May 2nd, 2014

It’s the first Friday in May!

These are the first Friday Videos in May!

Let’s go!

» Field Notes Brand: The Shelterwood Edition

Field Notes Brand: The Shelterwood Edition
“The making of the innovative Spring 2014 release, shot in Illinois and Wisconsin”
I know some obsessives who love these notebooks. This is for them.

» Wonderful London 1924 & 2014

Wonderful London 1924 & 2014
“In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as ‘Wonderful London’. Over the last few months, I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and have blended the two together creating a window through time.”
The effect is actually quite striking. Well done.

» Orson Welles Sketchbook – Episode 1: The Early Days

Orson Welles Sketchbook - Episode 1: The Early Days
“This is the first episode of ‘Orson Welles’ Sketchbook’ in which he discusses his trips abroad and how he came to be an actor. Originally Aired: April 24, 1955.”
This link includes the full list of this series, which is like a video podcast from 1955. These are very interesting if you’re a Welles completist, and especially if (like me) you never knew these even existed before.

» Crocodile Chop

Crocodile Chop
An insane mashup between Elton John and System of a Down. Really expertly done.
Suggested by Simon B. and Stef G.

Bonus Video:

» Meskel Square, Addis Abeba

Meskel Square, Addis Abeba
Meskel Square is an intersection in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, which has no traffic signals of any sort, and looks like just about the most terrifying place to drive a car I’ve seen so far.

Happy Friday as always everybody.