July 31st, 2015

Friday again! Yes please.

A moment of silence for the passing of July…

And where I’m from, it’s a long weekend! (Hopefully for you as well.)

Here we go!

The Chase

“This past spring I spent more time chasing storms on the plains than ever before. The most I had spent prior to this was seven total days and that was last year. What I came away with from that short time made me realize that if I could double that…the stuff I could capture would be amazing.”

Photographer Mike Olbinski captures some stunning footage of Summer storms.

Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road.

Chris Urmson is the director of the self-driving car project. This is a TED Talk from this past June. This is really fascinating.

Lucious: Go Home

An acoustic, back-yard performance from this Brooklyn indie band. The band is on tour as we speak and from all accounts they are definitely worth checking out.

5 Mechanical Kinetic Artworks by Brett Dickins

These are utterly fascinating. There is a lot more on his website as well.

Bonus Video!

I was looking for some action

This was sent in by Tia T. and there is zero information about who the song is by, who the dancers are, how it was shot, etc.

But I think it’s awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Friday of a possibly long weekend everybody!

See you in a week.


July 24th, 2015

Friday! Who’s with me?

Here are your Friday Videos…

Adavi Donga Songs – Idhi Oka Nandanavanam – Chiranjeevi, Radha

This one is inexplicably making the rounds, but I provide it here in the event some small portion of the Friday Videos flock have not yet been introduced to it.

It’s a series of segments from a Bollywood movie called “Adavi Donga” from 1985.

You’re welcome.

David Bowie Star Special

“In May 1979, David Bowie did a two hour radio show called Star Special in which he played some of his favourite records.”

The entire track list is in the comments. There’s a lot of interesting choices in there. Talking Heads, King Crimson, Bob Seger, Staple Singers. Pretty great.

Kramer’s Entrance

A super-cut of every entrance the character Kramer made on Seinfeld. It’s making the rounds as well, but it’s kind of funny (and frantic!)

One Shot: Brandon Semenuk’s unReal Segment

Brandon Semenuk being a pretty kickass mountain biker.

I assume much of this was shot using drone cameras. Pretty great.

Bonus Video!

Jedi Chipmunks Lightsaber Battle

Because: of course!

Have a great Friday everybody.


July 17th, 2015

Welcome back to Friday.

That was quite the week, what with the New Horizons probe visiting Pluto and all… Amazing.

Oh: and also Comic-Con, with the numerous teaser trailers. Pretty great.

So! Videos!

SCTV Cast vs Crew Softball Game

“SCTV Cast and Writers vs. SCTV Crew, Edmonton City Park, 1982”

This newly discovered super-8mm footage is pretty much a nostalgia home run.

Nicole Paris (Mentor vs. Apprentice Pt. 2)

Beatboxing: it’s a family affair.

Dad is more traditional, she’s more dubstep. Awesome.

Hattori Hanzo Katana (Kill Bill) – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED

The craftsmen at Baltimore Knife and Sword re-created this piece from scratch. This video may not be for everybody but I love the work that goes into this kind of thing.

Little Duck Feeding the Fish

[self explanatory?]


Bonus Video!

Batman v Superman v The Social Network (Trailer)

A great little mashup… ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for following along at home.

See you in seven days.


July 10th, 2015


At last. ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s summer! And it’s hot outside this weekend (where I live.)

And here are some videos!

Bartkira The Animated Trailer

“In the days of old, deep in the dredges of the ‘Do the Bartman’ VHS, there was a trailer.

In partnership with Chicken Tonight, Butterfinger, and CC Lemon, the early 90s execs of Fox and Toho made an animated short. An attempt to appeal to American consumers without having to spend a lot of money. Until a changing of the guard decided the kids needed more Poochie and it was lost…until today.”

This was making the rounds all week, but in the event you were one of the few who didn’t see it: here you go.

Sent in by numerous subscribers.

Game Of Thrones (HBO) – Hardhome (VFX Breakdown)

The sheer volume of VFX that are just “everyday” now is really mind-blowing. There are probably spoilers in this video, so you’ve been warned. Some incredible work here.

Beck: “Kick” Complete – INXS – Record Club

“The purpose of the project is to cover an entire album by another artist in one day, using an informal and fluid collective of musicians. ”

So they chose this 1987 INXS album. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s long but it’s fascinating (to me at least.)

Apple concept video about the future – Apple 1987

…speaking of 1987… ๐Ÿ™‚

This is a preview of what Apple thought 1997 would look like.

Bonus Video!

And apropos of nothing here’s…

Melanie raccoon riding bike-side angle


Have a great weekend everybody!


July 3rd, 2015

Welcome to July! And I sure hope it is hot where you are.

And Happy Independence Day Weekend to ourย American friends.

To the videos!

Svetlana Kapanina

Svetlana Kapanina is an aerobatic pilot. This video captures the entire flight from the cockpit’s perspective. If you want to jump right into the performance, you can start here instead.


My Mom’s Motorcycle: My Rode Reel

This video’s title doesn’t really give an indication of what it’s about. My alternate title choices would be “Millenials Search For Tangibility” or “Why are Hipsters?”

But I liked it.

The Unbreakable Furiosa

A pretty great (and too short, in my opinion) mashup of the new Mad Max movie and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.


Everywhere You Look [Full House in GTA V]

Youtuber “Merfish” has created a shot-for-shot recreation of the opening credits of “Full House” using GTA V. There is also a side by side comparison. Amazing, and decidedly off-putting.

Bonus Video!

Building a primitive wattle and daub hut from scratch

Also: Wattle and Daub are two words I never knew before now, and they sound like a British law firm.

See you next week!