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

[self explanatory]

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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November 4th, 2016

Alllll right let’s just everybody caaaaalm down. 🙂

We have arrived at Friday.

Let’s begin…

GoPro: Steve Storey – Trail Boik Time 10.24.16 – Bike

This is kind of mesmerizing. POV mountain biking which has been ultra-stablized.

It’s hypnotic. I could watch a lot more than a mere 2 minutes. Well done.

Wired: The Amazing Garage Where Robots Do the Parking

I know it’s 2016 and I shouldn’t be impressed by something like this, but I am. A really ingenious series of ideas.

I don’t drive but if I did I’d want to park here.

Field of Vision – Best of Luck with the Wall

A well-researched view of the actual US / Mexico border to give a sense of how varied it is, how long it is, and how many neighborhoods it intersects with.

And how expensive an alleged “amazing wall” will cost.

Sent in by Taylor M.

Supercut of every time Donald Trump says his own name

This has been making the rounds. Also: how many Trump supercuts are we up to now?

Bonus Video!

Unsatisfying

“During the summer of 2016, We created and directed a video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch.”

Clever. Entertainingly animated.

And there you go! Your Friday Videos!

I hope your weekend is lovely, and your weekend relaxing.

Happy Friday!

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October 28th, 2016

Hello Friday Fans!

Ready for videos? Yeah?

Here goes!

ARCTIC: Visual Vibes

YouTuber Ben Brown was invited by astronaut Chris Hadfield to photograph the arctic.

The results are poetic, haunting, and beautiful.

Sountrive [GOKO BANE]

This is making the rounds. If you have an OCD bone in your body, this will be immensely satisfying.

The soundtrack is pretty good too.

See also, Destiny Vitalis.

A Stranger Things Christmas

Merry Christmas, Will Byers.

In the style of It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas, of course.

Making the rounds. Sweetly rendered.

Working with Jigsaw

“Didn’t they do a background check?”

Indeed.

Nicely done. 🙂 Happy Hallowe’en!

Bonus Video!

Bill Murray Crashes White House Press Briefing Room To Talk Baseball

Because of course he did!

Amazing!

Well I can’t top that, so there are your Friday Videos everybody.

See you next week.

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October 21st, 2016

Friday is here!! Sound the alarm!

Or wait no… pour yourself a drink!

Okay. Ready? Ready!

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

Some ridiculous BMX bike tricks here. Making the rounds and definitely worth every second. Wow!

Best of PongFinity

Master ping-pong manipulators from Finland. Some cute tricks here. Maybe not as awesome as Mr. MacAskill up there, but… you know… close?

Dynamic projection mapping onto deforming non-rigid surface

Despite the dull title, this is pretty groundbreaking technology. Amazing. Picture this as part of your Hallowe’en costume a few years from now. Yeah?

Sent in by James H.

Wright’s Law

Originally on the NYTimes site which may be paywalled.

“In 2012, The Times profiled Jeffrey Wright, who uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life.”

An inspiring short documentary. What a fun teacher!

Bonus Video!

Geraldine Loves Star Wars

Geraldine is a beagle.

When she gets excited, she sounds like a Tie Fighter.

That is fantastic.

See also: Is Chewbacca trapped in my lightstand?

Happy Friday everybody!

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October 14th, 2016

Welcome, Friday folks!

Video time!!

Lego Drawing Machine

[self explanatory]

Want!

Blade Runner Trailer – Classic Noir

Pretty well done. 🙂

Trump Has A Huge Night at the Second Presidential Debate

From the odd folks at SuperDeluxe. Yikes.

Hey speaking of Trump vs. Clinton…

Trump and Hillary: Time of my life – LuckyTV

Seriously: watch this. Makes the US election seem a whole lot more civil…

Making the rounds and worth every second.

Bonus Video!

Luke Cage: Family Matters

YouTuber Zach Ace recut an intro sequence for Luke Cage resembling this 90s sitcom.

See also: Avengers: Full House.

There you go! Videos! Yay.

Happy Friday everybody.

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October 7th, 2016

Yes…. YES it is Friday!

I mean come ON!!!

Video time.

Pogodi tko sam – VW Polo R WRC

The VW race team tries to guess which car Daniel Jovanov is doing an impression of. (See also his turn on Australia’s Got Talent.)

Pretty impressive, if a little odd.

“Alexander Hamilton” – ASL

“Signed by Sarah Tubert”

(ASL = American Sign Language)

Sarah Tubert is deaf, and she likes the broadway musical “Hamilton”, and she’s got some moves.

More on Ms. Tubert here.

This is a great video, and definitely making the rounds.

1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship – Silver Medallists – Czech Team “MAD RAVENS”

Today I learned: there is a thing called the World Indoor Skydiving Championship. (!)

This is pretty amazing to watch.

Quilted Northern Rustic Weave | Artisanal Toilet Paper

“Start remembering your bathroom experiences again with our new handcrafted toilet paper.”

I know what you’re thinking: “At last!”

Making the rounds. Still funny.

Bonus Video!

DIY Miniature Pop up Toaster

Yup. That’s… that’s just what it is.

What an odd hobby. There are dozens of videos of this kind of thing.

Odd.

This concludes today’s Friday Videos.

Enjoy your (long?) weekend everybody.

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September 30th, 2016

Hello Friday!

And buh-bye September. That was fast.

I say Friday you say Videos! Friday! [waits] Friday! [waits, points mic…]

Okay… Here goes.

Hissy Fit Sassy

“Sassy tackles the important issues at the 2016 Presidential Debate. All Donald Trump’s actual words.”

YouTuber Peter Serafinowicz overdubs Donald Trump’s voice with a slightly more… flamboyant voice, while still saying the same words Trump said in the first presidential debate. He has several other videos on his channel.

High-larious.

Coral Colors

“In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown.”

Beautiful…

JFK vs Nixon vs. Trump

A non-musical edit by the Gregory Brothers.

Well done. 🙂

Human Skateboard by PES (Newly Remastered in HD)

“A Newly Remastered version of one of PES’s best commercials, Sneaux ‘Human Skateboard’ (from 2007).”

Well done. PES has been featured here before. His (their?) work is fantastic.

Bonus Video!

Berlin Miniature Marathon (4k – Time Lapse – Tilt Shift)

“The annual Berlin Marathon in adorable miniature size. See thousands of tiny runners floating the streets of Berlin like tiny ants.”

Yes… that’s what tilt-shift does… 🙂

Well edited though.

And there we go!

Have a lovely weekend folks.

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