Mar. 28th, 2014

Fridaaaay!

And finally: some videos. Let’s go!

» Imagination Series: Room 8 (3 of 5)

Imagination Series: Room 8 (3 of 5)
This is a great, great short film.
“Room 8 is one of five films based on the same script that formed part of Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2012.”
Directed by James W Griffiths.
Hat tip to Bonnie P. and Richard R.

» Dance on the circle.

Dance on the circle.
“Mikhail SADOVNIKOV (Russia), clay, pottery wheel, music, improvisation…”
This is mesmerizing. Beautiful.

» This Is a Generic Brand Video

This Is a Generic Brand Video
This has been making the rounds but it’s definitely worth a look.
“This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of ‘This Is a Generic Brand Video,’ written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. No surprise, it’s made entirely with stock footage.”

» Crazy Furniture

Crazy Furniture
Created by Immortal Arts, and kind of freaky.
“it was that much fun playin arround with the benchmark classroom and octane that i built my own – little more detailed – complete new classroom for some playarrounds…”

Bonus Video:

» The Making of Neon Signs

The Making of Neon Signs
“Get to know how neon signs are made as the masters go through the production processes from design, tube bending, gas filling and more.”

Happy, Happy Friday!

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Mar. 21st, 2014

Friday again. But better!

Before we begin, I have a challenge. I only made it through thirty seconds ofthis awful video. How long will you last? (Please: no wagering.)

But now! To the videos!!1!

» 1001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die)

1001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die)
“Based on Steven Jay Schneider’s incredible book series, this video contains 215 extra titles as well. This epic little monster took me one year to the date to finish.”
Expertly done.
Sent in by Traci T.

» Neil Degrasse Tyson [SLOW MOTION]

Neil Degrasse Tyson [SLOW MOTION]
We can now refer to him as Neil Degrasse High-son, now. (amirite?)
Making the rounds. And funny.
(See also: Slow Judge Judy)

» Phil Martelli’s 4-Year-Old Grandson Coaches

Phil Martelli's 4-Year-Old Grandson Coaches
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I think it’s cute that Martelli mimics everything the kid does…

» Compilation

Compilation
These look amazing. This is a collection of shots of several wind-powered automated walking machines being set off along a beach somewhere. They look incredibly intricate, and chaotic, and so beautiful.

Bonus Video:

» The Tiptree Sneeze

The Tiptree Sneeze
a.k.a.: What happens when one of your orchestra’s trombonists sneezes.
Making the rounds – but funny.

Have a happy, happy Friday everybody.

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Mar. 14th, 2014

Friday has arrived… and nobody is safe! (Orchestra!)

Just kidding. We’re all fine here.

To the videos!!

» Europe 24

Europe 24
“This data visualization was created from real flight data. It shows the air traffic which flies on a typical summer day and highlights the intensity of the operation in Europe – an operation which runs 24x7x365.”
Beautiful!

» FIRST KISS

FIRST KISS
“We asked twenty strangers to kiss for the first time….”
This has been making the rounds, but it’s still worth posting here too.

» Behind The Scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr’s 1996 Oscar Speech

Behind The Scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr's 1996 Oscar Speech
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Pretty exciting!
Sent in by Lindsay E.

» Musicless Musicvideo – THE WHITE STRIPES – The Hardest Button To Button

Musicless Musicvideo - THE WHITE STRIPES - The Hardest Button To Button
This whole series makes me laugh. Love it.

Bonus Video:

» Mann gegen Maschine – Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1)

Mann gegen Maschine - Ulf Hoffmann Tischtennis Roboter (UHTTR-1)
Title translates to “Man vs. Machine – Ulf Hoffmann Table Tennis Robot”
“After 2 years of development, we are very happy ad proud to present our DIY ping pong robot UHTTR-1, which is currently only able to play in passive mode.”
I for one welcome our ping-ping playing robot overlords.
There is also an interesting blog covering its development.

Have a happy, warm, wonderful Friday.

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Mar. 7th, 2014

See? Already one week of March: DONE!

And now it’s time to relax a little bit…

» Kevin Spacey Answers Questions that Female Celebrities Get Asked

Kevin Spacey Answers Questions that Female Celebrities Get Asked
“A Mani-What?”
See also the excellent Buzzfeed article about this.
I lol’d.

» LIFE AFTER PI (Official)

LIFE AFTER PI  (Official)
“Life After Pi is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi” — just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy.”
This is definitely worth a look. CGI is a crazy industry.

» Timeholes

Timeholes
“In the year 2015 time travel has been invented, and like all new technologies it is abused by everyone”
A funny / creepy sci-fi short by Ben Mallaby.

» 10 Little-Known Facts About The Oscars

10 Little-Known Facts About The Oscars
“What do Sniper rifles, Barbie dolls and Native Americans have to do with the Oscars? Find the answers here with 10 Little-Known Facts About The Oscars.”
Timely!
Sent in by Kyrsten G.

Bonus Video:

» GoPro: Pelican Learns To Fly

GoPro: Pelican Learns To Fly
“Abandoned by his flock, Bigbird the pelican stumbled ashore after a storm and was taken in by the staff of Greystoke Mahale in Tanzania. Watch as Bigbird learns to fly for the first time.”
This was sent in by numerous subscribers, and is already at 1.03 million views, but I’m linking it anyway. It’s great.

Ahhhhhh Friday. Who’s with me?

See you in 7 days everybody!

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