Oct. 31st, 2014

Ooooohhhh it is FrrriiiiIIIiiday… (The 31st of October…)

Hallowe’en!

And time for some videos. Here we go!

» Tuck me in (short film 2014)

Tuck me in (short film 2014)
“Micro short film directed by Ignacio F. Rodó”
Making the rounds, but worth every second. A great little Hallowe’en tinyscare.

» DAYWALT HORROR: Bedfellows

DAYWALT HORROR: Bedfellows
“Directed by Drew Daywalt. Terror always follows the phone call in the middle of the night…”
Indeed.
Suggested by Jenni W.

» Mark Osborne’s MORE

Mark Osborne's MORE
“Nominated for an Academy Award and awarded the Best Short Film at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, MORE is a stop-motion mixed-media short film written and directed by Mark Osborne, the co-director of Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming animated feature film based on the iconic book The Little Prince.”
A fun little film I had not seen before.
Sent in by David A.M. Nice one.

» Iceland

Iceland
“Iceland is magical! There’s no other way to describe it.”
There have been a lot of short videos about Iceland. This is one of them (but I like it too. 🙂 )

Bonus Video:

» 1_01: The Swedish Rhapsody

1_01: The Swedish Rhapsody
“One of the better known numbers stations — and fittingly so. Its haunting, intermittent jingle is the stuff of nightmares, to be certain.”
Well… maybe. I like it. It’s creepy enough. Boo!

Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy Friday!

Happy November!

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Oct. 24th, 2014

Friday has arrived!

No wrapping or anything it’s just… here… you know…

Oh right: Videos!!

» Swimming with Icebergs

Swimming with Icebergs

“Stig free dives under icebergs after showing how he can drop his pulse in a moment’s notice.”
I find myself holding my breath just watching this. Yikes. Beautiful, though.

» Roy Kafri – Mayokero (Music Video)

Roy Kafri - Mayokero (Music Video)

This Vania Heymann-directed clip gets better with a couple re-watches. Great work.

» What It’s Like To Be Stoned At The Grocery Store

What It's Like To Be Stoned At The Grocery Store

[self explanatory]
Note: this is a Buzzfeed video so of course: it is making the rounds. But you might not have seen it, and it’s kind of funny.

» Flying eagle point of view #4 by Sony Action Cam Mini (A flight over Paris)

Flying eagle point of view #4 by Sony Action Cam Mini (A flight over Paris)

GoPro cameras + birds = perhaps limitless random variation.
Sent in by Kim N.

Bonus Video:

» Teddy Bear the Porcupine’s Halloween Feast

Teddy Bear the Porcupine's Halloween Feast

It’s that time of year again…
“Pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin! What respectable porcupine could resist this Halloween feast? Teddy Bear, the talking porcupine, sure can’t resist — he indulges! Listen carefully, as he’s talking with his mouth full.”

Have a great Friday Evening!

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Oct. 17th, 2014

It is Friday! At last.

Hey look over here: videos!

» iOS Autocomplete Song | Song A Day #2110

iOS Autocomplete Song | Song A Day #2110
This is the oddest but coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. Funny.

» Drum Battle: III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band vs. Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band.

Drum Battle: III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band vs. Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band.
“A friendly drum line competition between the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band.”
Talented group.

» Boston Layer-Lapse

Boston Layer-Lapse
“Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein’s relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. The result is a visual time dilation effect known as layer-lapse.”
So now we know what that’s all about…
Pretty great effect though. I like.

» 87 BOUNCES

87 BOUNCES
“Today, Jean goes to the basketball court to try his brand new ball…”
Cute.

Bonus Video:

» Every Customer Service Call Ever

Every Customer Service Call Ever
“Because the customer’s time is never important.”
True. Sad. Funny.

Happy Friday, Friday Video Followers!

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Oct. 10th, 2014

Hey it’s Friday again!

I love when that happens!!

To the videos!

» What’s up Hong Kong?

What's up Hong Kong?

“During our last visit in Hong Kong, not only did we take a lot of awesome pictures, but we also made a video which was shot a few hours before our flight to Tokyo. The venue is the very heart of Hong Kong, a skyscraper with a huge billboard.”
Of course: DO NOT try this at home, but my hat is off to these guys. Well done.

» Stop-Motion Parkour

Stop-Motion Parkour

“We can’t actually do flips and tricks in real life, so we applied a bit of video magic.”
This one has been making the rounds but it is so worth it.

» CHIT CHAT ROULETTE

CHIT CHAT ROULETTE

David Lüpschen directed this charming little animated short. Well done.

» Paper Airplane Machine Gun / Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole

Paper Airplane Machine Gun / Papierflieger-Maschinenpistole

“A little tinkering from me that shows what you can do with 3D printers today.”
In other words, a 3D-printed paper airplane folder and shooter.
Because: science.
Kind of impressive! Making the rounds.

Bonus Video:

» 25 years of The Simpsons couch gags (554 episodes) at the same time

25 years of The Simpsons couch gags (554 episodes) at the same time

“A quarter century of Simpsons couch gags! Since most of the gags are only a few seconds long, this mess of episodes is just too short to really appreciate. But since the work’s been done, here it is.”
See also The Best of Itchy and Scratchy.
Completists. They exist.

Have a great day and a great weekend!

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Oct. 3rd, 2014

Well hellooooo Friday!

And welcome to October.

Video time!

» Die Zuckerlwerkstatt: How To Make Candy

Die Zuckerlwerkstatt: How To Make Candy
Die Zuckerlwerkstatt takes young and old into a world full of beautiful smells and unique flavours. The candy is produced right in the shop in front of your eyes and you can be part of the creative working-process of candymaking. All candy is handcrafted just with best ingredients, a lot of passion and old knowledges and techniques developed back in the 18th century.”
The people also look like they love what they do. Fantastic.

» Burning Moments

Burning Moments
Photographed by Ari Fararooy.
“A surreal take on my experiences at Burning Man 2014… The whole week felt like a really trippy, lucid dream. I was so busy exploring and meeting people that I barely took my camera out (hence the minute long video). This video is a collection of various moments I experienced that week.”
I like the various videos that always follow the end of Burning Man. Maybe more than I would enjoy going to it in person.

» Alkmaar 100 jaar, www.fritsdebeer.nl Tara Rikkers, Michael de Vreugd

Alkmaar 100 jaar, www.fritsdebeer.nl   Tara Rikkers, Michael de Vreugd
“This video is a ‘then-and-now’ comparison showing the Dutch city of Alkmaar in 1914 and in 2014.”
Pretty cool.
Created by Frits de Beer.

» Couch Gag from ‘Clown in the Dumps’

Couch Gag from 'Clown in the Dumps'
“Academy Award-nominated animator/filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt answers the question of what it would look like if THE SIMPSONS went far, far into the future!”
This one definitely made the rounds (Hello: Simpsons!) but this is also something I never thought I would ever see in my life. Hertzfeldt is insane. Such a crazy short.

Bonus Video:

» Eyes of Hitchcock

Eyes of Hitchcock
A quick montage of eye close-ups from the films of Alfred Hitchcock. Presented by Criterion.

Happy Friday everybody.

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