Aug. 29th, 2014

Woooo Friday Woooooo!

[Ahem]

And now… the Friday Videos!

» Breaking Wave

Breaking Wave
“804 suspended spheres move in a wave-like formation. When the wave crests and breaks, the balls hover momentarily in a cloud. From almost anywhere in the room, this cloud is purely chaotic, but step into one of two hidden spots, and this apparent chaos shows a hidden pattern.”
I friggin’ LOVE kinetic sculptures. This is amazing.
Bonus: there is also a making-of video too.

» GARRETT BROWN – Walk of Life

GARRETT BROWN - Walk of Life
A very short tribute to Garrett Brown, the creator of the Steadicam (and, later, the SkyCam, used for pretty much any team sporting event that you may ever watch on TV.)

» Nightingale and Canary

Nightingale and Canary
“Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’, beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum.”
This is pretty cool.

» Australia’s Gold Coast – Timelapse

Australia's Gold Coast - Timelapse
Another lovely timelapse. This time in heightened contrast and color palette.

Bonus Video:

» How to Eat Sushi: You’ve Been Doing it Wrong

How to Eat Sushi: You've Been Doing it Wrong
“Coming to you straight from the sushi chef’s mouth, Munchies presents the dos and don’ts of eating sushi, as taught by Tokyo’s Naomichi Yasuda. Be warned: You’ve been doing it wrong.”

Have a great (probably long) weekend everybody!

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Aug. 22nd, 2014

Ohhhhhmahgawsh it’s FRIDAY!

Hurry hurry hurry Videos!

» Skateboarding Time Collapse: Shot with the Lumia 930

Skateboarding Time Collapse: Shot with the Lumia 930
“A time collapse video created with documentary footage of professional pool skater Cory Juneau captured with the Lumia 930. This video combines more than 60 takes of Cory skating, collapsed together in post-production to produce seven stunning scenes. The crazy part: there are zero CG elements in this video.”
This is so great. I like it a lot.
At the end of this video, a second video covers how it was shot and compiled.

» OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING.

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING.
This looks really beautiful. I wonder how this kind of thing will be used in live performance in the coming years. Well done.

» Airplanes Look Like Epic Shooting Stars in The Air Traffic 2!

Airplanes Look Like Epic Shooting Stars in The Air Traffic 2!
“Ever wondered what it’s like in one of the busiest airports in the world? With a flight landing and taking off almost every minute during peak hours, it can get pretty insane. Shoot a timelapse of that, and you get transported to a sci-fi world with shooting stars breaking into the atmosphere.”
Beautiful. Daunting.

» Men’s Health // How a Bean Becomes a Fart

Men's Health // How a Bean Becomes a Fart
“Well, we’ve always wondered how this happens. And now we know, thanks to Men’s Health Magazine asking us to bring Rami’s amazing infographic to life.”
This is one of the most adorable scientific videos I’ve ever seen.

Bonus Video:

» Cats knocking shit over

Cats knocking shit over
[self explanatory]
It’s rare that I actually include a cat video but this one was worth it.

Have a great weekend everybody.

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Aug, 15th, 2014

Here’s to Friday!

And videos! And Friday and Videos!

» Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply
This 15 minute short documentary about the coming automation of everything has been making the rounds but it’s definitely one of the most insightful discussions about technology and its role in our society that I think I’ve ever seen. Well done.
Hat tip to Bonnie P., Jenni W. and Ashy T.

» Above The Wedge

Above The Wedge
“Aerial work featuring this emblematic break in Newport Beach, CA.”
Stunning. 🙂

» Enter Pyongyang

Enter Pyongyang
“Enter Pyongyang is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting-edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.”
This is one cityscape time-lapse video I was *not* expecting to come across. Interesting.

» Virginia Tech: Eric Standley

Virginia Tech: Eric Standley
“Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. Standley’s artwork is truly cutting edge, with layer upon layer of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper forming a rich, colorful, and detailed whole.”
These are amazing!

Bonus Video:

» Rose of Jericho

Rose of Jericho
“A time lapse of a Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla). After being exposed to water, the plant turns from a dried tumbleweed to a green fern over the course of several hours.”
Hypnotic.

Have a great weekend all of you. Stay safe out there.

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Aug. 8th, 2014

Yayyyy Friday!

And time for some videos!

» Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert

Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert
This is actually one of the most genuine, honest things I’ve ever seen on the internet. And it’s awesome.
Making the rounds, and deservedly so.

» Thunderstruck by Steve’n’Seagulls (LIVE)

Thunderstruck by Steve'n'Seagulls (LIVE)
Making the rounds.
Awesome. 🙂

» STREETS – NEW YORK CITY

STREETS - NEW YORK CITY
A beautiful, surprisingly slow meditation on NYC (and Brooklyn.)
Beautiful.

» A Truncated Story of Infinity – A Short by Paul Trillo

A Truncated Story of Infinity - A Short by Paul Trillo
“A look at the infinite possibilities within the everyday. Following a day in the life of Vincent, ‘Subject X’ and his many variations that exist throughout the universe. The story begins to fracture into different threads when he follows a would be lover down the street.”
A clever short film. Some great visual style here as well.
Suggested by Samantha H.

Bonus Video:

» 8-bit Matrix

8-bit Matrix
What a unique, crazy idea. I like it!

Happy, Happy Friday everybody!

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Aug. 1st, 2014

So welcome back to Friday everybody.

All set? Let’s go! (Video time!)

» The Adobe Illustrator Story

The Adobe Illustrator Story
“When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever.”
An engrossing, in-depth, short documentary.

» Horde

Horde
A great (GREAT!) short animated film. Really beautifully executed.

» Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles
“Above the grit and noise of the street, downtown Los Angeles quietly provides some of the most amazing visual detail in its buildings and public art works.”
I heart drone photography. There are some great videos being posted.
I especially like this one’s selection of street art. Well done.

» 80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut

80s Computer Hacking: A Supercut
“We proudly present the silliest, best and iconic hacking scenes from the big screen.”
Some of these are… eeeeeyikes. 🙂
Sent along by Christina S.

Bonus Video:

» Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)

Sketch Three: Avant-Garde (R.P.M. 2)
Photographer Ryan Fox attaches a video camera to the center of a wheel on his car and drives… somewhere. Caution if you have motion sickness (mostly during the start of the rotation.)
Otherwise it’s kind of mesmerizing.

So how about that?

Happy Friday!

See you next time.

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