November 24th, 2017

It’s the Friday after US Thanksgiving. Is everybody still okay?

Yeah? Good?

Ok!

Videos?

Eclectic Method: Hot Ones Hot Sauce Hot Mix

Basically a mix/mashup of several of the [celebrity] vs. hot wings videos that have become popular in the past year.

I love this!

Contouring 101

This is a crazy, hilarious video and it’s definitely making the rounds.

Balloon Costumes

These take hours to set up. They look fantastic.

Oh My!

A pretty great audio creation based entirely on samples / loops from the Wizard of Oz

Look out, Pogo, there’s a new kid in town.

Bonus Video!

Star Wars – Cantina Band – Orgue de barbarie

Posted by YouTuber Brice Dudouet, who custom created the score paper roll for this performance.

This is an early 20th century barrel organ.

See also: Smooth Criminal.

And now: time for more pie!

See you all in seven days.

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November 17th, 2017

Friday once again.

One of only six Fridays left in 2017. Crazy.

So here we go: Video time.

CONTINUITY ERRORS | ft/ Chris & Jack

For the OCD among you this may be a frustrating viewing experience. 🙂

But! Funny!

Robert Levin plays Mozart on Mozart’s piano

Specifically his last piano, which he bought in 1782. (He had several throughout his life.)

It sounds a little weird.

Low Earth Orbit

“Orbital drone movements are the ones with power to convert two dimensional images into dancing focal layers escaping out of the frame. We wanted to further explore the technique, with high altitude long orbits, along with ones very close to the ground, we call them ‘Orbital drone-lapses’. These shots are a mix of automatic and manual flights.”

Five Monks, Five Days, One Sand Mandala

“The mandala they created is a Shitro mandala — ‘the mandala of the One Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities’.”

So beautiful.

Bonus Video!

Queen Baby: Food Critic

“she’s like a tiny drunk Gordon Ramsay”

This guy uses Face Swap Live to perform a tiny, hilarious sketch about his kid’s reactions to his cooking.

It’s funny!

Et voilà! Les vidéos de Vendredi sont complète! (These have been your Friday Videos.)

Have a great weekend everybody!

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November 10th, 2017

Friday again!

Just like that!

There are only 44 shopping days until Xmas. If you do that kind of thing.

No pressure!

To the videos…

Spoon: Do I Have To Talk To You?

Directed by Brook Linder, who’s directed quite a few cool music videos.

Some odd photoshopping in this one, and a great, great song (from a band I love.)

When Did Time Travel Come From?

A great little mini-documentary from Nerdwriter.

The Roots feat. Bilal: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

So much heart in this performance. And it’s a serious message piece as well.

I love it.

Used Car Commercial // 1996 Honda Accord

A really well made commercial for a quite old used Honda Civic.

Making the rounds, so much so that it caused a bidding war for the car. Crazy!

This guy knows how to make a car ad. So good.

Bonus Video!

Uptown Funky Kittens

Straight up infant feline manipulation.

But still entertaining.

And there you go. Friday Videos!

Have a great weekend everybody, and remember the fallen.

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November 3rd, 2017

Friday at last!

And now it’s a whole new month and everything. You guyssss!!

So videos. Yes. Got it. Go!

Oh My Gourd – A Halloween Stop Motion Pumpkin Carving Experiment

“Dozens upon dozens upon dozens of pumpkins were cut, gutted, rotated, scraped, poked, slapped, and banged to make this stop-motion animation and the music that bring it to life. It took a few years – pumpkins rot, schedules get busy – but we loved discovering the methods”

The sheer effort to complete this is so crazy.

Why Salt And Pepper?

[self explanatory]

1945 Car Dashcam / Rumble Seat Cam

“An early ‘dashcam’ style archive footage film showing a trip through downtown Manhattan, New York City along 8th Avenue, 5th Avenue, and 50th Street.”

(Also, you know, just known as a “camera”.)

Pretty great though!

Perpetual motion machines, compilation of Ideas

“40 models in 4 years”

They’re all kind of weird, but they seem to work. Interesting…

Bonus Video!

this is why we fly….

“…sometimes what a pilot sees in a day, people won’t see in their lifetimes.. amazing Queenstown, New Zealand.”

It really is beautiful. 🙂

And there we go. Videos. For your Friday.

See you all in seven days.

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October 27th, 2017

Well look at that! Friday! Well well… well…

And it’s the last one of October!

Well let’s get started!!

OFF

A short sci-fi student film from director Martin Nabelek

Beautifully done.

Hey speaking of space and sci-fi…

Why Is There A Moon?

A rather old (2011) video from VSauce, but highly entertaining.

Working 24 Hours Straight at New York’s Most Iconic Deli | Bon Appétit

That deli being the famous Katz’s Deli on East Houston St. in NYC. (Since 1888)

A pretty high-pressure gig. Part of a series of 24-hours-at videos Bon Appétit has made.

Sent along by Kate S.

MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

[self explanatory]

Bonus Video!

3D Coke Sign in Times Square

[self explanatory]

Kind of cool? How long did that take to create? What did it cost? No details in this video, or description. Pretty well done though.

Sent in by Treena A., who saw it in person.

Have a great weekend everybody. Happy Hallowe’en!

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October 20th, 2017

Happy Friday everybody!

It is video time! 🙂

Ready? Ready!

The Escherian Stairwell

I won’t spoil it for you, but this is a great illusion.

More information here.

Audioslave “Be Yourself” a drum cover by Emily

“Hi, my name is Emily. I am 9 years old and this is my seventeenth video.”

Emily is no joke. This is a spectactular performance.

Roller Coaster India

Created by Yuribert Capetillo Hardy

“During my trip to Kolkata, India I could only think of one word: Roller Coaster.

“This film Rollercoaster is the visualization of my feelings, fears and emotions. And therefor probably not the same feelings other people will have while visiting this country.”

Very creatively edited.

The Making of Perceptual Shift

“1,252 black wood balls are used to create an illusion of an eye”

This is excellent.

Much more info here.

Bonus Video!

Iron Maiden-The Number Of The Beast (Bossa nova Version)

It kind of reminds me of this video from a few years back.

I hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend.

Happy Friday!

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October 13th, 2017

It is the thirteenth day of October, 2017…

and it is Friday, of course, and time for some VIDEOS!

So here we go…

The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words

From the Dutch TV show “Zondag met Lubach” (Sunday with Lubach) hosted and written by Arjen Lubach.

Funny!

You might also enjoy their YouTube Channel.

DJ Cummerbund – Houston & Sons

Whitney Houston + Mumford and Sons + Ke$ha + Hulk Hogan + + + + ?!?!

I’ve featured DJ Cummerbund here before. He’s still great.

Winners – Microscope Photos – 2017 Nikon Small World Contest

Mind-blowing as usual.

Lenny Calvin Creations: 3D Pumpkin Carving

This is not a new video but I had never seen it before.

Look at the work here! Crazy good.

These have been your Friday Videos!

Have a lovely weekend everybody…

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October 6th, 2017

Happy Friday!

Let’s get to the videos. All killer / no filler…

The Academic – Bear Claws (Live Looper Version)

“We created a first-of-its-kind Facebook Live performance of our latest single, ‘Bear Claws,’ using the audio/video time lag to create a mesmerizing visual loop sampler.”

This is, frankly, brilliant. And sort of mesmerizing.

h/t: kottke

TEENY WEENY CHALLENGE – How Small Can I Draw?!

Illustrator Kasey Golden draws the same image on smaller and smaller pieces of paper.

And I do mean smaller! Crazy.

CineFix: Top 10 Cinematographers of All Time

A really great collection, although I think their wish to cover the breadth of cinema history means we don’t see Vittorio Storaro, Michael Ballhaus, or Vilmos Zsigmund on this list. (Or Tak Fujimoto!)

Note my 70s-80s bias. 🙂

But still! Wonderful collection.

Wara Art 2017 Time-lapse

These are large-size sculptures made out of rice straw. The Wara Art Festival takes place every November in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan.

Much more information here.

And specifically more info on the Wara Art Festival here.

Bonus Video!

Blue Thinks the Moon is a Ball

Blue is a dog.

This video is everything this week.

I hope your Friday is fantastic, unlike much of the previous portion of this week.

Happy Friday, and have a great (long?) weekend.

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September 29th, 2017

Happy Friday!

It is time… for some videos! This week, dance appears to have been a theme.

Here goes…

ballet rotoscope

“This is an experimental video created by developing an animation technique called rotoscope. Rotoscope is usually a method of tracing the outline of a person to produce animation, but in this work it is a curve tracing exactly the movement of the ballerina shot and drawing a trajectory of dance from it using a computer.”

Just beautiful.

Created by “Euphrates”, who have a few other pretty great videos.

Who Invented Time?

“The origins of how we measure time can be traced back as far as 4000 years ago to the Sumerians who devised an accurate celestial calendar using the number 60.”

Drone Racer VS Roller Coaster / Nigloland

Caution: some sweeping motion going on here, so if you’re watching this on a large screen you… might want to be cautious.

Great shooting though. Really dynamic.

Winston

A poignant, haunting short animated film from Aram Sarkisian.

Check out his overall artworks. So good!

Bonus Video!

A Stroll In Paris

Only it’s not really a “stroll.” 🙂 Featuring talented dancers Kimberly Braylock and Anthony Spaulding from the San Francisco Ballet.

I love this. Spontaneous, graceful, but most importantly fun.

And there we go! Friday! Videos! Yes!

Have a lovely Friday everybody. See you next month.

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September 22nd, 2017

And so we bid farewell to Summer 2017

Welcome to a 90% music-related Friday Videos! Let’s get going…

AUTOMATICA 4k – Robots Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford

Mr. Stanford gets industrial robots to perform his latest track.

That would be an expensive tour. 🙂 Imagine the maintenance! “Bass player is down!” Pretty great little video though.

How Flea Plays Bass

Speaking of “bass player down”…

Perhaps especially if you are not a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this is one you should check out. The man is a monster.

Making the rounds.

Reminds me of this video I was sent last year promoting Fender basses. He’s fun to watch.

A masterpiece in the making – your Leica M10.

“The Leica M10 is built with our legendary passion for quality, precision, and perfection. It is exclusively manufactured by the highly-qualified specialists at our factory in Wetzlar, Germany.”

Yes, it’s basically an advertisement. But so well done.

Lego GTA

GTA as in: Grand Theft Auto

This has remarkably high production value!

From YouTuber (and, evidently, video post production guru) Nukazooka, whose other videos are certainly worth a look as well.

Bonus Video!

Making a Guitar | Handcrafted Woodworking

“Making Acoustic Steel-string Guitars”

Make some popcorn. 🙂 An hour long documentary on how an acoustic guitar is made, from scratch, by hand. Really incredible work here.

This has been your Friday Videos for the beginning of Autumn, 2017.

Have a great Friday!

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