January 13th, 2017

Welcome back to Friday!

We made it!

And yes, it’s the 13th. But so what! Right?

Here we go. Video time!

Madeline the Robot Tamer & Mimus

“Mimus is a giant industrial robot that’s curious about the world around her. Mimus sees the world differently than us – she uses sensors embedded in the ceiling above to see everyone around her simultaneously. Mimus can react and move quickly around her space to follow your actions and try to decipher your body language.”

A fascinating video. I like it!

Arrival – Making Of – Oblique FX

Oblique FX‘s VFX reel for this amazing film. (Seriously, if you haven’t seen it, it’s recommended.)

Arborio, where the rice was born.

“Arborio is a little village outside of Milan, approximately 60 km. The best ‘arborio and Carnaroli rice is produced in this village of 500 souls. Enjoy this ‘corto’ about Arborio rice and the paniscia, recipe for risotto with nduja (salame cover with lard)”

Mmmmmm risottoooooo… 🙂

Beautiful Reactions

(Chemical reactions, that is.)

I think my favorite is Zn + Pb(NO3)2 -> Pb + Zn(NO3)2

Bonus Video!

We Went Inside A Secret Train Buried Under Grand Central

Note: A BuzzFeed video.

I’m a little late to this (Aug. 2016) but it’s pretty interesting!

And there we go! Videos! For your Friday the 13th!

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

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January 6th, 2017

Heyyyy look! It’s 2017!

And it is also Friday (of course.)

And! I have some videos. Huzzah!

Happy New Year from the Gab707 family!

There’s unfortunately not much detail about where this is, or how it was shot. Gab707 is an avid drone photographer and has several other very well made mountain-ascending videos. (Like this one, for example.)

It’s making the rounds and it is magnificent.

The Synchronization of 100 Metronomes

“It is known that when multiple metronomes are placed on a moving table and the metronome is moved, all metronomes eventually synchronize and carve the sound at the same timing.”

This is mesmerizing… and kind of freaky!

Knitting Noodles

Specifically ramen noodles.

Looks difficult…

China From Above

“China is a vast country with a seemingly endless variety of landscapes. From the modern skylines of Shanghai and Hong Kong to the ancient city walls of Xi’an, the former capital of the ‘Middle Kingdom’. Imposing rice terraces contrast with stark desert scenery, massive coal factories rub shoulders with newly built cities.”

Bonus Video!

Amazon Go: Just Steal Stuff – RT Shorts

Revolutionary! 😉

And there we go. Videos! Done!

I will see you in 7 days.

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December 30th, 2016

Friday hey? That was fast.

And it’s the last one! Better make some time for a few short videos.

Here we go…

2016: The Movie

[self explanatory]

Funny… sort of…

Star Wars but every time someone shoots a laser it speeds up

I don’t know why videos like this are suddenly a thing, but they make me laugh.

Everybody wants to kill Bruce 2

Yes, there is a part 1.

Crafted with care by Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat. Some excellent editing choices being made here.

Nat and Lo: A Journey To The Bottom Of The Internet

Technically, a journey to where undersea cables lie, and how they get there.

Illuminating.

Bonus Video!

How To Wrap A Duck for Christmas

Now we finally know how! 🙂

Have a lovely weekend, a Happy New Year, and enjoy the last days of the awful year that was 2016.

See you next week.

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December 23rd, 2016

Welcome to Friday before Xmas! (Xmas Eve’s Eve.)

I found you some videos!

Google – Year In Search 2016

Warning: 2016

An annual tradition. Well edited and composed. This has been a crazy year.

The Nutcracker Zoetrope

This Zoetrope is made of 20 Dancing Ballerinas, 18 Jumping mice, 17 Marching Nutcrackers and 1 christmas tree.

Whimsically executed. 🙂

Simpsons All Movie References 8 Seasons

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Every film reference made within 8 seasons of the Simpsons.

Cars of the Future (1948)

Quaint. Odd! I think if this announcer saw a Tesla he would have a meltdown.

Bonus Video!

The Somniloquist

“I recorded myself talking in my sleep nearly every night for a year. These are some of the things I said.”

Fun-ny!

There we go. 🙂 Friday Videos!

Only one more Friday left in 2016. I hope your holidays are fantastic and warm and lovely.

See you in a week.

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December 16th, 2016

Friday Videos!

Ya got yer Friday, ya got yer videos. Ya got Friday Videos!

And we’re in the thick of the holiday season! Whuhoo!

So here we go…

Home Alone (Eclectic Method Remix)

This is making the rounds. I like it. Also: festive.

3D optical illusion wall art made using one sheet of paper

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Almost too short.

all star but the vocals are pitch shifted to the initial note

(Conversely, almost too long…)

Better? Worse? What an odd project.

“The Night Before Christmas” Read In 27 Celebrity Impressions

Performed by “master impressionist” Jim Meskimen.

Making the rounds. Not bad!

Bonus Video!

My Child Is Dreaming

“The idyllic world of children against adults’ dreamlike visions.”

Animated by Mr. Klesha.

Beautiful.

Happy Holidays everybody!

See you in one week.

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December 9th, 2016

Ohhhh the weather outside is an upper level depression…

Or maybe not where you live. 🙂

Happy Friday!

Some videos you say… Coming right up!

Secret World of Stuff SuperCut No. 1

Created by Sean Charmatz, who has created several of these.

Adorable. Hilarious.

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW (A Tribute)

“A Tribute to the Post-Apocalyptic Cinema.”

I’ll say!

This is making the rounds but I figure, even if you did see it already, it’s worth seeing again. 🙂

Richard Feynman to Arline – Read by Oscar Isaac

“Richard Feynman was one of the most influential physicists of his generation and in 1965, he and two colleagues were awarded the Nobel Prize. In June of 1945, his 25-year-old wife and high-school sweetheart, Arline, passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. 16 months later, Richard wrote his late wife a love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988.”

For some reason this is also making the rounds. It’s very poignant and touching. So here it is.

Sent in by numerous subscribers.

How To Make A Clock In The Home Machine Shop – Part 23 – Making The Key, Polishing And Assembly

This is one of a dizzyingly long list of videos made by ClickSpring, who specializes in making videos of the entire manufacturing process involved in creating a mechanical timepiece.

This is a bit of a rabbit hole, but wow is there some loving attention to detail here.

Bonus Video!

Freshpet Holiday Feast – 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Eating with Human Hands

Love. 🙂

Boom! Friday videos – complete!!

Stay warm this weekend, and have a fantastic Friday everybody.

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December 2nd, 2016

December, just like that.

So fast. But! It’s also Friday. Which is my favorite.

And also: videos!

DJ Cummerbund – YYMilk

This insane, complicated mashup places Kelis’s “Milkshake” vocal tracks overtop of Rush’s prog instrumental “YYZ”.

I like it!

X-Story

This dark futuristic animated short from animator Vitaly Shushko is kind of like what a side-scrolling video game would be like to live in, only darker.

All told without dialogue of any kind. Beautifully executed.

The Witch as a Wes Anderson Movie – Trailer Mix

“H&M just released a Christmas commercial ad directed by the great auteur, Wes Anderson. Now what if he directed a supernatural thriller? Would it be as thrilling? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the dirty work!”

Subtle. But it works! (btw the actual Vvitches movie is a must.

The Map of Physics

“Everything we know about physics – and a few things we don’t – in a simple map.”

Well… “simple.” Hm. This is a great educational tool if you have any interest in the subject, but maybe especially if you never thought you did.

Bonus Video!

DuoSkin:Functional, stylish on-skin user interfaces

What a time to be alive. 🙂 I’m only sort-of joking. A lot of effort goes into making this. It’s interesting.

November 25th, 2016

Happy US Thanksgiving everybody!

Or I guess Black Friday (which is today.)

Here are your Friday Videos!

Subway performer stuns crowd with Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”- Chicago, Il- Blue Line, Washington S

Ladies and Gentlemen: Ashley Stevenson!

YouTuber Bo Rodda writes “On my way home from work tonight I saw one of the best performances I have ever seen- anywhere. This young women playing “Landslide” absolutely stunned the entire crowd which erupted into applause as the train arrives.”

100% agreed. Fantastic.

There are several more videos of Ms. Stevenson on the Chicago metro lines, often shot by transit passengers.

She should get an agent. For real.

The Awkward Teen Years of CGI (Movie Trailer Mashup)

I remember feeling like this wasn’t that good when they first came out, but especially compared to the state of current CGI, these look terrible.

Dad Tries to Copy Daughter’s Gymnastic Moves

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Ow!

hx-01: preview clip 1

A six minute preview sneak-peek section from my upcoming video ‘HX-01′”

here is a nearly-completed kickstarter for this project, which is described as an “Eye warping journey through infinitely patterned space and grid time.”

That might be interesting on a really large screen. Hmmm…

Bonus Video!

I could really use a wife sometimes.

This is YouTuber Aaron McAvoy briefly singing “Cotton-Eye Joe” with the rhythmic assistance of a washing machine.

606k views! Amazing.

These have been your Friday Videos for November 25th, 2016.

Thanks for following along at home!

See you again in seven days.

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November 18th, 2016

Let’s hear it for Friday!

And I guess also for videos!

Here we go…

Insight: Brad Bird on Animation

“Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium.”

I love this director. This is a great little video.

Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes

Hey speaking of directors I love… 😉

This is a short film from videographer Jon Ronson. Mr. Ronson gained access to these boxes as part of a 2004 investigation for the Guardian.

Danzig-Mother(Lounge Version)

Kind of a “shred”. Some pretty intense work on the alternate arrangement of the song. 🙂 Well done, Andy Rehfelt (whose other videos are definitely worth a look as well.

#12ChimpsofChristmas – Oddbins Christmas Video 2016

OddBins is a UK-based liquor store.

This ad is an annual tradition.

You’re welcome.

Bonus Video!

Every Utterance of “Some Kind Of…” on STAR TREK: Voyager

Definitely self-explanatory…

Well there we go! Ya got yer Friday, ya got yer videos, ya got yer Friday Videos!

Enjoy.

Happy Friday.

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November 11th, 2016

Friday, huh?

All right, yes, Friday. Friday it is. FINE! [slams book closed]

[just kidding]

Happy Remembrance Day or Veterans Day or Armistice Day or whatever your region calls it. Never forget.

Here are your Friday Videos…

Novae

“Novae is a movie about an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic death is marked by one final titanic explosion called supernova.

“By only using an aquarium, ink and water, this film is also an attempt to represent the giant with the small without any computed generated imagery.”

There’s a bit of the Douglas Trumbull in this one. I love it.

Kendrick Lamar Meets Rick Rubin and They Have an Epic Conversation | GQ

This is a long, thoughtful discussion. Less of an interview and more like a genuine conversation. It goes in some interesting directions. Recommended.

Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through 4K (Ultra HD)

This one is making the rounds but it’s worth it. It’s so still…

Unlikely bikes: The Unibicle

This is the most dryly funny (and technical) thing I have seen in a while. Very odd. Funny!

Bonus Video!

TOO MANY ZOOZ , Funky town/i feel good

NYC Brass ensemble Lucky Chops blow the doors off the subway platform (36th and 6th, NYC) with this little medley. Phew!

There you go. Videos! Sorted…

Happy Friday. Go out there and be the best you you can be.

See you in a week.

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