May 22nd, 2020

Wellllllcome!! [thunder / lightning]

I’m a little late posting. Got very busy this week. My apologies.

And it’s video time!!

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Public Media Art #1 “WAVE” Full ver.

“Our first case of IP licensing, ‘WAVE’ with anamorphic illusion has been successfully revealed on a magnificent DOOH of COEX K-POP SQUARE, the largest & high-definition outdoor advertising screen in S.Korea at 80.1m (w) x 20.1M (h).”

This is astonishing. So beautiful. If I passed by it I would cancel whatever I was on the way to do.

So good.

Suggested by Juan B.

Grandma Plays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare “Clean House”

This is 90-year-old Hamako Mori, and according to Guinness she’s the world’s oldest gaming YouTuber.

She has gained a huge, huge following and she’s badass.

The Seed of Juna

“Juna is born after being killed by a ruling sect on Earth. As she comes to accept her new disposition in an unknown and frightening place, she will try to find her executioner.”

Really well done. This is the pilot episode.

And that’s what we’ve got today!

I hope your Friday is good, and warm, and clear, and calm.

Stay safe. We’ll be back next week.

See you then.

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May 15th, 2020

Happy Friday!

It’s heeeere!

And where I live it’s something called a “long weekend”. I need to research that a bit more.

Prince and the Revolution: Live, March 30th, 1985

This is a promotional charity video release. Recorded at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. You can buy custom Prince face masks, and the Prince estate will donate “to communities in need.”

This is Prince at the absolute peak of his abilities. Just an incredible live performance.

1000 Mentos | Cool DIY Cardboard Toys

To be far clearer: This video shows the construction and operation of a cardboard machine gun that shoots Mentos.

It’s bonkers.

OK Go – All Together Now

“With Los Angeles sheltering in place to battle the spread of COVID-19, OK Go wrote and recorded a song together alone in their homes.”

Yeah they did.

I love this group. Despite the purely novelty video library they have created, their songwriting is frikkin’ fantastic.

This is wonderful.

Suggested by Tina R.E.

David Lynch Weather Report

He posts one every day now.

He used to do this years ago but then stopped. Now – I guess due to covid-19 – he’s doing them again.

Notably missing a haunting / disturbing droning tone in the background.

And there we go! Allllll Friday Video’d up.

Keep staying safe everybody. Have a great (“long”?) weekend.

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May 8th, 2020

Fridayyyyyyy!!!!

At last. I mean if days of the week mean anything to you. I hope they do. This is weird.

And lookit! Some videos! Let’s goooooo…

“KISS FROM A ROSE” BY SEALS

[self explanatory]

Hooooly cow this made me laugh.

Suggested by Lana G.

BOSS BITCH FIGHT CHALLENGE – Zoe Bell

Quentin Tarantino’s go-to stuntwoman crowd-shot and edited a magnificent fight sequence during covid-19 lockdown.

A cast of dozens particpated.

Delightful.

Making the rounds and I am late to the party.

We Tried To Make A 350-Year-Old Ice Cream Recipe

Bottom line: suuuuper strong flavouring, but it works.

Year 536 Was the Worst Year to Be Alive – What Happened?

Months long fog, famine, a plague — 536 was rough!

Suggested by Tara P.

You have now been Friday Video’d! Use this power wisely.

I mean they didn’t have murder hornets, so…

See you next week. Stay safe!

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May 1st, 2020

Welcome… to Friiiiday!

I know it just feels like “Day”, but it is “Friday”. 🙂 I still like it. Hopefully you do too.

And besides: videos!

Let’s go!

I Followed a Bob Ross Tutorial using 3D Graphics (again!)

“I followed another Bob Ross painting tutorial using CGI with Blender 3D!”

(First attempt can be found here.)

The Secret History of the Moon

“This video takes you back 4.5 billion years to witness the dramatic ways which the moon could have formed, according to the latest mind-blowing theories. By reading the clues written in Moon rocks, we are closer than ever to knowing its full story. But the Moon still holds its secrets close. What else is it hiding?”

“Featuring the voice of Dr. Sarah T. Stewart”

Just beautiful. Engrossing.

AMI F120 Jukebox controlled by Raspberry Pi

An impressive little hack from maker and youtuber “revnhoj”, who created a web interface for the selection of individual songs from a physical record-playing jukebox originally created in 1954.

The Goonies Are Back!! | Reunited Apart with Josh Gad

“Josh Gad goes on a modern day treasure hunt to reunite the cast of the iconic 1985 movie The Goonies! Join them, and some very special guests, as they go down memory lane and bring their characters back to life, all in the name of charity, on Episode One of ‘Reunited Apart.'”

This is just… awesome.

These have been your Friday Videos.

Thanks for following along at home folks.

See you next week!

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April 24th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Yes, it is Friday. 🙂 I keep discovering many people just can’t keep track. Which is… I guess how things are going now.

And it’s the last Friday in April. (Yes… it’s still April.)

OK let’s go!

John Mulaney Has Become the Muse of TikTok’s Makeup Artists

John Mulaney Has Become the Muse of TikTok’s Makeup Artists

(weirdly: self explanatory)

TikTok makeup artists for some reason have taken up the habit of lipsyncing to comedy segments by John Mulaney.

That’s it. That’s what this is.

It’s so specific and weird, but I love it.

Messages From Quarantine

“In the age of coronavirus, the only way you can see Milan is to fly through it. By Niccolò Natali and Nikola Lorenzin.”

Beautifully shot, using a drone.

Blade Runner: The Lost Cut

This is making the rounds and I support it. A super mash-up of Blade Runner, The Blues Brothers, The French Connection, The Jerk and several, several other films.

It’s crazy. But it mostly also works. So weird.

Cessna 172 Home Flight Simulator | Xplane 11

“My home built flight simulator cockpit running Xplane 11. Total cost of this project was around $6000-$7000.”

This is NUTS!

And I mean that in only positive ways.

And there we go. Friday Videooooooos!

Hooray.

Have a lovely last weekend of April everybody.

See you next week!

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April 17th, 2020

Fridaaaaaaay!

It still excited me.

Hopefully your week was good. Welcome!

And now: Videos!

Dancing in the Movies – 21st Century Edition

“With everything going on I thought it was a good time for this tribute to some iconic and some of my favorite movie dances scenes from 2000-2020.”

From YouTuber Robert Jones.

Pattycake Is Super Intense Now – Making Fun with Akilah and Milana

Milana Vayntrub and Akilah Hughes ladies and gentlemen.

INTENSE!

Clearly shot well before… [gesturing] all of this…

Sent along by Kate S.

The Slows

“In an enlightened future where humans no longer need to procreate, one woman risks her life to investigate the mystery of motherhood.”

Really beautifully shot and edited.

BBC weatherman closes out forecast with amazing drum cover of outro music

“This is the moment Welsh BBC weatherman Owain Wyn Evans closes out his forecast with an amazing drum cover of the BBC’s iconic outro music.”

The BBC news theme music has come up a few times in the past few weeks and I am here for it.

Well there we go.

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

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April 10th, 2020

Happy Friday!

Hopefully you’re all still there, still keeping your chins up, etc.

It’s apparently something called “Easter” this weekend. Hm!

It’s video time…

Family Lockdown Boogie

It reminds me a bit of the Scissor Sisters.

This is funny. Making the rounds. Worth every second.

Van Cleef & Arpels Automate Fée Ondine

“On the occasion of the SIHH 2017, Van Cleef & Arpels is delighted to unveil its first Extraordinary Object: the Automate Fée Ondine.”

A great deal more information here.

How to wind and use it here.

Tesla Ventilator

“Engineering update on the Tesla ventilator”

Obviously making the rounds. This is impressive. A super interesting re-purposing of existing hardware.

The comments section is worth a look (for a change.)

Sent in by many, many subscribers.

This Video Has 6,306,230 Views

When I was going to add this video a few days ago, its title said it had just over 3 million views. By the time you receive my email, it’ll be higher still. It’s a great little trick.

It’s a clever device, and it’s making the rounds, and this guy (Tom Scott) has NUMEROUS super high-view videos on YouTube — but he explains how API’s work here, and it’s engrossing, and smart, and a fun little video.

And that’s that! Friday Videos! Sorted! Just in time for Easter!

Thanks for watching along at home everybody.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Call someone!

See you next week everybody.

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April 3rd, 2020

Fridayyyyy!

It’s here! At last. I know for many people it doesn’t feel like it.

And I have a few videos! Let’s dig in…

How round is your circle?!

“This is a compilation of videos from my book, “How Round is Your Circle?”. More information is available from www.howround.com”

A weird bunch of contraptions that show how non-round things can act like round / spherical things.

Pretty interesting. Zero further information in the video itself.

Concatenation

A ton of stock footage all linked together extremely cleverly.

This made my day. So well done.

ghostCRASH

Real 2-car collisions where one of the cars has been digitally removed.

No further information.

Created by Donato Sansone.

As Above

“As Above was made of one single shot filmed on the 8mm2 (0.3 square inch) surface of a chemical reaction.

“The environment in which we live, is at the constant mercy of the ever changing flow of planets, stars and galaxies… As well as the composition of the microscopic world.”

Brilliantly shot by filmmaker Roman Hill.

Ta daaaa!

Videos! On a Friday.

Hang in there everybody. One day at a time.

Hopefully see you again next week.

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March 27th, 2020

Happy Friday!

And it’s the last one of March. We made it. Phew!

And I really do hope it’s actually “Happy”.

It’s video time you guyyyyyssss…

Diemut Strebe: The Prayer

This… thing… sings and / or recites a “prayer” created completely from scratch by an Artificial Intelligence model.

Created by Diemut Strebe. A lot more information here.

Chinese father creates “Death Stranding” suit to protect baby from coronavirus

Death Stranding is a fairly popular game for the Playstation 4.

This is actually admirable. Beautifully crafted.

The Foster Portfolio

“Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.”

Created by Director Danielle Katvan

Beautifully realized. Also I love Vonnegut.

San Francisco Shut Down: COVID-19 Quarantine

“Driving through San Francisco during the pandemic is jaw dropping. Thankfully few people are outside (I wasn’t even close to a person), but seeing the shops boarded up is tough to see. I made sure the drone wasn’t a nuisance to anyone while shooting this short documentary of this…very weird time in San Francisco.”

Sent in by Alexis S.

We’re going to get through this.

And that’s what I’ve got for you.

Please stay safe. We can get through this. We can.

Happy Friday.

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March 20th, 2020

We made it! So far so good. Friday. Spring!

Positives. Right?

And I have some videos for you! Let’s gooooooo…

The Best Way to Face Difficult Times

“Life is – it goes without saying – for the most part a tragic affair. But being clear-eyed about the horror shouldn’t prevent us from taking great pleasure in the things that go right; we can laugh on our way to the gallows.”

Self explanatory.

Cats And Domino

[self explanatory]

Funny!

Suggested by Ziya T.

Relevant karate for 2020

Basically solving the “how do I do ‘x’ without using my hands?”

Funny. Well done!

SLAY-52s – “Raining Lobsters”

Yes. It’s a mashup between the B-52’s “Rock Lobster” and Slayer’s “Reign in Blood”.

It’s weird! But perfectly matched.

And that is what I have this week.

Hang in there people. We’re all in this together.

See you hopefully in a week.

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