Mar. 29th, 2013

Happy Friday, and where I live: it’s a long weekend!

Are you ready? I’m ready! Here we go…

» Gunther Holtorf’s 23 Year Road Trip

Gunther Holtorf's 23 Year Road Trip

“Back in 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set out on what was meant to be an 18-month tour of Africa in their Mercedes Benz G Wagon. Now, with more than 800,000km (500,000 miles) on the clock, Gunther is still going.”
This is a great little mini-documentary. Great story. This is the kind of thing I’d like to try when I get to be that age.

» A year through my window

A year through my window

“An entire year, 1 driver, 1 van, plenty of hitchhikers, 1 huge country, 7 states, more than 30 thousand kilometers, 1 camera and a lot of fun.”
Beautiful.

» Alaa Wardi – Risala Ela…

Alaa Wardi - Risala Ela...

“The twelve of us playing together, me and my twin brothers, I’m the one in the center with the baby guitar 🙂 it was good to see all the Wardis back together again.”
Joke! It’s all the same guy. Alaa Wardi has been making a bit of a name for himself in the middle east. Guy’s got talent, no question.
Sent in by Ali S.

» Bottled History

Bottled History

“Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle.”
Talk about an obscure art form. I find these little documentaries fascinating.

Bonus Video:

» Tobias Hutzler – BALANCE

Tobias Hutzler - BALANCE

“‘Balance’ is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler, inspired by Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster.”
It’s mesmerizing. I like.

Have a great Friday, and a great (hopefully long) weekend.

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Mar. 22nd, 2013

It is Friday at last.

And Springtime!!! (cue orchestra swell…)

Let’s get this started…

» Forward

Forward

Clever. 🙂

» The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

The Making of John Mayer's 'Born & Raised' Artwork

“David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors.”
You can say what you want about John Mayer’s music, but check out the sheer artistry of what Mr. Smith here has created. Fantastic.

» Luke’s Change: an Inside Job

Luke's Change: an Inside Job

“An examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur investigative journalist within the Star Wars galaxy.”
A new brand of conspipracy theorist: The Star Wars Truthers.
Really well done.

» Dumt & Farligt – Again – Phantom Flex Highlights – 1080p

Dumt & Farligt - Again - Phantom Flex Highlights - 1080p

“Super slow motion highlights from the second season of the Danish TV show ‘Dumt & Farligt – igen’ airing this spring on TV 2 Zulu.”
Beginning to make the rounds, and for good reason.

Bonus Video:

» Lego paper plane folding machine V2.0

Lego paper plane folding machine V2.0

“Fully automated paper plane folding machine, even got its own compressor. The video speed is about three times faster the normal.”
An odd little creation, but fascinating.

Happy Friday!

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Mar. 16th, 2013

Apologies for the delay. This has been a very bizarre week.

Friday people: Here are your Friday links (on a Saturday.)

» SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

SIGN PAINTERS (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

“This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon.”
I for one would love to watch this. Bygone set of talents. Beautiful.

» Breaking the 4th Wall Movie Supercut

Breaking the 4th Wall Movie Supercut

“A compilation of scenes and moments from films that all ‘break the fourth wall’ – that is, acknowledge (usually directly to the camera, and therefore the audience) that they’re part of a movie.”
Interesting, even though supercuts are becoming a bit tiresome.
Sent in by Jennidub.

» Speedrun: Matrix in 60 seconds

Speedrun: Matrix in 60 seconds

“Put machines, dreams, Neo, dystopia, and more machines into a blender and chug it really fast – that’s the taste of this condensed version of the 1999 hit movie.”
(Via animation, of course. 🙂 )

» New York Day

New York Day

Yes, another timelapse / tilt shift montage. It’s still beautiful. 🙂

Bonus Video:

» Lego Hogwarts Time Lapse Set Up at Emerald City Comic Con 2013

Lego Hogwarts Time Lapse Set Up at Emerald City Comic Con 2013

This is potentially the definition of the term “obsessive.” Really beautiful work here, though.
Sent in by Traci T., who is still a hyoooge Potter fan.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Mar. 8th, 2013

Welcome back, Friday, we were just talking about you…

Visual entertainment time…

» Pogo: ‘The Ghan’ Remix

Pogo: 'The Ghan' Remix

“My remix of sights and sounds captured on my journey aboard The Ghan.”
Another great sonic remix from Pogo.

» Cyriak: Cobwebs

Cyriak: Cobwebs

“The endless universe of spiders. I made this video last year for Showtime, so you may have seen it before.”
The man is a twisted visual genius.

» 15,000 Volts

15,000 Volts

“High voltage wood erosion.”
What a bizarre but beautiful looking process.

» deux-al pianos | evan shinners

deux-al pianos | evan shinners

“Evan Shinners demonstrates how to play bach’s double manual keyboard music.”
Show off… 😉
Sent in by Lara T.

Have a very happy weekend everybody.

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Mar. 1st, 2013

There are only 20 more days of Winter left. (And no more days of February.)

Happy Friday!

Here are your Friday Videos!

» To This Day

To This Day

“To This Day Project is a project based on a spoken word poem written byShane Koyczan “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.”
This is outstanding, and many of you have probably already seen it, but it’s worth it again. Beautiful.
Sent in by many, many subscribers. Thank you.

» The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial

The Honest Coca-Cola Obesity Commercial

I’ll just leave this right here…
This one is beginning to make the rounds. I like.

» ‘A million times’ by Humans since 1982

'A million times' by Humans since 1982

“Stockholm based studio Humans since 1982 will present their kinetic work ‘A million times’ at Design Days Dubai / Victor Hunt Gallery from 18. – 21. March 2013.”
The video is cool, but it really makes me want to see it up close and in person. Very cool.
Sent along by Jennifer R.

» Real Genius by M. Night Shyamalan: Trailer Recut

Real Genius by M. Night Shyamalan: Trailer Recut

“Yet another in a long series of diversions in an attempt to avoid responsibility.”
Not bad at all. 🙂

Have an excellent pre-Spring Friday, and an awesome weekend.

See you next week!

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