July 31st, 2020

Welcome, Friday!

Phew – it’s the end of July. So insane.

But we’re here. It’s Friday! Where I live it’s a long weekend.

Good Things. We have to recognize them.

And now: Videos!

The Supercut: 94 movies/shows, 10 weeks and 130+ hours of editing

“After seeing an edit by Gugga Leunnam [e.g.: this.] on the marvel subreddit, I took my shot at making my own type of match cut edit. I did not at all realize the absolute mess and time commitment I was getting into but was extremely happy with the outcome.”

This is inspiring. I love the morph-cutting used here as well.

Under the radar. A great little edit.

Friends Intro Recreated Using ONLY Stock Footage

“Here it is, the most requested show of all and so far the hardest, it’s the Friends intro recreated using ONLY stock footage. Check out the others (including Buffy, Happy Days, and the O.C. on my channel).”

What a specific talent. They’re very close to the originals.

Rapberry Pi Cocktail Machine

Apparently inspired by Blade Runner 2049

“My entry for the 2020 Cocktail Robotics Grand Challenge is this Blade Runner-inspired cocktail machine based on two Raspberry Pi computers, 8 pumps, and three Arduino boards.”

Created by maker Donald Bell from Maker Project Lab.

There’s also a making of video.

He also supplies the full plans, wiring diagrams, etc. Very cool.

Kinetic wave sculpture

A hand-cranked wooden replica of an ocean wave.

Simple, and beautifully made.

There we go. Videos: Sorted!

Have a fabulous Friday, and an excellent weekend.

See you next Friday!

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July 24th, 2020

Well happy Friday everybody!

We made it! Yeah! [fist pump]

It’s video time. Let’s go!!

Japan Freestyle Skateboard Session with 15 Year Old World Champion

“Can you believe he’s only 15? ?? On our last trip to Japan we stopped off in Otsu, Japan and spent a couple days filming with our friend Isamu Yamamoto.”

From the very first hit, this is 100% gold. (Note: he is now 17.)

Perfect for a Friday.

Lost in motions

“More than 800 wood cuts and pictures. Watch at the end the behind the scenes video”

Breakdancing, captured frame by frame, in custom-cut materials, and reconstructed via stop-motion animation.

Created by Fernando Livschitz from Blacksheep films. He (and they) notably created the animated intro for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

At home science – How to make play dough – ExpeRimental #15

“Pasha, Rushana and their son Aaryan explore how mixing different quantities of water with different types of flour produces some surprising results. They learn how to make this classic children’s toy, while learning the difference between a mixture and a solution.”

Play Dough = science!

See also: how to make silly putty.

Mars in 4K

Not really “video”. It’s super clear views that are carefully panned and tilted over.

It’s stunning. And they go into detail about the different cameras on board the different Martian rovers.

Created by ElderFox Documentaries.

Frankly I find the narration suuuper annoying. But despite that, this is great.

Making the rounds.

We have come, at last, to the end for this week.

I hope you’re all doing well, and staying safe, and keeping sane.

More next week! See you then.

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July 17th, 2020

Welcome back Friday Folks!!

It’s video time.

Go! Go! Go!

Step Inside the Circle

“Unaddressed childhood trauma changes how we respond to the world and when triggered, we make choices that sometimes have devastating consequences including domestic violence, addiction, murder and prison.

“I, too, would have been incarcerated had I not had the privilege and support system I lucked into.”

This is a moving, complicated video. Powerful.

Also a link to donate to the Compassion Prison Project.

Ludwig Göransson – “The Mandalorian”

A brief behind-the-scenes of how Mr. Göransson composed the theme for this Star Wars offshoot.

He’s good! The comments are worth a peek (for a change.)

Sent in by Julia M.

10 Easy Science Experiments – That Will Amaze Kids

The second one is an air pressure experiment which crushes a soda can, which I think I first saw when I was 11 years old.

This is great.

Sent in by Jen M.

The complicated history of surfing – Scott Laderman

“…Despite its casual association with fun and sun, surfing has a richer and deeper history than many realize. Scott Laderman shares the hidden history of surfing.”

A great talk.

Sent in by Jared F.

And there we go. Frrrrriiiiiday Videos!

I hope you are all well. Stay safe!

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July 10th, 2020

Hooray for Friday!

I for one am super glad it is Friday. This week was crazy busy. (And just: crazy.)

I hope you are well.

Ready for videos? Yeah you are!!

Uçan koltuk – Flying Couch Potato – Paragliding – Ölüdeniz/Turkey

“I am a professional tandem paraglider in Turkish Riviera; Ölüdeniz in Turkey. You can find me there in summer months to fly with me. In winter months, I fly in Pamukkale region in Turkey.”

This is Hasan Kaval who decided to rig up a sofa, a tv (playing Tom and Jerry cartoons,) and a small table lamp to a huge paraglider.

This is the most bonkers video I have seen in a while. Super entertaining.

Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

I am late to the party on this one. This is Mark Rober, who previously built a couple of versions of a Porch Pirate Glitter Bomb.

Here he basically tried to build something that would prevent squirrels from eating bird seed, but ultimately created a reward system for the squirrels.

Highly entertaining.

Choose Your Own Adventure | The World’s Largest Model Railway

And by “Largest” they really do mean “THE Largest”. It has a functioning airport. It has boats. It has a huge control room. Insane.

At the end of the video you can “choose your own adventure” to see more detailed videos about how the whole thing works.

Tocatta

“The film was conceived loosely as a live action musical animation, reminiscent of the system used in music animation software such as Stephen Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine.”

Beautifully shot destruction of tableware set to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for Organ.

Therrrrre we go. Videos. Friday. Friday Videos!

Enjoy your weekend everybody. Stay super safe!

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July 3rd, 2020

Heppy Friday!

Welcome to July! It’s July!

And it’s video time! Here we go…

Making GIANT helicopter style FIREWORKS

It should go without saying but DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! The very first shot the guy sets off a small rotator INDOORS! Yikes.

But I find this stuff fascinating though. Happy fireworks weekend!

See also: “How To Make Senko Hanabi Fireworks“.

Longboarding Meets FPV Drones – Norway (4K)

Beautifully shot. This must have taken a lot of rehearsal. So good.

The Swish Machine: 70 Step Basketball Trickshot (Rube Goldberg Machine)

“This outdoor Rube Goldberg Machine goes around my entire yard, and swishes a basketball shot after 70 steps. This video was filmed in one take, meaning there are absolutely no hidden cuts or edits. The machine took a month to build and another month to successfully work, so please share this with anyone who needs some entertainment during these strange times!”

I mean when you’ve got the time, yes please. 🙂

So good!

Walkman in the Park: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the portable music player

“Sony Corp. marked the 40th anniversary of the Walkman on July 1, 2019, with an exhibition in Tokyo’s bustling Ginza district.”

An odd little exhibition, but cool. Also: look at the crazy design evolution that device went through!

Sent in by Miko T.

And there we go. Frrrrrriiiiday!

I hope you’re all well. We made it to July everybody!!! Go go go!!!

See you next week. Stay safe.

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June 26th, 2020

Friday yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

Friday!

And now it’s video time. Let’s go!

SAND DRAWING ROBOT (new version)

This is a full build video of what I consider to be an amazing little device that strategically “draws” on a beach.

What a great idea!

Sent along by Kevin B.

How does an Escalator work?

“Summary: I’ve animated the inside to give you a detailed look at the steps, step chain, gears, handrail, and the motor. My favorite part is how the steps always stay level when they’re on top.”

Carefully presented by YouTuber Jared Owen.

I know it’s basic but I liked it.

E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900 – Episode 1

“Join us as we embark on E.A.R.L.’s Journey to 900, a new weekly series that follows E.A.R.L.’s attempt to become the first robot to roll a 900 series.”

THese guys trained a factory robot to bowl.

You may not need to watch the whole series, but the work here is fascinating.

KISS

This is all one guy. Kind of hilarious.

And there we go!

I hope your weekend is warm and happy!

Stay safe everybody. See you next Friday!

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June 19th, 2020

Happy Friday!

This week I unfortunately only grabbed three videos, and today is a vacation day for me.

Let’s go!

concatenation 2 OLYMPIC GAME

Linking together all of the different movements a human body goes through in numerous, numerous Olympic events.

This is infinitely re-watchable. So well done.

Making the rounds, and rightly so

2020 – Official Movie Trailer HD

“The year where it all ends. Watch now, on the nearest planet”

Gallows humor.

Well done though!

Do not use popcorn button.

Bizarre instructions from a package of Act II microwave popcorn.

Clearly influenced by David Lynch. No joke at all. Brilliant.

Sent in by many subscribers. Thank you.

Stay safe everybody. Hang in there.

See you next Friday!

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June 12th, 2020

Friday!

We did it! We made it! It’s heeeeere!

And it’s video time. Ready? Okay!

We’ll Meet Again

“This piece was devised, rehearsed, choreographed and filmed entirely by the residents of one small street.”

In the town of Chester, in the UK.

Ink Mapping: Video Mapping Projection on Tattoos, by Oskar & Gaspar

“No post production was used.”

This was a live event from Lisbon, Portugal in 2015.

I note that the models do need to remain motionless.

For comparison there’s this example from 2017 which allows for some motion, and is specific to faces.

Unboxing The World’s Cheapest New Car Reveals It’s So Much Better Than You Think

This is Jason Torchinsky from Jalopnik unboxing and showing the features of this real car you can buy and have shipped to you from Alibaba. It’s the $1,200 Changli Nemeca. It’s an electric car.

Sent along by Matt R.

Perfect One-Pot, Six-Pan, 10-Wok, 25-Baking Sheet Dinner

“Best part about this simple recipe: The potatoes, pasta, broccoli, dried chiles, beef, parsnips, beets, and all 12 sauces can cook at the same time. “

Relaaaax it’s from The Onion.

And that’s that.

I hope you’re all well. Already June. Can’t believe it.

See you in seven days. Stay safe!!

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June 5th, 2020

Welcome back Friday folks!

Sadly, I only have three videos for you. This week was a lot.

I hope you’re all safe and sound.

Here we go!

ARMCHAIR

Deceptive video title.

This unnamed Russian YouTuber shows you how to create, from scratch, your own version of a coveted Eames Armchair.

Kenya Believe It? African Art Collector’s $10 Million Secret Hoard

“Eric Edwards from Bedford-Stuyvesant – a neighbourhood made famous by rappers Jay Z and Biggie Smalls – has collected more than 1,600 artefacts over the last 44 years.”

The Eric Edwards Collection is (or rather: was) available for viewing at the The Cultural Museum of African Art in NYC.

Large ‘Pull String’ Spinner

Tom Stanton figures out how to supercharge an old 70’s spinner flying toy with stupendous results.

Thanks for playing along at home.

Have a great weekend, and chin up.

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May 29th, 2020

Well well well, if it isn’t Friday.

You got some nerve, buddy… [tense movie music]

[Ahem!]

Welcome to the Friday Videos!

Let’s go.

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

“The Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 crowned Patek Philippe’s 175th anniversary in 2014.With 20 complications, a movement composed of 1366 parts, six patented innovations, and a double-face case…”

This video chronicles, briefly, the disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of this $2.6 million USD timepiece.

This process is so intricate. It blows my mind that these were always built to go through this several times in the piece’s lifetime. Just a miracle.

Your Dad Teaches Loading the Dishwasher | Parody Trailer | MasterClass

“MasterClass’ newest offering. Written & directed by Kathleen Cameron”

Don’t get me wrong: Masterclass is pretty great. But this is also pretty great. He reminds me a little bit of James Lipton.

Lego Tapas Factory

“It is party time with Lego! Today Lego machine will serve you tapas.

“Just seat and relax, tapas will be prepared for you and delivered with The Brick Wall Beer. Enjoy it! “

Seat and relax indeed!

Just a fun little short. Nicely done.

Food History: Chocolate

“Chocolate’s history starts with human sacrifice, and ends with Hershey-themed roller coasters. So, needless to say, it’s an interesting one.”

From Mental Floss. I found this super interesting!

Soooo there we are. Videos. All done.

Happy Friday! And have a great weekend.

See you in a week.

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