Jan. 30th, 2015

It’s already the last Friday of January. That felt really fast to me, how about you?

And now: the videos!

» Jones Big Ass truck rentals & storage – Harmonizator

Jones Big Ass truck rentals & storage - Harmonizator

“Jones Big Ass advertises his services singing a song.”
This is actually musician Publio Delgado matching a set of complex jazz chords to the speaking voice of an infomercial.
I watched this several times. It’s actually a pretty amazing musical accomplishment. And funny!

» Shugo Tokumaru –

Shugo Tokumaru -

A great looking stop-motion animated music video. Endlessly inventive. I like it a lot.

» The Little Nordics – Life in miniature

The Little Nordics - Life in miniature

“There are numerous time lapse videos of Iceland and Norway showing the beauty of their remote landscapes. But when you’re in the mountains, looking down, you see so many things happening. Especially in places like Geiranger (Norway) where ferries are sailing back and forth through the fjords, kayak cruises arriving and departing and cars crawling up and down the steep roads. I wanted to portray this like you are watching an ants hill, which gives such a funny perspective on things.”
See? Tilt-shift lens effects weren’t just for 2013! 🙂
Sent in by Mia M.

» The Art of Making a Book

The Art of Making a Book

Pretty fantastic. (In my opinion.)
Note that this is a very expensive version of book binding, but still cool to me.

Bonus Video:

» Slayer Mashup! Possibly the LAST act on First Act Instruments. Brutal!

Slayer Mashup! Possibly the LAST act on First Act Instruments. Brutal!

These guys are talented! What a bizarre juxtaposition.

Have a lovely weekend everybody.

Happy Friday!

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Jan. 23rd, 2015

Late January Friday has arrived!

I know what you’re thinking: “at last!”

Video time!

» Dr Strangelove. Opening titles by Pablo Ferro

Dr Strangelove. Opening titles by Pablo Ferro

“Pablo Ferro has managed to create his own language which is burned into our minds’ eye. Thanks to credit titles for films such as Dr. Strangelove, Bullitt, Men in Black or The Thomas Crown Affair, he has become one of the definitive pillars of audiovisual design and a key reference for fans of the genre.”
This is an absolutely excellent breakdown of the title sequence of this seminal Kubrick film.
There’s also a great breakdown over at The Art of the Title.
Well done.

» Cinematic Montage II

Cinematic Montage II

This is a montage of 300 movies edited into one epic trailer. After a while you begin to feel like this is actually every single movie trailer you’ve ever seen.
Well done / depressing.

» Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered

Undeveloped World War II Film Discovered

“The Rescued Film Project discovers and processes 31 rolls of film shot by an American WWII soldier over 70 years ago.”
Pretty fantastic.

» How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

“In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant — even if you are literally saying nothing.”
I lol’d.

Bonus Video:

» Mike Bobrinskoy – Alexandra

Mike Bobrinskoy - Alexandra

In which the comedian trolls a Nigerian scammer. Loved it.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Jan. 16th, 2015

Yaaaaaayyyy it’s Friday! (Amirite?)

Start the popcorn!! Video time.

» Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre

Charlie Hebdo, Before the Massacre

“In this short documentary filmed at Charlie Hebdo in 2006, cartoonists and editors design a satirical front page image of Muhammad.”
So sad that there now has to be a “before the massacre” period, but there it is.

» Gravity Glue 2014 – extended version

Gravity Glue 2014 - extended version

This is the insanely intricate art created “in-situ” in natural environments by Michael Grab out of Boulder, Colorado. This is the most intensely complex installation art I’ve ever seen. So amazing.
Lots more information at his website, where you can also purchase prints and other merchandise. Well done, sir.
Sent in by Cassie P.

» Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

“These are 3-D printed sculptures designed to animate when spun under a strobe light. The placement of the appendages is determined by the same method nature uses in pinecones and sunflowers.”
I could never have imagined that something like this would be created by someone. Beautiful!

» Musicless Intro / MACGYVER

Musicless Intro / MACGYVER

Whoever is making these is amazing at foley and sound editing. This is great.

Bonus Video:

» Carl Sagan – Millions, Billions and Trillions. All the illions from Cosmos and in order.

Carl Sagan - Millions, Billions and Trillions. All the illions from Cosmos and in order.

“All the illion’s from Cosmos by Carl Sagan.”
It begins to sound ridiculous pretty quickly. Funny (ish)

Have a great weekend everybody. See you next week.

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Jan. 9th, 2015

Friday at last!

And finally we can watch some videos. (Okay not exclusively right now, but you know what I mean.)

Here we go!

» 2014 One Second Every Day

2014 One Second Every Day

“The most epic year.”
This actually gives such a great sequential series of moving snapshots of this couple it’s amazing. A touching little 6 minute video.

» CGI Award-Winning Animated Short Film HD:

CGI Award-Winning Animated Short Film HD:

“Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.”
Beautiful, really.
Sent in (a long time ago) By Stefan G.

» Houshi (english)

Houshi (english)

“Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then. It is the oldest still running family business in the world. This ryokan (a traditional Japanese style hotel) was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world.”
But this videos is also about the internal struggles of the remaining family members who run this ancient hotel. It’s a bit of a heartbreaking story.

» FACE HACKING / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & 3D PROJECTION MAPPING

FACE HACKING / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & 3D PROJECTION MAPPING

If you remember this video from last summer, this is a continuation of that technology. Really beautiful, haunting work here.

Bonus Video:

» Beatles Pancakes

Beatles Pancakes

Amazing!

Have a lovely Friday and an amazing weekend!

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Jan. 2nd, 2015

Hey look: Friday! (And: a new year.)

Happy 2015. Let’s watch some videos!

Also, because it’s New Years? TWO bonus videos! (I know: out of control!!1!)

» New Year’s Eve in BERLIN 1.1.2015 (long Version)

New Year's Eve in BERLIN 1.1.2015 (long Version)

“By car through the fireworks on 1st of January 2015. Starting in Berlin Friedrichshain on Karl-Marx-Allee, continuing over Warschauer and Oberbaumbrücke through Kreuzberg and Neukölln”
I had no idea this was what happened in Berlin on New Year’s Eve. Pretty great.

» Directors’ Cuts: A Stock Footage Tribute to the Visual Styles of Modern Directors

Directors' Cuts: A Stock Footage Tribute to the Visual Styles of Modern Directors

“An exploration of five modern directors’ visual styles using stock footage and music from Shutterstock.”
That is pretty cool. Shows the style of editing and its impact on the most basic of footage. I like that.

» Movies 2014

Movies 2014

“I give you my video Movies 2014, which include 300 films. Have a pleasant viewing. I hope you enjoy.”
It’s an annual event and the editing is great as usual.

» Alexander Gerst’s Earth timelapses

Alexander Gerst's Earth timelapses

“Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space.”
This is really beautiful. Making the rounds. Thanks to Tony S.

Bonus Video:

» Julie’s Organic Ice Cream in Production

Julie's Organic Ice Cream in Production

Julie’s Organic Ice Cream in production at Oregon Ice Cream Company in Eugene, OR

Bonus Video:

» Portal Trick Shots

Portal Trick Shots

Funny! Well shot and edited.

I hope your new year is great, and your weekend even greater.

See you in 7 days.

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