It is Friday, and where I am: it is finally warm outside. (Hot, even!)
So hooray for Friday! It must be time for some…
Drone Star Wars
amazing work from some clearly very talented drone pilots. Wow. Not bad as filmmaking goes either. Well done!
Tufts Commencement 2016: Hank Azaria Voices
Hank Azaria does several voices for the Simpsons, and chose to use some of them during his commencement address at Tufts University. Just great.
City of West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage
The future! It’s (sort of) here.
Japan and Germany got this done way before, but still: cool!
Pirates of the Caribbean Shanghai Disneyland
This starts off pretty slowly but there are some quite impressive visual / model effects in this ride. The customer reactions on this Shanghai ride underscore it a little.
Get in the Boat!
A perhaps infinitely re-watchable 21 second video. This is what home video is like when your dad is a VFX designer. So great!
And there we go!
Friday at last! And where I live we are finally getting some seasonal weather. Yay!
And now: the videos.
“From the creators of the Oscar-nominated short ‘A Single Life’ comes this animated story of a woman who, after finding out she can’t have children, kidnaps a young girl’s imaginary friend”
A clever, beautifully rendered short animated film.
Your Editing Lacks Continuity
This is quite the exercise. Each shot has a continuity error. After a couple minutes they begin to stack up on each other.
Nerdy funny. I like it.
Drive 2: The Uber Years
YouTuber Joey Thompson is a
Ryan Gosling lookalike, so he made this satirical faux-trailer for Drive 2. I think it’s pretty funny.
Can You Hear Me In French?
This is a promo video for “
Pilot” earphones, a device which discretely fits into your ear and can translate between English, French, Spanish and Italian. It launches in Autumn 2016.
This is quite the invention!
Matthew McConaughey Makes Noises
A collection of every grunt or other noise Mr. McConaughey has made throughout his career.
Have a happy Friday everybody! Enjoy your weekend.
Here we go.
Watch Ya’ Mouth
YouTuber Joe Santagato and his friends each put a… mouth… opener… thing in their mouths and the others try to guess the phrase the person is saying.
The video says it’s based on a concept by James Corden but I would probably watch these guys over him any day. Hiiiii-larious!
Insane 360 video of close-range tornado near Wray, CO yesterday!
I tend not to feature 360 videos just due to incompatibility across mobile, smart tvs, etc., but this is the first one of these that I feel allows for proper examination of the subject. This is already a knockout year for tornadoes and it’s only May. Yikes.
Most Shocking Second a Day Video
Produced by Save The Children, this is a particularly poignant take on the “1 second a day” videos that can be found on YouTube, but adding in the element of the Syrian refugee crisis. It’s devastating but very well done.
Sent in by Eva N.
To donate to Save The Children (specifically to help Syrian refugee children)
Magnets and Marbles!
A clever ball-drop maze with the added tweak of having magnets and metal balls involved. Very cleverly done. I like it.
Star Wars – Episode V ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Homage (Title Sequence)
“The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead.”
Enjoy the rest of your Friday everybody! See you next week.
It’s video time!
3 Mots Pour Paris (3 Words For Paris)
“3 Words for Paris in numbers, it looks like this:
– 90 000 referenced words
– 4500 shots in all Paris
– 15 shots per film
– 2 years of work
Wow! Some quite adventurous camera and editing work here. Stunning.
55 Generations of Sake: One Family’s Sacred Art
Great Big Story YouTube channel comes this mini-documentary about am 850 year old (!) sake brewing operation. Amazing.
Orchestrations of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy by Flow Machines
This is kind of amazing. “
Flow Machines is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and coordinated by François Pachet.” In this video, an artificial intelligence instance “listens” to a variety of recordings and then based on what it “learned” from them, attempts to orchestrate Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to match that style.
This video is just under a year old so I can only imagine they’ve maybe moved on to composition instead of just arrangement. Fascinating.
Building Hollywood’s Monsters By Hand
“Meet Tom Woodruff Jr. and Alec Gillis—they’ve been making movie monsters for Hollywood movies for the last 35 years at their company, Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.”
It feels like a dying art but this kind of careful fabrication still happens today. Some great, great work here.
The Force Awakens My 2 Year Old!
Happy Friday, everybody. See you next time.
P.S. I just naturally assume you all already saw the new
Radiohead video. Right?