November 16th, 2018

It’s Friday! And we’re mid-way through November.

That was fast. Yikes.

It’s video time!

A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves. – Marcel Proust


A fun little song and video. Part Devo, part Kraftwerk, part OK GO. Fun, melodic guitar pop with a weirdly mechanical delivery on the video.

I like.

More at the band’s website.

MK: Back and Forth

The main character in this dance music video is afflicted with non-stop groove. It’s hilarious and quite intricately shot.

You can purchase the track here.

The Big Island

“This video chronicles a short journey through the various terrains and astonishing landscapes of Hawai’i, one million years in the making.”

This video is extremely well shot and edited. So short, which makes it re-watchable.

Well done.

Drawing of a fried egg – How to draw 3D Art

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By artist and frequent YouTuber Marcello Barenghi. Really beautiful work.

Happy Friday everybody. Have a great weekend.


November 9th, 2018

Happy Friday!

And welcome to your Friday Links.

Let’s go!

Unlimited Rice Pudding

Despite the weird title (which is explained in the video) this is an acerbic, funny, insightful video about how to prepare for time travel for the express purpose of being treated as a god. It’s dark, but also did I mention funny?

Created by YouTuber exurb1a, whose other videos are worth a look also. Well done.

Le gardien du temple – Toulouse acte2 scene1 : “Le réveil d’Astérion”

The Guardian Of The Temple is the latest show put together by an art troupe known as “La Machine” This is an operatic interpretation of the myth of Ariadne and is highlighted by a functional robotic Minotaur.

It’s really something. Beautifully conceived, epic in scale, lots of fire. Everything!

h/t Colossal.

The Filmmaker’s Voice: 2001: A Space Odyssey

“Kubrick took care to fashion every detail––the cast, sets, costumes, special effects, cinematography, lighting, opticals, miniatures, mimes in ape-suits––to produce visuals and sounds the viewer had never experienced before. And with such bold experiments come mixed reactions.”

“Wizard of Oz” Homecoming Assembly

It’s kind of FRANTIC how high-energy this performance is but it’s definitely entertaining.

Hip-hop choreography galore. Super well done.

We have arrived at the end.

I hope your weekend is fantastic.

See you next time around.


November 2nd, 2018

Heyyyyy November!

Happy Friday!

It’s video time!

The Magic Moment

“The amazing paper engineer Peter Dahmen from Dortmund, Germany creates magical moving three-dimensional objects from only paper. He has turned his passion for paper engineering and pop-up cards into a full time career.”

These are stunning creations. Really beautiful.

CMYK Portraits

“CMYK Portraits drawn using an AxiDraw & Staedtler Triplus Rollerball Pens”

Learn more about the (expensive but super cool) AxiDraw here. (And I covet it.)

Moving Parts

A collection of micro-animated objects in one short video.

Created by animator Andrew B. Myers.

Quite detailed and intricate.

Cyriak: RIP

He’s back!

This is not Cyriak’s first appearance on the Friday Videos. So good.

And that’s what I have for you.

Please join me next week when I…. provide more videos to look at!

Happy Friday.


October 26th, 2018

Happy Friday!

Welcome to the Hallowe’en edition of the Friday Videos!

Let’s get started…

Banjo Guy Ollie: Silent Hill – Opening Theme cover

This guy covers horror movie themes, but using traditional bluegrass instrumentation.

Kind of weird. Happy Hallowe’en!

This Prop Master’s Work Is Hidden in Plain Sight

“From handwritten letters to driver’s licenses, each piece is custom made and thoughtfully imbued with backstory.”

What a fascinating, specific form of prop making.

The Birch

“He who breaks me shall come undone…”

A very short horror film to start your Hallowe’en right.

Created by Crypt TV who have several more, if that’s your thing.

Max Cooper – Platonic

“The idea for the Platonic video came from the thought of just how much is going on in one single day.”

Beautifully shot, and cleverly executed.

Bonus Video!

Harriet the Singing Donkey ‘Serenades’ Passerby

She sounds a little bit like a theramin!

There we go! Ready for Hallowe’en now.

Stay safe out there, and see you next week.


October 19th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday everybody!

We made it. Good job!

Video time!

Chinese Tea Art – AUBO i5 Dual-Arm Robot

This industrial robot carefully brews and prepares tea in a traditional Chinese way.

It’s mesmerizing to watch.

Racoon Demonstrates Problem Solving Skills | Earth Unplugged

“Racoons are as clever as monkeys… so what puzzles can Rascal tha racoon solve to get to a tasty treat?”

From BBC Earth.

Speaking as a resident of a raccoon-infested city, these are definitely very clever, self-sufficient animals.

Kraftwerk – Roboter – Lemmchen Grundschule

Translation: Kraftwerk’s 1979 single “We Are The Robots” (“Die Roboter”) performed by students of the primary school in Lemmchen, Germany

(Original for comparison…)


McBain (The Full Movie, High Quality)

The full McBain movie hidden in The Simpsons in high quality.

The original, at definitely lower resolution, can be found here.

See also: The Itchy and Scratchy Show – All Episodes.

Bonus Video!

British Chef Creates Amazing ‘Unappetizing’ Desserts

Cigarette butts (made of fondant) in an ashtray (containing cocoa “ashes”), a soapy sponge (made of cake), a mouldy orange (which is actually orange parfait with meringue dust.)

The chef is Ben Churchill (aka “The Food Illusionist”) and he’s quite talented.

More info here.

Have a lovely Friday and a fantastic – hopefully warm – weekend.


October 12th, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s video time again!

Let’s Play – Super Mario Bros. LIVE w/FULL ORCHESTRA! (ep.1)

“The entire first two worlds of gameplay from Super Mario Bros. for the NES with music accompanied LIVE by a full sized jazz big band, orchestra, and choir!”


Pickle Rick Outtakes | Rick and Morty | Adult Swim

“Enjoy this extended clip of Justin Roiland struggling to keep it together.”

The fact that they had all these outtakes and then *animated* them is kind of why I love this show so much.

A Day in Pompeii – Full-length animation

Created by ZeroOne Animation in Melbourne, Australia.

Very well done.

Lego Breakfast Machine

It’s not quick, and it’s not extremely precise, but what a great little project.

And that’s what I’ve got for you this week.

Have a happy Friday, and a lovely weekend.


October 5th, 2018

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Yup. It’s that weekend. You knew that though, right?


And now it’s Video time!

2018 Small World In Motion Competition

2018 Small World In Motion Competition

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Some really beautiful, incredible imagery here.

Bohemian Rhapsody In Blue

A pretty great piano mashup of the seminal Queen single, and the Gershwin tune.

Posted on the Postmodern Jukebox channel. The pianist is Scott Bradlee. Really well done.

Commodore 64 left outside for over a decade! Could it still work??

“I was given a Commodore 64C that had been left outside for a decade or more in rural Oregon. It dealt with everything mother nature could throw at it while it sat outside. Could this machine possibly still work?”

I won’t spoil it for you. It’s pretty nerdy of course.

Sent in by Matt L.

Eminem as a Talking Heads song

The melody and clipped vocal delivery really sell this one.

Bonus Video!

Yikes… This Guy Showed Up To A Karaoke Bar To Sing ‘Tequila’

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It looks like part of a Ted talk maybe?

And that’s what I’ve got this October Friday.

Have a lovely (long) weekend everybody!


September 28th, 2018

Welcome back to Friday everybody! We made it. Phew!

And now some videos!

Self Solving Rubik’s Cube

Holy crap. Self explanatory.

Making the rounds, and for good reason.

Mind Control Made Easy by Carey Burtt

“Or: How to become a cult leader”

A short, probably effective documentary film with a bit of sarcasm. But this sounds entirely possible.


Stupid Qubit – Quantum Computing for the Clueless (episode 001)

“What the photonic muck is a quantum computer?”

It’s funny. It’s educational. It makes a super challenging topic like quantum computing slightly more understandable.

I like this!

Exploring Abandoned Tunnels in Philadelphia

“Philadelphia is steeped in the rusted history of the Industrial Revolution; a city where abandoned factories and warehouses line former rail corridors that once served as the lifeblood of the 19th century American economy.”

I love this stuff. Speaking of which I recommend the Seattle underground tour also. So interesting.

That’s all I’ve got this week. I hope your weekend is fantastic.


September 21st, 2018

Happy Friday!

It’s the first Friday of Autumn 2018!

And it’s also video time. Here we go…

Everybody Dance Now

“This paper presents a simple method for ‘do as I do’ motion transfer: given a source video of a person dancing we can transfer that performance to a novel (amateur) target after only a few minutes of the target subject performing standard moves.”

Code base to do this is here.

Created by 4 researchers at UC Berkeley. What a great use of this technology!

A clearer description is here.

Ship traffic in MiWuLa – RC – micro models in their elements

“In the Miniaturwunderland Hamburg, you can not only observe beautiful landscapes, planes taking off and landing, trains and vehicles, but from time to time also very detailed RC ships in the appropriate scale.”

That museum sounds interesting as well.

Verge Science: We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

“This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication.”

I love foxes, and for a long time wondered about how “tame-able” they would be. Turns out: something like 70%. But they would be very, very different from dogs.

Perhaps in another hundred-thousand years though…

if modern internet companies existed in 1970s – early 1990s

…complete with VHS scan-lines.

Really well done.

There you go everybody! All video’d up.

Have a stupendous weekend.


September 14th, 2018

It! Is! Friday!

And now we have some videos to look at. Yay!

GALAXIES VOL. III: Voyage To The Core

“Being fascinated by the core since I started astrophotography where it was barely visible (Denmark), I started looking for the best places in the northern hemisphere where I could get a clear view.”

These shots are fantastic!

ブレイカー」BREAKER /// Cyberpunk Short Film

“In tomorrow’s Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. ”

This is extremely well made. Wow. Visually stunning.


“Moments of lost self-control.

“This is my first-year film at the Royal College of Art.”

Talented animator Anna Mantzaris created this charming very short film. So good. Making the rounds.

Toy Story 3 IRL Trailer

“For way too many years now, my brother and I (with the support of our awesome family and friends) have been working on a shot-for-shot recreation of Toy Story 3.”

What a crazy project!

h/t: kottke

Bonus Video!

Open a Lock with a Paper Clip

Sure. Do that. Just… make sure it’s *your* lock. 🙂

Have a happy, safe, dry Friday. See you next week.