May 31st, 2013

Hooooo-wee!

Friday!!

» What kind of Asian are you?

What kind of Asian are you?

“This video is part of YouTube’s comedy week and was Co-directed by David Neptune and Ken Tanaka.”
Sent in by Mika T.

» Convos With My 2 Year Old – EPISODE 2

Convos With My 2 Year Old - EPISODE 2

“Actual conversations with my 2 year old daughter, as re-enacted by me and another full-grown man – Episode 2.”
Yes, there is also an episode 1.

» Original Bike Tricks from Tim Knoll

Original Bike Tricks from Tim Knoll

This guy seems like a bit of a pro. Yikes.
Sent in by Trevor S.

» ARmedia Augmented Reality 3D tracker (Ford Ordinary Maintenance)

ARmedia Augmented Reality 3D tracker (Ford Ordinary Maintenance)

Pretty cool!

Happy Friday everybody. Have a happy June!

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May 24th, 2013

It is Friday again.

My favorite day!

Let’s celebrate with some videos!

» Kid Snippets: American Idol (Imagined by Kids)

Kid Snippets: American Idol (Imagined by Kids)

“We asked a couple kids to pretend they were on American Idol. This is what they came up with.”
Two things: 1) I watched this video twice. 2) I laughed a lot, both times.
Hilarious.

» Rosetta

Rosetta

“This is a film about the Long Now Foundation’s Rosetta Project. It was produced at Loyola Marymount University, and won Best Documentary at the Film Outside the Frame Awards. For more info on the Rosetta Disk, visit:rosettaproject.org/disk/concept/.”

» Felice Varini – New Geometric Perspective Mural – Paris, France – Grand Palais (French)

Felice Varini - New Geometric Perspective Mural - Paris, France - Grand Palais (French)

Beautiful. Details here.

» Dwyane Wade surprises a fan by attending her prom.

Dwyane Wade surprises a fan by attending her prom.

“Dwyane helps make a fan’s dream come true by showing up unexpectedly at her prom in Coral Gables, FL.”
No kidding.
Sent in by Alecia S.

Have a happy Friday!

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May 3rd, 2013

It’s Friday!

I love when that happens!

Let’s take a look!

» SCREENGRAB

SCREENGRAB

This is kind of mesmerizing.

» Shaped on all Six Sides

Shaped on all Six Sides

“A short documentary about the craft and philosophy of wooden boat carpentry.”

» Dan Carrillo: Daclotype

Dan Carrillo: Daclotype

“Documenting the daguerrotype process of Seattle-based photographerDan Carrillo.
Doesn’t go into enough detail in my opinion but holy cow what a laborious, dangerous process this is. Very cool though.

» NASA | SDO: Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

NASA | SDO: Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes

“This video shows those three years of the sun at a pace of two images per day.”
This has been making the rounds, and it’s quite beautiful.

Bonus Video:

» How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World?

“Here’s how much coffee, meat, beer, McDonald’s, and more you can buy for $5 in countries around the world. For starters, you can buy a lot of beer for $5 in China.”
Kind of cool.
Sent in by Jacqui S.

Have a great Friday!

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May 17th, 2013

Well hello there late-May Friday, have a seat I’ll mix you a drink…

Oh and: Here are some videos!

» Steven Spielberg’s techniques and themes

Steven Spielberg's techniques and themes

“This is a short analysis of Steven Spielberg’s films.”
The word “short” doesn’t really do justice to the interesting details contained within. Really expertly done. I like.

» Reddit restores 87yo Grandad’s Navy Photo

Reddit restores 87yo Grandad's Navy Photo

“My Grandad was in the Royal Navy in WWII, in the submarines. I went over to set up his new PC that I’d made for him a few weeks ago and he showed me a photo that a relative had emailed him, of him in his uniform back when he was about 20. The photo was in a bad state and I said I’d see what I could do to sort out some of the cracks, so emailed it to myself to see what could be done.”
This is a beautiful little video. There’s an updated blog posting about the ensuing crowdsourcing-via-reddit that led to this lovely moment.
It’s been making the rounds, and that’s for very good reasons: It’s awesome.

» Abercrombie & Fitch Gets a Brand Readjustment #FitchTheHomeless

Abercrombie & Fitch Gets a Brand Readjustment #FitchTheHomeless

After the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch said he wanted only cool people to be wearing his clothing, L.A.-based writer Greg Karber decided he would give a bunch of A&F clothing to homeless people.
This video has definitely been making the rounds all week but it’s a hell of a story. Further details here.

»  Go Home Productions ‘Imagine The Band’ (Lennon/Wings)

 	Go Home Productions 'Imagine The Band' (Lennon/Wings)

Take John Lennon’s “Imagine” and speed it up. Take Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Band On The Run” and slow it down.
Compare and contrast. 🙂

Bonus Video:

» Most Complicated Board Game Ever

Most Complicated Board Game Ever

“Learning to play a new game has never been so painful.”
Nicely done. 🙂

Have a happy, warm, lovely Friday.

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May 10th, 2013

Ohhhhh yayyy…

It’s Friday! Here goes…

» David Foster Wallace: This Is Water

David Foster Wallace: This Is Water

“In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.”
This one is making the rounds but it’s certainly worth a look.

» precious lines

precious lines

“A video about the beauty of creating…”
Also a video about the custom metalworking of a new pen. Kind of cool. Beautifully conceived.

» Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

“Time-lapse of our icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end.”
I was thinking while I watched this “I’d love to do that”, until I found out that the filmmaker is a marine scientist, so… that’s unlikely.

» Perception of Consequence

Perception of Consequence

“Art Director, Kamil Nawratil recently finished a personal and very passionate project titled, Perception of Consequence.”
Very hard to describe but pretty beautiful and bizarre.
Sent in by Kate S.

Happy Friday everyone.

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