November 25th, 2016

Happy US Thanksgiving everybody!

Or I guess Black Friday (which is today.)

Here are your Friday Videos!

Subway performer stuns crowd with Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”- Chicago, Il- Blue Line, Washington S

Ladies and Gentlemen: Ashley Stevenson!

YouTuber Bo Rodda writes “On my way home from work tonight I saw one of the best performances I have ever seen- anywhere. This young women playing “Landslide” absolutely stunned the entire crowd which erupted into applause as the train arrives.”

100% agreed. Fantastic.

There are several more videos of Ms. Stevenson on the Chicago metro lines, often shot by transit passengers.

She should get an agent. For real.

The Awkward Teen Years of CGI (Movie Trailer Mashup)

I remember feeling like this wasn’t that good when they first came out, but especially compared to the state of current CGI, these look terrible.

Dad Tries to Copy Daughter’s Gymnastic Moves

[self explanatory]

Ow!

hx-01: preview clip 1

A six minute preview sneak-peek section from my upcoming video ‘HX-01′”

here is a nearly-completed kickstarter for this project, which is described as an “Eye warping journey through infinitely patterned space and grid time.”

That might be interesting on a really large screen. Hmmm…

Bonus Video!

I could really use a wife sometimes.

This is YouTuber Aaron McAvoy briefly singing “Cotton-Eye Joe” with the rhythmic assistance of a washing machine.

606k views! Amazing.

These have been your Friday Videos for November 25th, 2016.

Thanks for following along at home!

See you again in seven days.

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November 18th, 2016

Let’s hear it for Friday!

And I guess also for videos!

Here we go…

Insight: Brad Bird on Animation

“Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘The Incredibles’ and ‘Ratatouille’, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium.”

I love this director. This is a great little video.

Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes

Hey speaking of directors I love… 😉

This is a short film from videographer Jon Ronson. Mr. Ronson gained access to these boxes as part of a 2004 investigation for the Guardian.

Danzig-Mother(Lounge Version)

Kind of a “shred”. Some pretty intense work on the alternate arrangement of the song. 🙂 Well done, Andy Rehfelt (whose other videos are definitely worth a look as well.

#12ChimpsofChristmas – Oddbins Christmas Video 2016

OddBins is a UK-based liquor store.

This ad is an annual tradition.

You’re welcome.

Bonus Video!

Every Utterance of “Some Kind Of…” on STAR TREK: Voyager

Definitely self-explanatory…

Well there we go! Ya got yer Friday, ya got yer videos, ya got yer Friday Videos!

Enjoy.

Happy Friday.

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November 11th, 2016

Friday, huh?

All right, yes, Friday. Friday it is. FINE! [slams book closed]

[just kidding]

Happy Remembrance Day or Veterans Day or Armistice Day or whatever your region calls it. Never forget.

Here are your Friday Videos…

Novae

“Novae is a movie about an astronomical event that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic death is marked by one final titanic explosion called supernova.

“By only using an aquarium, ink and water, this film is also an attempt to represent the giant with the small without any computed generated imagery.”

There’s a bit of the Douglas Trumbull in this one. I love it.

Kendrick Lamar Meets Rick Rubin and They Have an Epic Conversation | GQ

This is a long, thoughtful discussion. Less of an interview and more like a genuine conversation. It goes in some interesting directions. Recommended.

Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through 4K (Ultra HD)

This one is making the rounds but it’s worth it. It’s so still…

Unlikely bikes: The Unibicle

This is the most dryly funny (and technical) thing I have seen in a while. Very odd. Funny!

Bonus Video!

TOO MANY ZOOZ , Funky town/i feel good

NYC Brass ensemble Lucky Chops blow the doors off the subway platform (36th and 6th, NYC) with this little medley. Phew!

There you go. Videos! Sorted…

Happy Friday. Go out there and be the best you you can be.

See you in a week.

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November 4th, 2016

Alllll right let’s just everybody caaaaalm down. 🙂

We have arrived at Friday.

Let’s begin…

GoPro: Steve Storey – Trail Boik Time 10.24.16 – Bike

This is kind of mesmerizing. POV mountain biking which has been ultra-stablized.

It’s hypnotic. I could watch a lot more than a mere 2 minutes. Well done.

Wired: The Amazing Garage Where Robots Do the Parking

I know it’s 2016 and I shouldn’t be impressed by something like this, but I am. A really ingenious series of ideas.

I don’t drive but if I did I’d want to park here.

Field of Vision – Best of Luck with the Wall

A well-researched view of the actual US / Mexico border to give a sense of how varied it is, how long it is, and how many neighborhoods it intersects with.

And how expensive an alleged “amazing wall” will cost.

Sent in by Taylor M.

Supercut of every time Donald Trump says his own name

This has been making the rounds. Also: how many Trump supercuts are we up to now?

Bonus Video!

Unsatisfying

“During the summer of 2016, We created and directed a video about unsatisfying situations: the frustrating, annoying, disappointing little things of everyday life, that are so painful to live or even to watch.”

Clever. Entertainingly animated.

And there you go! Your Friday Videos!

I hope your weekend is lovely, and your weekend relaxing.

Happy Friday!

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