Jul. 26th, 2013

Friday has arrived! And we all made it! Huzzah!

Fortunately, so did these videos. Here goes…

» I am Bradley Manning (full HD)

I am Bradley Manning  (full HD)

“It’s time to stop the war on whistle-blowers.” iam.bradleymanning.org |#iambradleymanning.
Inspiring…

» Liszt Consolation D flat major No.3 (S.172) Valentina Lisitsa

Liszt Consolation D flat major  No.3 (S.172) Valentina Lisitsa

“Recorded in November 2012 at medieval church in Blumenstein, Switzerland . Learned in less than an hour at the same church 🙂 What you see and hear is basically my first performance, LOL!”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Valentina Lisitsa, a recently signed classical pianist who initially garnered a lot of interest primarily via Youtube. She is extremely talented and very social-media savvy. There are many othervideos of her performances which I think are worth a look.

» The Making of a Steinway – A Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Narrated by John Steinway

The Making of a Steinway - A Steinway & Sons Factory Tour Narrated by John Steinway

(… speaking of pianos…)
“The making of a Steinway piano is a time-honored process involving the hands of many skilled craftspeople over the course of almost a full year. Steinway & Sons pianos are built in just two factories worldwide – one in Astoria, NY and one in Hamburg, Germany. Both factories have been building pianos for well over a century…”
For those who enjoyed this, you may also enjoy the documentary Note By Note, which was released in 2007.

» Mirror City Timelapse

Mirror City Timelapse

“When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.”
A bit mesmerizing.

Bonus Video:

» Timelapse of the Colorization and Restoration of a Damaged Photo

Timelapse of the Colorization and Restoration of a Damaged Photo

Fantastic. This was time-compressed down from about two full hours of work.

Happy-go-lucky Friday, everybody.

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Jul. 19th, 2013

Happy, happy Friday everybody.

VIDEOOOOSSS!!

» Every Grunt from Home Improvement

Every Grunt from Home Improvement

“This is every grunt (662), in order, from all 203 episodes of Home Improvement, with the exception of intro grunts and any other repeated grunts.”
Exactly as advertised…
Suggested by Kai S.

» 275,000 Dominoes – Enjoy Your Life (Guinness World Record)

275,000 Dominoes - Enjoy Your Life (Guinness World Record)

This must have taken quite some time to set up. Wow.

» Girl Learns to Dance in a Year (TIME LAPSE)

Girl Learns to Dance in a Year (TIME LAPSE)

“People who watch me dance today sometimes assume I’ve been dancing for many years. I made this video so you could see the awkward body that started just one year ago.”
Much more info here.
This is an extremely inspiring little video.

» How the Tesla Model S is Made — Behind The Scenes — The Window – Wired

How the Tesla Model S is Made -- Behind The Scenes -- The Window - Wired

“If founder Elon Musk is right, Tesla Motors just might reinvent the American auto industry – with specialized robots building slick electric cars in a factory straight from the future. That’s where the battery-powered Model S is born.”
Fascinating.

Bonus Video:

» Pizza in JAPAN

Pizza in JAPAN

“So this is what Japanese pizza is like!”
Upshot: sometimes you get a free gift. Crazy!

Have a great weekend.

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Jul. 12th, 2013

Ohhhhh hello Friday!

Video time!

» July 4th GoPro Matrix Bullet Time Effect with Fireworks (240fps)

July 4th GoPro Matrix Bullet Time Effect with Fireworks (240fps)

“At first I wasn’t planning on doing a third July 4th video, but then I got this idea. How I did it.”
I found this surprisingly entertaining. And Epic!! (That music. Crazy.)

» Phonat – Ride The Prejudice (Official Video)

Phonat - Ride The Prejudice (Official Video)

I really enjoyed this. It’s kind of hypnotic.

» Disneyland Voce 1955

Disneyland Voce 1955

“14 Obscure and Wonderful Things to Notice in this Video, click here.”
A great little find.

» Adrift

Adrift

“‘Adrift’ is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.”
Really beautiful.
Suggested by Hayley B.

Bonus Video:

» Nerf Vulcan Sentry Gun

Nerf Vulcan Sentry Gun

This is both cool and sort of disturbing. Building instructions for you Arduino nerds are available here. (Project site here.)

Enjoy your weekend people. Summer!

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Jul. 5th, 2013

Welcome to July…

And your Friday Videos, of course.

All set? All set!!

» NYC: One Sec Shots

NYC: One Sec Shots

“My heart belongs to San Francisco — but that doesn’t mean I can’t have a love affair on the side. This is a San Franciscan’s perspective of the people and place that make New York City.”
I like it.

» Floating Garden – Saltwork by Motoi Yamamoto

Floating Garden - Saltwork by Motoi Yamamoto

“On February 18, 2013, Japanese installation artist Motoi Yamamoto began work on a large-scale saltwork on the floor of the Morrison Atrium of Mint Museum Uptown. This time-lapse film documents the creation of “Floating Garden” and the community dismantling ceremony on Sunday, March 3, 2013.”
One of the most intricate artworks I think I’ve ever seen.
Much more detail here.
Beautiful.

» Tony Hawk’s Final Ride On His Very First Skateboard

Tony Hawk's Final Ride On His Very First Skateboard

“Before sending my first skateboard to forever live at Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, I rode it one last time. Bearings that are nearly 40 years old are pretty slow, but at least it stayed in one piece.” — Tony Hawk

» Travis ‘Moving’ – Directors Cut

Travis 'Moving' - Directors Cut

“All visuals captured in camera by back projecting the animated story into the breaths of the band.”
I like.

Bonus Video:

» Bert Haanstra – Glas

Bert Haanstra - Glas

“Short docu with matching music and no talking about Dutch glass production in the 50’s. From Bert Haanstra.
Fun fact: this also won the Best Short Documentary Oscar in 1959.

Happy, Happy Friday everybody.

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