September 30th, 2016

Hello Friday!

And buh-bye September. That was fast.

I say Friday you say Videos! Friday! [waits] Friday! [waits, points mic…]

Okay… Here goes.

Hissy Fit Sassy

“Sassy tackles the important issues at the 2016 Presidential Debate. All Donald Trump’s actual words.”

YouTuber Peter Serafinowicz overdubs Donald Trump’s voice with a slightly more… flamboyant voice, while still saying the same words Trump said in the first presidential debate. He has several other videos on his channel.

High-larious.

Coral Colors

“In this video we have tried to show movement and the enormous chromatic beauty of corals, a kind of marine animals that despite being one of the oldest animals on our planet, are mostly unknown.”

Beautiful…

JFK vs Nixon vs. Trump

A non-musical edit by the Gregory Brothers.

Well done. 🙂

Human Skateboard by PES (Newly Remastered in HD)

“A Newly Remastered version of one of PES’s best commercials, Sneaux ‘Human Skateboard’ (from 2007).”

Well done. PES has been featured here before. His (their?) work is fantastic.

Bonus Video!

Berlin Miniature Marathon (4k – Time Lapse – Tilt Shift)

“The annual Berlin Marathon in adorable miniature size. See thousands of tiny runners floating the streets of Berlin like tiny ants.”

Yes… that’s what tilt-shift does… 🙂

Well edited though.

And there we go!

Have a lovely weekend folks.

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September 23rd, 2016

Ahhhh Friday.

Are you feelin’ it? I’m feelin’ it…

Videos! Coming right up…

illusion

“New York City. A switch noise and day appears instantly.

This New-York is different: it’s a huge movie set with only facades without depth. Here, all people have a strange characteristic: a confusing and mesmerizing one…”

Some pretty great cgi going on here. Nicely done.

Rammstein-Du Hast(Bossa Nova Version)

Funny! Also well executed (musicianship!)

Ugh!

Hillary Clinton on Between Two Ferns

“As secretary, how many words per minute could you type…” – Yow!

Yes, it’s definitely making the rounds.

His entrance is great. Many are referring to this as part of her debate prep. Based on the sheer lunacy of this election, that’s probably not a bad idea.

Lookin’ At Slopes: The Calculus of Bad Driving

Funny / smart.

Bonus Video!

Kitten cuddles and licks small little chick

[self explanatory]

D’awwwww?

Yay!

Happy Friday everybody.

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September 16th, 2016

At last: Friday. Friday afternoon (where I am.) And almost autumn.

This looks like a job for videos!

Fury Road: Crash and Smash

This is pre-production footage presented without any CGI.

(So: pretty much the same way he shot all of Road Warrior back in 1981.)

Just incredible. 🙂 George Miller: he takes risks!

Tame Impala: Eventually

This video consists of footage of Kubrick’s 2001, set to this quite excellent song from Tame Impala.

So great…

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 1916 – 2016

A great CGI historical view of this airport.

Fat

“Life is good down on the farm until things start getting fat.”

Funny! Really well done. Great characterizations.

Bonus Video!

Stranger Things Theme Song – Live on Hardware Synths – Arp Odyssey, Korg Volcas, Electribe, KingKorg

A live performance by the band Wandertalk.

Such simple music but so well executed. By the way the soundtrack for Stranger Things has also recently been covered by Tangerine Dream (!) Pretty fantastic.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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September 9th, 2016

Hey welcome back to Friday, in participating stores now!

I mean: it’s here! For free. Never mind.

And look! Videos! Heeeeere we go…

How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Stop Motion Animation

[Sort of self-explanatory]

This covers a lot of ground, but culminates with the hotly-recommended “Kubo and the Two Strings”. (I still haven’t seen it yet.)

Very creative work. Mind-blowing.

Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hey: speaking of animation and the like…

We are nearing Oscar nomination season, so the VFX reels are sure to follow.

ILM remains legendary. Some great, great work here.

Young Frankenstein (Modern Trailer)

Re-cut to be more dramatic and poignant.

Also R.I.P. Gene Wilder (naturally.)

The creator of this also made a video describing the editing process, which is worth a look as well.

2016 Burning Man Hyperlapse

[self explanatory]

I am awed by the amount of effort that goes into some of the works every year at this festival. I don’t think I’ll get the chance to see it live so these videos make a good (if tiny) substitute.

Beautiful. Inspiring.

Bonus Video!

The Longest Way 1.0 – walk through China and grow a beard! – a photo every day timelapse

Hey, speaking of inspiring… 😉 This is a crazy journey, and the video maybe requires more than one viewing to catch the subtitles of where he went, etc.

This concludes today’s batch of Friday Videos!

As you were…

Have a great Friday.

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September 2nd, 2016

Welcome to your Friday Videos, the first Friday in September.

But it’s still Summer people! (in the northern hemisphere…)

Videos! Right!

KENZO WORLD – Director’s cut

This is an absolutely looneytunes dance number. I won’t spoil the ending but it’s surprising what this was made for. Some amazing choreography. Manic!

Suggested by Amanda C. Well done.

“Remember Those Great Volkswagen Ads?”

“The story of the charming, honest ad campaign DDB created for VW… universally acknowledged to be the greatest and most influential of all time.”

A great little documentary about a pretty groundbreaking series of ads. You may have seen this referenced in Mad Men, and for good reason. Fun fact: one of the leads on these campaigns, the late Julian Koenig, is the father of the “Serial” podcast’s Sarah Koenig.

Journey “Separate Ways” Music Video Remake

So first we had Bad Lip Reading, then shreds, then musicless music videos, and now we have video remakes. Awesome! (Although it’s unclear if this is a thing or not.)

This must have taken some effort – especially finding the shirts.

ハムマリオ( HAMUMARIO)Super Mario Bros.

a.k.a.: A hamster tackles a real-world replication of the first level of Super Mario Bros. (Spoiler alert: no problem!)

Delightful!

Bonus Video!

Jet Ponies

[self… explanatory…?]

Yikes! This is a thing!

So there we are. Videos! On a Friday! Together at last! 🙂

See you in seven days, everybody.

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