September 25th, 2020

Well happy Friday everybody!

We are officially in Autumn (in my hemisphere of the planet.)

Keep going! We can do this!

But first: some videos!!

ROME – Eternal city

Created by filmmaker Alex Soloviev.

Some excellent camerawork here. The soundtrack is also amazing.

Sent along by Ashleigh T.

Fleetwood Fire – “You Make September Fun”

A Bill McClintock mashup of Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” and Fleetwood Mac’s “You Make Loving Fun”

With a little Pantera thrown in.

This works! I was really surprised.

Hey speaking of September…

9/21/20

This is an annual affair by Demi Adejuyigbe.

Honestly: watch it a couple of times. The amount of planning and setup that went into making this is astounding.

Making the rounds, and for good reason.

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

The Best Of The Internet (2020) My work

A “jigsaw puzzle apple” created by YouTuber and precision knife user Scuruchi Vincenzo.

His other works are worth a look as well.

Viiiiiideos!

On a Friday.

Friday Viiiiiideos!

Thanks for watching with me again.

Stay safe. Stay dry.

Happy Friday!

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September 18th, 2020

Hello friends.

For a change I have to take a break this week. I was having a hard time finding new videos to feature, and as time ran out I decided: This week will be a hiatus.

I’ll be back at it next week. Apologies for the absence of Friday Videos this week.

Stay safe! We’re gonna make it through this year. One foot in front of the other.

See you next week.

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September 11th, 2020

Happy Friday!

I hope you’re all safe and sound. This year man… yikes.

But look! Videos!!

Chris Farley – Greatest Entrance Ever

Feb. 12th, 1996 promoting the movie “Black Sheep“.

An INSANE entrance.

A lot more detail here.

RIP Chris Farley.

The Pond On My Window Sill – Ecosphere Week 1

“Last week, I scooped a jar of muddy water and weed out of a local pond, sealed it and placed it on my north facing window sill, in an experiment to create a sealed ecosphere.

“Let’s have a look at some of the things I saw in there during the first week…”

Smashed Mouths – All Star Deepfake Smashup [wav2lip]

“Got carried away testing out wav2lip and now this exists…”

Smashmouth’s seminal hit as “sung” by numerous movie clips.

If Daft Punk played Radiohead (Paranoid Android cover)

Created by YouTuber / musician Jehan Music

I like it!

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

Have as good a Friday as you can, and enjoy your pumpkin spice weekend.

See you next week.

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September 4th, 2020

Look out, it’s Friday!

Hooooo boy we made it. September! And where I live, it’s a long weekend. Huzzah!

Video time!

Circulatory Systems

“The major highways, the arteries and veins of our cities.”

This is a sort of psychedelic rendering of US highways.

Beautifully done.

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

aka: Goat Rodeo

I love this group so much. Such an interesting mix of disparate, extra-talented musicians.

Also recommended: The Billie Eilish Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

Kash Singh | Full Run Onboard | 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

…in a 2017 Ford Mustang GT.

When I saw the thumbnail for this I assumed it was a skateboard / longboard video. I was wrong. 🙂

Famicom Disk System | Gaming Historian

“Nintendo considered the Disk System the future of the Famicom, and promised bigger, cheaper games. Did it live up to the hype?”

Kind of interesting.

And there we go: Friday… all video’d up!

Have an excellent (long?) weekend!

See you next week.

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August 28th, 2020

Well hello Friday people!

We made it through August! Huzzah!

I hope you are all well. We are getting through this year.

Video time!

Growing Plants Time Lapse Compilation #2 – 190 Days Of Growing In 3 minutes

[self explanatory]

So good.

The System: New York Rapid Transit – A 1966 Subway Film

“A Documentary created by John Garetti, documenting the NYC Transit system from the late 1800s to the mid 60s. A rare peek into what made the Transit system run in the 1960s.”

Suggested by Mia S.

ASTEROIDS Size Comparison

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSkPNMjRRio

Well done.

Asteroids are scary. Just floating out there. We know where many of them are but we keep discovering new ones that just missed us.

Artist Creates Realistic Food With Embroidery

“An artist has created a sequence of realistic foods with embroidery – and they look so good, you want to eat them.

“The artist, who is known only as Ipnot, 33, from Kyoto, Japan, has been creating tiny pieces of food sewn artwork for the past five years.”

The main piece is a pizza slice including a fairly realistic cheese pull.

And there we go. Alllll video’d up.

I hope your Friday is fantastic.

Stay safe, and see you next week!

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August 21st, 2020

Happy Friday everybody!

Are you ready for your Friday Videos?

Yeah?

Yeah????

Let’s gooooo!

Fugazi – Waiting Room – Cleveland School of Rock

This is amazing!

Huey Lewis | Broken Record (Hosted by Bruce Headlam)

This is an engrossing, entertaining, insightful conversation with 80s pop star Huey Lewis.

Note: audio only. Still worth it.

The entire Broken Record series (and podcast) is worth a listen. They interview so many legend musicians, producers, songwriters, etc.

If you love music, you will love this channel.

Bronson: Keep Moving

“BRONSON is a new project from ODESZA & Golden Features”

A bizarre, expertly directed music video.

Funny. Disturbing.

ALIENS THE RIDE [Planet Coaster]

Planet Coaster is a game where you can create ridiculous roller coaster systems.

This creation by YouTuber (and clearly expert Planet Coaster maker) Hin Nya is an over the top, complicated, beautiful piece of roller coaster art.

Bonus: Making of video.

Bonus Video!

MTV: The first four hours

MTV: The first four hours

August 1st, 1981.

From color bars to intro to on-the-air.

This is a long time ago. Revolutionary at the time it looks sort of “garage” now.

I love the internet archive.

And that’s that! Videos! Friday!

Friday Videos!

I hope your weekend is fantastic.

See you in seven days.

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August 14th, 2020

Happy Friday everybody!

We’re in the home stretch of Summmer (in my hemisphere.) I hope you’re all safe and well.

It’s video time!

Always home run bat feat: explosives. Made with my new Tormach 24r

“I made a baseball bat that (pretty much) always hits home runs. It uses explosive charges to put an enormous amount of power into your swing.”

From the YouTube channel “Stuff Made Here” which has a few other interesting creations.

Funny. Dangerous! Funny.

Building A Small PC Setup – Mini Computer

“Hello Friends, in this video im going to make a Mini PC with Raspberry PI, i use Raspberry Pi Board and New Ice Tower Cooler…”

This is fantastic!

I wonder if anybody makes a micro keyboard and mouse to go with these… (careful!)

This guy has made several different varieties of tiny PC computers. Really great work.

A Bridge Above: 20 Years of the International Space Station

“What if we built a bridge, between and above all nations, to jointly discover the galaxy’s great unknowns?” Join us this fall as we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station.”

How to Make Globe From Cardboard and Popsicle Sticks – Diy

“Hello Friends Today in this video I make a Globe which can Rotate 360degrees with the help of lots of Cardboard and Popsicle Sticks “

Created by Youtuber “SKM” who has also made a “lock puzzle box“, a DIY “air cooler” (also out of popsicle sticks) and numerous other items.

Very clever work.

Huzzah! Friday Videos complete!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

See you next week.

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August 7th, 2020

Welcome to Friday!

We did it! Yeah!!

And I have some quick little videos.

Heeeeere we go…

Star Turns GIF Compilation

Animating movie posters of Hollywood celebrities.

It’s kind of mesmerizing.

Making the rounds. Cleverly done.

HBO Max: Looney Tunes Cartoons

A new set of Looney Tunes creations from HBO Max, available on YouTube for a limited time.

They previously only released a super short revival a few years ago. Clearly they’ve been busy.

Manhatta

A 1921 avant-garde documentary film considered to be really the first of its kind.

This is a super rare film. No negatives exist. This was restored from one of the sole remaining 35mm prints, and it looks fantastic.

Much more information here.

Sorting Marshmallows with AI: Using Coral + Teachable Machine

“Teachable Sorter is a machine you can teach to rapidly recognize and sort all kinds of objects (like marshmallows from cereal) using your own custom machine learning models. It’s a starter project that demonstrates how to integrate on-device machine learning into your physical projects.”

They provide a link to the source code as well.

See also: Lego Mindstorms Skittle Sorter.

Huzzah! Videos for your Friday.

I hope you are all well.

Stay safe. Chin up.

See you next week.

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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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