HD and as the frame rate gets higher your image has to be cropped. The camera is really more of a computer than a camera. It’s allowing “x” amount of information to process in a certain amount of time. The higher the resolution = more data = less frames per second = X. Higher the frames per second = more data = creative cropping to achieve a certain resolution to = X. The exact formulas are pretty much a trade secret. A lot of slow motion videos will say “shot at “x” frames per second. If you’re just setting up a camera at max resolution and doing something it takes minimal skill. After years of renting every slow motion camera pretty much ever made, I’ve created a custom camera built off of a few different types. The exact resolutions and frames per second were developed through A LOT of trial and error and A LOT of money so I keep those close to home. That way if John Doe wants to drop $5k a day on renting a camera it’s going to take him a lot of money and trial and error to figure out the right frame rates and resolutions to get good shots… Once they get that… Then the learning begins :)

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