Jan. 31st, 2014

Friday has arrived. And hey, how’s it goin’ February?

Today’s video theme appears to be… flying!

Visual online entertainment…. begin! [Gong]

» Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers

Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers
“While taking my kids to the playground, I shot live-action footage of a grasshopper, using my iPhone. This is one of many short animated clips I’ve made for fun.”
This is fantastic! makes me wonder what this guy could do with 20 minutes of footage.

» B E A U T Y – dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

B  E  A  U  T  Y  -  dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
“A path of sighs through the emotions of life. A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty.”
This has definitely been making the rounds, but it’s so stunning it’s worth sharing again.
Sent in by many subscribers.

» Bird steals egg camera & films penguin colony from the air

Bird steals egg camera & films penguin colony from the air
“A striated caracara, intrigued by our spy egg-cam, decides to fly off with our camera but in the process captures the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird.”
I heart the internets.

» BEYOND LIMITS – A Best Of Wingsuit

BEYOND LIMITS - A Best Of Wingsuit
A compilation of wingsuit flyers. I love these. (But, yes, it’s also slightly terrifying.)

Bonus Video:

» A Conference Call in Real Life

A Conference Call in Real Life
Awwwwwkward…
Sent along by Ashy T.

Have a lovely Friday everybody.

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Jan. 24th, 2014

Well hello there, Friday. Didn’t see you there…

Here are some shiny videos…

» BOGGIE : PARFÜM

BOGGIE : PARFÜM
Hungarian singer “BOGGIE” performs her single “Parfüm” (Perfume) in a video where she also photoshops (AfterEffects?) herself. This is making the rounds but it’s definitely not bad at all.

» A Guide To American Football

A Guide To American Football
Since we’re a week away from the Superbowl, here is an informative, funny little animated description of American football.

» What If Google Was a Guy

What If Google Was a Guy
“Everything you ask Google sounds a lot stupider when you actually ask Google.”
Well done. 🙂 (And making the rounds.)

» Flight to the French Riviera, 1949

Flight to the French Riviera, 1949
“Air France travelogue from the late 1940s that describes the highlights a visitor would have on a trip to the beautiful Cote dAzur.”
Sent in by Tara P.

Bonus Video:

» GoPro Dogs in Cars

GoPro Dogs in Cars
[self explanatory]

Happy Friday everybody. Stay warm out there!

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Jan. 17th, 2014

Friday! But only for a limited time…

Videos! Right! Here we go…

» Musicless Musicvideo / THE PRODIGY – firestarter

Musicless Musicvideo / THE PRODIGY - firestarter
It’s kind of insane.

» Zach King’s ‘Magic’ Vine Compilation

Zach King's 'Magic' Vine Compilation
Some of these are absolutely excellent. The planning must have taken a while.

» The Wolf of Wall Street VFX Highlights

The Wolf of Wall Street VFX Highlights
“A look at some of the more challenging shots we put together from Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street”
It amazes me how CGI has become a much more diverse tool in cinema than expected. Some beautiful work here.

» How Stupid Americans Really Are!

How Stupid Americans Really Are!
Australian satirical show CNNN interviews random Americans to ascertain their general knowledge.
Hilarity often ensues.
Sent along by Jennifer H.

Bonus Video:

» Just A Second 2013 – 1 Second Everyday

Just A Second 2013 - 1 Second Everyday
A man takes one second of video every day in 2013.
Making the rounds. Kind of interesting.

Enjoy the rest of your lovely Friday everybody.

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Jan. 10th, 2014

Friday has returned… [thunder]

Video time!

» $20 Homeless Backpack Care Kit

$20 Homeless Backpack Care Kit
[self explanatory]
Especially with the insane winter weather we’re having this year… Worth a look.

» Ylvis – Intelevator

Ylvis - Intelevator
“Episodes 1-4 of the intelevator by Ylvis (English Subtitles)”
Fantastic!
These guys are very good.

» Shaking Through: Lushlife

Shaking Through: Lushlife
“Shaking Through is a documentary series about the Birth of a Song. Each year we give 10 awesome independent musicians a challenge: Record one song in two days. First take to final mix. No extensions. No safety net.”
Great idea. An excellent little short film about this project.

» Visualtraveling – Arirang

Visualtraveling - Arirang
“Two minutes of the lovely vocals of ‘The XX’ parallel to the most on sync choreographed performance known as the Arirang Festival was the best I could come up with the few shots I had from my recent visit to North Korea.”
Crazy. Beautiful.

Happy, happy Friday everybody!

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Jan. 3rd. 2014

Jannnnnuary!

Of 2014. But it’s still Friday!

Video time…

» Twin Peaks Illustrated

Twin Peaks Illustrated
Martin Woutisseth creates a pretty captivating series of animated illustrations based on this iconic David Lynch TV series. Really well done.
Sent in by Matt L.

» Experimental animation meets pottery

Experimental animation meets pottery
“A film by Jim Le Fevre, Mike Paterson and Roops and Al Johnstone (RAMP ceramics), commissioned by the Crafts Council.”
Part pottery, part zoetrope, this is a pretty excellent piece of hand-made media art. Beautiful.

» Fisheye

Fisheye
“I wanted to take advantage of the GoPros ‘Fisheye’ lens and waterproof housing and make something unique to the camera.”
And he’s not bad at landing some pretty excellent skateboard tricks. Nice.

» Harley

Harley
“Harley is the short film I created for my Intermediate Production class at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. I’ve poured more than 200 hours into this project and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”
Created by animator Tom Teller. Well done.

Bonus Video:

» 100 Greatest Action Movie Punchlines

100 Greatest Action Movie Punchlines
This could become a dangerous drinking game.
Sent along by Ashy T.

Have a happy, wonderful Friday everybody.

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