Sep. 26th, 2014

I hate to break it to you, but this is the last Friday in September 2014.

But it’s going to be okay! Because: videos!

» Repeat Stuff

Repeat Stuff
One of the best anti-marketing things I think I’ve seen so far.
And it’s making the rounds. Thanks to all who recommended it.

» Entangled

“Forced to care for her catatonic lover Malcolm after a secret quantum experiment goes awry, Erin is determined to uncover the cause of his condition — even at the risk of her own life.”
A great short film, and a part of TIFF Short Cuts.
Only available for “a limited time” so see it while you can.

» Joni Mitchell sings the songs of Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell sings the songs of Joni Mitchell
Recognizing that this may not be for everybody, I think this is worth a look anyway. This is Joni Mitchell on the BBC in mid-1970. Quite early in her career. If you stay just for the guitar playing alone you’re getting a lot of impressive musicianship.
Sent along by Lisa C.

» Ferrets playing in packing peanuts

Ferrets playing in packing peanuts
“Simon and Garfunkel, our 2 ferrets, playing for the first time in packing peanuts.”
This may be infinitely re-watchable. 🙂

Bonus Video:

» Choreography magic Dash Cam, stamped on

Choreography magic Dash Cam, stamped on
That’s a (slightly improved) Google translation of the original Korean title on YouTube.
The widespread use of dashcams is kind of amazing to me, precisely for stuff like this.

Happy, happy Friday everybody. Enjoy your weekend.


Sep. 19th, 2014

Friday means fresh videos.

Gather round chi’run!!

» Apocalypse Pooh [Remastered version] – by Todd Graham (1987)

Apocalypse Pooh [Remastered version] - by Todd Graham (1987)
“This is a recently remastered version of Todd Graham’s original 1987 VCR-made remix that appropriates famous fictional animals from Disney’s animated version of Winnie the Pooh and recasts them as characters in Francis Ford Coppola’s gritty Vietnam War drama Apocalypse Now.”
I was first told about this video in 1993 and I only saw a really gruzzy third-generation dub of it, so this is kind of a revelation.
Sent along by Daryl F.

» 35 Jobs That No Longer Exist – mental_floss List Show (Ep.222)

35 Jobs That No Longer Exist - mental_floss List Show (Ep.222)
[self explanatory]
Some of these are kind of interesting.
Sent along by Lisa R.


“Hyperlapses + Cameo = Insanity”

» Skateboarding in 5001 Balloons!

Skateboarding in 5001 Balloons!
An interesting idea. Shot really well too.

Bonus Video:

» Pendulum Wave Demonstration

Pendulum Wave Demonstration
“I did not make this – I simply took a video of it! This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowling balls hung from a wooden frame.”
Watching this video feels soothing in a way.

Happy Friday!


Sep. 12th, 2014

Well look at that: it’s time for your Friday Videos!

Aaaaand GO!

» Paris Through Pentax

Paris Through Pentax
“Discover the city of love through a legendary camera, the Pentax 67.”
This is a great little short film. Lovely.

» 1 World Trade Center Time Lapse – Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline

1 World Trade Center Time Lapse - Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline
“Magic-hour time lapse video in high-definition showing the construction of the new One World Trade Center tower from the time it emerged on the skyline in February 2011 to completion in 2014, as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.”
To some people in NYC, it kind of did feel like it went up this quickly.

» Dolby Presents: Silent, a Short Film

Dolby Presents: Silent, a Short Film
“‘Silent’ is an animated short film created by Academy Award winning Moonbot Studios. It celebrates how storytellers, inventors, and technology work together to create cinema magic.”
This is a charming animated short.

» What’s in a Ballet Shoe

What's in a Ballet Shoe
This is making the rounds but it is worth a look.
I find craftsmanship in all its forms to be fascinating viewing.

Bonus Video:


“A one minute ‘ad-nimation’ played during the Bye Bye, a Canadian TV show aired on New Year’s Eve 2008.”
Sent in by Carla H.

Have a great weekend everybody.


Sep. 5th, 2014

Ahhhh… September…

And Friday…

And oh yeah: some Videos!

Here goes…

» Game of Thrones Theme – Swamp Donkeys at BB King’s

Game of Thrones Theme - Swamp Donkeys at BB King's
“New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing the theme song to Game of Thrones, at the legendary B.B. King’s Blues Club in Times Square, New York City, NY, on 6/9/2014”
This is, as my grandfather might have said, “Hot!”.

» Edgar Wright // Close-Up

Edgar Wright // Close-Up
The close-up in Edgar Wright’s cinema. List of Films: Shaun of the Dead (2004) Hot Fuzz (2007) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) The World’s End (2013)

» Video of Tower Records on Sunset, Los Angeles, in 1971

Video of Tower Records on Sunset, Los Angeles, in 1971
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If you want a pretty amazing example of just how much the music industry has changed in 43 years, you’d be hard pressed to do better than this video.
But the same could be said of how different it became between 1971 and say 1992.
The video is hosted by the Internet Archive.
An amazing find. Hat tip to Sarah B.

» Bikerlapse – Instagram Hyperlapse on a bike

Bikerlapse - Instagram Hyperlapse on a bike
“I spent a day riding around Melbourne filming with the new Instagram Hyperlapse iPhone app. The video quality is pretty lo-fi but that stabilisation technology is nothing short of amazing.”
I find this development interesting…

Bonus Video:

» ‘Charlie Rose’ by Samuel Beckett

'Charlie Rose' by Samuel Beckett
“Something has happened to PBS favorite Charlie Rose. The erudite conversations and sober intellectualism have been replaced by an absurd world where illogic, inane dialogues, and open hostility rule. The one-on-one interview between Charlie and his guest begins as usual but quickly goes awry, so much so that Charlie is warned that, somewhere, a man named “Steve” is “not happy.” But who is “Steve” and why is he angry?”
It’s a long gag but it’s funny.

Happy Friday everybody. See you soon!