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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