May 14th, 2021

Well happy Friday everybody!

We made it again!

This was a good week. I hope yours was too.

Video time!

Mow-Rio Kart | How to play Mario Kart with a lawn mower & drone

“By Ian Padgham, aka @origiful on Instagram

This is BANANAS!!!

So well done. I watched it a few times.

The surprising reason behind Chinatown’s aesthetic

“The iconic ‘Chinatown’ look started as a survival strategy.”

From Vox. Well done.

Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement

Nothing about the title or the description actually tells you what this video is about. 🙂

This is Intel, using a very specific A.I., to make footage from GTA V look more photorealistic.

It’s fascinating!

A Day in Roaring 20’s Berlin | 1927 AI Enhanced Film [ 60 fps,4k]

I like many of these vintage film restoration efforts. The only exception is the audio, which feels tacked on.

This is great. Like it was shot by a time traveler.

Bonus Video!

Baby Got Bach

“Bach, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and conductor Leonard Bernstein join forces in this rousing masterpiece.”

From bizarre YouTuber “There I Ruined It“.

Ta daaaa! Friday Videos! Done!

Happy Friday! See you next week everybody.

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May 7th, 2021

Well hello there Friday people!

My week was a little slammed so I unfortunately only have three videos this week. Sorry.

Here we go!

Why a movie like Who Framed Roger Rabbit will NEVER be made again

I mean you can imagine the answer. The budget would be ridiculous.

A pretty great breakdown.

Also I forgot that Robert Zemeckis directed this film. It turns 34 years old this year. Still a great film.

Fly with us on a drone taxi!

The latest “E-Hang” flying taxi flying autonomously in Fuzhou, China a couple of weeks ago.

I’m not gonna lie: I kind of can’t wait to be able to do this. It looks fantastic.

My Metal bunny

A very brief, jaunty animation from YouTuber Aghilation. D’aw?

And there we go! Friday Videos (briefly.)

Happy Friday! Happy May! Happy Weekend!

See you in seven days.

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April 30th, 2021

Whuhoo Friday!

And that ends April! See yah!

And now: video time!

A Mind-Bending Discovery

An overly arranged pop song about the discovery that you can operate a smartphone with… a potato.

Realistic miniature model house with electricity is a marvel

Artist Annie Kampfe created a mid-century modern model house.

It’s pretty awesome!

ESSENTIAL WORKERS ANTHEM

Written and performed by Marc Rebillet.

He’s good!

Pig Calling Contest goes METAL!

From YouTuber Andre Antunes who has “metalized” a bunch of other things. But I like this one a lot.

And there we go!

Friday Videos! Sorted!

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!! Exclamation points!!

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April 23rd, 2021

Happy Friday everybody!

And where I live, it is finally warming up again. We had snow this week! Yikes.

Video time!

Cats and Ping Pong Trick Shots

Self explanatory.

Fascinating!

Binging with Babish: Biscuits from Ted Lasso

Since the tiny teaser for this recipe appeared in the Season 2 trailer for Ted Lasso, Twitter demanded to know what the recipe was. So here’s Binging with Babish to fill us in.

Can confirm: it’s an incredibly good recipe.

2″ Ampex “Quad” commercial dubbing for KIMA TV January 1991

Submitted without context. I started searching for very old TV workflow videos about two years ago and only now (!) did Youtube bother to suggest new ones.

This video is a tiny snapshot of what jobs for teenagers in the vintage TV industry looked like.

Everything is digital files and automation now.

Mealworms eating tomato, broccoli romanesco and corn – 10.000 worms! #3

It’s a timelapse, so maybe not quite as gross as at regular speed. 48 hours and literally everything is gone. So crazy.

And there it went: Friday Videos!!

Happoy Friday, have an amazing weekend, and please stay safe. We’re getting there. Slowly but surely.

See you next week.

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April 16th, 2021

Welcome back to Friday!

Apologies for the hiatus. It’s been a busy month. But I’m back!

Video time.

This Is How A Court Reporter Typewriter Works

Presented by Isabellel Umsden.

Meet Some Of The Last Papyrus Makers In Egypt Keeping A 5,000-Year-Old Craft Alive | Still Standing

“Papyrus paper originated in ancient Egypt. Today, just one village still makes the paper, but after a year without tourists, workers are struggling to keep their doors open.”

I mean, if it’s a purely tourist process, it kind of begs the question of how badly it’s still needed.

Still interesting.

Oh hey speaking of Egypt…

‘Lost golden city’ of 3,000 years unearthed in Egypt

“What is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, Aten, buried under sand for millennia, has been rediscovered, and experts say it is one of the most important finds since the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb.”

Lots going on in the Egyptian archaeological world over the past two years. Love it.

Sandwich Assembly Robot

Wholly unnecessary but still super fun to watch.

Huzzah! We have successfully Friday Video’d together!

Happy Friday!

See you next week!

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April 9th, 2021

Hi all.

I got too busy this week and sadly have no videos for you today.

Also my city returned to a stay-at-home order for the next month. Rough week.

I hope your Friday is still awesome. It’s warming up! The days are getting longer!

See you next Friday.

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April 2nd, 2021

Happy Friday!

It’s a long weekend, and I had a busy week, so sadly: only three videos this week. Sorry.

And here we go!

Southdale 1956 Richfield Edina Shopping Mall History Video

1956 in Edina, Minnesota, now just known as Southdale Center.

1956 = 65 years ago.

Slamilton – A Basketball Musical (Full Album)

A mashup of Hamilton and Space Jam.

Because of COURSE!

Nirvana-Smells Like Teen Spirit(Reggae Version)

From YouTuber Andy Rehfeldt.

It works!

Great use of Dub effects

Yay!

(Three) Friday Videos!

Thanks for joining in from home.

Happy Easter!

Stay safe!

See you next week everybody.

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March 26th, 2021

Fridaaaaaaayyyyy!

We made it!

It’s slowly getting warmer outside, and slowly the days are getting longer. Love it!

And now: to the Videos!

Weirdly: All of this week’s selections turned out to be food related. Weird!

Lego Chocolate Cake – Lego In Real Life 10

“This video is a stop motion animation created using many photos.

“I don’t actually cook Legos.”

This is really well done.

The Great Midsommar Bake Off

Adding in tension using music and non-contextual editing.

This is brilliant!

Making A US Big Mac Using All 54 McDonald’s Ingredients | Fast Food Chemistry

That special sauce is the killer.

54 ingredients!

what if the Banana was the same distance as the ISS

This is making the rounds and is… kind of hilarious.

A woman’s voice repeatedly says “Banana” using a bunch of different inflections.

Super weird video. But I love it!

All done. Alllll video’d up.

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend!

Stay safe, and we’ll see you next Friday!

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March 19th, 2021

It’s Friday again! Yaaaaay!

Yay? Yay!

And it’s video time!

Here we go…

How Silent Movie Special Effects Were Done

Basically a lot of “in camera” effects, forced perspective, and general cleverness.

I’ve been watching a fairly in depth series about the history of the silent film era and the inventiveness of that period is breathtaking.

My 70s TV

My 70s TV

They also have one for the 80s and the 90s.

I was certain I had linked to this previously, but also I kind of don’t care. This is a great set of sites.

Side note I built a vintage TV setup for my favourite bar (bluebird) using a raspberry pi to basically do the same thing, but on a real tv. It’s been pretty popular (even during pandemic times.)

Sent in by David A.M.

Glitterbomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested)

Former NASA engineer and all around amazing inventor Mark Rober (featured here and everywhere previously) partnered up with renowned scam fighter Jim Browning to go after money mules who collect cash shipments for robocall scammers in Kolkata, India.

This is most excellent!

Treehouse Build Timelapse

“This is a tree house that my friend Aza and I built for a customer shortly after I built my original tree house. The build took about six months start to finish, but we weren’t working on it full time. It is located in Sandpoint Idaho.”

Note: this is a long video, and it shows a lot of pretty excellent technique.

I think this is fantastic!

I hope you’re all doing well. It’s starting to gently warm up where I live. I’m looking forward to the next month or so.

Stay safe! Stay well! Hold the line!

See you next Friday everybody.

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March 12th, 2021

Welcome to Friday!!

And happy Covid-19 Work From Home anniversary. That was a weird, very long year. But we’re gonna make it. Things are moving forward!

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open [Official Video]

Holy COW this is what I needed on the anniversary of this pandemic.

Fantastic.

The single and b-side is up on Spotify.

Right Up Our Alley

An extremely complicated and thrilling one shot via drone, dolly, rails, etc. from the sky, through the door, and right down the alley of a bowling lane.

Really absolutely astounding however it is that they achieved this.

Making the rounds. Absolutely goddamn right.

Becoming

“Watch a single cell become a complete organism in six pulsing minutes of timelapse. A film by Jan van IJken (janvanijken.com).”

Making the rounds. Rightly so.

Wellerman (Ragtime Sea Shanty) – Scott Bradlee Piano Cover

Ragtime!

Well done!

I guess we’re still not done with this one, single, repetitive sea shanty yet. Still good!

Sent by several subscribers..

Bonus Video!

DeepTomCruise Tiktok Breakdown

Created by VXF maestro Chris Ume, featuring famed Tom Cruise impersonator Miles Fisher and a crap-ton of Machine Learning and AI.

This is breathtaking.

Much more information here.

Well there you go. Friday Videos!

Stay safe everybody. Next weekend we get Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Kind of can’t wait. The days are already feeling a little longer. It’s good.

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.

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