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Because they say every word has impact.  3192 paintballs in 5.3 seconds.

Behind the scenes:

Quite epic, as are most things shooting related in slow motion.  The company who produced the video is called VidAngel.  You can stream family filtered movies, tv shows, and popular YouTube videos off their site all without the “bad stuff”.  That’s great and all, because I wouldn’t want any young kid of mine watching Wolf Of Wall Street for example… BUT if you take out all that bad stuff would the movie make any sense at all?  Not at all, so what’s the point?

This is from VidAngel’s site:

Think Wikipedia style collaboration for family-friendly video filters. VidAngel is powered by a volunteer community of avid fans of family-friendly video where members of the community tag potentially offensive swearing, sex and violence in movies, TV shows and YouTube videos. These tags allow viewers to filter what they see and hear based on their personal values and content preferences.

Paintball-Gun-PaintingI’m not a parent, but I’m sure if your kid had no respect for your authority and wanted to go watch Wolf Of Wall Street, he/she could just go to a friends house or download the torrent and watch it on their phone.  This isn’t 1985 anymore… kids have numerous minature devices with screens and so do all their friends.

Thoughts?

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Edmonton, Alberta – Two Edmonton artists are shocked that part of their internationally renowned work, The Gun Sculpture, was subject to censorship at a United Nations exhibition in Vienna this summer after pressure from the Chinese delegation.

The 4.5-tonne sculpture, welded together from deactivated guns, landmines and ammunition, has been shown in many countries, including at UN headquarters in New York in 2001, and has never run into problems, said artist Sandra Bromley, who built the sculpture with Wallis Kendal.

And cue the deep “purpose” statement…. now:

The sculpture — which includes 7,000 small arms, all of which were used in conflicts around the world — is a statement about the history of guns. The victims’ photos are designed to “reflect the impact of guns, the human loss,” she said.

Actually the meaning of this does make a lot more sense than lots of the meanings that artists normally have.

Full Story – HERE

Looks like the Borg cube, but with guns! I need to get some large scale gun art such as that for decoration.

Lots more pictures and info at GunSculpture.com

Sandra Bromley (the artist) website – HERE

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