Dec. 28th, 2012

Here are your Friday Videos for the last Friday of 2012.

» 2012: What Brought Us Together

2012: What Brought Us Together

“It was a year of breakthroughs, adversity, accomplishments. And the web shared all of it. From the highest sky-dive to the fastest running man, a first vote or last mission, joys and tragedies, grumpy cats and flash mobs, from silly to serious; whatever it is that we shared in 2012, here is a compilation.”
Very cool. I love these year-end compilations.
Sent in by Matt G. and several subscribers.

» What does it take to kill a Volvo?

What does it take to kill a Volvo?

“What does it take to destroy a Volvo 850?”
I guess quite a lot!

» ‘Whirled Beat’ 10-year-old boy drumming washing machine.

'Whirled Beat' 10-year-old boy drumming washing machine.

“‘Whirled Beat’. Boy (age 10) exploring the rhythmic sounds of the washing machine, ala Stomp style!”
I imagine any more than 4 minutes might begin to be annoying but the kid’s got rhythm, no question.

» Firewall


“An interactive media installation created in collaboration with Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.”
Very cool.
How long until the public could buy versions of this for display at parties, etc.?

Bonus Video:

» FLAMMA – Making fire with IKEA products

FLAMMA - Making fire with IKEA products

This is an unexpectedly interesting use of these products.
Sent in by Ashy and Trace.

Happy Friday everybody. Have a great new year and see you in 2013.


Dec. 21st, 2012

Wow. I can’t believe it’s already Xmas. Or December. Or 2012…

Here are some videos for your entertainment and informational needs.

» Clouds by Zach Sobiech

Clouds by Zach Sobiech

“Facing months to live, 17-year-old Zach is turning to music – writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2009. Since his diagnosis, Zach has endured several surgeries and months of chemo.”
Sad, but beautiful.
If this moved you, you may want to consider donating to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, to fund research for the cancer that is taking his life.



“Charlie Brown returns home after years in New York to reconnect with old friends, Louis C.K. style.”
Kind of funny / sad.

» GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries

GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries

“GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free.”
We need more inventions like these. Well done.

» DiResta: Hatchet

DiResta: Hatchet

“In this episode of DiResta, Jimmy has his way with an old hatchet and transforms it into a sweet little showpiece tool.”
Jimmy DiResta is a master carpenter / builder.
I was suggested this by my Boxee and I ended up watching every last one of his videos. This one is amazing though.

Bonus Video:

» Kids being kids – from Christmas at RCCM

Kids being kids - from Christmas at RCCM

“A Funny excerpt from RCCM’s Daycare Christmas Play.”
Ohhhh… boy. Rehearsals must have been hilarious.
Sent along by Jenni W.

Have a great holiday everybody. See you next week.


Dec. 14th, 2012


Take a look at these.

» Kim Beom, Yellow Scream (2012)

Kim Beom, Yellow Scream (2012)

“The technique to this painting is to incorporate the sound of screams into the brush strokes,” states the narrator in Kim Beom’s video artwork Yellow Scream (2012).
Is thaaaaat right?
Sent along by Kevin K.

» Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

See how the world searched with Google’s 2012 Music: “All I Want” by Kodaline Video production by Whirled Creative

» Beijing International Magic Conference Record: Yann Frisch (France)

Beijing International Magic Conference Record: Yann Frisch (France)

I think he’s hilarious. He’s apparently internationally very popular.

» The Art of Ironing

The Art of Ironing

A very unique form of linear sculpture.
Sent in by Jennifer R.

Bonus Video:

» 12 Questions for Woody Allen

12 Questions for Woody Allen

“Filmmaker Robert Weide, seen quizzing Woody in this clip, followed the notoriously private film legend for over a year to create the ultimate film biography.”
These are some odd questions, with some interesting answers. This video is from 2010.

I hope your Friday has been most excellent.

See you in a week.


Dec. 7th, 2012

Ho-ho-hooo… Merrrrry Friday!

Let’s get started…

» American Tintype

American Tintype

“After a personal tragedy, Harry Taylor discovered a passion for the 150-year-old craft of tintype photography.”
No kidding. Very cool.
Sent in by Kate S.

» Within Two Worlds

Within Two Worlds

“This time-lapse video is my visual representation of how the night sky and landscapes co-exist within a world of contradictions.”

» Driving in Russia || TNL

Driving in Russia || TNL

Nearly 13 minutes. Some of the most insane driving ever. How long can you last?
Sent in by Alexandra S.

» Cinema 4D Sound Effector Animation Example

Cinema 4D Sound Effector Animation Example

Animation using the Sound Effector in Cinema 4D. This was a blast to make. See the full tutorial at Greyscalegorilla: Song: EMDCR by cubesato

Bonus Video:

» Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012

Landings at San Diego Int Airport Nov 23, 2012

“All landings at San Diego Int Airport on Black Friday Nov 23, 2012 between 1030am and 300pm”
But compressed and collaged into a 30 second video. Really chaotic.

Have a lovely, crisp Friday.

See you in seven days.