The moments when I appreciate technology the most are when it can make me discover, or rather, rediscover the objects I use every day. For this reason, the first time I found myself watching a video on the YouTube channel “Macro Room“, I fell in love with it.
The guys behind, and sometimes even in front of, the camera make one- or two-minute videos in which they can reveal details and hidden parts of everyday objects. The Macro Room creatives are able to do all this thanks to an impeccable use of macro photography and slow motion.
Below you will find three videos that best represent their work, the first shows the inside of cameras, shoes, fruits, vegetables and much more, the second reveals the beauty and the games of shades that are created by spraying paints in a tub full of water.
In the last one, a bit different from the others, we see a war scenario reproduced with toy soldiers that at a certain point begin to merge, in the background the words of the famous speech of Charlie Chaplin in the film The Great Dictator resound.
“To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …
don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel!
Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines!
You are not cattle!
You are men!
You have the love of humanity in your hearts!
You don’t hate!
Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural!
Don’t fight for slavery!
Fight for liberty!
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke, it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men!
You, the people have the power – the power to create machines.
The power to create happiness!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite.”