October 21st, 2016

Friday is here!! Sound the alarm!

Or wait no… pour yourself a drink!

Okay. Ready? Ready!

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

Some ridiculous BMX bike tricks here. Making the rounds and definitely worth every second. Wow!

Best of PongFinity

Master ping-pong manipulators from Finland. Some cute tricks here. Maybe not as awesome as Mr. MacAskill up there, but… you know… close?

Dynamic projection mapping onto deforming non-rigid surface

Despite the dull title, this is pretty groundbreaking technology. Amazing. Picture this as part of your Hallowe’en costume a few years from now. Yeah?

Sent in by James H.

Wright’s Law

Originally on the NYTimes site which may be paywalled.

“In 2012, The Times profiled Jeffrey Wright, who uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life.”

An inspiring short documentary. What a fun teacher!

Bonus Video!

Geraldine Loves Star Wars

Geraldine is a beagle.

When she gets excited, she sounds like a Tie Fighter.

That is fantastic.

See also: Is Chewbacca trapped in my lightstand?

Happy Friday everybody!


October 14th, 2016

Welcome, Friday folks!

Video time!!

Lego Drawing Machine

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Blade Runner Trailer – Classic Noir

Pretty well done. 🙂

Trump Has A Huge Night at the Second Presidential Debate

From the odd folks at SuperDeluxe. Yikes.

Hey speaking of Trump vs. Clinton…

Trump and Hillary: Time of my life – LuckyTV

Seriously: watch this. Makes the US election seem a whole lot more civil…

Making the rounds and worth every second.

Bonus Video!

Luke Cage: Family Matters

YouTuber Zach Ace recut an intro sequence for Luke Cage resembling this 90s sitcom.

See also: Avengers: Full House.

There you go! Videos! Yay.

Happy Friday everybody.


October 7th, 2016

Yes…. YES it is Friday!

I mean come ON!!!

Video time.

Pogodi tko sam – VW Polo R WRC

The VW race team tries to guess which car Daniel Jovanov is doing an impression of. (See also his turn on Australia’s Got Talent.)

Pretty impressive, if a little odd.

“Alexander Hamilton” – ASL

“Signed by Sarah Tubert”

(ASL = American Sign Language)

Sarah Tubert is deaf, and she likes the broadway musical “Hamilton”, and she’s got some moves.

More on Ms. Tubert here.

This is a great video, and definitely making the rounds.

1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship – Silver Medallists – Czech Team “MAD RAVENS”

Today I learned: there is a thing called the World Indoor Skydiving Championship. (!)

This is pretty amazing to watch.

Quilted Northern Rustic Weave | Artisanal Toilet Paper

“Start remembering your bathroom experiences again with our new handcrafted toilet paper.”

I know what you’re thinking: “At last!”

Making the rounds. Still funny.

Bonus Video!

DIY Miniature Pop up Toaster

Yup. That’s… that’s just what it is.

What an odd hobby. There are dozens of videos of this kind of thing.


This concludes today’s Friday Videos.

Enjoy your (long?) weekend everybody.


September 30th, 2016

Hello Friday!

And buh-bye September. That was fast.

I say Friday you say Videos! Friday! [waits] Friday! [waits, points mic…]

Okay… Here goes.

Hissy Fit Sassy

“Sassy tackles the important issues at the 2016 Presidential Debate. All Donald Trump’s actual words.”

YouTuber Peter Serafinowicz overdubs Donald Trump’s voice with a slightly more… flamboyant voice, while still saying the same words Trump said in the first presidential debate. He has several other videos on his channel.


Coral Colors

“In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown.”


JFK vs Nixon vs. Trump

A non-musical edit by the Gregory Brothers.

Well done. 🙂

Human Skateboard by PES (Newly Remastered in HD)

“A Newly Remastered version of one of PES’s best commercials, Sneaux ‘Human Skateboard’ (from 2007).”

Well done. PES has been featured here before. His (their?) work is fantastic.

Bonus Video!

Berlin Miniature Marathon (4k – Time Lapse – Tilt Shift)

“The annual Berlin Marathon in adorable miniature size. See thousands of tiny runners floating the streets of Berlin like tiny ants.”

Yes… that’s what tilt-shift does… 🙂

Well edited though.

And there we go!

Have a lovely weekend folks.


September 23rd, 2016

Ahhhh Friday.

Are you feelin’ it? I’m feelin’ it…

Videos! Coming right up…


“New York City. A switch noise and day appears instantly.

This New-York is different: it’s a huge movie set with only facades without depth. Here, all people have a strange characteristic: a confusing and mesmerizing one…”

Some pretty great cgi going on here. Nicely done.

Rammstein-Du Hast(Bossa Nova Version)

Funny! Also well executed (musicianship!)


Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns

“As secretary, how many words per minute could you type…” – Yow!

Yes, it’s definitely making the rounds.

His entrance is great. Many are referring to this as part of her debate prep. Based on the sheer lunacy of this election, that’s probably not a bad idea.

Lookin’ At Slopes: The Calculus of Bad Driving

Funny / smart.

Bonus Video!

Kitten cuddles and licks small little chick

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Happy Friday everybody.


September 16th, 2016

At last: Friday. Friday afternoon (where I am.) And almost autumn.

This looks like a job for videos!

Fury Road: Crash and Smash

This is pre-production footage presented without any CGI.

(So: pretty much the same way he shot all of Road Warrior back in 1981.)

Just incredible. 🙂 George Miller: he takes risks!

Tame Impala: Eventually

This video consists of footage of Kubrick’s 2001, set to this quite excellent song from Tame Impala.

So great…

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 1916 – 2016

A great CGI historical view of this airport.


“Life is good down on the farm until things start getting fat.”

Funny! Really well done. Great characterizations.

Bonus Video!

Stranger Things Theme Song – Live on Hardware Synths – Arp Odyssey, Korg Volcas, Electribe, KingKorg

A live performance by the band Wandertalk.

Such simple music but so well executed. By the way the soundtrack for Stranger Things has also recently been covered by Tangerine Dream (!) Pretty fantastic.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!


September 9th, 2016

Hey welcome back to Friday, in participating stores now!

I mean: it’s here! For free. Never mind.

And look! Videos! Heeeeere we go…

How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Stop Motion Animation

[Sort of self-explanatory]

This covers a lot of ground, but culminates with the hotly-recommended “Kubo and the Two Strings”. (I still haven’t seen it yet.)

Very creative work. Mind-blowing.

Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hey: speaking of animation and the like…

We are nearing Oscar nomination season, so the VFX reels are sure to follow.

ILM remains legendary. Some great, great work here.

Young Frankenstein (Modern Trailer)

Re-cut to be more dramatic and poignant.

Also R.I.P. Gene Wilder (naturally.)

The creator of this also made a video describing the editing process, which is worth a look as well.

2016 Burning Man Hyperlapse

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I am awed by the amount of effort that goes into some of the works every year at this festival. I don’t think I’ll get the chance to see it live so these videos make a good (if tiny) substitute.

Beautiful. Inspiring.

Bonus Video!

The Longest Way 1.0 – walk through China and grow a beard! – a photo every day timelapse

Hey, speaking of inspiring… 😉 This is a crazy journey, and the video maybe requires more than one viewing to catch the subtitles of where he went, etc.

This concludes today’s batch of Friday Videos!

As you were…

Have a great Friday.


September 2nd, 2016

Welcome to your Friday Videos, the first Friday in September.

But it’s still Summer people! (in the northern hemisphere…)

Videos! Right!

KENZO WORLD – Director’s cut

This is an absolutely looneytunes dance number. I won’t spoil the ending but it’s surprising what this was made for. Some amazing choreography. Manic!

Suggested by Amanda C. Well done.

“Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?”

“The story of the charming, honest ad campaign DDB created for VW… universally acknowledged to be the greatest and most influential of all time.”

A great little documentary about a pretty groundbreaking series of ads. You may have seen this referenced in Mad Men, and for good reason. Fun fact: one of the leads on these campaigns, the late Julian Koenig, is the father of the “Serial” podcast’s Sarah Koenig.

Journey “Separate Ways” Music Video Remake

So first we had Bad Lip Reading, then shreds, then musicless music videos, and now we have video remakes. Awesome! (Although it’s unclear if this is a thing or not.)

This must have taken some effort – especially finding the shirts.

ハムマリオ( HAMUMARIO)Super Mario Bros.

a.k.a.: A hamster tackles a real-world replication of the first level of Super Mario Bros. (Spoiler alert: no problem!)


Bonus Video!

Jet Ponies

[self… explanatory…?]

Yikes! This is a thing!

So there we are. Videos! On a Friday! Together at last! 🙂

See you in seven days, everybody.


August 26th, 2016

Welcome back, video friends.

It’s the last Friday in August. That feels really fast.

And we have videos!

laughing and not being normal

A 37-minute documentary on Grimes.

I really like Grimes. This is a great little summary of how she got to now.

Lego: The Shape of Imagination

Created by ad agency Ogilvie Asia. How does one even begin to design something like this?! Mind-blowing.

Nick and Griffin Play BeamNG.drive — CAR BOYS, Episode 1

This is part of a series of videos put up by what I assume are beta testers of this game. Their banter is what makes this video (and all the others) so great.

Funny! The game looks like a pretty great stress-reliever also.


This is a wildly animated hyperlapse of NYC. I have no idea how they achieved some of the shots included here. Fantastic.

I found the music annoying but ymmv.

Bonus Video!

Reflections of HAL and Samantha

A cleverly-edited dialogue between “2001”‘s Hal and “Her”‘s Samantha.

Making the rounds. Well done.

And there we go! Videos. Sorted.

Enjoy your last weekend of August 2016 everybody!


August 19th, 2016

Ahhhh Summer.

It’s slowly fading away but I still love it.

And it’s video time!


“In the aftermath of a deadly haunting in a small suburban home, a sinister omnipresent entity proceeds to cause havoc in the private lives of a young boy, an unsuspecting teen, and an absent minded inspector.”

So yes: this is a bit scary / suspenseful.

From Vimeo creator Santiago Menghini. Nicely done.

Cocktails & Dreams – OFFICIAL

Created by YouTube-er Mike Upchurch, who takes existing movies or TV shows and inserts all-new characters into them.

I lol’d

See also: San Francisco 1906, with Ron Lynches.

A Look Inside Canon’s CPS Depot at the Brazil Olympics

“The largest Canon equipment collection you may ever see.”

(Note: CPS = Canon Professional Services)

No kidding! Yikes.

Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing

This is awesome, if a little technical. Modern 3d animation techniques presented in the old-timey 1940’s style of the original Disney shorts.

Sent along by Aaron S.

Bonus Video!

Why the Wingdings font exists

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Interesting! (To me.)

And there we go. Friday! Videos! Together again!

See you in a week everybody.