Sep. 28th, 2012

Welcome to Friday. And nearly October.

Let’s get started.

» Worst movie death scene ever

Worst movie death scene ever

This one has made the rounds all week but it is so worth it.
Just insane.

» What’s A Girl Doing Here?

What's A Girl Doing Here?

“In all my years of hopping into cabs here, and elsewhere, I never met a female driver until I shot this documentary.”
Sent along by Sheryl K.

» TED Talk: Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

TED Talk: Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

An especially good one.
Sent in by Alison L.

» Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Created using something called “AirPano”. Kind of cool!

Bonus Video:

» Synchronization of 32 Metronomes

Synchronization of 32 Metronomes

(Rough Translation)
“When you put multiple metronomes on a table and start them in random sequence, they will eventually synchronize themselves.”
Hypnotic. Also: I somehow expected this to take way longer than it did.

Have an amazing Friday everybody.

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Sep. 21st, 2012

Can you believe it? It’s finally Friday!

I, for one, definitely can believe it.

Let’s roll…

» STATIONPARK

STATIONPARK

“One day skating with Kilian Martin”
Wow. This guy skateboards like he’s interpreting dance moves. I like this. Just the straight goods.
Sent along by Nadia L.

» little boots READY FOR THE FUN!!! hot chip tenorion cover

little boots READY FOR THE FUN!!! hot chip tenorion cover

“ok are you ready for the FUN?!? here is cover of hot chip’s ready for the floor, its not exactly perfect but best i can do on the amazing tenorion!!!”
Artist “Little Boots” performs her own cover of this Hot Chip song on a device called a Tenori On, which is a pretty intriguing (and expensive) little device.

» empire state of pen

empire state of pen

“time lapse of me drawing lower manhattan over a few days april 2012. no tracing, hocus pocus or photoshop filters.”
Pretty amazing. Love it. And, yes, it is making the rounds

» Animated Tower (HESAV s’anime!)

Animated Tower (HESAV s'anime!)

“A giant human and architectural performance realized by NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond and Trivial Mass Production. The 11 floors tower of the HESAV (Health High School Vaud) has been animated as a rudimentary screen whose pixels are, in fact, all the windows and shutters that students, staff and friends shake for hours.”
Holy cow.
Sent in by Kate S.

Bonus Video:

» Tokyo Living 2012

Tokyo Living 2012

“Tokyo is extremely distinct city. I would love to introduce plenty of attractive aspects of Tokyo with time-lapse in motion.”
Beautiful.
Also is it just me or is 2012 the “year of the timelapse”, where it feels like 2011 was “year of the tilt-shift”?
Either way: cool.

Happy Friday everybody!

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Sep. 14th, 2012

Welcome, again, to your Friday Videos.

This week has a slightly musical bent. Join me…

» 2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP – Hyper-Matrix

2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP - Hyper-Matrix

“Hyper-Matrix created by media artist group : J o n p a s a n g”
Quite mesmerizing. I’d love to see this in person.

» R Kelly Wants Deaf People to Stop Masturbating

R Kelly Wants Deaf People to Stop Masturbating

Take one Jehovah’s Witness sign language video about the sins of masturbation, add one R. Kelly “Ignition” video, stir until smooth.
Insane. And quite funny.
Sent in by Kate S.

» NO NEWS

NO NEWS

“BBC & ITV coverage of news drought”
An odd, awkward supercut. I kinda like it though.

» Bob Marley-Is This Love(Metal Version)

Bob Marley-Is This Love(Metal Version)

[self explanatory]
Funny. Harrrrd!
Sent in by Trevor F.

Bonus Video:

» ‘100’ (from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds)

'100' (from 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds)

“In October 2011 I started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. My aim was to ‘collect’ a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100.”
Note: Dutch.
Making the rounds but pretty cool.

Have a lovely Friday and an amazing weekend. You’ve earned it. (Haven’t you?)

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Sep. 7th, 2012

Happy Friday. Happy September. Happy 3pm EDT.

It is Friday Video time! This week turned out to feature a few interesting creators of things, some of which happens to be robots. This was not planned.

» Adam’s Rib

Adam's Rib

This is a moving short documentary about a canoe builder from Gull Lake Boat Works who builds his canoes completely by hand. Really well done.

» Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

Kubrick // One-Point Perspective

[somewhat self explanatory]
Showing how frequently Kubrick employed this particular perspective throughout his films.

» The Birth Of A Tool. Part I. Axe Making (by John Neeman)

The Birth Of A Tool. Part I. Axe Making (by John Neeman)

“This is a short documentary movie that shows the whole process of how the John Neeman tools are being hand crafted.”
Featuring one of my favorite songs, “Holocene” by Bon Iver.
Really amazing.

» Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 12.5 years

Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 12.5 years

[self explanatory]
Sent in by Cassie P. and definitely making the rounds.

Bonus Video:

» Robot chefs taking over China’s noodle bars

Robot chefs taking over China's noodle bars

“A Chinese restaurateur in Beijing has invented a robot chef to make sliced noodles. The robotic noodle expert is taking China’s noodle bars by storm.”
I for one welcome our Chinese noodle robot overlords…

I hope your Friday is yet another in a long line of excellent Fridays.

See you next week.

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