I ran into this the other night and was totally sucked in. I’ve always had a thing for old sailing ships and been on a few, but there’s nothing like seeing it all with X-ray vision, and from all angles. They did a fine job.
And can also recommend their inside look at how a diesel locomotive works.
We still have a lot of our kids’ old books, and this immediately sent me to the bookshelf, where I found this book from the Stephen Biesty “Cross Sections” series
We had (have?) a number of these, including this one for our kids. Nevertheless, I was still very sucked in by the video.
Indeed, the video is great … though a big part of me sure is glad that YouTube wasn’t around when our kids were young. Or for that matter when I was young. Just think, I could have grown up with The Fast Lane or ProjectFarm, instead of Road & Track and the “All About” books.
These were in our grade school library, they were my coveted go-tos on “reading” day
Alll of those Dorling Kindersley books were excellent for children and adults.
What an excellent video. It makes me wish that DL had produced a set of videos corresponding to the books.
An inside view.
Next to it on the shelf, from a different author/illustrator/publisher, and exploded views not cross-sections, though the book was also titled “Cross Sections”. Other cars included the supercharged 3 litre Bentley, Citroen TA and a Celica rally car.
Beautiful watercolour illustration! When called upon by clients, I will use Adobe Illustrator to create a similar fully hand-rendered faux watercolour look. As I prepared below (cropped). I do prefer having an editable vector art file.
Motion graphics as seen in Animagraffs amazing work, creates whole new more effective opportunities for artists and designers to communicate.
Unlike the original Mini illustration above, where it is one layer of art, it is valuable to be able to isolate an element. And use it again elsewhere.
I watched the Titanic animagraff the other night. It made realize just how big that ship was.
What an amazing coincidence, out of the millions of YouTube clips I watched that very clip last night (UK time 11pm 24th March)
Or could the internet bots be looking I what I view , and what you view, for YouTube suggestions, the common denominator being we both visit Curbside Classic so have some interests in common, If you get any YouTube suggestions for the British Diesel train Deltic engine sound out of the blue we may have the answer.
Or simply coincidence as I have viewed many clips about ships in my history.
It was a really well done clip, though I don’t recall they mentioned the Gallants and Royals sails
Came up for me too – we should get t-shirts!
The whole organisation and structure of the Royal Navy in the period upto Trafalgar (1805) is fascinating – the most complex and thorough in the west at the time, and probably wider. well worth learning more about.
While I m familiar with this series of very well done books, for my money the best book on the history of ships is ‘The Ship-an Illustrated History’ by the Finnish author Bjorn Landstrom. Released by Doubleday in 1961,it traces the development of watercraft from prehistoric dugout canoes to nuclear powered vessels. They`re all there and done in exceptional illustrations,many in color. There is also a section on engine powered ships from the early steamers to the trans Atlantic liners, and modern combat ships. The section on the ‘fighting sail’ warships from the mid 17th century to Lord Nelson`s day is spectacular.Ship model builders and anybody interested in the subject consider this book ‘the Bible’.
A-w-e-s-o-m-e. (Or should I say: unbelievable?)
Thank you. What a great find.
If anyone is interested in accurately detailed and yet very entertaining historical novels of how these maneuverable fortresses were used during the beginning of the nineteenth century, you might find the Aubrey–Maturin series by the late Patrick O’Brian to be good reading.
I have most (maybe all) of the books. The Russel Crowe movie was OK, but it was really a combination of 2 or 3 of the books and, like most movies, left out a lot of details.
Much like electric car technology, the speed and evolution in the quality of motion graphics, is stunning. Where early animation software like Adobe Flash was once considered the industry standard, I used it heavily, it is now considered obsolete and defunct.
Thanks for recommending this video, it has been showing up in my recommended list, now I know it’s worth watching.
What a great video, Paul. I got sucked in too.
As a mechanical designer/engineer, I really appreciate a good design, and some of these 18th century solutions to problems before things like motors and electricity existed are truly fascinating to me.
As a side ‘note’, to keep the crew in unison doing tasks like ‘turning the capstan ‘round’ or working the bilge pumps, the crew would sing an appropriate shanty to stay in rhythm. There were pumping shanties, capstan shanties, long and short haul shanties, etc. depending on the task at hand.
As a docent at an 1830 lighthouse, I sometimes marvel at the sophisticated technology we forget existed in the past, such as the Fresnel lens, that uses clever design in place of brute power to achieve effective light. Examples of this are many on this man of war.
Except perhaps for 100 man capstans, and hundreds of hands 150 feet aloft to trim the sails.
Fascinating stuff, in any case, with memories of my own naval service jogged into play.
Incredible videos – I started watching the battleship video and just couldn’t turn it off. Thanks for sharing this.