Feb. 27th, 2015

Friday already!

And we bid farewell to February. Bye, February! Sorry you were so cold all the time…

Oh yes: VIDEOS!



YouTuber “RedTank” created this mashup of a Rick Ross video with the audio replaced with Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard.”
It works pretty well!

» Mary Poppins Sings Death Metal

Mary Poppins Sings Death Metal

[self explanatory]

» GoFast 2014 HD OnBoard Cameras

GoFast 2014 HD OnBoard Cameras

“The GoFast 2014 rocket officially set a new world record on July 14, 2014 as the highest and fastest amateur rocket ever launched into space.”
Caution: spinning. No but really, lots of spinning.

» …meanwhile…


“Meanwhile in a world far, far away …”
“…Meanwhile… shows the world of marine animals like corals and starfish at high magnification and during long time span through the timelapse.”

Bonus Video:

» Mini Food Shrimp tempura and fried shrimp

Mini Food Shrimp tempura and fried shrimp

This is part of a series of videos depicting “kawaii” cuisine, except unlike the vast majority of other videos, this guy is actually cooking real food.
See also (if you want) Mini Food Yakitori.
A little insane, but fascinating.

Happy Friday everybody!


Feb. 20th, 2015


Vvvvvviiiideos! 🙂

Friday Videos! Here we go…

» NASA | SDO: Year 5

NASA | SDO: Year 5

“February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day.”
It goes by faster than you expect.
Some really astonishing footage of our Sun.

» Every 90’s Commercial Ever

Every 90's Commercial Ever

“Liquid Slam’s ad campaign for their ‘Big Game’ line of snacks and sugary beverages was pulled almost immediately.”
This is another Adult Swim fake commercial / infomercial. (And therefore a little NSFW)
These are really inventive (to me.)

» A 10K Timelapse Demo

A 10K Timelapse Demo

“This footage comes from some shots I did while shooting 4K and 8K timelapses in Rio De Janeiro for a major electronics manufacturer. Each shot is comprised of hundreds individual still images, each weighing in at a whopping 80 megapixels.”
It’s pretty sweet looking, no question.

» The Katering Show – THERMOMIX

The Katering Show - THERMOMIX

“McCartney and McLennan pit the latest kitchen appliance moneysuck, the Thermomix, against traditional cooking methods, in a food intolerant-friendly ‘Risotto-Off’. But what method will create the most delicious risotto? And is ‘delicious risotto’ a contradiction in terms?”
This one of the more bat-shit insane things I’ve seen on YouTube lately. Well done!

Bonus Video:

» Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film

Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film

“Several years ago (2012) while exploring my passion for black and white photography I found myself wandering into a look I call ‘Gotham’.”

Happy Friday. See you in a week!


Feb. 13th, 2015

Hey it’s Friday again!

And this time it’s the 13th of the month (oooo scarrry.)

But I think we’re ready for some videos now…

» Porsche 911 Engine Plant Assembly Line

Porsche 911 Engine Plant Assembly Line

[self explanatory]
I’m struck by just how quiet the place is. It’s kind of meditative. If you watch to the end, YouTube will recommend other high-precision automotive assembly lines including BMW motorcycle engine assembly. It sounds dull on the surface but I find it fascinating.

» Wood & Wire: The Hand-Crafted Guitars of Creston Lea

Wood & Wire: The Hand-Crafted Guitars of Creston Lea

“Burlington, Vermont luthier, Creston Lea, builds hand-made electric guitars and basses in a classic American style. This film explores Lea’s particular design aesthetic and place in the boutique electric instrument world, as well as his long-time collaboration with artist, Sarah Ryan.”

» Terminal Bar: Porters, Bouncers, and Bartenders

Terminal Bar: Porters, Bouncers, and Bartenders

“For ten years, Sheldon Nadelman took thousands of black and white photographs while bartending at the Terminal Bar, Times Square’s most notorious watering hole of the 1970s.”
Termed “the Roughest bar in New York”, there are some pretty tough stories here. A good little find.
Sent in by Trevor T.

» Dying Light Parkour POV

Dying Light Parkour POV

“Inspired by the highly-anticipated action survival game, Dying Light, this Real-Life Parkour video puts you in the POV of a runner and takes you on a frantic escape from zombies through the rooftops of Cambridge, UK.”
Possibly not for the faint of heart when it comes to heights. Otherwise very cool.

Bonus Video:

» Dr Phil with no dialogue, just reactions…

Dr Phil with no dialogue, just reactions...

“They say it best when they say nothing at all.”
Ahhhh editing… Love it.

Have a lovely weekend, everybody.

See you next Friday!


Feb. 6th, 2015


Also there are now 43 shopping days until Spring. Hurry!

To the videos!

» Evolution of the Dolly Zoom

Evolution of the Dolly Zoom

“The Dolly Zoom is a camera shot made famous in Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958). It was invented by cameraman Irmin Roberts to visually convey the feeling of agoraphobia by zooming in with the lens while simultaneously dollying backwards the entire camera…or vice versa.”
This is a cool little collection of some of these iconic shots.

» 75 million Americans don’t have internet. Here’s what it’s like.

75 million Americans don't have internet. Here's what it's like.

“If you’re reading this, you probably take the Internet for granted. It’s on your phone and in your home. But some 75 million Americans aren’t so lucky: They’re completely off the digital grid.”
In 2015 this is kind of startling.

» CYGNUS Immersive Light Installation Performance/MARKA 2014 International Brand Conference

CYGNUS Immersive Light Installation Performance/MARKA 2014 International Brand Conference

“CYGNUS is one of the rare conceptual light performances staged in Istanbul to date.”
(… Not that I’m aware of just how many “conceptual light performances” take place in Istanbul… 😉 )

» Chicago toccata & fugue

Chicago toccata & fugue

“The City of Chicago becomes a light show to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.Toccata and fugue in D-minor.”
I suppose anything becomes more dramatic with this music behind it. Chicago is beautiful though…

Bonus Video:

» We Used to be Friends – Ep. 1

We Used to be Friends - Ep. 1

“Simultaneously experience every episode from Season 1 of the sitcom ‘Friends’.”
And it’s only 22 minutes long.
Jarring, to say the least. Can you pick out any individual moments here?
Making the rounds.

Have a great weekend everybody.