May 6th, 2016

Welcome back.

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

From the 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.

Bonus Video!

The Force Awakens My 2 Year Old!

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Yiiiiikes!

Happy Friday, everybody. See you next time.

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P.S. I just naturally assume you all already saw the new Radiohead video. Right?