Jun. 24th, 2011

Welcome to the first Friday of Summer 2011.

And hey: here are some videos!

» 360-degree video of the Vancouver Riots

360-degree video of the Vancouver Riots

Crazy!
Sent in by many subscribers.

» Pogo: Bloom (Disney Remix)

Pogo: Bloom (Disney Remix)

Pogo is a genius remixer and masher-upper.
“This is the video for my track ‘Bloom’, a patchwork of vocals and musical chords from various Disney films. I recorded the harp sample from ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and a series of chords from ‘A.I: Artificial Intelligence’ to form the base of the chorus. The vocals are sampled from Disney films, each of which are illustrated in this video.”
This must have taken months. Well done (while it lasts, Disney being sue-happy.)

» How Green Is Your Internet

How Green Is Your Internet

YouTube apparently burns 4,000 metric tonnes of CO2 a day. Crazy!

» AKB48 – Making of Eguchi Aimi

AKB48 - Making of Eguchi Aimi

Eguchi Aimi is a 100% computer-generated Japanese pop singer.
This is quite the process.
This is apparently only one of many. Crazy!

Bonus Video:

» Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

A fairly informative short film on Coffee.
Sent in by Ashy.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Jun. 17th, 2011

It is Friday again!

Here’s some viewing for Friday or the weekend (yes: weekends are allowed.)

» Venice Fly Through

Venice Fly Through

This is an impressive, very carefully coreographed single-take shot of Venice Beach, California, shot by an independent cameraman using a remote control quad-rotor helicoptor.
Music is by Brian Eno from the album “Apollo”.

» Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

“In celebration of the greatest athletic achievement by a man on a psychedelic journey, No Mas and artist James Blagden proudly present the animated tale of Dock Ellis’ legendary LSD no-hitter”
This is a great little animated segment of history, synced to dialogue from Ellis himself. Well done.
[Context: Dock Ellis played a no-hitter on June 12th, 1970 while extremely high on acid.]

» Cassini Mission

Cassini Mission

A short film by Chris Abbas (set to music by Nine Inch Nails) is a constructed time-lapse of Saturn and its moons covering several months of NASA’s Cassini mission to the ringed planet. It’s beautiful.

» 50 Impressions in 2 minutes

50 Impressions in 2 minutes

[self explanatory, sssssort of…]
Performed by Peter Serafinowicz. Funny (or die!)
He has also made several “Actor’s Studio” videos that are quite good.
Sent in by Tara P.

Bonus Video:

» Extremities

Extremities

a.k.a.: numerous views of a skateboarder. Seasickness may ensue.

Enjoy the rest of your Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

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Jun. 10th, 2011

It’s Friday!

And I have some videos for you!

» Baa

Baa

An insane, insane little video created by a freelance animator from Brighton, UK, known as Cyriak. He has numerous other videos on their channel and they are equally bizarre. (Also: he created several promo bumps for Comedy Central’s Adult Swim.) Fantastic!
Discovered by Mike T.

» Drifting kids

Drifting kids

Some impressive precision driving for a 5 or 6 year old. Crazy!
Sent in by Ashy.

» 3-Way Street

3-Way Street

“By summer 2010, the expansion of bike lanes in NYC exposed a clash of long-standing bad habits — such as pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks.”
Crazy!

» Full version slow mo Carlton Draught ad

Full version slow mo Carlton Draught ad

[self explanatory]
Fascinating.
Sent in by Miko C.

» Unprepared For Test Drive

Unprepared For Test Drive

“Test driving a Jaguar XKR may be old hat for the driver but the passenger was not quite as ready.”
Uh: no kidding.

Have a happy Friday and an excellent weekend.

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Jun. 3rd, 2011

Friday at LAST!

Am I right?

» View from Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Solid Rocket Booster

View from Space Shuttle Endeavour's Solid Rocket Booster

Crazy. Two different views. Long but in my opinion worth it.
Also: farewell Endeavour. (snif)

» Outside Aperture

Outside Aperture

A short film inspired by the videogame “Portal”. Very well done.

» The Baby Bullet

The Baby Bullet

Take the never-ending Baby Bullet infomercial, slow it down 200%, and add creepy music to it. Yikes.

» Subtitled Scott Stenier Promo

Subtitled Scott Stenier Promo

[self explanatory]
SARF!

Bonus Video:

» The Hill-Side “Wa” Handkerchief

The Hill-Side “Wa” Handkerchief

Such a simple design but obviously a lot of care went into making these.
You can buy one at Hickoree’s Hard Goods. 100% of proceeds go to the International Rescue Committee.

Happy first Friday in June!

Have a great weekend.

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